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#Connacht

# connacht - Thursday 11 April, 2019

From The42 Griffin and McKeon retire as seven other players set to leave Connacht Departures

Griffin and McKeon retire as seven other players set to leave Connacht

Meanwhile, Shane Delahunt and Peter Robb have extended their contracts with the western province.

# connacht - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

From The42 Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year Promise

Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year

There’s a strong Connacht contingent included in Peter Smyth’s 26-man group.

From The42 Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract RISE UP

Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract

Matthew Burke and Conor Kenny will also step up from the academy next season.

# connacht - Friday 5 April, 2019

From The42 Carty shakes off knock to start but Connacht make 11 changes for key trip to Zebre Reshuffle

Carty shakes off knock to start but Connacht make 11 changes for key trip to Zebre

Jack Carty is partnered by Caolin Blade at half-back, while Peter Robb comes in for his third start of the season.

# connacht - Monday 1 April, 2019

From The42 MacGinty haunts Connacht but Bealham injury not as bad as feared Pro14 Focus

MacGinty haunts Connacht but Bealham injury not as bad as feared

Andy Friend’s side have refocused rapidly on their play-off pursuit in the Pro14.

From The42 Mayo boss Horan - 'We could’ve won by 10 to 12 points to be honest' League Champs

Mayo boss Horan - 'We could’ve won by 10 to 12 points to be honest'

The Connacht county celebrated league final glory yesterday.

# connacht - Saturday 30 March, 2019

From The42 Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale Bounce Back

Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale

Andy Friend’s side will fly home with regrets after their Challenge Cup quarter-final.

# connacht - Friday 29 March, 2019

From The42 Bealham heads to hospital but Connacht hopeful on Carty bicep injury Injury Blows

Bealham heads to hospital but Connacht hopeful on Carty bicep injury

The tighthead prop suffered a serious hand injury in the defeat to Sale Sharks.

From The42 Connacht crash out of Europe with injury concerns for Carty and Bealham Knocked Out

Connacht crash out of Europe with injury concerns for Carty and Bealham

Andy Friend’s side left it too late in their comeback bid against Sale in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

From The42 As it happened: Sale Sharks v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Sale Sharks v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final

We went minute-by-minute as Andy Friend’s side continued their European campaign at the AJ Bell Stadium.

# connacht - Thursday 28 March, 2019

From The42 Aki, Marmion and Carty start as Connacht rotate for Challenge Cup quarter-final Team News

Aki, Marmion and Carty start as Connacht rotate for Challenge Cup quarter-final

Andy Friend has recalled some big guns but rested others for the trip to Sale Sharks.

# connacht - Monday 25 March, 2019

From The42 Carty happy to 'fit back in' with Connacht while he moves behind Elwood on all-time chart Pantheon

Carty happy to 'fit back in' with Connacht while he moves behind Elwood on all-time chart

The recently-capped international returned to Connacht colours in style.

# connacht - Friday 22 March, 2019

From The42 Jack Carty emerges from the bench to help steer Connacht to victory against Benetton Way Out West

Jack Carty emerges from the bench to help steer Connacht to victory against Benetton

Carty’s late converted try made him become Connacht’s all-time top scorer, surpassing Ian Keatley’s record.

From The42 Connacht clash with one of the other most-improved teams in the Pro14 Connacht

Connacht clash with one of the other most-improved teams in the Pro14

Italian side Benetton are the visitors to Galway this evening.

# connacht - Thursday 14 March, 2019

From The42 20s Slam to Connacht's crowning moment: Browne happy out as he moves beyond rugby Transition

20s Slam to Connacht's crowning moment: Browne happy out as he moves beyond rugby

The Galwegian spent 11 years as a senior professional with Connacht, but at 32 he is finding a path to his next career.

# connacht - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

From The42 Marmion ready to run with Ireland after stint on the sidelines Recharged

Marmion ready to run with Ireland after stint on the sidelines

The Connacht scrum-half required surgery on his ankle after helping Ireland beat the All Blacks in November.

# connacht - Thursday 28 February, 2019

From The42 Purcell pushes Roscommon to historic first Connacht schools final with win over the Jes Senior Cup

Purcell pushes Roscommon to historic first Connacht schools final with win over the Jes

The centre scored a try and kicked 11 points to ensure his side edged a tight encounter.

# connacht - Sunday 24 February, 2019

From The42 'I'm delighted I can dedicate this cap to him' - Carty spurred on by cousin Pride Of Athlone

'I'm delighted I can dedicate this cap to him' - Carty spurred on by cousin

The 26-year-old Connacht man won his first Ireland cap in Rome.

# connacht - Friday 22 February, 2019

From The42 Brilliant late Daly try not enough as Connacht get out-gunned in Glasgow Hit For 6

Brilliant late Daly try not enough as Connacht get out-gunned in Glasgow

Andy Friend’s men found themselves behind in the first minute and the Warriors didn’t look back.

From The42 Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark Mindset

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark

The scrum-half had a nightmare journey to meet with Ulster before his switch from Connacht.

