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#Connacht

# connacht - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Sean O'Brien makes return to Connacht as Dillane gets set for 100th cap
# Centurion
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# Centurion

Sean O'Brien makes return to Connacht as Dillane gets set for 100th cap

Nov 21st 2020, 12:38 PM 10,528 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend has made six changes from the team that lost to Scarlets at The Sportsground last weekend.

# connacht - Friday 20 November, 2020

'He’s probably my bodyguard! Have you seen the size of that lad?'
# Physicality
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# Physicality

'He’s probably my bodyguard! Have you seen the size of that lad?'

Nov 20th 2020, 10:11 AM 40,142 Views 14 Comments

Connacht lock Quinn Roux is aiming to help Ireland win the set-piece battle against England.

# connacht - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Connacht eye the positives from tight schedule and stretched squad
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Connacht eye the positives from tight schedule and stretched squad

Nov 19th 2020, 7:20 AM 5,731 Views 1 Comment

Forwards coach Jimmy Duffy bemoaned missed chances, but hailed the chances created in the home loss to Scarlets.

# connacht - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Mayo capture first Connacht crown since 2015 after holding off late Galway rally
# Green And Red
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# Green And Red

Mayo capture first Connacht crown since 2015 after holding off late Galway rally

Nov 15th 2020, 3:37 PM 14,122 Views 17 Comments

James Horan’s men march on after lifting the Nestor Cup.

# connacht - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Connacht miss chance to put Scarlets away on miserable night in Galway
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Connacht miss chance to put Scarlets away on miserable night in Galway

Nov 14th 2020, 9:51 PM 8,574 Views 6 Comments

The Welsh side prevailed in dreadful conditions at the Sportsground to eke out a narrow win.

# connacht - Friday 13 November, 2020

Leinster start Champions Cup with trip to France as Munster welcome Quins
# Diary
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# Diary

Leinster start Champions Cup with trip to France as Munster welcome Quins

Nov 13th 2020, 3:26 PM 8,060 Views 1 Comment

Connacht will visit Racing 92 in their first game, while Ulster welcome Toulouse to Belfast.

# connacht - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Connacht enjoying fresh perspective with new performance skills coach
# Mind Game
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# Mind Game

Connacht enjoying fresh perspective with new performance skills coach

Nov 11th 2020, 7:15 AM 10,750 Views 3 Comments

‘Athletes can either talk themselves into something or talk themselves out of something.

# connacht - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Ex-Connacht men Adeolokun and McCabe secure new contracts with Bristol
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Ex-Connacht men Adeolokun and McCabe secure new contracts with Bristol

Nov 10th 2020, 11:17 AM 9,555 Views 4 Comments

The Irish pair have signed new one-year deals ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

# connacht - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Mayo progress to Connacht final with convincing Roscommon win
# Dominant
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# Dominant

Mayo progress to Connacht final with convincing Roscommon win

Nov 8th 2020, 3:40 PM 13,453 Views 3 Comments

Cillian O’Connor kicked nine points as James Horan’s side set up a Connacht final meeting with Galway.C

# connacht - Saturday 7 November, 2020

'If you’re playing well enough for Connacht, you’re going to get picked for Ireland'
# Ambition
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# Ambition

'If you’re playing well enough for Connacht, you’re going to get picked for Ireland'

Nov 7th 2020, 8:45 AM 11,147 Views 30 Comments

23-year-old back row Paul Boyle has been in strong form for the westerners in recent seasons.

# connacht - Friday 6 November, 2020

Connacht game off after seven positive Covid tests in Dragons set-up
# Off
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# Off

Connacht game off after seven positive Covid tests in Dragons set-up

Nov 6th 2020, 12:07 PM 4,504 Views 1 Comment

The match was scheduled for Rodney Parade tomorrow evening.

# connacht - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Connacht excited about potential of 'big and physical man' Abraham Papali'i
# Papa
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# Papa

Connacht excited about potential of 'big and physical man' Abraham Papali'i

Nov 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,321 Views 3 Comments

The Kiwi number eight only moved into professional rugby union last year.

