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Connacht and Ulster go head to head in Ravenhill tomorrow night (7.30pm) for a second successive year with Heineken Cup qualification as their no 1 ambition.
Connacht’s European hopes are once again on the line this weekend when they resume their Challenge Cup campaign.
•One of the province’s youngest rugby clubs, Oughterard RFC, is promoting a pitch development fundraiser. The winner of the €100 ticket, which is limited to 500, will receive two tickets to the Lions Tour, including flights to South Africa, accommodation for 18 nights, tickets to the three test matches and the emerging Sprinkboks, plus €1 ,000 spending money. Second prize is a top of the range 42” flat screen TV, while there are 23 official Lions jerseys also up for grabs. Contact Paul Fogarty 086-6489427. The draw takes place on February 14.
Connacht’s season hinges on tomorrow night’s big clash with French side Montpellier at the Galway Sportsground (7pm).
Connacht rivals Galwegians and Buccaneers clash on Saturday in the AIB League division one at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday afternoon (2.30pm).
Connacht rugby clubs Galwegians and Corinthians are renewing a long-time rivalry with a new Festival of Rugby to take place on St Patrick’s Day.
Galwegians have a real chance of qualifying for the AIB Cup semi-finals for a second year in succession when they host Ballynahinch on Saturday at Crowley Park.
Johnny Glynn was only 46 when he died on January 10 1959, midway through his term as president of the Irish Rugby Football Union. He was a director of Glynn’s famous fancy goods and toy shop on William Street (where you could buy tickets for rugby internationals). He was educated at the Bish, played rugby for Galwegians and Connacht (12 caps), became a well known referee, served in various offices including president of his club, and dedicated himself to the advancement of the game of rugby in Connacht. He was a modest man who preferred to work away in the background and demanded only that there be no departure from the spirit of the game, no lapse from the fundamental decency of rugby football.
Buccaneers’ final AIB League fixture of the season takes on added dimensions and is now the club’s most important game by a long shot, as Buccs simply must beat Old Belvedere at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday April 18. Kick off for this make-or-break match is 2.30pm.
Three Buccaneers players have been included in Ireland squads for summer international matches. With virtually the full Ireland 15 heading off with the British and Irish Lions to South Africa and Leinster playing in this weekend’s Heineken Cup final, many fringe players get an opportunity to stake their claims for future selection.