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#Kieran Keane

# kieran-keane - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'Like a morgue in there': Keane laments Connacht's missed opportunities in SA

The province went down to a last-minute defeat in South Africa yesterday evening.

# kieran-keane - Friday 23 February, 2018

Dillane named on the bench as Connacht steel themselves for tricky Treviso

Kieran Keane has named his 23 for tomorrow’s Pro14 clash.

# kieran-keane - Friday 19 January, 2018

Healy to make 100th Connacht appearance as Keane's men go in search of home quarter

Kieran Keane makes two changes from last week’s draw with Worcester for tomorrow’s game in Galway.

# kieran-keane - Monday 8 January, 2018

'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.

# kieran-keane - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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.

# kieran-keane - 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.

# kieran-keane - Friday 22 December, 2017

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.

# kieran-keane - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Healy bags four tries as Connacht make light work of Brive

Kieran Keane’s men now lead their Challenge Cup pool after four wins from four.

# kieran-keane - Friday 15 December, 2017

Connacht make 3 changes for home clash with Brive

Darragh Leader, James Connolly and James Mitchell all come into the side for Saturday’s Pool 5 encounter.

# kieran-keane - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Connacht are too quick for the Cheetahs but miss out on bonus point in Galway

Despite a late rally from the guests, Kieran Keane’s side held out.

# kieran-keane - Saturday 28 October, 2017

'I saw the big yellow fella come out and I was smiling': Keane thrilled with first derby win

The Connacht head coach enjoyed last night’s victory over Munster.

# kieran-keane - 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.’

# kieran-keane - Monday 16 October, 2017

'That’s been a long time coming, hasn’t it?': Bonus-point win lifts Connacht dressing room

43-15 win against Oyonnax was Connacht’s biggest win on French soil.

# kieran-keane - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Connacht get Challenge Cup campaign off to winning start in Geneva

Kieran Keane’s team earned a bonus point victory against Oyonnax.

# kieran-keane - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Connacht bound Fijian centre receives nine-week ban for eye-gouging

Eroni Vasiteri will be out of action for the next two months.

# kieran-keane - Monday 9 October, 2017

'We've just got to hang tough, stay tight and things will change': Form not far away for Connacht

Kieran Keane can see the tide beginning to turn for his team, and he’s desperate for that momentum to come.

# kieran-keane - Friday 29 September, 2017

Connacht give champions a scare, but lose 9-try shootout with Scarlets

A fourth loss of the season for the western province, but they delivered their best performance to secure a try-scoring bonus point.

# kieran-keane - Monday 25 September, 2017

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KK laments Connacht defending 'with their gut and not their brain' with game on the line

“We’re learning them the hard way. No other way to say it.”

# kieran-keane - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway

Darragh Leader’s try and brilliant conversion in the second half looked set to give Connacht a hard-fought win until Willis Halaholo popped up.

# kieran-keane - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Connacht coach Keane makes seven changes for Pro14 trip to Dragons

There are first starts of the season for Quinn Roux and Jake Heenan, while Rory Scholes and Denis Coulson are set for debuts.

# kieran-keane - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'I was really nervous before this game': Keane relieved to get first Connacht win

The new head coach says his side are making ‘small steps’ in the right direction.

# kieran-keane - Friday 1 September, 2017

Keane includes Aussie debutant in his first starting XV as Connacht boss

Connacht welcome Glasgow Warriors to the Sportsground for their Guinness Pro14 opener tomorrow evening.

# kieran-keane - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'I'm a very competitive man': Keane ready to offer former boss Rennie a stern opening test in Pro14

Mere weeks after Kieran Keane and Dave Rennie departed the Chiefs, they will coach from rival boxes when Connacht host Glasgow on Saturday.

# kieran-keane - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Trio of key Connacht forwards return to full training in time for new season

Jake Heenan, Denis Buckley and Quinn Roux have shaken off knocks in time for Saturday’s home clash with Glasgow.

# kieran-keane - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Keane's tenure up and running as Connacht see off Pat Lam's Bristol

McCabe, Marmion and Scholes crossed in front of a big crowd at the Sportsground.

# kieran-keane - Friday 25 August, 2017

Keane thankful for 'helpful' Lam input as he prepares to face predecessor in the Sportsground

Keane thankful for 'helpful' Lam input as he prepares to face predecessor in the Sportsground

The Kiwi watched his side lose out to Wasps in midweek as Connacht’s ‘babies’ came undone in the final quarter.

# kieran-keane - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'He's a very impressive man': New Connacht coach blown away by Bundee Aki

Kieran Keane held his first press conference in Galway on Tuesday.

# kieran-keane - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway

New coach Kieran Keane should be at the wheel in time for two matches in the space of three days.

# kieran-keane - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'He's going to be a great coach for Connacht' - Chiefs laud departing Keane

The Kiwi is taking over from Pat Lam in the west of Ireland.

# kieran-keane - Friday 2 June, 2017

New Connacht boss Keane to fly in after Chiefs tackle Lions

The province are keen to avoid a repeat of the inactive pre-season that scuppered their campaign as defending champs.

# kieran-keane - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Connacht appoint former Queensland Reds and Edinburgh defence coach

Peter Wilkins will join Kieran Keane, Jimmy Duffy and Nigel Carolan at the province next season.

# kieran-keane - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland U20 coach Carolan to join new Connacht coaching ticket

The Galway native will move into the senior coaching box after 13 years in charge of the academy.

# kieran-keane - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Lam claims Kieran Keane is the 'perfect guy' to succeed him as Connacht boss

But the Chiefs attack coach won’t be able to link up with the province until the end of July.

# kieran-keane - Monday 20 February, 2017

Kiwi Keane gives Connacht welcome continuity

The 63-year-old will be familiar with the Westerners’ philosophy when he arrived to fill Pat Lam’s sizable shoes.

Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane confirmed as next Connacht head coach

Keane will bring “ambitious and exciting brand of rugby” to the Sportsground, says CEO Willie Ruane.