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Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced that Eric Elwood has been appointed to the role of Academy Manager for the province. Elwood, who has held the role of Domestic Rugby Manager with Connacht for the past two years, will take over from Nigel Carolan who starts in his new job…

Sligo RFC back Michael Wells has been nominated for the Senior Club Player of the Year award in Connacht. Connacht Rugby has today unveiled the nominations for the annual end-of-season Awards Ball, taking place this year on April 30th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway. New Zealander Wells has…

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced the signing of Irish second row Gavin Thornbury on a two-year deal. 23-year-old Thornbury recently spent six months in New Zealand where he initially joined club side Border on the North Island. Having helped Border to title glory in the Wanganui premier club competition,…

Sligo’s Cillian Gallagher will captain the Ireland U20s in Friday’s Six Nations second round meeting with Italy at Stadio Enrico Chersoni in Prato at 7pm Irish time. The flanker was vice-captain for last week’s defeat of Scotland and leads the side this weekend in the absence of injured full-back Jack…

The Connacht team to face Munster at the Sportsground in round 12 of the Guinness PRO12 has been named. There are four personnel changes to the side ahead of the New Year’s Eve clash. Peter Robb returns from injury to start in the centre with fellow Academy graduate Rory Parata…

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made four personnel changes to his side ahead of tomorrow’s round 11 Guinness PRO12 clash with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium (7:35pm). Bundee Aki (pictured above second from left with Willie Ruane, Ultan Dillane and Pat Lam) will undergo surgery this week for an ongoing ankle…

Connacht have confirmed two-year contract extensions for senior players Denis Buckley, Jack Carty and Quinn Roux. Roscommon natives Buckley and Carty are both products of the Connacht Academy and have racked up 103 and 67 appearances respectively for their home province. Both have represented Ireland at underage level with Buckley…