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# connacht - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Fascinating battle lies ahead at the Aviva with Ulster primed to make it five wins from five
# Derby Day
# Derby Day

Fascinating battle lies ahead at the Aviva with Ulster primed to make it five wins from five

Sat 7:30 AM 6,510 Views 8 Comments

Connacht host Ulster at HQ this evening.

# connacht - Friday 22 October, 2021

Connacht lose Aki to injury as Ulster welcome back some big guns
# Derby
# Derby

Connacht lose Aki to injury as Ulster welcome back some big guns

Fri 12:14 PM 7,435 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland centre has picked up a knee injury but should be back in training next week.

# connacht - Thursday 21 October, 2021

'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'
# Canberra To Connacht
# Canberra To Connacht

'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'

Oct 21st 2021, 7:30 PM 14,976 Views 11 Comments

Irish-qualified back Mack Hansen has made a strong start to life with Connacht.

Conor Oliver: 'The coaches here are filling me with confidence, letting me go about my game'
# Oliver's Twist
# Oliver's Twist

Conor Oliver: 'The coaches here are filling me with confidence, letting me go about my game'

Oct 21st 2021, 10:56 AM 5,879 Views 1 Comment

Former Munster player has been re-energised since he switched from Limerick to Galway.

# connacht - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Andy Friend: 'If it is a 50/50 call, it very rarely goes our side. It's hard, it's frustrating'
# A Friend In Need
# A Friend In Need

Andy Friend: 'If it is a 50/50 call, it very rarely goes our side. It's hard, it's frustrating'

Oct 16th 2021, 10:32 PM 15,075 Views 29 Comments

Connacht head coach was irked by decision of the referee to allow Munster’s opening try tonight.

Carbery goes from villain to hero to win it for Munster right at the death
# Joey
# Joey

Carbery goes from villain to hero to win it for Munster right at the death

Oct 16th 2021, 9:46 PM 42,400 Views 114 Comments

Munster defeated Connacht with a late Joey Carbery conversion in the first Irish derby of the season in Thomond Park.

Audition night in Thomond Park for Carty and Carbery as Ireland coach Farrell looks on
# Perfect Ten
# Perfect Ten

Audition night in Thomond Park for Carty and Carbery as Ireland coach Farrell looks on

Oct 16th 2021, 6:33 AM 9,762 Views 15 Comments

Munster take on Connacht tonight at Thomond Park.

# connacht - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'My hope is that the door would be open in Connacht at some stage'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'My hope is that the door would be open in Connacht at some stage'

Oct 12th 2021, 2:53 PM 14,455 Views 1 Comment

Nigel Carolan has taken on a new challenge as attack coach for the Glasgow Warriors.

# connacht - Monday 11 October, 2021

'We are not far off but we are still going to have to be much better over the next two weeks'
# Bouncebackability
# Bouncebackability

'We are not far off but we are still going to have to be much better over the next two weeks'

Oct 11th 2021, 6:57 AM 4,631 Views 2 Comments

The fixture list hasn’t been kind to Connacht – they face Munster and Ulster in their next two games.

# connacht - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Andy Friend: 'What you saw tonight is certainly not the team that we want to be'
# Frustration
# Frustration

Andy Friend: 'What you saw tonight is certainly not the team that we want to be'

Oct 9th 2021, 8:29 PM 10,064 Views 8 Comments

The Connacht coach was reacting to his side’s 35-22 defeat to Dragons tonight.

Dragons fire four tries to seal bonus point win and puncture Connacht's balloon
# Burst Bubble
# Burst Bubble

Dragons fire four tries to seal bonus point win and puncture Connacht's balloon

Oct 9th 2021, 7:21 PM 8,043 Views 13 Comments

Connacht lost 35-22 to the Dragons at the Sportsground this evening.

Jake White has done Andy Friend a favour - his team don't need motivation for the Dragons
# All White On The Night
# All White On The Night

Jake White has done Andy Friend a favour - his team don't need motivation for the Dragons

Oct 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,345 Views 3 Comments

White’s comments about Connacht last Friday are sure to motivate Friend’s side ahead of today’s game against Dragons.

# connacht - Monday 4 October, 2021

'That was definitely a strategy for Connacht and it paid off for them'
# Ball In PLay
# Ball In PLay

'That was definitely a strategy for Connacht and it paid off for them'

Oct 4th 2021, 1:07 PM 8,708 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s side ran the Bulls off their feet in a brilliant win at the Sportsground.

