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#Connacht

# connacht - Thursday 9 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 10,411 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
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# Porchy

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

Apr 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,511 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
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# WFH

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

Apr 1st 2020, 7:30 PM 12,497 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 15,561 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
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# Recognised

Outstanding players and managers of the U20 provincial football championship awarded

Mar 26th 2020, 1:56 PM 6,033 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 24,951 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
From The42
# 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 24,617 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
From The42
# RISE UP

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

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,743 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 11,379 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
From The42
# Best In The West

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

Mar 7th 2020, 3:37 PM 10,282 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 5,070 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
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# A Friend Indeed

Connacht call in favour from Farrell

Feb 26th 2020, 6:02 PM 17,254 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 5,724 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
From The42
# On The Mend

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

Feb 25th 2020, 2:29 PM 2,756 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 7,337 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 7,476 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 11,025 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
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# Team News

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

Feb 20th 2020, 12:09 PM 5,048 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 3,870 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
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# Back On The Horse

Friend aiming for Pro14 knockouts as Connacht end losing streak

Feb 17th 2020, 10:32 AM 3,938 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 6,628 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 9,930 Views 68 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 12,445 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
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# Depth Chart

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

Jan 19th 2020, 7:15 AM 4,607 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 6,121 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
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# 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 8,570 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 6,621 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 16,222 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 8,536 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 23,166 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 From The42
Live Jan 11th 2020, 2:50 PM

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

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 2,739 Views 0 Comments

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

# connacht - Friday 10 January, 2020

Irish internationals return to boost Connacht for crunch clash with Toulouse
# Into The West
From The42
# Into The West

Irish internationals return to boost Connacht for crunch clash with Toulouse

Jan 10th 2020, 12:29 PM 6,951 Views 4 Comments

Jack Carty and Bundee Aki are both back for Andy Friend’s side.

'Now that we're here we don’t want to let this massive opportunity slip'
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

'Now that we're here we don’t want to let this massive opportunity slip'

Jan 10th 2020, 6:45 AM 6,095 Views 5 Comments

Connacht worked hard to be in the top tier of the competition for days just like this.

# connacht - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Connacht facing big blow with key man Fainga'a set for move to France
# Departing
From The42
# Departing

Connacht facing big blow with key man Fainga'a set for move to France

Jan 7th 2020, 9:34 PM 18,024 Views 41 Comments

The Aussie openside has been superb for Andy Friend’s side since his move from the Rebels.

Connacht boosted by return of nine players for Toulouse clash
# Return Of The Cavalry
From The42
# Return Of The Cavalry

Connacht boosted by return of nine players for Toulouse clash

Jan 7th 2020, 1:41 PM 9,356 Views 9 Comments

Bundee Aki and Jack Carty are among a raft of players in line to play this weekend as Andy Friend’s side bid to keep their slim European hopes alive.

# connacht - Monday 6 January, 2020

Connacht fight on with bare bones and determined to give Toulouse a rattle
# Numbers Game
From The42
# Numbers Game

Connacht fight on with bare bones and determined to give Toulouse a rattle

Jan 6th 2020, 10:48 AM 6,047 Views 16 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend is keen to bolster his squad with some of the talent floating under the radar in Leinster.

# connacht - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'We don't need four young fellas doing it, we need 23 blokes doing it'
# Destruction Derby
From The42
# Destruction Derby

'We don't need four young fellas doing it, we need 23 blokes doing it'

Jan 5th 2020, 1:01 AM 19,548 Views 25 Comments

The effort from unheralded prospects was one of very few positives Andy Friend could take from last night’s loss to Leinster.

# connacht - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Inter-pro woe for Connacht as Deegan drives Leinster to victory From The42

Inter-pro woe for Connacht as Deegan drives Leinster to victory

Jan 4th 2020, 7:26 PM 45,285 Views 80 Comments

Connacht were forced to dig deep just to avoid a shut-out and it took 71 minutes for them to post their opening score against a rampant Leinster.

Connacht go to RDS believing they can break Leinster streak
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Connacht go to RDS believing they can break Leinster streak

Jan 4th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,344 Views 24 Comments

‘Generally when results go against us it’s…us shooting ourselves in the foot.’