# finlay bealham

This month
September 2023
'I don’t see us leaving any time soon... I'm absolutely stoked with how it’s gone'
James Lowe and Finlay Bealham will be proud to wear the green jersey at the World Cup.
This year
'You have got to meet fire with fire': Bealham relishing test against world-class Stormers pack
Connacht travel to take on the champions in Cape Town this Saturday in the semi-finals of the URC.
Connacht hopeful of Bealham return before end of season
Meanwhile, Jack Carty and Denis Buckley are set to miss the Edinburgh tie.
Ireland have some seriously big guns back on board for Grand Slam chase
Losing tighthead prop Finlay Bealham is still a blow for Andy Farrell’s squad.
'He's had a significant influence' - The key man behind the scenes for Ireland
Players and coaches within the Ireland camp explain what Gary Keegan has brought to the table.
'I had it in my head I wasn’t going to be like Tadhg, I was going to try be Finlay'
Finlay Bealham is enjoying his time in the Ireland team after stepping up in the absence of Tadhg Furlong.
'I'll be settling in Galway post-rugby... it's a beautiful place'
Finlay Bealham is moving to the next level with Ireland and enjoying life off the pitch.
A long way from Canberra: Bealham gets big chance to shine
The 31-year-old Connacht man gets his first Six Nations start for Ireland on Saturday.
Last year
Connacht to rest Irish internationals during European pool games
The province kick-off their Challenge Cup campaign against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.
Finlay Bealham: 'I wouldn't see myself as a back-up player'
The Connacht tighthead had his best day ever in an Ireland shirt on Saturday.
Connacht's Bealham hoping for early birthday present against Munster
The Irish international believes the new astroturf surface at the Sportsground will suit his side’s style of play.
Ireland's prop crisis deepens as Bealham is ruled out of today's test with COVID
Former Leinster player Michael Bent has answered an SOS call to help the team warm-up after replacement prop Ed Byrne’s flight to New Zealand was delayed.
Bealham calls on Connacht to 'meet fire with fire' in Leinster showdown
The Western province face a massive task as they look to overturn a five-point deficit at the Aviva Stadium.
'I hadn’t seen my parents for two-and-a-half years. It was really emotional'
Finlay Bealham shared a special moment with his family at Twickenham.
'Cian has an x-factor to his game too... He is a massive handful'
The 34-year-old gets his first Ireland start in 12 months tomorrow against England.
All time
Finlay Bealham latest player to sign new contract with Connacht
The tighthead had agreed an extension which will take him to the end of the 2023/24 season.
'I'm loving my rugby at the moment' - Bealham looking to build on strong start to the season
The Connacht tighthead feels he is yet to reach his prime.
150 not out for Carty and Bealham as Connacht set off on 'must-win' Wales mission
Andy Friend makes seven changes for Connacht’s meeting with Dragons tomorrow evening.
Missing family, but recovering and connecting with fans: Bealham banks positives from lockdown
Finlay Bealham is ready for the resumption of Connacht’s season after returning to full training.
Connacht hope Bealham's season isn't over following surgery on fractured ankle
The prop suffered the injury in last Friday’s defeat to Edinburgh.
'It could easily have been 70 points, but it wasn't, that's the one bit of solace we'll take'
Connacht were hit for six and suffered more injuries in key positions.
Bealham and Dillane travel to France with Connacht after World Cup disappointment
The pair are set to feature for Andy Friend’s side against Oyonnax tomorrow.
Connacht trio named in Barbarians squad for England showdown at Twickenham
Finlay Bealham, Niyi Adeolokun and David Heffernan have been selected for the historic double-header.
'It was traumatic, looking down and being able to see the inside of my hand'
Just four weeks after suffering a horrific hand injury which left him hospitalised for five days, Connacht’s Finlay Bealham makes an incredible return against Munster this evening.
MacGinty haunts Connacht but Bealham injury not as bad as feared
Andy Friend’s side have refocused rapidly on their play-off pursuit in the Pro14.
Bealham heads to hospital but Connacht hopeful on Carty bicep injury
The tighthead prop suffered a serious hand injury in the defeat to Sale Sharks.
'It's an exciting time. There's a great buzz around Galway and within the camp'
Back in Connacht green, Finlay Bealham is relishing the prospect of running out at the Sportsground again this afternoon.
'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'
After falling out of Joe Schmidt’s plans, Finlay Bealham had a hard look at himself in the mirror and has returned fitter and leaner.
'If I do get the call I'll be ready': Bealham working hard to get back in the picture for Ireland
A game away from being a Connacht centurion, Bealham’s last appearance in green was on the summer tour of Japan.
Aki fit for Connacht as training ground injuries rule out Bealham and Robb
Openside Jarrad Butler will also miss the Challenge Cup clash with Oyonnax after fracturing his hand in Worcester.
Farrell set for debut and Irish stars return as Connacht change 5 for Dragons clash
Meanwhile, another recent signing, Steve Crosbie could make his debut from the bench.
Ireland quartet made available to Connacht but centre emerges as injury doubt
Stacey Ili picked up an ankle issue against Cardiff last weekend and may miss the visit of the Dragons.
Bealham still confident Connacht can go 'all the way' and retain title
The western province will have to come from a long way back to challenge in May.
Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka
The 25-year-old was delighted to be part of the win over New Zealand.
Bealham signs three-year contract extension
Connacht’s 24-year-old prop will be hoping to build on last year’s successful run.
Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster
Leinster were dominant at the scrum, but Connacht were smarter.
Bealham has come long way from Canberra and freezing-cold Renmore
The 24-year-old Connacht prop won his first Ireland cap this season.
Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final
Both Leinster and Connacht are tough to get the better of at scrumtime.
'It was my first meat pie for Connacht' - Bealham flourishing up front for Lam's men
The Irish international prop was one of a number of standout players from last night’s win over Munster.
Connacht's five stars: 'We didn't say much at the end, just looked at each other and had a big smile'
New cap Finlay Bealham made it a Connacht quintet helping Ireland to a 58 – 15 win over Italy.