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ICRSC MAKE O'CONNELLS HOME FOR 2007-08


By LGWT@CASTLEBAR
September 5 2007

Connacht Supporters have a new pre and post match host venue, O'Connell's Bar in Eyre Square has stepped forward in season 2007-08 to offer a friendly refuge for the much maligned supporter. After a disappointing season all around last year both on and off the field for Connacht Supporters the new season has meant many changes on the Connacht Rugby front,

Not least identified was the need for a new rugby friendly public house for Connacht Supporters to gather pre and post game and discuss the game ahead (or just finished).  With the number of pubs catering to the large number of English Premiership soccer supporters in Galway the challenge was set to locate a Pub that will be a fit for dedicated rugby support pre & post game at the Sportsground. We would ask you to support O'Connell's as a home for Connacht Supporters, spread the word and ecnourage your friends and fellow supporters whether Connacht or Visiting to utilise this excellent pub in the coming season.
 
 
O'Connell's Bar is located in the heart of Galway City on the refurbished, no expense spared, Eyre Square. This is a genuine old style local pub with a relaxed atmosphere and an excellent pint with efficient and friendly service. In existence since 1862'ish (with some of the original customers occasionally calling in a for a half one) the building has seen refurbishment but it comes as no surprise to learn that up until 1970 it also operated as a grocery as well as a pub. The pressed tin ceiling is a unique feature and the back room is dominated by an enormous old-style range. Interestingly this building was bequeathed to a charity, St. Vincent de Paul, in recent years before passing into new ownership.
 
This bar boasts two beer gardens (semi covered and heated for the Galway weather) and two back rooms, one of which has a cosy snug for those who want/need to get away from it all. These areas have been recently added as the new owner has made changes but still kept the essential character which makes this establishment popular to a broad range of customer. On busier evenings keep an eye out for the barbecues which are held out in the rear beer garden. Just the treat after a cold night at the Sportsground. Live music is also sometimes provided.
 
Rugby is the dominant sport in O'Connell's with the oval ball always having precedence over soccer on the big screen. Home and away fans will be assured a warm welcome from the resident "experts" of the game. Situated a stone's throw from the Train/Bus Station and approx 10 minutes walk from Sportsground, home of Connacht Rugby, O'Connell's is the ideal spot for the pre and post match refreshment.







 Enjoy O'Connell's sensibly.

O'Connells Bar, 8 Eyre Square, Tel: (+353) 091-563634.

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ICRSC MAKE O'CONNELLS HOME FOR 2007-08
Discussion started by Connacht Rugby Supporters (IP Logged), 05/09/2007 18:07
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ICRSC MAKE O'CONNELLS HOME FOR 2007-08

lgwt@castlebar
lgwt@castlebar
17/08/2007 13:30
Fellow Connacht fans and "friendly" visitors

It is with pleasure that I can now formally (and finally!) announce O'Connell's on Eyre Square is the recommended spot for pre and post match meeting. I will have more details and pictures later on (S_P these are coming your way for manipulation if that's okay...I wouldn't know where to start)

The main man there has told me that he will lay on finger food free of charge for rugby fans.
drinking smiley(Sm128)(Sm63)(Sm152)



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Bull Thick With Drink
17/08/2007 14:57
Well done lgwt good choice
(Sm53)

May all their pints be like necture

& as for the finger foods well as long as they are free & not mine I dont mind digging in.

Have a good weekend lads.

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packie
packie
20/08/2007 12:26
great stuff well done lgwt

connacht abú
connacht abú
20/08/2007 12:48
Could murder a pint now! Roll on tomorrow evening, nice one castlebar!

LDTT
LDTT
20/08/2007 21:15
See you all in there tomorrow

lgwt@castlebar
lgwt@castlebar
28/08/2007 10:23
O'Connell's putting on the grub tonight for those fans who had to skip dinner. See ye all there. Any Castres fans over for a LONG weekend in Galway?(Sm128)

lgwt@castlebar
lgwt@castlebar
07/09/2007 02:58
LGWT,

As much appreciated as the fan will find O'Connells, may they, of this pub, also come to love the Connaught fan. Although I may not be a rugby man (through (and true?)), the birthright of my son and your god-son is sportingly defended each and every week by you and your mates up at the sportsgrounds.

The province seems in good hands, and you've chosen well in your pre- and post- match venue.

Take care, folks!

Declan in Sligo



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mulledwinemarie
mulledwinemarie
30/07/2008 15:39
Will all the LONDON IRISH SUPPORTERS coming over in Ocotber be welcome too?? better get the stew pot filled - we eat a lot................
all booked and looking forward to the visit........

and don't be fooled by the accents - there are a lot of LONDON IRISH coming..............

MWM

GLORY GLORY LONDON IRISH - and loving it......


well I used to ...............

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Sea_point
31/07/2008 10:26
Quote:
mulledwinemarie
Will all the LONDON IRISH SUPPORTERS coming over in Ocotber be welcome too?? better get the stew pot filled - we eat a lot................
all booked and looking forward to the visit........

and don't be fooled by the accents - there are a lot of LONDON IRISH coming..............

Looks like it'll be a seriously heavy duty weekend Marie, I'm sure you'll have a great time...

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Bull Thick With Drink
31/07/2008 10:33
Plenty of room for everyone MWM

Hope to see ye there(Sm128)

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mulledwinemarie
mulledwinemarie
31/07/2008 11:29
thank you - any hints of where to go and things to do welcome - it has been a long time since I was in Galway - last time I hitch-hiked from Dublin and ended up baking bread in Ballinasloe..............!!!

ah those were the days.

MWM

GLORY GLORY LONDON IRISH - and loving it......


well I used to ...............

lgwt@castlebar
lgwt@castlebar
05/08/2008 12:38
We look forward to entertaining all our visitors over for the London Irish match MWM. On the weekend of our fixture against Newcastle last it was like walking into a bar in Gateshead with all the Geordie accents. Hope there's a good crew coming over.

galvian
galvian
03/10/2008 10:37
great pub, great beer....here's to many the victory sup!

LDTT
LDTT
03/10/2008 12:20
Here, how come this article makes no mention of the fact that O'Connell's sponsors Eddie the Eagle?
On the wall in the pub there is a photo of him with a couple of fans standing outside the pub. Think it was in the paper as I recall.

lgwt@castlebar
lgwt@castlebar
03/10/2008 12:37
There was a thread titled the Eagle lands in O'Connell's some time back. The photo still hangs with Eddie, Johnny, meself and two lovely ladies. If you search for the thread you should find it.

kenF
GubRugby
03/10/2008 15:24
Oh, to be standing in O'Connells with a pint in one hand and a bint in the other feeling the afterglow of a win in the sg!!! As opposed to languishing in mid leinster watching us get hockied by welsh brethern on setanta!!! I'll just have to make up for it from Thursday on!! roll on dax!!!

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