Taoiseach Enda Kenny will perform the national launch of Connacht — The Team That Refused To Die next Tuesday evening in Dublin.
The book charts Connacht’s history in the professional era, which culminated in them winning their first trophy since they were founded 131 years ago when they captured the Pro12 crown by defeating Leinster in the final at Murrayfield in May.
Mr Kenny was one of the politicians to the forefront in helping save Connacht in 2002-03 when the team was threatened with disbandment in a cost-cutting exercise.
John Fallon, who was Connacht team manager at that time, has written the book and produced it in conjunction with Inpho Sports Photography.
Mr Kenny has continued to follow the fortunes of the side and attends games at the Sportsground as often as he can.
“We would like to thank Mr Kenny for taking time out from his busy schedule. He has always been a keen Connacht supporter and we are delighted he is performing the national launch of our book,” said Fallon, who has been covering the fortunes of the team for over 32 years for a variety of print, broadcast and online media.
The launch will take place in the Lansdowne Hotel, Pembroke Road in Ballsbridge next Tuesday evening, December 6, kicking off at 7.30pm.
The book, a 224-page hardback which retails for €19.99, contains over 250 wonderful images and is available at book.inpho.ie and in bookshops and other outlets.