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What Would An All-Irish Provinces Pro12 Team Of The Year look Like?

The Pro12 team of the year was announced earlier this month and with that in mind, Jonathan Fitzpatrick imagines just what an all Irish Provinces Pro12 team of the year would look like. Denis Buckley (Connacht) The loosehead’s crucial last minute try against Ospreys last weekend outlines his importance to Connacht’s cause. Excellent all season, Buckley is developing into a …

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The Pro12 Has Improved Under Its New Format

At the start of the season there was outrage, worry, debate and anger from all sides as a result of the new format for the Pro12. As we approach the end of the season, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth as we have seen a revitalised league that has grown in stature over the last year and it’s all thanks …

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VIDEO: Guinness Pro 12 Try Of The Season Nominations Announced

An Official GUINNESS PRO12 panel of experts have selected their eight favourite tries from the first 20 rounds of this season’s Guinness PRO12 but it’s the fans who will decide which one is the Sky Sports Guinness PRO12 Try of the Season. Featuring eight outstanding candidates from Munster, Connacht, Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh and Ulster, the try of the season decision now …

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Connacht Cruise To Victory Against Treviso

With Ireland successful against the Red Rose and Robbie Henshaw grabbing a try and the Man of the Match award in Dublin, Connacht hoped to ensure that positive momentum continued when they clashed with Benetton Treviso at the Sportsground on Sunday evening. The men from the west certainly delivered, as they hammered the lowly Italians in a seven-try victory with Craig Ronaldson providing …

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TBT: THAT Seamus Quinn Point For Leitrim In 2000

As inter­-county teams gear up for the first round of the National Football league this weekend, we look back on one of the finer moments from the Connacht Senior Football Championship. This week’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ looks at the winning point from Leitrim All ­Star Seamus Quinn in the Connacht Senior Football Championship quarter-­final between Leitrim and Roscommon in 2000. In the same year, Quinn …

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PREVIEW: Connacht vs Exeter Chiefs

Lam names his strongest Connacht side ahead of Exeter Chiefs visit.   Pat Lam’s team selection for the visit of high flying Exeter Chiefs this week was eagerly anticipated by Connacht fans, as it would show where the Kiwi’s priorities lie this year. Many argued that Lam should rest some of his more important players to ensure they would remain …

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What Next For Ireland’s Provinces?

As the European transfer-merry-go round gathers pace, Munster’s loss of emerging star JJ Hanrahan to Northampton could be the start of a worrying trend for the Irish provinces. En route to annexing five Heineken Cup trophies in seven seasons between 2005/6 and 2011/12 Munster and Leinster always managed to balance a core of indigenously produced international talent with overseas superstars. …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

Great start to the New Year for Connacht, but not so great for Jake McGrath. It’s Rugby’s hot and not.    Who’s Hot Connacht: What a way to start 2015! The Westerners pulled off only their second win in 41 meetings against Munster at the Sportsground to maintain their unbeaten home record. The home side were 13-0 down after 15 …

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Five Talking Points: Connacht v Munster

Pat Lam described the win as “massive” afterwards but the performance on Thursday night speaks volumes of how Connacht have developed under the tutelage of the Samoan international. Leaving aside the fact that it was the Westerner’s first success against Munster since 2008, the home team were able to turn the game around after Munster blitzed in a ten minute …

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Connacht Edge Nervy Battle With Bayonne

Connacht 42 Bayonne 19 La Peña Baiona is the famous Bayonne rugby song which translates as the Bayonne Pain and for nearly an hour it looked like Connacht were going to suffer the pain of their first home loss of the campaign as the Top 14 side came to Galway and dominated the majority of the match. The first opportunity …

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