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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 19 April, 2015


# 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.

# connacht - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Lam’s Connacht left disappointed in Galway for first time this season

The western province’s head coach was frustrated by his side’s lack of discipline.

# connacht - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Henshaw and Aki continue in midfield as Connacht make one change

Miah Nikora has been selected at out-half for the clash with Edinburgh tomorrow in Galway.

Marmion learning good habits at Pat Lam’s flexible Connacht

The 22-year-old got on the end of an excellent try against Munster last time out.

# connacht - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Leinster’s Quinn Roux to remain on loan at Connacht for rest of season

The 24-year-old South African has been in impressive form since his inter-provincial switch.

# connacht - Friday 2 January, 2015

New found flair the difference for Connacht against Munster — John Muldoon

The blindside says his side have always worked hard, but now they have a spark outside.

Momentum of Marmion try turned game for Connacht — Foley

The Munster coach found no reason to argue that the better team had won at the Sportsground.

Henshaw shouted himself hoarse as Connacht repelled Munster with dogged late defence

The brilliant young centre says Connacht’s success is down to clarity and the emergence of new leaders.

# connacht - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Ian Keatley used the western wind to his full advantage to nail an outrageous touchline conversion

Now he just has to master water, fire and earth.

# connacht - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

McCartney keen to prove himself Connacht’s vital Kiwi connection

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

22-year-old Conan learning the ropes from Heaslip at Leinster

The powerful number eight credits his swift rise to formative years with Old Belvedere in the AIL.

# connacht - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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

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

# connacht - Monday 29 December, 2014

Half-term report: Connacht keen to make further progress under Lam

The western province have been the story of the season so far in Ireland.

Attention turns to Lam’s Connacht as Munster strive for consistency

Anthony Foley wants his side to match ‘one of our better performances’ on a regular basis.

# connacht - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Craig Gilroy’s double-pirouette try punished soft Connacht defence

The Ulster wing benefited from a blocking line from Stuart Olding to show off his footwork.

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