I don’t post often: work, kids, bereavement, life, and inveterate laziness have all conspired to stop me doing so the last few years. But sometimes my Goat is Got. Every culture is made up of equal measures of profound truth and indefensible bullshit. Ireland’s culture is no different: our words, music & welcomes sire many
A short one this week. I’ve watched back the Scarlets match (beer was necessary), and there were some good bits and bad bits. And some butt ugly bits, obviously. The good – Defence was generally good, both in terms of line speed and organisation. Scramble defence was excellent. The scrum was excellent again first half.
There wasn’t much in the way of optimism coming from Connacht fans in advance of the Ospreys game, and though the match was in the balance until the final ten minutes, we were unfortunately proved correct. Connacht find themselves rock bottom after two games. The Ospreys defeat didn’t carry the sting of the Glasgow one
As I walked in the club house entrance of the Sportsground last Saturday and up the rise towards the Clan, my eye immediately picked out the new addition: a small, temporary, seated stand beside the Main Stand. This stand was present in various modes over a few years before going AWOL for last season. I
There are two types of Connacht fan; the newbie – and I’m not talking about last season’s bandwagoneers, I mean those who came on board half a decade ago when Elwood was in charge and the Heineken Cup adventures began – and the old skool. The newbies might be mocked as johnny-come-lately’s by some, but
Following weeks of Big Game after Big Game, 3 interprovincials with a European quarter-final thrown into the mix, an away game against Treviso isn’t exactly generating much interest. Connacht are expected to get a try bonus point win against Treviso; this game, as per Glasgow’s against Zebroni and Scarlets’ against Dragons, will only be news
Connacht face familiar and not-so-familiar situations this weekend. They go into this game off two defeats and in danger of this season unraveling like last season, albeit to less devastating effect due to starting their fall from the top of the league. Conversely, they start as hot favourites in an inter-provincial match. To some extent