(pictured right with partner Carol), one of the most gifted amateurs ever to ride in Ireland, fell from the ill-fated Simonsberg at Musselburgh ten days ago and suffered a clean break of the tibia in his left leg.
Two of the teams are also very weak: Galwegian
amateurs Salthill and Mervue.
New recruit Cian Kelleher will make his Connacht debut today while Galwegian
Eoin Griffin starts his first game since his return from London Irish.
We met Tom Hayes, the Galwegian
owner of Creggs Pipes who won the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap.
Damian, 36, conquered Europe with Leinster but as a Galwegian
he won't have minded that his younger brother Andrew came off the bench on Saturday to help Connacht defeat the Blues.
Tanaiste Joan Burton "A fellow Galwegian
, I knew Christy and his family personally and my thoughts at this sad time are with his wife Ann and his two children,Ann and Nigel.
Jake Keegan failed to hit the target in stoppage time on a rare Galwegian
trip into enemy territory as Pat's held out.
Five minutes later Limerick netted again as Turner produced an ice cool finish to punish a Galwegian
lapse in concentration.
Ten minutes later he'll lift that cup, the only time a Galwegian
has done so in a maroon shirt.
Horgan scored in the Lilywhites' opening win at home to newlypromoted Longford Town but is looking for an improvement, starting tonight in Derry.
Connacht have also handed new deals to two other props, 30-year-old Galwegian
Ronan Loughney (right) - who made his Irish bow on the 2012 tour of New Zealand - and 24-year-old Finlay Bealham.
Stephen O'Donnell's beautiful backheel opened up Coleraine and his fellow Galwegian
, Daryl Horgan, was on hand to curl the ball past Ferry.