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Pat Lam On How His Connacht Side Make The Most Of Data Analytics

The assessment of data analytics has been bleak in recent weeks. Brendan Rodgers’ failings gave the British press a much-craved opportunity to have a go at those dangerous numbers and algorithms. ‘Football is no place for iPads and mathematics’ they cried, it’s about emotion and spirit and much-hyped but ultimately disappointing major international championships. In the GAA, analytics has been …

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USA Eagles Star AJ MacGinty Signs For Connacht

Dubliner AJ MacGinty, who played for the USA during the Rugby World Cup, has signed for Connacht for 2015/2016 the province have announced. The Dublin-born fly-half moved across the Atlantic in 2012, and has since worked his way onto the national squad, gaining eligibility last year. MacGinty scored 25 points in a winless four games for the American side as …

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Pro 12 Season Preview

Connacht will kick off the new Pro 12 season with a home clash against the Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday night. After the most competitive Pro 12 season to date, this campaign has much to live up to. Last season the race for the top four positions was intriguing contest, with only one point separating Glasgow, Munster and the Ospreys. Indeed the play-offs …

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Three Trades We’d Like To See If There Was A Draft In Irish Rugby

Bill Byrne discusses three hypothetical trades that could occur if the IRFU were to implement a draft system in Irish rugby. With news swirling around that BJ Botha is looking to hang up his boots, Munster are on the lookout for a replacement. One theory being floated is that the IRFU will keep this process ‘in-house’ and look to Leinster, where …

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Ireland’s World Cup Possibles: The Backline Conundrum

With Ireland kicking off their World Cup warm ups this afternoon with a full dress rehearsal in the Millennium Stadium, there will be mixed feelings within the extended 45 man panel. While the first choice players will be looking to gain some game minutes in order to hit their stride at the right time, the threat of being cut from …

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Seamus Coleman & Robbie Henshaw Sit Down For A Superb Chat

Two great rising stars in Irish sports, Seamus Coleman of Everton and Republic of Ireland national team and Robbie Henshaw of Connacht and Ireland explain why GAA is so bloody great.  Sure of course GAA helped them, it’s great! We’d highly recommend watching the whole video but  for those interested just in some GAA skipped to 3:04 in to the video. …

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What Would An All-Irish Provinces Pro12 Team Of The Year look Like?

The Pro12 team of the year was announced earlier this month and with that in mind, Jonathan Fitzpatrick imagines just what an all Irish Provinces Pro12 team of the year would look like. Denis Buckley (Connacht) The loosehead’s crucial last minute try against Ospreys last weekend outlines his importance to Connacht’s cause. Excellent all season, Buckley is developing into a …

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The Pro12 Has Improved Under Its New Format

At the start of the season there was outrage, worry, debate and anger from all sides as a result of the new format for the Pro12. As we approach the end of the season, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth as we have seen a revitalised league that has grown in stature over the last year and it’s all thanks …

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VIDEO: Guinness Pro 12 Try Of The Season Nominations Announced

An Official GUINNESS PRO12 panel of experts have selected their eight favourite tries from the first 20 rounds of this season’s Guinness PRO12 but it’s the fans who will decide which one is the Sky Sports Guinness PRO12 Try of the Season. Featuring eight outstanding candidates from Munster, Connacht, Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh and Ulster, the try of the season decision now …

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