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O’Connor only change for Elwood’s men

Johnny O’Connor will team up with Andrew Browne and Eoin McKeon in Connacht’s back row in the only change to the starting 15 for this evening’s encounter with Biarritz from the side who defeated the same opponents on a historic night in the Sportsground seven days ago. O’Connor will replace the injured Willie Fallon, who was ruled out with a fractured eye socket he picked up in that win.

Connacht anger as McCarthy heads east

Mike McCarthy’s departure to Dublin has come after repeated and concerted efforts by Leinster Rugby over a number of years.

SPORTS SHORTS

• Galwegians RFC's new floodlights will be offically launched and switched on by Mayor Terry O'Flaherty at Crowley Park on Saturday. The Mayor will be joined by Billy Glynn, president of the IRFU and life member of Galwegians.To celebrate the occasion, a full afternoon's activity is lined up, with a range of family entertainment on offer to complete an action-packed day. There will be a series of friendly matches on view throughout the afternoon and evening, with the schedule as follows: 4.30pm u-16 Galwegians v Monivea; 5.15pm Women Galwegians v Connacht Selection; 6pm Over 50 Galwegians v Corinthians Tag; 6,25pm Over 40 Galwegians v Mixed Selection Tag; 7.15pm Galwegians 1st XV v University College Cork.

NUI Galway launches rugby academy

NUI Galway has announced the establishment of a rugby youth academy to cater for teenagers in Galway.

Sports chiefs give thumbs up to EU blue flag plan

Sporting clubs that comply with best practice standards and follow a recognised code of conduct could be awarded an EU “blue flag” under a scheme proposed by Irish sports representatives this week.

Wegians see off Buccs in local derby

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David Clarke’s fine drop goal in the heavy fog at Crowley Park saw Galwegians secure a narrow 12-11 victory over their Connacht rivals Buccaneers on Saturday. Most games between Connacht’s leading two sides are keenly contested, but there will hardly be a closer affair with a more dramatic finish than this encounter. And although the quality was not always top drawer at times in a game littered with mistakes, it was a tense nail-biting affair which had both sets of supporters living on their nerves right up to the very last second. This match was preceded by a minute’s silence to mark the recent passing of the late Bobby Deacy, Galwegians’ trustee and ex-president of the IRFU. The game itself was played in dense fog, which made visibility difficult for both teams, but it was the visitors who started much the brighter.

 

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