Pro14 rugby postponed indefinitely

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Rugby for the 2019/20 season of the Guinness PRO14 has now been suspended on an indefinite basis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and this year's final due to take place at Cardiff City Stadium on June 20 has been cancelled.

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Connacht 'backs against the wall' as they head to SA in fight for the top

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Connacht Rugby arrived in South Africa this morning intent on keeping their PRO14 alive when they face the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

With nine games remaining, coach Andy Friend says the mathematics is simple. Connacht need to win seven to maintain their seasonal ambitions of a home semi-final - the alternatives are quarter-final fixtures, home or away, or a possible play-off as a last hope to qualify for Champions Cup again.

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Connacht return to the Sportsground for the first of three key fixtures

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

After a much needed three-week break Connacht Rugby return to the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (7.35pm) for the first of three crunch PRO14 fixtures.

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Poor handling costs Galwegians

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

In a frustrating afternoon, Galwegians suffered a third successive defeat in the Energia AIL Division 2B League when they were well beaten by hosts Belfast Harlequins on Saturday.

Although the margin of defeat was decisive, it was more a case of missed opportunities and errors, while Harlequins showed more ruthlessness in taking their chances.

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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.

Following recent weather conditions the decision has been taken to play four league finals together on the same day at the new 4G pitch on the Galway/Roscommon border.

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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.

This victory means that Andrew Browne’s Wegians have taken 19 points of the last 20, which has moved them into joint fourth position. One of the other teams on the same points tally is Wanderers, who the Blues will face this coming Saturday December 14 on the Aviva Stadium back pitch.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Played under lights, Wegians opened with an early fifth minute penalty from fullback Ewan Strang, but from the restart, and a strong break by centre and ex-Wegian Mark Butler created space for winger Philip Carter to saunter under the posts for the opening try, Euan Brown landing the conversion to put the visitors 7-3 ahead.

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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.

JP Cooney’s side, currently lying in third place, has notched four wins in this season's Energia All Ireland League division 2B from six games, so Saturday's fixture is a real opportunity to build more momentum.

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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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