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#Connacht

# 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.

# connacht - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Stephen Rochford: 'I don't see them being a particularly dirty team to be honest'

The Mayo manager is full of praise for their opponents Galway.

New York regrets - 'We put so much effort into it and to come that close is heartbreaking'

Sunday’s Connacht championship loss will live for a while longer with the Sligo born netminder Vinny Cadden.

# connacht - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Marmion demands a return to 2016 standard from Connacht players

The scrum-half is frustrated at the inconsistencies in Connacht’s performances through the season, and says the players shoulder the burden for that.

# connacht - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Connacht must make progress across the board after Keane sacking

The westerners haven’t performed as expected on the pitch but have strides to make off it too.

# connacht - Monday 30 April, 2018

Ulster confirm appointment of Dan McFarland as next head coach

The former Connacht prop has built an impressive coaching CV and emerged as Ulster’s number one candidate for the job.

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

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

'Painful review' in store for Leinster after biggest loss in over two years

The Champions Cup favouries were hit for seven by Connacht as they suffered the worst loss since Stuart Lancaster came on board as senior coach.

# connacht - Saturday 28 April, 2018

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

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

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

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

# connacht - Friday 27 April, 2018

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

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

# connacht - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Another title-winner departs Connacht as homegrown stalwart Browne bids farewell

The lock has been injury-hit in recent seasons, but is “looking forward to the next challenge.’

# connacht - Monday 16 April, 2018

Munster flex their muscles in Bloem', Italians do the job in Dublin and all your Pro14 highlights Murray Magic This post contains videos

Munster flex their muscles in Bloem', Italians do the job in Dublin and all your Pro14 highlights

Meanwhile, Jacob Stockdale added to his extensive collection of intercepts and Connacht struggled to keep pace with Glasgow.

# connacht - Friday 13 April, 2018

Connacht battle back, but no match for title-chasing Warriors

Dave Rennie’s side look in rude health as they booked a home semi-final place.

# connacht - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Team taking shape, but individual errors to blame for Connacht struggles, says McKeon

‘I think a lot of lads have to look at themselves.’

# connacht - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

O'Halloran and O'Brien doubts as Connacht bid to halt losing run

The western province have a single win in the last six games and will end their season against Glasgow and Leinster.

# connacht - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Connacht's Champions Cup hopes hanging by a thread after 'horrendous night'

Western province fall six points behind Ospreys in play-off race having played a game more.

# connacht - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Connacht take aim at Ospreys determined to keep the season alive

The slim hopes of making next season’s Champions Cup hang on this Friday’s trip to Wales.

# connacht - Sunday 1 April, 2018

KK focuses on the positives as 'naive' Connacht take aim at another crucial clash

‘It just put a smile on my face that we kept coming back and coming back. That’s pleasing for me.’

# connacht - Saturday 31 March, 2018

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

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

As it happened: Connacht v Gloucester, Challenge Cup quarter-final

We were live from the Sportsground as Kieran Keane’s side looked to reach the last four.

# connacht - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'There's no grey there' - It's Europe or bust for Kieran Keane's Connacht

He feels his side are on the cusp of a major breakthrough.

# connacht - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'It’s good to run around that dirty pitch': Aki more than happy to ground himself after Slam success

‘At the moment it feels like I’m the new player in the squad,’ says the centre ahead of Saturday’s European quarter-final clash with Gloucester.

# connacht - Friday 23 March, 2018

Another Aussie on board for Connacht with signing of Rebels out-half Horwitz

The former Waratah looks set to play in tandem with Kyle Godwin at the Sportsground next season.

# connacht - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Sean O'Brien to 8 as McKeon returns for Connacht's clash with in-form Edinburgh

Richard Cockerill’s men come to Galway looking to extend their five-match winning run in the Pro14.

Butler backs 'smart' playmaker Godwin to thrive in Connacht midfield

‘He could always carry strongly, early on that was his strength, but now he is a very good ball player.’

# connacht - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Connacht record try-scorer Matt Healy signs contract extension

The winger’s new deal will run up to the end of the 2019/20 season.

# connacht - Monday 12 March, 2018

Connacht confirm the signing of Robin Copeland from Munster

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

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