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# sportsground - This year 2022

Farewells and glimpses of the future as Connacht wrap up against Zebre
# Last Hurrah
# Last Hurrah

Farewells and glimpses of the future as Connacht wrap up against Zebre

May 21st 2022, 7:50 AM 9,817 Views 4 Comments

It has been a disappointing URC season for Andy Friend’s side but they can finish with a home win.

Leinster take 5-point lead into second leg after thrilling encounter with Connacht
# Breathless
# Breathless

Leinster take 5-point lead into second leg after thrilling encounter with Connacht

Apr 8th 2022, 10:01 PM 36,430 Views 68 Comments

James Lowe scored two tries for Leo Cullen’s side in Galway.

# sportsground - Last year 2021

'I’m excited about what lies ahead' - Carty agrees three-year deal with Connacht
# Contract Extension
# Contract Extension

'I’m excited about what lies ahead' - Carty agrees three-year deal with Connacht

Nov 22nd 2021, 1:32 PM 10,982 Views 8 Comments

The out-half has committed his future to the province.

Papali’i prominent as Connacht Eagles overcome Leinster A in Galway
# Impact
# Impact

Papali’i prominent as Connacht Eagles overcome Leinster A in Galway

Apr 10th 2021, 2:53 PM 7,580 Views 5 Comments

Vakh Abdaladze made his return in blue but the visitors were second best.

'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend
# Regrets
# Regrets

'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend

Jan 9th 2021, 10:29 PM 17,627 Views 16 Comments

The western province had a late, late chance to grab a win against Munster.

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash
# Team News
# Team News

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash

Jan 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 15,163 Views 33 Comments

Bundee Aki hasn’t recovered from a knee injury to feature at the Sportsground.

# sportsground - All time

Late Carty try not enough for Connacht as Munster take the spoils in Galway
# Christmas Cracker
# Christmas Cracker

Late Carty try not enough for Connacht as Munster take the spoils in Galway

Dec 21st 2019, 7:10 PM 32,758 Views 94 Comments

Jack O’Donoghue’s try proved the difference between the sides on a feisty derby day.

Friend's Connacht overcome injury crisis to notch impressive win over Montpellier
# Dogged
# Dogged

Friend's Connacht overcome injury crisis to notch impressive win over Montpellier

Nov 17th 2019, 2:58 PM 29,378 Views 42 Comments

Conor Fitzgerald’s penalty edged the western province to their impressive victory.

Connacht's €30 million Sportsground redevelopment receives green light
# Out West
# Out West

Connacht's €30 million Sportsground redevelopment receives green light

May 17th 2019, 6:22 PM 10,950 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 17th 2019, 5:08 PM 9,161 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 10:20 AM 17,646 Views 65 Comments

The sides meet on Saturday night.

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

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

Dec 13th 2018, 12:37 PM 7,923 Views 5 Comments

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

Bonus point in the bag by half-time as Connacht  torch Dragons
# Pro14
# Pro14

Bonus point in the bag by half-time as Connacht torch Dragons

Nov 3rd 2018, 7:15 PM 11,613 Views 6 Comments

Tom Farrell rounded off the scoring to secure victory against Bernard Jackman’s side.

Two-try Godwin helps Connacht to Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux
# Winning Momentum
# Winning Momentum

Two-try Godwin helps Connacht to Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux

Oct 13th 2018, 4:57 PM 8,807 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s side prevailed in testing conditions at the Sportsground in Galway.

Connacht announce plans for €30 million redevelopment of the Sportsground
# The West Is Awake
# The West Is Awake

Connacht announce plans for €30 million redevelopment of the Sportsground

Oct 8th 2018, 9:56 AM 32,879 Views 45 Comments

‘Facilities that match our ambition.’

Leinster flex their muscles in enthralling battle with Connacht
# East Beats West
# East Beats West

Leinster flex their muscles in enthralling battle with Connacht

Sep 29th 2018, 7:17 PM 31,586 Views 59 Comments

Tries from Garry Ringrose and Sean Cronin took the reigning champions out of sight in Galway.

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

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

Sep 24th 2018, 12:14 PM 6,193 Views 7 Comments

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

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets
# Best In The West
# Best In The West

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets

Sep 22nd 2018, 7:09 PM 28,294 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 8th 2018, 7:13 PM 18,212 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,634 Views 15 Comments

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

Healy bags four tries as Connacht make light work of Brive
# European Night
# European Night

Healy bags four tries as Connacht make light work of Brive

Dec 16th 2017, 7:58 PM 9,793 Views 9 Comments

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

Connacht are too quick for the Cheetahs but miss out on bonus point in Galway
# Not Easy Being Green
# Not Easy Being Green

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

Nov 4th 2017, 9:56 PM 11,555 Views 29 Comments

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

'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words
# Bad Start
# Bad Start

'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words

Sep 23rd 2017, 6:31 PM 8,982 Views 1 Comment

But deep in thought.

Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway
# Feel The Blues
# Feel The Blues

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 5:25 PM 5,811 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

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

Apr 28th 2017, 4:45 PM 5,722 Views 5 Comments

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

'I think we have a lot of potential' - Erasmus keeps Munster feet on ground
# Top Of The Log
# Top Of The Log

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

Dec 31st 2016, 8:57 PM 9,172 Views 10 Comments

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

Carty the hero as Connacht grab stunning late win over Wasps
# Last Gasp
# Last Gasp

Carty the hero as Connacht grab stunning late win over Wasps

Dec 17th 2016, 7:39 PM 24,118 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,695 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2016, 7:45 AM 4,464 Views 2 Comments

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

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence
# Second Best
# Second Best

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence

Sep 10th 2016, 9:34 PM 19,810 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

May 20th 2016, 12:32 PM 7,038 Views 5 Comments

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

It's cranked up for next week — Leo Cullen
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

It's cranked up for next week — Leo Cullen

Mar 27th 2016, 8:53 AM 8,787 Views 24 Comments

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

Connacht weather the late storm to claim dramatic victory over Leinster
# Close Encounter
# Close Encounter

Connacht weather the late storm to claim dramatic victory over Leinster

Mar 26th 2016, 9:35 PM 44,660 Views 135 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 11th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,255 Views 1 Comment

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

Henshaw on fire as Connacht overpower Munster
# Inspired
# Inspired

Henshaw on fire as Connacht overpower Munster

Jan 1st 2015, 8:01 PM 33,441 Views 105 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 2,886 Views 8 Comments

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

Connacht denied fourth Pro12 victory in agonising finale against Cardiff
# Last Gasp
# Last Gasp

Connacht denied fourth Pro12 victory in agonising finale against Cardiff

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:34 PM 13,574 Views 17 Comments

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
Live Oct 3rd 2014, 6:55 PM

As it happened: Connacht v Cardiff Blues, Guinness Pro12

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

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

Sep 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,684 Views 31 Comments

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

'The whole place is different' - Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum
# West's Awake
# West's Awake

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

Sep 19th 2014, 10:41 PM 9,224 Views 20 Comments

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

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