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#Connacht

# connacht - Yesterday’s News

Andy Friend: ‘If we want to win silverware, we have to back it up’
# Laying Down A Marker
# Laying Down A Marker

Andy Friend: ‘If we want to win silverware, we have to back it up’

21 hours ago 4,984 Views 8 Comments

Friend last night became the first coach in Connacht’s history to record a clean sweep of away wins against rival Irish provinces in the same season.

# connacht - Friday 14 May, 2021

CJ Stander: 'It felt like we were playing against more than 15 men'
# CJ's Last Stand
# CJ's Last Stand

CJ Stander: 'It felt like we were playing against more than 15 men'

Fri 9:05 PM 31,372 Views 59 Comments

Munster had two tries disallowed in their defeat to Connacht tonight.

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster
# Fiery
# Fiery

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster

Fri 8:21 PM 41,300 Views 99 Comments

Munster lost 24-20 to Connacht in tonight’s Rainbow Cup encounter at Thomond Park.

This is Munster's best squad in years - but they still need more youth
# The Kids Are Alright
# The Kids Are Alright

This is Munster's best squad in years - but they still need more youth

Fri 6:58 AM 8,607 Views 25 Comments

Munster meet Connacht in the Rainbow Cup tonight.

# connacht - Monday 10 May, 2021

Long-serving Sligo stalwart and Cork's Belfast-born defender retire from inter-county football
# Curtain Call
# Curtain Call

Long-serving Sligo stalwart and Cork's Belfast-born defender retire from inter-county football

Updated Mon 7:18 PM 11,782 Views 13 Comments

Neil Ewing and James Loughrey have both retired.

'There was an offer made and respectfully Quinn’s made a decision too. That’s just life, that’s rugby'
# On The Move
# On The Move

'There was an offer made and respectfully Quinn’s made a decision too. That’s just life, that’s rugby'

Mon 3:54 PM 12,899 Views 9 Comments

Connacht coach Andy Friend reacted to the news of Quinn Roux’s departure.

'We were touched up by 29 points. That is not good enough'
# Connacht
# Connacht

'We were touched up by 29 points. That is not good enough'

Mon 7:11 AM 7,584 Views 11 Comments

Connacht’s inconsistency this season was evident in Saturday’s defeat to Leinster. After leading 16-0, they lost 50-21.

# connacht - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Friend: ‘Leinster came hard at us – we know Munster will come even harder’
# Battleground
# Battleground

Friend: ‘Leinster came hard at us – we know Munster will come even harder’

May 9th 2021, 10:09 AM 7,526 Views 10 Comments

Connacht coach, Andy Friend, has identified the areas he needs to fix ahead of Friday’s clash with Munster.

# connacht - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Keenan's hat-trick helps Leinster overcome shocking start to win in Connacht
# Gr-eight
# Gr-eight

Keenan's hat-trick helps Leinster overcome shocking start to win in Connacht

May 8th 2021, 9:30 PM 32,777 Views 43 Comments

Leinster score eight tries to beat Connacht 50-21 at the Sportsground this evening.

# connacht - Thursday 6 May, 2021

'It’s due recognition for a man who has made a lot of sacrifices' - Connacht coach hails Aki's Lions inclusion
# Heading On Tour
# Heading On Tour

'It’s due recognition for a man who has made a lot of sacrifices' - Connacht coach hails Aki's Lions inclusion

May 6th 2021, 3:29 PM 9,648 Views 19 Comments

It’s 38 years since Connacht last had a representative in the Lions squad.

# connacht - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Champions Mayo to face Sligo in opener as Connacht senior fixtures released
# Go West
# Go West

Champions Mayo to face Sligo in opener as Connacht senior fixtures released

May 4th 2021, 4:42 PM 7,227 Views 1 Comment

The game has been fixed for Saturday 26 June.

# connacht - Sunday 2 May, 2021

The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker
# Crossover
# Crossover

The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker

May 2nd 2021, 12:00 PM 45,977 Views 6 Comments

Tadhg Leader won two caps for the USA in rugby but is now part of the Spring League.

