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Connacht players rewarded

A successful season for Connacht Rugby continued with the selection of a number of players on Ireland teams.

Buccaneers touch rugby trio prominently represent Ireland at World Cup in Malaysia

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Three Buccaneers touch rugby players have just returned from last week’s World Cup in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Rory Silke, Nigel So and Denis O’Connor were part of the Ireland Men’s over 40s team (M40s) which were one of five Irish teams to take part in the competition.

Connacht must play for pride and momentum

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Something of a strange game for Connacht at this time of the season. For the first time, they head into the last PRO14 Conference fixture, having achieved their primary seasonal ambition of playing Champions Cup, and face a Munster side in a similar position - bar their stated aim to finish top of Conference A.

Connacht must play for pride and momentum

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Something of a strange game for Connacht at this time of the season. For the first time, they head into the last PRO14 Conference fixture, having achieved their primary seasonal ambition of playing Champions Cup, and face a Munster side in a similar position - bar their stated aim to finish top of Conference A.

Three Buccaneers players depart for Touch Rugby World Cup in Malaysia

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Three Buccaneers touch rugby players have departed for Malaysia this week ahead of the World Cup after being named in the Ireland Mens’ over 40s squad. Rory Silke, Nigel (Jiang Han) So and Denis O’Connor have been in tournament preparation mode for six months and jetted east with their playing colleagues on Wednesday.

Connacht Cup final spot up for grabs in local derby

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Just over 11km separates Celtic Park in Castlebar and Manulla FC's home ground in Carramore and this Sunday the Hoops' will make the short hop eastwards, with a spot in the TP Brennan Connacht Cup final up for grabs for the winners.

'To be able to represent a country of more than three hundred million people is very special'

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Emigration from Ireland is not a new tale. You would be hard pressed to find one person on the island who does not have one family member or friend who has left Ireland for pastures new. Many Irish abroad survive and thrive in their new surroundings while others return home, seeing the sojourn as an experience that did not work out or an adventure that had to come to an end due to the irrepressible pull of home. For Paul Mullen his experience is most definitely best categorised as the former.

Connemara on the back foot

Connacht Rugby junior club champions Connemara RFC face favourites Enniscorthy in this year's AIB League round robin qualifier at Monastery Field on Saturday (2.30pm).

Connacht face early ‘cup final’ clash with Cardiff

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Connacht's impressive development this season will be put to the test on Saturday (3pm) when play-off rivals Cardiff hit the Sportsground for the penultimate PRO14 conference fixture.

Early bird season tickets for Connacht Rugby available now

Head coach of Connacht Rugby Andy Friend and his team are preparing for a season-defining Guinness PRO14 match with Cardiff Blues on Saturday at The Sportsground at 3pm.

 

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