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#West's awake

# wests-awake - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway
# Team News
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# Team News

Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:08 PM 5,074 Views 5 Comments

The westerners have been unfortunate with postponements so far this season.

# wests-awake - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp
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# RISE UP

Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp

Oct 20th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,373 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are hoping to back up last weekend’s Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux.

# wests-awake - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'He's got a bright future... He's from an area that's not known for its rugby'
# Gaeilgeoir
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# Gaeilgeoir

'He's got a bright future... He's from an area that's not known for its rugby'

Oct 13th 2018, 6:16 PM 28,877 Views 6 Comments

Connemara man Colm de Buitléar was one of three players to make their Connacht debuts against Bordeaux.

# wests-awake - Friday 22 September, 2017

New Connacht 10 eager for a taste of a packed Sportsground
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# Into The West

New Connacht 10 eager for a taste of a packed Sportsground

Sep 22nd 2017, 7:30 AM 6,082 Views 0 Comments

Australian Andrew Deegan has found his feet already on Irish soil, as Connacht clash with Cardiff Blues tomorrow

# wests-awake - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Huge boost for Connacht ahead of Wasps clash as they ease past Treviso
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# Pro12

Huge boost for Connacht ahead of Wasps clash as they ease past Treviso

Dec 3rd 2016, 5:06 PM 10,301 Views 9 Comments

The Westerners were too strong for the Italian side, as they won 47-8.

# wests-awake - Friday 2 December, 2016

Galway and Connacht champions hoping to put 'the cherry on top' of an incredible year
# Ladies Club All Ireland
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# Ladies Club All Ireland

Galway and Connacht champions hoping to put 'the cherry on top' of an incredible year

Dec 2nd 2016, 7:00 AM 3,690 Views 0 Comments

Niamh Duggan’s Annaghdown are in bonus territory, but determined to take home the intermediate All-Ireland title on Sunday.

# wests-awake - Saturday 12 November, 2016

'Heat blankets, survival kits, hot-water bottles and layers upon layers of clothes'
# The Team That Refused To Die
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# The Team That Refused To Die

'Heat blankets, survival kits, hot-water bottles and layers upon layers of clothes'

Nov 12th 2016, 9:30 AM 7,810 Views 4 Comments

Take a trip back to Siberia with Connacht in this excerpt of John Fallon’s new book ‘Connacht – The Team That Refused To Die’.

# wests-awake - Thursday 27 October, 2016

How 'the team that refused to die' became the Connacht we love to watch today
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# West's Awake

How 'the team that refused to die' became the Connacht we love to watch today

Oct 27th 2016, 8:03 PM 9,376 Views 51 Comments

Galway-based journalist John Fallon has written the book on the western province.

# wests-awake - Friday 30 September, 2016

Home comfort at last for Connacht with defeat of Edinburgh
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# West's Awake

Home comfort at last for Connacht with defeat of Edinburgh

Sep 30th 2016, 9:41 PM 10,654 Views 21 Comments

It was a lot better from Pat Lam’s side tonight.

# wests-awake - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam
# Bottom Of The Log
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# Bottom Of The Log

'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam

Sep 14th 2016, 6:30 AM 5,047 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht head coach insisted his squad have full belief in their culture and systems.

# wests-awake - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Connacht's rise continues under Lam as elusive silverware comes into view
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Connacht's rise continues under Lam as elusive silverware comes into view

Apr 6th 2016, 7:00 AM 5,673 Views 11 Comments

The western province’s head coach believes long-term foundations are being put in place.

# wests-awake - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Connacht's in-form Matt Healy called into Ireland training squad
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Connacht's in-form Matt Healy called into Ireland training squad

Mar 17th 2016, 11:45 AM 7,684 Views 9 Comments

Second row Quinn Roux was also at Carton House this week.

# wests-awake - Monday 14 March, 2016

'It's credit to how Connacht have played' - Ireland benefit from the Lam effect
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# West's Awake

'It's credit to how Connacht have played' - Ireland benefit from the Lam effect

Mar 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 7,309 Views 28 Comments

Five Connacht men were on the pitch for Ireland at the same time on Saturday.

# wests-awake - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'Being part of Connacht is amazing at the moment' - Kerins looking up
# Pride Of Sligo
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# Pride Of Sligo

'Being part of Connacht is amazing at the moment' - Kerins looking up

Mar 9th 2016, 7:00 AM 7,893 Views 1 Comment

Ireland U20s scrum-half Stephen Kerins is part of the latest crop of promising Sligo players.

# wests-awake - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished
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Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished

Nov 21st 2015, 7:06 PM 12,216 Views 14 Comments

Rory Parata, Ben Marshall and Kieran Marmion all scored tries but there was no bonus point.

# wests-awake - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

5 key considerations for a divided Mayo
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5 key considerations for a divided Mayo

Sep 30th 2015, 9:35 PM 12,073 Views 15 Comments

As Connelly and Holmes decide whether to stay or go, Mayo face an uncertain future.

# wests-awake - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Jake Keegan hits a hat-trick as Galway see off Longford
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Jake Keegan hits a hat-trick as Galway see off Longford

Sep 5th 2015, 9:54 PM 2,881 Views 2 Comments

The westerners got back to winning ways today.

