Wilkins ready to reshape Connacht after disappointing season’s end

Wed, Jun 05, 2024

Connacht signed off their URC season with a heavy loss to quarter-finalists Leinster by 33-7 - a result head coach Pete Wilkins says will lead to a pre-season “reshape”.

Read more ...

Connacht’s tough season ends with loss to Leinster

Fri, May 31, 2024

Leinster 33
Connacht 7

Connacht 7

Read more ...

Connacht expect a Leinster backlash in final URC fixture

Thu, May 30, 2024

Friday’s final URC fling against Leinster is billed as the last chance saloon for Connacht, and no bigger challenge than Leo Cullen’s side bruised by their Investec Champions Cup loss.

Connacht will need other results to go their way in order to make the top eight, but head coach Pete Wilkins says his side must run out onto the RDS Arena (7.35pm) with “all guns blazing”.

Read more ...

Connacht fall short of the mark as post-season prospects nulled

Mon, May 27, 2024

There was a moment in the early stages of last Saturday's game against the Stormers that saw Tiernan O'Halloran - one of Connacht's finest home-grown talents, on his last ever home appearance for the province - split the visitor's defence and race towards the beckoning fans of College Road.

Read more ...

Rugby League's Tribesmen kick off season in style

Thu, May 23, 2024

The Galway Tribesmen got their 2024 campaign up and running with a convincing win over the Cork Bulls last Saturday at Douglas Rugby Club in Cork.

The match, which was played in unseasonably cool conditions, was preceded by a minute’s silence in respect of the recently deceased Rugby League Ireland stalwart, Tony Dale.

Read more ...

Connacht rue lost opportunities ahead of final fixture against Leinster

Thu, May 23, 2024

Connacht enjoy a break from action this week, giving them time to prepare for their final URC game of the season against Leinster in Dublin on Friday week (May 31).

Read more ...

Connacht hopes dashed by Stormers on emotional day

Sun, May 19, 2024

Connacht 12
DHL Stormers 16

Read more ...

‘All or nothing’ as Connacht in fight to keep top-eight hopes alive

Fri, May 17, 2024

Connacht’s seasonal ambitions are on the line when they host South African outfit, DHL Stormers, on Saturday (5.05pm) in Dexcom Stadium.

This penultimate URC round comes after the 47-12 hammering inflicted by Munster, putting Pete Wilkins’ side under pressure to achieve a quarter-final place.

Read more ...

Corinthians conclude season with youth Cup double

Thu, May 16, 2024

Galway Corinthians ended their underage season with two fantastic wins, completing the double in both the U15 and U17 Cup Finals.

Read more ...

Stormers brewing for Connacht as class disparity emerges

Thu, May 16, 2024

Connacht are well and truly in must-win territory heading into the URC's penultimate round of fixtures. They will host the DHL Stormers in Dexcom Stadium this Saturday, following on from their recent hiding at the hands of Munster.

Read more ...

Munster deliver seven-try win over Connacht

Sat, May 11, 2024

Munster 47
Connacht 12

Read more ...

Wilkins predicts ‘battle’ of Thomond

Thu, May 09, 2024

Connacht face three crunch fixtures to decide the make-up of this year’s United Rugby Championship quarter-finals.

Read more ...

Revolving door for Connacht injuries

Thu, May 09, 2024

Connacht Rugby has been dealt a blow ahead of the remaining URC fixtures with the loss of JJ Hanrahan.

Read more ...

Daunting trip south for depleted westerners

Thu, May 09, 2024

The lead-up to an inter-provincial game evokes a heightened sense of fervour among rugby fans on this island.

Read more ...

O’Halloran to hang up boots for final time

Thu, May 02, 2024

Connacht Rugby legend Tiernan O’Halloran has announced his retirement from the professional game.

Read more ...

Connacht chase URC top-dogs in final trio of games

Thu, May 02, 2024

Two wins from two for Connacht in late season run-in, and all systems are go for a URC top-eight finish.

Read more ...

Galwegians crown successful season with league promotion

Thu, May 02, 2024

Galwegians’ ascent back up the All-Ireland League pyramid peaked after victory in the AIL 2B/2C promotion/relegation final, defeating the now-relegated Dolphin RFC 24-19 in Musgrave Park.

Read more ...

Connacht break into top eight in drive for quarter-final

Sat, Apr 27, 2024

By Linley MacKenzie
Dragons 27

Dragons 27

Read more ...

Dragons lay in wait for Connacht as top-eight hopes still alive

Thu, Apr 25, 2024

Precariously perched in ninth place in the URC with eight wins and six losses - Connacht's chances of a Champions Cup spot for next season, as well as a semi-final berth for the current one - have been bolstered by victory over Zebre.

Read more ...

URC focus for Connacht as top eight race intensifies

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Connacht’s focus switches this week to securing a top eight spot in the United Rugby Championship. Last weekend, Pete Wilkins' side failed to qualify for a European Challenge Cup semi-final.

Read more ...

E-paper

Read this weeks E-paper. Past editions also available from within this weeks digital copy.

 

Page generated in 0.0641 seconds.