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  • Anthony Foley RIP

    Anthony Foley


    The Connacht Clan are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley in Paris.

    Our thoughts, and the thoughts of the entire Connacht Clan, are with Munster, their players and management, and friends and family at this time.


  • Belfast Dec 2016

    Connacht will be hoping Christmas comes 2 days early as they travel to Ravenhill on December 23rd to face Ulster.

  • Belfast Oct 2017

    Connacht travel to Ravenhill on October 6th to face Ulster.

  • Bloemfontein March 2018

    Connacht will play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on the first weekend in March

  • Brive v. Connacht - Challenge Cup - Saturday 9th December - 8.00 p.m.



    Connacht take on Brive in StadeAmedee-Domenech in the away leg of this important Challenge Cup Fixture. The match isn't being broadcast on any Irish station, but our friends at Murtys will be doing their best to get the match shown from the Green Room! 


    Don't forget that the Clan are travelling to Munster in early January. Spaces are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

  • Bus from Bordeaux to Brive

    The Clan will be running a Bus from Bordeaux Airport to Brive to connect with the Aer Lingus flights from Dublin on Friday December 8th and Sunday December 10th.

    The cost is €50 return. In the event that the bus is full, we will have enough funds left over to cover a pre-match meal being organised by Kop Cabiste, the Brive Supporters' Club at their HQ.

    You can book in the Connacht Clan Shop. Make sure you are logged in to your account so you can see the option to book. If you are not a Connacht Clan Member you can join for €10.

    More info on this and other away trips can be found in our Travel Centre at


  • Cardiff November 2017

    Connacht will play the Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Friday November 24th.

  • Cardiff v. Connacht - Friday 24th November - 730 KO & Munster Bus



    Pro14 action is back in Murty Rabbitt's! Join the Clan in the Green Room for Connacht taking on Cardiff in Wales! The match isn't being broadcast on any Irish broadcaster, so Murtys is the only place to be guarnteed to be showing the game!


    We're also delighted to announce that the Clan will be running a bus to Thomond Park on the 6th January. Cost of bus and ticket is only €25.00 for members, €15.00 for juniors with €40.00 for non-members. It will make the perfect stocking filler!

  • Cheetahs v. Connacht - Free State Stadium - Saturday 3rd March 5.30 p.m.



    Connacht take on Cheetahs tomorrow in the Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein in our first extra-european Pro14 clash. If the snow holds off, make your way to Murty Rabbit's to cheer our lads on!

    Kick off is at 17.35

    Don't forget to send us on your pics of you with our retiring captain John Muldoon

  • Clan Merch - Hoodies, Pullover hoodies and Jackets



    The Connacht Clan are delighted to announce new items of Clan merch! We have Clan Jackets, hoodies and pullover available. We are also delighted to announce that we have tshirts and polos available in ladies sizes. 


    Head over to for more details.

  • Connacht - The Team that refused to die

    Connacht book cover John Fallon


    Former Connacht and Irish internationals Noel Mannion and Johnny O’Connor will perform the Galway launch of Connacht — The Team That Refused To Die on Thursday evening.

  • Connacht Clan Table Quiz - Murty Rabbitt's

    Quiz 2018


    The annual Connacht Clan Table Quiz will be taking place in Murty Rabbitt's, Galway on Wednesday the 28th March 2018 at 8.30 p.m.

    All proceeds from the quiz, to include raffle, ticket sales and spot prizes, will be going directly to the Paediatric Department at University Hospital Galway, our chosen charity partner this year.

    As per usual, neither the Clan, nor our hosts for the evening, will be retaining any funds. The Quiz is entirely volunteer run, so every cent raised will go directly to Paedatric Ward.

    Tables are €40.00, with a max of four per table. Members or no, all are welcome!

  • Connacht Clan Travel Centre

    Welcome to the Connacht Clan Travel Centre, where you should be able to find all the information you need on travelling to Connacht away games.


  • Connacht v Ospreys - Sportsground, Galway, 9th February, 19.35


    Join the Connacht Clan this Friday when Connacht Rugby take on Ospreys in the Sportsground! Kick off is 7.30. Join us in the Clan Bar for the usual post game interview. All are welcome!

    We are also delighted to announce a new competition with Four Star Pizza for members, head over to for your chance to win a €20 voucher!

    For the less lucky among us, you can use the discount code RUGBY10 at checkout to get Large Pizza for €10, that's just €1 a slice, order here.

    The game is not on terrestrial TV, but TG4 will have online coverage on the stream below.


