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# connacht - Today’s News

'We'd love to get one over them': Connacht can't wait to welcome old foes Gloucester to Galway

The western province had to tackle Gloucester in Kingsholm twice at the end of the 2014/15 season. Can they change their fortunes at the Sportsground?

# connacht - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Aki fit for Connacht as training ground injuries rule out Bealham and Robb

Openside Jarrad Butler will also miss the Challenge Cup clash with Oyonnax after fracturing his hand in Worcester.

# connacht - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Irishman Leader's path leads him into USA's Major League Rugby

The former Connacht back has signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Legion.

# connacht - Friday 12 January, 2018

'It’s like a car racing game. No one ever picks the view when you're in the car'

Ian Keatley talks about how Munster’s mindset has helped their attacking kicking game.

# connacht - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Back from injury, brilliant Butler doesn't want to miss a beat for Connacht

‘The way they work rotation you never know when you are going to be in the 15 or the 23 so you just take the opportunities as you get them.’

# connacht - Monday 8 January, 2018

Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack

We’ve broken down some of the province’s best efforts from scrum and lineout in recent weeks.

All the Pro14 highlights as Leinster and Munster scorch into the high 30s Provincial This post contains videos

All the Pro14 highlights as Leinster and Munster scorch into the high 30s

Elsewhere, there was a terrific performance from Dan Biggar to give Ospreys another much needed win.

'We got a bang on the nose': Connacht's second 40 frustrates Keane

Munster’s bonus point win left a sour taste for Connacht after their excellent performances in the seasonal derby series.

# connacht - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Van Graan pleased by Munster's ability to adapt and keep a lid on penalty count

“Any team knows in rugby that if you go over 10 penalties in a game you’re going to struggle,” said captain CJ Stander.

# connacht - Friday 5 January, 2018

Chris Farrell heads list of returning stars for Munster as Connacht rest Aki and Dillane

For the first time this season, Munster will play without Billy Holland.

O'Halloran targeting more Test caps as a Connacht man after November omission instilled doubt

The brilliant fullback was linked with moves outside his home province that, in theory, might have improved his chance of challenging for Ireland honours.

Scannell and Munster determined to deliver more than half measures in final winter inter-pro

After falling short in in both of their seasonal derbies, Munster are back on home turf demanding a win.

# connacht - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces

The 25-year-old wing had an impressive impact against Connacht.

Connacht rule Kelleher out of Munster clash with head injury

However, the wing is the province’s only new injury concern as they work through a five-day turnaround to face Munster.

# connacht - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'We got away with it,' says Cullen as KK left biting his tongue after loss to Leinster

'We got away with it,' says Cullen as KK left biting his tongue after loss to Leinster

Ultan Dillane bemoaned a lack of composure in Connacht’s ranks after they were unable to take a famous win in the RDS.

# connacht - Monday 1 January, 2018

Cullen disappointed not to see Leinster pull clear before dramatic derby finish

‘When we’re eight points in front I’d rather we go to 15 points in front and get out of sight.’

Leinster withstand late Connacht onslaught to sneak New Year's inter-pro honours

Kieran Keane’s side mounted an almighty siege in search of a first win in Dublin since 2002.

As It Happened: Leinster v Connacht, Pro14

Leinster welcomed Connacht to the RDS for a New Year’s Day Interpro in the Guinness Pro14.

# connacht - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Quiz: Can you name the Ireland rugby international from their club gear?

How well do you know the Ireland rugby players?

# connacht - Saturday 23 December, 2017

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Guinness Pro14

We were in Galway for the first of the year’s festive inter-pros as Connacht hosted Ulster.

# connacht - Friday 22 December, 2017

Stockdale at fullback with fellow former U20 star McPhillips primed for Ulster debut

Meanwhile, Darren Cave will win his 200th cap for his province on John Cooney’s return to Galway.

O’Halloran and Adeolokun return as Connacht prepare to get Christmas inter-pros underway

Niyi Adeolokun, Matt Healy and Tiernan O’Halloran all return for the visit of Ulster to Galway.

'I can’t help you there because I don’t know' - Connacht boss has no knowledge of O’Halloran move

Kieran Keane said he has no information on a possible move which would see Tiernan O’Halloran move to Thomond Park.

# connacht - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Six last-minute gift suggestions for things to buy the rugby fan in your life

A selection of ideas to help make life easier when buying something for a rugby lover.

# connacht - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Connacht come from 19 points down to score brilliant comeback win in Brive

Kieran Keane’s side remain firmly on course for a home quarter-final in the Challenge Cup.

# connacht - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Shoulder leaves Heenan in race against time to play for Connacht again

‘In terms of someone that has had injuries in the past, I have yet to see a player that has worked as hard to get himself back in a position to play,” says forwrds coach Jimmy Duffy.

# connacht - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Famous win for Connacht as three-try Clarke helps holders Leinster to ideal start

All of the action from the first round of the IRFU Women’s Interprovincial Championship is right here.

# connacht - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Connacht extend Sean O'Brien's contract until 2020

The powerful, versatile Galwegian is currently sidelined with a shoulder problem.

# connacht - Friday 24 November, 2017

'It is a bit of an addiction' - Galway All-Ireland winner going strong with Corofin after 20 seasons

Kieran Fitzgerald remains key for the North Galway club.

# connacht - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'We felt we had the win in the bag': Carty and Connacht on revenge mission in Cardiff

They head to Arms Park tomorrow hoping to avenge a 17-15 home loss to Cardiff in September.

# connacht - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Galway final on Saturday and Connacht semi-final on Sunday - the perfect GAA winning weekend

Galway football Danny Cummins has a Connacht decider to look forward to.

# connacht - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Ex-Mayo ladies football boss in running to take over Galway camogie side

Frank Browne is a native of Wexford.

# connacht - Monday 6 November, 2017

Major milestone for Mayo hurling with historic Connacht club title breakthrough

Tooreen have become the first club from the county to reach the All-Ireland series.

# connacht - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Connacht lose back row Butler for six weeks to knee injury

Second row Andrew Browne’s ankle injury requires surgery and he will now be out until the New Year.

'He's in great nick': KK backs Aki to shine at 12 for Ireland

The Kiwi also had words of consolation for Tiernan O’Halloran after his omission.

# connacht - Friday 27 October, 2017

'It's nobody’s fault': Rassie sees no sign of bitterness from Zebo after Ireland omission

‘I don’t think there are any hard feelings, I think Zeebs is pretty level-headed about it.’

Back three class and controversy as Connacht cut through Munster

A red card for Andrew Conway proved crucial as Kieran Keane’s men claimed their second Pro14 win of the campaign.

# connacht - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Keane relishing inter-pro on home soil after back-to-back wins boost the form book

‘We have had some really good constructive dialogue around what we are trying to achieve.’

# connacht - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'Zebo has put Irish career on back-burner' - Connacht skipper Muldoon

John Muldoon says he was often tempted to leave his native province.

# connacht - Friday 20 October, 2017

Bundee's back as Connacht welcome Worcester in Challenge Cup

Kieran Keane has made nine changes to his side.

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