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# sportsground - Friday 17 May, 2019

Connacht's €30 million Sportsground redevelopment receives green light

Leo Varadkar visited the home of Connacht Rugby today as planning permission for the project was acquired.

# sportsground - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'This bloke beside me controlled the game': Friend singles Carty out for praise after Connacht's late win

Friend’s men secured a late win against the Toyota Cheetahs at the Sportsground on Saturday.

# sportsground - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Sellout! Connacht and Munster set for Pro14 clash at packed Sportsground

The sides meet on Saturday night.

# sportsground - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Academy players to start as Connacht make 6 changes for trip to France to face Perpignan

Andy Friend’s side won out 22-10 at the Sportsground last weekend.

# sportsground - 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.

# sportsground - 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.

# sportsground - Monday 8 October, 2018

Connacht announce plans for €30 million redevelopment of the Sportsground

‘Facilities that match our ambition.’

# sportsground - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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.

# sportsground - Monday 24 September, 2018

Connacht increase capacity by 2,000 for eagerly-awaited Leinster clash

Temporary terracing is being installed at the Bohermore and College Road ends of the Sportsground.

# sportsground - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets

Tries from Tom Farrell, Cian Kelleher and Niyi Adeolokun gave Connacht their second win of the season.

# sportsground - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Connacht get rolling as Boyle brace helps Friend's men to bonus-point win

The western province scored five tries against Zebre to notch their first Pro14 win under Andy Friend.

# sportsground - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Muldoon bows out as a Connacht great after leading them to new heights Mul

Muldoon bows out as a Connacht great after leading them to new heights

The Portumna man moves on to Bristol next season but leaves behind a fine legacy.

# sportsground - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Healy bags four tries as Connacht make light work of Brive

Kieran Keane’s men now lead their Challenge Cup pool after four wins from four.

# sportsground - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Connacht are too quick for the Cheetahs but miss out on bonus point in Galway

Despite a late rally from the guests, Kieran Keane’s side held out.

# sportsground - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway

Darragh Leader’s try and brilliant conversion in the second half looked set to give Connacht a hard-fought win until Willis Halaholo popped up.

# sportsground - Friday 28 April, 2017

'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht

The Connacht head coach guided the province to Pro12 glory last year.

# sportsground - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'I think we have a lot of potential' - Erasmus keeps Munster feet on ground

Openside flanker Tommy O’Donnell sustained a concerning ankle injury in Galway.

# sportsground - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Carty the hero as Connacht grab stunning late win over Wasps

The Connacht out-half won it with the last kick of the game.

# sportsground - Monday 12 December, 2016

'That's what makes these guys stronger, that's what Connacht's about'

Pat Lam was pleased his players delivered work rate after a difficult week out west.

# sportsground - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Lam confident in Connacht's attack as Toulouse thunder into Galway

The French heavyweights are in town for this evening’s Champions Cup clash.

# sportsground - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence

Pat Lam’s men gave up a bonus point again in Galway.

# sportsground - Friday 20 May, 2016

Lam targets one more 'special day' as he names Connacht team for sold-out Pro12 semi

Eoin McKeon named in the back row for historic Sportsground clash.

# sportsground - Sunday 27 March, 2016

It's cranked up for next week — Leo Cullen

“These games at this time of the year — there are going to be no holds barred.”

# sportsground - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Connacht weather the late storm to claim dramatic victory over Leinster

Pat Lam’s side go clear at the top of the Pro12 table after tonight’s result at the Sportsground.

# sportsground - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Lam proud of Connacht despite loss, laments worst conditions 'in my experience'

The province lost 16-13 against Edinburgh on Friday, bringing their unbeaten home record to an end.

# sportsground - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Henshaw on fire as Connacht overpower Munster

Pat Lam masterminded Connacht’s first win over Munster in six years, and a second since 1986.

# sportsground - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Lam looks for inexperienced Connacht to learn from dose of the Blues

The western province’s head coach rued line-out and defensive failings in Galway last night.

# sportsground - 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.

As it happened: Connacht v Cardiff Blues, Guinness Pro12

We were live from the Sportsground as Pat Lam’s men looked to earn their fourth win of the season.

# sportsground - 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.

# sportsground - Friday 19 September, 2014

'The whole place is different' - Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum

The 22-year-old scored a superb second-half try to help his side to the top of the Pro12.

Good times keep rolling for Connacht as they see off Leinster in Galway

Pat Lam’s men battled to a wonderful 10-9 victory at the Sportsground to make it three wins from three Pro12 games.

# sportsground - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Madigan stays at 12 for Leinster, while Connacht make one change

Matt O’Connor has made just two alterations to his starting team as Rhys Ruddock and Fergus McFadden come in.

# sportsground - Friday 18 April, 2014

19-year-old Connacht hooker seeking to put a dent in Munster's Pro12 ambitions

Jack Dinneen has been drafted into the senior squad following an injury crisis in the front row.

# sportsground - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Sligo claim Connacht Schools Senior Cup after tense final replay

A late try from Jake Sexton, converted by Matthew Cosgrove, secured a 10th title for Grammar.

# sportsground - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Dramatic Garbally equalising try sends Connacht Senior Cup final to replay

Simon Keller allowed the Ballinasloe school to level in the closing minutes at the Sportsground.

# sportsground - Saturday 1 March, 2014

'Angry' Connacht restoring pride after Saracens hammering says Mick Kearney

The Dublin-born lock is aiming to help the western province to a third victory on the spin.

# sportsground - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Swift the hero as Connacht beat Edinburgh to climb out of Pro12 basement

Pat Lam’s men failed to take advantage of a strong first-half wind but came out firing after the break.

# sportsground - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Connacht handed triple injury boost ahead of Zebre test

Gavin Duffy, Jake Heenan and Craig Ronaldson are all back in contention for Saturday’s Heineken Cup game.

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