# connacht - Friday 30 April, 2021

Connacht appoint 'extremely impressive' South African Senekal as forwards coach
# New Man In
# New Man In

Connacht appoint 'extremely impressive' South African Senekal as forwards coach

Apr 30th 2021, 1:34 PM 7,031 Views 8 Comments

The 40-year-old has most recently worked with Stade Francais after taking over from Paul O’Connell.

# connacht - Friday 23 April, 2021

Dan McFarland: 'Our lacklustre collisions got us in a bit of trouble'
# Ulster
# Ulster

Dan McFarland: 'Our lacklustre collisions got us in a bit of trouble'

Apr 23rd 2021, 11:04 PM 6,576 Views 4 Comments

Ulster threw away a 10-point lead to lose to Connacht in the Kingspan Stadium tonight.

Connacht steal it at the death with dramatic try in the game's last attack
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Connacht steal it at the death with dramatic try in the game's last attack

Apr 23rd 2021, 10:18 PM 38,237 Views 45 Comments

Connacht beat Ulster 26-24 at Kingspan Stadium in the opening game of the Rainbow Cup.

The Rainbow Cup kicks off tonight. But does anyone really care?
# Over The Rainbow
# Over The Rainbow

The Rainbow Cup kicks off tonight. But does anyone really care?

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 3:01 PM 40,440 Views 35 Comments

Rugby’s authorities have tried their best but this new tournament should have been kicked to touch a long time ago.

# connacht - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Addison set for long-awaited Ulster return against Connacht tomorrow
# Comeback
# Comeback

Addison set for long-awaited Ulster return against Connacht tomorrow

Apr 22nd 2021, 1:36 PM 7,225 Views 11 Comments

Both provinces have named strong teams for the Rainbow Cup opener.

# connacht - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Here are the formats for this week's GAA provincial championship draws for the 2021 season
# Spin The Drum
# Spin The Drum

Here are the formats for this week's GAA provincial championship draws for the 2021 season

Apr 18th 2021, 7:15 AM 9,609 Views 1 Comment

The draws take place over tomorrow and Tuesday.

# connacht - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Connacht's European season ends with high-scoring defeat to Leicester
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Connacht's European season ends with high-scoring defeat to Leicester

Apr 3rd 2021, 10:03 PM 17,691 Views 25 Comments

Andy Friend’s men scored 32 points but conceded 48 in their Challenge Cup clash.

# connacht - Friday 2 April, 2021

Friend insists Connacht out to break 'hoodoos' as he names side for Welford Road
# Tiger Raid
# Tiger Raid

Friend insists Connacht out to break 'hoodoos' as he names side for Welford Road

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:50 PM 5,841 Views 4 Comments

It’s a showdown with Leicester tomorrow night.

# connacht - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

12 years on from Sixways success Connacht still hampered by English issue
# Hard Road
# Hard Road

12 years on from Sixways success Connacht still hampered by English issue

Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 PM 15,229 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Leicester Tigers in Welford Road this weekend, but wins on English soil are rare indeed for the Westerners.

# connacht - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Bundee Aki gets four-game ban after red card against England
# Suspension
# Suspension

Bundee Aki gets four-game ban after red card against England

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 41,683 Views 52 Comments

The ban comes as a big blow for Connacht ahead of their clash with Leicester.

# connacht - Monday 22 March, 2021

Connacht stunned by Scarlets comeback as 21-point interval lead slips away in Pro14 thriller
# Collapse
# Collapse

Connacht stunned by Scarlets comeback as 21-point interval lead slips away in Pro14 thriller

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:59 PM 15,596 Views 33 Comments

Andy Friend’s side coasted to a 33-13 lead by half-time but only scored three points in the second half.

# connacht - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night
# Team News
# Team News

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night

Mar 21st 2021, 1:27 PM 9,430 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend has rejigged his team for the visit to Scarlets.

