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Connacht recorded a valuable bonus point victory over the Gwent Dragons in the Sportsground last Friday that will hopefully prove to be a timely boost of confidence.
Sixty-one years of hoping and dreaming. Well, 61 years, four matches, 79 minutes and 57 seconds to be exact. Hoping and dreaming can only get you so far!
RUGBY Columnist Gavin Duffy brings us up to speed on life in the Connacht rugby camp and reveals the off-the-field antics of the squad pranksters.
RUGBY The Irish ‘A’ team didn’t get off to the same electric start as the seniors when pitted against the England Saxons at Donnybrook last Friday. In fact, we didn’’t even get started.
How can we ship 45 points in Llanelli and then beat Leinster? Well, when we’ve been good, we’ve been very good, but when we’ve been bad, we’ve been shocking.
GAVIN DUFFY A try and conversion by Llanelli Scarlets out-half Stephen Jones five minutes from full-time broke Connacht hearts at the Sportsground in Galway last Friday.
GAVIN DUFFY For rugby players June usually means weddings, but things just got a whole lot busier!
GAVIN DUFFY Connacht were back in action in the European Challenge Cup last weekend as we travelled to Italy to take on Rugby Rovigo, and it was good to get the win out there.
GAVIN DUFFY I think it is fair to say that the games we failed to win stand out over the victories.
GAVIN DUFFY Securing eighth place in the rankings was the foremost goal during the autumn internationals. Ireland didn’t produce vintage stuff but the overall goal was achieved.
GAVIN DUFFY At last, I can finally report some good news – an away victory for Connacht.