# connacht - Thursday 21 February, 2019

From The42 Robb returns, Fitzgerald brothers start for Connacht in Glasgow Starting XV

Robb returns, Fitzgerald brothers start for Connacht in Glasgow

Conor Fitzgerald starts at out-half alongside the 150-cap Kieran Marmion.

From The42 'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago' Citizen Roux

'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago'

Connacht lock Quinn Roux and his wife, Rentus, love life in Galway.

# connacht - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

From The42 13-week ban for Cheetahs player who cleared nose onto face of Connacht player Grim

13-week ban for Cheetahs player who cleared nose onto face of Connacht player

‘It is difficult to imagine how an act of foul play of this sort could be worse,’ said the disciplinary panel.

From The42 Marmion misses out on Ireland's Italy trip but set for 150th Connacht game Experience

Marmion misses out on Ireland's Italy trip but set for 150th Connacht game

Meanwhile, the province feel Jack Carty is ready for a possible Ireland debut.

# connacht - Saturday 16 February, 2019

From The42 Late try from Jarrad Butler sees Connacht past Cheetahs and into third spot Playoff Rivals

Late try from Jarrad Butler sees Connacht past Cheetahs and into third spot

A late penalty from Jack Carty and an even later try from Butler saw Andy Friend’s men prevail.

# connacht - Friday 15 February, 2019

From The42 Marmion on the bench as Connacht get international injection for Cheetahs clash Go West

Marmion on the bench as Connacht get international injection for Cheetahs clash

Dillane, Blade, Carty and Farrell all start for Connacht on Saturday evening.

# connacht - Thursday 14 February, 2019

From The42 International cap remains the goal for Connacht stalwart Buckley Leading The Pack

International cap remains the goal for Connacht stalwart Buckley

The Roscommon man has had to wait for his chance on the Test stage to come along despite excellent displays out west.

# connacht - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From The42 'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in' Band Of Brothers

'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in'

Stephen Lee and Tom Farrell battled alongside one another for Coolmine RFC as kids, with each man going on to achieve success in an Irish shirt.

# connacht - Monday 4 February, 2019

From The42 Ex-Connacht academy man Leader makes try-scoring debut for USA Irish Abroad

Ex-Connacht academy man Leader makes try-scoring debut for USA

The 26-year-old Galway man moved to the States in 2015.

# connacht - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From The42 Late Boyle try means Connacht make do with losing bonus point against gutsy Cardiff Guinness Pro14

Late Boyle try means Connacht make do with losing bonus point against gutsy Cardiff

The replacement back row’s late try ensured the Irish province left Wales with a losing bonus point.

# connacht - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart Reverse

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

From The42 Connacht coaching ticket extend contracts to remain at Sportsground until 2021 Backroom

Connacht coaching ticket extend contracts to remain at Sportsground until 2021

Andy Friend hailed the ‘exceptional team’ of Carolan, Duffy and Wilkins as Connacht return to top form.

# connacht - Monday 21 January, 2019

From The42 Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals All In

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals

Irish rugby’s good health has been underlined in the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup.

# connacht - Saturday 19 January, 2019

From The42 As It Happened: Bordeaux v Connacht, Leicester v Ulster - European rugby updates Super Saturday

As It Happened: Bordeaux v Connacht, Leicester v Ulster - European rugby updates

It was a busy afternoon of Challenge Cup and Champions Cup action.

# connacht - Friday 18 January, 2019

From The42 Aki insists he's 'a cog in the wheel' as he aims to build on stellar first year of international rugby Gamechanger

Aki insists he's 'a cog in the wheel' as he aims to build on stellar first year of international rugby

And he can feel the spirit of 2016 swelling in Connacht too.

# connacht - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

From The42 Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad Ireland's Call

Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad

Joe Schmidt will unveil his squad for the Grand Slam defence tomorrow, but there is precious little room for new faces.

From The42 Connacht sign ex-Ulster prop Paddy McAllister from Gloucester Go West

Connacht sign ex-Ulster prop Paddy McAllister from Gloucester

The 29-year-old loosehead has spent four years at Kingsholm.

# connacht - Monday 14 January, 2019

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the final round of European pool matches Ifs And Buts

Here's what your province needs from the final round of European pool matches

There are plenty of twists and turns to come in the race for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

# connacht - Friday 11 January, 2019

From The42 O'Halloran returns from injury as Connacht reinstate Aki to starting line-up for Challenge Cup duty Starting Line-ups

O'Halloran returns from injury as Connacht reinstate Aki to starting line-up for Challenge Cup duty

Denis Buckley has also been named to start against Sale Sharks this weekend.

# connacht - Thursday 10 January, 2019

From The42 'We're well able to match any Pro14 team,' says Carty as he targets a higher grade of European rugby Primary Goal

'We're well able to match any Pro14 team,' says Carty as he targets a higher grade of European rugby

The in-form out-half has sampled two runs through the Champions Cup pool stage and wants to double that during his new contract.

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