Connacht

Connacht was founded on 8 December 1885. The club was  formed to compete with the Leinster, Munster and Ulster , which were founded in 1879, and whose teams had been formed in 1875. The province is currently made up of 25 senior clubs.

Connacht plays its home games at the Galway Sportsgrounds and have been part of European rugby competitions since 1997-1998. The club made it’s debut in the Heineken Cup 2011–12 and won one it’s Pro14 title in 2015–16.

Connacht end URC campaign on a high

Connacht ended their season in the United Rugby Championship, with a narrow 22-20 bonus point win over Zebre in Galway this afternoon.

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Aviva Stadium set to host two 2023 European finals

European Professional Club Rugby announced this morning that Dublin's Aviva Stadium will host the 2023 Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup Finals.

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URC Prev: Cell C Sharks V Connacht

Andy Friend has made six changes to his Connacht side to finish off their stint in South Africa with a trip to Durban to take on the Sharks in the United Rugby Championship.

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Carty kick wins for Connacht in South Africa

16 points from the boot of Jack Carty, helped Connacht to a 33-30 win over the Emirates Lions this afternoon in Round 16 of the URC.

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Lowe superb as Leinster demolish Connacht

James Lowe scored four tries as Leinster scored eight tries in a 56-20 second leg win over Connacht in the Champions Cup.

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European Champions Cup Pool B

PosTeamPWDLPFPAPDTBPPts
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741126165-4817
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9410385118-33937
10411251102-51606
1140047791-14955
12401331125-94402

United Rugby Championship

PosTeamPWDLPFPAPDTBPPts
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218122446431115360961
3181206412297115511159
4181107521388133671357
5181107524343181651256
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13186111425501-7653935
14187011369577-20840432
15182115305547-24236919
16181017261633-3723148

Irish Shield (URC)

PosTeamPWDLPFPAPDTBPPts
1181305546276270731466
2181206412297115511159
3181107524343181651256
418909399502-10351440

Results

(Round 18)
22 - 20
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Zebre

(Round 17)
41 - 21
United Rugby Championship
Jonsson King's Park Stadium

Cell C Sharks v Connacht

(Round 16)
30 - 33
United Rugby Championship
Emirates Airline Park

Emirates Lions v Connacht

(Round of 16 - 2nd Leg)
56 - 20
European Champions Cup
Aviva Stadium

Leinster v Connacht

(Round of 16 - 1st Leg)
21 - 26
European Champions Cup
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Leinster

(Round 15)
17 - 21
United Rugby Championship
Stadio Comunale Monigo

Benetton v Connacht

(Round 14)
8 - 45
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Leinster

(Round 13)
56 - 8
United Rugby Championship
Murrayfield Stadium

Edinburgh v Connacht

(Round 10)
19 - 17
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v DHL Stormers

(Round 12)
23 - 29
United Rugby Championship
Parc y Scarlets

Scarlets v Connacht

(Round 8)
32 - 12
United Rugby Championship
Kingspan Stadium

Ulster v Connacht

(Round 11)
20 - 42
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Glasgow Warriors

(Round 4)
37 - 31
European Champions Cup
Stade Jean Bouin

Stade Francais v Connacht

(Round 3)
28 - 29
European Champions Cup
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Leicester

(Round 9)
10 - 8
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Munster

(Round 2)
29 - 23
European Champions Cup
Mattioli Woods Welford Road

Leicester v Connacht

(Round 1)
36 - 9
European Champions Cup
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Stade Francais

(Round 7)
47 - 19
United Rugby Championship
Royal Dublin Society

Leinster v Connacht

(Round 6)
46 - 18
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Ospreys

(Round 5)
36 - 11
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Ulster

(Round 4)
20 - 18
United Rugby Championship
Thomond Park

Munster v Connacht

(Round 3)
22 - 35
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Dragons

(Round 2)
34 - 7
United Rugby Championship
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Vodacom Bulls

(Round 1)
33 - 21
United Rugby Championship
Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff Blues v Connacht

(Round 16)
41 - 36
PRO14
Parc y Scarlets

Scarlets v Connacht

(Round 15)
14 - 15
PRO14
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Edinburgh

(Round 14)
20 - 17
PRO14
Thomond Park

Munster v Connacht

(Round 13)
17 - 19
PRO14
Stadio Comunale Monigo

Benetton v Connacht

(Round 12)
32 - 17
PRO14
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Cardiff Blues

(Round 5)
20 - 30
PRO14
Rodney Parade

Dragons vs Connacht

(Round 8)
20 - 26
PRO14
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht v Ospreys

(Round 11)
10 - 16
PRO14
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht vs Munster

(Round 10)
24 - 35
PRO14
Royal Dublin Society

Leinster vs Connacht

(Round 9)
19 - 32
PRO14
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht vs Ulster

(Round 4)
31 - 14
PRO14
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht vs Benetton

(Round 7)
12 - 47
PRO14
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

Zebre vs Connacht

(Round 6)
14 - 20
PRO14
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht vs Scarlets

(Round 3)
26 - 37
PRO14
Murrayfield Stadium

Edinburgh vs Connacht

(Round 2)
29 - 7
PRO14
Rodney Parade

Cardiff Blues vs Connacht

(Round 1)
28 - 24
PRO14
The Sportsgrounds

Connacht vs Glasgow Warriers

Tweets

Connacht Senior Team Statistics

PlayerPosition Pts
ausJarrad ButlerNo. 82114095100
irlConor OliverFlanker2113995110
irlJack CartyFly-Half201355175210
ausJohn PorchWinger19132830610
irlCian PrendergastLock21131820420
engSam ArnoldCentre22122425510
irlKieran MarmionScrum-Half22112720400
irlDave HeffernanHooker1910520010
ausMack HansenFly-Half14104030610
irlNiall MurrayLock1798915300
irlTiernan O’HalloranFull-Back1695725500
irlFinlay BealhamProp158510010
irlTom DalyCentre1283620401
irlOisin DowlingFlanker188210010
irlMatthew BurkeProp168000000
irlPaul BoyleFlanker1674215310
irlUltan DillaneLock127303000
irlJordan DugganProp156560000
irlShane DelahuntHooker165590000
irlBundee AkiCentre75445110
irlJack AungierProp165350010
irlThomas FarrellCentre104645100
engOran McNultyWinger746310200
irlConor FitzgeraldFly-Half1745829200
irlTom FarrellCentre73425100
tgaLeva FifitaLock1233751250
irlTietie TuimaugaProp92745100
irlPeter SullivanWinger422910210
Salesi Fifita32205100
irlShayne BoltonCentre31775100
nzlAbraham Papali’iNo. 861635100
irlGreg McGrath51590000
David HeffernanHooker31470000
irlDylan TierneyHooker51230000
nzlDominic Robertson-McCoyProp3850000
Cathal FordeGalway Corinthians18010000
ausBen O’DonnellCentre1800000
Sam Illo2250000

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