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Connacht Rugby is already swinging into gear to cope with an expected increase in supporters after the province drew European blue-bloods Toulouse in Tuesday’s Heineken Cup draw.
Middle Eastern visitors to next year’s Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Galway will be treated to a sneak preview of what’s on offer in the city.
Connacht Rugby has bagged the signature of high-profile former Otago Highlander winger Fetu'u Vainikolo.
Sally O’Brien of Aran Island Ferries – together with other leading tourism representatives from around the island of Ireland hit the road in Australia recently, joining Tourism Ireland for a week-long sales blitz to promote Ireland as a top holiday destination. Playing on the huge popularity of talent competitions right now, the theme of this year’s trade mission was “Ireland’s Got Talent”, with 15 of Ireland’s leading tourism operators joining Tourism Ireland ‘Down Under’. Their busy schedule saw them meet with hundreds of Aussie and New Zealander travel agents, tour operators and carriers, as well as influential media contacts in the cities of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
Connacht take a welcome break from competitive action to host international side Manu Samoa at the Galway Sportsground on Tuesday (7.05pm). It is the second time Samoa has visited Galway ( in 1988 as Western Samoa) and two years since Connacht played an international XV when they overcame Portugal 27 - 11.
Connacht take a welcome break from competitive action to host international side Manu Samoa at the Galway Sportsground on Tuesday (7.05pm).
Joe Schmidt, the new coach of Leinster rugby, showed this week he had not forgotten his midland connections as he brought the entire Leinster panel to Mullingar rugby club for a full and rigorous training session on bank holiday Monday.
Former Connacht coach Michael Bradley is being touted as a possible coach of New Zealand Super 14 side the Blues.
Connacht’s talismanic captain John Muldoon will be out of action for four months after his tour of New Zealand with Ireland came to a heartbreaking end.
Fresh off the plane from New Zealand, having spent two weeks doing stand up in Wellington and Auckland, Jarlath Regan is now kicking back in preparation for the long weekend that is ahead - the Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival.