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‘Horrible, derogatory, disrespectful’ - the sledging Connacht had to endure
# Rugby Legends
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# Rugby Legends

‘Horrible, derogatory, disrespectful’ - the sledging Connacht had to endure

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 32,582 Views 8 Comments

Michael Swift reflects on his 15-year career with Connacht and predicts a big season for Andy Friend’s side.

Connacht legend Muldoon to step up as forwards coach at Bristol under Lam
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Connacht legend Muldoon to step up as forwards coach at Bristol under Lam

Nov 20th 2019, 10:23 AM 10,207 Views 7 Comments

The 36-year-old Irishman joined the Premiership club as defence coach last year.

Keatley and Sexton grab tries, while Irish trio make Pro D2 team of the week
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Keatley and Sexton grab tries, while Irish trio make Pro D2 team of the week

Mar 4th 2019, 5:47 PM 15,441 Views 14 Comments

It was another busy weekend abroad for a raft of Irish-qualified players.

Connacht reject Healy's claim of disrespectful behaviour
# Much Ado About Nothing
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# Much Ado About Nothing

Connacht reject Healy's claim of disrespectful behaviour

Sep 26th 2018, 8:00 AM 38,532 Views 61 Comments

The sides meet in Saturday’s Pro14 inter-pro at the Sportsground.

'You have to put your feet in their shoes': John Muldoon's first steps in coaching
# Mul
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# Mul

'You have to put your feet in their shoes': John Muldoon's first steps in coaching

Sep 15th 2018, 9:00 AM 4,099 Views 1 Comment

After 17 years at the Sportsground, the Connacht legend is now defence coach under Pat Lam at Bristol.

Lam's Irish-influenced Bristol Bears have big ambitions for the Premiership
# Connacht Crew
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# Connacht Crew

Lam's Irish-influenced Bristol Bears have big ambitions for the Premiership

Aug 31st 2018, 7:30 AM 9,298 Views 4 Comments

Former Ireland U19 international Piers O’Conor has been impressed by the likes of Ian Madigan.

Muldoon ready 'to break that cord with Connacht' as Bristol host Westerners
# New Chapter
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# New Chapter

Muldoon ready 'to break that cord with Connacht' as Bristol host Westerners

Aug 24th 2018, 6:34 AM 5,796 Views 4 Comments

“I’m very proud of the fact that I spent so much time with Connacht as a player, but the reality is that they have to move on and it’s the same with me.”

'The lads in Munster were worse, they were calling me John MulCopey!'
# RoboCopey
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# RoboCopey

'The lads in Munster were worse, they were calling me John MulCopey!'

Jul 14th 2018, 7:15 AM 24,285 Views 25 Comments

Robin Copeland opted for a move to Connacht this summer.

Keane hoping Muldoon's day in the sun can inspire bright days ahead
# Bittersweet
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# Bittersweet

Keane hoping Muldoon's day in the sun can inspire bright days ahead

Apr 30th 2018, 7:07 AM 4,656 Views 0 Comments

After a week of looking back on the John Muldoon era, Connacht have to look ahead at how they will improve next season.

Reluctant hero Muldoon bows out a loyal legend of the west
# Ultimate Connacht Man
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# Ultimate Connacht Man

Reluctant hero Muldoon bows out a loyal legend of the west

Apr 29th 2018, 9:50 AM 7,225 Views 5 Comments

The superb back row leaves a legacy of ambition and humility as departs the Sportsground.

'I was in dreamland when we won the Pro12, but this...': Muldoon bows out on a high
# Gr8
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# Gr8

'I was in dreamland when we won the Pro12, but this...': Muldoon bows out on a high

Apr 28th 2018, 7:25 PM 13,554 Views 14 Comments

The departing captain will ‘watch from afar’ and hopes to see Connacht unleash performances like this more often .

Seven-try Connacht rout Leinster on fitting farewell bash for John Muldoon
# Best In The West
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# Best In The West

Seven-try Connacht rout Leinster on fitting farewell bash for John Muldoon

Apr 28th 2018, 5:15 PM 46,422 Views 130 Comments

The retiring captain even kicked a conversion in a record Connacht win over their rivals to the east.

Muldoon bows out as a Connacht great after leading them to new heights
# Mul
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# Mul

Muldoon bows out as a Connacht great after leading them to new heights

Apr 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,634 Views 15 Comments

The Portumna man moves on to Bristol next season but leaves behind a fine legacy.

