Supporters in the west answer Connacht's call
The Connacht team showed just how in touch they are with their supporters yesterday when members of the squad spent the evening calling their season ticket holders.
The Sportsground is known as one of the most passionate grounds in the country as the supporters in the west get behind the boys in green and it is easy to see how such a close bond is formed with the players when you see initiatives such as the senior squad calling their loyal followers.
Ronan Loughney, Dan Parks, Brett Wilkinson, Fionn Carr, Jason Harris-Wright, Denis Buckley and Paul O’Donohue were just some of the players that spent the evening on the phone, speaking to supporters about the upcoming season as part of the season-ticket drive.
“It was great to just have a chat with the supporters and know that they are as optimistic about the season as we are,” Irish international Loughney said.
Ronan Loughney and Denis Buckley on phone duty
While the club is undergoing a huge transformation in recent years both on and off the pitch, it is refreshing to see a professional sports team go to such lengths to keep in touch with their fans.
Dan Parks is well used to making the right calls, just this time off the pitch
New head coach Pat Lam was busy plotting the forthcoming season and unable to take part, but while there was a silence of the Lam if you will, the players more than played their part in the initiative.
Well played to all concerned.