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Connacht Team Talk Thread VI - Some like it TOH

  • 02-01-2021 12:58am
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    Hit 10,000 oostsy again so here's a New thread

    Other tagline suggestions welcome


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭ realhorrorshow


    Loosehead

    Denis Buckley (30) - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
    Matthew Burke (23) - Signed contract in 2019
    Jordan Duggan (22) - Signed contract in 2020
    Paddy McAllister (31) - Signed contract in 2019

    Charlie Ward (20) - Academy year 1

    Tighthead

    Jack Aungier (21) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Finlay Bealham (29) - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
    Conor Kenny (24) - Signed 1 year contract in 2020
    Dominic Robertson-McCoy (26) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020

    Hooker

    Shane Delahunt (26) - Signed 1 year contract in 2020
    Dave Heffernan (29) - Signed contract in 2019
    Jonny Murphy (28) - Signed contract in 2018

    Declan Adamson (21) - Academy year 2
    Eoin De Buitléar (u20) - Academy year 1
    Dylan Tierney-Martin (21) - Academy year 3

    Lock

    Ultan Dillane (26) - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
    Oisin Dowling (23) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Cillian Gallagher (23) - Signed contract in 2018
    Niall Murray (20) - Signed contract in 2020
    Quinn Roux (29) - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
    Gavin Thornbury (26) - Signed 2 year contract in 2019

    Darragh Murray (u20) - Academy year 1
    Cian Prendergast (20) - Academy year 1

    Back row

    Paul Boyle (23) - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
    Jarrad Butler (29) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Eoghan Masterson (27) - Signed 2 year contract in 2018
    Sean Masterson (22) - Signed contract in 2020
    Sean O'Brien (25) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Conor Oliver (24) - Signed 1 year contract in 2020
    Abraham Papali’i (27) - Signed contract in 2020

    Ciaran Booth (20) - Academy year 1
    Donnacha Byrne (u20) - Academy year 1
    Hubert Costello (u20) - Academy year 1
    Joshua Dunne (20) - Academy year 3
    Oisin McCormack (19) - Academy year 2

    Scrumhalf

    Caolin Blade (26) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Stephen Kerins (24) - Signed contract in 2019
    Kieran Marmion (28) - Signed 3 year contract in 2020
    Colm Reilly (21) - Signed contract in 2020

    Outhalf

    Jack Carty (28) - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
    Conor Dean (22) - Signed contract in 2020
    Conor Fitzgerald (22) - Signed contract in 2019

    Cathal Forde (19) - Academy year 1

    Centre

    Bundee Aki (28) - Signed 3 year central contract in 2020
    Sammy Arnold (24) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Tom Daly (27) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Tom Farrell (26) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Peter Robb (26) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020

    Shane Jennings (19) - Academy year 2
    Sean O'Brien (22) - Academy year 3

    Back 3

    Stephen Fitzgerald (24) - Signed contract in 2019
    Matt Healy (31) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    Ben O'Donnell (25) - Signed contract in 2020
    Tiernan O'Halloran (29) - Signed 2 year contract in 2020
    John Porch (26) - Signed contract in 2019
    Peter Sullivan (22) - Signed contract in 2020
    Alex Wootton (26) - Signed 1 year loan contract in 2020

    Colm de Buitléar (22) - Academy year 3
    Diarmuid Kilgallen (20) - Academy year 1
    Oran McNulty (20) - Academy year 3

    *Ages as at 01/09/2020


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,613 ✭✭✭ connachta


    Title proposition Connacht Team Talk Thread VI -Keep the pot Boyling


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I'm quietly confident today, maybe it's the 2021 optimism, but Connacht know they need to put in a big performance and I'm hoping it clicks today. We're a match for them everywhere on the pitch bar back-row and maybe RMC in the scrum. On paper it's a closer contest that the Racing game and we know how close we came there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭ FACECUTTR


    New title: Hard Boyled Egg Chasers.
    Would love a win today. If the attitude is correct I think we could end the RDS drought.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    Connacht Team Talk Thread VI - Heads like Boyle'd Abra-Hams ? Best I can do I'm afraid

    I'll approach the RDS match with the usual bitter cynicism but I always have enough optimism in me to have my heart broken.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭ realhorrorshow


    Connacht Team Talk Thread VI - Aungier Danger.

    I'm sorry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭ Jump_In_Jack


    Connacht Team Talk Thread VI - Hungrier, Angrier, and Aungier


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Can previously rejected thread titles be recycled? :D


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Consistency's Aki ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,613 ✭✭✭ connachta


    We are doing this lads...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Huge performance. Forwards excellent, Blade and Carty superb, delighted it was Tom Daly who got the fourth try, he has improved a lot with first team rugby. John Porch is a seriously classy 15, for a guy from sevens he seems rock solid under high ball.


    Huge five points too considering table.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭ MarinersBlues


    D'Arcy is a pain in the hole


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭ MayoForSam


    Quinn with the F-bomb on Eir Sport, nice lip on him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,613 ✭✭✭ connachta


    That's a ****ing perfect way to start a new 1st page/Thread :D

    TBP in Dublin, after 19 years


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,541 ✭✭✭ Borders no.2


    What a start to 2021. :) Huge win for the season and for our mentality for future away trips. After the last couple of weeks I honestly had no hope for this game even with Leinster down a number of players.

