2015 was a year to forget for Luke Connolly in the Nemo shirt — but, unlike every other Nemo interview you’ll have read this week, his torment with that season is not exclusively tied to their gut-wrenching Munster final defeat to Clonmel Commercials.
Munster head coach Johann van Graan knows all there is to know about South Africa’s major domestic competition, the Currie Cup. Given that the Cheetahs — one of his side’s two Guinness PRO14 opponents over the next fortnight — were recently crowned champions of the 130-year-old tournament, he is aware of the challenge awaiting his team.
It was on board Australia he claimed his first Derby winner and it was in the country of the same name on its grandest of racing days that Joseph O’Brien announced himself as a trainer to be admired and feared given his potential.
“FINANCE is the scary thing about being a grown-up and I just feel so ill-equipped to deal with it,” so says Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope screenwriter Stefanie Preissner and a recent survey suggests she is not alone.