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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 23 April, 2014


# connacht - Saturday 19 April, 2014

As it happened: Cork v Roscommon, All-Ireland U21 football semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as the champions of Connacht took on the Rebels for the right to take part in the All-Ireland under 21 final.

# connacht - Friday 18 April, 2014

O’Connell returns, Henshaw back to centre as Munster and Connacht shuffle pack for inter-pro clash

Conor Murray is one of two scrum-halves on the Munster bench.

# connacht - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Connacht secure signing of Blues front row McCartney on three-year deal

The 28-year-old known as ‘Freak’ by his Super Rugby teammates will move to Galway next season.

# connacht - Monday 14 April, 2014

New Connacht signing Bundee Aki is forthright in targeting Irish caps

‘Hopefully when the time is right and if I’m playing good footy, I can play for the Ireland international team.’

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan ruled out of Connacht clash with groin tear

The province may be without the 21-year-old out-half for some time after he underwent an MRI scan today.

# connacht - Friday 11 April, 2014

Clinical eight-try Ulster dismantle Connacht to return to winning ways

Andrew Trimble scored a hat-trick for the northern province with Ireland coach Joe Schmidt watching on at Ravenhill.

# connacht - Thursday 10 April, 2014

5 things to look out for during tomorrow’s Ulster v Connacht inter-pro derby

Tommy Bowe at 13, Connacht’s young stars and Rob Herring filling in for Rory Best are on the agenda.

Tommy Bowe to start at 13 for Ulster’s inter-pro clash with Connacht

Meanwhile, Pat Lam has named an unchanged side for the fourth week in-a-row ahead of the visit to Ravenhill.

# connacht - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Westmeath’s Conor Gilsenan agrees move to London Irish

The Leinster academy back row is currently on loan with Connacht.

# connacht - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

“I have learnt so much from being involved” – Robbie Henshaw

19 months ago, Robbie Henshaw sat his Leaving Certificate.

# connacht - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Sligo claim Connacht Schools Senior Cup after tense final replay

A late try from Jake Sexton, converted by Matthew Cosgrove, secured a 10th title for Grammar.

Ex-Laois star Quigley named New York captain ahead of clash against Mayo

Kerry’s Gary O’Driscoll will be New York’s vice-captain.

# connacht - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

26-year-old Connacht centre Kyle Tonetti forced to retire

The former Ireland U19 and U20 international has called time on his professional rugby career.

# connacht - Thursday 13 March, 2014

7 talking points from last night’s GAA U21 football championship action

Cork, Tipperary, Cavan, Roscommon and Meath all triumphed last night.

# connacht - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

The 5 provincial U21 football games on the GAA agenda this week

It’s a busy schedule of action in the provinces tomorrow night.

# connacht - Monday 10 March, 2014

Senior players Gallagher and O’Connor to lead Mayo U21 side to face Roscommon

The counties meet in the Connacht championship on Wednesday.

# connacht - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Sligo Grammar into Connacht Senior Cup final, while Sullivan progress in Ulster

Finalists have been decided in the Senior Cups of the western and northern provinces.

# connacht - Friday 28 February, 2014

It’s an important weekend of Pro12 rugby for…

These are the men who will be hoping to force Joe Schmidt’s hand with excellent performances for their provinces.

Simon Zebo shifts to fullback in Munster team for Scarlets challenge

Meanwhile, Robbie Henshaw is back in the Connacht starting XV after being released from Ireland camp.

# connacht - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Neck surgery rules Connacht hooker Henry out for rest of season

The Sligo man will hopefully be fully recovered in time for pre-season training.

# connacht - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Photobomb of the day from this Connacht GAA fan after final win over Ulster

Connacht won comfortably by 2-19 to 1-7 against Ulster in Tuam today.

# connacht - Friday 21 February, 2014

Donnacha Ryan and Tommy O’Donnell in Munster team for Ospreys clash

Meanwhile, Connacht have made three changes and Ruan Pienaar starts at out-half for Ulster.

# connacht - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Carty and O’Halloran rewarded with new Connacht contracts

‘Tiernan and Jack are both proud Connacht-born players and testament to the young talent we have here,’ said head coach Pat Lam.

Connacht sign Leinster ‘A’ captain Gilsenan on loan to cover Heenan injury

Head coach Pat Lam says short-term switches such as this one are great for Irish rugby.

# connacht - Friday 14 February, 2014

7 Dublin players in Leinster squad for interpro’s while there’s 7 Galway players in Connacht panel GAA

7 Dublin players in Leinster squad for interpro’s while there’s 7 Galway players in Connacht panel

Leinster face Ulster in Navan on Sunday while Connacht entertain Munster in Tuam.

Hanrahan and Keatley team up for Pro12 clash as Ryan and McSharry back from injury

Here’s how Munster and Connacht will line up against Zebre and Edinburgh tomorrow.

# connacht - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

6 Clare All-Ireland senior winners in Munster hurling squad to face Connacht

The provinces face off next Sunday in Ballinasloe.

# connacht - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Schools Cup round-up: Marist race out of the blocks in defence of senior title

Meanwhile, Garbally used the full force of their impressive pack to see off Rice College.

# connacht - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

VIDEO: Ireland call-up Rodney Ah You levels Alistair Hargreaves

The Connacht prop smashed the second row during his province’s heavy defeat to Saracens on Saturday.

# connacht - Monday 20 January, 2014

Marmion and White cited for incidents during Connacht’s defeat to Saracens

Meanwhile, Edinburgh’s Cornell du Preez will also appear before a judicial officer after his yellow card against Munster.

The most notable stats after a thrilling weekend of Heineken Cup rugby

Here are some of the more interesting figures after three of the Irish sides enjoyed wins in Europe.

# connacht - Sunday 19 January, 2014

5 talking points after Connacht’s miserable defeat to Saracens

Pat Lam’s side were comprehensively dismantled by the Premiership leaders.

# connacht - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Connacht demolished as ruthless 11-try Saracens run riot

Pat Lam’s men were hugely disappointing as their Heineken Cup campaign came to a brutal end.

As it happened: Saracens v Connacht, Heineken Cup

The possibility of a Heineken Cup quarter-final was still alive for Pat Lam’s men coming into this Pool 3 clash.

Saracens shock can keep Connacht’s season on track

Heineken Cup progress has been the saving grace for Pat Lam’s men so far in this campaign.

# connacht - Friday 17 January, 2014

3 key battles for Connacht to overcome against Saracens 3kb

3 key battles for Connacht to overcome against Saracens

Pat Lam’s men will need to come out on top of head-to-heads in the front row, second row and at out-half.

# connacht - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Captain Clarke returns as Connacht dream of quarter-final spot

The Kiwi lock was one of three players to resume training this week ahead of the Saracens clash.

# connacht - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Watch: Outrageous skill from Michael Swift sets up Henshaw try

It was Barbarians stuff from Swift and Carty before the centre crashed over.

As it happened: Connacht v Zebre, Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the western province sought to earn their third European win this season.

Lam trusts young guns to keep European hopes alive

It’s a rare turn with the favourites tag for Connacht.

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