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2 years 6 months ago #62354

With less than 3 weeks to go, and our first pre-season match out of the way, I have decided that it's time for the prediction thread.
If you dont agree with some of the questions, feel free to ignore.

1. Pro 14 Final Position
2. Challenge Cup result
3. Player Of The Season
4. Young Player Of The Season
5. Moment Of The Season
6. Shock Of The Season
7. Crowd Of The Season
8. Disappointment Of The Season
9. Signing Of The Season
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season

1. Pro 14 Final Position - 3rd in Conference A (Behind Munster and Glasgow)
2. Challenge Cup result - 2nd in Group. Lose away 1/4 final
3. Player Of The Season - Eoghan Masterson
4. Young Player Of The Season - Caolin Blade
5. Moment Of The Season - Last gasp drop goal win over Leinster
6. Shock Of The Season - Henshaw announces that he is rejoining Connacht
7. Crowd Of The Season - Munster at home in the New Year
8. Disappointment Of The Season - Losing the Pro 14 1/4final
9. Signing Of The Season - Sevu Reece
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season - Connacht make positive announcement about new stadium


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2 years 6 months ago #62355

ConnachtCows wrote: With less than 3 weeks to go, and our first pre-season match out of the way, I have decided that it's time for the prediction thread.
If you dont agree with some of the questions, feel free to ignore.

1. Pro 14 Final Position
2. Challenge Cup result
3. Player Of The Season
4. Young Player Of The Season
5. Moment Of The Season
6. Shock Of The Season
7. Crowd Of The Season
8. Disappointment Of The Season
9. Signing Of The Season
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season

1. Pro 14 Final Position - 3rd in Conference A (Behind Munster and Glasgow)
2. Challenge Cup result - 2nd in Group. Lose away 1/4 final
3. Player Of The Season - Eoghan Masterson
4. Young Player Of The Season - Caolin Blade Can a 24 year old with 64 caps be considered young player ? I'm going for Conan O'Donnell
5. Moment Of The Season - Last gasp drop goal win over Leinster
6. Shock Of The Season - Henshaw announces that he is rejoining Connacht
7. Crowd Of The Season - Munster at home in the New Year
8. Disappointment Of The Season - Losing the Pro 14 1/4final
9. Signing Of The Season - Sevu Reece
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season - Connacht make positive announcement about new stadium

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2 years 6 months ago #62360

1. Pro 14 Final Position - 3rd in conference
2. Challenge Cup result - knocked out in semi final
3. Player Of The Season - Shane Delahunt
4. Young Player Of The Season - Cillian Gallagher
5. Moment Of The Season - beating Leinster in the RDS
6. Shock Of The Season - losing to Dragons at home
7. Crowd Of The Season - Munster
8. Disappointment Of The Season - Not progressing to the challenge cup final
9. Signing Of The Season - Colby Fainga'a
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season - the weather in Galway behaves itself

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2 years 6 months ago #62361

1. Pro 14 Final Position - 2nd in conference
2. Challenge Cup result - final
3. Player Of The Season - Tom Farrell
4. Young Player Of The Season - Cillian Gallagher
5. Moment Of The Season - Beat Munster away
6. Shock Of The Season - Winning the 2 away SA games
7. Crowd Of The Season - Leinster
8. Disappointment Of The Season - Losing to Dragons
9. Signing Of The Season - Fainga'a or Copland
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season - Andy Friend

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2 years 6 months ago #62363

1. Pro 14 Final Position - 4nd in conference
2. Challenge Cup result - QF (you know the usual)
3. Player Of The Season - Delahunt
4. Young Player Of The Season - Conan O'Donnell
5. Moment Of The Season - Qualifying for Champions Cup after a playoff with Edinburgh
6. Shock Of The Season - TOH is once again acknowledged by Joe
7. Crowd Of The Season - CC play-off v Edinburgh
8. Disappointment Of The Season - Missing out on Pro14 play-offs
9. Signing Of The Season - Andy Friend (fingers crossed)
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season - Some Connacht players are rewarded with Ireland caps

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2 years 6 months ago #62368

1. Pro 14 Final Position - 2nd in conference.
2. Challenge Cup result - Top the group, knocked out at semis.
3. Player Of The Season - Dillane is due a stormer of a year.
4. Young Player Of The Season - Pass! Would hope there's a prospect or two in the academy
5. Moment Of The Season - Home QF in Challenge Cup.
6. Shock Of The Season - Yeah, getting ran out the gate by one or either of the Italian teams at home.
7. Crowd Of The Season - Munster or Leinster at home.
8. Disappointment Of The Season - Lack of Connacht lads in Irish jerseys.
9. Signing Of The Season - Friend, I hope
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season - Back to back wins in SA.

