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#Connacht

# connacht - Friday 6 December, 2019

Captain Butler back to bolster Connacht for Gloucester trip
# Champions Cup
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# Champions Cup

Captain Butler back to bolster Connacht for Gloucester trip

Dec 6th 2019, 12:27 PM 6,267 Views 13 Comments

A training ground injury for Matt Healy has forced Friend to switch John Porch to fullback.

# connacht - Saturday 30 November, 2019

'It's not like years gone by where I might automatically walk back into the 15 jersey'
# Competition
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# Competition

'It's not like years gone by where I might automatically walk back into the 15 jersey'

Nov 30th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,754 Views 2 Comments

Connacht are looking for their fifth Pro14 win of the season against the Kings this evening.

# connacht - Friday 29 November, 2019

IRFU confirm new Bundee Aki deal to keep him with Connacht until 2023
# Signed And Sealed
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# Signed And Sealed

IRFU confirm new Bundee Aki deal to keep him with Connacht until 2023

Nov 29th 2019, 1:11 PM 22,285 Views 44 Comments

The 29-year-old has penned a new deal with the union.

Aki, Adeolokun and Buckley return to Connacht XV for Kings clash
# Team News
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# Team News

Aki, Adeolokun and Buckley return to Connacht XV for Kings clash

Nov 29th 2019, 12:08 PM 6,122 Views 6 Comments

Andy Friend’s side face the South Africans in Galway tomorrow.

# connacht - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Heartbreak for Connacht, as they fall just short of repeating 2013 Toulouse shock
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Heartbreak for Connacht, as they fall just short of repeating 2013 Toulouse shock

Nov 23rd 2019, 3:07 PM 15,254 Views 18 Comments

Andy Friend’s men were full of bravery against a home side who started with 13 full internationals.

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

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 12:30 PM 61,806 Views 12 Comments

We’re live as Connacht look to back up last week’s win with a big performance in France.

# connacht - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Tom Farrell eager to size himself up against Toulouse
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Tom Farrell eager to size himself up against Toulouse

Nov 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 5,155 Views 2 Comments

The centre was left as a bystander on the bench when Connacht last travelled to face the French giants.

# connacht - Monday 18 November, 2019

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers
# Breakdown
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# Breakdown

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Nov 18th 2019, 4:33 PM 15,430 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

Connacht in talks with IRFU about short-term signings as injury list mounts
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

Connacht in talks with IRFU about short-term signings as injury list mounts

Nov 18th 2019, 5:30 AM 11,611 Views 9 Comments

The western province now have 16 players out injured.

# connacht - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'

Nov 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,427 Views 4 Comments

Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.

Kerry, Mayo and Clare clubs prevail on busy day as Ulster hurling final decided by penalties
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Kerry, Mayo and Clare clubs prevail on busy day as Ulster hurling final decided by penalties

Nov 17th 2019, 5:59 PM 13,466 Views 8 Comments

Naomh Éanna and Tooreen both won provincial silverware.

Friend's Connacht overcome injury crisis to notch impressive win over Montpellier
# Dogged
From The42
# Dogged

Friend's Connacht overcome injury crisis to notch impressive win over Montpellier

Nov 17th 2019, 2:58 PM 29,328 Views 42 Comments

Conor Fitzgerald’s penalty edged the western province to their impressive victory.

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

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

Nov 17th 2019, 12:04 PM 43,018 Views 24 Comments

Catch up on all the action as Andy Friend’s side scored a thrilling win over the Top 14 outfit.

Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup
# French Visitors
From The42
# French Visitors

Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup

Nov 17th 2019, 1:00 AM 11,175 Views 7 Comments

Andy Friend’s men welcome Top 14 outfit Montpellier to Galway this afternoon.

# connacht - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Galway, Kerry and Kilkenny clubs amongst the winners on hectic day of activity
# Club Action
From The42
# Club Action

Galway, Kerry and Kilkenny clubs amongst the winners on hectic day of activity

Nov 16th 2019, 7:24 PM 14,781 Views 0 Comments

Oughterard, Kilmaine and Blackhill won provincial football club titles today.

