SM East’s Josie Clough is fouled by SM West’s Jheda Kennedy late in the game. Clough helped spur a 17-1 run in the third quarter.One word to describe Shawnee Mission East’s girls win against Shawnee Mission West: gritty.It started with Josie Clough knocking down a three to open the second half and SM East turning SM West over on four of the first five possessions to open the third quarter, including a charge taken by Clough before she knocked down a two on the other end.[pullquote]SM East 53, SM East 39Leading ScorersSM WestBeason- 12Kennedy- 11Hines- 6SM EastHaverty- 23Clough- 7Yowell- 7Stechschulte- 7[/pullquote]Before you know it, the nine-point SM West halftime lead was down to two. SM East didn’t let up. The Lancers outscored the Vikings 17-1 in the third quarter as they topped SM West 53-39. It was the first varsity win for SM East against SM West in more than four years.“(Coach Lauren Lawrence) got in our faces and was saying we were playing soft,” Clough said, who scored seven points. “We have a big rivalry with West and so it really hurt not just losing at halftime, but against them, too. We all, mainly the seniors, picked each other up and said, ‘We’re not going to lose. We haven’t beat West in our four years here.’ This was a big win for us.”The goal for SM East coming out of the locker room at halftime was to win each four-minute interval. I didn’t matter if it was by nine points or one point that was how SM East planned on getting back into the game.The Lancers also received a boost off the bench from Sofia Stechschulte and Emma Eberhart, who added some physicality. The two grabbed six offensive rebounds, each, as Eberhart totaled 15 boards. SM East outrebounded SM West 44-19, and grabbed 21 offensive rebounds.“We’ve always played as a guard-oriented team,” Lawrence said. “It’s been nice having Sofia Stechschulte back and Emma Eberhart step up in the post because now we have an inside presence. It allows us to play inside-out and really opens up our guards.“Emma is more of a take-down your throat type of player. She’s going to go-go-go, and Sofia is more of a European-style player. She’s very finesse; she really could play the guard spot, but with her length we like her down low. It’s really changed the dynamics of how we’ve been playing.”SM West coach Ryan Foster said the game was a little chippy, but it was never angry chippy. He said it was intense energy and Khaliah Hines and Ashlyn Henrie didn’t back down from the challenge. Foster said they needed to take the energy and spin it into a positive like frazzling their opponent. It was SM East who was able to take advantage of that energy. Foster knew the Lancers would make a run to begin the second half. He was “cautiously optimistic” coming out of the locker room at halftime.“We didn’t come out of it. That surge was really our fault and not theirs with our turnovers, our missed shots,” Foster said. “(Turnovers) have been one of our Achilles heels all year since we throw the ball away.”SM West jumped out to a lead as big as 11 thanks to 10 points by Emma Beason in the first quarter.Foster said she was fatigued in the second half as she guarded Haverty, who led all scorers with 23 points.The good news for the Vikings is the return of 6-foot-2 senior Kenzie Loe, who will make her season debut on Friday after sitting with an ACL injury
By Fr. Glenn JonesAhhh … a belated Valentine’s Day to you all. Flowers, chocolates, hearts, cards, muchas smooches. Luuuuvvv. Hopefully good romances and kindnesses renewed. And, for you husbands who forgot about it … I hope that couch is comfy. 😉One of the greatest joys of priests and ministers is the blessing of marriages … brides coming down the aisle embodying scripture, “She was radiant with perfect beauty…” (Esther 15:5), and the congregation musing approvingly of the insight of the groom: “Do not deprive yourself of a wise and good wife, for her charm is worth more than gold.” (Sirach 7:19)But marriage—like priesthood and ministry—is a vocation which must be unceasingly attended to, developed, and at times even fought for. To have and to hold, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health: not just an empty phrase, but a promise of inevitable joys and challenges ahead.God created mankind out of love, and so the fundamental vocation of every person IS to love … for Man is created in the image and likeness of God who is Himself love (1 John 4:16). Since God created them man and woman, their mutual love becomes a reflection of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves mankind.This love is good—very good—in the Creator’s eyes … and thus the vocation to marriage is written in the very heart of man and woman as they come from the Creator—a reflection of the love of the artist in those made in His image. So the Catholic Church teaches: “…marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman which establishes between them…life and love…ordered to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of children”… established by the Creator, the author of this marriage which is itself a reflection of the union between Christ and His Church—the Church the bride, Christ the bridegroom.In true marriage the grace of God descends upon those married in order to form a unity of body and soul—even physically in their children. True marriage is that natural channel where love flows—making it that exclusive and permanent commitment. As St. Robert Bellarmine: “The wife must love her husband as if there were no other man in the world, and in the same way the husband should love her as if no other woman existed.”Such