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# michael-swift - Saturday 3 October, 2020

‘Horrible, derogatory, disrespectful’ - the sledging Connacht had to endure
# Rugby Legends
# Rugby Legends

‘Horrible, derogatory, disrespectful’ - the sledging Connacht had to endure

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 32,553 Views 8 Comments

Michael Swift reflects on his 15-year career with Connacht and predicts a big season for Andy Friend’s side.

# michael-swift - Saturday 9 May, 2020

When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin
# Classic
# Classic

When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin

May 9th 2020, 8:30 AM 8,385 Views 7 Comments

Leinster were unbeaten at Donnybrook in three years when Steph Nel’s men arrived in 2002.

# michael-swift - Thursday 17 March, 2016

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'
# FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME
# FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'

Mar 17th 2016, 10:20 PM 5,720 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland star Marcus Horan among expert group driving player welfare.

# michael-swift - Saturday 16 May, 2015

There were emotional scenes as some Connacht legends said goodbye
# Heroes
# Heroes

There were emotional scenes as some Connacht legends said goodbye

May 16th 2015, 9:34 PM 10,728 Views 5 Comments

Michael Swift and Dan McFarland were honoured at the Sportsground today.

# michael-swift - Monday 20 April, 2015

Connacht's injury crisis isn't getting any better, they've sent 3 players for surgery this week
# Front Up Stitched Up
# Front Up Stitched Up

Connacht's injury crisis isn't getting any better, they've sent 3 players for surgery this week

Apr 20th 2015, 4:53 PM 5,731 Views 6 Comments

Quinn Roux, Nathan White and Mick Kearney will go under the knife this week.

# michael-swift - Thursday 19 February, 2015

The Connacht veteran with the Celtic League / Pro12 appearance record is retiring
# Time's Up
# Time's Up

The Connacht veteran with the Celtic League / Pro12 appearance record is retiring

Feb 19th 2015, 2:34 PM 7,095 Views 6 Comments

Michael Swift is calling it a day at the end of the season.

# michael-swift - Monday 13 October, 2014

Injury update: Swift out of Connacht's European openers, Ulster coy on Andy Trimble
# European Week
# European Week

Injury update: Swift out of Connacht's European openers, Ulster coy on Andy Trimble

Oct 13th 2014, 4:58 PM 2,951 Views 1 Comment

Ulster to wait for further consultation before making a call on Trimble’s toe injury.

# michael-swift - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Connacht launch pre-season with fundraiser for brave Sligo supporter
# GIVING BACK
# GIVING BACK

Connacht launch pre-season with fundraiser for brave Sligo supporter

Jun 28th 2014, 8:15 AM 3,488 Views 0 Comments

Pat Lam’s men will visit Sligo RFC on Sunday afternoon to raise money and awareness of the Donal Parson Trust.

# michael-swift - Friday 27 June, 2014

Connacht veteran Swift eager to dole out 'hard lessons' to Ireland U20 heroes
# Reality Bites
# Reality Bites

Connacht veteran Swift eager to dole out 'hard lessons' to Ireland U20 heroes

Jun 27th 2014, 7:38 PM 4,903 Views 1 Comment

The likes of Sean O’Brien, Peter Robb, Rory Moloney and Ciaran Gaffney will be pressing for senior squad inclusion next season.

# michael-swift - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Watch: Outrageous skill from Michael Swift sets up Henshaw try
# Swifty Skillz
# Swifty Skillz

Watch: Outrageous skill from Michael Swift sets up Henshaw try

Jan 11th 2014, 5:56 PM 10,240 Views 5 Comments

It was Barbarians stuff from Swift and Carty before the centre crashed over.

# michael-swift - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Best mates Swift and McCarthy will be gunning for each other - Adrian Flavin
# Column
# Column

Best mates Swift and McCarthy will be gunning for each other - Adrian Flavin

Jan 1st 2014, 5:53 PM 4,498 Views 1 Comment

Connacht versus Leinster will be decided at the breakdown but keep an eye out for the battle of the heavy-hitters.

# michael-swift - Thursday 10 October, 2013

'No surprises, no excuses' as Swift plots addition to Heineken Cup highlight reel
# H Cup
# H Cup

'No surprises, no excuses' as Swift plots addition to Heineken Cup highlight reel

Oct 10th 2013, 7:24 AM 1,195 Views 3 Comments

Michael Swift feels his new second row partner Craig Clarke can make a long-term difference at the Sportsground.

# michael-swift - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Eoin Griffin out of Connacht's Heineken Cup opener
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Eoin Griffin out of Connacht's Heineken Cup opener

Oct 8th 2013, 11:18 AM 1,025 Views 0 Comments

Here are all the latest injury updates from the Connacht camp ahead of Friday night.

# michael-swift - Monday 26 August, 2013

Lam splits Connacht captaincy 3 ways for Duffy, Muldoon and Swift
# Pro12
# Pro12

Lam splits Connacht captaincy 3 ways for Duffy, Muldoon and Swift

Aug 26th 2013, 5:41 PM 2,859 Views 1 Comment

‘These three men exemplify what Connacht Rugby is all about.’

# michael-swift - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Done deal: Connacht sign Muldowney from Exeter
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Done deal: Connacht sign Muldowney from Exeter

Jan 24th 2013, 4:14 PM 1,983 Views 1 Comment

The player also featured in five of Exeter’s six Heineken Cup games this season.

# michael-swift - Monday 7 January, 2013

Pro12 Team of the Week
# Best XV
# Best XV

Pro12 Team of the Week

Jan 7th 2013, 1:27 PM 1,618 Views 4 Comments

Hefty wins for three Irish provinces means the competition for places is high.

# michael-swift - Friday 4 January, 2013

Vainikolo and McCarthy return, as Connacht prepare for Dragons clash
# Team News
# Team News

Vainikolo and McCarthy return, as Connacht prepare for Dragons clash

Jan 4th 2013, 11:55 AM 568 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, George Naoupu will revert to his regular Number 8 position in the back row.

# michael-swift - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Connacht change 3 for Dragons trip
# Pro12
# Pro12

Connacht change 3 for Dragons trip

Nov 22nd 2012, 12:01 PM 493 Views 1 Comment

Connacht captain Gavin Duffy makes his first start in almost two months against the Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow evening.

# michael-swift - Friday 28 September, 2012

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, RaboDirect PRO12
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As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, RaboDirect PRO12

# michael-swift - Monday 24 September, 2012

Lock steady: New boy Denton warming to life with European champions Leinster
# Pro12
# Pro12

Lock steady: New boy Denton warming to life with European champions Leinster

Sep 24th 2012, 6:39 PM 1,477 Views 0 Comments

The Irish-qualified second-row played his first full game for Joe Schmidt’s side at the weekend and now has Connacht in his sights.

# michael-swift - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Two more years: Paul O'Connell signs on with Munster until 2014
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Two more years: Paul O'Connell signs on with Munster until 2014

Jan 4th 2012, 12:22 PM 1,499 Views 4 Comments

The talismanic second row has penned a new Irish international contract that will keep him at Thomond Park while Connacht also tie up two players.