Connacht

Connacht play at the Sportsground. They have reached three European Challenge Cup semi-finals, most recently in 2010, but are yet to win a major trophy. They finished tenth in the Pro12 table last season.

Something to shout about: Ashley Johnson celebrates after scoring his try

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints The Bee team Having seen reigning champions Northampton cruise past 50 points against Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership’s opening match, Wasps might have been a tad nervous about…

Two left feet: Gavin Duffy (centre) is not gifted in the dancing department

Chill-out chat with Gavin Duffy

The Connacht full-back has an off-the-wall chat with Sarah Mockford RUGBY WORLD: First up, Gavin, do you have any nicknames? GAVIN DUFFY: Just boring ones like Gavlar. At Harlequins, Mel…

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Future Faces – Shane Layden and Beno Obano

THE ARRIVAL of Heineken Cup rugby at Connacht has brought a feel-good factor to the province this season, and the performances of Shane Layden, a 19-year-old academy back, have personified…

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Ireland v Connacht preview

In what is a busy week for the Ireland squad, two Irish teams will play games in the space of three days.  An Ireland Select XV will take on Connacht…

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Fetu’u Vainikolo to join Connacht

Connacht Rugby have completed the signing of winger Fetu’u Vainikolo from Super 15 franchise The Highlanders. The 26 year old Tongan born winger moved to New Zealand when he was…

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Connacht’s Keith Matthews to win 100th cap

Keith Matthews will celebrate his 100th cap when he lines out for Connacht this Friday against Edingburgh (The Sportsground – ko 19.45 01/04/11) The 28 year old centre joined Connacht…

Connacht sign Matthew Jarvis and James Loxton

Connacht sign Matthew Jarvis and James Loxton

CONNACHT RUGBY look to bring young blood to the folds of Galway by sigining 2 promising young players.  20 year old Matthew Jarvis has been signed from the Ospreys and…

Connacht Director of Rugby Eric Elwood

Eric Elwood Connacht Revolution

A new structure has been put in place in Connacht that is going to make a big difference to the way the pro game is run in the province. Eric…

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Sean Cronin signs for Leinster

Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce the signing of Ireland hooker Sean Cronin who will join the province in the summer on a two year deal. Cronin, 24, was educated…