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Connacht’s Faloon leads new fitness classes

Connacht Rugby his holding new strength and conditioning classes for the public at its Sportsground facility in College Road.

It’s a nice time to face the Kingdom

Although it is only round three of the National league on Sunday when Mayo take on Kerry, it literally is a league defining match (There will be more on rounds of a different kind later on). The winners of the game have a chance of making the semi-finals; the losers are staring relegation in the face. Mayo have had some good results against Kerry in the league in the last number of years and no question they will not fear them particularly with Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper sidelined for the year . It is sad for us as footballing fans that we will not see the eight-time All-Star in action this year however I am sure there are many a manager and defender quietly delighted they will not have to endure the full wrath of his skills in the summer of 2014. Cooper’s last championship game, last year’s All-Ireland semifinal against the Dubs, was arguably one of his best in a Kerry jersey. I was secretly hoping Kerry would win that game as I felt Mayo would have had a better chance against them in the final. Kerry are under transition at the moment and very regularly line out with players we have not really heard of just yet, so now is a good time to play them.

Naoupu takes charge of Wegian women

Connacht Rugby player George Naoupu is joining the coaching staff of Galwegians RFC, taking over as head coach of the women's squad.

Greenfields celebrate club award

Greenfields Hockey Club has been named the Club of the Year by the Irish Hockey Association.

New service for Knocknacarra’s Connacht Rugby supporters

Tom Sheridan’s, Clybaun road, Knocknacarra, has just launched a Connacht Rugby supporters’ club this year, in association with the sponsorship of Connacht player, Michael Swift.

Connacht ‘will show up’ as they head to home of European aristocrats

Connacht Rugby may not be in the best place at the moment, but veteran Michael Swift reckons there is nowhere better to play than the home of French champions Toulouse this weekend.

Connacht ‘will show up’ as they head to home of European aristrocrats

Conncht Rugby may not be in the best place at the moment, but veteran Michael Swift reckons there is nowhere better to play than the home of French champions Toulouse this weekend. Having lost opportunities over the last month to halt a losing sequence, the most capped Connacht player says travelling to the home of the European aristocrats for Saturday’s Heineken Cup fourth round fixture will inspire another strong performance.

Connacht ‘will show up’ as they head to home of European aristrocrats

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Conncht Rugby may not be in the best place at the moment, but veteran Michael Swift reckons there is nowhere better to play than the home of French champions Toulouse this weekend.

Bar Solo to host Guinness Area 22 ahead of Toulouse clash

Bar Solo at the Carlton Hotel in Galway city will host a Guinness Area 22 supporters’ event on Thursday November 17, ahead of Connacht’s clash against the mighty Toulouse.

Morley makes Irish shinty panel

Mayo hurler Shane Morley has been chosen on the Irish Hurling/Shinty Senior International side to face Scotland over the coming weeks. Morley impressed Irish manager Joe Dooley (Offaly) at recent trials held in Dublin, and was chosen on the 18-man Irish squad to face the Scots in the two-legged series. The opening game between the sides takes place tomorrow (Saturday) in Athy, Kildare, at 3pm - with the return leg taking place in Bught Park in Inverness on the following Saturday, October 29 at 2pm. The home game in Athy will be televised live on TG4 at 3pm. The side with the best aggregate score over the two legs in the hybrid game will win the series. Morley is one of eight players chosen from Christy Ring Cup counties, with 10 players on the panel being chosen from the McCarthy Cup sides. Michael Rice (Kilkenny) will captain the side in the series, while Tipperary duo Eoin Kelly and Brendan Maher are also included. Other notable names from the McCarthy Cup counties include Joe Bergin (Offaly) and Arron Graffin (Antrim). Twenty-six-year-old Morley (Tooreen) - who is making his first appearance in the Irish jersey - is the only Connacht player included in the 18-man squad.

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