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# Stereotypes
The 8 signs you're a Connacht Rugby fan
The Wesht’s Awake, and so on…

1. You thought we’d forget about you.

Hugh Griffin at the 2003 march on Lansdowne Road. ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

2. You reckon ‘The West’s Awake’ deserved an Oscar

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You’re probably right.

3.You’re always at the game, because it’s never on TV

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4. You’ve done the maths of a two-legged European Cup tie

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And that 84-27 aggregate loss to Sale still haunts your dreams.

5. You can sing ‘Fields of Athenry’ and mean it

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6. You hate it when someone links your team to George Hook

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7. You genuinely know most of the players by their first name

So long, Mick. ©INPHO/James Crombie

8. When you hear the name Simon Geoghegan, you picture him running under the posts in Galway, not diving for the line in Twickenham.

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