Another home-grown stalwart to leave Connacht

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Connacht stalwart Andrew Browne will end his playing days with the club at the end of this season.

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Galwegians grab surivival win, but no luck for others

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Galwegians saved their best performance of the season till last, and in producing a stunning seven-try display they ensured survival in the Ulster Bank League division 2a for next season.

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Pride at stake for Connacht

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Connacht, having been forced to relinquished any remote hope of attaining a Champions Cup place, now must summon all their pride to face top-of-the-table Glasgow Warriors in Scotland tomorrow evening (7.35pm).

It is hard to imagine anything other than a home win - all the momentum is with Dave Rennie's side as they try to maintain their top spot with Munster close behind. And while coach Kieran Keane will not lack motivation when coming up against his "old boss" from the Chiefs, rallying the players may be a little more difficult after licking their wounds this week.

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Last chance saloon for Connacht

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Connacht's slim Champions Cup hopes will be in the "last chance saloon" in Liberty Stadium tomorrow evening (Friday).

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High stakes for Connacht

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Connacht’s new era under Kieran Keane faces its sternest test on Saturday in their bid to play Champions Cup rugby next season.

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Garbally College are champions of Connacht once again

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Garbally College claimed its first Top Oil Connacht Schools Senior Cup since 2015 after outclassing defending champions Colaiste Iognaid (The Jes) by 45-26 at the Sportsground on Tuesday afternoon.

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Connacht prepared for high-stakes games at home

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Connacht will welcome a return to the Galway Sportsground for crunch fixtures in the next two weeks as the chase for qualification and titles hots up.

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Wegians take heart despite loss

Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Galwegians were unable to make it four wins on the bounce when they came unstuck by runaway league leaders Malone by 32-17 at Crowley Park on Saturday.

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Key Connacht players sign up

Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Connacht have strengthened their back row options with the signing of Munster's Robin Copeland for the next two seasons.

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No just rewards for Connacht's superb effort in South Africa

Thu, Mar 08, 2018

The Guinness PRO14 table may not be a true reflection of Kieran Keane's maturing Connacht this season.

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First visit to Highveld will test Connacht

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

Connacht face a new test of character when on Saturday they face the Cheetahs on their first PRO14 visit to South Africa.

Kieran Keane's squad arrived in Bloemfontein on Monday after a 24 hour flight from Italy, conducted a review of their 22-19 win over Treviso, and were out on the training paddock on Tuesday in 30 degrees Celsius, acclimatising to the high altitude of the Highveld.

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NUIG suffer narrow loss in Sigerson final

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

NUIG lost out by a single point, 2-09 to 1-13, to UCD in last weekend's Sigerson Cup final in Santry.

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Galwegians' late revival continues

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Galwegians' revival continued on Saturday when they produced their third win in a row with a superb second-half fightback against Queens in Belfast.

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Connacht have their backs to the wall after disappointing defeat

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Stung by defeat to Zebre, Connacht now look to improve the "mindset" when they head away for a 10 day tour that includes another Italian challenge and a first visit to South Africa.

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Galwegians win

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Galwegians will hope they have turned the corner after grabbing a second win on the trot in the Ulster Bank League division 2A when edging high-flyers Nenagh Ormond at Crowley Park by 16-14.

The visitors, who put 50 points on Wegians in November, opened up an 11-6 lead with two penalties from prolific fullback Clayton Stewart, and a try from winger Nicky Irwin. Galwegians kept in touch through outhalf Morgan Codyre, with the pack boosted by the return from injury of captain Anthony Ryan following a lengthy lay-off. They used to their dominant scrum to their advance, and although the Blues had to sustain more intense pressure, disciplined defence keep their line intact before the half-time break.

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Bealham set for hundredth Connacht cap against Zebre tomorrow

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Connacht cannot afford to let slip an opportunity to maintain momentum and widen the gap between themelves and Zebre when the sides meet at the Sportsground tomorrow evening (7.35pm).

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Galwegians can take heart from gutsy comeback

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Galwegians need to take recent momentum into Friday evening's Ulster Bank League fixture when high-flying Nenagh Ormond visit Crowley Park in a re-scheduled match (8pm).

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Tickets for Connacht’s European clash on sale tomorrow

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Connacht Rugby is gearing up for the biggest game of the season to date with English premiership side Gloucester making the visit to the Galway Sportsground on March 31.

A European Challenge Cup semi-final is the prize for the winners of this meeting which is only the second time Gloucester have made the visit to the home of Connacht Rugby.

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Europe helps Keane's Connacht finds its winning form

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Connacht is looking to continue its love affair with Europe, having qualified for a home quarter-final with a demolition of visitors Oyonnax by 50-14 on Saturday.

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