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Today’s News

'I was ready once I got that bit of an edge': Wycherley looks back on monstrous hit on Sexton

The young Corkman made his presence felt when Sexton arrived in Thomond Park in December.

Yesterday’s News

Marmion misses out on Ireland's Italy trip but set for 150th Connacht game

Meanwhile, the province feel Jack Carty is ready for a possible Ireland debut.

Friday 15 February, 2019

Seven heaven as Munster smash Southern Kings with impressive bonus-point victory

It was a comprehensive victory for Johann van Graan’s men at Irish Independent Park on Friday night.

Thursday 14 February, 2019

International cap remains the goal for Connacht stalwart Buckley

The Roscommon man has had to wait for his chance on the Test stage to come along despite excellent displays out west.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

'I love those moments': Bill Johnston keen to deliver more crucial deeds for Munster

The 21-year-old is working his way up the pecking order of Munster out-halves.

Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy

Marmion has shaken off the ankle injury which has hampered him through the early portion of the season.

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'Conor is a world class player': Van Graan not concerned by Murray's form during Six Nations

The Munster head coach said massive standards are constantly expected of players like Conor Murray.

Sunday 10 February, 2019

Casey strikes late goal as Tipp come back to shock Donegal

Victory is only Tipperary’s second-ever competitive win over Donegal.

Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Knee surgery sidelines 2016 All-Star as Tipperary's football injury problems continue to mount

Manager Liam Kearns is currently without nine players due to injury.

Sunday 3 February, 2019

McGrath grabs draw for Tipperary against Fermanagh in stoppage-time

A Sean Quigley penalty left the Ulster side on the verge of victory.

Saturday 2 February, 2019

Impressive Limerick come from behind to see off Tipperary

The All-Ireland champions showed no signs of ring-rust at the Gaelic Grounds.

Sunday 27 January, 2019

Five players sin binned during Galway's come-from-behind win over Cavan

Last year’s Division 1 finalists got their league campaign off to the perfect start in Pearse Stadium.

Canning steers Galway to comfortable win against Laois

Eddie Brennan endured a losing start to his stint with Laois.

Friday 25 January, 2019

Munster set for timely back row boost as O'Donoghue nears injury return

The 24-year-old has been sidelined since last season’s Pro14 semi-final defeat to Leinster.

Thursday 24 January, 2019

Munster's Springbok Botha relishing starting opportunity this weekend

Johann van Graan’s side return to Pro14 action against Dragons on Saturday.

Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Bleyendaal itching for action with Munster

‘I’ve done a lot of travelling for very little action.’

Sunday 20 January, 2019

'To win in France is a great achievement': Friend and Connacht march on

The western province snatched a dramatic comeback win over Bordeaux to book their place in the Challenge Cup last eight.

Saturday 19 January, 2019

Carty's last-gasp intercept sends Connacht through to Challenge Cup quarter-finals

The western province came back from the dead to snatch victory over Bordeaux this afternoon.

Friday 18 January, 2019

Aki insists he's 'a cog in the wheel' as he aims to build on stellar first year of international rugby

And he can feel the spirit of 2016 swelling in Connacht too.

Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Marmion hitting the right markers on comeback trail from ankle surgery

The Connacht scrum-half hopes to return in the coming weeks ahead of the Six Nations.

Sunday 13 January, 2019

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Galway advance to FBD League final after dramatic penalty shoot-out in Tuam

Barry McHugh’s late goal forced a shoot-out which Kevin Walsh’s men overcame 4-2 at Tuam Stadium.

Friend satisfied with narrow win over Sharks as destiny in Connacht's hands

A win in Bordeaux next weekend will guarantee a quarter-final spot in the Challenge Cup.

Saturday 12 January, 2019

Connacht withstand Sale comeback to earn big Challenge Cup win

Andy Friend’s men head to Bordeaux in round six with a quarter-final within their grasp.

Friday 11 January, 2019

Friend confident scrum-half Marmion will be fit for Ireland's Six Nations defence

The Connacht nine had ankle surgery in November, but has stepped up his recovery in recent weeks.

Thursday 10 January, 2019

'We're well able to match any Pro14 team,' says Carty as he targets a higher grade of European rugby

The in-form out-half has sampled two runs through the Champions Cup pool stage and wants to double that during his new contract.

Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Connacht head coach has no fears about them becoming a development province again

Andy Friend spoke on the topic after Cian Kelleher’s departure was confirmed on Tuesday.

Saturday 5 January, 2019

Noel McGrath slams in sublime goal as Tipperary advance to Munster hurling league final

The Loughmore-Castleiney forward posted 1-5 for Liam Sheedy’s charges.

Van Graan impressed with 'mostly everything' about in-form Connacht

The Reds are looking to break a six-match losing run away to Irish provinces.

Friday 4 January, 2019

'Our paths cross again': First time in opposition, but far from first meeting for Friend and Van Graan

Former Ireland defence coach Les Kiss introduced the Connacht and Munster bosses back in 2004.

Ever-present Blade keeping focus on Connacht, but staking a claim behind international 9s

The 24-year-old has not had any serious contact with the Ireland setup, but is thriving during Kieran Marmion’s enforced absence.

Thursday 3 January, 2019

Blow for Connacht as Aki doubtful for clash with Munster

A combination of minutes clocked up and a knock sustained against Ulster could see the Irish centre miss out.

Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Billy Holland on brink of Munster milestone after coin toss decided he'd fight for Thomond Park place

The experienced lock will make his 200th appearance for the province against Connacht this weekend.

Friday 28 December, 2018

'Every game is a big game but this is a special one for the people of Munster'

Munster head coach Johann van Graan said Chris Farrell won’t be available for their crunch tie against Leinster but is close to making a return.

Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'Winning is a habit,' says Heffernan as Connacht aim to extend 5-game winning run

Leinster won’t present an easy sixth win on the trot for the Westerners.

Monday 17 December, 2018

Paddy Jackson in talks over possible move if Perpignan's relegation is sealed

The Catalan club are rooted to the bottom of the Top14 and are yet to win this season

Friday 14 December, 2018

Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan

Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan

The Irish province ran in five tries at the Stade Aime Giral this evening.

Thursday 13 December, 2018

Connacht ready to perform whatever the weather in Perpignan

From South Africa to Galway and now on to Perpignan, the breadth of Connacht’s skill-set is being tested.

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Boost for Connacht as Aki to return for Leinster showdown after wedding

The focus is on Perpignan first though, a trip the Ireland international misses as he’s home in New Zealand.

Monday 3 December, 2018

Injury blow for Castres ahead of Munster clash as Rodrigo Capo Ortega doubtful

The French side travel to Thomond Park this weekend.

Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Wexford hurler to miss start of National League after suffering broken jaw in Fenway Classic

Damien Reck was hospitalised in Boston and needed surgery.

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