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Recently Phyl Furness, one of the best known personalities in Oughterard, celebrated her 100th birthday.
Connacht Rugby are back on the road again to face the unbeaten Ospreys who are flying high in this season's Guinness Pro 12. With a six-day turnaround Pat Lam's charges head to Liberty Stadium knowing they will have their work cut out for them in this evening's game (7.35pm). Steve Tandy's Ospreys have not had their wings clipped at home since January, and they boast the best scoring difference of any team in the Pro 12 which is reflected in their pole position. Although missing nine players currently involved in Warren Gatland's Wales squad, Tandy still has considerable talent at his disposal.
Connacht Rugby are back on the road again to face the unbeaten Ospreys who are flying high in this season's Guinness Pro 12.
New Connacht CEO Willie Ruane’s career might be steeped in making tough financial decisions necessary for his new role, but he is distinctly nostalgic when recalling his playing time with the province.
After three seasons of Heineken Cup rugby, Connacht return to the Challenge Cup next season where they will face new opposition in two French and an English outfit.
The recent annual Croagh Patrick climb in aid of Galway Hospice was a huge success, setting a new record with more than 1,000 climbers taking part, an increase of 800 on the previous year.
Connacht’s third foray into Heineken Cup Rugby will see French giants Toulouse return to the Galway Sportsground next season. Connacht have been drawn in pool three with Toulouse, English premiership side Saracens, and also familiar RaboDirect Pro 12 opponents, Italian side Zebre. With the three fellow Irish clubs all in tier one, Connacht were poised to draw Clermont, champions Toulon, or Toulouse. In steering clear of Clermont in pool 4, they also avoided meeting Conor O’Shea’s Harlequins again, but for a second successive year they will face Zebre.
Connacht’s third foray into Heineken Cup Rugby will see French giants Toulouse return to the Galway Sportsground next season.
Pat Lam is a half-full glass type of Kiwi.
Galway turned on its best weather for incoming Connacht coach Pat Lam who arrived in the city on Monday evening.