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5 years 9 months ago #26720

Hey Guys,
I can setup a travel@connachtclan.com email address no problem at all. Just let me know where to point it. Regarding the payment yeah there was some reason why we couldn't get a paypal setup on the official connacht clan account. I think it may have been related to Connacht Rugby being a co-authorizer on it. Will have to talk to Treasurer Shane to find out what that problem was again.


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5 years 9 months ago #26722

It was something to do with the authorization with the bank and us not having a debit or laser card (for obvious reasons!).

That said, I do know that for the sponsorship, most people were able to do a straightforward EFT. PayPal would be easier for all involved (except, of course, for the cut they take).


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5 years 9 months ago #26836

First off its great that the clan is looking for new ideas and ways to improve.

We need to take baby steps to get where we are going and to use the resources that we have to the best of our ability.

I like the name Connacht clan but agree that on its own it doesn't stand out, id suggest that on the logo we lose the est 2011 and replace it with supporters club.

We need to get more people visiting the site, a simple email from the branch every so often with a link to the site would be great. getting a mention at half time from james heaslip would also point them in the right direction. it would help if we had giveaway or promo to shout about at these times.

hand out some flyers at games extolling the virtues of becoming more involved in the clan. again if we could have a raffle (simple quiz on the forum) to entice people to come on here all the better.

we sponsored Matt Healy this year, I felt that our "return" from him was poor, as SFP said maybe we should have got some match gear from him that we could have sponsored or a few more after match interviews etc from him. Im not having a go at him and realise that us sponsoring him was designed to show our support for him and Connacht.

a few mentions on the official twitter and facebook pages wouldn't go a miss.

Im sure that the branch and blk would organise some gear to raffle off so that a few euros could be raised to run a bus to each interpro away match.

its good to hear that the lines of communication are open between the branch and the clan, I appreciate that its a bit mad there at the moment but as soon as it settles down we should be in there like a shot, we are after all singing from the one hymn sheet and maybe we can help them with stuff as well.

The away trips have been great, well done to all involved esp 4dogs and pinky, a lot of spade work makes the road simpler for everyone else. we need to keep this up and I would suggest that we keep it simple. Id forget about charters and concentrate on trying to keep everyone together and if we can get a few deals thrown in from pubs restaurants and hotels we will be on a winner.

what the claddagh ring did for the Saracens games is something to aspire to for all away games.

Im also will to help out committee wise in any way you want, only caveat is im over an hours drive away but am willing to help out if you want.


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5 years 9 months ago #26944

Just noticed that someone has set up a Connacht rugby fans facebook page less than 24 hours ago (they posted on the mils news). Its only small now but perhaps it would be a good idea to get in contact if it grows, see what their plans are? I don't think it would be good to have two competing fan groups, unless they intend to be a facebook presence only.

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5 years 9 months ago #26948

Not technically to do with the clan, but they need to stop blaring the music over the speakers during the game. It was ridiculous on Saturday


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5 years 9 months ago #26952

phatguerilla wrote: Just noticed that someone has set up a Connacht rugby fans facebook page less than 24 hours ago (they posted on the mils news). Its only small now but perhaps it would be a good idea to get in contact if it grows, see what their plans are? I don't think it would be good to have two competing fan groups, unless they intend to be a facebook presence only.


Anyone knows who is behind this new FB page. Connacht Rugby have a FB page, the Clan has a FB page, there is this Forum. Can't see the point.

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5 years 9 months ago #26953

Sent a message to the gent/lady running it. Agree with above, can't see how splitting the fan base is a positive, but the Clan doesn't hold a monopoly on supporters clubs.


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5 years 9 months ago #27043

Would any of our blogger's or creative writers on here be interested in submitting something to the local papers like Galway/Mayo Advertiser/ Sligo Weekender about the year the Clan had - away trips, quiz's, Dail etc. ? Could be decent enough way get bit more exposure?

I'd attempt it myself but my writing is fairly diabolical

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5 years 9 months ago #27058

Hey all, will attempt to summarise the newer ideas in an email to the branch.

I agree about the music... it got really loud there from a few games ago. Makes talking difficult at half time.


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5 years 9 months ago #27073

Diom wrote: Hey all, will attempt to summarise the newer ideas in an email to the branch.

I agree about the music... it got really loud there from a few games ago. Makes talking difficult at half time.


More seriously the music stops the build up of atmosphere.. no pre-match chat, no banter= a lot longer to get involved..


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5 years 9 months ago #27103

Pros and cons

1. Only pros.

2. Cost of pins and getting vols to sell them but even existing members and visiting supporters may buy them.

3. Increased profile but possible cost.

4. No cost to the branch and extra people through the gate.

Any thoughts?


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5 years 9 months ago #27104

Just on the pins I'm waiting on a quote back from a few places. Decent looking things if one can be believed? Much like the fleeces, prob sold for cost or close to.


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5 years 9 months ago #27106

I know I've been harpin' on about this before but any chance of some car stickers?

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5 years 9 months ago #27111

Ok second time

1. Appoint a poc with the branch iot build up a working relationship.

2. Sell pins at some games with the programmes, buying a pin makes you a member of the clan and are invited to give an email address and receive benefits. If a programme costs say 5 its easy to persuade someone to part with another 5 if they see a benefit.

3. Take out advertising space in the programme, im sure that there's space unsold for many games, branch may give it for free if there is a good relationship.

4. Package may be min cost bus to limerick, non st present 5 tickets to branch and claim a free ticket to a non interpro, cost the branch nothing and lets be honest even those who get a free ticket will spend something inside the ground.

Original post was longer but working from a phone now so sorry if it is too brief


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5 years 9 months ago #27119

Agree that something in the match programme would help. the first year we were in the heineken cup they put pictures of the clan meet-ups in there. Surely it wouldn't kill them to give us some space and exposure?


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5 years 9 months ago #27120

Sorry but an idea I had (on my first attempt) was that we should have a newsletter.

Not too hard to do, there are a number of people who submit reports and opinions eg rob,4d etc, I'm sure that they would have no problems with sending their work as an email


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