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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Connacht ready for Wasps, but not Lam's departure

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

It has been a dramatic week for Connacht. Amid the shock news that coach Pat Lam is departing at the end of the season for pastures new, Connacht must also try to concentrate their minds on the more immediate task of a significant European Champions Cup fixture in England.

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Last year's loss to visitors Treviso still fresh in Connacht's mind

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Deserved winners of the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Team of the Year award this week, Connacht will want to continue their improving form when they host Italian side Treviso on Saturday (3pm).

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Buccaneers prevail over struggling Wegians

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Local derby honours went to Buccaneers on Friday evening, when they consolidated their lead at the top of table with a 24-12 win over Galwegians.

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Lam more confident as returning players boost his Connacht squad

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Connacht coach Pat Lam is feeling a lot more confident following the return of seven key squad members as the Pro 12 resumes this weekend.

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Former Connacht prop White joins Buccs coaching team

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Former Connacht and Ireland prop Nathan White has joined Buccaneers coaching set-up.

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Inis Mor teenager braves the wintry waves for his love of rugby

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Dreams of becoming a professional sportsperson are not unusual, but a young County Galway teenager is going to great lengths to fulfill his ambition to play the game he loves.

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Galwegians underdogs in Connacht derby

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Galwegians, struggling since September to win a game, now face high-flying Buccaneers in Dubarry Park on Friday night,

Currently third from bottom of the Ulster Bank League, Galwegians, with just one win, must now take on their Connacht neighbours who lead the division 1B table having lost only one game.

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Corinthians slip to leaders

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Corinthians take a break from Ulster Bank League action this weekend after suffering a 28-6 loss to division 1A leaders Nenagh Ormond last weekend.

The Galway city side had travelled to Nenagh with high hopes after their fine win against Malone, but the Co Tipperary outfit, with four wins under their belts, were up to the task. Outhalf Clayton Stewart slotted their first penalty after 10 minutes before Corinthians replied with a fine penalty from outhalf Jack Feeney. With the game keenly poised, an excellent break by hooker Conor Muldoon was finished by scrumhalf Peter O'Leary, and Stewart added the extras.

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Connacht need to find a way back during autumn break

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

The break for the Autumn internationals could not have come sooner for Pro 12 champions Connacht after recording their first loss to the Newport Gwent Dragons since 2012.

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Wegians let lead slip

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Galwegians host old rivals Ballymena on Saturday (2.30pm) in their second successive Ulster Bank League fixture against Ulster opposition at Crowley Park.

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Corinthians too strong for Malone

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

At Corinthian Park, the home side produced a dominant display to overcome Malone by 46-3 in the Ulster Bank League's division 2A.

Corinthian produced some moments of brilliance throughout the 80 minutes after opening their account when Lise Soloa drove over after just three minutes.

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Connacht must slay the Dragons

Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Connacht must turn the disappointment of defeat to Leinster into a winning performance against the Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow when they meet in Rodney Parade (7.15pm).

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Connacht to crown a good week with repeat win over Leinster

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Connacht look to finish off a good week for the province when they face their Pro 12 interprovincial rivals Leinster at the RDS on Saturday (5.15pm).

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