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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 24 May, 2015

#Connacht

# connacht - Friday 22 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Polls closed: Here’s a snapshot of the turnout across the country Referendums

Polls closed: Here’s a snapshot of the turnout across the country

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

# connacht - Saturday 16 May, 2015

‘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.

Champions Cup failings helped bring about this perfect Pro12 storm

10 teams have something worth playing for this weekend, and it’s all thanks to the men who killed the Heineken Cup.

# connacht - Friday 15 May, 2015

Here’s what Munster, Ulster and Connacht need to happen in the Pro12

There’s a whole lot riding on the last round of the Pro12 for three Irish provinces.

Marmion and Carr return as Connacht take aim at Ospreys and Champions Cup

“Come 5pm tomorrow, we will know our fate.”

# connacht - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Attitude of Laois’ young Connacht star Masterson ensures he won’t be left behind

Eoghan Masterson could have been cut adrift after battling through age grade rugby, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Here’s where you can watch the gripping final weekend of the Pro12

The league has announced their plans for the semi-final weekend too.

# connacht - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Scarlets pull clear of Connacht in race for Champions Cup qualification

Rhys Priestland kicked 11 points on his last home appearance for Scarlets.

# connacht - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Connacht back up to 6th place in Pro12 with 6 tries in win over Zebre

Scrum-half John Cooney scored two tries in the first half to set Connacht on course for their first win in over two months.

# connacht - Friday 8 May, 2015

Not often an uncle and nephew bid to land a Connacht title together

Sligo’s Mark and Cian Breheny are the unusual combo.

# connacht - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Connacht’s nightmare day and more talking points from a hectic Pro12 Saturday

Scarlets were the big winners in the chase for Champions Cup places.

Warriors wipe Connacht out with five tries in Galway

Pat Lam will be left ruing errors from his men throughout the 80 minutes.

# connacht - Friday 24 April, 2015

Jack Carty leads exciting Connacht backline with Henshaw and Aki paired again

Pat Lam has made three changes to the side that lost to Ulster.

# connacht - Monday 20 April, 2015

Connacht’s injury crisis isn’t getting any better, they’ve sent 3 players for surgery this week

Quinn Roux, Nathan White and Mick Kearney will go under the knife this week.

# connacht - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Pick your favourite Try of the Year from IRUPA’s shortlist Beautiful Game This post contains a poll

Pick your favourite Try of the Year from IRUPA’s shortlist

Two Connacht stars and an Ulster wing have been shortlisted by the players union. Who would get your vote?

# connacht - Sunday 12 April, 2015

‘We pride ourselves on defence’: Best not willing to settle for just a bonus point win

The captain is gritting teeth for Ulster’s tough run-in.

Connacht vow to bring Pro12 race ‘to the wire’ despite inter-pro setback

“One thing I say about this group of guys: we might not be as experienced in certain areas, but they work hard and they don’t give in.”

# connacht - Friday 3 April, 2015

Connacht exit Challenge Cup despite second-half fightback

James Hook created the first two scores of the game as Gloucester took a 14-point advantage into the break.

‘Silverware would be huge’ – Connacht dreaming big in Challenge Cup

Pat Lam’s side face the highly-fancied Gloucester in Kingsholm this evening.

# connacht - Thursday 2 April, 2015

More than just Leinster: 6 reasons you should be watching A LOT of rugby this weekend

It’s gonna be another great weekend of rugby, we can just feel it.

# connacht - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

You can see JJ Hanrahan in action for free when Munster ‘A’ meet Connacht tomorrow

There won’t be many more opportunities to see the Kerryman start at 10.

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.

# connacht - Friday 20 March, 2015

Connacht coach Pat Lam fined €8,000 for referee outburst

The former Samoan international appeared to call the integrity of referee Leighton Hodges into question.

# connacht - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Muliaina back as Connacht make just three changes on five-day turnaround

The Westerners are off to Cardiff for another crucial test of their top six credentials.

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Lack of office space a real headache for companies looking to set up shop

And for the office space already there, the price is going keep going up and up.

# connacht - Monday 2 March, 2015

Connacht’s half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on

There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.

# connacht - Friday 13 February, 2015

Boxing and bear crawls behind him, Jake Heenan ready to put his shoulder to the wheel

The Kiwi openside has come through two extensive runs to recovery, so knows plenty about shoulder rehab.

# connacht - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

An inter-provincial transfer from Connacht to Ulster has been announced

Willie Faloon will return to his home province next season after three years in Galway.

# connacht - Friday 6 February, 2015

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.

# connacht - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Another inter-provincial switch in the books as John Cooney signs full-time for Connacht

The province have also committed academy products Jack Carty and Caolin Blade to new two-year deals.

# connacht - Monday 26 January, 2015

Connacht have handed new contracts to three of their best back rows

Eoin McKeon, Eoghan Masterson and George Naoupu have all signed new deals.

Rugby’s Challenge Cup will provide a route into the Champions Cup after all

Hopefully it’s not a route Connacht need to travel.

# connacht - Sunday 25 January, 2015

‘Winning is not our primary focus’ – Carolan drives development with Ireland U20s

The Connacht academy manager outlines the philosophy that will shape his Ireland U20s team.

# connacht - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Ankle worry for Robbie Henshaw as Six Nations countdown speeds up

Craig Ronaldson has also been ruled out for at least two weeks, but Jake Heenan is set to make a return against Germany this Saturday.

# connacht - Sunday 18 January, 2015

No scrum, no win: Classy Connacht out-muscled by Chiefs

The western province scored four tries, but lost a second straight game on home turf.

As it happened: Connacht v Exeter, Challenge Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the western province set out to take over top spot in Pool 2.

# connacht - Friday 16 January, 2015

No shortage of intent in Connacht XV, but Ulster leave some big guns at home for Toulon trip

Jared Payne starts for the northern province with Rory Best, Tommy Bowe and Craig Gilroy left out of the squad.

Roux buying into Connacht’s culture but has great memories of Leinster

The 24-year-old lock qualifies to play for Ireland later this year.

# connacht - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Major blow for Connacht as Bundee Aki ruled out for up to 10 weeks

The 24-year-old centre will undergo surgery on his ankle next week.

# connacht - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Connacht have secured the futures of two promising young second rows

Quinn Roux and Ultan Dillane have both put pen to paper on new two-year deals.

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