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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby dropkick » May 16th, 2018, 12:01 pm

I suppose there's no harm taking the chance on a player. Tigers fans are disappointed to see him go but I'm not sure that tells us much. Him only getting 2 games isn't great but then again, look who the coach is.


Connacht have a few players with potential. Gallagher, Claffey and Thornbury all look decent prospects. Gannon looks like a decent squad player but no more.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » May 17th, 2018, 2:11 am

I'd rate Cannon. Haven't seen this new guy play so can't say. As for Cannon being better than Nagle and Kearney? The answer is yes.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 17th, 2018, 11:37 am

dropkick wrote:I suppose there's no harm taking the chance on a player. Tigers fans are disappointed to see him go but I'm not sure that tells us much. Him only getting 2 games isn't great but then again, look who the coach is.




Tadgh Beirne probably looked similar to the Scarlets fans and look how that turned out!
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby ronk » May 18th, 2018, 8:56 pm

johng wrote:Are Either of them better than Mick Kearney (when he was at Connacht) or Ian Nagle v Australia?


Wish we could have signed them
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby RavenhillRaider » May 24th, 2018, 1:48 pm

BOD is GOD!
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Oldschool » May 24th, 2018, 2:00 pm

RavenhillRaider wrote:Andy Friend appointed Head coach http://www.planetrugby.com/news/andy-friend-named-connacht-coach/

New fan song.
"You've got a friend in me"
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby blockhead » May 24th, 2018, 2:18 pm

EOS passed over again!
You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Ruckedtobits » May 24th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Oldschool wrote:
RavenhillRaider wrote:Andy Friend appointed Head coach http://www.planetrugby.com/news/andy-friend-named-connacht-coach/

New fan song.
"You've got a friend in me"


Sung as a duet by his former fellow Coaches at the Brumbies, David Nucifora and Anthony Eddy. Well if Rassie could get his mate a job, Dave can sure get jobs for two mates.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Dave Cahill » May 24th, 2018, 4:01 pm

Questions beginning to be asked about the turnover of coaches on his watch?
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Oldschool » May 24th, 2018, 4:47 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Questions beginning to be asked about the turnover of coaches on his watch?

As a Leinster fan he (only) turned over the only coach I wanted him to turn over and I'm not alone in thinking that.
By all accounts Keane and Kiss were popular ( with the fans and possibly the players too) turnovers too.
Rassie wasn't a turnover.
Lam wasn't a turnover.
If he was involved in Tom Tierney's turnover then you wouldn't get too many arguments against it.
So whoever is asking the questions is just trying to stir the proverbial.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Peg Leg » May 24th, 2018, 9:43 pm

Keane wasn't even popular with himself
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Ruckedtobits » July 11th, 2018, 6:26 pm

Anybody hear anything about Connacht Academy members for next Season?
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » August 2nd, 2018, 9:51 am

by Ruckedtobits

Anybody hear anything about Connacht Academy members for next Season?


They still haven't announce their academy and it's August 2nd! That's just sad.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby mildlyinterested » August 2nd, 2018, 10:07 am

not fully confirmed yet but incoming class, could be an addition or two to that depending on how some players perform on their trial:

Dylan Tierney(Hooker)
Niall Murray(Lock)
Josh Dunne(Backrow) - exile
Colm Reilly(Scrumhalf)
Conor Dean(Outhalf) - ex-Leinster
Conor Fitzgerlad(Outhalf) - ex-Munster
Sean O'Brien(Centre) - ex-Leinster
Mark Balaski(Back Three)
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » August 2nd, 2018, 1:36 pm

It was September last year. Surprised Jordan Duggan and Conor Hayes seemingly didn't make it. Niall Murray is the pick of the local lads.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby sunshiner1 » August 15th, 2018, 2:32 am

http://www.the42.ie/ethienne-reynecke-4181169-Aug2018/

Was shocked to hear this. A nicer fellow you would never meet. Hope he is ok.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby Ruckedtobits » August 24th, 2018, 8:52 pm

Connacht putting up another good display, against Bristol away tonight. 0-5 at half-time.
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Re: Connacht 2017 - 2018

Postby tomthefan » August 25th, 2018, 8:31 am

Piutau injured
Madigan misses a couple of ones he'd normally get.
Connacht win 14-12
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