Kieran Mannion signs with Connacht for three more years

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Galway Daily rugby Kieran Mannion signs with Connacht for three more years

Irish International scrum half Kieran Marmion has signed a three year contract extension with Connacht Rugby to play until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The 27 year old joined the Connacht Academy in 2011 and since his arrival in the Sportsground has played over 160 games for the province.

A standout player at more than just the provincial level, Mannion has been capped 27 times for the Irish side since debuting against Argentina in 2014.

His international representation began in his teens when he played for Ireland at Under 18, 19 and 20 level.

Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend said that Mannion has been an outstanding player both at the Sportsground and wherever Ireland needs him.

“He is a diligent professional and through his hard work he has progressed through the Connacht Academy and on to play for Ireland”

His progress demonstrates the support that is available to players through our academy pathway,” Friend said.

“Kieran’s commitment to Connacht for a further three seasons demonstrates his ambition to contribute at provincial and international level in the coming years.”

“His signing also ensures that we continue to retain a squad equipped to compete at the highest level of European club rugby”.

 

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