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Friend confirmed as new Connacht head coach

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced Andy Friend as the province’s new head coach.

We are fooling ourselves if we think our regional stadia are international standard

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For the 1982 World Cup, Adidas introduced a ball named the Tango. It was the first major design change of a football in a decade. With its circular panels and adidas livery, it was thing of beauty. Myself and my teammates in our small team in Ballinrobe never got to kick one, but a trip to Castlebar to a sports shop meant we could see it in all its glory and we salivated over it.

Fooling ourselves if we think our regional stadia are international standard

For the 1982 World Cup, Adidas introduced a ball named the Tango. It was the first major design change of a football in a decade. With its circular panels and adidas livery, it was thing of beauty. Myself and my teammates in our small team in Ballinrobe never got to kick one, but a trip to Galway to some place like the Great Outdoors meant we could see it in all its glory and we salivated over it.

Katie triumphs as Catalan independence appears lost

Well, we had great news earlier this week with our very own Katie Taylor being crowned World Boxing Champion.

From the sports field to the ballot box and everything in between

Yes, Dublin won out over Mayo in the women’s GAA final last Sunday, but there were positives to this contest, which makes it different.

Former Connacht prop White joins Buccs coaching team

Former Connacht and Ireland prop Nathan White has joined Buccaneers coaching set-up.

Galway has to get on the Rugby World Cup shortlist

This month next year a decision will be made on who will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The bookies were saying yesterday that Ireland is the 2/5 favourite to be awarded the honour, but there is many a slip twixt world cup and the lip and there cannot be any element of complacency regarding a potential bid.

Robbie Henshaw night at Buccaneers

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Buccaneers Rugby Football Club is proud to host a night with Robbie Henshaw in The Bounty on Friday, September 30.

Lasting impressions with Oliver Callan

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HAVING KICKED off his latest Irish tour off with a packed Olympia Theatre gig recently, award-winning impressionist Oliver Callan is currently bringing his live music, satire, and comedy across the country sending up the top names in politics, sport, and entertainment. The Callan bus pulls into the Black Box Theatre on Friday November 27 at 8pm for what promises to be a laughter-packed evening.

Racing this bank holiday weekend at Ballybrit

The two day October Bank Holiday meeting kicks off on Sunday, October 25 with the first race at 1.30pm, and Bank Holiday Monday October 26 at 1.25pm.  There are 14 races, generously sponsored by many local firms over two great days of competitive National Hunt racing, with an impressive total prize fund of over €215,000 on offer which is sure to attract runners from many of Ireland’s top stables. The feature race on Sunday is “The Faber Audiovisuals Handicap Hurdle” and on Monday “The Ennis Lifts Handicap Steeplechase”.

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