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The curtain came down on Connacht’s Heineken Cup qualification hopes on Sunday when they lost to closest rivals the Dragons in their Magners League clash in Newport.
To celebrate Ireland’s Grand Slam victory and to thank Westmeath rugby fans for signing up to the ‘Be the Difference’ campaign, O2 is giving them the chance to get their hands on the coveted 6 Nations and Triple Crown silverware and have their photo taken.
The annual Christmas interprovincial clash between Connacht and Ulster is once again expected to produce a cracker contest when the two sides meet in Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day (7.30pm). Connacht, on the back of their unbeaten European form, versus a Munster side that crushed French champions Perpignan at the weekend.
A first All Ireland title in the professional era beckons for Corinthians RFC this weekend.
Still in the hunt for a championship title, Connacht entertain Munster on Saturday in Headford at 2.30pm in the third and final round of the junior interprovincial rugby series.
•Club Íománaiochta Bearna/Na Forbacha and Barna Football Club will be hosting its celebrations of the GAA’s 125th anniversary this weekend. The party begins on Saturday in the Connemara Coast Hotel with a celebration dance at 10pm (tickets available on the door). The festivities continues the next day with a special Mass being held in Seipeal Bhearna at 10am where all deceased players and members of the two clubs will be remembered. This will be followed by Lá na gClub at Pairc na bhForbacha where there will be Poc Fada, bouncy castles, face painting, and much more. The weekend will end with teams from both codes of the GAA playing mixed games, ranging from u-14 up to adult.
Ford lreland has teamed up with O2 by providing a fleet of Ford Rangers for the company’s Grand Slam Trophy Tour. The tour has been bringing the Grand Slam trophy to rugby fans in towns all over the country.
Mario’s takeaway and diner’s grand opening will take place on January 31, 2010. The opening will take place in conjunction with the Irish Meningitis Trust and is expected to be a fantastic day out for all the family.
Connacht achieved their best result in this year’s junior interprovincial rugby series with an 8 - 3 victory over Munster in Headford on Saturday.
Connacht rugby will be boosted next season by the arrival of a former New Zealand u-21 outhalf.