exclusivity corresponds to the profound hope of all men and women both to love, and to be loved, in security and to the exclusion of all others…vowing to one another: “I would not wish any companion in the world but you.” (The Tempest, Act III, Scene 1)Thus, one of the first things addressed in the Bible is marriage. In the Creation story, God saw that the man He created needed a partner, so He makes woman from one of the man’s ribs. And in taking the rib—a part near his heart—woman is shown an equal with the man before God…to be loved and cherished as a true partner in life.The wise man recognizes this, saying with Adam in relief and joy: “This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” Finally! … here is one to share my life … to share my burdens … to be the object of my undying love. “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh”… and what God has joined, let no man break asunder. (Matthew 19:6)But, obviously … despite this, marriage is not always a bed of roses … as we witness daily. Even the Catholic Church recognizes that not every marriage is “made in Heaven” if there is some deficiency in its beginning: a lack of intent of commitment, coercion of some sort, deception, etc., on the part of one or both—sad realities which often end putatively permanent unions. And real and true marriage itself is not a storybook. There WILL be difficult times—times when they don’t understand each other, when feeling ignored or unappreciated, when tempted by other men and women.But the commitment made is a covenant between themselves, and yet also one with God. In their lives ahead He gives grace to be faithful, to be forgiving … to be loving … for as St. Paul tells us: “Love never fails.”So in years ahead, let those around you married say in all admiration, echoing St. Paul (1 Corinthians 13):Jack and Jill are patientJack and Jill are kind.They are not jealous, they are not pompousThey are not inflated, they are not rude.They do not seek their own interests, but the interests of each other.They are not quick-tempered, nor do they brood over injury,They do not rejoice over wrongdoing, but rejoice with the truth.Jack and Jill bear all things, believe all things, hope for all things, endure all things.Because the love of Jack and Jill never fails.So, husbands: “…rejoice in the wife of your youth…a lovely hind, a graceful doe. Let her affection fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love.” (Proverbs 5:18f) And you lovely brides, hear from your husband’s heart: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone…Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away…let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is beautiful…” (Song of Songs 2:10ff)And all remember St. Paul: “Put on then… holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and… forgiving each other… And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (Colossians 3:12ff)For, as St. Paul assures us: “There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.”And so … to end with a bit of Shakespeare:God, the best maker of all marriages,Combine your hearts in one, your realms in one!As man and wife, being two, are one in love,So be there ‘twixt your kingdoms such a spousal,That never may ill office, or fell jealousy,Which troubles oft the bed of blessed marriage,Thrust in between the [union] of these kingdoms…(Henry V, Act 5, Scene 2)May God bless you all, and make you to live together in happiness all the days of your lives.Rev. Glenn Jones is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and former pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.
NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty during her visit last week to NNSS. Courtesy/NNSANNSA News:WASHINGTON – Last week, Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, continued her tour of the Nuclear Security Enterprise, visiting the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS).Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of NNSA’s creation, the Administrator is visiting the agency’s eight laboratories, plants and sites. She began the tour in July and has visited locations in New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. She plans to complete the tour by year’s end.While at NNSS, Administrator Gordon-Hagerty recognized the security enhancements of the Argus Project, celebrated cost savings from a dedicated emergency communications network at a nearby commercial facility, and toured the archives of the National Atomic Testing Museum. She also visited with, in person and via livestream, the 2,500 employees at the Nevada site, who have persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic and made it possible for NNSA to fulfill its national security missions.“Your work keeps our Nation safe from nuclear threat and helps to maintain the nuclear deterrent, which is vital to protecting American interests,” Administrator Gordon-Hagerty said. “Visiting our Nevada site provided me with an opportunity to thank those who have continued to achieve our national security missions while ensuring as safe a working environment as possible under truly unique circumstances.”During her visit, the Administrator presided over a dedication for the completion of one phase of work at the Argus Project site. She then visited the underground U1a facility—the only site in the Nation where subcritical nuclear tests can take place. The Administrator also met with leadership from the Switch data center, which hosts the dedicated Emergency Communications Network, as well as the board of directors of the National Atomic Testing Museum.
