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#Connacht

# connacht - Sunday 30 August, 2020

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

Aug 30th 2020, 2:03 PM 54,766 Views 76 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as the southern province set out to seal their place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

Munster task against Connacht is clear as they look to secure semi-final spot
# On The Line
From The42
# On The Line

Munster task against Connacht is clear as they look to secure semi-final spot

Aug 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,563 Views 0 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men need at least two match points from this afternoon’s clash.

# connacht - Saturday 29 August, 2020

'Putting my stamp on playing my game - that's been the biggest difference' From The42

'Putting my stamp on playing my game - that's been the biggest difference'

Aug 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 26,744 Views 13 Comments

At the age of 28, JJ Hanrahan is comfortable in knowing what his game is all about.

# connacht - Friday 28 August, 2020

Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash
# All Clear
From The42
# All Clear

Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash

Aug 28th 2020, 6:28 PM 5,830 Views 1 Comment

The provinces face off at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash

Aug 28th 2020, 12:30 PM 13,773 Views 35 Comments

A win will guarantee Munster’s place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende
# Attack
From The42
# Attack

Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende

Aug 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,683 Views 20 Comments

The province’s senior coach, Stephen Larkham, was encouraged by some of the attack against Leinster.

# connacht - Thursday 27 August, 2020

No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear
# Game On
From The42
# Game On

No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear

Aug 27th 2020, 5:01 PM 6,900 Views 9 Comments

With the Ulster and Leinster squads all testing negative, Saturday’s game will continue as planned.

# connacht - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season
# Skills
From The42
# Skills

Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season

Aug 26th 2020, 7:44 PM 9,957 Views 6 Comments

The western province delivered an impressive performance as Irish rugby restarted.

# connacht - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start
# Energy
From The42
# Energy

Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start

Aug 25th 2020, 6:28 PM 5,549 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s coaching ticket formalised some processes in their training week, but left players to their own devices come matchday.

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion
# Update
From The42
# Update

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion

Aug 25th 2020, 12:53 PM 4,732 Views 2 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend will continue with his plans to rotate through his squad for Sunday’s clash with Munster.

# connacht - Monday 24 August, 2020

'I hate blowing smoke up their arse, but Leinster still produced an intensity'
# Off The Pace
From The42
# Off The Pace

'I hate blowing smoke up their arse, but Leinster still produced an intensity'

Aug 24th 2020, 11:22 AM 17,197 Views 8 Comments

Ulster boss Dan McFarland wants to see a response from his squad against Leinster this weekend.

Connacht energiser Bundee Aki delivers something 'really special'
# Centurion
From The42
# Centurion

Connacht energiser Bundee Aki delivers something 'really special'

Aug 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,120 Views 2 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend was also pleased with his Ireland international halfback pairing.

'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later'
# Toll
From The42
# Toll

'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later'

Aug 24th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,922 Views 33 Comments

Despite the injuries, Munster took some positives from their 27-25 defeat to Leinster on Saturday night.

# connacht - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'
# Off The Pace
From The42
# Off The Pace

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:52 PM 9,941 Views 4 Comments

Ulster’s first game back ‘won and lost on the sofa last night,’ says head coach Dan McFarland.

Friend's impressive Connacht notch deserved bonus-point win over Ulster
# West Is Best
From The42
# West Is Best

Friend's impressive Connacht notch deserved bonus-point win over Ulster

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:34 PM 32,821 Views 46 Comments

Bundee Aki scored a powerful try on his 100th appearance for the province.

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

Aug 23rd 2020, 3:33 PM 31,723 Views 28 Comments

It’s time for provinces west and north to re-enter rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# connacht - Saturday 22 August, 2020

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?
# Penalty Count
From The42
# Penalty Count

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:45 AM 8,491 Views 6 Comments

Referees have been asked to police the existing laws more strictly.

# connacht - Friday 21 August, 2020

Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts

Aug 21st 2020, 12:22 PM 11,530 Views 29 Comments

Peter Sullivan and Alex Wootton start on the wings for the western province.

# connacht - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return
# TV
From The42
# TV

Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return

Aug 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 28,900 Views 14 Comments

The broadcaster has been busily planning for Leinster’s clash with Munster on 22 August.

# connacht - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 8:03 PM 26,146 Views 26 Comments

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

# connacht - Sunday 2 August, 2020

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'
# Green Shirts
From The42
# Green Shirts

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 27,805 Views 8 Comments

Connacht hooker Dave Heffernan is determined to add to his one Ireland cap.

