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Province legend Muldoon could return to Connacht in coaching role
It is believed Connacht are anxious to bring Muldoon home as they prepare for a new era at the Sportsground, writes John Fallon.
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Friend's impressive Connacht notch deserved bonus-point win over Ulster
Bundee Aki scored a powerful try on his 100th appearance for the province.
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Biggest win of Bilic's reign sees West Brom reclaim top spot from Leeds
The Baggies trounced Swansea City this afternoon to return to the summit of the Championship table.
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Connacht hit Ospreys for six to record their biggest win of the season
Andy Friend’s side had the bonus point secured by half-time in a very convincing home win.
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Murray settling into new surroundings after departure from double winners
The Sligo Rovers man will be playing for a new club this season for the third consecutive year.
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Russell Westbrook broke a 51-year-old Wilt Chamberlain record last night
OKC star recorded a triple-double for the 10th straight game.
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'A great day for them and a great day for Connacht': Friend salutes international call-ups
The Connacht head coach marvelled over his trio of uncapped players who have been called up for international duty.
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Bray's struggles continue as Sligo end their run of five home games without a win
The victory sees Ger Lyttle’s side move up to seventh in the table, while the Seagulls stay bottom.
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'We've come this far, we'll do it our way': Connacht's unbelievable day in the sun
Aly Muldowney was in the heart of everything at Murrayfield.
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Boshoff in line for debut and Buckley returns as Connacht name strong side for Cardiff visit
The Springbok will start on the bench tomorrow night in Galway.
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Tennis balls to pitbulls: How Lam and Ellis made Connacht skills the envy of everyone
“We have a saying in Connacht that we share the workload. It’s not about getting forwards and wrecking them so they can’t run with 20 minutes to go.”
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Stephen Bradley suffers first league defeat as Sligo win thriller at the Showgrounds
Dave Robertson’s side enjoyed a 3-2 win over the Dublin side.
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Ronan Kennedy leads the way as Leitrim win an All-Ireland qualifier for just the second time
Shane Ward’s side have ended Waterford’s campaign.
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12 big steps in Connacht's brilliant title-winning season
There was a lot of important groundwork laid long before Saturday’s terrific Pro12 Grand Final display.
# Grassroots to Green Shirts
'What fuels blind faith?': Connacht's video marking their long-term vision is brilliantly spine-tingling
There’s just something in my eye…
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Galway's fine form continues as they move up to third with another home win
Disappointment for Finn Harps at Eamonn Deacy Park.
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Lam determined to build a legacy in Connacht
‘The boys know I cannot stand running straight into people. They know I expect some expression, I expect us to have options.’
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Comeback trail boost as Connacht scrum-half Cooney extends contract
A Heineken Cup-winner with Leinster, Cooney went west on a loan deal last season.
# into the west
Delaney backs Mayo plans to have League of Ireland team
The county is also hoping to host at least two international fixtures in the next four years.
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Carty's cross-field kick for Connacht and the rest of the weekend's Pro12 action
The western province were flying the flag as Ireland’s only winners at the weekend.
# glass half hopeful
Kiwi influx means Connacht can re-join Europe's elite in 2015
Former Connacht hooker Adrian Flavin reviews the province’s season and tips them to qualify for the Rugby Champions Cup.
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One of their own: Connacht appoint ex-fullback Willie Ruane as new CEO
Ruane, who represented his province and Galwegians in the 1990s, will take over in the summer after 15 years in the banking sector.
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'David ran to Goliath': This video has us pumped for Connacht's rematch with Toulouse
The Sportsground is all sold out for Saturday’s visit of the four-time champions.
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Mayo star Cora Staunton inspires Carnacon to All-Ireland club championship
Donaghmoyne were left ruing an awful tally of 16 wides in Carrick-on-Shannon.
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Galway double their pleasure with All-Ireland Camogie glory
Ailish O’Reilly’s first half goal proved the catalyst in a scrappy affair at Croke Park.
# natural born winger
Fionn Carr reveals he turned down Leinster contract for Connacht return
The winger missed out on famous Heineken Cup clashes out West but is eager for big nights in Galway this season.
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Straight from Machu Picchu in Peru, it's the Mayo 4 Sam girls
First Hernán Cortés conquers the place, then these ladies from Ballina show up.
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13 things you know for sure if you're from Galway
Never go near the swans at the Claddagh, for example.
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Galway book spot in All-Ireland Minor semi's after pulling clear of Laois
The Tribesmen were losing by three points after a lightning Laois start but rallied emphatically.
Connacht v Biarritz, Heineken Cup
We were in Galway for the crucial pool three clash between the westerners and two-time European finalists.