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2 years 6 months ago #62398

1. Pro 14 Final Position 4th in our group.
2. Challenge Cup resultFinalist
3. Player Of The Season Robin Copeland.... big boots to fill but has a chance to prove himself week in week out and with it being a world cup year may have something to prove to Joe
4. Young Player Of The Season Conan O'Donnell
5. Moment Of The Season Winning a home Semi final by a point to get to CC final.
6. Shock Of The SeasonGoing unbeaten at home
7. Crowd Of The Season Leinster home / Semifinal
8. Disappointment Of The Season Our injury profile being worse than last years which was excellent and credit has to go to the S&C team
9. Signing Of The Season Copeland Fa ainga and Friend
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season An extra couple of call ups to the Irish squad

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2 years 5 months ago #62587

Just going to bump this as the season starts this week, and I'm bloody excited


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2 years 5 months ago #62588

1. Pro 14 Final Position -- Finalist, win or lose, to early to call
2. Challenge Cup result -- Group stages
3. Player Of The Season -- Jack!
4. Young Player Of The Season -- He'll be 25, I think that counts as young player, if not COD
5. Moment Of The Season -- Singing 'we are top of the league' the last few weeks of the season.
6. Shock Of The Season -- Falling out of the challenge cup to aim for league
7. Crowd Of The Season -- Vs Leinster
8. Disappointment Of The Season -- NONE
9. Signing Of The Season -- Andy and Copeland
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season -- Winning the league. Henshaw to return

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2 years 5 months ago #62592

swift4prez wrote: 10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season --Henshaw to return


HAHAHA what a good laugh. Could happen in his 30s, but not now...:blush: :lol:

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2 years 5 months ago #62595

connachta wrote:

swift4prez wrote: 10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season --Henshaw to return


HAHAHA what a good laugh. Could happen in his 30s, but not now...:blush: :lol:


I wouldn't be overly surprised to see it happen to be honest.


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2 years 5 months ago #62597

1. Pro 14 Final Position -- 3rd in Conference (Pushing for 2nd)
2. Challenge Cup result -- Away Semi-Final
3. Player Of The Season -- Tom Farrell
4. Young Player Of The Season -- If Gavin Thornbury is too old (Currently 24) then SOB 2.0
6. Shock Of The Season -- Bundee playing more than 6 games (IRFU Player Welfare)
7. Crowd Of The Season -- Leinster
8. Disappointment Of The Season -- ************ (TBC)
9. Signing Of The Season -- Robin Copeland
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season -- The Posts are painted :)

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2 years 5 months ago #62598

ConnachtCows wrote:

connachta wrote:

swift4prez wrote: 10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season --Henshaw to return


HAHAHA what a good laugh. Could happen in his 30s, but not now...:blush: :lol:


I wouldn't be overly surprised to see it happen to be honest.


TBH too I'm not unhappy at all with Aki/Farrell/Godwin and I'm sure one of Robb/Joyce is talented enough to help out.
I think our only area of little weakness is prop, I'd take Dooley over Henshaw for the next 2 or 3 seasons at least

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2 years 5 months ago #62599

1. Pro 14 Final Position 3rd in Conference A (Behind Munster and Glasgow), maybe 4th but with a home European play-off
2. Challenge Cup result As usual, losing QF
3. Player Of The Season Tom Farrell, by a landslide
4. Young Player Of The Season Kieran Joyce
5. Moment Of The Season Winning the Euro-Cup play-off
6. Shock Of The Season Buckley being capped with Ireland!
7. Crowd Of The Season the Euro-Cup play-off early may in a sunny Sportsground
8. Disappointment Of The Season Losing Vs Ulster at home
9. Signing Of The Season Fainga'a
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season Fixing most of our lineout issues, Dillane taking his good share in it

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2 years 5 months ago #62601

1. Pro 14 Final Position - 4th in conference
2. Challenge Cup result - QF
3. Player Of The Season - Delahunt
4. Young Player Of The Season - Paul Boyle
5. Moment Of The Season - Delahunt with a no look pass for the winning try v leinster
6. Shock Of The Season - John Muldoon comes out of retirement to play 1 more game at home
7. Crowd Of The Season - Leinster at home
8. Disappointment Of The Season - losing at QF stage of Challenge cup again
9. Signing Of The Season - Godwin
10. Pleasant Surprise Of The Season - beating ulster away

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2 years 5 months ago #62603

clanman wrote: John Muldoon comes out of retirement to play 1 more game at home


Just to kick conversions, you know :P

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