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Wegians run table-toppers close

Galwegians suffered yet another narrow home defeat, 14-12, after running table-toppers Greystones extremely close in their Energia League Division 2B encounter at Crowley Park on Saturday.

Connacht prepare for Munster backlash in Thomond Park

Connacht resume their URC campaign after a lengthy November break when they travel to Thomond Park for another crunch interprovincial (Saturday 7.35pm).

Side pitch send-off to test heartstrings and hamstrings

Our Lady’s Boys’ Club RFC farewells perhaps its most-enduring stalwart at the end of November when Connacht Rugby’s side pitch makes way for stadium developments and futureproofing.

Galwegians RFC, one hundred years

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It is fairly certain that rugby football was being played in Galway before the formation of the IRFU, but the lack of surviving minutes of meetings or records makes it difficult to pinpoint the actual beginnings of some clubs. We know that in 1886 there were four clubs in existence, Queen’s College (now UG), The Grammar School, Galway Town, and Old Galwegians. These latter two clubs amalgamated in the 1909/10 season and called themselves Galway Town. They were a successful club. World War I and its aftermath ruled out competitive rugby but in the resumption, in 1921/22 they again won the senior cup and then, for some reason, decided to change the name again, this time to Galwegians RFC.

Agonising defeat for Wegians

Galwegians suffered another agonising defeat when a late penalty saw visitors Malahide snatch victory by 13-11 in the Energia League division 2B encounter at Crowley Park on Saturday.

Return of the heroic oarsman

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Former Connacht Rugby player and extreme adventurer, Damian Browne received a heroe's welcome upon returning to Galway on Tuesday following his 112-day transatlantic row from New York.

Buccaneers commence AIL campaign with away City of Armagh encounter

Buccaneers commence this season’s Energia All-Ireland League with a trip north to the historic City of Armagh to take on one of Ireland’s oldest clubs on Saturday - the Pirates won the 2A title in dramatic fashion to gain promotion and they begin life in 1B at the Palace Grounds where the action kicks off at 2.30pm.

‘Smash and grab’ performance as Buccaneers secure Connacht Senior League silverware

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Buccaneers to host Connacht decider

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Buccaneers and Sligo will contest this season's Connacht Senior League final on Saturday in Dubarry Park (2.30pm).


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