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# denis-buckley - 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.

# denis-buckley - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster

The 28-year-old loosehead is a key player for the western province.

# denis-buckley - Monday 10 September, 2018

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

The 28-year-old was superb as Connacht’s pack took Zebre apart in the scrum on Saturday.

# denis-buckley - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'If you want to play for Ireland you have to play in Ireland, and that was a big factor'

Denis Buckley has been a star for Connacht but still hasn’t been capped by Ireland.

# denis-buckley - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Homegrown Carty and Buckley sign new two-year deals with Connacht

As has Ireland international Quinn Roux.

# denis-buckley - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Injury toll rises for Lam's Connacht as Buckley and Robb hit by concussion

Back row Nepia Fox-Matamua has picked up a hamstring issue.

# denis-buckley - Friday 26 August, 2016

'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour

The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.

# denis-buckley - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Connacht prop Buckley recovering quickly after ankle surgery, Henshaw set for scan

Sitting third in the table, Pat Lam says his side are ‘in a good place’ to achieve their season’s goals.

# denis-buckley - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Connacht's injury crisis shows no signs of abating as Buckley goes under the knife

Saba Meniugara has been added to the Challenge Cup squad.

# denis-buckley - Sunday 23 August, 2015

'Chasing a few kilos': How this Connacht prop got prepped for a new season

The loosehead has put himself through ‘horrible’ conditioning to get back in to peak condition for the season ahead.

# denis-buckley - Friday 21 August, 2015

Connacht more ruthless, 'harder on each other' in pursuit of fine margins

After missing out in one heart-breaking circumstance after another, the western province believe their extra experience can get them over the line and in to the Champions Cup in 2016.

# denis-buckley - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Hanrahan, McCloskey and 5 full internationals included in Emerging Ireland squad for Tbilisi

Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey coach the side to face Italy, Uruguay and Georgia next month.

# denis-buckley - Saturday 11 April, 2015

5 players Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on in the Pro12

We’ve picked out two Leinster players and one each from Munster, Ulster and Connacht.

# denis-buckley - Friday 2 January, 2015

The Bangor Bulldozer and The Dartist: 5 bolters who could make Ireland's World Cup squad

Can any of these young bucks force themselves into Joe Schmidt’s plans?

# denis-buckley - Monday 29 December, 2014

Half-term report: Connacht keen to make further progress under Lam

The western province have been the story of the season so far in Ireland.

# denis-buckley - Friday 28 November, 2014

'The bottom of a collapsed scrum isn't a nice place to be' - Connacht's Buckley

Denis Buckley measures himself every day at Connacht training against three international props.

# denis-buckley - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Connacht reward homegrown 'heroes' with two-year contracts

Pat Lam says that keeping local players involved in Connacht is an inspiration for the next generation.

# denis-buckley - Friday 27 December, 2013

8 of Roscommon's best sporting moments in 2013

Inter-county struggles, but plenty to shout about at club level across the Shannon.

# denis-buckley - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Pat Lam settles into life at Connacht as players begin to drop like flies

The New Zealander expanded on his rugby philosophies, which hopefully includes decent player management.

# denis-buckley - Monday 26 November, 2012

Going nowhere: Buckley signs new deal with Connacht

The Roscommon native has signed a two-year extension to his current deal.

Pro12: Team of the week

Two defeats and squeaky wins for Leinster and Ulster but some players shone through the morass.

# denis-buckley - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Size matters: Connacht fought a losing battle against European heavyweight

Was Denis Buckley really a whole 50 kilos lighter than his direct opponent? “Don’t believe the programme.”

# denis-buckley - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish fans sing because it brings unity, and what else do we have? Opinion

Column: Irish fans sing because it brings unity, and what else do we have?

The history of public singing in Ireland suggests it emerges as a response to troubled times, writes Denis Buckley.

# denis-buckley - Friday 12 October, 2012

Expert view: Our Heineken Cup Q&A with Donal Lenihan

Only a few hours to go until the big kick-off.

# denis-buckley - Saturday 12 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: When Bob Marley came to Dublin, things changed for me Read Me

Column: When Bob Marley came to Dublin, things changed for me

Bob Marley’s 1980 concert at Dalymount Park shook up a conservative Ireland. Denis Buckley remembers his schoolboy trip to the gig, just months before Marley’s death.

# denis-buckley - Thursday 22 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge 5 questions for the Fringe: Denis Buckley Fringe

5 questions for the Fringe: Denis Buckley

Each day for the 16 days of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 in Dublin, we quiz the creatives on how they work, why they work – and their tips for the festival.

# denis-buckley - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: What is an artist for? Opinion

Column: What is an artist for?

Denis Buckley has been a doorman and a welder but now that he’s a poet, he’s trying to define what exactly that value that holds at this time…