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Voting is now open for Connacht Clan Player and Young Player of the Year!

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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65680 1 month 6 days ago
Jack got Player Of the Year, Paul Boyle Young Player.

Pics should be up on facebook soon!
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GTTC replied to the topic: #65678 1 month 6 days ago
Who won these?
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65527 1 month 1 week ago
Thanks everyone for taking part!!

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Here we go!! It's Quarter Final time! Connacht take on Sale in this all important European Challenge Cup Quarter Final! 

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Bazzo replied to the topic: #65501 1 month 2 weeks ago
No amount of curry proof clothing could convince her when I'm pretty sure her auld lad would disown her!
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pinky replied to the topic: #65475 1 month 2 weeks ago
You could gently suggest to herself that if she was to fully commit to Connacht, the green attire is great for concealing curry stains :-)
Bazzo replied to the topic: #65472 1 month 2 weeks ago
To be fair I was just raging that I didn't get to try any
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pinky replied to the topic: #65460 1 month 2 weeks ago

Bazzo wrote: Another fella was squeezing by mid way through the second half to get back to his seat with a pint and knocked curry chips all over her white top and didn't even bother saying sorry. Luckily we were sat in front of a very nice fella and girl so our reputation hasn't been completely destroyed with her, if you're on here thank you!!


Ah Bazzo, 'twas yourself! Personally I don't remember being that nice but at least I didn't spill curry chips on ye (or myself, I spent more time watching that sauce than I did the first ten minutes of the second half).
ThisYearWillBeDifferent replied to the topic: #65412 1 month 2 weeks ago
Bazzo replied to the topic: #65411 1 month 2 weeks ago
We turned down 4 or 5 kickable penalties to go for the corner, all of which came to nothing. And lost by 10 points. Disappointing.

Was let down by some of our fans yesterday too unfortunately, my girlfriend (from Carlow) was with me, when two lads on the way into the stadium heard her they told her she wasn't a Connacht supporter with that accent and she said she was from Carlow so more of a Leinster supporter they started making pig noises and saying "d4" to her. A) that doesn't even make sense and b) that's not "banter" it's just being a tool.

Another fella was squeezing by mid way through the second half to get back to his seat with a pint and knocked curry chips all over her white top and didn't even bother saying sorry. Luckily we were sat in front of a very nice fella and girl so our reputation hasn't been completely destroyed with her, if you're on here thank you!!
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Podge57 replied to the topic: #65410 1 month 2 weeks ago

Tall Paul wrote: Rang mulligans

He said he is showing the match.
And I was about the 20th person to ring


Knowing ye lot I hope has extra kegs in too.
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Tall Paul replied to the topic: #65409 1 month 2 weeks ago
Rang mulligans

He said he is showing the match.
And I was about the 20th person to ring
Cathal replied to the topic: #65408 1 month 2 weeks ago
Good there's no bone or ligament damage but 24 stitches.....ouch!
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connemara man replied to the topic: #65407 1 month 2 weeks ago
Finlay on social media

Tough night. Gutted to come off in the manner I did but I’m blown away by all the support I received from everyone. Thank you. Thankfully it isn’t as bad as first thought, no broken bones or torn ligaments. Now it’s a waiting game for the hand to heal. Can’t wait to get back out on the pitch with the lads to finish off the season in style. #strongeringreen
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Tall Paul replied to the topic: #65406 1 month 2 weeks ago
Anyone around Manchester.
Any good suggestions to watch the Munster and Leinster/Ulster matches?
A lot of soccer on today.
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Newname replied to the topic: #65405 1 month 2 weeks ago

daveydavey wrote: adeolukun gone backwards


It was his first game for Connacht in almost 5 months, very very unfair comment.
Bealham was in agony, looked a very serious injury.
Connnnnacht replied to the topic: #65404 1 month 2 weeks ago
Sale did not have their strongest 15 out and we were so bad in the first half that I would not agree we should have won
ThisYearWillBeDifferent replied to the topic: #65403 1 month 2 weeks ago
Watched game with a nurse, saw Finlay puking with the hand on ice, said 'fracture'. Hope not; wish it ended 5 minutes sooner.
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sligsup replied to the topic: #65402 1 month 2 weeks ago

daveydavey wrote: Very frustrating 2nd half, shud have won it, sale were woeful last 15 minutes, some silly decisions like blade's tap n go when we cud have kicked 3 points or kick to corner & Godwin kicking out of play instead of making touch, don't understand why we didn't have our strongest team out - sale had their strongest 15 out. Thought leader and Boyle played well, adeolukun gone backwards