  • Connacht v. Brive - Sportsground



    Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground when Connacht take on Brive in the second round of the head to head Challenge Cup clash!


    Join us in the Clan Bar for the usual post game interview! 

  • Connacht v. Cardiff Blues

    Connacht Cardiff 2016


    Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground this Friday when Connacht take on the Cardiff Blues! 

    Post match, the Clan will have a post match interview in the Clan Bar! All are welcome!

  • Connacht v. Munster - 27th October 2017 - 730 p.m. ko



    Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground this evening, when Connacht Rugby take on Munster Rugby in a pivotal Pro14 interprovincial clash! Interview in the Clan Bar post game! All are welcome!

  • Connacht v. Oyonnax



    Connacht take on Oyonnax in the final pool game of the European Challange Cup! With qualification to the pools in the bag, there's still home games to play for! Join us in the Clan Bar post game for the usual interview! All are welcome!

  • Connacht v. Southern Kings - Clan Membership Pack

    Connacht Kings


    It'll be a historic night in the Sportsground on Saturday, when Connacht take on our new Pro14 cousins, the Southern Kings. Also, for members your Connacht Clan membership pack will be available in the Clan Bar before the game and after the usual Clan interview!

  • Connacht v. Treviso - Craggy Island Rugby Live

    Connacht Treviso

    Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground this Saturday when Connacht take on the Benetton Treviso. KO is at 3.00 p.m.

    Post match, the Clan will have a post match interview in the Clan Bar! All are welcome! 

    And The Connacht Clan are proud to announce that Craggy Island Rugby will be recoding a live podcast from the home of the Clan, Murty Rabbitt's, from 6.00 p.m.!!



  • Connacht v. Ulster - Sportsground 23rd December 2017 - 730 KO

    Ulster Connacht


    It's beginning to look a lot like the (Interpro) Season! Join the Clan in the Sportsground when we take on our Northern cousins in the first Interpro of the Christmas. We'll have our usual Clan Interview in the bar post match, all are welcome!


    Don't forget that tickets still available for our trip to Thomond Park!

  • Connacht v. Worcester Warriors - Sixways - 13th January - KO 3.00 p.m.



    Connacht rugy take on Worcester Warriors in the penultimate game of our Challenge Cup Pool in Sixways, Saturday at 3.00 p.m. A must win if Connacht want to clinch a home playoff spot!


    The match isn't being televised, but keep an eye on Connacht Rugby and Clan twitter and facebook for frequent updates.

  • Connacht v. Zebre - Friday 16th Feb - KO 735 pm

    Conn Zebre 2018


    Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground this Friday when Connacht take on Zebre. Coming off the back of an important win, our lads will be looking to secure a win over Zebre after a tough loss earlier in the season. Join us in the Clan Bar after the match for the usual interview! All are welcome. 

    Our Friends at Four Star Pizza have given us another prize, head over to the Clan Forum for full details! They are also giving away free cookies with every order on match day if you are wearing any Connacht colours, so provincial pride will be rewarded!


  • Dublin Jan 2018

    RDS Panoramic (by trippyrez) Connacht travel to Dublin on New Years Day to face Leinster at the RDS.

  • Dublin Oct 2016

    RDS Panoramic (by trippyrez) Connacht travel to Dublin on the October Bank Holiday weekend to face Leinster at the RDS, in a repeat of the Pro12 Final.

  • Elverys and the Connacht Clan

    Connacht Elverys

    The Connacht Clan are delighted to announce Elverys Sports as a sponsor for the 2016/2017 season. Elverys is the title sponsor and official retail partner of Connacht Rugby, and we are delighted to have them support the Clan for the year ahead. 

  • Front Up Rise Up - The Official Story of the Rise of Connacht Rugby



    We'd like to let our members know that Gerry Thornley will be signing copies of his new book, Front Up Rise Up, The Official Story of Connacht Rugby, tomorrow at 11am in Eason, Shop Street, Galway. If you can't make it there, Gerry will also be signing copies again in on 1st December at  6.00 pm in Eason, Athlone. 

    The Connacht Clan are delighted to announce that we have a number of copies of Gerry Thornleys new book, as prizes for our members! For details of  the raffle click on thro. 

  • Leinster v. Connacht - Travel Packs



    Travel with the Connacht Clan to RDS to see Connacht take on Leinster for the much awaited Pro12 final replay! Full details at

  • Leinster v Connacht - New Years Day 2018 - 15.15




    Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's on New Years Day when we take on our Leinster Neighbours in the RDS.


    Don't forget that there are limited spots available for the Munster Bus. We are closing ticket sales off late Monday evening, and there are VERY limited tickets left. Book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets from 25 for members!


