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7 years 2 days ago #10883

Letting Jimmy Downey go was the biggest single mistake of Bradley's tenure imho. Slightly ahead of letting Peter Bracken go.

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7 years 2 days ago #10885

Bradley's mistakes could fill a whole other thread...


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7 years 2 days ago #10886

In fairness James Downey was here 2 seasons and injured for most of it .Bradley could just have easily been critisced for keeping what could be considered an injury prone player .Hindsight is great for answering past questions.I see what you mean though .I'm a big fan of his direct style and think it helps to put the opposition on the backfoot no end.It tis a shame though ,you would often need to be established first, before receiving any forgiveness for injuries.


As for Peter Bracken .Was a big fan of his .Not sure how he left but i didn't think Connacht had much say in it .

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7 years 16 hours ago #10967

Brett Sturgess (prop who was with us for just one season 05/06/07 kind of time) at lh for Exeter against Leinster.

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6 years 11 months ago #11729

Brian Tuohy the new Shannon U21 Coach. Delighted for him.

www.limerickleader.ie/sport/rugby/limeri...boss-keogh-1-4447957

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6 years 10 months ago #12745

Andrew Farley scored a try for Grenoble in the Amlin Cup at the weekend. What a player!

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6 years 10 months ago #12756

I'd have him back in a heartbeat. Always amazed me that Leinster haven't snapped him up. He's IQ, a second row and could fill in for Leo on the captaincy side when they need him to.


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6 years 10 months ago #12822

From the Irish Times:

Back in the cage

Former Ireland underage international and A prop Peter Bracken is to take part in a Mixed Martial Art (MMA) cage fighting event in Galway under the banner Celtic Gladiator Amateur night in the Radisson Blu hotel in Galway on December 22nd.

According to the poster, he is fighting someone called Cameroon Dempsey (he might be called Cameron) and looking forward to a challenge for which he has been training hard by his own admission.

The 35-year-old Tullamore native played for Munster, Connacht, Wasps, Bristol, Harlequins, Newport Gwent Dragons and also spent some time in France. He twice toured with Ireland but was never capped. He has also worked as a scrum coach.


So he's a cage fighter! My condolence's to Mr. Dempsey's family.


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6 years 10 months ago #12824

Barry Fa'amausuli came on for Montpellier in the heineken cup over the weekend. he was a disaster of a signing for us.
came off the bench twice in the league, and he was part of the squad who lost to Cavalieri Estra in italy

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6 years 9 months ago #13108

4 tries for Shane Monahan in Gloucesters hammering of London Irish (really have gone seriously backwards) today. They will be in the quarter finals now.

Fair play to him he's really established himself there.

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6 years 9 months ago #13621

My girlfriend's sister used to go out with one of the connacht lads. When she heard of matthews going into business with loughlin she said it won't last. the business or the friendship. It's a running joke that if you want matthews opinion, you ask the wife. but i suppose loughlin will find that out he hard way.

Sea_point says: No go my friend. Cannot have unsubstantiated accusations like that on here. Fine in a conversation down't pub but not on here. Anyway the same could be said for most married men's opinions too in fairness (and errrr those not married too... ;) )...

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6 years 9 months ago #13622

you sign up to the forum to write that shit. we from time to time slag of players on the pitch but no need to get personal.
i guess it shows were getting popular if trolls like you are signing up.

if i was a mod he'd be banned.

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6 years 9 months ago #13623

i agree swifty.

im not even sure where this comes from in terms of context lol.

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6 years 9 months ago #13624

rossie wrote: im not even sure where this comes from in terms of context lol.


i think mike91 just got himself his first girlfriend and wanted to tell everyone.

advice mike, set up a twitter page for yourself and bore anyone who follows you.

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6 years 9 months ago #13627

mike91 wrote: My girlfriend's sister used to go out with one of the connacht lads. When she heard of matthews going into business with loughlin she said it won't last. the business or the friendship. It's a running joke that if you want matthews opinion, you ask the wife. but i suppose loughlin will find that out he hard way.


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6 years 9 months ago #13762

swift4prez wrote: you sign up to the forum to write that shit. we from time to time slag of players on the pitch but no need to get personal.
i guess it shows were getting popular if trolls like you are signing up.

if i was a mod he'd be banned.

Everyone deserves a chance eh? :blink:

Mike91 - Welcome to the board buddy. Glad to have a new face about. As Sea_Point said though you cannot post that kind of thing here, legally and also because it's just not nice.


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