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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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.

Connacht host Cardiff Blues tomorrow (7.35pm) and Lam says the break for the autumn internationals has allowed his squad to recharge mentally and physically after they slumped to 10th in the Pro 12 table with their first defeat to the Dragons since 2012.

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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.

White, whose rugby career recently ended through a concussion injury, has been added to the backroom team at Buccaneers by his former Connacht front row colleague Brett Wilkinson who took over Buccaneers two seasons ago.

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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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