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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Saturday, October 5: SOUTHERN KINGS v MUNSTER (4pm), CARDIFF BLUES v EDINBURGH (5.15pm), ZEBRE v DRAGONS (6pm), CHEETAHS v ULSTER (6.15pm), CONNACHT v BENETTON (7.35pm).
Connacht were only six points in arrears late on but the replacement out-half touched down the third Munster try to seal the win.
Tries from Caolin Blade, Gavin Thornbury, Jack Carty and Matt Healy earned Connacht the win they required - their fourth league win in a row - which means they now face Ulster at Kingspan Stadium in BTCH Co f th l three weeks in the quarter-finals.
A fiercely-contested first half ended 9-6 in Leinster's favour, Nacewa's three penalties cancelling out an early brace from Connacht centre Craig Ronaldson.
"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)."
Connacht rarely get beaten by much at their Sportsground home - Magners League champions the Ospreys were the most recent visitors there last month, coming away with a 16-15 victory - and bookmakers look to have their handicaps spot on with Connacht receiving four points.
Connacht had a game plan they stuck to - and we let them do it."
In the battle of the league's basement sides, it was Connacht who emerged victorious as a late period of pressure paid off when flanker Lacey took a great line off a David Gannon pass to beat the cover and bag the match-winning score.
Connacht had overcome three French sides to progress to the semi-finals and Evans said: 'You don't beat Pau, Narbonne and Beziers if you are a bunch of Muppets.
This landmark victory is yet another shot across the bows of the IRFU, who seem intent on abolishing Connacht as a professional entity sooner or later as a cost-cutting measure.
Sept 6-8: Munster v Leinster, Ulster v Connacht, Cardiff Blues v Dragons, Scarlets v Ospreys.