Connacht back in Champions Cup

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Champions Cup secured, it would be easy for Connacht Rugby to drift towards the end of the season, knowing their primary aim is secured.

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Connacht face early ‘cup final’ clash with Cardiff

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Connacht's impressive development this season will be put to the test on Saturday (3pm) when play-off rivals Cardiff hit the Sportsground for the penultimate PRO14 conference fixture.

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Connemara on the back foot

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Connacht Rugby junior club champions Connemara RFC face favourites Enniscorthy in this year's AIB League round robin qualifier at Monastery Field on Saturday (2.30pm).

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Disappointing European loss puts all Connacht's focus on the PRO14

Thu, Apr 04, 2019

Connacht's minds are now concentrated solely on Guinness PRO14 action, and the first of the final trio of conference games sees Andy Friend's side travel to Italy to take on Michael Bradley's Zebre on Saturday (6.30pm Irish time).

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Connacht's European hopes move to Sale

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

The stakes are getting higher for Connacht as they head into tomorrow evening's European quarter-final against English premiership side Sale at the AJ Bell Stadium (7.45pm).

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Connacht return to action with all eyes on knock-out stages

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

The season hots up for Connacht tomorrow evening in the first of four remaining Pro14 Championship conference games that will determine the club's seasonal ambitions.

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Schools rugby

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Garbally College, Ballinasloe 31

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Carty is now shining in rugby's arena

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Maybe not a meteoric rise, but something of a slow and determined slog, Jack Carty, now 26, seems to have been around Connacht Rugby for a long time.

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Galway's Greene competes for Ireland

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Cillin Greene of GCH travels to Scotland with the Irish team for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow this weekend.

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Maree women mark league finish with grand slam

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Maree Basketball Club’s senior women’s side completed the perfect season on Saturday, winning their final league of the campaign to finish with 13 wins from 13.

They hosted Phoenix Rockets from Belfast in Calasanctius College, and despite a slow start, they showed their class to run out 73-56 winners on the day when they were presented with both the Southern Conference Shield and Division 1 Cup.

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Connacht kick off defining block of PRO14 fixtures against visiting Cheetahs

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Fresh from a two-week break, Connacht return to league action in what will be a defining period in this season's campaign.

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Another defeat in Cardiff frustrates Connacht Rugby boss

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

A timely focus shift to the Six Nations, and Connacht's hopes of having some representation on the Ireland team, will give Andy Friend's squad a short window to review, rest and reassess their PRO14 season, and in particular their latest 8-7 defeat to Cardiff.

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No respite for struggling Wegians

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Galwegians suffered more heartbreak with a 5-7 defeat to Navan at a blustery Crowley Park on Saturday.

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History on Connacht's side when they face Bordeaux in key Euro fixture

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

There is no rest for Connacht Rugby in their bid to achieve Champions Cup rugby this season. Still in the hunt in two competitions, they now return to Bordeaux where they became the first Irish team to win on French soil.

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European rugby action returns to the Sportsground

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

The stakes are increasing as the penultimate European pool fixtures take place this weekend, and the Sportsground will host a key game when Sale arrive in Galway on Saturday (3pm).

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Connacht ready to test their growing confidence in the RDS

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

After Connacht's important victory over Perpignan last Saturday, coach Andy Friend instructed his players to savour the moment because next up was a massive challenge against the champions of Europe and the PRO14 title holders.

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Christmas cheer for Galwegians after a first league win

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

After eight straight losses, Galwegians managed their first win of the season at home to Nenagh Ormond on Saturday, claiming the points by 20-12.

It was hard earned as they were made to fight every inch of the way, but it is a real Christmas boost for Brian McClearn’s side as they head into the Chrismas break.

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Connacht prepare for Perpignan backlash in vital Euro clash

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Connacht's European hopes are on the line tomorrow evening in France (7pm) when they face a Perpignan outfit desperate to get a first win of the season.

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Connacht Rugby boosts capacity for Christmas crackers

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Additional temporary terracing is to be installed in the Sportsground to meet the high level of ticket demand for the traditional festive interprovincial clashes against Ulster and Munster.

Extra terracing will increase capacity to more than 8,000 spectators when Connacht take on Ulster on Friday December 28, followed by Munster on Saturday January 5, both at 7.35pm.

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‘Winning can become a habit, as can losing’

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Connacht coach Andy Friend believes securing a win against Perpignan at the Sportsground (3pm) this weekend in the European Challenge Cup is important to continue the momentum the province has built up over their last three matches as they head into one of the busiest times of the season.

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