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As I am writing this and talking with you all, we are in the throes of the last frenzied days leading up to the festival of Christmas.
Well, what a varied number of conversation items we have this week.
“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen.
Hello to all the Advertiser readers. As I am writing this, in the very early hours of Wednesday morning, it looks like Trump is in the White House. Students are back in school, and Ireland is king of the rugby world. Now, how is all that for a starter paragraph to my usually placid weekly column?
Connacht have lost influential prop Nathan White, who has been forced to retire following a concussion injury in March.
Connacht coach Pat Lam is already plotting new goals for his group of champions.
On Valentine's Day last year, the inaugural Saddle Up for Epilepsy cycle took place in Castlebar. Supporting Epilepsy Ireland, the event was a huge success attracting cyclists from all over Ireland who registered to participate in the first national cycle for Epilepsy Ireland. Feedback from participants was extremely encouraging and the organisers now plan to make Saddle up for Epilepsy 2016 even bigger. Its success was thanks to sponsorship, local fundraising, community volunteering, and the support of celebrities such as Joe Schmidt, Rick O’Shea, Sean Kelly and Taoiseach Enda Kenny who opened the event. The organisers are delighted that these patrons have renewed their support in 2016.
After a brief respite, Connacht Rugby return to action with an unusual Thursday (this evening) Pro 12 fixture against Newport Gwent Dragons in Newport (7.30pm).
Rodney Ah You's decision to move to Ulster is a pat on the back for Connacht having made him a better player.
Raring to go after suffering a hip knock in the opening Pro 12 fixture, Connacht Rugby's Kieran Marmion is now firmly focused on making a statement against Cardiff when the league resumes next week.