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Connacht look to Europe to turn fortunes around

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A novel trip to Geneva beckons for Kieran Keane's squad on the opening weekend of the European competition.

No respite for Connacht

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It does not get any easier for Kieran Keane's Connacht as they head to the home of the Guinness PRO 14 champions Scarlets.

Rugby who’s who back Browne’s Atlantic Challenge Dinner for charity

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Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt will be the special guest at a dinner hosted by former Connacht Rugby star Damian Browne to raise funds for his Atlantic Challenge chosen charities.

Connacht ready to sample South African rugby 'braai'

Connacht will get their first taste of southern hemisphere club rugby on Saturday when they host the Southern Kings at the Sportsground.

A new chapter in Connacht's history begins in revamped championship

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Exciting times for rugby in Connacht. A new coach, new season, and a revamped PRO 14 Championship.

Claasen and McCarthy team up to coach Buccaneers

Darin Claasen and Mike McCarthy have been unveiled as the coaching duo in charge of Buccaneers, as the Athlone club gears up for life in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League.

RMS Titanic outcome was bigger than we think

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In 1912, the county of Mayo had been through seven challenging decades of continuous population decline. The reasons for such a plummet in numbers were multiple. High infant mortality, disease brought on by poor diet, a demanding lifestyle, and high emigration tested the people of Mayo’s strength to the limit.

Connacht hope to nail play-off with win over Edinburgh

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.

When the Mayo oligarchy ruled all

During the Georgian era, powerful Protestant families owned large tracts of land throughout County Mayo and the province of Connacht. The Castlebar based Bingham family, together with the descendants of Sir Arthur Gore (1685-1742), formed a family compact or oligarchy through marriage and blood whereby political appointments and other influential positions would be secured among themselves. In an era when marriage was determined by the spirit of collateral calculation, the children of Sir Arthur Gore and Elizabeth Annesley would cement the oligarchy.

Returning Ronaldson and new recruits will boost Connacht

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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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