# connacht - Monday 27 July, 2020

The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad
# Options
From The42
# Options

The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 17,063 Views 14 Comments

The western province have several new faces in their squad ahead of next month’s restart.

# connacht - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Man jailed for four years over sexual assault and rape of his younger sister
# Connacht
# Connacht

Man jailed for four years over sexual assault and rape of his younger sister

Jul 14th 2020, 6:05 AM 31,914 Views 0 Comments

Two more brothers have had their sentencing deferred to next January.

# connacht - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Connacht confirm signings of Aussie 7s international and Kiwi number eight
# Additions
From The42
# Additions

Connacht confirm signings of Aussie 7s international and Kiwi number eight

Jul 8th 2020, 11:45 AM 9,186 Views 17 Comments

Andy Friend has added Ben O’Donnell and Kiwi number eight Abraham Papali’i to his squad.

# connacht - Friday 3 July, 2020

Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead
# North By Northwest
From The42
# North By Northwest

Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 23,179 Views 57 Comments

The 25-year-old joins Conor Oliver and Sam Arnold in swapping Munster for Connacht.

# connacht - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht
# New Club
From The42
# New Club

Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht

Jul 1st 2020, 2:48 PM 4,797 Views 5 Comments

The 6ft 8ins second row spent two seasons with the western province.

# connacht - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return
# Rugby Returns
From The42
# Rugby Returns

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return

Jun 27th 2020, 1:35 PM 4,485 Views 4 Comments

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

Munster and Ulster out to close gap on Leinster as Connacht look for more depth
# Pecking Order
From The42
# Pecking Order

Munster and Ulster out to close gap on Leinster as Connacht look for more depth

Jun 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,372 Views 20 Comments

The Irish provinces are starting to gear up for rugby’s return in August.

# connacht - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Pro14 set to resume in August
# New Plans
From The42
# New Plans

Pro14 set to resume in August

Jun 18th 2020, 3:00 PM 14,450 Views 49 Comments

The format has changed too, with two rounds of local derbies prefacing the semi-finals.

# connacht - Monday 15 June, 2020

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure
# Home
From The42
# Home

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure

Jun 15th 2020, 2:44 PM 7,571 Views 11 Comments

The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the western province.

# connacht - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake
# Prospects
From The42
# Prospects

Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake

Jun 11th 2020, 4:08 PM 7,425 Views 3 Comments

The western province have brought eight new players on board.

# connacht - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'It was unexpected, I didn't think I was going to be let go but that's just sport'
# Finishing Up
From The42
# Finishing Up

'It was unexpected, I didn't think I was going to be let go but that's just sport'

Jun 10th 2020, 9:32 PM 39,470 Views 23 Comments

28-year-old Eoin McKeon’s time with Connacht is over after 137 appearances for his native province.

# connacht - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad
# RISE UP
From The42
# RISE UP

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:38 PM 9,796 Views 15 Comments

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

# connacht - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Another few links to 2016 glory slip away from Connacht
# Sunsets In The West
From The42
# Sunsets In The West

Another few links to 2016 glory slip away from Connacht

May 30th 2020, 9:03 PM 10,507 Views 63 Comments

Niyi Adeolokun, Eoin McKeon and Tom McCartney were huge figures in the province’s greatest day.

# connacht - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Connacht GAA expect €3 million Air Dome to be completed in September
# Good News
From The42
# Good News

Connacht GAA expect €3 million Air Dome to be completed in September

May 27th 2020, 10:47 AM 21,739 Views 17 Comments

‘It will be a huge addition to the country, not alone to Connacht,’ said provincial secretary John Prenty.

# connacht - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'
# Jouez
From The42
# Jouez

'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'

May 19th 2020, 9:34 PM 41,714 Views 12 Comments

Robin Copeland has signed for French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente.

# connacht - Monday 18 May, 2020

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal

May 18th 2020, 7:16 PM 13,860 Views 12 Comments

The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.

Connacht confirm Irish international among four new signings as Leinster prop switches to Munster
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

Connacht confirm Irish international among four new signings as Leinster prop switches to Munster

May 18th 2020, 1:08 PM 18,004 Views 38 Comments

Sammy Arnold and Conor Oliver were reported to be joining Connacht last week.

# connacht - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht
# Moving West
From The42
# Moving West

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht

May 14th 2020, 9:56 AM 15,251 Views 109 Comments

The 21-year-old made five senior appearances for the eastern province this season.

# connacht - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster
# Prop
From The42
# Prop

Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster

May 13th 2020, 9:27 PM 37,991 Views 190 Comments

The 22-year-old prop played for Leo Cullen’s side three times this season.