With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. In 1967, Lyndon Baines Johnson was president of the United States and finishing out his term, declining to run again for the Oval Office. On Sept. 18 of that year, 18-year-old Sally “Monia” Edwards began her employment at the large automotive hose and belt plant, now owned and operated by Continental and organizationally assigned to its division ContiTech.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementEdwards celebrates a milestone 50th anniversary at the facility. Why does she continue to work there? “Why not?” she said. “All the people I have worked with are like family. All the good and the bad we share it together.”For the first 21 years, she worked in Hose Final, inspecting and packaging hoses, Lot Release and in Laminated Cut Edge. During that time she became a union steward, secretary and a policy committee member, and on May 1, 1988, she became the plant’s union pension and insurance representative and is still working in the same role. She helped negotiate contracts from 1993 to 2003.“Over the years, Sally has worked with and mentored many associates, not only in Lincoln, but in other Continental locations as well. We are very grateful for all the years of dedication Sally has given us,” said Travis McFarland, human relations manager at the plant.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
Share Tweet BusinessNewsRegional Digicel seeks $200m on NY Stock Exchange by: Jamaica Observer – June 27, 2015 Share 66 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share KINGSTON, Jamaica — Telecoms giant Digicel Group Limited today announced that it will be launching an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange from which it expects to raise $200 million.Digicel said in a release Friday that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common shares under the ticker symbol “DCEL.” The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not been determined. The offering will be made by means of a prospectus.Digicel said it intends to “use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures and acquisitions, and to repay existing indebtedness”. The company also added that it doesn’t expect that any proceeds will be used to fund dividends to common shareholders.JP Morgan Securities LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc will act as joint book-running managers of the offering. Barclays Capital Inc and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will act as book runners.Digicel Group Limited is a leading provider of communications services in 31 markets in the Caribbean and South Pacific regions, where the company provides a comprehensive range of mobile communications, business solutions, cable TV and broadband and other related products and services to retail, corporate (including small- and medium-sized enterprises) and government customers.
The City Women vice-captain is keen for the squad to use familiar surroundings and home support to their advantage this weekend.The Welsh international also reiterates the potential of the squad, insisting the style of play that the Vixens employ will cause teams problems this season.She said: “It always going to be a tough opener, playing the Spring Series champions at their new stadium in front of the BBC Sport cameras, they were coming into the game on a high after a strong pre-season.“Their resources are far superior to ours and it showed in parts.“On the flipside, I think there are definite positives to take from the game. We went to Kingsmeadow and we tried to play our brand of football, so I am proud of the team for that.“We have some great young players who have a lot of potential to do some damage this season and hopefully we can start this weekend and put in a strong performance.”Bristol City Women achieved one of the highest attendance averages during the Spring Series and the 29 year old hopes the fans can turn out in numbers once again.Dykes added: “We can’t wait to get out at the Stoke Gifford Stadium once again.“The fans give us such a boost on match day, I can’t wait to hear them cheering us on again on Saturday.”Yeovil tickets are on sale now, buy here