# connacht - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Andy Friend: ‘There is relief and with relief comes belief, there is so much more to come’
# Statement
# Statement

Andy Friend: ‘There is relief and with relief comes belief, there is so much more to come’

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:37 AM 4,291 Views 4 Comments

Connacht are seeking to build on last night’s thumping win over the Bulls.

# connacht - Friday 1 October, 2021

‘Conditions didn’t suit us,’ says Bulls coach White – ‘Weather was beautiful,’ says Hansen
# Connacht
# Connacht

‘Conditions didn’t suit us,’ says Bulls coach White – ‘Weather was beautiful,’ says Hansen

Oct 1st 2021, 10:23 PM 13,603 Views 8 Comments

Connacht’s new star Mack Hansen says he is loving life in Galway after scoring sensational try.

Connacht destroy the Bulls with performance filled with passion and panache
# Mack The Knife
# Mack The Knife

Connacht destroy the Bulls with performance filled with passion and panache

Oct 1st 2021, 9:35 PM 27,864 Views 19 Comments

Connacht got a bonus point win over the Bulls at the Sportsground tonight in the second game of this URC season.

# connacht - Friday 24 September, 2021

Connacht outgunned by Cardiff in United Rugby Championship opener
# Bad Start
# Bad Start

Connacht outgunned by Cardiff in United Rugby Championship opener

Sep 24th 2021, 9:52 PM 9,758 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side were competitive for the first hour but wilted in the concluding stages.

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
# Opener
# Opener

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff

Sep 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,115 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming to reach the knock-out stages of the URC this season.

# connacht - Thursday 23 September, 2021

'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'
# Leader
# Leader

'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,453 Views 2 Comments

Jarrad Butler is club captain for Connacht this season.

# connacht - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Fast, relentless, adaptable - Connacht's 'gardener' targets URC quarter-final
# Leaders
# Leaders

Fast, relentless, adaptable - Connacht's 'gardener' targets URC quarter-final

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 4,336 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend is heading into his fourth season in charge of the province.

# connacht - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Connacht close in on new signing to help cover Buckley's long-term injury
# Addition
# Addition

Connacht close in on new signing to help cover Buckley's long-term injury

Sep 21st 2021, 2:07 PM 7,882 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, Kieran Marmion is the only fit scrum-half in the senior squad.

# connacht - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury
# Squad
# Squad

The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury

Sep 15th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,840 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend has a 43-man senior squad coming into the new season.

# connacht - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

'Not good enough' - Ex-Ireland international asks why dressing rooms were closed for interpros
# Reaction
# Reaction

'Not good enough' - Ex-Ireland international asks why dressing rooms were closed for interpros

Sep 14th 2021, 6:44 PM 9,159 Views 3 Comments

Alison Miller was speaking after footage emerged of poor changing facilities for players.

A miserable couple of days for Irish women's rugby off and on the pitch
# Concerns
# Concerns

A miserable couple of days for Irish women's rugby off and on the pitch

Sep 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 28,472 Views 10 Comments

Ireland must recover after defeat to Spain at the 2021 World Cup Qualifier tournament.

# connacht - Monday 13 September, 2021

Injured Blade to miss Connacht's opening URC clash
# Misses The Cut
# Misses The Cut

Injured Blade to miss Connacht's opening URC clash

Sep 13th 2021, 4:21 PM 5,046 Views 10 Comments

Paul Boyle has recovered from food poisoning and is available, with Bundee Aki several weeks way from a return.

# connacht - Sunday 12 September, 2021

IRFU and Leinster apologise for 'unacceptable error' regarding changing facilities at women's interpros
# Statement
# Statement

IRFU and Leinster apologise for 'unacceptable error' regarding changing facilities at women's interpros

Sep 12th 2021, 4:38 PM 19,823 Views 6 Comments

Videos circulated on social media appeared to show the Connacht team’s pre-match base located beside bins in a derelict area.

# connacht - Friday 10 September, 2021

London Irish record impressive victory over Connacht as fans return to the Sportsground
# Report
# Report

London Irish record impressive victory over Connacht as fans return to the Sportsground

Sep 10th 2021, 8:07 PM 12,501 Views 6 Comments

Declan Kidney’s side ran out 47-14 winners in front of a crowd of 1,459.

