Friend's Connacht to clash with Lam's Bristol in Champions Cup

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

It was inevitable. When both Connacht and Bristol Bears qualified for the Champions Cup, it seemed predestined the two clubs would end up squaring up to each other.

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Connacht missing front-line players for Edinburgh trip

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Life on the road for Connacht does not get any easier this week.

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Better day ahead for Connacht after Cardiff disappointment

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Sometimes it must feel like one step forward and two back for Connacht Rugby. After a deserved opening PRO14 victory against Glasgow at the Sportsground, Connacht unexpectedly fell by 29-7 to Cardiff in Rodney Parade.

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Connacht planning hit and run on Cardiff Blues

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Connacht head to Wales on Saturday intent on backing up last weekend's solid performance with a win over an always-tricky Cardiff Blues.

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New season, new squad, but ambitions remain the same for Connacht in Covid times

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Nearly seven months since the Galway Sportsground hosted a PRO14 fixture, Connacht will face visitors Glasgow in the opening round of the 2020/21 season on Saturday (5.15pm).

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Retiring McKeon 'up there with the best of them'

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

One of Connacht's longest serving professional players, Galway's Eoin McKeon, announced his retirement from the game this week.

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Connacht head to Thomond Park for final preparation fixture

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

The final PRO14 preparation game for Andy Friend's Connacht squad sees them heading to Munster for the return A fixture at Thomond Park on Saturday (3pm).

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Connacht’s Conroy flying high in world sevens

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Former Connacht Academy player Jordan Conroy is flying high on the World Rugby Seven series.

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Connacht can now turn their attention to new-look Champions Cup

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Connacht Rugby concluded the 2019/20 season having achieved their primary ambition to retain Champions Cup status.

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Connacht return to Aviva with wholesale changes for Munster

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

Connacht return to the Aviva for their final PRO14 fixture of the 2019/20 season when they face Munster on Sunday (3pm).

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Long awaited return to action for Connacht Rugby

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Some 25 weeks since Connacht produced a 29-19 win over the Southern Kings, a new-look squad returns to action on Sunday.

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Sideline Chat: Tom McCartney

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Former Connacht Rugby player Tom McCartney joined the club in 2014 and quickly established himself as a key playing member and a leader during his time at the Sportsground. A PRO12 medal winner, he was selected on the 2016 Dream Team, and played more than a 100 games for Connacht. When McCartney’s season before retirement was cut short due to Covid-19, he returned with his family to New Zealand, missing an assured fond farewell from all the Connacht fans. Clubs: Pakuranga, Auckland/Blues, Connacht

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Tribesmen open season with hard-earned win

Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Galway Tribesmen Rugby League team returned to action at the weekend in the first of a mini All Ireland tournament for 2020, and delivered a winning start.

The Tribesmen fought hard to claim a 16-12 win over the visiting Barracudas at the Claddagh, and they now prepare for their next fixture, also at home, against Cork Bulls on August 15.

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sideline chat

Thu, Aug 06, 2020

At what age did you start playing? I was 23 and had just moved to Dublin after my Masters. I was always interested in playing, but never really had the chance to before. A friend from college had started playing on her year abroad and got me to join when she came home. Best thing I ever did.

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New-look Connacht prepare for return to play

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Connacht Rugby coach Andy Friend believes his new-look squad, which boasts 12 new additions, has never been in better shape since returning to the Sportsground from Covid-19 lockdown.

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Connacht ready to turn attention to clash with Ulster

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Unable to qualify for the PRO14 semi-finals, Connacht are still intent on finishing this season with a flourish when facing Irish rivals Ulster and Munster in the final two fixtures.

Heading into the sixth week since returning from lockdown, Connacht coach Andy Friend says the squad's focus will turn to the Ulster interprovincial next week as rugby makes a gradual return to normal.

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Connacht boost backrow with speed and power

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Connacht have boosted their squad for the season ahead with the long awaited news of two additional signings.

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Galway mourns loss of a true sporting gentleman

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

The twin sporting communities of Corofin and Corinthians are among the many mourning the loss of a special gentleman, Jimmy Glynn, who passed away last week.

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Sporting memories : Wallabies win, but Connacht steal the show with 15-man move

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

On a week when Connacht Rugby and Galway GAA lost one of its former players, the well-respected gentleman Jimmy Glynn, our memory is of the visit to Galway of the Australian Rugby team in 1996. Few sports people have the opportunity to test themselves against the best in the world, but Jimmy Glynn did against the All Blacks in 1974. Some 22 years later when the Wallabies came to visit, Jimmy remained an avid follower of the game through his involvement with Corinthians RFC.

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Connacht Rugby to resume training on Monday

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Connacht Rugby players were back in the Galway Sportsground this week in preparation for a return to training. But it was only briefly as the squad of 40 plus management underwent the necessary Covid tests ahead of Monday's resumption.

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