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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 21 February, 2019

#Connacht

# connacht - Today’s News

'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago'

Connacht lock Quinn Roux and his wife, Rentus, love life in Galway.

# connacht - Yesterday’s News

13-week ban for Cheetahs player who cleared nose onto face of Connacht player

‘It is difficult to imagine how an act of foul play of this sort could be worse,’ said the disciplinary panel.

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.

# connacht - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Late try from Jarrad Butler sees Connacht past Cheetahs and into third spot

A late penalty from Jack Carty and an even later try from Butler saw Andy Friend’s men prevail.

# connacht - Friday 15 February, 2019

Marmion on the bench as Connacht get international injection for Cheetahs clash

Dillane, Blade, Carty and Farrell all start for Connacht on Saturday evening.

# connacht - 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.

# connacht - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in'

Stephen Lee and Tom Farrell battled alongside one another for Coolmine RFC as kids, with each man going on to achieve success in an Irish shirt.

# connacht - Monday 4 February, 2019

Ex-Connacht academy man Leader makes try-scoring debut for USA

The 26-year-old Galway man moved to the States in 2015.

# connacht - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Late Boyle try means Connacht make do with losing bonus point against gutsy Cardiff

The replacement back row’s late try ensured the Irish province left Wales with a losing bonus point.

# connacht - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

Connacht coaching ticket extend contracts to remain at Sportsground until 2021

Andy Friend hailed the ‘exceptional team’ of Carolan, Duffy and Wilkins as Connacht return to top form.

# connacht - Monday 21 January, 2019

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals

Irish rugby’s good health has been underlined in the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup.

# connacht - Saturday 19 January, 2019

As It Happened: Bordeaux v Connacht, Leicester v Ulster - European rugby updates

It was a busy afternoon of Challenge Cup and Champions Cup action.

# connacht - 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.

# connacht - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad

Joe Schmidt will unveil his squad for the Grand Slam defence tomorrow, but there is precious little room for new faces.

Connacht sign ex-Ulster prop Paddy McAllister from Gloucester

The 29-year-old loosehead has spent four years at Kingsholm.

# connacht - Monday 14 January, 2019

Here's what your province needs from the final round of European pool matches

There are plenty of twists and turns to come in the race for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

# connacht - Friday 11 January, 2019

O'Halloran returns from injury as Connacht reinstate Aki to starting line-up for Challenge Cup duty

Denis Buckley has also been named to start against Sale Sharks this weekend.

# connacht - 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.

# connacht - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Ultan Dillane signs contract extension at Connacht

It’s 73 and far-from-out for the Paris-born lock.

# connacht - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

'A glimpse behind the curtain' - TG4 provide unique coaching insight with Flannery warm-up clip

Kieran Hartigan speaks to The42 about the station’s pre-match coverage of Munster’s Pro14 clash with Connacht which impressed viewers.

# connacht - Monday 7 January, 2019

'It was the right decision for me' - 14 senior seasons, Connacht glories and the best forwards in Gaelic football

Séan McDermott on his decision to retire from Roscommon after 178 appearances for the county.

Constant 'handful' Farrell leading charge to break into Ireland squad

The 25-year-old is the form Irishman in the Pro14 this season.

# connacht - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Munster show teeth in attack, but Connacht maintain momentum despite defeat

There was a lot to like about both teams in last night’s seven-try thriller.

# connacht - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Carbery guides Munster to thrilling win over Connacht

The out-half scored one of Munster’s four tries, but the hosts never gave up the hunt.

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro14 Inter-pro This post contains videos

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro14

We brought you the minute-by-minute action from the Sportsground this evening.

Fitting finale to 'winter-pros' in store as stacked Munster take on Connacht

The provinces, and particularly Connacht, have offered up terrific entertainment over Christmas.

He goes again - Mayo awaits with interest as the second coming of Horan set to begin

James Horan begins the 2019 season and his second spell in charge of Mayo tomorrow.

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.

# connacht - Friday 4 January, 2019

Healy back and Daly debuts for Connacht, but Aki absent for Munster clash

The Westerners are also without captain Jarrad Butler for the third round of seasonal inter-pros.

Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony return in a strong Munster XV

Johann van Graan is bringing an impressive team and bench to Galway.

'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.

# connacht - 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.

# connacht - Monday 31 December, 2018

A feisty Thomond battle, Connacht write history and the weekend's Pro14 highlights Interpros This post contains videos

A feisty Thomond battle, Connacht write history and the weekend's Pro14 highlights

It’s been a busy few days – here’s a look back at all the best bits.

# connacht - Friday 28 December, 2018

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Guinness Pro14

Andy Friend’s side looked to get back to winning ways as the festive inter-pros continued in Galway.

# connacht - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'Fit and ready' Roux and O'Brien return as Connacht make four changes for Ulster

Andy Friend has shown his hand for the Sportsground showdown.

# connacht - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'It's only really when the game looks dead that we really clicked into gear'

Leo Cullen admitted Connacht were the ‘far better’ team in last night’s inter-pro, but his team put it together when it counted most.

'It's gut-wrenching that one': Carty and Connacht left deflated after dramatic loss

The out-half was intent on attacking Leinster from the off, and the tactic almost paid dividends.

# connacht - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Leinster roar back from 17 down to deny Connacht and claim incredible inter-pro win

Tries from Sean Cronin, Dan Leavy and Andrew Porter in the space of 12 dramatic minutes brought a late win for the champions.

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