Tuam RFC started their 2016/17 season with a visit by Connemara RFC to Garraun Park, Tuam, County Galway, Ireland on Sunday 4th September 2016. The game was a Cawley Cup quarter-final clash. The game started in light rain which got worse as the game went on not helping handling skills. Although Connemara were dominating territorially, Tuam had some good possession and made the most of it with some last ditch tackling denying a try and they forced several penalties, three of which were scored with Connemara replying once to give Tuam a 9-3 advantage at the break. Connemara scored another penalty early after the restart but Tuam held the lead well into the second half before Connemara's possession started to tell and the tries followed with three being run in and one converted to leave Connemara deserved winners on a score of 9-23.
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