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#RISE UP

# rise-up - Friday 4 June, 2021

'This group are a brave group of young men. I know we'll grow again next year'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'This group are a brave group of young men. I know we'll grow again next year'

Jun 4th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,824 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend was delighted to see his Connacht team finish their season with a win.

# rise-up - Monday 4 January, 2021

Will Connacht have more players in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad in 2021?
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# RISE UP

Will Connacht have more players in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad in 2021?

Jan 4th 2021, 3:36 PM 9,170 Views 23 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Connacht’s big win over Leinster.

# rise-up - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway
# Team News
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# Team News

Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:08 PM 5,077 Views 5 Comments

The westerners have been unfortunate with postponements so far this season.

# rise-up - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad
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Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:38 PM 9,824 Views 15 Comments

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

# rise-up - Thursday 9 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray
# Hotshot
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# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

Apr 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 10,321 Views 6 Comments

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

# rise-up - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,723 Views 6 Comments

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

# rise-up - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province
# Extensions
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# Extensions

Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province

Feb 18th 2020, 2:25 PM 3,856 Views 5 Comments

The scrum-half and prolific wing have penned two-year deals.

# rise-up - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'

Nov 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,431 Views 4 Comments

Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.

# rise-up - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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

Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract

Apr 9th 2019, 4:36 PM 10,147 Views 7 Comments

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

# rise-up - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp

Oct 20th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,375 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are hoping to back up last weekend’s Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux.

# rise-up - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Number one, rugby is about expressing yourself. You've got to play'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'Number one, rugby is about expressing yourself. You've got to play'

Aug 8th 2018, 1:42 PM 9,601 Views 6 Comments

Connacht’s new head coach, Andy Friend, wants his team to play without any fear.

# rise-up - Saturday 11 February, 2017

This Falcons video following their Super Bowl heartbreak will give you chills
# RISE UP
From The42
# RISE UP

This Falcons video following their Super Bowl heartbreak will give you chills

Feb 11th 2017, 1:07 PM 7,505 Views 7 Comments

‘In brotherhood, we fall. In brotherhood, we trust. In brotherhood, we rise.’

# rise-up - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'I felt like I was at home here' - Aki and Dillane saw Connacht as best option
# No Doubts
From The42
# No Doubts

'I felt like I was at home here' - Aki and Dillane saw Connacht as best option

Oct 25th 2016, 4:47 PM 7,942 Views 23 Comments

The centre and lock explain why they signed new contracts with the western province.

# rise-up - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam
# Bottom Of The Log
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# Bottom Of The Log

'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam

Sep 14th 2016, 6:30 AM 5,047 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht head coach insisted his squad have full belief in their culture and systems.

# rise-up - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"
# Come ON Up For The Rising
# Come ON Up For The Rising

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"

Apr 5th 2015, 7:48 PM 29,630 Views 219 Comments

A peaceful one this time.

# rise-up - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie
# West's Awake
From The42
# West's Awake

Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie

Dec 30th 2014, 11:17 AM 3,585 Views 8 Comments

On-loan lock Quinn Roux and dynamic back row Eoin McKeon are also back in the selection mix.

# rise-up - Monday 29 December, 2014

Half-term report: Connacht keen to make further progress under Lam
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# RISE UP

Half-term report: Connacht keen to make further progress under Lam

Dec 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 3,331 Views 3 Comments

The western province have been the story of the season so far in Ireland.

# rise-up - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth
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Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

Dec 18th 2014, 6:00 AM 3,590 Views 7 Comments

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

# rise-up - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group
# West's Awake
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# West's Awake

Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 4,140 Views 4 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Kieran Marmion, Rodney Ah You, Nathan White and Darragh Leader have made the November squad.

# rise-up - Friday 3 October, 2014

Connacht denied fourth Pro12 victory in agonising finale against Cardiff
# Last Gasp
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# Last Gasp

Connacht denied fourth Pro12 victory in agonising finale against Cardiff

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:34 PM 13,530 Views 17 Comments

Pat Lam’s men had to settle for a share of the points at the Sportsground as the Blues fought back.

# rise-up - Monday 22 September, 2014

'You've got to get top six at the start' - Muldoon's Connacht on track
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'You've got to get top six at the start' - Muldoon's Connacht on track

Sep 22nd 2014, 11:09 AM 3,274 Views 8 Comments

The western province’s captain was part of a superb defensive effort on Friday night at the Sportsground.

# rise-up - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Calm belief pays dividends for Pat Lam's Connacht against Leinster
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# RISE UP

Calm belief pays dividends for Pat Lam's Connacht against Leinster

Sep 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,649 Views 31 Comments

The western province’s head coach feels that the culture within his group is beginning to shine through.

# rise-up - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season
# West's Awake
From The42
# West's Awake

5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 5,053 Views 6 Comments

Promising backs, forward’s consistency, Champions Cup qualification and high-profile signings are all addressed.

# rise-up - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Elwood pays tribute to 'immense' McSharry ahead of Biarritz tilt
# Heineken Cup
From The42
# Heineken Cup

Elwood pays tribute to 'immense' McSharry ahead of Biarritz tilt

Dec 11th 2012, 6:59 PM 1,669 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht backline is looking its most dangerous in recent memory.