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Communications consultant and broadcaster Orlaith Carmody will be in Easons Bookshop, Shop Street, Galway City from 12.30pm to 2pm on Wednesday December 16 to sign copies of her new book ‘Perform as a Leader’. Members of the public will have the opportunity to meet Orlaith who will be joined by her husband and business partner, Gavin Duffy of RTE’s Dragons’ Den.
Serial entrepreneur and long standing RTE Dragon, Gavin Duffy has been announced as the ‘celebrity’ judge for the 2016 SCCUL Enterprise Awards.
Former Irish rugby player Ciaran Fitzgerald will be inducted into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame on Saturday.
The inclusion of Gavin Duffy in the Mayo senior squad certainly got tongues wagging in the county and several people asked about my opinion on the matter. Gavin Duffy played midfield for the Mayo minors in an All-Ireland final in 1999, which is 15 long years ago. My senior inter county career finished the same year, I wonder would James Horan be interested in a fifth choice goalkeeper; you have my number, James. There is certainly no guarantee a good minor will become an integral part of a senior set up and I have watched many brilliant minors fall by the way side and some weren’t even playing club football by the time they were 22, but in Duffy’s case I’m sure he would have made the grade. The fact that he went on to have a very successful professional rugby career with Connacht and Harlequins reassures me that whatever he put his hand to he would have been a success. There are loads of positives to take from his inclusion in the panel. He has been a professional sportsman for the guts of 15 years so the physique, stamina and temperament are already in place. He is a leader and captained Connacht for many years and his inclusion will lift the tempo at Mayo training and push the existing players that bit further.
Mayo manager James Horan has thrown a wildcard into the mix this week, with the news that former Ireland and Connacht rugby player Gavin Duffy has joined up with the Mayo senior football squad. Duffy who was a Mayo minor star on the team that lost the 1999 All Ireland minor final was recently released by Connacht after his second stint with the province where he played 173 games scoring 83 points. His period at Connacht was interrupted by a spell in England with Harlequins from 2003 to 2006 where he played 110 times and won the Challenger Cup in 2004 scoring a try in their final win over AS Montferrand. Duffy played ten times for Ireland over his rugby career scoring 18 points, getting his first try in his second cap against Scotland in the 2005 six nations. He was also part of Eddie O’Sullivan’s squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
As many winter sports come to a close, some will be celebrating a season of success, others regretting lost opportunities, but many more will be satisfied if they did their best.
Connacht fullback Gavin Duffy says the province will bounce back from its poorest result in the Heineken Cup.
Talented Connacht Rugby player Robbie Henshaw has agreed to stay at the province for another two years.
When I came to Ireland last November to meet with the Connacht Board (PGB) and hear their vision for Connacht Rugby, I took the opportunity to find out more about Galway and the rest of the province. I asked everyone I came across in my few days in Ireland, “What is it like there?”, “Tell me about Connacht?” “Tell me about Galway?” “What is the West of Ireland like?”
Connacht must maintain their momentum when they return to the Galway Sportsground tomorrow evening (7.45pm) to host Italian visitors Zebre.