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Connacht Rugby head to Bristol for a reunion with former coach Pat Lam and captain John Muldoon, looking to make it a hat-trick of pre-season wins.
Last month Galway Diary explored the sham legend that grew around the so-called ‘Empty frame’ on the wall of the Lynch’s Chapel, or Lady’s chapel, in the historic St Nicholas’ Collegiate church. The late Canon George Quinn pronounced that this was the very frame in which the Bishop of Clonfert, Walter Lynch’s sacred icon of the Madonna and Child once hung, before he was forced to flee just before the arrival of Cromwell’s soldiers in April 1652.
Connacht is expecting a backlash from a Munster outfit hurting after two festive interprovincial losses when the two sides meet at Thomond Park on Saturday (7.45pm).
A change of scene and competition might be just what Connacht needs when heading to France to face Brive in the third round of the European Challenge Cup on Saturday (8pm).
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A novel trip to Geneva beckons for Kieran Keane's squad on the opening weekend of the European competition.
Connacht, boosted with a try bonus performance last weekend, will be looking to step up another level when they travel to Belfast for this season's first Guinness PRO 14 interprovincial tomorrow evening (7.35pm).
Pressure mounts on Connacht Rugby to deliver a winning performance when Cardiff Blues arrive at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (3.15pm). Cardiff, without a win this season, will take heart from fellow Welsh outfit Dragons, whose fighting performance saw them romp to victory over Kieran Keane's side last weekend. However this week Connacht forwards coach Jimmy Duffy says Connacht are in a better place having completed the review of that 21-8 defeat to Bernard Jackman's side.