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Postby sexy_rexy » August 30th, 2006, 4:51 pm

Just looked at flights, which one are you thinking of getting? The morning flight means taking a day off and the 2 evening flights are too late for KO at 6.30! :?
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Postby sheepshagger » August 30th, 2006, 5:01 pm

sexy_rexy wrote:Just looked at flights, which one are you thinking of getting? The morning flight means taking a day off and the 2 evening flights are too late for KO at 6.30! :?


Fock it - thought ko was 7.30 (even then its cutting it a bit fine as the flight gets in at 7.15pm).. . but ko is actually 6.30pm

I'm just not supposed to go to this game :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Beer Baron » August 30th, 2006, 5:03 pm

sheepshagger wrote:
sexy_rexy wrote:Just looked at flights, which one are you thinking of getting? The morning flight means taking a day off and the 2 evening flights are too late for KO at 6.30! :?


Fock it - thought ko was 7.30 (even then its cutting it a bit fine as the flight gets in at 7.15pm).. . but ko is actually 6.30pm

I'm just not supposed to go to this game :cry: :cry: :cry:

Ah, come on shagger, why so glum?
Get a half day and catch the 1pm bus from Busaras.
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Postby claire_m » August 30th, 2006, 5:06 pm

sheepshagger wrote:
sexy_rexy wrote:Just looked at flights, which one are you thinking of getting? The morning flight means taking a day off and the 2 evening flights are too late for KO at 6.30! :?


Fock it - thought ko was 7.30 (even then its cutting it a bit fine as the flight gets in at 7.15pm).. . but ko is actually 6.30pm

I'm just not supposed to go to this game :cry: :cry: :cry:


I've decided that too. Hopefully it's on Setanta, and I can settle into a nice pub somewhere and have a few drinks. I may even have moved (again) by then, so could explore my new neighbourhood.
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Postby sheepshagger » August 30th, 2006, 9:22 pm

Beer Baron wrote:

Ah, come on shagger, why so glum?
Get a half day and catch the 1pm bus from Busaras.


Its the afternoon thats the problem, its the busiest time of the day for me/work :( . . .I tried to get the day (or even just the afternoon) off but had the request knocked back. . I should of just pulled a sickie. . but if I do that now I might get sprung :(
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Postby CRAZYDAVE » September 5th, 2006, 2:03 pm

Any idea if the Branch are organising a bus down?? Our "friends" at Killester have nothing on offer, per their website. :?:
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Postby olaf the fat » September 5th, 2006, 5:26 pm

does anybody know of a somewhere to have as a meeting place before / after the game
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Postby apple sourz » September 5th, 2006, 7:23 pm

I might drive down on the Friday :?
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Postby Duff Paddy » September 5th, 2006, 11:24 pm

olaf the fat wrote:does anybody know of a somewhere to have as a meeting place before / after the game


The King's Head is a good option. The Skeff is always a bit of craic and always puts on obscure rugby matches for me. The G hotel bar for affluence. Bazaar is good too, as is Taaffes and Tigh Neachtain. Avoid the Radisson nightclub and De Burgos. CP and Halo for easy meat market but both get too packed at weekends.
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Postby El Diablo » September 6th, 2006, 12:35 am

I'm driving down on business early on the Friday morning and staying the night somewhere in Galway. If anyone wants a lift down pm me. Beware though, I do mean early... leaving Dublin at about 6 am.
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Postby CRAZYDAVE » September 6th, 2006, 9:01 am

apple sourz wrote:I might drive down on the Friday :?


Looking at doing the same myself.
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Postby jedifart » September 6th, 2006, 10:24 am

I could look into the cost of small buses (c.16 seater) if anyone would be interested??
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Postby Beer Baron » September 6th, 2006, 10:41 am

jedifart wrote:I could look into the cost of small buses (c.16 seater) if anyone would be interested??


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Postby jedifart » September 6th, 2006, 11:20 am

Okie-dokie, I've sent some mails... one reply so far, giving a quote of €480 for a 16-seater, which would work out at €30 a head if we get 16 heads...
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Postby jedifart » September 6th, 2006, 12:01 pm

It turns out that we can get a 22-seater for €50 more.

If anyone is seriously interested, please post here or pm me... if there are, say, 12-15 definates by the end of today I'll go ahead and book something.
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Postby Duff Paddy » September 6th, 2006, 12:12 pm

jedifart wrote:It turns out that we can get a 22-seater for €50 more.

If anyone is seriously interested, please post here or pm me... if there are, say, 12-15 definates by the end of today I'll go ahead and book something.


I am interested in this trip - you'll need a good guide for Galway boozers anyway.
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Postby Beer Baron » September 6th, 2006, 12:25 pm

Duff Paddy wrote:
jedifart wrote:It turns out that we can get a 22-seater for €50 more.

If anyone is seriously interested, please post here or pm me... if there are, say, 12-15 definates by the end of today I'll go ahead and book something.


I am interested in this trip - you'll need a good guide for Galway boozers anyway.

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Postby claire_m » September 8th, 2006, 11:34 pm

Just remembered this, so thought I'd post it, and then go to bed!

Radio Galway do a match commentary for Connacht's home games. For those of you unable to make the game, you can always listen online.

More details can be found here, on Connacht's supporters site:

http://www.sportnetwork.net/boards/list/s505.htm
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Postby Sea_point » September 19th, 2006, 5:58 pm

olaf the fat wrote:does anybody know of a somewhere to have as a meeting place before / after the game


We've been trying to arrange a definitive meeting place for Connacht Supporters outside of the Sportsground itself, after some careful research and negotiation by some of the more locally based supporters the pub of choice is:

Garveys...

Garvey's was chosen due to its central location, proximity to the Sportsground, Bus & Train stations... and of course for its atmosphere!

So if you're coming down for the game, that's the best place to head for for a few pre and post game scoops...
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Postby Duff Paddy » September 19th, 2006, 7:09 pm

I condone the use of Garvey's - decent boozer.
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