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#Connacht

# connacht - Today’s News

Connacht increase capacity by 2,000 for eagerly-awaited Leinster clash

Temporary terracing is being installed at the Bohermore and College Road ends of the Sportsground.

'They're not my systems': Friend hails Carty and assistants as Connacht click

Connacht’s head coach heaped praise on Nigel Carolan’s attack along with the ‘immense skill-set’ of Jack Carty.

# connacht - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'He puts the fear of god in the opposition,' says Friend after relentless Aki display

The Australian was also delighted with the way his team held their nerve when Scarlets came back within six points in the letter stages.

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets

Tries from Tom Farrell, Cian Kelleher and Niyi Adeolokun gave Connacht their second win of the season.

# connacht - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Aki returns to Connacht bench as Marmion gets first start of the season

Andy Friend has also brought Conán O’Donnell, Ultan Dillane and Niyi Adeolokun into his starting XV.

Marmion keen to progress as Cooney and McGrath push for Ireland spots 9

Marmion keen to progress as Cooney and McGrath push for Ireland spots

The 26-year-old Connacht scrum-half made his first appearance of the season against Zebre last weekend.

# connacht - Monday 10 September, 2018

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

The 28-year-old was superb as Connacht’s pack took Zebre apart in the scrum on Saturday.

Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows

The back row will be difficult to pick if Connacht have everyone fit and firing.

# connacht - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'The sky's the limit for that one' - Wexford man Paul Boyle shines for Connacht

The 21-year-old was man of the match as Connacht earned a bonus-point win against Zebre.

Connacht get rolling as Boyle brace helps Friend's men to bonus-point win

The western province scored five tries against Zebre to notch their first Pro14 win under Andy Friend.

# connacht - Friday 7 September, 2018

Sean O'Brien and Quinn Roux return for Connacht's clash with Zebre

Four changes for Andy Friend’s side for the visit of Zebre.

# connacht - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Connacht signing Sevu Reece scores hat-trick in win for Gibbes' Waikato

The 21-year-old Fijian helped Waikato to a win over Wellington.

# connacht - Friday 31 August, 2018

'I don't think I've hit the potential I have in me at this level yet'

Connacht’s Cian Kelleher is fully fit and eager to show his ability as the new season kicks off.

# connacht - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Winning becomes a habit': Friend feels growing confidence as Connacht go into new Pro14 season

Glasgow Warriors will be a tough opening fixture in Galway fro the new coach.

# connacht - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Clincial Connacht claim clean sweep of Clubs inter-pro championship

It was an emphatic win for Connacht against Ulster.

Leinster's academy to Bedford to Galway: Farrell finds his feet in Connacht

The 24-year-old was superb in midfield for the western province last season.

# connacht - Friday 24 August, 2018

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

“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.”

# connacht - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Copeland set for Connacht bow as Madigan starts for Lam's Bristol

Andy Friend has recalled Tiernan O’Halloran at fullback for Connacht’s final friendly game.

# connacht - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Connacht move into control of Clubs inter-pros with commanding win over Munster

Meanwhile, Leinster had a big win against Ulster at the U18s festival in UL.

# connacht - Monday 20 August, 2018

Aki expected back in Connacht training after visit to New Zealand

The Ireland international midfielder was given some time off last week.

# connacht - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Godwin shows he's a 'quality footballer' as Wexford man Boyle impresses

The 21-year-old back row was one of the best players in a big win over Wasps.

# connacht - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Connacht hammer Wasps in encouraging pre-season rout in Athlone

Andy Friend’s men ran in seven tries in an impressive performance at Dubarry Park.

# connacht - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Masterson set for surgery while new signings get starting roles for Connacht's clash with Wasps in Athlone

The back row suffered a hand injury in last week’s friendly win over Brive.

# connacht - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain

The former Brumbies man earned respect with a big first season for the province.

# connacht - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Number one, rugby is about expressing yourself. You've got to play'

Connacht’s new head coach, Andy Friend, wants his team to play without any fear.

# connacht - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'

Connacht hooker Shane Delahunt is still balancing farming and professional rugby.

# connacht - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Leinster get Pro14 defence underway in Wales as inter-pro dates rejigged

There will be two rounds of inter-provincial clashes leading into the first European weekend of the season.

# connacht - Saturday 14 July, 2018

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

Robin Copeland opted for a move to Connacht this summer.

# connacht - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Optimism abounds as Connacht reboot for the new Friend era

The western province have high hopes they can bounce back after a poor 2017/18 season.

# connacht - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

'It would have been nice to have him there the last day, I'm sure he would have been proud of it.'

Damien Comer’s late father John was a major influence in shaping his football career.

# connacht - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

A little luck could go a long way for Irish provinces as Champions Cup draw sets stall for the season ahead

To avoid another clash with Racing 92, Munster will hope the seedings fall their way ahead of this afternoon’s draw.

# connacht - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'Whenever I put on that shirt I try and do the country proud, do my family proud'

The Ireland centre will have plenty of his extended family supporting him in Australia.

# connacht - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Fixture details confirmed for the 2018 Connacht and Munster senior football finals

Cork and Roscommon will both have home advantage for the ties this month.

# connacht - Monday 28 May, 2018

Connacht sign 21-year-old Fijian who played against the Lions last year

Sevu Reece played for the Provincial Barbarians in their defeat to the Lions last summer.

# connacht - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Early Friend arrival a boost to help Connacht ease summer of transition

Connacht’s new head coach will have ample time to mull over captaincy and structures when he lands in Galway next month.

Connacht appoint ex-Quins coach Andy Friend on three-year contract

The 49-year-old former Australia Sevens coach will arrive in the western province next month to oversee pre-season training.

# connacht - Friday 18 May, 2018

Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job

The Australian and South African have both built up strong CVs.

# connacht - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Tighthead Heffernan moves from Leinster to grow Irish presence in Nottingham

The Clifden native advanced through the Leinster schools system and was a big presence for Ireland U20s in 2014 and 2015.

# connacht - Sunday 13 May, 2018

5 talking points after Galway and Mayo's early summer Connacht showdown

Galway had three points to spare at Elverys MacHale Park.

# connacht - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'Listen, it's a great lifestyle' - Armagh football star Clarke plans to stay in New York

The Crossmaglen native was devastated after Sunday’s Connacht championship loss to Leitrim.

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