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#The West's awake

# the-wests-awake - This year 2022

Connacht's Bealham hoping for early birthday present against Munster
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Connacht's Bealham hoping for early birthday present against Munster

Oct 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 2,279 Views 1 Comment

The Irish international believes the new astroturf surface at the Sportsground will suit his side’s style of play.

'I’ve never had such a long waiting list': Irish colleges ready for long awaited return
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'I’ve never had such a long waiting list': Irish colleges ready for long awaited return

Mar 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 21,290 Views 4 Comments

It’s been a long couple of years for Gaeltacht areas without the annual influx of students.

# the-wests-awake - Last year 2021

'He's an absolute master of the craft' - Why Clare's long-serving boss shows no signs of stopping
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'He's an absolute master of the craft' - Why Clare's long-serving boss shows no signs of stopping

Jun 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 18,448 Views 4 Comments

A masterful coach, Colm Collins has instilled belief and high standards in Clare’s footballers for years. This evening his eighth championship with the Banner throws in.

Joe McDonagh, the man of the people who helped modernise the GAA
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Joe McDonagh, the man of the people who helped modernise the GAA

Jun 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,163 Views 3 Comments

It is five years since former GAA president Joe McDonagh died. Today, the competition named in his honour — a fitting legacy — gets under way.

# the-wests-awake - All time

McShane stretchered off as Galway hand out Harte's heaviest defeat as Tyrone boss
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McShane stretchered off as Galway hand out Harte's heaviest defeat as Tyrone boss

Feb 23rd 2020, 4:13 PM 18,053 Views 20 Comments

Padraic Joyce’s side romped to a 19-point win over the 13 men of Tyrone.

Connacht captain Jarrad Butler commits to province with new deal
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Connacht captain Jarrad Butler commits to province with new deal

Nov 6th 2019, 10:56 AM 6,423 Views 10 Comments

It’s more positive news for the western province.

Two-time All-Ireland winner Joyce set to take over Galway senior footballers
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Two-time All-Ireland winner Joyce set to take over Galway senior footballers

Oct 11th 2019, 6:20 PM 8,232 Views 6 Comments

Padraic Joyce is to be recommended as the Tribesmen’s new boss.

Connacht trio named in Barbarians squad for England showdown at Twickenham
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Connacht trio named in Barbarians squad for England showdown at Twickenham

May 27th 2019, 1:38 PM 12,156 Views 15 Comments

Finlay Bealham, Niyi Adeolokun and David Heffernan have been selected for the historic double-header.

'Winning becomes a habit': Friend feels growing confidence as Connacht go into new Pro14 season
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# Gathering Steam

'Winning becomes a habit': Friend feels growing confidence as Connacht go into new Pro14 season

Aug 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,042 Views 3 Comments

Glasgow Warriors will be a tough opening fixture in Galway fro the new coach.

'We'd love to get one over them': Connacht can't wait to welcome old foes Gloucester to Galway
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'We'd love to get one over them': Connacht can't wait to welcome old foes Gloucester to Galway

Jan 22nd 2018, 11:15 AM 5,773 Views 5 Comments

The western province had to tackle Gloucester in Kingsholm twice at the end of the 2014/15 season. Can they change their fortunes at the Sportsground?

New hurling competition to be named after Galway All-Ireland winner and ex-GAA President
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# Joe McDonagh

New hurling competition to be named after Galway All-Ireland winner and ex-GAA President

Nov 28th 2017, 4:52 PM 8,466 Views 1 Comment

McDonagh passed away in May last year.

A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system
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A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system

Sep 30th 2017, 3:12 PM 7,291 Views 8 Comments

The motions were passed at Special Congress in Croke Park today.

Galway into their first FAI Cup quarter-final in seven years after taking Pat's at Inchicore
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Galway into their first FAI Cup quarter-final in seven years after taking Pat's at Inchicore

Aug 25th 2017, 10:44 PM 3,805 Views 3 Comments

The Tribesmen scored early and late as the Saints crumbled at home.

'I don’t think there’s anything worse than someone being patronising' - Galway skipper Cooney
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'I don’t think there’s anything worse than someone being patronising' - Galway skipper Cooney

Jun 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 12,336 Views 1 Comment

Heather Cooney, sister of Galway senior hurler Conor, is captain of the Tribeswomen as they begin their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship campaign later today.

Rochford's revenge mission, Aidan O'Shea factor, cold Tribesmen - Galway-Mayo talking points
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Rochford's revenge mission, Aidan O'Shea factor, cold Tribesmen - Galway-Mayo talking points

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 5,767 Views 15 Comments

Pearse Stadium is the venue as both counties chase a Connacht final spot on 9 July.

Lam says Connacht are looking for reinforcements as injury toll rises
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Lam says Connacht are looking for reinforcements as injury toll rises

Dec 31st 2016, 9:33 PM 14,029 Views 42 Comments

The western province suffered a home defeat to Munster this evening.

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster
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# Talking Points

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster

Oct 7th 2016, 10:54 PM 12,458 Views 6 Comments

That and more points to ponder after Pat Lam defeated Ulster for the first time.

Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller
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# Rare And Wonderful

Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller

Oct 7th 2016, 9:33 PM 24,854 Views 58 Comments

Ulster went to Galway with five wins from five this season, but came well and truly unstuck.

