As they make their debut in the Heineken Cup next Friday, November 11, against Amblin Challenge Cup holders Harlequinns, Connacht Rugby is calling on all rugby fans and businesses to help support their team and turn the Province ‘green’ in the lead up to the first home Heineken Cup game against Toulouse on Saturday, November 19.
Connacht, who have featured Carrick-on-Shannon’s Shane Leydon in Rabo Direct Pro 12 action this year, are making a big push to get the province’s sporting public behidn them ahead of their historic first home game and Connacht Rugby’s “Green Mile”is a chance to show your support for the team by adorning your home, school and place of work with the green of Connacht.
The Green Mile is the route in Galway that runs from Blackrock in Salthill through to the Spanish Arch, Quay Street, Eyre Square, Forster Street; College Road to the Sportsground and down to the Huntsman Inn and the aim is to make this area scream green for Connacht Rugby.
The route gives supporters ownership of Connacht Rugby way beyond the gates of the Sportsground. Display the green and show your support by uploading your pictures, videos and messages to the Connacht Rugby Facebook page. The best 100 pictures will be selected for posters to be erected to line the Green Mile.
The world’s media will be focused on Galway for the next week with television crews and photographers descending on the city in the run up to the big game against Toulouse, giving business owners a great chance to show their support for Connacht Rugby on an international stage.
Connacht Rugby want to see ‘Green Miles’ all over the province and are urging fans to create their own Green Mile in each town, village and street. Don’t forget to answer Eric Elwood’s ‘Call to Arms’ and upload pictures, videos and messages of support to the Connacht Rugby Facebook Page.
For more information log on to www.connachtrugby.ie or check out the Connacht Rugby Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Connachtrugby or follow the Heineken Cup on Follow the Heineken® Cup on www.heineken.ie/heinekencup
To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.