It wasn’t to be for Connacht in the opening game of the new Guinness PRO14 season as Glasgow Warriors took the spoils in an entertaining affair at The Sportsground.

 

You can read the full match report here while match highlights are available at the link below.

 

Check out the action from behind the scenes at the Sportsground on Saturday as we fell to a narrow Guinness PRO14 defeat to Glasgow Warriors in our opener.

Don’t miss out on our first ever clash against South Africa’s Southern Kings on Saturday night!

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Connacht fell to an opening night 18-12 defeat to Glasgow Warriors in the driving rain at the Sportsground on Saturday night.

Next up, we face an historic first ever clash against Southern Kings next Saturday night.

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In driving wind and rain Connacht picked up a losing bonus point as they were beaten by Glasgow Warriors in front of an attendance of 4,017 fans for Kieran Keane’s first competitive game in charge.

Connacht lead early on after a Jack Carty penalty but Glasgow were level when they landed a penalty minutes later. Connacht had some good attacking phases in the first half and but just couldn’t manage get over the line.

Carty did kick two more penalties before the break as the teams went in 9 points to three in Connacht’s favour. But a six point half time lead wasn’t not enough in the tough conditions.

10 minutes into the second half Glasgow were in for a try and although Jack Carty had a fourth successful kick for a penalty it was not to be Connacht’s night.

After 72 minutes Lee Jones got over for a second Glasgow try which was to prove the final score of the game.

Attention now turns to the historic visit for Southern Kings to the Sportsground next Saturday night. Tickets are still available and you can save 15% by purchasing online.

CONNACHT: Darragh Leader, Cian Kelleher, Eoin Griffin (Tom Farrell ’50), Bundee Aki, Matt Healy, Jack Carty (Craig Ronaldson ’71), Kieran Marmion, Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney, Finlay Bealham (Conor Carey ’56), Ultan Dillane, James Cannon, Eoghan Masterson (Sean O’Brien ’50), Jarrad Butler, John Muldoon.

GLASGOW WARRIORS: Ruaridh Jackson, Lelia Masaga, Alex Dunbar, Sam Johnson (Adam Hastings ’8) (Leonardo Sarto ’58), Lee Jones, Peter Horne, Ali Price (Henry Pyrgos ’73), Jamie Bhatti (Oli Kebble ’38-40) (Kebble ’46), George Turner(James Malcolm ’73), Zander Fagerson; Tim Swinson (Greg Peterson ’73), Scott Cummings; Ryan Wilson, Matt Smith (Matt Fagerson ’61), Adam Ashe.

Connacht captain John Muldoon has now completed 15(!) pre-seasons with Connacht Rugby! A new campaign of PRO14 rugby kicks off against Glasgow tomorrow night at the Sportsground and the skipper reveals it has been all change at the province over the summer and takes a look back at his early years at the Sportsground.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the game on Saturday with savings of up to 15% available when purchased online.

See the team announcement here.

Head Coach Kieran Keane and Ireland international Ultan Dillane look ahead to our opening Guinness PRO14 clash with Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground on Saturday night (7.35pm).

The game pits  Keane, former Chiefs Assistant Coach, against Dave Rennie, former Chiefs Head Coach, and Keane is looking forward to an open, expansive game at the Sportsground.

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With just four days to our Guinness PRO14 opener against Glasgow Warriors, the squad are in good shape after eight weeks of pre-season training.

Strength & Conditioning Coach Johnny O’Connor has praised the work ethic within the squad and described his path from player to coach.

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New Head Coach Kieran Keane speaks about his aspirations ahead of the forthcoming Guinness PRO14 season ahead of today’s Bristol clash (3pm) and the PRO14 opener against Glasgow Warriors next Saturday, September 2 (7.35pm).

Tickets for the Bristol game will be available at the gate for €5 (under-16s) and €10 (general admission).

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Tickets for Connacht’s first three Guinness PRO14 home games are now on sale as the season draws ever closer.

Head Coach Kieran Keane arrived in Galway earlier this week as preparations stepped up another notch.

The season kicks off at the Sportsground in just three weeks as 2015 PRO12 winners Glasgow Warriors take on 2016 champions Connacht in Galway (Saturday, September 2, 7.35pm). Tickets for Connacht v Glasgow Warriors can be purchased here.

The following weekend will be an historic occasion as Connacht host South African side the Southern Kings for the first time. New additions to the championship, this is a fantastic opportunity to take on a side from the Southern Hemisphere in a competitive fixture for the first time.  Tickets for Connacht v Southern Kings can be purchased here.

Connacht travel to Bernard Jackman’s Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday, September 15, before hosting Welsh side Cardiff Blues on Saturday, September 23, at 3.15pm.

Cardiff finished one place above Connacht last season so this is set to be another very important encounter. Tickets for Connacht v Cardiff Blues can be purchased here.

Before all of that, Connacht host Bristol in the Sportsground at 3pm on Saturday, August 26.

The game will see new Head Coach Kieran Keane take charge of his first home game with former Head Coach Pat Lam leading the opposition.

As a special bonus for 2017/18 Season Ticket holders, we are delighted to include free entry to the game as part of the Season Ticket package.

Adult tickets are priced at just €10 with tickets for under-16s, accompanied by an adult, costing just €5. Buy now here.

The best value to see all of our home games next season is through a Season Ticket, sign up here now to avoid disappointment. 

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