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New community initiative for Connacht Rugby

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Connacht Rugby is set to welcome some new supporters to the Sportsground this season.

Leinster rugby stars train in Mullingar

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Joe Schmidt, the new coach of Leinster rugby, showed this week he had not forgotten his midland connections as he brought the entire Leinster panel to Mullingar rugby club for a full and rigorous training session on bank holiday Monday.

Connacht prepare for pre-season friendlies

Connacht Rugby open their season under new coach Eric Elwood next week with the first of two friendlies to be played at the Galway Sportsground.

Future stars at Kilkenny’s Leinster Rugby summer camp

Many a Kilkenny youngster dreams of being the next Brian O’Driscoll or Paul O’Connell, holding the Six Nations or Heineken Cup trophies aloft in victorious celebration.

Connacht’s unsung heroes reap Irish recognition

Some six and a half years ago John Muldoon, a newcomer to professional rugby, received his first cap for Connacht against the Scottish Borders. Back then coach Michael Bradley told the 20-years-old that he was there because he was an “all right” rugby player - not because he was home-grown Connacht. Today the Portumna man is one of only two from the province on the Irish team, and he knows he’s there on merit - standing proudly and taller than his 6’3” frame alongside Lions players like Jamie Heaslip, David Wallace, Paul O’Connell.

Minister’s listed TV sports event plan could lead to ‘dire consequences’ for Connacht Rugby

Connacht Rugby faces renewed threats - not, this time, from headquarters, but from Government plans to broadcast major rugby matches free.

Rugby legend Flannery helps charity

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People can be in with a chance to win an Ireland rugby jersey and help a charity which works for the betterment of children trapped in the sex industry by taking part in the unique online raffle being run in Galway.

City must get behind Connacht for sake of the team and local economy

The city should be decked in Connacht flags and the Connacht Rugby colours of green and white, with the public, city businesses, and the Galway City Council doing all they can to support the team in the run up to their European cup match against Toulon.

Connacht struggle with injuries after running Leinster all the way

Connacht are facing an injury crisis ahead of tomorrow evening’s Magners League clash against title-chasing Edinburgh at the Galway Sportsground (6pm).

IRFU review will be positive for Connacht Rugby

Connacht branch CEO Gerry Kelly wants to see Connacht supporters marching down College Road to the Sportsground not to IRFU headquarters at Lansdowne Road.


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