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# connacht - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Healy believes he needs big finish to season to make Irish squad for South Africa

The first priority is helping Connacht into a first ever Pro12 semi-final.

# connacht - Monday 25 April, 2016

Double injury blow for Connacht as Aki and Buckley are both sidelined

Two of Connacht’s top performers this season will be unavailable to coach Pat Lam this weekend.

# connacht - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Pat Lam's brilliant Connacht thrill in bonus-point win over Munster

Bundee Aki was superb as Connacht scored four tries at the Sportsground.

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We were in Galway as Connacht faced Munster in an interpro clash of high stakes.

# connacht - Friday 15 April, 2016

Henshaw moves to fullback as Lam shuffles Connacht deck for Munster visit

Peter Robb, Aly Muldowney and Eoin McKeon come into the starting XV for tomorrow night’s game.

# connacht - Thursday 14 April, 2016

'We can't play on the Munster name any more, the fear factor isn't there' - Stander

The back-rower admits that revenge will be on his team-mates’ minds when they tackle Connacht at the Sportsground on Saturday night.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Boost for Connacht's Pro12 title tilt as Jack Carty returns to full training

Winger Danie Poolman has been ruled out with a foot injury picked up against Grenoble.

# connacht - Monday 11 April, 2016

Jackman: 'All our French players were saying, 'Who's that guy, Matt Healy?''

The Grenoble head coach has been impressed by the way Pat Lam’s side operate.

# connacht - Saturday 9 April, 2016

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.

# connacht - Friday 8 April, 2016

Training ground injury forces Lam to rethink his Connacht team for Grenoble

Jake Heenan has been ruled out of the European showdown in the Stade des Alpes.

# connacht - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend

Plus, where and when you can watch mighty Connacht (and the rest) in action.

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

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

# connacht - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

'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 - Friday 1 April, 2016

Leaders Connacht make Ulster work hard to stay in playoff race

Pat Lam’s men finished with 13 men, but played the role of table-toppers superbly

As it happened: Ulster v Connacht, Guinness Pro12

The league leaders headed for Belfast this evening, where they had never managed a win in the professional era.

# connacht - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Payne named fullback as Ulster aim to scrap back in to Pro12 playoff spots

Les Kiss has been able to welcome back Rory Best and Andrew Trimble to his ranks.

# connacht - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Lam determined to build a legacy in Connacht

‘The boys know I cannot stand running straight into people. They know I expect some expression, I expect us to have options.’

# connacht - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Connacht weather the late storm to claim dramatic victory over Leinster

Pat Lam’s side go clear at the top of the Pro12 table after tonight’s result at the Sportsground.

Huge Nacewa hit on MacGinty couldn’t stop Connacht scoring the opening try

Scrum-half Kieran Marmion opened the scoring for Pat Lam’s side.

# connacht - Friday 25 March, 2016

Luke Fitzgerald returns, but Leinster leave Sexton out for trip to Connacht

Leo Cullen has been able to draft most of his big guns onto the bench.

Henshaw on the bench as Connacht hand first Pro12 start to academy centre against Leinster

The sides meet tomorrow evening in Galway.

‘There’s a huge F You attitude’: Leinster lock braced for ‘vicious’ encounter with former club Connacht

After four years west of the Shannon, Mick Kearney knows what Leinster can expect at the Sportsground.

# connacht - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Weight of history still threatens Connacht’s best ever season

It’s a tough run-in for the league leaders and their inter-pro record is poor.

# connacht - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Henshaw available to face future team-mates when Leinster visit the Sportsground

Ultan Dillane is a doubt though, and Pat Lam’s side remains heavily hampered by injuries to out-half options.

# connacht - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Roscommon maintain Connacht U21 three-in-a-row bid with 13-point win over Sligo

A seventh straight Connacht U21 final beckons for the Rossies.

# connacht - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

The Jes and Codyre steal spotlight as Marist fall short in Connacht semi-final

Galway’s Colaiste Iognaid held the Athlone school scoreless to advance to their first final since winning the Senior Cup in 2011.

Comeback trail boost as Connacht scrum-half Cooney extends contract

A Heineken Cup-winner with Leinster, Cooney went west on a loan deal last season.

# connacht - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Ulster’s brilliant late break, Connacht’s epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights Safe Hands This post contains videos

Ulster’s brilliant late break, Connacht’s epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights

Connacht can sit back and admire the view from the top of the table for at least another 10 days.

# connacht - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Tipp’s Our Lady’s reach All-Ireland semi as Summerhill crowned Connacht champs

Our Lady’s Templemore now face St Kieran’s in the Croke Cup semi-final.

# connacht - Thursday 3 March, 2016

White, Muldoon and Marmion to start as Connacht head to Murrayfield

Pat Lam’s side will be aiming to strengthen their grip on top spot in the Pro12 when they face Edinburgh.

Galway boss Dunne hails influence of ‘inspirational guy’ Pat Lam ahead of fresh start to season

The Connacht head coach has lended his voice to helped Galway United prepare for the new campaign.

# connacht - Monday 29 February, 2016

Healy continues heroics for Connacht, Munster’s mud wrestle and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

The Pro12 table is still happy reading for Connacht fans.

# connacht - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Massive blow for Connacht as back-rower ruled out for season

Eoghan Masterson suffered significant knee damage against Zebre last weekend.

# connacht - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Connacht return to top of the Pro12 after high-scoring win over Zebre

Pat Lam’s men put 51 points on the board this evening.

Galway All-Ireland winner Niland hits 0-12 as Athenry win Connacht senior hurling title

Presentation College saw off Gort Community School this afternoon.

# connacht - Monday 15 February, 2016

Leinster tight-lipped on future of Connacht’s ‘very exciting prospect’ Henshaw

Leo Cullen says there will be no comment on speculation until a deal is ‘concrete’.

# connacht - Friday 29 January, 2016

Ireland release Henshaw, Bealham and Dillane for Connacht’s vital clash with Scarlets

Liam Williams is back for the league-leading Scarlets’ trip to Galway.

# connacht - Friday 22 January, 2016

Connacht’s Russian rugby opponents have been trying out hurling in Galway Dual Stars This post contains videos

Connacht’s Russian rugby opponents have been trying out hurling in Galway

What’s the Russian for clash of the ash?

Connacht welcome Robbie Henshaw back to their starting XV

All four players named in the Ireland squad midweek are set to start.

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