'Loyalty, leadership, heart and passion': Connacht produce fitting Muldoon tribute video
# Legend
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# Legend

'Loyalty, leadership, heart and passion': Connacht produce fitting Muldoon tribute video

Apr 27th 2018, 1:30 PM 13,325 Views 22 Comments

The people of Connacht say thanks to their captain.

Byrne at 10 and Carbery at 15 as Leinster look to spoil Muldoon's party
# Team News
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# Team News

Byrne at 10 and Carbery at 15 as Leinster look to spoil Muldoon's party

Apr 27th 2018, 12:14 PM 13,095 Views 110 Comments

The Connacht captain will make his final appearance for the province before retirement tomorrow.

Keane confident Connacht can produce a fitting performance for Muldoon's send off
# Thanks Mul
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# Thanks Mul

Keane confident Connacht can produce a fitting performance for Muldoon's send off

Apr 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 4,117 Views 5 Comments

The western province round off a disappointing season against Leinster on Saturday.

'I’m proudest of being a one-club man, staying here when there were a lot of dark clouds'
# John Muldoon
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# John Muldoon

'I’m proudest of being a one-club man, staying here when there were a lot of dark clouds'

Apr 25th 2018, 1:01 AM 7,718 Views 7 Comments

The Connacht captain will play his last game for his province this weekend before taking up a coaching role in Bristol.

John Muldoon to link up with Pat Lam again as Bristol's defence coach
# Old Friends
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# Old Friends

John Muldoon to link up with Pat Lam again as Bristol's defence coach

Apr 12th 2018, 4:40 PM 9,664 Views 10 Comments

The Connacht legend is moving straight into professional coaching after he retires from playing.

Connacht out-gunned by Gloucester in crazy Challenge Cup quarter-final
# Never Say Die
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# Never Say Die

Connacht out-gunned by Gloucester in crazy Challenge Cup quarter-final

Mar 31st 2018, 3:35 PM 14,704 Views 25 Comments

The western province refused to lie down as they shared eight tries with the Premiership side.

Connacht confirm the signing of Robin Copeland from Munster
# Addition
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# Addition

Connacht confirm the signing of Robin Copeland from Munster

Mar 12th 2018, 2:16 PM 11,522 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man has signed a two-year deal with the western province.

'These are moments you can never get back': Muldoon determined to make final matches count
# Half A World Away
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# Half A World Away

'These are moments you can never get back': Muldoon determined to make final matches count

Mar 3rd 2018, 12:05 AM 7,357 Views 3 Comments

While the rest of the Pro14 schedule has been snowed under, Connacht will face a formidable task at altitude in Bloemfontein.

Dillane starts for Connacht against Cheetahs in Bloemfontein
# Team News
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# Team News

Dillane starts for Connacht against Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

Mar 2nd 2018, 12:43 PM 6,942 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland second row has travelled to South Africa for this weekend’s Pro14 game.

Best in the West: John Muldoon will retire at the end of the season
# Champion
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# Champion

Best in the West: John Muldoon will retire at the end of the season

Jan 24th 2018, 12:24 PM 7,592 Views 24 Comments

The pride of Portumna will ride off into the sunset in May.

Error-strewn but absorbing as Connacht go down to bonus-points defeat in Cardiff
# A Case Of The Blues
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# A Case Of The Blues

Error-strewn but absorbing as Connacht go down to bonus-points defeat in Cardiff

Nov 24th 2017, 10:23 PM 10,087 Views 20 Comments

The Westerners were beaten by six points but racked up four tries in the process.

'Zebo has put Irish career on back-burner' - Connacht skipper Muldoon
# Pastures New
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# Pastures New

'Zebo has put Irish career on back-burner' - Connacht skipper Muldoon

Oct 25th 2017, 7:05 AM 10,391 Views 22 Comments

John Muldoon says he was often tempted to leave his native province.

Matt Healy among the Connacht big guns to return for Ulster battle
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

Matt Healy among the Connacht big guns to return for Ulster battle

Oct 5th 2017, 12:40 PM 5,988 Views 10 Comments

Kieran Marmion is set to make his 100th Championship appearance for the province while captain John Muldoon is also named to start.