# connacht - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Connacht set for boost with Ireland internationals returning to set-up
# Reinforcements
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# Reinforcements

Connacht set for boost with Ireland internationals returning to set-up

Nov 3rd 2020, 2:31 PM 9,738 Views 2 Comments

The westerners’ Ireland contingent are back training with them this week.

# connacht - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Connacht's clash with Benetton postponed due to Covid cases in Italian club
# Reschedule
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# Reschedule

Connacht's clash with Benetton postponed due to Covid cases in Italian club

Oct 29th 2020, 3:43 PM 5,285 Views 3 Comments

The Guinness Pro14 game was due to take place in Galway on Sunday.

# connacht - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed

Oct 28th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,686 Views 28 Comments

Leinster will face Northampton Saints and Montpellier, while Connacht take on Pat Lam’s Bristol and Racing 92.

# connacht - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

O'Halloran to see specialist after picking up groin injury
# Pro14
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# Pro14

O'Halloran to see specialist after picking up groin injury

Oct 27th 2020, 12:47 PM 6,884 Views 3 Comments

Connacht out-half Conor Fitzgerald is also dealing with a groin issue after the win over Edinburgh.

# connacht - Monday 26 October, 2020

Friend hails Connacht's control after big win in Edinburgh
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Friend hails Connacht's control after big win in Edinburgh

Oct 26th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,995 Views 9 Comments

‘I love the fact that the players, when they got into the red zone backed themselves and executed.’

# connacht - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Andy Friend is stuck between a lock and a hard place
# Guinness Pro14
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# Guinness Pro14

Andy Friend is stuck between a lock and a hard place

Oct 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,257 Views 3 Comments

Connacht are missing five second-row forwards for this evening’s clash against Edinburgh.

# connacht - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Masterson moves to second row as Connacht's lock stocks run very low
# Stop Gap
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# Stop Gap

Masterson moves to second row as Connacht's lock stocks run very low

Oct 24th 2020, 12:28 PM 8,064 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend has reshuffled his team for tomorrow’s visit to Edinburgh in the Pro14.

# connacht - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating
# Testing
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# Testing

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating

Oct 20th 2020, 7:55 PM 5,517 Views 1 Comment

The player has been isolating since Wednesday after being a close contact of a confirmed case.

# connacht - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success

Oct 17th 2020, 3:09 PM 13,288 Views 4 Comments

The likes of Conor McPhillips and John Muldoon have been influential behind the scenes.

# connacht - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Mayo's All-Ireland and Connacht winning manager steps down after five years in charge
# Mike Solan
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# Mike Solan

Mayo's All-Ireland and Connacht winning manager steps down after five years in charge

Oct 11th 2020, 9:31 PM 16,814 Views 0 Comments

Mike Solan guided Mayo to All-Ireland U21 glory in 2016 against Cork.

# connacht - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Cardiff prove too strong for Connacht as Friend's side lose in Wales
# Connacht
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# Connacht

Cardiff prove too strong for Connacht as Friend's side lose in Wales

Oct 10th 2020, 9:45 PM 11,218 Views 6 Comments

Cardiff Blues recorded a 29-7 win over Connacht tonight.

Connacht aim for road-trip win to rekindle memories of 2015/16 season
# Road Trip
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# Road Trip

Connacht aim for road-trip win to rekindle memories of 2015/16 season

Oct 10th 2020, 8:56 AM 5,187 Views 1 Comment

Connacht are aiming for a second successive win in this season’s Pro14.

# connacht - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 PM 6,643 Views 1 Comment

The Leinster and Connacht wide men worked hard across the pitch to feature in tries last weekend.

# connacht - Monday 5 October, 2020

Wootton, Sullivan and Porch make up a 'pretty neat package' for Connacht
# Combination
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# Combination

Wootton, Sullivan and Porch make up a 'pretty neat package' for Connacht

Oct 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,596 Views 10 Comments

Andy Friend has been pleased with how his new back three has gelled so far.

