Connacht prepare to step it up a notch in Toulouse

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Connacht can have a deserved pep in the step when heading to France tomorrow for round two of this season's Champions Cup.

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Rugby clubs move up league table

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Galwegians secured a second consecutive bonus point win at home when they ran out comfortable 36-12 winners over bottom-of-the-table Ballina in the Energia AIL Division 2B at Crowley Park on Saturday.

Fresh from their win over Malahide, Wegians came into this game in confident mood, and opened the scoring after five minutes. A solid set-piece was the platform before winger Hugh Lane found himself in space before sending Diarmuid Kilgallen through, giving Ewan Strang an easy conversion. By the 15th minute they doubled their lead with a second converted try - a midfield break by Mikey O’Donnell setting up Danny Faulkner to touch down, with Strang adding the extras.

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Masterson puts injuries behind him

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

It is fair to say Connacht back-row Eoghan Masterson has taken the scenic route to his Heineken Champions Cup debut.

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Champions Cup rugby returns to the Sportsground on Sunday

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Champions Cup rugby returns to the Sportsground after a two-year hiatus when Connacht open their 2019/20 campaign against visitors Montpellier on Sunday (1pm).

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Galwegians bag much-needed bonus point win

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Galwegians ended their three-game losing streak with a 31-19 bonus point win over Malahide RFC at Crowley Park on Saturday in the Energia AIL division 2B.

Having come close the previous week away to Blackrock, Wegians were in confident mood, but suffered a poor start when gifting their opponents two tries in the opening quarter.

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Leinster will provide litmus test for Connacht's improving form

Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Leinster will provide Connacht's improving maturity under pressure with a litmus test on Saturday when the Guinness PRO14 champions arrive in Galway for the first of this season's much-anticipated interprovincial clashes.

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Injuries mount as Connacht delivers a second bonus-point win

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Two out of three ain't bad for starters. Bonus-point wins over Benetton Treviso and Dragons have taken some of the sting out of Connacht's opening defeat to Scarlets in Wales as the new season's PRO14 shuts down for a week.

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Connacht create season blueprint in win over Benetton

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Connacht Rugby set an early season standard with a six-try haul last weekend, and the challenge now is to maintain that, even away from home, when they return to Wales to face Dragons in Rodney Parade on Saturday (7.35pm).

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City rugby rivals ready for head to head

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

City rivals Corinthians and Corinthians go head to head in an early season league fixture that takes place under lights in Cloonacauneen at 8pm.

Both sides enjoyed winning starts to their Energia AIL division 2B campaigns, Corinthians bagging a bonus point in their 25-0 win away to Ballina, while Galwegians enjoyed an 18-10 win at home to Sligo.

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Connacht hope history can repeat itself in World Cup year

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

World Cup year again, and everyone remembers Connacht's march to a first major trophy four season ago.

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Strategy to promote women’s game

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Connacht Rugby has launched its strategy for the development of the women’s game in the province.

“Women of the West” sets out targets to increase participation throughout the province and develop the pathway for players from underage to senior rugby.

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Marmion to feature for Connacht against Munster

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Connacht Rugby's head coach Andy Friend says he was "gutted" scrumhalf Kieran Marmion missed out on making the final 31 of Joe Schmidt's World Cup squad.

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Craughwell athletes to make debut on European stage

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Craughwell AC make the journey to Portugal this weekend to compete at the forthcoming European Athletics U20 Club Track and Field Championships in Leiria, Portugal, on Saturday.

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United's youngsters to sign off season against Athone on Saturday

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Following a remarkable weekend at Eamonn Deacy Park, packed with goals and encouragement, Galway United conclude their SSE Airtricity League first division campaign with an away fixture against Athlone Town at Lissywoolen on Saturday (7.45pm).

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Connacht's Jack Carty set to celebrate birthday with first Ireland start

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

All Connacht eyes will be on Jack Carty who is set to make his first Test start for Ireland in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up against Wales at the Principality Stadium (2.30pm).

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Connacht Women’s squad face Leinster in interpro opener

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Connacht Women open their new season with a tough task in Leinster at Energia Park on Saturday (5.30pm) in the 2019 Women's Interprovincial Championship.

New head coach Brian McClearn has named a 34-player squad for this year's championship, with Nichola Fryday named as captain, and fellow Irish international Mary Healy selected as vice-captain.

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Familiar foes for Connacht in Champions Cup draw

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Connacht will face two trips to the south of France and a jaunt over to the West Country in England as the province returns to European club rugby's top table after a two year absence.

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Tribesmen win again in tough encounter

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

The Galway Tribesmen Rugby League team earned a hard fought victory against the Dublin City Exiles last Saturday at South Park, The Claddagh. The match was billed as a tough, thrilling, encounter and it did not disappoint.

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Tribesmen back to winning ways

Thu, Jun 06, 2019

The Tribesmen returned to winning ways with a comprehensive victory over new outfit Barracudas from Carlow.

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