# connacht - Friday 15 November, 2019

Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier
# Team News
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# Team News

Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier

Nov 15th 2019, 12:17 PM 6,601 Views 9 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend is, however, missing several important players due to injury.

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier

Nov 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 3,470 Views 1 Comment

The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.

# connacht - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off
# New Campaign
From The42
# New Campaign

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off

Nov 14th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,241 Views 10 Comments

Connacht are back in with the big boys for the return of the Heineken Champions Cup.

# connacht - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Munster add 20-year-old Healy to Champions Cup squad as Leinster make five changes From The42

Munster add 20-year-old Healy to Champions Cup squad as Leinster make five changes

Nov 13th 2019, 1:26 PM 19,971 Views 66 Comments

Scott Penny, Ryan Baird, and Ciaran Frawley have been added to the Leinster squad.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Butler ready to burst into European campaign as Connacht return to the Champions Cup
# Top Tier
From The42
# Top Tier

Butler ready to burst into European campaign as Connacht return to the Champions Cup

Nov 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 4,819 Views 7 Comments

Montpellier will pose a serious obstacle for Connacht to get around on opening weekend. And the western province know they will have to think their way through.

# connacht - Saturday 9 November, 2019

'It could easily have been 70 points, but it wasn't, that's the one bit of solace we'll take'
# Destruction Derby
From The42
# Destruction Derby

'It could easily have been 70 points, but it wasn't, that's the one bit of solace we'll take'

Nov 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 35,216 Views 44 Comments

Connacht were hit for six and suffered more injuries in key positions.

# connacht - Friday 8 November, 2019

Insult to injury as Leinster crush Connacht in Galway
# Black And Blue
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# Black And Blue

Insult to injury as Leinster crush Connacht in Galway

Nov 8th 2019, 9:30 PM 40,676 Views 63 Comments

The clinical reigning champions scored six tries and had the bonus point wrapped up inside half an hour.

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro14
# Minute-by-Minute
From The42
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro14

Nov 8th 2019, 7:00 PM 40,401 Views 30 Comments

The provinces meet at the Sportsground this evening. Follow all the action here.

'You have got to back your style': Friend's Connacht looking within for motivation as Leinster head west
# Preview
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# Preview

'You have got to back your style': Friend's Connacht looking within for motivation as Leinster head west

Nov 8th 2019, 7:15 AM 5,423 Views 15 Comments

The Connacht boss isn’t getting his side all riled up for the visit of Leinster, he’s pushing for a big performance no matter who the opponent is.

Tom Farrell hoping for another springboard into European action
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Tom Farrell hoping for another springboard into European action

Nov 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 4,150 Views 2 Comments

‘I arrived in Galway on the Monday and was playing in the Champions Cup on the Saturday’.

# connacht - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Marmion 'is very aware that we would like him to stay,' says Friend
# Home Comforts
From The42
# Home Comforts

Marmion 'is very aware that we would like him to stay,' says Friend

Nov 7th 2019, 9:38 AM 6,904 Views 0 Comments

The Connacht 9 was reportedly a target of Saracens last week, but their salary cap sanction will force a re-think of all their recruitment.

# connacht - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Connacht captain Jarrad Butler commits to province with new deal
# The West's Awake
From The42
# The West's Awake

Connacht captain Jarrad Butler commits to province with new deal

Nov 6th 2019, 10:56 AM 6,395 Views 10 Comments

It’s more positive news for the western province.

# connacht - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'There were scenes we'd never seen before, it meant so much to so many people'
# Victory At Last
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# Victory At Last

'There were scenes we'd never seen before, it meant so much to so many people'

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:15 AM 10,630 Views 0 Comments

After a series of county final losses, Roscommon champions Padraig Pearses start out in Connacht today.

# connacht - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Connacht expect sparks to fly as they unleash 'electric' Farrell
# Midfield General
From The42
# Midfield General

Connacht expect sparks to fly as they unleash 'electric' Farrell

Nov 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 7,633 Views 6 Comments

The 26-year-old starts his first game of the campaign away to Ospreys this evening.

