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Result was more than a minor surprise

I thought I was hearing things when I tuned into Midwest radio last Saturday evening to see how our minors were getting on against our bitter rivals Galway. I did not make it to the game because of the lure of what was on TV as I wanted to see how Roscommon would respond after their embarrassing defeat at the hands of Sligo. Mayo’s defeat to Galway by a whopping 17 points has to go down as one of the darkest days in Mayo football at minor level. I do not recall any Mayo minor team taking a pasting of that magnitude.

Former Connacht and Ireland captain for Hall of Fame

Former Irish rugby player Ciaran Fitzgerald will be inducted into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Women’s rugby star is new Dacia ambassador

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Fiona Coghlan, the woman that led the Irish Women’s Rugby team to an historic Women’s Grand Slam in 2013 has been unveiled as the first brand ambassador for Dacia, Ireland’s fastest growing car brand.

Women's rugby star is new Dacia ambassador

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Fiona Coghlan, the woman that led the Irish Women’s Rugby team to an historic Women’s Grand Slam in 2013 has been unveiled as the first brand ambassador for Dacia, Ireland’s fastest growing car brand.

Joe Prop’s rugby dreams

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FORGET THE Six Nations or the Rugby World Cup, the biggest rugby event of 2015 is coming to Moycullen, in Joe Prop, a play about a schoolboy whose life revolves around the sport.

Centurion All Black Muliaina ready and excited for first Connacht cap

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Mils Muliaina might have 100 All Black caps, but the 34-year-old still has something to prove as he prepares for his Connacht debut.

Connacht prepare for tough six days as they head to Exeter

Connacht, leading pool two, travel to Exeter for Saturday’s second European Challenge Cup fixture to face the top seeds and pool favourites. In their first home fixture, the Chiefs are expecting to come out with all guns blazing to ensure they maintain their push for qualification, and there is little doubt Saturday’s game will present a different challenge than that posed by La Rochelle last weekend.

Connacht prepare for tough six days as they head to Exeter

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Connacht, leading pool two, travel to Exeter for Saturday’s second European Challenge Cup fixture to face the top seeds and pool favourites - a much different challenge than that posed by La Rochelle last weekend.

David Baddiel - ‘I’m very unreligious, but it doesn’t stop me being Jewish’

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David Baddiel has been one of the major names in British comedy over the past near quarter of a century, even if, for most of that time he has been a writer rather than a stand-up, but his new show Fame, Not The Musical, is finally bring him face-to-face with audiences again.

What have the Scots ever done for us?

Next week when the Scots go to the polls to vote whether to stay or nay, there'll be mixed feelings on this side of the country. We might have watched with pride the exploits of Mel Gibson as William Wallace, roaring on his compatriots (all of whom looked like Brendan Gleeson) in the battle against the Sassanach in Braveheart; we might have found ourselves running down that street with Ewan McGregor in the opening of Trainspotting; we might have found ourselves singing in the street at 4am to the lyrics of The Proclaimers; we probably roared on Archie Gemmill when he scored that wonder goal against the Dutch in the '78 World Cup, but here in Galway, there is only one thing that we have not yet forgiven the Scots for — and that's the stealing of Digital.

 

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