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# rise-up - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

# rise-up - Thursday 9 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

# rise-up - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

# rise-up - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province

The scrum-half and prolific wing have penned two-year deals.

# rise-up - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'

Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.

# rise-up - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract

Matthew Burke and Conor Kenny will also step up from the academy next season.

# rise-up - 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.

# rise-up - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Number one, rugby is about expressing yourself. You've got to play'

Connacht’s new head coach, Andy Friend, wants his team to play without any fear.

# rise-up - Saturday 11 February, 2017

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This Falcons video following their Super Bowl heartbreak will give you chills

‘In brotherhood, we fall. In brotherhood, we trust. In brotherhood, we rise.’

# rise-up - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'I felt like I was at home here' - Aki and Dillane saw Connacht as best option

The centre and lock explain why they signed new contracts with the western province.

# rise-up - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam

The Connacht head coach insisted his squad have full belief in their culture and systems.

# rise-up - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"

A peaceful one this time.

# rise-up - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie

On-loan lock Quinn Roux and dynamic back row Eoin McKeon are also back in the selection mix.

# rise-up - 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.

# rise-up - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

# rise-up - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group

Robbie Henshaw, Kieran Marmion, Rodney Ah You, Nathan White and Darragh Leader have made the November squad.

# rise-up - Friday 3 October, 2014

Connacht denied fourth Pro12 victory in agonising finale against Cardiff

Pat Lam’s men had to settle for a share of the points at the Sportsground as the Blues fought back.

# rise-up - Monday 22 September, 2014

'You've got to get top six at the start' - Muldoon's Connacht on track

The western province’s captain was part of a superb defensive effort on Friday night at the Sportsground.

# rise-up - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Calm belief pays dividends for Pat Lam's Connacht against Leinster

The western province’s head coach feels that the culture within his group is beginning to shine through.

# rise-up - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season

Promising backs, forward’s consistency, Champions Cup qualification and high-profile signings are all addressed.

# rise-up - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Elwood pays tribute to 'immense' McSharry ahead of Biarritz tilt

The Connacht backline is looking its most dangerous in recent memory.