Irish provinces get dates and fixtures for this year's Champions Cup
# Diary Dates
# Diary Dates

Irish provinces get dates and fixtures for this year's Champions Cup

Sep 10th 2021, 4:36 PM 5,109 Views 1 Comment

Munster will travel to Wasps for their opening game while Leinster host Bath. Connacht open up with a home game against Stade Francais as Ulster travel to Clermont.

# connacht - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Munster turn up the heat in the final quarter to see off Connacht
# Classy
# Classy

Munster turn up the heat in the final quarter to see off Connacht

Sep 4th 2021, 9:54 PM 11,185 Views 2 Comments

Four second-half tries led to a 31-7 win for Munster.

# connacht - Friday 3 September, 2021

Connacht lose to Worcester in high scoring thriller
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Connacht lose to Worcester in high scoring thriller

Sep 3rd 2021, 9:39 PM 11,837 Views 4 Comments

Connacht travelled to Worcester this evening for a warm-up game ahead of the upcoming season..

# connacht - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Tom Farrell returns to Connacht side after a nine-month absence
# No Doubting Thomas
# No Doubting Thomas

Tom Farrell returns to Connacht side after a nine-month absence

Sep 2nd 2021, 12:33 PM 7,473 Views 4 Comments

Connacht take on Worcester in a pre-season friendly tomorrow.

# connacht - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Met Éireann issues Status Yellow rain warning for three western counties for Friday
# Weather
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# Weather

Met Éireann issues Status Yellow rain warning for three western counties for Friday

Aug 19th 2021, 1:45 PM 24,906 Views 5 Comments

Heavy and possibly thundery falls of rain are expected in Galway, Mayo and Kerry tomorrow.

# connacht - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw
# Combination
# Combination

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 34,318 Views 55 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland has explained his selection decisions for the third Test.

# connacht - Friday 30 July, 2021

Cork edge past Kerry to set up Munster minor decider with Limerick
# Wrap
# Wrap

Cork edge past Kerry to set up Munster minor decider with Limerick

Jul 30th 2021, 10:19 PM 13,020 Views 9 Comments

Sligo, meanwhile, will face either Galway or Roscommon in the Connacht decider.

# connacht - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Croke Park to host Connacht final between Galway and Mayo
# Venue Switch
# Venue Switch

Croke Park to host Connacht final between Galway and Mayo

Jul 13th 2021, 7:59 PM 33,899 Views 20 Comments

18,000 fans will now be able to attend the match.

# connacht - Sunday 11 July, 2021

'A lot of coaches now want choir boys... They just don't want to manage people'
# Business
# Business

'A lot of coaches now want choir boys... They just don't want to manage people'

Jul 11th 2021, 10:11 AM 40,524 Views 2 Comments

John Andress is now a rugby agent after playing for Exeter, Harlequins, Worcester, Munster, and Connacht.

# connacht - Thursday 8 July, 2021

'If you told me a year ago I'd be playing against Ireland, I'd have said you were lying'
# Buccaneer
# Buccaneer

'If you told me a year ago I'd be playing against Ireland, I'd have said you were lying'

Jul 8th 2021, 7:30 PM 22,374 Views 1 Comment

23-year-old Athlone man Luke Carty made his debut for the US last weekend.

# connacht - Saturday 26 June, 2021

James Cronin set to join Biarritz in the Top 14 after leaving Munster
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

James Cronin set to join Biarritz in the Top 14 after leaving Munster

Jun 26th 2021, 2:14 PM 12,422 Views 9 Comments

The 30-year-old Ireland international is set for a move to France.

# connacht - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'
# Blade
# Blade

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'

Jun 24th 2021, 4:15 PM 8,249 Views 9 Comments

Connacht scrum-half Caolin Blade has earned his Ireland call-up with some superb form.

# connacht - Thursday 10 June, 2021

'One of the brightest young prospects in South African rugby' - Connacht sign Irish-qualified star
# Exciting Capture
# Exciting Capture

'One of the brightest young prospects in South African rugby' - Connacht sign Irish-qualified star

Jun 10th 2021, 2:25 PM 17,085 Views 10 Comments

20-year-old Shayne Bolton can play in the center or back three.

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