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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
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# Best In The West

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

Apr 25th 2020, 8:45 AM 7,552 Views 11 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Mar 7th 2020, 3:37 PM 10,145 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Pantheon

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

Mar 25th 2019, 8:24 AM 5,630 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Nov 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 4,867 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets

Sep 22nd 2018, 7:09 PM 28,271 Views 26 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Apr 28th 2018, 5:15 PM 46,356 Views 130 Comments

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'
# John Muldoon
# John Muldoon

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

Apr 25th 2018, 1:01 AM 7,680 Views 7 Comments

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
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# NBA

Knee injury will keep Steph Curry out of early playoff games

Mar 26th 2018, 8:48 AM 2,622 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

O'Halloran targeting more Test caps as a Connacht man after November omission instilled doubt

Jan 5th 2018, 6:31 AM 6,704 Views 23 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

'He's in great nick': KK backs Aki to shine at 12 for Ireland

Oct 31st 2017, 7:46 AM 12,374 Views 86 Comments

The Kiwi also had words of consolation for Tiernan O’Halloran after his omission.

# best-in-the-west - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words
# Bad Start
# Bad Start

'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words

Sep 23rd 2017, 6:31 PM 8,947 Views 1 Comment

But deep in thought.

Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway
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# Feel The Blues

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 5:25 PM 5,773 Views 11 Comments

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
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# Versatility

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

Nov 26th 2016, 4:02 PM 4,460 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Nov 5th 2016, 4:12 PM 8,992 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Aug 27th 2016, 9:49 PM 3,775 Views 3 Comments

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
# Go West Young Man
# Go West Young Man

4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy

Jul 18th 2016, 3:24 PM 9,937 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Schools Rugby

Codyre kicks The Jes to Connacht Senior Cup success

Mar 16th 2016, 4:25 PM 6,429 Views 3 Comments

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

Mar 3rd 2016, 6:30 AM 6,584 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Jan 29th 2016, 12:26 PM 9,011 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Nov 5th 2015, 12:32 PM 9,964 Views 13 Comments

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
# 'pon Da Replay
# 'pon Da Replay

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

Sep 5th 2015, 6:16 PM 9,631 Views 22 Comments

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
# Attention To Detail
# Attention To Detail

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

Sep 1st 2015, 5:46 PM 5,792 Views 2 Comments

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
# Ultimate Connacht Man
# Ultimate Connacht Man

'As long as the hunger is there, I'll keep playing on' -- John Muldoon

Aug 21st 2015, 12:05 AM 4,764 Views 6 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Jul 19th 2015, 5:37 PM 27,718 Views 55 Comments

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
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# Provincial

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 9:12 PM 6,481 Views 5 Comments

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
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

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

Feb 13th 2015, 6:00 AM 3,940 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster

Jan 1st 2015, 6:28 PM 12,003 Views 11 Comments

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
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# Inter-pro

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

Dec 25th 2014, 10:00 PM 7,405 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Dec 19th 2014, 8:31 PM 6,704 Views 1 Comment

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
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# Best In The West

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

Dec 6th 2014, 7:00 PM 7,412 Views 10 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Aug 12th 2014, 1:49 PM 3,339 Views 3 Comments

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
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# Gaavin

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

May 15th 2014, 1:44 PM 6,534 Views 8 Comments

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

May 8th 2014, 3:28 PM 3,950 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Best In The West

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

Feb 21st 2013, 5:36 PM 4,606 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

Sep 3rd 2012, 4:31 PM 714 Views 0 Comments

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