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The future is bright Conor Kyne (First year academy)

Published 23/10/2015 | 02:30

Conor Kyne
Conor Kyne

I was born and reared in Moycullen, Galway where I played football and hurling with the local parish from a young age and played my club rugby with Galwegians RFC.

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Although coming from a proud GAA background, I also found myself getting into rugby from a young age. I went to secondary school in Spiddal where I enjoyed six years of playing football and hurling until I joined the Connacht sub-academy in 2014 and made the decision to concentrate solely on rugby.

Favourite Connacht game: It would have to be the 9-8 victory over Harlequins at the Sportsground in the Heineken Cup in 2012. Although it was a low-scoring game, the atmosphere was unforgettable and it was a very important game for everyone in Connacht.

Most memorable game I have played in: That would have to be this year when we got promoted to Division 1A with Galwegians. We beat Garryowen in Glenina which was to be the decider and one of the biggest games the club has had.

Favourite ground: I always enjoyed playing in the old Musgrave Park as the surface itself was second to none even in bad weather and it is also where I got my first cap with Connacht. The Sportsground will always be the most enjoyable ground to play in for me because it is my home and I have had so many memorable games there with both club and province.

Date of birth: 29/11/1995

Place of birth: Galway

Height: 185cm

Weight: 115kg

Position: Loosehead prop

Club: Galwegians

School: Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal

University/College: First year, Arts, NUIG

International honours: Irish Youths, 2013

Other sports played: I played football, hurling, handball and a little bit of basketball when I was younger.

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