Connacht to play Worcester in pre-season friendly

Thu, Aug 19, 2021

Linley MacKenzie
Connacht Rugby are still waiting for confirmation of this season's new United Rugby Championship fixtures, due to begin on September 25.

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Friend to deliver Connacht's new vision post-Covid

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

As a new-look Connacht takes shape for the coming season, head coach And Friend has had plenty of time to think about how to achieve on-field success. Day 11 of a 14 day quarantine in a hotel in Australia, Connacht Rugby coach Andy Friend is counting down the hours before being released. It is the first time he has been 'home' in three years - Covid having stymied any plans to visit family and friends. So when he signed a new contract to stay on at the Galway Sportsground for another two seasons, it was a stipulation that he be able to head home this summer.

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O'Brien's promising rugby career cut short

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Connacht Rugby's Sean O'Brien has been forced to announce his retirement this week.

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Tough start for the Tribesmen

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

The Galway Tribesmen opened their 2021 campaign with a visit from old rivals Dublin City Exiles.

The two teams had not meet since 2019 in the All-Ireland semi-final due to the truncated ‘Covid’ season last year, but the rivalry was pronounced from the first minute with both sides demonstrating robust defence in the initial exchanges.

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Galway hosts first women's league fixture

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

In an historic day, Galway hosted the first women’s Rugby League match in Ireland at South Park, The Claddagh, where the newly-formed Galway Tribeswomen faced the Dublin City Exiles.

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PRO14 rugby set for major shake-up

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

A new look rugby competition for Ireland's provinces will begin next season. With a change of name, format, sponsor and competitors, the United Rugby Championship takes over from the Guinness PRO14.

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Connacht sign talented young South African

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Connacht have added a third overseas player to their squad for next season with the recruitment of South African Shayne Bolton.

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Connacht to Covid-hit season against Ospreys

Thu, Jun 03, 2021

The curtain comes down on another Connacht Rugby season that has produced a mixed bag of results in this Covid year.

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Thirty-two songs, thirty-two counties and two days in an electric car

Thu, May 20, 2021

Two former professional Connacht rugby players are undertaking an all-Ireland car trek this weekend in aid of autism.

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Connacht players can make a case for Irish tour selection

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

It was a "landmark" victory two seasons ago. Connacht broke 60 years of defeats to Ulster in Ravenhill, and they need to do it again tomorrow evening when they meet in the first round of the new Rainbow Cup.

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Coaching departures cannot affect Connacht's Challenge Cup ambition

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

Connacht have been rocked by a second key management departure this week, with forwards coach Jimmy Duffy also announcing his decision to move on.

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Connacht's European challenge gets tougher with loss of three key men

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Connacht, their PRO14 season concluded, now prepare for the return of European Rugby and a date with former maestros Leicester on Saturday April 3.

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SIDELINE CHAT

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Rugby player with the Bish, Galwegians and Connacht, Browne is a home-town boy who became a legend in the club. After making his senior debut aged 19, he played more than 150 games for Connacht and was a central player in Connacht’s PRO12 title success.

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Connacht's final PRO14 fixture must tick all boxes ahead of European game

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Connacht will be using Monday's final PRO14 fixture against the Scarlets in Wales (8pm) as a benchmark for their upcoming European challenge against Leicester.

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Sideline Chat with Noel Mannion

Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Noel Mannion is one of Galway's most celebrated rugby players of the amateur era, playing for club, province and country - Ballinalsoe, Buccaneers, Corinthians, Lansdowne, Connacht and Ireland.

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Connacht expecting arm-wrestle in 'must-win' PRO14 fixture

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

It is another tricky assignment. In Rodney Parade tomorrow evening (7.35pm) Connacht go in search of a Guinness PRO14 victory to put recent defeats behind them.

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Friend wants to finish the job with silverware

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Connacht have nailed down some 20 players of the 27 who were out of contract, according to coach Andy Friend.

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Connacht quartet named in Six Nations squad

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Good news, and bad for Connacht representation on this year's Six Nations rugby squad.

Four players have got the nod from head coach Andy Farrell - Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux and Dave Heffernan. Missing out are: Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion and Finlay Bealhan.

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Connacht frustrated again after second-half collapse at Sportsground

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Opportunity lost, and Connacht’s woeful home record continues this season.

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