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#Connacht

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 16 January, 2020

From The42 Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad New Era

Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad

‘Obviously Rory Best had the jersey pretty much locked down for the last number of years. There probably is a bit of an opening there.’

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

From The42 Connacht head coach Friend urges Leinster's fringe players to try other provinces Share The Talent

Connacht head coach Friend urges Leinster's fringe players to try other provinces

The Australian believes it would benefit everyone if those down Leo Cullen’s pecking order got game time elsewhere.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 11 January, 2020

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse, European Rugby Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse, European Rugby Champions Cup

Relive all the action as Andy Friend’s team fell to a disappointing defeat at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 10 January, 2020

From The42 Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m Funding

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .

# connacht-rugby - Friday 3 January, 2020

From The42 Leinster make wholesale changes for Connacht's visit to the RDS Boys In Blue

Leinster make wholesale changes for Connacht's visit to the RDS

Will Connors is the only player to retain his starting place from last weekend’s win over Munster.

From The42 Daly thriving out west after 'nearly being a professional trainer' at Leinster Fresh Start

Daly thriving out west after 'nearly being a professional trainer' at Leinster

Tomorrow will mark Tom Daly’s first time facing Leinster since he moved to Connacht last season.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 2 January, 2020

From The42 Quinn Roux's hopes of Six Nations role dashed by surgery on hand injury Setback

Quinn Roux's hopes of Six Nations role dashed by surgery on hand injury

The 29-year-old Connacht lock was recently called into Andy Farrell’s first Irish get-together.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

From The42 McAllister's citing dismissal 'good for rugby' according to Connacht boss Friend Assessment

McAllister's citing dismissal 'good for rugby' according to Connacht boss Friend

‘I totally get that we need to protect the player, but we play a collision sport where accidents do happen.’

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

From The42 Connacht struggle for numbers but insist Carty and Aki must be rested Injury Crisis

Connacht struggle for numbers but insist Carty and Aki must be rested

Friend says he is keen to give them time to rest up after a hectic few months.

From The42 Connacht's Paddy McAllister cleared following dangerous tackle citing Accidental This post contains videos

Connacht's Paddy McAllister cleared following dangerous tackle citing

Coetzee clash ruled ‘accidental’ by disciplinary committee.

# connacht-rugby - Monday 30 December, 2019

From The42 McAllister to face disciplinary committee over dangerous tackle against Ulster Paddywhack

McAllister to face disciplinary committee over dangerous tackle against Ulster

The Connacht prop has been cited following a nasty collision with Marcell Coetzee during Friday’s game.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 28 December, 2019

From The42 'We burnt a lot of fuel there for no reward' - Friend rues Connacht's missed opportunities Regrets

'We burnt a lot of fuel there for no reward' - Friend rues Connacht's missed opportunities

Ulster came out on top in the interpro showdown.

From The42 Dan McFarland takes home comfort as Ulster reflect on unbeaten 2019 in Belfast Fortress

Dan McFarland takes home comfort as Ulster reflect on unbeaten 2019 in Belfast

The northern province have not lost a game at Kingspan Stadium since October 2018.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 27 December, 2019

From The42 Poll: The best Irish rugby player of 2019 Voting Time This post contains a poll

Poll: The best Irish rugby player of 2019

Have your say on who was the best Irish rugby player over the past 12 months.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 22 December, 2019

From The42 Connacht boss delighted with bonus point after 'poor' performance against Munster Must Do Better

Connacht boss delighted with bonus point after 'poor' performance against Munster

Jack Carty’s late try in the 19-14 defeat meant that Connacht got one point for their efforts last night.

From The42 Impressive full Munster debut for the 'small man with a massive heart' Prospect

Impressive full Munster debut for the 'small man with a massive heart'

In his first Munster start, Craig Casey helped the province to a Guinness Pro14 win over Connacht.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 21 December, 2019

From The42 Connacht have the tools to take advantage of experimental Munster team Changing It Up

Connacht have the tools to take advantage of experimental Munster team

Mixing youth with experience adds an element of the unknown to this Pro14 derby.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 20 December, 2019

From The42 Tiernan O'Halloran returns from injury to start for Connacht against Munster Green Army

Tiernan O'Halloran returns from injury to start for Connacht against Munster

Quinn Roux will wear the captain’s armband at the Sportsground as he makes his 100th Connacht appearance.

