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

Fri, Oct 30, 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 planning hit and run on Cardiff Blues

Fri, Oct 09, 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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Castlebar are heading to the junior cup final

Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Last Sunday saw Castlebar book their place in the Connacht Junior Cup final for the first time since 1996.

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Mayo sides face top two in top flight

Fri, Feb 21, 2020

The two top junior sides in Mayo will take on the top two teams in the Connacht J1A division as the league enters its final few rounds of games.

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Westport move up the standings with win on the road

Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Westport moved into fourth place in the standings in the Connacht Junior League's top flight with a 29-7 win over Buccanners on the road last weekend.

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Back to league action for Mayo sides after cup adventures

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

It's back to the league action this weekend for the two Mayo sides, Castlebar and Ballinrobe, who booked passage to the final four of the Connacht Junior Cup last weekend.

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Castlebar and Ballinrobe in battle for semi-final spots

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Both Castlebar and Ballinrobe players will have been busy preparing all week getting their bodies ready to do battle again after making their way into the last eight of the Connacht Junior Cup.

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

Fri, Jan 17, 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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Junior Cup quarter final places up for grabs

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Four Mayo sides will be looking to book their place in the last eight of the Connacht Junior Cup this weekend, with Castlebar, Westport, Ballinrobe and Ballyhunis all in action in the last 16 of the competition.

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Aki and Carty back to lead Connacht against French aristocrats

Fri, Jan 10, 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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Westport look to move up the table

Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The half-way mark in the Connacht J1A league season has been reached and for the two Mayo clubs in the top flight of junior rugby in the province, they will be looking to make progress up the table over the final seven league games of the season.

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Can Friend make Kingsholm a happy hunting ground for Connacht?

Fri, Dec 06, 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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