# connacht - Friday 1 November, 2019

Dillane, Farrell get first start of the season as Connacht travel to take on Ospreys
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Dillane, Farrell get first start of the season as Connacht travel to take on Ospreys

Nov 1st 2019, 12:20 PM 5,511 Views 10 Comments

Andy Friend has been forced to rotate his pack due to injury.

# connacht - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Connacht optimistic on Thornbury as they are handed Aki boost
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Connacht optimistic on Thornbury as they are handed Aki boost

Oct 30th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,795 Views 16 Comments

Their international centre will be available to face Leinster next weekend.

# connacht - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Tom Farrell's stoppage-time try sees Connacht clinch bonus point win against Cheetahs
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Tom Farrell's stoppage-time try sees Connacht clinch bonus point win against Cheetahs

Oct 26th 2019, 7:35 PM 14,188 Views 46 Comments

Andy Friend’s side coughed up a nine point lead but pushed late for a dramatic win on Saturday.

'I absolutely love playing for the club' - Galway star set for Connacht final showdown From The42

'I absolutely love playing for the club' - Galway star set for Connacht final showdown

Oct 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,059 Views 1 Comment

Olivia Divilly is a key player for Kilkerrin-Clonberne against Kilbride tomorrow.

# connacht - Friday 25 October, 2019

Kieran Marmion back in starting role as Connacht welcome unbeaten Cheetahs
# Marmite
From The42
# Marmite

Kieran Marmion back in starting role as Connacht welcome unbeaten Cheetahs

Oct 25th 2019, 12:20 PM 6,879 Views 13 Comments

The international scrum-half has forced Caolin Blade onto the bench for the first time this season.

# connacht - Monday 14 October, 2019

Friend thrilled to see Fitzgerald's 'immense skill-set come to the fore'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Friend thrilled to see Fitzgerald's 'immense skill-set come to the fore'

Oct 14th 2019, 7:58 AM 9,959 Views 10 Comments

The 22-year-old out-half is making the most of Jack Carty’s absence.

# connacht - Friday 11 October, 2019

Fitzgerald's star continues to rise as Connacht thrash Dragons and return home with bonus point
# Feeling 22
From The42
# Feeling 22

Fitzgerald's star continues to rise as Connacht thrash Dragons and return home with bonus point

Oct 11th 2019, 9:56 PM 11,695 Views 21 Comments

Gavin Thornbury, Matt Healy, Finlay Bealham, Cillian Gallagher and Kieran Marmion all ran in tries in Newport.

# connacht - Thursday 10 October, 2019

7s Olympian Porch given first start as Connacht travel to take on Dragons
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

7s Olympian Porch given first start as Connacht travel to take on Dragons

Oct 10th 2019, 12:20 PM 5,808 Views 8 Comments

The Australian is included ahead of Stephen Fitzgerald in the only change to the side who beat Benetton last time out.

# connacht - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Connacht much-improved as they power to bonus-point win over depleted Benetton
# Home Comforts
From The42
# Home Comforts

Connacht much-improved as they power to bonus-point win over depleted Benetton

Oct 5th 2019, 9:33 PM 8,376 Views 44 Comments

Caoilin Blade starred in an unhappy return to the Sportsground for former Connacht fans’ favourite Ian Keatley.

# connacht - Friday 4 October, 2019

Boyle and Robb earn starts for Connacht's home clash with Benetton
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Boyle and Robb earn starts for Connacht's home clash with Benetton

Oct 4th 2019, 12:30 PM 4,262 Views 7 Comments

Kieran Marmion and Ultan Dillane are again among the replacements for the western province.

# connacht - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Connacht's Pro14 campaign off to disappointing start with defeat to Scarlets
# Defeated
From The42
# Defeated

Connacht's Pro14 campaign off to disappointing start with defeat to Scarlets

Sep 28th 2019, 7:52 PM 7,192 Views 4 Comments

All Connacht could muster was a single try from Eoghan Masterson and five points from Conor Fitzgerald.