If the Leafs want any chance of catching the front-runners in the KIJHL’s Murdoch Division Nelson must beat the lesser teams in the league.And the last time anyone looked, the Spokane Braves is one of those lesser teams in the standings.The Leafs rode the three-goal performance of Nik Newman to a 4-2 doubling of the Braves Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win completed the weekend sweep of the home-and-home series and helped Nelson keep pace with the two Murdoch leaders, Beaver Valley and Castlegar.The Hawks hammered the Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere while Castlegar bounced Summerland Steam, both games ended in identical 9-3 scores.Saturday was a far cry from the offensive explosion Friday in Spokane that saw the teams combined for 14 goals.After a scoreless first period the teams exchanged goals with Newman opening the scoring and Uriah Machuga replying for Spokane.However, seconds into the third Newman scored his second of the game on the power play from defenceman J.J. Beitel.Defenceman Jonathan Petrash, with his second goal of the weekend on the power play gave Nelson a 3-1 advantage.Machuga cut the lead to a single goal scoring his second of the game on the power play.But Newman, named the game’s first star, combined with Brett Norman during the latter stages of the contest to seal the win for Nelson.The Leafs out shot the Braves 26-24 during the game making goalie Andrew Walton a winner for the second time in as many days.Nelson, improving to 17-9-0-2, remains two points behind Castlegar in Murdoch standings and six away from division leading Beaver Valley.Nelson, 4-1 in its last five games, travels to Grand Forks Thursday to meet the Bruins.The next home game is Friday, December 9 when Nelson hosts the Castlegar Rebels.Spear, Ninimiken, Martin lead Hawks past RockiesMason Spear scored twice and Justin Niminiken and rookie Craig Martin each added four points to lead the Hawks to the 9-3 rout of Columbia Valley.Ryan Edwards, Martin, Chris Derochie, Christian Johnson, Jacob Boycuk and Max Flanagan also scored for the Hawks.Spear, Edwards and Johnson finished the game each with three points.Mike Vlanich had an easy time in net, facing just 14 shots to register the win.The three-point night by Edwards increased his KIJHL scoring lead to four points over teammates Derochie and Martin.Beaver Valley remains one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL, going 8-1-0-1 in its last 10 games.The Hawks face a tough challenge Friday when Beaver Valley travels to Fernie to face the Eddie Mountain leading Ghostriders.The teams return to Fruitvale Saturday for the back half of the home-and-home series.Morriseau works some magic against SteamScott Morriseau is quickly rounding into form for the Castlegar Rebels.The gifted sniper had a six-point night to lead the Rebels to the romp past the Steam.Despite only playing 13 games this season, the diminutive forward already has 19 points. Saturday Morriseau finished the game with three goals.Stuart Walton chipped in with five points — a goal and four helpers — while Erik Alden, Arthur Andrews and Tyler Jones each had three points.Jones also had two goals with singles going to Walton, Anthony Delong and Alden.Castlegar, 18-7-0-2, and 8-2 in its last 10 games, remains four points behind Beaver Valley in Murdoch standings.Conner Beachamp stopped 20 shots to record the win in goal. Castlegar out shot the Steam 43-23.Castlegar returns home to play two games next weekend at the Community Complex Arena.Friday the Rebels host Princeton Posse while Saturday, Golden Rockets invade the Sunflower [email protected]
Galway have made one change from the team that defeated Offaly in Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final with Joseph Cooney replacing Jason Flynn and Cathal Mannion despite being a major doubt due to ankle injury is fit enough to make the Galway team. Wexford have stuck with the same team that defeated Kilkenny and sharp shooter Conor McDonald has been deemed fit enough to start. Wexford (Leinster SHC v Galway): Mark Fanning; Willie Devereux, Liam Ryan, James Breen; Simon Donohoe, Matthew O’Hanlon, Diarmuid O’Keeffe; Shaun Murphy, Aidan Nolan; Jack O’Connor, Lee Chin, Conor McDonald; Paul Morris, Jack Gibney, Harry Kehoe.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway (Leinster SHC final v Wexford): Colm Callanan; Adrian Touhy, Daithi Burke, John Hanbury; Padraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, Aidan Harte; Johnny Coen, David Burke; Niall Burke, Joe Canning, Joseph Cooney; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion.