# connacht - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Connacht fall to one point defeat against Edinburgh
# Pro14
# Pro14

Connacht fall to one point defeat against Edinburgh

Mar 13th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,371 Views 32 Comments

Andy Friend’s side went down 15-14 at the Sportsground after captain Jarrad Butler was sent off.

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Dead rubber can offer a little bounce for Connacht

Mar 13th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,758 Views 3 Comments

It’s a Connacht side with debuts and full debuts to celebrate.

# connacht - Friday 12 March, 2021

Connacht young guns set for milestones as Friend shakes things up for Edinburgh clash
# Western Promise
# Western Promise

Connacht young guns set for milestones as Friend shakes things up for Edinburgh clash

Mar 12th 2021, 12:23 PM 6,151 Views 4 Comments

The Sportsground hosts tomorrow night’s action.

# connacht - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14

Mar 10th 2021, 6:44 AM 6,504 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend and Denis Buckley have their eye on European silverware.

# connacht - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Leinster and Munster both facing tricky European routes
# Draw
# Draw

Leinster and Munster both facing tricky European routes

Mar 9th 2021, 4:53 PM 6,527 Views 6 Comments

Ulster and Connacht will be targeting Challenge Cup success.

Connacht to travel to Leicester as Ulster draw Quins in Challenge Cup
# Fixtures
# Fixtures

Connacht to travel to Leicester as Ulster draw Quins in Challenge Cup

Mar 9th 2021, 12:33 PM 6,169 Views 16 Comments

Both provinces will be away from home in the round of 16.

# connacht - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought
# Finalists
# Finalists

Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought

Mar 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 27,335 Views 34 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side secured their place with a narrow victory over Connacht last night.

# connacht - Friday 5 March, 2021

'Big games get won by special moments' - Van Graan hails Haley's solo score
# Magic Moment
# Magic Moment

'Big games get won by special moments' - Van Graan hails Haley's solo score

Mar 5th 2021, 10:22 PM 11,343 Views 39 Comments

The Munster fullback produced a brilliant solo score to help his side secure a Pro14 final spot.

Van Graan's Munster seal Pro14 final spot after edging past Connacht
# Decider
# Decider

Van Graan's Munster seal Pro14 final spot after edging past Connacht

Mar 5th 2021, 9:21 PM 35,288 Views 174 Comments

The southern province will have a chance to end their 10-year trophy drought later this month.

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick
# On The Verge
# On The Verge

Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick

Mar 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,094 Views 6 Comments

Both sides have made notable changes for the clash at Thomond Park.

# connacht - Thursday 4 March, 2021

'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster
# In The Hunt
# In The Hunt

'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster

Mar 4th 2021, 6:55 AM 6,313 Views 7 Comments

The fullback knows Connacht must whittle Munster’s lead by at least four points tomorrow.

# connacht - Friday 26 February, 2021

Bundee Aki's last minute try seals victory for Connacht in Treviso
# Just In Time
# Just In Time

Bundee Aki's last minute try seals victory for Connacht in Treviso

Feb 26th 2021, 7:42 PM 12,883 Views 14 Comments

Connacht beat Benetton Treviso 19-17 to keep the pressure on Munster in Conference B.

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton
# Steady As She Goes
# Steady As She Goes

Control key as Connacht bring big guns to Benetton

Feb 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 3,345 Views 1 Comment

The western province are riding high in Conference B and ought to have plenty in reserve in Treviso.

# connacht - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht

Dowling delighted to have back issue behind him as he settles in with Connacht

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,577 Views 1 Comment

The second row endured a long wait and rehab before he got to pull on the green jersey this month.

# connacht - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy
# Catalyst
# Catalyst

Connacht generating alternative to Aki's innate energy

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,772 Views 2 Comments

The centre is an irreplaceable personality in any team, but Connacht have worked at how they operate in his absence.

# connacht - Monday 22 February, 2021

Friend backs Connacht to make the next step as season hots up
# On The Up
# On The Up

Friend backs Connacht to make the next step as season hots up

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 6,493 Views 21 Comments

The Connacht coach believes his team can get significantly better.

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