Connacht return to France with nothing to lose, but much to gain

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The disappointment was palpable and understandable. Connacht and supporters had high hopes of qualifying for the quarter-final of the Champions Cup this season, particularly on the back of a solid PRO14 start.

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Aki and Carty back to lead Connacht against French aristocrats

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

They do not come bigger than the current French champions Toulouse, and when Connacht run out on the Sportsground on Saturday, there is much at stake - not least the need to get back to winning ways.

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Connacht prepare for Christmas cracker in battle for top spot

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Munster are Connacht's first opponents in the trio of festive interprovincials which kick off in the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (5.15pm).

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Connacht's Champions Cup hopes on the line

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Connacht are facing the stark reality of their Champions Cup quarter-final hopes coming to an abrupt end unless they can pull off a victory over Gloucester at the Sportsground on Saturday (12.45pm).

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Four rugby finals today

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

A historic quadruple header of Schools League finals will take place tomorrow at Creggs RFC.

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Corinthians and Wegians find form to move up table

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Galwegians made it four wins on the trot in the Energia AIL Division 2B when they came away with a third successive home bonus-point win against Belfast Harlequins on Saturday.

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Galwegians see off Dungannon with first win at Stevenson Park

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Galwegians secured their first away win in 18 months and made it three wins on the trot in the Energia AIL Division 2B when they comfortably beat Dungannon in Saturday's Energia AIL Division 2B contest.

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Finalists drawn in first round of schools cup

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

A repeat of last year’s Top Oil Connacht Schools Senior A Cup final will kick-off the 2020 edition of the tournament.

Reigning champions Garbally College and finalists CBS Roscommon have been paired together in this year's Connacht Schools Rugby Senior A Cup opening round when the competition kicks off on January 13.

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Can Friend make Kingsholm a happy hunting ground for Connacht?

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Five previous meetings with Gloucester, and five heartbreaking defeats. If Connacht has a bogey team in Europe, it is this West Country English club.

No game between these two clubs has been anything but full throttle, yet on every occasion Connacht have been denied. Now they meet again in the first of two back-to-back pre Christmas Champions Cup fixtures, and Connacht coach Andy Friend says it is time to change that record.

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Improving injury list comes at the right time for Connacht

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

In a brief respite from European action, Connacht return to the Galway Sportsground for a key PRO14 fixture against the Isuzu Southern Kings on Saturday (5.15pm).

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Wegians outgunned by Sligo

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Galwegians were outgunned by a stronger Sligo side in Saturday's Connacht Senior Cup semi-final encounter, losing 16-31 at Crowley Park.

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Corinthians have chance to top league table

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Galway Corinthians RFC's early season form will be tested when they welcome division leaders Greystones to Corinthian Park on Saturday.

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Connacht prepare to step it up a notch in Toulouse

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Connacht can have a deserved pep in the step when heading to France tomorrow for round two of this season's Champions Cup.

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Rugby clubs move up league table

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Galwegians secured a second consecutive bonus point win at home when they ran out comfortable 36-12 winners over bottom-of-the-table Ballina in the Energia AIL Division 2B at Crowley Park on Saturday.

Fresh from their win over Malahide, Wegians came into this game in confident mood, and opened the scoring after five minutes. A solid set-piece was the platform before winger Hugh Lane found himself in space before sending Diarmuid Kilgallen through, giving Ewan Strang an easy conversion. By the 15th minute they doubled their lead with a second converted try - a midfield break by Mikey O’Donnell setting up Danny Faulkner to touch down, with Strang adding the extras.

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Masterson puts injuries behind him

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

It is fair to say Connacht back-row Eoghan Masterson has taken the scenic route to his Heineken Champions Cup debut.

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Champions Cup rugby returns to the Sportsground on Sunday

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Champions Cup rugby returns to the Sportsground after a two-year hiatus when Connacht open their 2019/20 campaign against visitors Montpellier on Sunday (1pm).

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Galwegians bag much-needed bonus point win

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Galwegians ended their three-game losing streak with a 31-19 bonus point win over Malahide RFC at Crowley Park on Saturday in the Energia AIL division 2B.

Having come close the previous week away to Blackrock, Wegians were in confident mood, but suffered a poor start when gifting their opponents two tries in the opening quarter.

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Leinster will provide litmus test for Connacht's improving form

Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Leinster will provide Connacht's improving maturity under pressure with a litmus test on Saturday when the Guinness PRO14 champions arrive in Galway for the first of this season's much-anticipated interprovincial clashes.

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Injuries mount as Connacht delivers a second bonus-point win

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Two out of three ain't bad for starters. Bonus-point wins over Benetton Treviso and Dragons have taken some of the sting out of Connacht's opening defeat to Scarlets in Wales as the new season's PRO14 shuts down for a week.

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Connacht create season blueprint in win over Benetton

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Connacht Rugby set an early season standard with a six-try haul last weekend, and the challenge now is to maintain that, even away from home, when they return to Wales to face Dragons in Rodney Parade on Saturday (7.35pm).

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