# wests-awake - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

McCartney keen to prove himself Connacht's vital Kiwi connection
# Freak
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# Freak

McCartney keen to prove himself Connacht's vital Kiwi connection

Dec 31st 2014, 2:30 PM 3,458 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old hooker is already learning from the coaching of Pat Lam and Dan McFarland.

# wests-awake - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie
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# West's Awake

Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie

Dec 30th 2014, 11:17 AM 3,585 Views 8 Comments

On-loan lock Quinn Roux and dynamic back row Eoin McKeon are also back in the selection mix.

# wests-awake - Monday 22 December, 2014

Football silverware and track gold - Leitrim's 2014 sporting highlights
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Football silverware and track gold - Leitrim's 2014 sporting highlights

Dec 22nd 2014, 7:00 PM 3,638 Views 1 Comment

Leitrim U21 footballer Feilim McHugh is a firm favourite thanks to his driving test antics.

# wests-awake - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth
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# RISE UP

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

Dec 18th 2014, 6:00 AM 3,590 Views 7 Comments

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

# wests-awake - Friday 31 October, 2014

Galway rout Students to secure top-flight status next term
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Galway rout Students to secure top-flight status next term

Oct 31st 2014, 10:14 PM 7,342 Views 10 Comments

There’s a nice looking geographical spread to the Premier Division now.

# wests-awake - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group
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# West's Awake

Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 4,140 Views 4 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Kieran Marmion, Rodney Ah You, Nathan White and Darragh Leader have made the November squad.

# wests-awake - Friday 3 October, 2014

As it happened: Connacht v Cardiff Blues, Guinness Pro12 From The42
Live Oct 3rd 2014, 6:55 PM

As it happened: Connacht v Cardiff Blues, Guinness Pro12

# wests-awake - Friday 19 September, 2014

'The whole place is different' - Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum
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'The whole place is different' - Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum

Sep 19th 2014, 10:41 PM 9,200 Views 20 Comments

The 22-year-old scored a superb second-half try to help his side to the top of the Pro12.

# wests-awake - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season
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5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 5,042 Views 6 Comments

Promising backs, forward’s consistency, Champions Cup qualification and high-profile signings are all addressed.

# wests-awake - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Challenge Cup
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# West's Awake

Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Challenge Cup

Jun 10th 2014, 12:22 PM 8,989 Views 12 Comments

Connacht have been drawn alongside Exeter, Bayonne and La Rochelle in the second-tier competition.

# wests-awake - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Big coup for Connacht as Bundee Aki signs on for three years
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# Bundee Boy

Big coup for Connacht as Bundee Aki signs on for three years

Apr 12th 2014, 1:16 PM 10,352 Views 38 Comments

The 24-year-old has made a name with Waikato Chiefs.

# wests-awake - Monday 6 January, 2014

In pics: Connacht get down and dirty for European tests
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# Grassroots

In pics: Connacht get down and dirty for European tests

Jan 6th 2014, 8:50 PM 5,634 Views 3 Comments

Pat Lam is getting his squad angry before Zebre come to visit.

# wests-awake - Friday 13 December, 2013

Lam expecting 'angrier, hungrier' Toulouse to return to Sportsground
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Lam expecting 'angrier, hungrier' Toulouse to return to Sportsground

Dec 13th 2013, 8:16 AM 1,519 Views 2 Comments

Plus, captain Gavin Duffy looks back on the 2011 visit of the Top 14 giants.

# wests-awake - Monday 9 December, 2013

Connacht coach Pat Lam 'so proud' after thrilling Toulouse win
# Giantkillers
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# Giantkillers

Connacht coach Pat Lam 'so proud' after thrilling Toulouse win

Dec 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 10,198 Views 13 Comments

The New Zealander says he never lost faith after a string of Pro12 defeats.

# wests-awake - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Snapshot: You don't see the Liam MacCarthy on Shop Street every day
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Snapshot: You don't see the Liam MacCarthy on Shop Street every day

Jul 16th 2013, 9:06 PM 5,015 Views 8 Comments

The Sam Maguire was last seen in a snug in Neachtain’s.

# wests-awake - Friday 1 March, 2013

'We used to do weights training in a little shed' - O'Halloran on Connacht's rise
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'We used to do weights training in a little shed' - O'Halloran on Connacht's rise

Mar 1st 2013, 10:08 AM 1,737 Views 0 Comments

The Galwegian winger has seen a lot of positive changes in his seven years at the Sportsground.

# wests-awake - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Pro12: Connacht victory crucial for make-or-break month says Poolman
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# Tv Blackout

Pro12: Connacht victory crucial for make-or-break month says Poolman

Dec 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 682 Views 0 Comments

The westerners entertain Edinburgh in Glasgow this evening ahead of Heineken Cup matches against Biarritz.

# wests-awake - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

O'Connell still a major doubt as Kidney calls up Connacht lock McCarthy
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O'Connell still a major doubt as Kidney calls up Connacht lock McCarthy

May 30th 2012, 12:49 PM 352 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland squad to tour New Zealand has been finalised and now includes Chris Henry, Paul Marshall, Mike McCarthy and Ronan Loughney.

# wests-awake - Saturday 19 November, 2011

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse From The42
Live Nov 19th 2011, 5:58 PM

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse