More August News from Matt

Wedding – Sincere congratulations to Irene King and James Staunton on their 20th of August Wedding at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel.  Family members & friends, along with friends from Connemara Rugby Club were in attendance.  Irene is the busy secretary of Connemara Rugby Football Club and husband James is a prominent committee member, club assistant secretary and also a referee with the Connacht Branch.

Youths – Colin Reilly from Cleggan had first hand experience of playing Connacht Under 19’s rugby against Munster at “Old Crescent”, Limerick.  Connacht were helped to their victory thanks to a try scored by Aaron Conneely.
Ian McDonagh of Cleggan is in the under 20’s Interpro squad.  Well done Ian!

Training – Jimmy Screen is back to help prepare the Connemara Team for the new All Ireland League which starts on October the 2nd at the Monastery Grounds.  Bernard Keaney will be absent for a number of weeks due to family commitments. We wish Bernard and Mary Anne every blessing in these difficult weeks.

Rugby Visitors
Welcome visitors to Clifden recently were Billy Glynn the next Connacht Man to become president of the Irish Ruby Football Association.  Donal Lenihan former great Irish & Lions Star was as well as commentator with his wife also had a deserved break. (pictures attached)  They had drinks with a number of the Connemara Club Members during their holiday.  Donal is well acquainted with the Connemara Rugby Scene and would love to come to a function as also would Mr. Glynn.


Bookings – The All Ireland Rugby League teams who are to visit Connemara this season are already arranging their hotel bookings.  Local Hotels are giving a very reasonable rate.

Sponsors – We need sponsors badly for the new season.  In what appears will be a very difficult year we will welcome all contributions big or small with great thanks.  We all want to see Connemara thrive in lots of ways.

Matt O’Sullivan PRO

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