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# 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 20,152 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 9,245 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 7,086 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 7,964 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 12,632 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 43,890 Views 103 Comments

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

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14 From The42
Live Aug 30th 2020, 2:03 PM

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

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

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

Aug 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,571 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 26,777 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
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# All Clear

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

Aug 28th 2020, 6:28 PM 5,832 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
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# 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 13,777 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
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# Attack

Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende

Aug 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,694 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 6,907 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 9,987 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 5,552 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
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# Update

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion

Aug 25th 2020, 12:53 PM 4,747 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
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# Off The Pace

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

Aug 24th 2020, 11:22 AM 17,202 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 9,127 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
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# Toll

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

Aug 24th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,953 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
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# Off The Pace

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:52 PM 9,942 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
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# West Is Best

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

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:34 PM 32,827 Views 46 Comments

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

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14 From The42
Live Aug 23rd 2020, 3:33 PM

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

# connacht - Saturday 22 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:45 AM 8,524 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
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# CONFIRMED

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

Aug 21st 2020, 12:22 PM 11,532 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
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# TV

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

Aug 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 28,926 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 26,179 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
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# 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 27,840 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
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# Options

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

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 17,178 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 32,353 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 9,259 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
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# North By Northwest

Wing Wootton moves from Munster to Connacht for the year ahead

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 23,213 Views 56 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
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# New Club

Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht

Jul 1st 2020, 2:48 PM 4,816 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 4,495 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
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# Pecking Order

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

Jun 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,386 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 14,459 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 7,628 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 7,600 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 39,532 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 9,850 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 10,515 Views 63 Comments

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