From The42 Casey handed first Pro14 start as Stander captains much-changed Munster for trip to Connacht Mixing It Up

Casey handed first Pro14 start as Stander captains much-changed Munster for trip to Connacht

Van Graan has made a total of 10 changes to the team that lost to Saracens.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

From The42 Connacht to increase capacity for festive fixture against Munster Derby Demand

Connacht to increase capacity for festive fixture against Munster

Additional terracing will be installed for at the Bohermore and College Road ends of the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Gloucester, European Rugby Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Connacht v Gloucester, European Rugby Champions Cup

Andy Friend’s charges rallied from the jaws of defeat to get a vital victory at the Sportsground.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

From The42 Fainga’a adds to Connacht's injury woes as flanker to miss Gloucester and Munster games Sidelined

Fainga’a adds to Connacht's injury woes as flanker to miss Gloucester and Munster games

Head coach Andy Friend will also be without Tiernan O’Halloran and Kieran Marmion for the games.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 8 December, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Gloucester v Connacht, Champions Cup Updates

As it happened: Gloucester v Connacht, Champions Cup

Connacht make the journey to Kingsholm aiming to boost their prospects in Pool 5.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 'I got an opportunity to come to Connacht and I haven’t looked back' Second Chance

'I got an opportunity to come to Connacht and I haven’t looked back'

Conor Fitzgerald is thriving at The Sportsground having been released by the Munster Academy 18 months ago.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 1 December, 2019

From The42 'We have unfinished business': Bundee's debt to Connacht and to Ireland Forward Thinking

'We have unfinished business': Bundee's debt to Connacht and to Ireland

“Bundee epitomises everything about Connacht,” coach Andy Friend says following Kings victory.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 30 November, 2019

From The42 Porch on the double as Connacht power past Southern Kings Brace

Porch on the double as Connacht power past Southern Kings

Bundee Aki opened the scoring just days after signing a new contract with the province.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Connacht star's Six Nations hopes dealt a blow with shoulder fracture

Tom Farrell sustained a scapula injury which will rule him out for approximately six weeks.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Toulouse v Connacht, European Rugby Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Toulouse v Connacht, European Rugby Champions Cup

We’re live as Connacht look to back up last week’s win with a big performance in France.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 22 November, 2019

From The42 Friend shuffles his pack for Connacht team to face Toulouse Mixing It Up

Friend shuffles his pack for Connacht team to face Toulouse

The province are looking to back up a brilliant win against Montpellier last week.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

From The42 Friend keen on new deal for Aki 'but that's a decision that rests with the IRFU' Centre Of Attention

Friend keen on new deal for Aki 'but that's a decision that rests with the IRFU'

The Connacht head coach hopes the Ireland centre will join Kieran Marmion by signing a new contract.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From The42 Connacht boosted as Ireland scrum-half Marmion commits future to the province Extension

Connacht boosted as Ireland scrum-half Marmion commits future to the province

The 27-year-old has played more than 160 times for Connacht since his debut in 2011.

# connacht-rugby - Sunday 17 November, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Montpellier, European Rugby Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Connacht v Montpellier, European Rugby Champions Cup

Catch up on all the action as Andy Friend’s side scored a thrilling win over the Top 14 outfit.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From The42 Marmion out for 3-4 weeks as depleted Connacht prepare for Montpellier Injury Crisis

Marmion out for 3-4 weeks as depleted Connacht prepare for Montpellier

The return of Ultan Dillane is a welcome boost for Andy Friend.

# connacht-rugby - Friday 8 November, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro14 Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro14

The provinces meet at the Sportsground this evening. Follow all the action here.

# connacht-rugby - Thursday 7 November, 2019

From The42 Connacht can lean on 2015/16 template for inspiration Progress

Connacht can lean on 2015/16 template for inspiration

The province won their first ever trophy in a year where the post-World Cup fallout hit others hardest.

From The42 Six Ireland stars return for Leinster's derby clash with Connacht Experienced

Six Ireland stars return for Leinster's derby clash with Connacht

Leo Cullen has named four of Ireland’s World Cup contingent in his starting XV, with two more on the bench.

From The42 Friend brings internationals back for visit of Leinster Back In Action

Friend brings internationals back for visit of Leinster

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has named Jack Carty at out-half while Bundee Aki starts on the bench.

# connacht-rugby - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

From The42 Connacht captain Jarrad Butler commits to province with new deal The West's Awake

Connacht captain Jarrad Butler commits to province with new deal

It’s more positive news for the western province.

# connacht-rugby - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

From The42 Boost for Connacht as trio sign contract extensions Signed Up

Boost for Connacht as trio sign contract extensions

Tiernan O’Halloran, Sean O’Brien and Tom Farrell have all signed new deals with the province.

# connacht-rugby - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From The42 Connacht see off depleted Ospreys to continue winning run Going Well

Connacht see off depleted Ospreys to continue winning run

Tries from Niyi Adeolokun and Peter Robb along with 10 points from the boot of Conor Fitzgerald was enough to seal an impressive victory.

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