All the players were fitness tested and given a programme to follow over the summer. The players’ fitness has been re-tested once a month since with their programme altered every six weeks. Connacht Team Manager Paula Kelly joined John Mulligan on Over The Line.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/PAULA%20KELLY%20CONNACHT%20U18%20WOMEN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The team started training on May 20 as the squad came together for the first time at a camp in Ballinasloe. The following week, the team attended the gym at the Sportsground where the girls were introduced to their Strength & Conditioning Coach Jarleth Naughton, who is also the Head Coach of the senior Connacht Women’s team. The Connacht U18 Girls have been training for the past four months ahead of the upcoming Interprovincial Championship, which begins on Saturday. The squad kick off their Interpro campaign with an away match against Ulster in Virginia RFC.The second game takes place on Saturday, September 30, against Munster in Ballinasloe RFC at 3pm. The campaign will be rounded off on October 7/8 with a clash against Leinster in Barnhall RFC. Connacht U18 Girls squad: Mia Fahy (Galwegians/Glenamaddy Community School), Claudia McNicholas (Galwegians/Colaiste na Coiribe, Galway), Vanessa Finnan (Buccaneers/Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone), Jordan Hopkins (Galwegians/Calasanctius College Oranmore), Mary McLoughlin (Westport/Sacred Heart School, Westport), Claire Coghlan (Westport/Sacred Heart School, Westport), Eva McCormack (Westport/Sacred Heart School, Westport), Lily Brady (Westport/Sacred Heart School, Westport), Rian Callaghan (Buccaneers/Athlone Community College), Kayley Mannion (Galwegians/Glenamaddy Community School), Sarah Dent (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe), Grace Browne Moran (Westport/Sacred Heart School, Westport), Sarah O’Rourke (Buccaneers/Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone), Georgia Codyre (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe), Sarah Walsh (Westport/Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh), Shona Kennedy (Westport/Sacred Heart School, Westport), Rachel Cox (Westport/Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh), Chloe Staunton (Westport/Sacred Heart School, Westport), Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe), Muireann Cawley (Westport/Sacred Heart School, Westport), Eleanor McMahon (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe), Aine Galvin (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe), Aisling Murphy (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe), Aoibheann Reilly (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe), Meabh Deely (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe), Niamh Kenny (Ballinasloe/Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe).Coaching TeamHead Coach and Backs Coach: Sinead CosgraveForwards Coach: Dermot TierneyS&C Coach: Jarlath NaughtonTeam Manager: Paula Kellyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Then comes the first of the Interprovincials with European Champions Leinster coming to the Sportsground on Saturday the 29th with a 5.15 kick off with the second of the Interprovincials the following Friday at Kingspan Stadium with Ulster the opponents and a 7.35 kick off.Connacht Rugby has also confirmed that tickets for the home games will go on sale at the end of the week.The Connacht Fixtures Up To The 2nd Of March 2019 Are As Follows…..Saturday 1st September3pm Connacht Rugby v Glasgow Warriors – The Sportsground Friday 5th October7.35pm Ulster Rugby v Connacht Rugby – Kingspan Stadium Friday 14th September7.35pm Edinburgh Rugby v Connacht Rugby – BT Murrayfield Stadium Friday 22nd February7.35pm Glasgow Warriors v Connacht Rugby – Scotstoun Stadium Saturday 8th September5.15pm Connacht Rugby v Zebre Rugby Club – The Sportsground Friday 28th December7.35pm Connacht Rugby v Ulster Rugby – The Sportsground Saturday 1st December3pm (Local Time) Toyota Cheetahs v Connacht Rugby – Toyota Stadium The third game of the new season will be an away trip to Edinburgh on Friday the 14th at 7.35 before returning back to the Sportsground to face The Scarlets on Saturday the 22nd at 5.15. Saturday 16th February5.30pm Connacht Rugby v Toyota Cheetahs – The Sportsground Weekend of Sunday 28th October – TBCTBC Ospreys Rugby v Connacht Rugby – Liberty Stadium Saturday 5th January7.35pm Connacht Rugby v Munster Rugby – The Sportsground Saturday 22nd September5.15pm Connacht Rugby v Scarlets – The Sportsground Saturday 29th September5.15pm Connacht Rugby v Leinster Rugby – The Sportsground Saturday 3rd November5.15pm Connacht Rugby v Dragons – The Sportsground A view of the Guinness PRO14 trophyMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr Saturday 26th January5.15pm Cardiff Blues v Connacht Rugby – Cardiff Arms Park Sunday 25th November1pm (Local Time) Southern Kings v Connacht Rugby – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium The fixtures for the new PRO14 Season have been released and Connacht will play the Glasgow Warriors in their opening game on Saturday the 1st of September at the Sportsground with the game kicking off at 3pm. Connacht will be at home for four of their first five games of the season with Zebre next to visit the Sportsground on Saturday September the 8th at 5.15pm. Saturday 22nd December7.45pm Leinster Rugby v Connacht Rugby – RDS Arena Saturday 2nd March2.45pm Connacht Rugby v Ospreys Rugby – The Sportsground print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email