    There have been far too many frustrating narrow defeats over the years in the RDS. Most of the narrow defeats started with the pattern of Connacht building a lead before Leinster finished strongly. There were stages during the 2nd half where I was getting flashbacks from the 2018 defeat but to be fair to the players they regathered themselves and that win should give us a springboard to push on.

    Consistency is the main thing we need now. We're not going to be perfect every week but we need to being a certain base level to each game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭ Former Coach


    What a start to 2021. :) Huge win for the season and for our mentality for future away trips. After the last couple of weeks I honestly had no hope for this game even with Leinster down a number of players.

    There have been far too many frustrating narrow defeats over the years in the RDS. Most of the narrow defeats started with the pattern of Connacht building a lead before Leinster finished strongly. There were stages during the 2nd half where I was getting flashbacks from the 2018 defeat but to be fair to the players they regathered themselves and that win should give us a springboard to push on.

    Consistency is the main thing we need now. We're not going to be perfect every week but we need to being a certain base level to each game.
    My sentiments entirely Borders.
    That was a performance full of intensity from minute one to eighty- just what you expect to get from Leinster, particularly in the RDS. So it was hugely pleasing to see it coming from the boys in green tonight. Every player can be proud of their performance but Jack, Tom and Conor were particularly outstanding.
    Take a bow lads and congrats also to the backroom team- a great night for all.
    Table looking quite healthy tonight. Bring on Munster!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭ MarinersBlues


    What way were the back three set up when O'Donnell came on?

    It looked like he might have gone in at full back - I would be surprised if they plan on moving Porch from there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,850 ✭✭✭ Wegians89


    What way were the back three set up when O'Donnell came on?

    It looked like he might have gone in at full back - I would be surprised if they plan on moving Porch from there.

    Think he slotted in on the right wing for Sullivan but then moved over to the left when wootton came off


  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭ Former Coach


    What way were the back three set up when O'Donnell came on?

    It looked like he might have gone in at full back - I would be surprised if they plan on moving Porch from there.

    Looked like he slotted in on the right wing. Did very well too!


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Bookies are open for a reason. Theres often just results that don't make sense.

    Coming off last week to finally win up there is a head scratcher.

    Being honest though losing Sexton was massive and they missed a simple conversion and some other kicks that might have went over had he been on.

    The big turning point was the try being overturned. If they got it back to a score we were in bother, they had all the possession and territory for the 18mins of the half to that point.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    It will be a huge ask as Connacht probably won’t be able to make many changes against a likely very fresh Munster team but a win next week could at least make Munster sweat for top of table and final place.

    Would narrow the gap to 4/5 points (depending on bonus points) with same games played and seven games left.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    It will be a huge ask as Connacht probably won’t be able to make many changes against a likely very fresh Munster team but a win next week could at least make Munster sweat for top of table and final place.

    That's the season on the line basically. If Munster open up an 11/12 point lead I think the conference is done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    That's the season on the line basically. If Munster open up an 11/12 point lead I think the conference is done.

    Yeah Munster win and it’s over.

    Think it might be a reach unless Connacht get a few players back, lucky enough tonight really to avoid backline injuries and need to introduce Kilgallen, meant to be talented but big ask at his age to play interpros.

    Has Papailli served three game ban I wonder?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,047 ✭✭✭ Bazzo


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    Yeah Munster win and it’s over.

    Think it might be a reach unless Connacht get a few players back, lucky enough tonight really to avoid backline injuries and need to introduce Kilgallen, meant to be talented but big ask at his age to play interpros.

    Has Papailli served three game ban I wonder?

    He has. Think a lot of back rows were/are unavailable as close contacts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Bazzo wrote: »
    He has. Think a lot of back rows were/are unavailable as close contacts.

    Oh right, that probably leaves them out for next week so even if they are negative.


  • Registered Users Posts: 623 ✭✭✭ SqueakyKneecap


    We'll likely be without the same players next week that were missing tonight, bar maybe Marmion depending on how bad his injury was pre-match.

    A full strength (and in fairness to them a reignited looking) Munster side will be a very tough ask but a night like tonight is what sport is all about: hope.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    We'll likely be without the same players next week that were missing tonight, bar maybe Marmion depending on how bad his injury was pre-match.

    A full strength (and in fairness to them a reignited looking) Munster side will be a very tough ask but a night like tonight is what sport is all about: hope.

    Guess Aki might be back too, could badly do with one or two more, hopefully Papailli was in a different pod or whatever to those affected.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,779 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    Brilliant, dogged performance, Connacht folk.

    So well done.

    I suspect we'll get nowhere near your level of performance next week - youse played with passion and - crucially - resilience, and deserve all credit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,613 ✭✭✭ connachta


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    Oh right, that probably leaves them out for next week so even if they are negative.




    Why? 7-days after being contact case then tested negative is ok, doesn't it?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,997 gally74


    ClanofLams wrote: »
    Guess Aki might be back too, could badly do with one or two more, hopefully Papailli was in a different pod or whatever to those affected.

    Aki would do well to mkae that mid field now!!!!!! Daly cant be dropped,


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