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‘What the hell is going on?’ appears to be what the British Prime Minister Herbert H Asquith, is thinking as he disembarks at Dun Laoghaire on May 12 1916, almost three weeks after the Easter Rising. Following six days of intensive fighting, Dublin city centre was unrecogniseable. Practically all its main buildings were destroyed either by artillery fire or burnt out. The list of casualities was horrendous. One hundred and sixteen army dead, 368 wounded, and nine missing. Sixteen policemen died, and 29 wounded. And this at a time when Britain was fighting an appalling war in France, which seemed unending, and its mounting causalities were not only threatening his government’s survival, but had filled the British people with dread and alarm.
Finally some good news on the injury front for Connacht as they head into crunch Pro 12 and European fixtures this month.
It is a big week for Connacht Rugby as they host the first of the festive interprovincials at the Galway Sportsground with the visit of Ulster on St Stephen's night (6pm).
It is a confident Connacht that heads to the Welsh capital for tomorrow evening's Guinness Pro 12 fixture against Cardiff in Arms Park (7.05pm).
Last weekend's win over Munster was 'an early birthday present' for Connacht captain John Muldoon who turned 33 on Tuesday. Tomorrow evening when leading Connacht onto Arms Park in Cardiff, he celebrates yet another milestone, becoming the first person to play 200 Guinness Pro 12 game.
Connacht will be looking to nail another milestone this season when they travel to Thomond Park for a top-of-the-table clash with Munster on Saturday (515pm)..
Connacht Rugby arrived in Siberia yesterday afternoon to be greeted by a blanket of snow for the first European fixture ever to be held in Russia.
Corinthians posted their first victory in the the Ulster Bank League this season on a 20-12 scoreline against Nenagh on Saturday.
'We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland,’ so ran the famous declaration of the Irish Citizen Army, formed by James Connolly, James Larkin, and Jack White, and which took part in the revolutionary events of 1913-23.
A new season, but with the same goal. Connacht open their Guinness Pro 12 League with a home fixture against the Newport Gwent Dragons more prepared than previous seasons to achieve Champions Cup qualification.