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#Connacht

# connacht - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Munster's Sammy Arnold and Conor Oliver set for moves to Connacht
# Inter-pro
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# Inter-pro

Munster's Sammy Arnold and Conor Oliver set for moves to Connacht

May 12th 2020, 2:46 PM 16,988 Views 55 Comments

The 24-year-old centre and back row have struggled for game time in recent seasons.

# connacht - Saturday 9 May, 2020

When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin
# Classic
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# Classic

When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin

May 9th 2020, 8:30 AM 8,322 Views 7 Comments

Leinster were unbeaten at Donnybrook in three years when Steph Nel’s men arrived in 2002.

# connacht - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Connacht's 2016 day in the sun 'a celebration' that began long before kick-off
# Best In The West
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# Best In The West

Connacht's 2016 day in the sun 'a celebration' that began long before kick-off

Apr 25th 2020, 8:45 AM 7,549 Views 11 Comments

The western province were magnificent in Murrayfield.

# connacht - Friday 24 April, 2020

'It's easy to get toxic. You're with other lads who can also be in a negative zone'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'It's easy to get toxic. You're with other lads who can also be in a negative zone'

Updated Apr 24th 2020, 8:10 PM 24,583 Views 4 Comments

Eoghan Grace had spells with Munster, Exeter and Connacht during his playing days.

# connacht - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'Even though we're from New Zealand, we had a strong connection to Ireland'
# Inisfail
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# Inisfail

'Even though we're from New Zealand, we had a strong connection to Ireland'

Apr 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 13,229 Views 16 Comments

Auckland native Dominic Robertson-McCoy is in his fourth season with Connacht.

# connacht - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'I didn't want to go chasing it in France or England, being away from family'
# Retirement
From The42
# Retirement

'I didn't want to go chasing it in France or England, being away from family'

Apr 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 15,583 Views 7 Comments

Eoin Griffin retired from rugby last year at the age of 28, after playing for Connacht over 100 times.

# connacht - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Beibhinn Parsons
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Beibhinn Parsons

Apr 14th 2020, 11:03 AM 4,295 Views 4 Comments

The 18-year-old Ballinasloe and Connacht wing is a prolific try-scorer.

# connacht - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember Connacht's title-winning season?
# Sweet 2016
From The42
# Sweet 2016

Quiz: How well do you remember Connacht's title-winning season?

Updated Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 25,189 Views 7 Comments

The western province set the Pro12 alight before shocking Leinster in a thrilling final performance.

# connacht - Thursday 9 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

Apr 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 10,176 Views 6 Comments

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

# connacht - Sunday 5 April, 2020

'I had to fight a bit harder... I sort of grew up despising the big private schools'
# Porchy
From The42
# Porchy

'I had to fight a bit harder... I sort of grew up despising the big private schools'

Apr 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,242 Views 25 Comments

Connacht wing John Porch could have retired from rugby as an U20 player.

# connacht - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Here's how Connacht are making the best of training from home
# WFH
From The42
# WFH

Here's how Connacht are making the best of training from home

Apr 1st 2020, 7:30 PM 12,427 Views 1 Comment

The province’s head of athletic performance, David Howarth, explains the new norm.

# connacht - Monday 30 March, 2020

'From when we first arrived, the whole community in Galway was so welcoming'
# Fond Memories
From The42
# Fond Memories

'From when we first arrived, the whole community in Galway was so welcoming'

Mar 30th 2020, 8:44 PM 15,161 Views 7 Comments

Former Connacht man George Naoupu is now working as director of rugby in Gonzaga College.

# connacht - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Outstanding players and managers of the U20 provincial football championship awarded
# Recognised
From The42
# Recognised

Outstanding players and managers of the U20 provincial football championship awarded

Mar 26th 2020, 1:56 PM 5,966 Views 1 Comment

Dublin, Kerry, Galway and Tyrone were represented among the winners, which were announced today.

'The IRFU have done it in the most equitable way' - Carty on pay deferrals
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

'The IRFU have done it in the most equitable way' - Carty on pay deferrals

Mar 26th 2020, 7:51 AM 24,812 Views 25 Comments

The Connacht out-half says these are uncertain times for many rugby players.