  • Leinster v. Connacht - Saturday 29th October 5.15 p.m.



    The Connacht Clan will be travelling to the RDS this coming Saturday for the long awaited Pro12 Final rematch! For those travelling with the Clan (sorry, tickets are all sold out!!) click through for full details


  • Limerick Jan 2018

    King John's Castle

    Connacht travel to Thomond Park on January 6th, after a five day turnaround from the RDS trip.

  • Llanelli Sep 2016


    Connacht take on the Scarlets in Llanelli on Saturday September 24th in Connacht's first big away test of the season.

  • Llanelli Sep 2017


    Connacht take on the Scarlets in Llanelli on Friday September 29th in Connacht's only encounter with the Champions this season.

  • Munster v. Connacht - Thomond Park - 6th Jan 2018 - 745 KO



    Join the Connacht Clan for the last interpro of the Christmas season, when Connacht take on Munster in their Thomond Park fortress. 

  • Murray Timber Group and the Connacht Clan



    The Connacht Clan are delighted to announce Murray Timber Group as a continuing sponsor for the 2016/2017 season. A comitted partner of both Connacht Rugby and the Connacht Clan, MTG remains committed to Rugby in the West. 


  • Murty Rabbitt's confirmed as Clan's new HQ

    Rabbits Front

    The Connacht Clan are delighted to announce Murty Rabbitt's as our home in Galway for the forthcoming season.

  • Murty Rabbitt's Menu

    Remember that Connacht Clan members get a 20% discount on all food in Murty Rabbitt's.

    To ensure your discount Join the Clan

    Main Menu

    Light Bites

    Homemade soup of the day €4.50

    Served with our in-house homemade brown bread


    Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings €6.50

    Glazed with a Louisiana hot pepper sauce & blue cheese dip


    Oak Smoked Salmon €8.00

    Served with homemade brown bread with cream cheese


    Tender Sticky BBQ Ribs €7.00

    Slow cooked and served with salad and garnish and a choice of dip


    Crock of Atlantic Seafood Chowder €7.00

    Served with in-house homemade brown bread


    Golden Fried Breaded Mushrooms €6.50

    Served with garlic mayonnaise and garnish


    Handmade fish cakes €8.00

    Smoked cod, salmon, potato, onion and mash potato wrapped in a breadcrumb

    Served with garnish and sweet chilli sauce


    Garlic Bread €6.50

    Ciabatta style garlic bread topped with melted mozzarella cheese


    Murtys Main Courses


    Oven Baked Shepherd’s Pie €11.00

    Minced beef, carrots, with a crust of mash potato in a pie

    Served with market vegetables


    Roast of the day Ask Server

    Ask your server for details on this dish


    Banger and Mash €11.00

    Collerans cracked black pepper sausages, mash potato & onion gravy


    Traditional Irish Stew €12.00

    Tender pieces of Irish lamb slow cooked with potatoes and a medley of vegetables

    Served with mash potato


    Chicken Chunks €10.50

    Chicken fillet chunks coated in a crispy batter

    Served with curry sauce and fries


    Murtys Homemade Cheese & Bacon Burger €11.00

    100% Irish 6oz beef burger, served in a toasted bun with salad and fries


    Beer Battered Fish & Chips €12.50

    Deacy’s fresh cod beer batted and golden fried, served with tartar sauce & fries


    Murtys Famous Steak Sandwich €12.95

    Prime Irish beef strips, sauté onions and mushrooms, all served in a fresh ciabatta with fries & pepper sauce


    Cajun Chicken Fillet Burger €10.50

    7oz Cajun chicken fillet, served in an open toasted bun with melted mozzarella, salad, fries & salsa sauce


    Rib-Eye Steak €16.00

    8oz prime Irish Rib-Eye steak, served with golden fried onion rings, fries & a choice of pepper sauce or garlic butter


    Oriental Style Chicken or Beef €12.00

    Tender pieces of wok fries chicken or beef cooked with crispy vegetables with a soy and black bean sauce.

    Served on a bed of steamed rice


    Marinated Peri, Peri Chicken €13.00

    Marinated fillet of chicken in a peri, peri seasoning, served with rosemary roasted garlic potatoes & mixed vegetables


    Tomato & Pesto Fusilli Pasta €10.50

    Fusilli pasta tossed in tomato, basil and pesto and garnishes with parmesan cheese and mixed vegetables


    Grilled Veggie Burger €10.50

    Homemade vegetarian burger with carrots, broccoli, mash potato, onions bread crumbed and slowly grilled. Served in a toasted bun with fries and garnish




    Fries €3.00

    Onion Rings €3.00

    Side Salad €3.50

    Market Vegetables €3.50


  • New Clan Wall in Murty Rabbitt's

    Check out the new Connacht Clan wall in the Green Room at Clan HQ in Murty Rabbitt's.

