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#The West's awake

# the-wests-awake - Monday 22 January, 2018

'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?

# the-wests-awake - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 30 September, 2017

A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system

The motions were passed at Special Congress in Croke Park today.

# the-wests-awake - Friday 25 August, 2017

Galway into their first FAI Cup quarter-final in seven years after taking Pat's at Inchicore

The Tribesmen scored early and late as the Saints crumbled at home.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'I don’t think there’s anything worse than someone being patronising' - Galway skipper Cooney

Heather Cooney, sister of Galway senior hurler Conor, is captain of the Tribeswomen as they begin their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship campaign later today.

# the-wests-awake - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Rochford's revenge mission, Aidan O'Shea factor, cold Tribesmen - Galway-Mayo talking points

Pearse Stadium is the venue as both counties chase a Connacht final spot on 9 July.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Lam says Connacht are looking for reinforcements as injury toll rises IQ

Lam says Connacht are looking for reinforcements as injury toll rises

The western province suffered a home defeat to Munster this evening.

# the-wests-awake - Friday 7 October, 2016

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster

That and more points to ponder after Pat Lam defeated Ulster for the first time.

Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller

Ulster went to Galway with five wins from five this season, but came well and truly unstuck.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 1 October, 2016

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way

The champions’ philosophy was on full display in last night’s bonus point win over Edinburgh.

# the-wests-awake - Friday 1 July, 2016

Connacht sign new 3-year sponsorship deal with Elverys

The champions will release their new kit later this month.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Former GAA president and Galway hurling star Joe McDonagh dies

“Galway has lost a hero,” said An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Late Loftus point stuns Dublin as Mayo book first All-Ireland U21 final in a decade

There was a dramatic end to this afternoon’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football semi-final at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.

# the-wests-awake - Friday 1 April, 2016

One O'Connor in, the other out as Mayo look to avoid relegation against Down

A win against relegated Down at Elverys MacHale Park should be enough for Stephen Rochford’s men.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Connacht's five stars: 'We didn't say much at the end, just looked at each other and had a big smile'

New cap Finlay Bealham made it a Connacht quintet helping Ireland to a 58 – 15 win over Italy.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Green giants! Connacht save their best for last in a historic win over Munster

It’s the first time in 29 years that Connacht have beaten Munster in Thomond Park.

# the-wests-awake - Monday 27 July, 2015

It was a family affair as the fun began at the Galway Races today

Modem wins the two-mile Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders’ Handicap

# the-wests-awake - Friday 3 July, 2015

Are Galway's hurlers the real deal or will they fall flat again?

Sunday’s Leinster final against Kilkenny will tell us more about Galway’s championship credentials.

# the-wests-awake - Friday 19 June, 2015

Connacht have signed Ireland Rugby League convert Api Pewhairangi

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

# the-wests-awake - 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.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 11 April, 2015

As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12

There was more than just inter-provincial pride at stake in Galway.

# the-wests-awake - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Galway's Corofin win back All-Ireland senior club football crown after 17 years

The North Galway club saw off Derry’s Slaughtneil this afternoon.

# the-wests-awake - Sunday 18 January, 2015

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.

# the-wests-awake - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Joe Canning: Connacht's form will inspire Galway hurlers and the rest of the west

Galway are getting ready for their Division 1A league opener against Clare next month.

# the-wests-awake - Thursday 25 December, 2014

Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby

Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.

# the-wests-awake - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Blade cuts deep as Connacht claim brilliant win away to Bayonne

The 20-year-old scrum-half scored twice including a late game-changer.

# the-wests-awake - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights Recap This post contains videos

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights

It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.

# the-wests-awake - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Muldoon hails effort of Connacht’s young front row after Dragons drama

“Conditions weren’t great, the rugby wasn’t great, but the win was. And that’s all that matters.”

# the-wests-awake - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Mayo minors earn All-Ireland football final spot with comfortable win

The seniors will hope for similar success later this afternoon.

# the-wests-awake - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run' The West's Awake

'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run'

Barry Cowen reckons Enda Kenny’s plan to abolish the Seanad reminds him of the performance of his county’s footballers.

# the-wests-awake - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Connacht given back-row boost for 'Quins trip and secure future of 4 key forwards

It’s good news all round for George Naoupu.

# the-wests-awake - Monday 24 December, 2012

Half-term report: How our provinces have shaped up so far

We’re at the midway point of the season, time to see where we all stand.

# the-wests-awake - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Size matters: Connacht fought a losing battle against European heavyweight

Was Denis Buckley really a whole 50 kilos lighter than his direct opponent? “Don’t believe the programme.”

# the-wests-awake - Friday 19 October, 2012

VIDEO: Watch Connacht documentary 'The West's Awake' in full Behind The Scenes This post contains videos

VIDEO: Watch Connacht documentary 'The West's Awake' in full

Shown on Tg4 last week, the film charts the province’s inaugural Heineken Cup adventure.

# the-wests-awake - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Connacht out to do it for Elwood, says John Muldoon

‘Eric gives his heart and soul’ said the flanker as he aims to send his coach out on a high.

# the-wests-awake - Thursday 4 October, 2012

VIDEO: 'The West's Awake' goes behind the scenes at Connacht Watch It This post contains videos

VIDEO: 'The West's Awake' goes behind the scenes at Connacht

The film premièred in Galway last night and will hit your screens next week.

# the-wests-awake - Monday 3 September, 2012

VIDEO: 'Our lads have their heads screwed on' - Dillon Experience This post contains videos

VIDEO: 'Our lads have their heads screwed on' - Dillon

The Mayo forward had barely left the field at Croke Park before honing in on his next visit.

# the-wests-awake - Monday 27 June, 2011

Murph's sideline cut: behind enemy lines...

This week our man ventured north to Mayo to watch his home county lose out to their provincial rivals in Castlebar. And other short stories.