# connacht - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'
# Tackle Your Feelings
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# Tackle Your Feelings

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'

Mar 25th 2020, 12:40 PM 24,611 Views 3 Comments

Connacht out-half Jack Carty speaks about his struggles to move past online criticism of his performances.

# connacht - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,699 Views 6 Comments

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

# connacht - Friday 13 March, 2020

Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster
# Measures
From The42
# Measures

Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 4:24 PM 11,376 Views 10 Comments

The provinces have no certainty around when they will next play.

# connacht - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Four-goal Galway beat Roscommon to claim second straight Connacht U20 title
# Best In The West
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# Best In The West

Four-goal Galway beat Roscommon to claim second straight Connacht U20 title

Mar 7th 2020, 3:37 PM 10,133 Views 4 Comments

Tomo Culhane, Jonathan McGrath, Ryan and Cian Monahan netted one apiece as the Tribe comfortably saw off Roscommon.

# connacht - Monday 2 March, 2020

Friend hails Carty's class after 14-man Connacht come through Kings test
# Steady Hand
From The42
# Steady Hand

Friend hails Carty's class after 14-man Connacht come through Kings test

Mar 2nd 2020, 11:54 AM 5,069 Views 2 Comments

The Roscommon man showed astute game management and also scored eight crucial points after the Kings had pulled level.

# connacht - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Connacht call in favour from Farrell
# A Friend Indeed
From The42
# A Friend Indeed

Connacht call in favour from Farrell

Feb 26th 2020, 6:02 PM 17,235 Views 4 Comments

Ireland coach happy to release Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan to play for their province after Italy game gets called off.

Connacht hold emergency meeting about coronavirus concerns ahead of South Africa trip
# Precautions
From The42
# Precautions

Connacht hold emergency meeting about coronavirus concerns ahead of South Africa trip

Feb 26th 2020, 6:45 AM 5,722 Views 1 Comment

The Irish province fly out today for this weekend’s clash with the Southern Kings.

# connacht - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Connacht hope Bealham's season isn't over following surgery on fractured ankle
# On The Mend
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# On The Mend

Connacht hope Bealham's season isn't over following surgery on fractured ankle

Feb 25th 2020, 2:29 PM 2,746 Views 2 Comments

The prop suffered the injury in last Friday’s defeat to Edinburgh.

# connacht - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Gaeilgeor and Connemara man de Buitléar blazes a trail for An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

Gaeilgeor and Connemara man de Buitléar blazes a trail for An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí

Feb 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 6,854 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old, who is in his third year with Connacht’s academy, features in a new TG4 documentary.

# connacht - Friday 21 February, 2020

O'Halloran double not nearly enough as Edinburgh power to win over Connacht
# Northern Exposure
From The42
# Northern Exposure

O'Halloran double not nearly enough as Edinburgh power to win over Connacht

Feb 21st 2020, 10:46 PM 7,465 Views 24 Comments

Jack Carty was one of three Connacht players sin-binned as Edinburgh forced a five-try win.

Can't beat their Irish rivals, lethal against everyone else
# Inconsistent
From The42
# Inconsistent

Can't beat their Irish rivals, lethal against everyone else

Feb 21st 2020, 6:46 AM 11,021 Views 14 Comments

The reason Connacht aren’t flying higher in the Pro14 comes down to their four-game losing streak in this season’s inter-pros.

# connacht - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Connacht make four changes but Ireland's Heffernan and Dillane unavailable
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Connacht make four changes but Ireland's Heffernan and Dillane unavailable

Feb 20th 2020, 12:09 PM 5,045 Views 11 Comments

Denis Buckley, Shane Delahunt, Joe Maksymiw and Niall Murray all come into the starting XV.

# connacht - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province
# Extensions
From The42
# Extensions

Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province

Feb 18th 2020, 2:25 PM 3,854 Views 5 Comments

The scrum-half and prolific wing have penned two-year deals.

