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  • A Year in the Life of a Committee Member

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    One of the Clan's latest Committee Members summarises his first season in the Engine Room.

  • Andrew Farley to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    Former Connacht Captain will be travelling with Grenoble to play Connacht on Friday 7th August (KO 17.15)

  • Ciaran Fitzgerald to enter Clan Hall of Fame

    Five Nations Ireland vs Scotland Ireland's Ciaran Fitzgerald makes a break against Scotland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

    Legendary Irish hooker Ciaran Fitzgerald will be inducted into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame in the Clan Bar after the Glasgow game on Saturday.

  • Connacht Clan on Tour - Teagues Bar Gloucester

    The Connacht Clan will be gathering in Teagues Bar across from Kingsholm Stadium from 4pm on Friday ahead of the Challenge Cup Quarter Final.

  • Factfile - Glasgow Warriors (Part 2)

    Connacht v Glasgow

    Guinness Pro 12 Round 20

    Saturday 25th April 2015 Kick Off 13:05 On TV: TG4/BBC Alba

  • Factfile - Gloucester

    Gloucester v Connacht
    European Challenge Cup Quarter-Final
    Friday 3rd April 2015 Kick Off: 19:45
    On TV: Sky Sports

    Connacht's quest for a top 6 spot in the Pro 12 will take a back seat this weekend as they chase a spot in the semi-final of the European Challenge Cup for the first time since 2009/10. To reach the semi-finals Connacht will have to win away to 2005/06 European Challenge Cup Champions Gloucester. Despite lying in 9th place in the Aviva Premiership, Gloucester are rated as 2nd favourite behind Exeter Chiefs to win the competition outright. Gloucester breezed through the group stage of the competition and with a home semi-final on offer for the winner of this match will be anxious to get the win needed to keep their season alive.

    Other Match Stats
    Gloucester's last home defeat was a 23-30 defeat against Wasps on December 28th
    Gloucester have won the 3 previous meetings between the sides
    Former Connacht player Shane Monahan is a member of the Gloucester squad

    Gloucester Stats
    Founded: 1873
    Ground: Kingsholm
    Capacity: 16,500
    Captain: Billy Twelvetrees
    Director of Rugby: David Humphreys
    Coach: Laurie Fisher

    Premiership League Position 2014/15: 9th P:18 Pts: 37
    Premiership League Position 2013/14: 9th P:22 Pts: 44
    European Challenge Cup 2014/15: 1st in Pool 5 Points: 29
    Heineken Cup 2013/14: 2nd in Pool 6 Points: 14 (Lost European Challenge Cup Q/F 36-24 away to Wasps)
    Anglo Welsh Cup 2014/15: 2nd in Pool 1 P: 4 Pts: 14
    Anglo Welsh Cup 2013/14: 2nd in Pool 1 P: 4 Pts: 10

    European Challenge Cup Pool 5
    Gloucester 29
    Oyonnax 16
    Zebre 8
    Brive 2

    Previous Fixtures
    Sale 23-6 Gloucester (Premiership Round 18)
    Gloucester 33-33 Northampton (Premiership Round 17)
    Wasps 32-21 Gloucester (Premiership Round 16)
    Gloucester 48-10 London Welsh (Premiership Round 15)
    Leicester 18-15 Gloucester (Premiership Round 14)

    Next League Fixture:
    Saturday 11th April 2015 @ 15.00 Harlequins v Gloucester @ Twickenham Stoop (Premiership Round 19)

    Gloucester Ins/Outs 2014/15
    Players In

    John Afoa from Ulster
    Richard Hibbard from Ospreys
    Mariano Galarza from Worcester Warriors
    Greig Laidlaw from Edinburgh Rugby
    Aled Thomas from Scarlets
    Mark Atkinson from Bedford Blues
    Tom Isaacs from Ospreys
    Steve McColl from Yorkshire Carnegie
    Tom Palmer from Wasps
    Jacob Rowan from Yorkshire Carnegie
    James Hook from USA Perpignan
    Callum Braley from Bristol Rugby
    Henry Purdy from Leicester Tigers
    Elliott Stooke promoted from Academy
    Billy Burns promoted from Academy
    Ross Moriarty promoted from Academy
    Aleki Lutui from Edinburgh Rugby

    Players Out
    Will James retired
    Matt Cox to Worcester Warriors
    Ryan Mills to Worcester Warriors
    Andy Hazell retired
    Tavis Knoyle to Cardiff Blues
    Tim Taylor retired
    Dan George to Worcester Warriors
    Tom Heard to Plymouth Albion
    Thomas Young to Wasps
    Freddie Burns to Leicester Tigers
    Huia Edmonds to RC Narbonne
    Jonny Bentley to Jersey
    Rupert Harden to Benetton Treviso
    Koree Britton to London Welsh
    Drew Cheshire to Moseley
    Jimmy Cowan to Tasman Makos
    Mike Tindall retired
    Andrew Bulumakau to Doncaster Knights
    Lua Lokotui to Beziers
    James Simpson-Daniel retired
    Martyn Thomas to RC Massy

    Previous Meetings

    Saturday 17th December 2011 Heineken Cup
    Gloucester 23-19 Connacht

    Saturday 10th December 2011 Heineken Cup
    Connacht 10-14 Gloucester

    Saturday 22nd August 2009 Friendly
    Gloucester 29-19 Connacht
  • Factfile - Munster (Part 2)

    Munster v Connacht

    Guinness Pro 12 Round 18

    Saturday 28th March 2015 Kick Off: 17:15 On TV: Sky Sports

  • Factfile - Zebre (Part 2)

    Zebre v Connacht

    Guinness Pro 12 Round 21

    Saturday 9th May 2015 Kick Off 17:30 (Irish Time) On TV: TG4 / Nuvolari

  • Gavin Duffy to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    In the Clan Bar, after Saturday's game against Ulster, we will be inducting Gavin Duffy into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame

  • Join the Connacht Clan and go to Thomond for €20

     Thomond with Clan Logo

    Join the Connacht Clan today and you can avail of our unbeatable price of €20 for a return bus and match ticket to Thomond Park to see Connacht take on Munster on Saturday, March 28th.

  • Munster Trip Update

     Thomond with Clan Logo

    Update on the Connacht Clan trip to Thomond Park to see Connacht take on Munster on Saturday.

  • Player and Young Player of the Year Awards

    Clan Bar

    In the Clan Bar, after Saturday's game against Ospreys, we will be presenting the annual Connacht Clan Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards