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# connacht - Yesterday’s News

16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA

Lauren Delany and Laura Sheehan have been named to start for their first Test caps.

# connacht - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Mayo's Ballintubber bag 3 goals in Connacht semi-final win to set up decider with Corofin

The final will take place in Castlebar in a fortnight.

# connacht - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

A first red card in Galway All-Ireland winner's career as he picks up 13th county senior medal

Kieran Fitzgerald’s winning run with Corofin shows no sign of abating.

# connacht - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Bonus point in the bag by half-time as Connacht torch Dragons

Tom Farrell rounded off the scoring to secure victory against Bernard Jackman’s side.

# connacht - Sunday 28 October, 2018

From Cold snap to continue as temperatures to dip to -4 degrees in parts of the country tonight Baby It's Cold Outside

Cold snap to continue as temperatures to dip to -4 degrees in parts of the country tonight

Ireland is getting to grips with winter conditions ahead of the beginning of November.

# connacht - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Marmion back from injury as fully-loaded Connacht go to Ospreys

The scrum-half has shaken off an ankle injury for the crucial Conference A clash.

'We’re spoilt for back rowers,' says Butler as Connacht take aim at Ospreys

The Australian is braced for a battle with Justin Tipuric.

# connacht - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp

Andy Friend’s men are hoping to back up last weekend’s Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux.

# connacht - Friday 19 October, 2018

In-form Farrell credits Aki influence after making massive strides

The 25-year-old went to Bedford before getting his big chance with the western province.

# connacht - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'He's the ultimate professional' - Connacht tie South African-born lock Roux down to new deal

The 27-year-old Ireland international has signed up until the end of 2020/21.

# connacht - Monday 15 October, 2018

Connacht's red/orange/green penalties and 'match play' training drills

The western province’s head coach, Andy Friend, is happy to see his team making progress.

MacGinty to miss clash with Connacht and November Tests after shoulder surgery

Sale Sharks say the out-half developed the issue on international duty with the USA during the summer.

# connacht - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Two-try Godwin helps Connacht to Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux

Andy Friend’s side prevailed in testing conditions at the Sportsground in Galway.

# connacht - Friday 12 October, 2018

Two academy players included in Connacht squad for Challenge Cup opener against Bordeaux

Out half Conor Fitzgerald and Connemara man Colm de Buitlear are named among the Connacht replacements.

Glamour aplenty in the Challenge Cup, but Connacht best served pushing hard in Pro14

The 2016 Pro12 champions sorely needed the Challenge Cup last season. With renewed confidence this time around, they are well equipped to compete for a top-three place in their conference.

# connacht - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Attention to detail paying off for Jack Carty

As Connacht celebrated a historic win in Belfast, the out-half was lamenting the end of his goal-kicking streak.

# connacht - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Marmion in line for November Test duty, ankle injury not as serious as feared

Conor Murray’s continued absence means Joe Schmidt may have to look to the Connacht 9.

# connacht - Monday 8 October, 2018

Connacht announce plans for €30 million redevelopment of the Sportsground

‘Facilities that match our ambition.’

''Fields of Athenry' in the Kingspan, I'm told it's pretty special and doesn't happen often'

Connacht coach Andy Friend will let his squad enjoy the historic win over Ulster, but the province is intent on continuing their rise.

# connacht - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Connacht 'not the finished product,' but Friend delighted with array of threats on show

The new head coach wants his side to ‘learn how to make it easier’ on themselves after the weight of history made for a nervy second half in Belfast.

Cipriani returns to wound Wasps ahead of Leinster clash

Dai Young’s side also lost scrum-half Dan Robson to injury and look set to be without him for the RDS trip.

McFarland rues 'one thing after another that punched Ulster in the stomach'

It’s been a bad week for Dan McFarland with two unwanted entries in the history books.

# connacht - Friday 5 October, 2018

'The west of Ireland should be really proud of these men'

Andy Friend hailed a ‘gutsy’ inter-pro win that means far more than bragging rights for Connacht.

‘You’re going to need to call these line-outs because I can’t remember any of them’

Iain Henderson suffered the first concussion of his career last weekend. Here he describes in detail how it unfolded from his perspective.

# connacht - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Boost for Ulster as Best and Stockdale set to make first appearances of the season

The pair have been named in the squad to take on Connacht on Friday evening.

Dillane ready to meet backlash from 'pumped' Ulster

The Connacht lock knows the meticulous nature of Dan McFarland will have the northern province back on form.

# connacht - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Connacht prop banned for six weeks after stamp on Josh van der Flier's head Gone Til November This post contains videos

Connacht prop banned for six weeks after stamp on Josh van der Flier's head

Dominic Robertson-McCoy was red-carded just a minute after leaving the bench against Leinster.

AC joint to keep Thornbury out of Connacht action until 'at least November'

With a South Africa trip in store for the Westerners, a December return has been mooted.

# connacht - Monday 1 October, 2018

'It didn't feel like we were a million miles away at all, but discipline cost us'

Connacht looked within for the causes of their loss to Leinster.

Leinster hail impact of contact skills coach Hogan after shutting down Connacht

“The work in contact areas is huge, ultimately it decides the game more often than not.”

# connacht - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'Now we've the yardstick of what makes a champion side,' says Friend after loss to Leinster

The Western province’s head coach sent out a side brimming with attacking intent, but couldn’t find a way through Leinster’s defence.

'No issues at all': Van der Flier unscathed after horror stamp and 20 tackles Stonewall Red This post contains videos

'No issues at all': Van der Flier unscathed after horror stamp and 20 tackles

The Leinster flanker’s head was trampled on by Connacht prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy.

Leinster flex their muscles in enthralling battle with Connacht

Tries from Garry Ringrose and Sean Cronin took the reigning champions out of sight in Galway.

'They rightly spanked us': Leinster vow to show attitude in defence to avert wild west shoot-out

Connacht v Leinster feels a little spicier than usual.

# connacht - Friday 28 September, 2018

Sean O'Brien back on Leinster bench as Heffernan captains Connacht

Johnny Sexton leads a Leinster line-up selected with revenge in mind.

'I felt it straight away, the popping and cracking': Gaffney retired at 23 after horrible back and neck injury

The former Ireland U20 star is relieved to avoid being paralysed, but admits it was ‘gut-wrenching’ to give up on his professional rugby dream.

Friend intent on making Scarlets win the 'baseline' as Connacht prepare for Leinster backlash

While talk of ‘hatred’ emerges from Leinster, Connacht’s new coach says he wants to set new standards.

# connacht - Thursday 27 September, 2018

French referees in place for all three provinces in Champions Cup openers

Connacht have Scottish and Welsh officials for their early European matches, while Joy Neville will take charge of the Challenge Cup opener.

# connacht - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'There is an edge to Sean in everything he does': Leinster excited to have O'Brien back in harness

The Carlow man has been sidelined for five months after picking up a shoulder injury in a home loss to Benetton.

# connacht - Monday 24 September, 2018

Sean O'Brien in contention for Connacht trip as he returns to full training

The province will also have half-backs Ciaran Frawley and Nick McCarthy back in full training.

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