Connacht prop Denis Buckley runs onto the pitch before the start of last Friday's PRO14 clash against Edinburgh. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Keane tries to downplay importance of result as Connacht gear up for Gloucester

BEFORE reporters’ Dictaphones and sound recorders were all switched on, Connacht head coach Kieran Keane can be overheard saying to centre Bundee Aki: “They don’t want to listen to me, they want to listen...

Flynn and Mannion brothers to the fore in Galway triumph

GALWAY 1-20 DUBLIN 1-14 FROM a distance, it might appear that Galway are set on cruise control mode in Division 1B of the National Hurling League, but the reality is quite different, and on Sunday at...
Connacht's Ultan Dillane who delivered a man of the match display for Ireland against Canada in the second of the Autumn Internationals last Saturday.

Dillane and his Connacht team-mates shine in international against Canada

WESTERN stars shone brightest at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening as Connacht men illuminated Ireland’s 31-points win over Canada in the Autumn International series. Five Connacht players featured in the 52-21 victory, and they...

Connacht’s resources stretched to the limit for visit of in-form Munster

IT may be the clash of the reigning Pro12 champions against the current league leaders when Connacht host Munster at the Sportsground (5:30pm) on New Year’s Eve but, as it stands, the home side’s...
New Galway United manager Shane Keegan whose team have a friendly against Sligo Rovers at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight (Friday).

New Galway United manager Keegan gearing up for first pre-season friendly

GALWAY United kick off their pre-season series of friendlies with a local derby clash against Sligo Rovers at Éamonn Deacy Park, Terryland this evening, Friday (7:45pm), with new manager Shane Keegan taking the reins...
Connacht full back Tiernan O'Halloran on his way to scoring his team's first try against the Newport Gwent Dragons in the Guinness Pro12 tie at the Sportsground on Saturday. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Connacht’s early fire fails to quench spirit of the Dragons

Connacht  14 Dragons  9 AFTER a needlessly complicated performance on Saturday night, Connacht really do look like a team that is overly consumed with the bigger picture and struggling with the brass tacks. Playing catch up in...


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