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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.
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(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)
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(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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Saturday, September 28: MUNSTER v DRAGONS (3pm), SOUTHERN KINGS v CARDIFF BLUES (4pm), SCARLETS v CONNACHT (5.15pm), BENETTON v LEINSTER (6.15pm), EDINBURGH v ZEBRE (7.35pm).
JJ Hanrahan s late try eased the pressure for Munster but their win over an understrength Connacht wasn't enough to seal top spot.
CONNACHT celebrated in style and coach Andy Friend says they are fully deserving of their spot in the play-offs after their latest win at the Sportsground.
LEINSTER............................24 CONNACHT.........................13 LEINSTER reversed last season's Guinness Pro12 final result with an impressive derby win over Connacht at the RDS.
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.
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.
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.
CELTIC CUP FIXTURES Aug 23-25: Cardiff Blues v Leinster, Munster v Ospreys, Scarlets v Ulster, Connacht v Dragons.