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Connacht V Glasgow 03/10/2020 Match Programme

Match programme for the first Connacht home game of the 2020/2021 PRO14 season

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A winning team on the pitch.

And in the contact centre.

Official Partner of Connacht Rugby

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of the Connacht tradition of

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PRESIDENT’s

WELCOME

As the new President of Connacht

Rugby, it gives me great pleasure

to introduce this digital programme

for our opening game of

the 2020/21 season.

I’d like to begin on a personal note by

thanking all those who have sent me well

wishes since my election a number of

weeks ago. I am truly honoured to hold this

position and, while it will be a season unlike

any other, I hope to make the most of it.

I am of course conscious that my election

is also a significant step for every woman

involved in Irish rugby. I’d be lying if I said

the all the attention hasn’t been slightly

overwhelming at times, but I am extremely

proud that my own province has become

the first professional rugby team in Ireland

to elect a female President.

My hope now is that my election inspires

more women to get involved in rugby, not

just in Connacht but anywhere in Ireland.

Rugby has given me so much – going back

to when I grew up in Mayo to my association

with Tuam RFC and the Connacht

Rugby Supporter’s Club. If you are on the

fence about joining your local club – no

matter your gender – I cannot encourage it

enough.

Today marks the culmination of months of

hard work both on and off the field to make

this day a reality. We have had some dark

days as a society in the past few months

as COVID-19 affected all walks of life, and

unfortunately, we are not out of the woods

yet. However, my wish today and for the

rest of the season is that this Connacht

Rugby team becomes a beacon of hope

and inspiration for you when times are

tough. For two hours each week you can

put aside any worries you may have and

support your local province who are there

to represent you.

I’d also like to welcome today’s visitors Glasgow

Warriors to The Sportsground, and to wish them

a safe & healthy journey back to Scotland later

today.

To our Official Partners and Business Club

members, thank you for your ongoing support,

particularly in such a challenging economic environment.

Finally, I would like to thank every volunteer

who, in some shape or form, has helped us towards

a ‘Return To Rugby’ at pitches all around

the province. Your efforts and commitment

have been an inspiration to all us and have

shown the very best of the Connacht people.

Whether you’re one of the very fortunate at the

ground, or one of the thousands watching at

home, enjoy the game.

Connacht Abú!

Ann Heneghan


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WELCOME

Hilary Quinn

Marketing Director

Diageo Ireland

Welcome to the GUINNESS PRO14 season

2020/21.

I am privileged to welcome you to an exciting

new season of the GUINNESS PRO14 Championship.

We are a proud partner of this competition

and of the sport of rugby. We look

forward to an exciting season coming off the

back of last year’s sensational offering.

Last season was another thrilling season of

epic tackles, running rugby and history-making

tries that culminated with Leinster Rugby

defeating Ulster Rugby in an exciting Final in

AVIVA Stadium.

We are delighted that fans of the GUINNESS

PRO14 will be able to continue to watch all

GUINNESS PRO14 matches played live with

our broadcast partners and are looking

forward to the introduction of Monday night

rugby into the GUINNESS PRO14 schedule.

Finally, as we move into a new season of rugby,

let us all embrace the season as it kicks

on.

Hilary Quinn

It goes without saying that 2020 has been

a year unlike any other, one that none of us

could have predicted and one that continues

to challenge us all daily. Over the course of

the year, the absence of sport left a gap in so

many people’s lives. The return of rugby has

been so welcome, as we reignite our passion

and a hope for the future when we will all be

able to be together again in the stands.


THank You To Our Partners for

their continued support

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Official Partner of Connacht Rugby

Genesys is thrilled to be a part of the Connacht

tradition of excellence. Whether it’s fighting for a win

on the pitch or winning over a customer in the contact

centre, there’s an opportunity to showcase excellence

and create defining moments. And it’s within those

moments that Genesys thrives.

Each time a person communicates with a business,

there’s an opportunity to define a moment – to create

a valued interaction that satisfies the customer and

the customer service agent. Genesys provides a suite

of technologies that amplify a person’s ability to be

human. We strip away the distractions, put customer

data at the forefront and enable customer service

agents to engage and focus on their customers’ needs.

Our contact centre cloud technology empowers

customer experience professionals to react in those

decisive moments. They can interact with customers

on any channel, pulling from a wealth of data and

engaging at a human level. Artificial intelligence (AI)

technology fuels interactions without complicating

them. And cloud innovation ensures the next moment

is met with as much preparedness as the previous one.

Genesys technology lets each customer service agent

focus on delivering empathetic interactions so they can

create valued experiences — every time.

A winning team and winning technologies are driven by

their competitive advantage as well as their ability to

optimise performance, talents and expertise. Winning

teams deliver when it matters most because they’re

built for the moment.

With our AI technology office located in Galway,

you don’t need to look far for our connection to

western Ireland and the storied team of Connacht. As

proud members of the community, as an employer

and as citizens, we look forward to the coming

season and wish this team — and everyone behind

the scenes — good luck!

Every year, Genesys ® delivers more than 70 billion

remarkable customer experiences for organisations in

over 100 countries. Through the power of the cloud and

AI, our technology connects every customer moment

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loyalty. This is enabled by Genesys Cloud, an allin-one

solution and the world’s leading public cloud

contact centre platform, designed for rapid innovation,

scalability and flexibility.

Learn more at www.genesys.com.

Genesys and the Genesys logo are registered trademarks of Genesys. © 2020 Genesys. All rights reserved.

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