Monday 21 May 2018

Carty lands December award

Jack Carty. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Jack Carty. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Daragh Small

Jack Carty has been named as the Connacht player of the month for December - his second time winning the award this season.

A knee injury picked up last week against Ospreys was some bad news for Carty, but he was voted by the Connacht supporters as their top performer in a difficult month for the team.

The Athlone native will be long remembered for his stunning touchline conversion to seal Champions Cup victory over Wasps in December, while he also put in some top performances as he shouldered all the out-half duties in an injury-ravaged squad.

Meanwhile, Connacht Eagles clash with London Irish at Dubarry Park tomorrow as they look to bounce back from their poor showing so far in the competition.

The Eagles are bottom of Pool 3 with four defeats from their four games, including the 55-14 loss they suffered away to Ospreys Select last time out.

Connacht Eagles lost 34-3 against the English Championship outfit when they clashed in Round 2 of the competition on October 22.

London Irish are streaking clear at the top of the English Championship, where they have 11 bonus points from their 13 straight wins this season.

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They are eight points clear of second-placed Yorkshire Carnegie.

The former Premiership club have also been outstanding in the B&I Cup and they come into this game on the back of four wins in a row, with Cornish Pirates nine points behind in second.

Ospreys Select are on nine points in third, while Connacht Eagles have only picked a solitary losing bonus point and they are bottom of the standings.

Irish Independent

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