Connacht Rugby hosted a Presidents evening last Friday night as a pre-match recption ahead of their Amlin Challenge Cup game against Bayonne. Presidents from Connacht’s 29 clubs, along with the President of the Referee’s Association, Seamus Phillips, Head of Domestic Rugby Steven Hildtich, Connacht CEO Gerry Kelly and IRFU President Caleb Powell were among the guests that enjoyed the warmup event, and went on to watch Connacht record an important win over pool 1 high-flyers Aviron Bayonnais.

All pictures (C) Crombie

IRFU President Caleb Powell and Connacht President Jim Foy


IRFU President Caleb Powell, IRFU Committee Leo Galvin and Connacht President Jim Foy


Finbar Lillis Galwegians, Connacht President Jim Foy & Referee’s Assoc President Seamus Phillips




Mini rugby in focus: Buccaneers RFC