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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » August 11th, 2017, 4:27 am

The rumour has resurfaced recently. No idea if it is because of new information or people recycling the same rumour. I know nothing about the guy just said I'd mention it.

There is also a rumour that ex-Connacht player Ciaran Gaffney is going to sign for Zebre. It might happen because of the Bradley connection.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby the spoofer » August 21st, 2017, 2:20 pm

Tiernan O'Hallorans reported comments in the Indo today are pretty directly critical of Pat Lam.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » August 28th, 2017, 12:17 pm

Connacht beat Bristol 24 to 14 in Sportsground yesterday

Except for benching 2 backrowers it looked a full strength Bristol side
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Dave Cahill » August 28th, 2017, 12:20 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Connacht beat Bristol 24 to 14 in Sportsground yesterday

Except for benching 2 backrowers it looked a full strength Bristol side



Saturday, no?
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » August 28th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Connacht beat Bristol 24 to 14 in Sportsground AT THE WEEKEND

Except for benching 2 backrowers it looked a full strength Bristol side



Saturday, no?


Eyes on the prize Dave
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby BlueBlue » August 28th, 2017, 1:55 pm

Nice one Connacht. I hope they are more competitive this season
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » August 28th, 2017, 3:05 pm

BlueBlue wrote:Nice one Connacht. I hope they are more competitive this season


Going by TOH interview they seem excited about being able to kick to clear the odd time and playing less structured in attack

Really hope they kick on
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » August 28th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Denis Coulson has been signed, belatedly.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » August 29th, 2017, 9:43 am

Denis Coulson has been signed, belatedly.


Obviously got his legal stuff sorted. Don't know a lot about him so will be interested to see how he goes.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby cormac » September 2nd, 2017, 7:53 pm

Classic Galway weather
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby enby » September 2nd, 2017, 10:29 pm

Connacht were awful tonight. Knocking on all night long and with no penetration in attack. Scrum improved after dreadful start but lineout never did. They did not deserve that bonus point.

Glasgow, in contrast, were very professional in playing the conditions. 2 well executed tries.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » September 6th, 2017, 6:43 am

Former Connacht player Ciaran Gaffney has signed for Zebre and played in the first game against Ospreys. Seems to have being one of the stand-outs for Zebre too.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » September 11th, 2017, 11:48 am

Connacht released their Year 1 Academy at last. Stand outs would be Jordan Conroy the Ireland 7's player and of course NIQ signing Harley Fox.


Paul Boyle - Back row
Matthew Burke - Prop
Luke Carty - Out-half
Jordan Conroy - Back three
Colm de Buitléar - Back three
Ryan Feehily - Scrum-half
Sean Masterson - Back row
Kieran Joyce - Centre
Harley Fox - Back Row
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Peg Leg » September 11th, 2017, 2:49 pm

Harley Fox! No doubt Connacht's marketing dept are rooting for this kid.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby dropkick » September 11th, 2017, 3:42 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:Connacht released their Year 1 Academy at last. Stand outs would be Jordan Conroy the Ireland 7's player and of course NIQ signing Harley Fox.


Paul Boyle - Back row
Matthew Burke - Prop
Luke Carty - Out-half
Jordan Conroy - Back three
Colm de Buitléar - Back three
Ryan Feehily - Scrum-half
Sean Masterson - Back row
Kieran Joyce - Centre
Harley Fox - Back Row



Conroy is 23. A bit old to be joining the academy but they might fast track him.


Interesting that most players are Connacht based. I would assumed that most players would have missed out on other academies.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby wixfjord » September 11th, 2017, 3:50 pm

M̶a̶x̶ ̶P̶o̶w̶e̶r̶ Harley Fox, he's the man, who's name you'd love to touch, but you mustn't touch.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » September 12th, 2017, 9:58 am

think this came up before but isn't Harley Fox IQ or has to be to get an academy contract?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Dave Cahill » September 12th, 2017, 10:01 am

He's qualifiable alright - three years
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » September 12th, 2017, 1:07 pm

Rumour has it that the Kings were brought on the piss in Galway for a few days and were in less than stellar shape come game day..
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby simonokeeffe » September 12th, 2017, 4:18 pm

scentofgunpowder wrote:Rumour has it that the Kings were brought on the piss in Galway for a few days and were in less than stellar shape come game day..


if they fell for that they should be glad they didn't wake up in the service of the Royal Navy
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