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way
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# Born To Run

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way

Oct 1st 2016, 12:39 PM 6,551 Views 4 Comments

The champions’ philosophy was on full display in last night’s bonus point win over Edinburgh.

Connacht sign new 3-year sponsorship deal with Elverys
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Connacht sign new 3-year sponsorship deal with Elverys

Jul 1st 2016, 9:44 AM 6,578 Views 7 Comments

The champions will release their new kit later this month.

Former GAA president and Galway hurling star Joe McDonagh dies
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Former GAA president and Galway hurling star Joe McDonagh dies

May 21st 2016, 9:10 AM 31,332 Views 23 Comments

“Galway has lost a hero,” said An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

Late Loftus point stuns Dublin as Mayo book first All-Ireland U21 final in a decade
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Late Loftus point stuns Dublin as Mayo book first All-Ireland U21 final in a decade

Apr 16th 2016, 4:25 PM 10,569 Views 40 Comments

There was a dramatic end to this afternoon’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football semi-final at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.

One O'Connor in, the other out as Mayo look to avoid relegation against Down
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One O'Connor in, the other out as Mayo look to avoid relegation against Down

Apr 1st 2016, 9:35 PM 6,304 Views 4 Comments

A win against relegated Down at Elverys MacHale Park should be enough for Stephen Rochford’s men.

Connacht's five stars: 'We didn't say much at the end, just looked at each other and had a big smile'
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Connacht's five stars: 'We didn't say much at the end, just looked at each other and had a big smile'

Mar 12th 2016, 8:34 PM 14,955 Views 21 Comments

New cap Finlay Bealham made it a Connacht quintet helping Ireland to a 58 – 15 win over Italy.

Green giants! Connacht save their best for last in a historic win over Munster
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Green giants! Connacht save their best for last in a historic win over Munster

Nov 28th 2015, 7:31 PM 34,565 Views 112 Comments

It’s the first time in 29 years that Connacht have beaten Munster in Thomond Park.

It was a family affair as the fun began at the Galway Races today
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It was a family affair as the fun began at the Galway Races today

Jul 27th 2015, 8:04 PM 13,730 Views 1 Comment

Modem wins the two-mile Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders’ Handicap

Are Galway's hurlers the real deal or will they fall flat again?
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Are Galway's hurlers the real deal or will they fall flat again?

Jul 3rd 2015, 12:25 AM 7,973 Views 11 Comments

Sunday’s Leinster final against Kilkenny will tell us more about Galway’s championship credentials.

Connacht have signed Ireland Rugby League convert Api Pewhairangi
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Connacht have signed Ireland Rugby League convert Api Pewhairangi

Jun 19th 2015, 2:05 PM 7,802 Views 12 Comments

The 23-year-old is Irish-qualified through his grandmother.

Connacht's injury crisis isn't getting any better, they've sent 3 players for surgery this week
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# Front Up Stitched Up

Connacht's injury crisis isn't getting any better, they've sent 3 players for surgery this week

Apr 20th 2015, 4:53 PM 5,737 Views 6 Comments

Quinn Roux, Nathan White and Mick Kearney will go under the knife this week.

As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12 From The42
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As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12

Galway's Corofin win back All-Ireland senior club football crown after 17 years
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Galway's Corofin win back All-Ireland senior club football crown after 17 years

Mar 17th 2015, 5:21 PM 8,142 Views 0 Comments

The North Galway club saw off Derry’s Slaughtneil this afternoon.

As it happened: Connacht v Exeter, Challenge Cup From The42
Live Jan 18th 2015, 3:15 PM

As it happened: Connacht v Exeter, Challenge Cup

Joe Canning: Connacht's form will inspire Galway hurlers and the rest of the west
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Joe Canning: Connacht's form will inspire Galway hurlers and the rest of the west

Jan 8th 2015, 3:43 PM 5,255 Views 1 Comment

Galway are getting ready for their Division 1A league opener against Clare next month.

Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby
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Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby

Dec 25th 2014, 10:00 PM 7,429 Views 2 Comments

Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.

Blade cuts deep as Connacht claim brilliant win away to Bayonne
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Blade cuts deep as Connacht claim brilliant win away to Bayonne

Dec 13th 2014, 9:50 PM 11,141 Views 32 Comments

The 20-year-old scrum-half scored twice including a late game-changer.

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights
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Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights

Jan 5th 2014, 2:37 PM 2,384 Views 1 Comment

It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.

Muldoon hails effort of Connacht’s young front row after Dragons drama
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Muldoon hails effort of Connacht’s young front row after Dragons drama

Dec 22nd 2013, 1:40 PM 2,511 Views 10 Comments

“Conditions weren’t great, the rugby wasn’t great, but the win was. And that’s all that matters.”

Mayo minors earn All-Ireland football final spot with comfortable win
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Mayo minors earn All-Ireland football final spot with comfortable win

Aug 25th 2013, 2:51 PM 1,852 Views 0 Comments

The seniors will hope for similar success later this afternoon.

'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run'
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'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run'

Jun 20th 2013, 3:15 PM 5,718 Views 20 Comments

Barry Cowen reckons Enda Kenny’s plan to abolish the Seanad reminds him of the performance of his county’s footballers.

Connacht given back-row boost for 'Quins trip and secure future of 4 key forwards
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Connacht given back-row boost for 'Quins trip and secure future of 4 key forwards

Jan 9th 2013, 2:30 PM 928 Views 0 Comments

It’s good news all round for George Naoupu.

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