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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 31 August, 2015


# connacht - Sunday 23 August, 2015

‘Chasing a few kilos’: How this Connacht prop got prepped for a new season

The loosehead has put himself through ‘horrible’ conditioning to get back in to peak condition for the season ahead.

# connacht - Friday 21 August, 2015

Mike Sherry makes try-scoring return but Connacht maul too much for Munster

Marmion puts forward a World Cup case with two tries.

‘I love what Munster stands for… the spirit, culture, never-say-die attitude’

Niamh Briggs and her squad are preparing to defend their interprovincial title in the coming weeks.

Connacht more ruthless, ‘harder on each other’ in pursuit of fine margins

After missing out in one heart-breaking circumstance after another, the western province believe their extra experience can get them over the line and in to the Champions Cup in 2016.

‘As long as the hunger is there, I’ll keep playing on’ — John Muldoon

The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.

# connacht - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Sherry to make first Munster start in two years, All Black Saili set for debut

Munster and Connacht have named their teams for Friday’s pre-season friendly at Thomond Park.

# connacht - Friday 14 August, 2015

Leinster and Toulon set for December double-header in Champions Cup

Leinster open up against Wasps, Munster face Treviso while Ulster take on Oyonnax.

# connacht - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht

The Samoan and his team are regrouping for another shot at the same targets.

# connacht - Monday 3 August, 2015

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WATCH: This is what the weather looks like in Galway tonight

Quick reminder: It’s August.

# connacht - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Mayo get the job done against Kilkenny to set up All-Ireland final meeting with Kerry

Victory for the Connacht side at O’Connor Park today.

# connacht - Thursday 23 July, 2015

11 international imports who struggled to make an impact for the provinces

Kane Douglas isn’t the only one.

Here’s who the Pro12 clubs have signed for the 2015/16 season

The Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Italian sides have struggled to compete with French and English wealth.

# connacht - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Mayo hammer Sligo by 26 points to complete Connacht five-in-a-row

Aidan O’Shea was untouchable, claiming a hat-trick in the provincial decider rout.

# connacht - Friday 17 July, 2015

Munster and Ulster to meet in Pro12 on eve of World Cup final

The pair will likely be meeting without their internationals stars.

# connacht - Friday 19 June, 2015

Connacht have signed Ireland Rugby League convert Api Pewhairangi

The 23-year-old is Irish-qualified through his grandmother.

# connacht - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

From the Sportsground to Sochi – Connacht’s 7,500km round trip to Russia broken down

You’ll need deep pockets and plenty of time to follow Pat Lam to Sochi.

Connacht heading to Russia in the Challenge Cup after pool stage draw

Pat Lam’s will travel over 2,000 miles to face the Russian Champions.

# connacht - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

How to avoid Toulon and all you need to know about the Champions Cup pool draw

Apart from Connacht being a tier one seed in the Challenge Cup, it’s all a bit complicated.

# connacht - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Connacht promote from within to fill forwards coaching vacancy

The former Connacht back row replaces Dan McFarland who has moved on to Glasgow Warriors.

# connacht - Sunday 31 May, 2015

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It’s going to lash rain today and tomorrow

But don’t worry, the sun will start shining just in time for everyone doing their Leaving Cert.

# connacht - Saturday 30 May, 2015

‘More tries. More competitive. More punters – The season that the Pro12 fought back’

Neil Treacy reflects on a record-breaking year for the league.

# connacht - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

A member of Ireland’s squad to face the Baa-Baas is leaving Leinster for Connacht

Pat Lam has secured the services of the versatile forward.

# connacht - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

There will be four rounds of Pro12 fixtures during this year’s Rugby World Cup

Meanwhile, Connacht have confirmed contract extensions for four promising Irish players.

# connacht - Friday 22 May, 2015

From 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.

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