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City council to honour Connacht Rugby heroes

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The Galway city council has voted in favour of holding a civic reception for the Connacht Rugby team.

Connacht Rugby

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The first team to represent Connacht in rugby played against Leinster on December 8 1885. At that time, the game in the west was played by just a few schools. In the city, it was really only UCG and the Grammar School who played with any regularity. By the beginning of the last century the Jes, the Bish, and St Mary’s were competing. The growth of the game was interrupted by World War I and by the War of Independence, but it improved a lot after the truce.

 

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