On a day when Connacht bade farewell to their talisman from Portumna, along comes another farmer’s son from a few miles away on the other side of the River Shannon to lay down a marker and offer hope for the future with hooker Shane Delahunt producing a remarkable display on a day of celebration in Galway.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
Their PRO14 form is dodgy to say the least, but Connacht’s pedigree in the European Challenge Cup is obvious and on Saturday night they took a big step not only towards securing a quarter-final spot, but ensuring that they will enjoy home advantage in the last eight.
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017
Michael Bradley knows all about building from the bottom in professional rugby — his seven years at the Sportsground took Connacht through the most difficult period in their history — and he is happy with the progress he is making in his first few months with Zebre.
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017
Tiernan O’Halloran has no qualms about being left out of the Irish squad for the autumn internationals, but the 26-year-old will be keeping a bag packed over the next few weeks in case there is a call from Joe Schmidt.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Connacht, having lost only once at home on their way to that memorable Guinness PRO12 crown a year ago, will be bidding to prevent a fifth league defeat at the Sportsground this season when facing a Scarlets side bidding for a semi-final place.
Sat, 29 Apr, 2017
This time last year Connacht fans were holding their breath in anticipation. Sitting pretty at the top of the table, having only lost five times all season, Connacht were working their way to a first Guinness PRO12 trophy and Champions Cup rugby.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017
Fri, 03 Mar, 2017
Fri, 03 Mar, 2017
A try by their captain and second-row forward Keelan McDonagh three minutes into stoppage time gave St Munchin’s a dramatic 24-19 victory over Limerick rivals Castletroy in the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup at Thomond Park yesterday.
Thu, 26 Jan, 2017
Thu, 19 Jan, 2017