A man that’s played one game since November ..... gone backwards? You have obviously never played sport at a competitive level.
Biggest worry is Finlay doesn’t look good and DMVC or Carey are competent but not at his level .
We need Farrels creativity big time and Blade has to be putting serious pressure on Marmion
. No excuses no re focus ... need to go to Italy next week and make a statement. Easier said than done.
daveydavey replied to the topic: #65401 1 month 2 weeks ago
Very frustrating 2nd half, shud have won it, sale were woeful last 15 minutes, some silly decisions like blade's tap n go when we cud have kicked 3 points or kick to corner & Godwin kicking out of play instead of making touch, don't understand why we didn't have our strongest team out - sale had their strongest 15 out. Thought leader and Boyle played well, adeolukun gone backwards
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65400 1 month 2 weeks ago
Well, what could’ve been. If jack had managed to get that first break over the line. Mind you, sale totally switched off in the second half.

Thoughts with Finlay, looked like a bad knock.

Sale better side on the night in fairness. Enjoy, the travelling clan.

Back to pro14 next week.
Westie replied to the topic: #65399 1 month 2 weeks ago
Sick of losing to English teams in England.
Can’t f’en speak with the upset !!
( think I drank too much of the Coolade during the week !!! )

Thought we could surmount these guys.
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columoc replied to the topic: #65398 1 month 2 weeks ago
Jack may not be that bad, could be a stinger. Happened in first half.
Sale are ok, but rely so much on Faf de Klerk. What a player! His kicking is awesome, by far best SH in world right now.
MulMan replied to the topic: #65397 1 month 2 weeks ago
Really think we could have won that if we'd had a full deck out, but not good enough from those who were there, ref really lost control of things there at the end, injuries to Jack and Finlay very worrying.
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columoc replied to the topic: #65396 1 month 2 weeks ago
Nice try
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columoc replied to the topic: #65395 1 month 2 weeks ago
Good response this half. Sale have dropped off, but poor accuracy from us.
Betty Swallocks replied to the topic: #65394 1 month 2 weeks ago
And imagine we had to let AJ go to accommodate Marnitz Boshoff!!
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columoc replied to the topic: #65393 1 month 2 weeks ago
Sale on the borderline but our passing is slow and often behind players, losing momentum. Amazing if we turn this around. McGinty kicking is outstanding
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65392 1 month 2 weeks ago
Not the best half of rugby I've seen from our men so far.

Jacks positional kicking isn't quite spot on. They're definately live to the threat and have men back covering the whole time.

I'm not sure if they have a massive line speed or are cutting it very fine with the offside. It's working for them anyways.

We're defensively a bit suspect out wide.

Gonna be a tough second half.

Connacht Treviso

 

Join the Connacht Clan in the Sporsground this evening when Connacht Rugby take on Treviso. Both teams are still battling for their spot in the Playoffs, so a lot still to play for! Join us in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post match interview!!

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RonanL replied to the topic: #65377 1 month 3 weeks ago
Watching the pro 14 hour tonight, and there was some excellent analysis from Murray Kinsella on Jack's cameo the last day. Like a lot of us, he considers Jack to be the form out half in Ireland at the moment. I also noticed BT were in Galway during the week interviewing him, presumably for their coverage of the sale game on Friday. Jack's stock is certainly rising. Fingers crossed he stays fit and his good form continues.
RogueXV replied to the topic: #65354 1 month 3 weeks ago
Yes, that performance from Jack should have had Joe kicking himself after he persisted with Sexton for far too long against Wales.
Accidentally Onside replied to the topic: #65318 1 month 3 weeks ago
Great game of rugby last night. The stepup in quality when Marmion and Carty came on was the difference (which is maybe a bit harsh on Godwin, who was ok, and Blade, who was my MOM up to that point).
Pity TOH went off as he was looking up for it. Thought Robb was very good again, a few mistakes but in a game when we lost far more collisions than we won he was consistently strong in defense and attack. Well worth another contract for me.
Very big win- knowing Cardiff had the BP in the bag by half time really cranked up the pressure against a good Treviso side.

Special mention for Jack though, what a cameo. Deserved MOM for that. He's got a serious swagger about him at the minute, which is more than being backed up by his performances.
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phatguerilla replied to the topic: #65314 1 month 3 weeks ago
Commentators said TOH was a HIA check and then he never came back but didn't get update on whether he had passed the test or not.

