Connacht


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Connacht

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Connaught

(both: kŏn`ôt, kənôt`), province (1991 pop. 423,031), 6,611 sq mi (17,122 km), W Republic of Ireland, comprising the counties of MayoMayo,
county (1991 pop. 110,696), 2,084 sq mi (5,398 sq km), W Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Castlebar. The western portion, including large Achill island, is mountainous; the eastern part is more level.
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, SligoSligo
, county (1991 pop. 54,756), 694 sq mi (1,797 sq km), N Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Sligo. The irregular coast line is deeply indented by Killala Bay and Sligo Bay. The interior is mountainous, with the Slieve Gamph, or Ox Mts.
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, LeitrimLeitrim
, county (1991 pop. 25,301), 589 sq mi (1,526 sq km), N Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Carrick-on-Shannon. Leitrim is divided into two parts by Lough Allen; the northern part is mountainous, the southern part level. Potatoes and oats are grown.
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, RoscommonRoscommon
, county (1991 pop. 51,876), 951 sq mi (2,463 sq km), central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Roscommon. A part of the central plain of Ireland, the region is low-lying and contains many lakes (Lough Allen and Lough Ree) and bogs.
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, and GalwayGalway
, county (1991 pop. 180,364), 2,293 sq mi (5,939 sq km), W Republic of Ireland. The county town is Galway. The county is divided into two sections by Lough Corrib.
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. It was one of the ancient kingdoms of Ireland, whose rulers, the O'Connors, were supplanted by the Anglo-Norman De Burghs in the 13th cent.

Connacht

 

a province in western Ireland, on the Atlantic coast, in the Shannon basin. It has an area of 17,000 sq km and a population of 389,800 (1971), of which 20 percent is urban. The province comprises five counties, and its capital and chief port is Galway. Animal husbandry (cattle and sheep), farming (chiefly potatoes and oats), and peat extraction are the main occupations.

Connacht

, Connaught
a province and ancient kingdom of NW Republic of Ireland: consists of the counties of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo. Pop.: 464 296 (2002). Area: 17 122 sq. km (6611 sq. miles)
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11:24 CONNACHT SCARLETS Try: E Griffin Pens: M Nikora (2) Tries: J Williams (2), G North, J Davies Cons: R Priestland, J Williams G Duffy (capt); T O'Halloran (M Jarvis, 51min), E Griffin (R Henshaw, 64min), D McSharry, F Vainikolo; M Nikora, K Marmion (D Moore, 71min); B Wilkinson (D Buckley, 61min), E Reynecke (A Flavin, 31min), N White (R Ah You, 61min); M Swift (D Gannon, 70min), M McCarthy; A Browne, W Faloon (J O'Connor, 65min), E McKeon.
I don't think Connacht have got the credit they deserve.
CONNACHT have reached the knockout stages of the Challenge Cup in the last two seasons, but with two defeats already in this campaign, they face a tough test to get out of their pool this time, writes Graham Woods.
Connacht dominated the opening half territorially but could not make it pay on the scoreboard.
The 22-year-old was a huge physical presence as Connacht recovered from an early Jayden Hayward try.
Connacht continued to dominate and were handed a prime attacking platform, when a scrum collapsed, and Carty added the three points.
But the mood of the crowd soon changed when Connacht flanker Ray Ofisa escaped without punishment after flooring Morrison with a blatantly high challenge.
From day one, Kieran has impressed me with his attitude, work ethic and incredible maturity and I have no doubt that he will go on to achieve great things within Connacht and Irish rugby.
Dan Parks, who lost his Connacht half-back partner Kieran Marmion to a hip injury, responded with a penalty from in front of the posts, but indiscipline and handling errors were beginning to cost the hosts as Weir extended Glasgow's advantage.
The Scarlets were forced to recover from a dramatic early score with Connacht claiming a try after only 29 seconds, but they hit back.
After the six weeks we have had, and we have lost a few, hopefully that can turn around the season for us because we need to push on with two home games (coming up against Connacht and London Wasps).
The French side had no answer to Connacht's intensity as Henshaw, Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion and Ronan Loughney wrapped up the five points for Connacht by the 37th minute.