# connacht - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off'
# Talisman
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# Talisman

'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:15 PM 10,988 Views 5 Comments

Connacht boss Andy Friend was pleased with how his side sorted out their discipline against Glasgow.

Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway
# Main Man
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# Main Man

Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:07 PM 43,676 Views 29 Comments

The Ireland centre scored two tries as Connacht delivered some stunning rugby in the second half.

Ireland auditions for Munster and Connacht men as Farrell finalises autumn squad
# Out To Impress
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# Out To Impress

Ireland auditions for Munster and Connacht men as Farrell finalises autumn squad

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:45 AM 10,312 Views 7 Comments

Munster are away to the Scarlets as Connacht host Glasgow in the Pro14.

‘Horrible, derogatory, disrespectful’ - the sledging Connacht had to endure
# Rugby Legends
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# Rugby Legends

‘Horrible, derogatory, disrespectful’ - the sledging Connacht had to endure

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 32,461 Views 8 Comments

Michael Swift reflects on his 15-year career with Connacht and predicts a big season for Andy Friend’s side.

# connacht - Friday 2 October, 2020

Aki in place as Connacht welcome Glasgow to Galway
# Opening Night
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# Opening Night

Aki in place as Connacht welcome Glasgow to Galway

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:25 PM 9,445 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend is able to field his strongest available side as his team bid to bounce back from their ‘A’ defeat to Munster.

# connacht - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Flexibility in all aspects key for Connacht as new season looms
# Adaptable
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# Adaptable

Flexibility in all aspects key for Connacht as new season looms

Oct 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 4,771 Views 1 Comment

The Clan Terrace was repurposed as the team’s meeting room over the summer.

# connacht - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Friend 'surprised, disappointed' by warm-up woes as Connacht ramp up to face Glasgow
# Start Over
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# Start Over

Friend 'surprised, disappointed' by warm-up woes as Connacht ramp up to face Glasgow

Sep 30th 2020, 6:28 AM 9,729 Views 3 Comments

“I know we’ve got the talent,” Friend said as he looked back on a heavy A inter-pro loss to Munster, “to me it’s a mental thing.”

# connacht - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'I've had such an amazing career' - Former Connacht man Eoin McKeon retires
# Thanks
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# Thanks

'I've had such an amazing career' - Former Connacht man Eoin McKeon retires

Sep 29th 2020, 1:35 PM 6,857 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old helped his native province to their Pro12 title in 2016.

# connacht - Sunday 27 September, 2020

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'
# Family Man
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# Family Man

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'

Sep 27th 2020, 9:00 AM 19,737 Views 8 Comments

These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.

# connacht - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Connacht pair get three-game bans for red cards against Munster
# Suspended
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# Suspended

Connacht pair get three-game bans for red cards against Munster

Sep 16th 2020, 2:56 PM 9,217 Views 8 Comments

Abraham Papali’i and Shane Delahunt have been suspended for their foul play.

# connacht - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Connacht president Heneghan becomes first woman in the role in Irish rugby
# Glass Ceiling
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# Glass Ceiling

Connacht president Heneghan becomes first woman in the role in Irish rugby

Sep 15th 2020, 9:39 AM 7,066 Views 3 Comments

The Mayo native also acts as a judicial officer for World Rugby.

# connacht - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read

Sep 1st 2020, 10:19 AM 7,912 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old Sligo man first moved to New Zealand last year.

# connacht - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years'
# Five Days
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# Five Days

Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years'

Aug 30th 2020, 6:04 PM 12,627 Views 25 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side will be back at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night to take on Leinster.

Munster seal Pro14 semi-final against Leinster by overcoming 13-man Connacht
# Outnumbered
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# Outnumbered

Munster seal Pro14 semi-final against Leinster by overcoming 13-man Connacht

Aug 30th 2020, 5:00 PM 43,879 Views 103 Comments

The western province were shown two red cards and a yellow at the Aviva Stadium.