At one point I was quite worried as a Craggy podcasters have pointed out, connacht tend to lose the first game back from international break, so to get a bp at the end was great.

Credit to Treviso they were pretty good in parts and put in some wicked hits, I hope for their sake that they don't lose many of their non-italian players at the end of the season as it would damage their development.
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65311 1 month 3 weeks ago
Some match, and what a result against Benetton. BP keeps us in the running against Cardiff given their win against Scarlets.

Looked like there were a few side entries and high tackles that went unnoticed in the match (on both sides) and there was a few times that we were off our feet competing for ball.

Matt was all over the place, as was Tiernan (any idea why he was taken off? HIA?). Blades try was a thing of beauty, really showed them up.

Pace of the game improved immensely once JC and Marmion came on. Jack now highest points scorer for us, and well deserved.

Gonna be an interesting final few games.
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Sol_ie replied to the topic: #65302 1 month 4 weeks ago
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Connacht Treviso

 

Join the Connacht Clan in the Sporsground this evening when Connacht Rugby take on Treviso. Both teams are still battling for their spot in the Playoffs, so a lot still to play for! Join us in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post match interview!!

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connachta replied to the topic: #65301 1 month 4 weeks ago
You have to look at the Ulster team they faced that day. Same for their short win vs Edinburgh A in Italy
We're home. If we can't beat Treviso without 7 or 8 Italian internationals...
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pinky replied to the topic: #65300 1 month 4 weeks ago
Fair point. Looks a stronger team than got the draw in Belfast.
I just can't seem to shake that ominous "ah sure we'll be grand" feeling ...
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salmson replied to the topic: #65299 1 month 4 weeks ago
Not too excited by the Italian players being missing, this is mostly the team that went unbeaten (3 home wins and away draw with Ulster) during the 6 nations. 11 of the starting 15 started 3 or 4 of those games. The other lads are international returnees (Zanni, Benvenuti) the returning captain Sbargi and the hooker, who was out of favour the last few months but does have 10 starts this season.
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pinky replied to the topic: #65298 1 month 4 weeks ago
Very few of their internationals released. I think Pasquali is the only one of the starters against France to make the 23. A few from the bench like ourselves.

Benetton Rugby:

15 Luca Sperandio, 14 Ratuva Tavuyara, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Alberto Sgarbi (C), 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Ian McKinley (C), 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Giovanni Pettinelli, 6 Marco Lazzaroni, 5 Alessandro Zanni, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Marco Riccioni, 2 Hame Faiva, 1 Nicola Quaglio.

A disposizione: 16 Tomas Baravalle, 17 Derrick Appiah, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Marco Barbini, 20 Robert Barbieri, 21 Giorgio Bronzini, 22 Antonio Rizzi, 23 Tommaso Iannone

benettonrugby.it/scelti-i-23-leoni-per-l...ani-contro-connacht/
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salmson replied to the topic: #65297 1 month 4 weeks ago

creaven wrote: Is Boyle injured ?


Wasn't as of Tuesday: SOB, Ronaldson, Fitzgerald the Younger, Horwitz were the injuries mentioned by Friend.
creaven replied to the topic: #65296 1 month 4 weeks ago
Is Boyle injured ?
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Sean74 replied to the topic: #65295 1 month 4 weeks ago
(15-9) Tiernan O’Halloran, Darragh Leader, Tom Farrell, Peter Robb, Matt Healy, Kyle Godwin, Caolin Blade, Denis Buckley, Shane Delahunt, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, James Cannon, Eoin McKeon, Colby Fainga’a, Jarrad Butler (Capt).
Replacements : Tom McCartney, Peter McCabe, Conor Carey, Gavin Thornbury, Eoghan Masterson, Kieran Marmion, Jack Carty, Stephen Fitzgerald.
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pinky replied to the topic: #65294 1 month 4 weeks ago
I missed the update from yesterday: www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/pro14/car...acht-squad-1.3831792
Conor Fitz still injured and Horwitz having surgery, we could be short of tens for a while.
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salmson replied to the topic: #65293 1 month 4 weeks ago
Jack & Kieran on the bench rather than starting. So looks like...

TOH, ?, Farrell, Robb, Healy, Godwin, Blade, Buckley, ?, Bealham, Dillane, Thornberry, McKeon/Boyle, Fainga'a, Butler.

Any of 3 could start hooker, same at wing (Niyi / Fitzgerald / Kelleher).
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FACECUTTR replied to the topic: #65292 1 month 4 weeks ago
No Bundee no Quinn.