# connacht - Monday 17 February, 2020

Friend aiming for Pro14 knockouts as Connacht end losing streak
# Back On The Horse
From The42
# Back On The Horse

Friend aiming for Pro14 knockouts as Connacht end losing streak

Feb 17th 2020, 10:32 AM 3,935 Views 6 Comments

The western province defeated Cardiff 29-0 on Saturday, their first shut-out since 2001.

# connacht - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Welcome break gives Connacht a chance to prove they're a force again
# Fresh Start
From The42
# Fresh Start

Welcome break gives Connacht a chance to prove they're a force again

Feb 15th 2020, 8:51 AM 6,621 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s side were in beleaguered shape over Christmas and now meet close rivals in Conference B.

# connacht - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Friend and Connacht on the lookout to fill void to be left by 'immense' Fainga'a
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Friend and Connacht on the lookout to fill void to be left by 'immense' Fainga'a

Feb 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 9,924 Views 66 Comments

The Australian openside proved a shrewd signing for the Westerners.

# connacht - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Late heartbreak for Connacht in thriller with Montpellier
# Exit
From The42
# Exit

Late heartbreak for Connacht in thriller with Montpellier

Jan 19th 2020, 7:46 PM 12,442 Views 17 Comments

The Westerners recovered from a 21-0 deficit but were ultimately beaten in a dead-rubber in Pool 5.

Connacht's Marmion sets out to ensure he's not Ireland's forgotten man at 9
# Depth Chart
From The42
# Depth Chart

Connacht's Marmion sets out to ensure he's not Ireland's forgotten man at 9

Jan 19th 2020, 7:15 AM 4,584 Views 4 Comments

The scrum-half returns to the Connacht team for the first time since November against Montpellier today.

# connacht - Friday 17 January, 2020

Marmion returns for Connacht as Friend seeks win in France
# Back In Business
From The42
# Back In Business

Marmion returns for Connacht as Friend seeks win in France

Jan 17th 2020, 12:22 PM 6,119 Views 7 Comments

The Irish international is back after a two-month absence

# connacht - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Marmion returns ahead of Connacht's final Champions Cup game, Fitzgerald ruled out for rest of the season
# Updates
From The42
# Updates

Marmion returns ahead of Connacht's final Champions Cup game, Fitzgerald ruled out for rest of the season

Jan 14th 2020, 5:16 PM 8,565 Views 3 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend says the scrum-half is in back in full training before their showdown with Montpellier.

Timing a curse for Carty as he keeps his mind on provincial life
# On Again Off Again
From The42
# On Again Off Again

Timing a curse for Carty as he keeps his mind on provincial life

Jan 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,617 Views 7 Comments

The out-half felt mentally refreshed after an enforced break, but would love to get a run of games in the weeks ahead.

# connacht - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Saracens keep Champions Cup defence alive, four sides now confirmed for quarter-finals
# Review
From The42
# Review

Saracens keep Champions Cup defence alive, four sides now confirmed for quarter-finals

Jan 11th 2020, 8:40 PM 16,213 Views 6 Comments

Rhys Carre’s early red card made life difficult for his side.

'It’s a plus to have intent back... we just have to make sure we’re more clinical'
# Better
From The42
# Better

'It’s a plus to have intent back... we just have to make sure we’re more clinical'

Jan 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 8,524 Views 3 Comments

After last week’s unraveling in Leinster, Andy Friend was pleased with how his side took on another European Cup favourite.

Dominant Toulouse crush Connacht's Champions Cup hope
# Overpowered
From The42
# Overpowered

Dominant Toulouse crush Connacht's Champions Cup hope

Jan 11th 2020, 5:26 PM 23,146 Views 9 Comments

Toulouse sealed their qualification and conceded just a penalty try despite finishing with 13 men.

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse, European Rugby Champions Cup
# Minute-by-Minute
From The42
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse, European Rugby Champions Cup

Jan 11th 2020, 2:50 PM 52,761 Views 9 Comments

Relive all the action as Andy Friend’s team fell to a disappointing defeat at the Sportsground.

Rejuvenated Carty key as Connacht take on Toulouse
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Rejuvenated Carty key as Connacht take on Toulouse

Jan 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 2,737 Views 0 Comments

Connacht will return to full strength as they aim for a repeat of their 2016 win over the four-time champs.