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Five Connacht stars returning for 2020/21 season

Connacht Rugby have announced that five players have extended their contracts as the squad for the coming season is finalised.

Tickets on sale for final five Guinness Pro14 crunch games

Tickets have gone on sale for Connacht Rugby's final five home games at the Sportsground this Guinness Pro14 season. The coming months will see Connacht...

Marmion returns to Connacht for Montpellier match

Kieran Marmion will be taking his place on the starting side for Connacht v Montpellier this weekend after recovering from a back injury. Connacht and...

Sportsground redevelopment awarded €20 million in government funding

The redevelopment of the Sportsground for Connacht Rugby has been awarded €20 million in government funding through the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund and...

Connacht get boost from returning players for Toulouse match

Connacht has received a welcome boost ahead of their clash with Toulouse this weekend, with a number of players back up for selection. Bundee Aki...

Return of Dillane and Aki gives boost to Connacht for Champions Cup opening

Ultan Dillane has returned to the Connacht starting team to face Montpellier in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup in the Sportsground...

Jarrad Butler commits to another two seasons with Connacht

Connacht Captain Jarrad Butler has become the latest player to sign a contract extension with the province, committing to the end of the 2022...

Connacht Rugby and the Connacht Hotel – a partnership made in rugby heaven

As the Connacht Hotel has been celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout this year, the storied Galway hotel is also renewing its partnership with Connacht...

Connacht make three changes for opening home game against Benetton

Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend has made three changes to the starting lineup for their first home game against Benetton this weekend. The Italian team...

Connacht Rugby forms partnership with Knock Airport

Connacht Rugby have announced a new marketing partnership with Knock Airport to boost their images to visitors. Knock Airport is the main international travel hub...

GMIT and Connacht Rugby unveil three year partnership

Connacht Rugby and GMIT have unveiled a three year partnership that will see the two collaborate in areas of research and further education opportunities. The...

Connacht’s Heineken Champions Cup fixtures confirmed

Connacht will be starting their 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup season on home ground against Montpellier on November 17. Full fixtures for the pool stages of...

Connacht Rugby pays tribute to the late Tony Browne

Tributes have been paid to the late Dr. Tony Browne who passed away this week for his lifetime of contributions to rugby in Connacht. Tony...

Connacht Rugby head to France for pre-season friendly

A squad of 30 Connacht players arrived in France yesterday afternoon ahead of Friday’s pre-season friendly against Oyonnax Rugby at the Stade Charles-Mathon. The game...

Connacht Rugby confirms Celtic Cup fixtures

Connacht Rugby have confirmed the dates and times for fixtures in their upcoming Celtic Cup campaign. The Celtic Cup kicks off with a home game...

Connacht to host neighbours Munster in pre-season friendly

Connacht will taking on inter-provincial neighbours Munster in a pre-season friendly, it’s been confirmed today. The game will take place at The Sportsground on Saturday,...

Connacht opponents set for Heineken Champions Cup

Connacht have learned who they will be facing in the next season of the Heineken Champions Cup. In Pool 5 of the Heineken Champions Cup...

Connacht switching conferences for the upcoming Guinness PRO14 season

Connacht are transferring to Conference B in a shake up for the 2019/2020 season of the Guinness PRO14 as the rugby tournament enters its...

Connacht Rugby gets final approval for €30 million Sportsground development

The €30 million redevelopment of Connacht Rugby's Sportsground is now "shovel ready" with final planning permission secured it was announced today. Connacht Rugby has secured...

Connacht Rugby sign Australian Sevens winger John Porch

Connacht Rugby announced this week that they have signed Australian winger John Porch ahead of the 2019/2020 season. John Porch has personal ties to the...
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