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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Connacht must quench Dragons' fire in Champions Cup quest

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Connacht's chase for Champions Cup rugby continues at the Galway Sportsground with the Newport Gwent Dragons' visit on Saturday (7.35pm).

Pat Lam's squad is expecting a full house for this first home fixture in five weeks as they seek to close the gap on the top six in this season's Guinness Pro 12.

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Connacht Rugby determined to keep Champions Cup qualification alive

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

European disappointment behind them, Connacht return to Guinness Pro 12 action with a singleminded ambition to win, win, and win, in order to qualify for Champions Cup rugby again next season.

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Wegians drop in danger zone

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

alwegians suffered another defeat in the Ulster Bank League division 1B, losing to Connacht rivals Buccaneers by 25-14.

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Concussion forces Marshall to retire

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Connacht Rugby have lost another player to concussion with news this week that Ben Marshall is retiring immediately.

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Corinthians move up

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Corinthians secured a fine 22-14 win against high-flying Banbridge in Cloonacauneen Park on Saturday afternoon.

It was a significant win for Corinthians, who with only three wins in the AIB League division 2A, have moved away from the danger zone.

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Connacht must overcome Champions Cup frustration to focus on Pro 12

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

One seasonal ambition missed; another big one remaining. Connacht's exit from the European Champions Cup is tough to take, but it will be even harder if Connacht fail to be back in the competition next season.

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Connacht prepare to stage another European coup

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Captain John Muldoon has announced another year in his tenure at Galway Sportsground on the week Connacht fight for a first Champions Cup quarter-final.

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Returning Ronaldson and new recruits will boost Connacht

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Connacht, a little more positive on the injury front, face familiar Italian foes Zebre in the Galway Sportsground's final Champions Cup pool fixture this season.

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Buccs overcome Corinthians to complete Connacht double

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Buccaneers completed this year's Connacht Senior Cup trophy and league double with a 17-10 win over Corinthians in Friday evening's cup decider at Cloonacauneen,

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Lam sees light at end of Connacht’s injury tunnel

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Connacht's hopes of retaining their Guinness Pro 12 title took a nosedive after poor festive results, and it does not look any rosier with a deepening injury crisis ahead of Saturday's visit to the Ospreys in Wales.

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Galwegians host Ireland's only Mixed Ability Rugby team

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

The Sunday's Well Rebels, Ireland's only Mixed Ability Rugby team, will travel from Cork to play an exhibition game with Galwegians on Saturday (2pm).

Mixed Ability Rugby is regular contact rugby played by people both with and without disabilities and played under World Rugby Rules.

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Connacht continue to be hit by injury crisis for New Year interpro with Munster

Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Connacht, in need of some much-needed New Year cheer when they host Munster at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday, have a record number of players sidelined through injury.

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Battle bruised Connacht will improve as Wasps arrive, says Lam

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Connacht may not be in the best physical shape ahead of Saturday's battle with Wasps, but coach Pat Lam is hoping mental strength and the home venue will help his side win this vital Champions Cup fixture.

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Connacht women host Ulster

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

The final Women's Interprovincial between Connacht and Ulster takes place this Saturday at Corinthian Park (10am).

Connacht are still in contention to win the series, but need a victory, having lost away to defending champions Munster last weekend by 12-8.

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