Connacht centre Tom Farrell who scored a first-half try in their PRO14 win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last Saturday.

Connacht in good heart for the visit of Perpignan after exploits in South Africa

CONNACHT, buoyed by becoming only the third Pro14 team to complete the double over Southern Kings and the Cheetahs in South Africa, shift their focus to nearer home on Saturday when they host struggling...
The Galway League which overcame the Carlow League in the FAI Youth Interleague tie at Eamonn Deacy Park. Front row, left to right: Ruairi McSweeney, Dara O'Connor, Calum Brown, David Dheridan and Cian Hernon. Back row: Ryan Gallagher, Hakeem Ryan, Alan Fahy, Ethan Fahy, Alan Greene, Ethan Flaherty and Leigh Nolan.

Loughrea are sent packing as Athenry Cup tie is abandoned

THOUGH Loughrea exited the FAI Junior Cup at the weekend and Mervue United advanced with ease, Athenry had a frustrating outing as their game with Tramore was abandoned at half time by the match...
Liam Mellows defender Mark Hughes who picked off an invaluable point in their narrow 2017 County U21 A hurling semi-final replay win over Loughrea in Ballinderreen on Sunday.

Elwood the hero as Mellows edge through in extra time

Liam Mellows  0-16 Loughrea 0-15 Patrick Flaherty in Ballinderreen (After extra time) AFTER 160 minutes of action over two weekends in weather ranging from calm and bright to dark and stormy, it was just a point that separated...
Connacht centre Tom Farrell on his to scoring a first-half try against the Cheetahs in Saturday's PRO14 encounter in Bloemfontein.

Battling Connacht dig deep to survive sweltering conditions

Cheetahs 17 Connacht  21 Michael Glynn in Bloemfontein CONNACHT may have lacked the precision and quality of the previous week but dug deep into their reservoir of determination and bravery to tough out a second victory of...
Turloughmore’s Sean Linnane who was in top form in their 2017 County U21 A semi-final win over Clarinbridge in Carnmore on Sunday.

Walsh hits the key scores as Turloughmore rally to take spoils

Turloughmore 2-12 Clarinbridge 0-15 (After extra time) WHILE they might only be playing for a 2017 U21 A hurling title, the two teams in Carnmore on Sunday poured their hearts into a competitive semi-final as Turloughmore just...
Some of Connacht's supporters celebrating after the win over the Southern Kings last weekend.

Connacht head to High Veld

By Michael Glynn in South Africa Connacht have made the 650km trek from Port Elizabeth on the south coast to Bloemfontein in the High Veld for the second leg of their South African odyssey against...


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