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# connacht - Today’s News

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# connacht - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Guinness confirmed as new Pro12 title sponsor

The Irish brewery takes over sponsorship of the league from RaboDirect.

Finalists Leinster and Glasgow meet on opening weekend of new Guinness Pro12

The first inter-provincial clash will feature Connacht v Leinster a fortnight later, with Munster visiting the champions in early October.

# connacht - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Brax from Home and Away was at Connacht training today

The TV actor was at the Sportsground to meet the province’s players.

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules

Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.

# connacht - Friday 4 July, 2014

Former Connacht academy duo Reilly and Macauley’s Canterbury tale

The prop and fullback are part of Waimate RFC’s league drive in New Zealand.

# connacht - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Ireland U20 centre Peter Robb one of five new recruits in Connacht academy

The western province have also swooped for Conor McKeon and Ciaran Gaffney, who both played at the JWC.

# connacht - Monday 16 June, 2014

Connacht complete 2014/15 recruitment with signing of Niyi Adeolokun

The Trinity wing has joined the western province on a one-year deal.

# connacht - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Roux and Cooney join Connacht on loan deal from Leinster

The IRFU were involved in brokering the deal between the two provinces.

# connacht - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Ulster in pool of death as Munster face trips to Sarries and Clermont

Mark Anscombe and Anthony Foley have been handed excitingly tough groups for the Rugby Champions Cup.

Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Challenge Cup

Connacht have been drawn alongside Exeter, Bayonne and La Rochelle in the second-tier competition.

Explainer: How will the pool draw for the Rugby Champions Cup work?

Leinster, Munster and Ulster are set to learn the identity of their opponents in today’s draw.

# connacht - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Connacht confirm Craig Clarke retirement after repeated concussions

The 30-year-old hadn’t played since January, when he sustained his 10th concussion in 22 months.

# connacht - Monday 19 May, 2014

Connacht boosted by over €1 million in extra funding from IRFU

The western province are set to improve their strength and conditioning facilities and have appointed Paul Bunce as their new head of fitness.

Neck injury forces Munster favourite Paul Warwick to hang up his boots

The Australian, who also played with Connacht, has called time on his playing career.

# connacht - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Gavin Duffy reportedly a stand-out performer at Mayo GAA training

Could the ex-Connacht captain help James Horan’s side over the line this year?

# connacht - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Ospreys power play proves too much for Connacht in Wales

Pat Lam’s men finished their season on a losing note at the Liberty Stadium.

As it happened: Irish provinces fight for Pro12 play-off pecking order

We kept an eye on Munster, Ulster, Connacht and Leinster on the final day of the regular season.

5 reasons to get excited for the final regular season round of the Pro12

SOB’s comeback, Ulster’s prospects in the backs and Connacht ending their season on a high all feature.

# connacht - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish rugby players given suicide prevention training Console

Irish rugby players given suicide prevention training

Former Munster star Marcus Horan says the reality of professional sport is that athletes must “switch on a persona”.

# connacht - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Brendan Quigley – ‘There’s no point being on a county panel and drawing social welfare’

New York’s captain has no regrets on his decision to leave his native Laois.

Connacht capture Grenoble prospect O’Leary and Ulster scrum-half Porter

The western province have added the 21-year-old centre/out-half and 26-year-old scrum-half to next season’s squad.

Diarmuid O’Connor set for Mayo senior debut as 11 of All-Ireland side to face New York

The Connacht championship opening round tie takes place in Gaelic Park next Sunday evening.

# connacht - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Mayo are Big Apple bound – ‘It’s a cool setting over there and New York is a class city’

Aidan O’Shea reckons cost should not come into the debate over whether New York’s involvement is worthwhile.

# connacht - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Gavin Duffy and Dan Parks among list of departing Connacht players

The province has announced a lengthy list of players set to leave at the end of the season.

# 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.

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