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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# John Muldoon

All time
# Talking Points
Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster
That and more points to ponder after Pat Lam defeated Ulster for the first time.
# rare and wonderful
Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller
Ulster went to Galway with five wins from five this season, but came well and truly unstuck.
# Back in action
Ex-Leinster player Kelleher to make Connacht debut in Pro12 opener
Connacht will take on the Glasgow Warriors tomorrow at 5.15pm at the Sportsgrounds.
# Freak
'Tom will certainly be in with a big shout to play for Ireland'
Connacht hooker Tom McCartney would be eligible for the national team in 2017.
# Friendly fire
'It's not ideal preparation' - Connacht left without pre-season run
Pat Lam’s squad trained against Ulster Bank League outfit Clontarf last weekend.
# only the start
'If we do the same things we did last year, we won't be in the top six'
Pat Lam’s Connacht know they will have to bring new attacking ideas into the mix.
# Leader
John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht
The 33-year-old will lead the western province into the Champions Cup this season.
# Thank GAA
John Muldoon dreamt of 'being Joe Cooney' when he won an All-Ireland minor medal with Galway
Things could have turned out differently for the Connacht captain.
# Champions
'Time stopped for a second': Connacht somehow stayed cool and calm on most momentous day
“It would have been real easy to get carried away with the occasion, but we talked all week about keeping our heads.”
# Thinking Big
Pat Lam's Connacht plan for Pro12 victory to be only the beginning
The western province’s head coach feels they will handle personnel losses.
# Stalwart
Connacht legend Muldoon finally gets reward for his incredible efforts
The 33-year-old Connacht captain lifted a trophy for the first time in his professional career.
# Friday
We'll Leave It There So: Mourinho confirmed, silver medal for Ireland and all today's sport
Meanwhile, two changes for Leinster ahead of Saturday’s Pro12 final against Connacht and some good news for Padraig Harrington.
# Mul
'The other Irish provinces have been so successful, of course I’ve been jealous'
John Muldoon and Pat Lam were in confident form at Murrayfield.
# monday
We'll Leave It There So: United sack van Gaal, Connacht mind games and all today's sport
Also, Marc Wilson has been ruled out of this summer’s European Championship due to injury.
# Mind Games
'They're 4-time champions, 3-time Heineken Cup winners. We must be 50/1?'
John Muldoon is stirring the pot nicely ahead of next weekend’s Pro12 final against Leinster.
# Leading by example
'It's fantastic but we've won nothing yet and that's the big thing' - Muldoon
Connacht’s captain says they will have their work cut out in the Pro12 final against Leinster.
AS IT HAPPENED
Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final
We stepped on our seatbelts and went minute-by-minute for the battle between province and adopted province in the Challenge Cup knock-out stages.
# western hunger
'It'd be remiss of the whole organisation if we stood back and went ‘Oh, we’re happy''
Connacht captain John Muldoon won’t be taking his foot off the pedal.
# Euro Vision
'The fans who have been in this for the long haul are pinching themselves, wondering if it's real'
Connacht set for Grenoble mission with a home European semi-final very much on their minds.
Connacht's record-breaking captain Muldoon signs new contract
The 33-year-old has penned a new deal with Pat Lam’s province.
# feeling the blues
Connacht's winning run ends at eight as Cardiff limit Westerners in second half
John Muldoon’s 200th cap ended with just a losing bonus point for the league leaders.
# on your 6
Connacht more ruthless, 'harder on each other' in pursuit of fine margins
After missing out in one heart-breaking circumstance after another, the western province believe their extra experience can get them over the line and in to the Champions Cup in 2016.
# ultimate connacht man
'As long as the hunger is there, I'll keep playing on' -- John Muldoon
The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.
# Last Chance Saloon
Connacht 'have nothing to fear' in Champions Cup visit to Gloucester
Captain John Muldoon explained the difficulty of first-halves at the Sportsground.
# positives
'We have to celebrate what we've achieved' - Connacht's Pat Lam
The western province will play Gloucester in the Champions Cup qualification play-offs next weekend.
# title hopes
'Silverware would be huge' - Connacht dreaming big in Challenge Cup
Pat Lam’s side face the highly-fancied Gloucester in Kingsholm this evening.
# classic
SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht's other European knock-outs
We take a trip down memory lane to recall the westerners’ past efforts in the Challenge Cup.
# Desire
Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit
A win over Scarlets on Sunday would be another big step towards Champions Cup qualification for the Connacht captain.
# big block
Connacht captain Muldoon primed for 'season defining' clash with Scarlets
The Welsh side are hot on the tails of Connacht in sixth place, but a win could propel the Westerners closer to a playoff spot.
# RISE UP
Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth
The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.
# No Excuses
'It certainly feels like a loss in the changing room' - Connacht's Muldoon
The back row explained his side’s decision to go for a fourth try rather than extend their 24-10 lead in the second half.
# understanding
Analysis: Connacht's defence drives strong start to Pro12 season
We take a look at the mindset and understanding that helped the western province to beat Leinster.
# RISE UP
'You've got to get top six at the start' - Muldoon's Connacht on track
The western province’s captain was part of a superb defensive effort on Friday night at the Sportsground.
# Leader
Matured Muldoon better equipped to thrive in Connacht captaincy
The 31-year-old back row explains how his approach to the role is different second time around.
# best in the west
'Ultimate Connacht Man' John Muldoon named captain for new season
It was the job of at least three men last season, but John Muldoon will do it all by himself this time around.
# we're planking it
Connacht rugby stars join Guinness World Record planking attempt
We’re Planking It is taking place at Galwegians RFC this evening and will raise funds for five worthy causes.
# Winning Streak
Connacht used the rolling maul to really, really good effect against Dragons
Anything Ireland can do, Pat Lam’s lads can do better.
# easy
Connacht make light work of Treviso in bonus point win
The home side made it three wins in a row in the Pro12.
# The West's awake
Muldoon hails effort of Connacht’s young front row after Dragons drama
“Conditions weren’t great, the rugby wasn’t great, but the win was. And that’s all that matters.”
# dotted line
Muldoon signs new two-year deal with Connacht
The Galway flanker will remain with the province until 2016.