Gerry Kelly thought he knew what he was getting into. This was Connacht after all, where hell often seemed a better option when it came to rugby and, besides, he’d been around the scene long enough before he took over as chief executive in 1999. But just months into his tenure the whispers started that quickly turned to talk.
The IRFU were cash-strapped. Three pro teams would be stronger. Stone walls and oval balls...
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