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Connacht prepare for crunch tie with Sharks

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Connacht, some eight places behind the Sharks need to produce a big performance in Saturday's URC clash at the Sportsground ((5.15pm).

Sporting Year 2022

It has to be the year of the Shark, that’s John ‘Shark’ Hanlon from County Carlow. He bought a horse called Hewick. He didn’t pay dearly for it (not even a thousand euro) and then won the Galway Plate last summer. He added another win at Sandown, and between the two he pocketed half a million euro. Not bad for a year’s work. But just last October he won the American Grand National at Fair Hills in New Jersey with a $160,000 dollar first prize. Now he is 33/1 to take the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. D’ya think, maybe.

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.

Connacht may look to promote within after Friend’s departure

Connacht Rugby are on the recruitment path again, having officially confirmed Andy Friend's departure this week.

Oughterard rugby club scores sponsorship deal with local IT provider

Galway-based Managed Service Provider (MSP) Sleepless has announced its sponsorship deal with Oughterard Rugby Football Club (ORFC). Fans of the club will notice the team lining out in a brand-new training kit sporting the Sleepless logo.

Rugby talent to the fore as Dubarry Park hosts Ireland Touch Series

It was Buccaneers turn to host the third round of fixtures in the Ireland Touch Series (ITS) on Sunday last as nine touch rugby teams from around the country descended upon Dubarry Park.

Buccaneers touch rugby players feature proudly at 2022 European Championships

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The 2022 European Touch Rugby Championships took place over a five day period in Nottingham, Buccaneers Touch having a keen interest in the tournament with four players involved - Paul Gavin, Rory Silke, Denis O’Connor and Nigel So were all part of the Ireland Men’s over 40s team which achieved a sixth place finish.

Significant club occasion as Buccaneers field two teams in Ireland touch rugby series

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It was a significant day for Buccaneers touch rugby in recent times as for the inaugural occasion two teams from the club participated in the Ireland Touch Series (ITS) round two at Portlaoise RFC.

Not the best start for Connacht in South Africa

It was always going to be a tough start to the season - an interpro in Belfast and two away fixtures in South Africa - one against the current URC champions.


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