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Former Connacht star and Ireland international Gavin Duffy is the front-runner to be inducted into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame for the 2014/15 season

Former Connacht star and Ireland international Gavin Duffy is the front-runner to be inducted into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame for the 2014/15 season

Former Connacht star and Ireland international Gavin Duffy is the front-runner to be inducted into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame for the 2014/15 season

Former Connacht star and Ireland international Gavin Duffy is the front-runner to be inducted into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame for the 2014/15 season.

The 33-year old, who plied his trade at full-back and centre, was capped ten times for Ireland and also notched up 172 appearances in Pro12 and European Cup action for the province as well as three years with Harlequins in England.

Duffy was part of the Mayo football panel last year and could yet play a major role for the Green and Red in 2015 - he plays his club football for Galway city side Salthill/Knocknacarra.

Last June the Ballina native became a senior development executive in Connacht commercial and marketing department.

Duffy is also prominent within the domestic rugby circles in Connacht - he is backs coach with Division 1B side Corinthians where he linked up with forwards' coach Sean Duignan and new head coach Pat Cunningham at the start of this season.

Other possible inductees include former Lions and Ireland legends Ciaran Fitzgerald and Ray McLoughlin and current Head Performance Analyst, Conor McPhillips.

Nominations for the shortlist are currently being drawn up on the Connacht Clan website and there are no limits to the number of players inducted.

The committee creates the shortlist of players based on the feedback they receive and any outside nominations are welcome. All players who have left Connacht or have retired are eligible for selection.

Irish Independent