Disappointing season for Connacht, but players fight to the end

Thu, May 25, 2017

The Pat Lam era of success at Connacht Rugby ended at the weekend with a 21-15 defeat to Northampton in the play-off for Champions Cup rugby next season.

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Corinthians end season on a high

Thu, May 18, 2017

Corinthians completed a Connacht double this season when their thirds added the Ard Na Cregg Cup to their league success.

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It's win or bust for Connacht

Thu, May 18, 2017

Connacht have a real opportunity to pull off a season-saving performance in Saturday's crunch Champions Cup play-off against Northampton in England.

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Tribesmen prepare to defend All Ireland title

Thu, May 11, 2017

The 2017 All Ireland Rugby League competition is set to start and the current champions Galway Tribesmen are intent on retaining the trophy they won for the first time last season.

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Aki appeal rejected as Connacht prepare for vital play-off

Thu, May 11, 2017

Linley MacKenzie

Connacht will head into the Champions Cup play-off without key playmaker Bundee Aki after losing his appeal to have his ban reduced.

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Lam demands a redeeming display to sign off Pro 12 season

Thu, May 04, 2017

Connacht's disappointing Guinness Pro 12 season comes to an end on Saturday with coach Pat Lam urging his players to redeem themselves after their worst performance in three years.

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Connacht eager to sign off home Pro 12 season 'on a high'

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Possibly - and hopefully - not Connacht's last home fixture this season, but Saturday is the final Pro 12 game in the Galway Sportsground, and most probably their last as the champions.

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Corinthians finish

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Corinthians finished the season with a 43-10 victory over Blackrock to secure a comfortable mid table position in division 2A.

Having suffered 10 losses and flirted with relegation throughout in the Ulster Bank League, head coach Eneliko Fa'atau and Gavin Duffy guided their team to a late run of four vital wins at the end of the season.

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Tee off with Connacht Rugby

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Connacht Rugby's Easter Golf Classic takes place tomorrow, Good Friday, and Saturday with a few tee times remaining.

The big attraction is the opportunity to win €100,000 for a hole in one on the iconic Christy O’Connor Jnr Championship course at Galway Bay Golf Resort. The golf classic is open to all amateur golfers with a four ball costing €500, including refreshments and post-game meal.

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‘Connacht need to step it up’ to celebrate Muldoon milestone with a win

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Long-serving Connacht forward John Muldoon will make his 300th appearance on Saturday evening against Leinster at the Sportsground.

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A man you don’t meet everyday

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

John Muldoon is no ordinary rugby player. He is a warrior, a Connacht warrior. Leading with his head, tackling with his heart and his soul, and loyal to the last - a one-club man. A rare breed.

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Connacht hope to nail play-off with win over Edinburgh

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

It has been a poor couple of weeks for Connacht. Losses to Glasgow and Zebre have been compounded by the nature of the defeats - games which could have been won by the chances created. Now, however, Connacht need to show their true colours, and secure a play-off for next season's Champions Cup.

It is certainly not the Connacht team that took the Pro 12 by storm last season. After a poor start due to a lack of pre-season competition, Connacht looked like they were finding their championship winning form again, and then coach Pat Lam dropped his bombshell. It is hard to believe his departure to Bristol announced several months ago has not had some effect on the team. And at a time when other clubs are announcing signings for next season, Connacht is unusually quiet. Hopefully that will change in the near future.

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Corinthians keep hopes alive

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

An explosive 15 minute period in the second half ensured Corinthians grabbed a valuable AIB League victory by 24-13 to keep their hopes alive of avoiding relegation from division 2A. Ahead now are three massive games, starting with Queens in Corinthian Park next Saturday.

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Connacht head to Italy to play catch-up

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

This time last year Connacht were working their way to a first Guinness Pro 12 trophy and Champions Cup rugby. Twelve months later they are facing a possible play-off against the French or English to qualify again. It is hardly the position they expected to be in - certainly not returning to Parma to play Zebre in the refixed Pro 12 game this Saturday - when Irish eyes are in Thomond Park.

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Crunch time for Lam's Connacht

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

e on the line in this next block of four Guinness Pro 12 fixtures, starting on Saturday with an away fixture to Glasgow Warriors. And to make the task that more challenging for the title holders, it involves three away fixtures on the bounce, starting with the 2015 champions, and finishing with a home game against Leinster.

Now is the time Connacht need to produce the rugby that took them to new heights last season, and coach Pat Lam says from here on in, selection will be based on the best team available each week. If there was ever a time for players to step up, it is now - or they will be left on the sidelines, not only on match day, but also in training.

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Lam's one departing hope is Connacht’s qualification for Champions Cup

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Connacht celebrated a fourth win in a row with a 33-3 trouncing of Zebre - their longest sequence of wins this season - to continue their momentum towards their seasonal goal of Champions Cup rugby.

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Galwegians forced to settle for a draw

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Galwegians and play-off hopefuls Old Wesley played out a low-scoring but entertaining 7-7 draw in Glenina on Saturday.

Although Aidan Moynihan and Adam Griggs swapped second-half tries, Galwegians had opportunities in a dominant second half to take full points and ease their relegation woes.

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Bundee gives Connacht a boost

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Player of the year Bundee Aki is one of several players hoping to make a return to action for Connacht this weekend.

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Kieran Keane gets the thumbs up from all at Connacht

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Timing is everything, and it looks like the right time for new Connacht head coach Kieran Keane.

After two seasons with Super Rugby's Chiefs as an assistant, the Christchurch-born Kiwi departs Hamilton for a new challenge as a head coach in Ireland. With his Chiefs' boss Dave Rennie heading to Glasgow, and the Waikato franchise turning to Colin Cooper to fill those boots, the time appears right for Keane to make his move.

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