'We found a niche in the market for a year but that won't win you a competition now'
# The West Will Rise
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# The West Will Rise

'We found a niche in the market for a year but that won't win you a competition now'

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:55 PM 10,880 Views 7 Comments

Connacht must remain patient under new management, but results need to come to build confidence says John Muldoon.

'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words
# Bad Start
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# Bad Start

'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words

Sep 23rd 2017, 6:31 PM 8,982 Views 1 Comment

But deep in thought.

Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway
# Feel The Blues
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# Feel The Blues

Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway

Sep 23rd 2017, 5:25 PM 5,811 Views 11 Comments

Darragh Leader’s try and brilliant conversion in the second half looked set to give Connacht a hard-fought win until Willis Halaholo popped up.

JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway
# Party Poopers
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# Party Poopers

JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway

Apr 15th 2017, 9:40 PM 30,135 Views 66 Comments

The eastern province scored five tries to ruin John Muldoon’s 300th cap party.

It's a landmark day for John Muldoon and Connacht have produced a spine-tingling tribute
# 300 Not Out
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# 300 Not Out

It's a landmark day for John Muldoon and Connacht have produced a spine-tingling tribute

Apr 15th 2017, 12:09 PM 6,463 Views 8 Comments

Muldoon plays his 300th game for Connacht today.

'I didn’t think I'd make it': John Muldoon proud to take 300th Connacht cap
# 300
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# 300

'I didn’t think I'd make it': John Muldoon proud to take 300th Connacht cap

Apr 12th 2017, 8:00 AM 13,009 Views 16 Comments

“From two or three years ago I thought it was attainable to reach 300 caps. But at the end of last season I didn’t really care about it after I had that trophy.”

Connacht edge towards Champions Cup places with bonus-point win
# Mudbath
From The42
# Mudbath

Connacht edge towards Champions Cup places with bonus-point win

Mar 3rd 2017, 9:38 PM 13,768 Views 16 Comments

It’s a fourth win in a row for Pat Lam’s side.

'Thomond Park, Connacht v Munster... That would have been some day'
# Regrets
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# Regrets

'Thomond Park, Connacht v Munster... That would have been some day'

Jan 24th 2017, 6:00 AM 10,603 Views 5 Comments

Connacht captain John Muldoon will watch Toulouse’s trip with some regrets.

After 291 games, Muldoon is 'honoured' to play on for Connacht under new regime
# Legend
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# Legend

After 291 games, Muldoon is 'honoured' to play on for Connacht under new regime

Jan 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,224 Views 9 Comments

The long-serving flanker yesterday signed a new contract with the province and he said it was a no-brainer.

Cooney makes move to out-half as Connacht change five for Zebre
# Stop Gap
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# Stop Gap

Cooney makes move to out-half as Connacht change five for Zebre

Jan 13th 2017, 12:28 PM 8,214 Views 13 Comments

Pat Lam’s side are in action in the Sportsground tomorrow.

Robbie Keane and Olympic heroes honoured as People of the Year
# Uncommon People
# Uncommon People

Robbie Keane and Olympic heroes honoured as People of the Year

Dec 3rd 2016, 11:00 PM 14,096 Views 25 Comments

The list also includes some extraordinary acts of heroism.

Muldoon hopeful that 'maturing' Connacht squad can start winning with a bit to spare
# Breathing Space
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# Breathing Space

Muldoon hopeful that 'maturing' Connacht squad can start winning with a bit to spare

Oct 19th 2016, 6:30 AM 4,339 Views 4 Comments

The Westerners don’t need any further warning about how dangerous Zebre can be on home turf.

John Muldoon praises '9,000 crazy western people' for helping Connacht over the line
# Wild Wild West
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# Wild Wild West

John Muldoon praises '9,000 crazy western people' for helping Connacht over the line

Oct 15th 2016, 9:31 PM 11,746 Views 6 Comments

The skipper says the crowd make players give an extra 5% on nights like this.

Connacht identity rooted in the struggle, yet Toulouse nothing to fear for champions
# ON MERIT
From The42
# ON MERIT

Connacht identity rooted in the struggle, yet Toulouse nothing to fear for champions

Oct 9th 2016, 9:30 AM 5,461 Views 2 Comments

“I’m proud of the fact I’ve been here through some very tough times,” says John Muldoon in poetic mood.

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