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 (kŏn′ət, -əKHt) also Con·naught (-ôt′)
A historical region of west-central Ireland. An ancient native kingdom, it was dominated by the O'Connor family in the 11th and 12th centuries.


(ˈkɒnət) or


(Placename) 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)


(ˈkɒn ɔt)

a province in the NW Republic of Ireland. 430,726; 6610 sq. mi. (17,120 sq. km). Irish, Connacht.
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And Zebre were well worth their second win of the season against Connacht, scoring a first ever double over an Irish province.
CONNACHT 50 OYONNAX 14 NIYI ADEOLOKUN ran in a super hat-trick as Connacht sealed a home quarter-final in the Challenge Cup.
WORCESTER 24 CONNACHT 24 WORCESTER claimed three European Challenge Cup points but had to settle for a draw as Connacht did enough to win Pool 5 of the competition at Sixways.
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13 LEINSTER reversed last season's Guinness Pro12 final result with an impressive derby win over Connacht at the RDS.
A two year contract extension is signed by Connacht scrumhalf Kieran Marmion, this will keep him at the Irish province until the summer of 2016.
CONNACHT 10 GLOUCESTER 14 BRYAN Redpath hopes his Gloucester side can turn their season around on the back of a dogged win over Heineken Cup newcomers Connacht in Galway.
SEAN LINEEN last night accused his Firhill flops of playing "dumb rugby" after they blew an eight-point lead against Connacht.
Connacht were made to fight tooth and nail for their first Magners League win since October as a late Matt Lacey try teed up their 20-17 success over the Borders at the Sportsground last night.
Harlequins coach Mark Evans insists his side must go to Galway in two weeks' time looking for a victory, despite taking a ninepoint lead into the second leg of their semi-final against Connacht.
CONNACHT gave the IRFU a bloody nose by marching into the Celtic Cup semi-finals as their illustrious neighbours Munster crashed out in Glasgow.
TIERNAN O'HALLORAN produced another superb display which might see him force his way yet into Joe Schmidt's plans as Connacht made it four wins in a row.