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#best in the west

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Connacht's 2016 day in the sun 'a celebration' that began long before kick-off

The western province were magnificent in Murrayfield.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Four-goal Galway beat Roscommon to claim second straight Connacht U20 title

Tomo Culhane, Jonathan McGrath, Ryan and Cian Monahan netted one apiece as the Tribe comfortably saw off Roscommon.

# best-in-the-west - Monday 25 March, 2019

Carty happy to 'fit back in' with Connacht while he moves behind Elwood on all-time chart

The recently-capped international returned to Connacht colours in style.

# best-in-the-west - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'I'm not a believer in sad stories' - Reidy's Galway kingpins braced for fiery Carnacon rematch

Kilkerrin-Clonberne look to exact sweet, sweet revenge on the holders in this weekend’s Connacht decider.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets

Tries from Tom Farrell, Cian Kelleher and Niyi Adeolokun gave Connacht their second win of the season.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Seven-try Connacht rout Leinster on fitting farewell bash for John Muldoon

The retiring captain even kicked a conversion in a record Connacht win over their rivals to the east.

# best-in-the-west - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I’m proudest of being a one-club man, staying here when there were a lot of dark clouds'

The Connacht captain will play his last game for his province this weekend before taking up a coaching role in Bristol.

# best-in-the-west - Monday 26 March, 2018

Knee injury will keep Steph Curry out of early playoff games NBA

Knee injury will keep Steph Curry out of early playoff games

The brilliant guard sprained his MCL after returning from an ankle knock.

# best-in-the-west - Friday 5 January, 2018

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.

# best-in-the-west - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

'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.

# best-in-the-west - 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.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Connacht quartet come through return unscathed, but Ronaldson may sit out next week

Tiernan O’Halloran returned from Ireland camp just in time to replace the centre.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Castlebar Mitchels ease to victory to set up dream Connacht SFC semi-final

The Mayo champions were too good for Tourlestrane of Sligo at Markievicz Park this afternoon.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Sligo snatch sensational stoppage-time winner against Galway in the Connacht derby

Dave Robertson’s side edge past the Tribesman at the Showgrounds.

# best-in-the-west - Monday 18 July, 2016

4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy

Dubliner Adam Leavy has also take up residence in Galway.

# best-in-the-west - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Codyre kicks The Jes to Connacht Senior Cup success

Two tries from Michael O’Neill were not enough to tip the balance Garbally’s way.

# best-in-the-west - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Galway boss Dunne hails influence of 'inspirational guy' Pat Lam ahead of fresh start to season

The Connacht head coach has lended his voice to helped Galway United prepare for the new campaign.

# best-in-the-west - Friday 29 January, 2016

Ireland release Henshaw, Bealham and Dillane for Connacht's vital clash with Scarlets

Liam Williams is back for the league-leading Scarlets’ trip to Galway.

# best-in-the-west - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Henshaw at fullback as AJ MacGinty prepares to make Connacht debut from the bench

All aboard. This is Connacht’s last stop before the 12,000 KM round trip to Krasnoyarsk.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Here's how Dublin turned the tide in 15 mad minutes against Mayo

An absolutely brilliant goal from the Mayo forward.

# best-in-the-west - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Connacht install new attack coach, but have 4 injury worries before start of new season

Pat Lam’s centre options for the opening month of the season have taken a hit.

# best-in-the-west - Friday 21 August, 2015

'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.

# best-in-the-west - 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.

# best-in-the-west - Monday 2 March, 2015

Connacht's half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on

There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.

# best-in-the-west - Friday 13 February, 2015

Boxing and bear crawls behind him, Jake Heenan ready to put his shoulder to the wheel

The Kiwi openside has come through two extensive runs to recovery, so knows plenty about shoulder rehab.

# best-in-the-west - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster

After going 13 – 0 down early on, this try ignited the Sportsground.

# best-in-the-west - 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.

# best-in-the-west - Friday 19 December, 2014

Here's your 'Bundee Aki is a Beast' Pic of the Day

Connacht had Leinster on the back foot in the first half in the RDS.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Danie Poolman on the double as five-try Connacht maul Bayonne

Pat Lam’s men stretched their unbeaten run in Galway to seven games.

# best-in-the-west - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'Ultimate Connacht Man' John Muldoon named captain for new season

It was the job of at least three men last season, but John Muldoon will do it all by himself this time around.

# best-in-the-west - Thursday 15 May, 2014

5 reasons Gavin Duffy will be a valuable addition to the Mayo senior footballers

The ex-Connacht captain may be the wrong side of 30, but he’s still got what it takes to excel.

# best-in-the-west - Thursday 8 May, 2014

One of their own: Connacht appoint ex-fullback Willie Ruane as new CEO

Ruane, who represented his province and Galwegians in the 1990s, will take over in the summer after 15 years in the banking sector.

# best-in-the-west - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Here's your 'perk of being a rising international star' pic of the day

Two Irish backs have got some new wheels, and they’re not afraid to show it.

# best-in-the-west - Monday 3 September, 2012

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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.

# best-in-the-west - Sunday 2 September, 2012

As it happened: Dublin v Mayo, All Ireland semi-final

We went minute-by-minute Mayo as set out to upset the odds.