  • Newport Nov 2016

    Newport Transporter Bridge (wikimedia commons)

    Connacht travel to Newport to play the Dragons in the last fixture before the November international break

  • Parma Dec 2017

    Connacht take on Zebre in Parma in December, so here is some information to help you plan.

  • Post-match dinner with Le Huit

    Rabbits Front

    Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's after the Toulouse match for dinner with the Toulouse Supporters' Club

  • Scarlets v Connacht 29th September 2017



    Join the Connacht Clan as Connacht take on Scarlets. It's sure to be a cracking match, as Connacht attempt to reverse  their fortune of the last weeks against a full strength side from the reigning Pro12 champs. 


    Also: your season ticket pack will be available for collection from murtys if you haven't picked it up as of yet. If you can't make it, packs should be posted in the coming weeks!


    All are welcome. 

  • Squad 2016-2017

    Connacht Senior Squad 2016-2017 Season

    Contracted Eligibility Notes
    Shane Delahunt Hooker 2018 IQ  
    Tom McCartney Hooker 2020 IQ Oct 2017  
    Dave Heffernan Hooker 2019 IQ  
    Finlay Bealham Prop 2019 Ireland  
    Conor Carey Prop 2018 IQ  
    Denis Buckley Prop 2019 IQ  
    JP Cooney Prop 2018 IQ  
    Ronan Loughney Prop 2017 Ireland Retiring
    Nathan White Prop 2017 Ireland Retired Sept 2016
    Dominic Robertson-McCoy Prop 2018 IQ  
    Ivan Soroka Prop 2017 IQ  
    John Andress Prop Short-term IQ  
    Peter McCabe Prop Short-term IQ Returned to Munster
    Lewis Stevenson Lock 2017 Ireland  
    Danny Qualter Lock 2017 IQ To Nottingham
    Quinn Roux Lock 2019 Ireland  
    Ultan Dillane Lock 2019 Ireland  
    Ben Marshall Lock 2017 IQ Retired Jan 2017
    James Cannon Lock 2019 IQ From Wasps
    Andrew Browne Lock/Flanker 2018 Ireland  
    Nepia Fox-Matamua Flanker 2017 IQ June 2018  
    Jake Heenan Flanker 2018 IQ  
    John Muldoon Flanker/ No 8 2018 Ireland  
    Eoin McKeon Number 8 2018? Ireland  
    Eoghan Masterson Flanker 2017 IQ  
    James Connolly Flanker 2018 IQ  
    Sean O'Brien Flanker/Lock 2018 IQ  
    Rory Moloney Flanker 2017 IQ  
    Naulia Dawai Flanker 2018 Fiji From Otago
    Kieran Marmion Scrum-half 2018 Ireland  
    John Cooney Scrum-half 2017 IQ To Ulster
    Caolin Blade Scrum-half 2018 IQ  
    Craig Ronaldson Out-half 2018 IQ  
    Jack Carty Out-half 2019 IQ  
    Steve Crosbie Out-Half 2018 IQ From Munster
    Peter Robb Centre 2018 IQ  
    Shane O'Leary Out-half/Centre 2017 IQ  
    Marnitz Boshoff Out-half 2018 South Africa  
    Dave McSharry Centre 2017 Ireland Retired Aug 2016
    Bundee Aki Centre 2020 IQ Oct 2017  
    Rory Parata Centre/Wing 2017 IQ To NZ
    Eoin Griffin Centre 2018 Ireland  
    Tom Farrell Centre 2018 IQ From Bedford Blues
    Danie Poolman Wing 2017 IQ  
    Matt Healy Wing 2018 Ireland  
    Tiernan O'Halloran Wing 2018 Ireland  
    Niyi Adeolokun Wing 2019 Ireland  
    Josh Rowland Fullback/Wing 2017 Ireland  
    Cian Kelleher Fullback 2018 IQ  
    Darragh Leader Fullback 2018? IQ  
    Stacey Ili Utility Back 2018 IQ Oct 2019 From Auckland


    Players in for 2017-2018

    Name Position Contracted Eligibility From
    Gavin Thornbury Lock 2019 IQ Wanganui



    Amber Highlight indicates that the player's contract is due for renewal at the end of this season

    Red Highlight indicates that the player is retiring or moving on

    IQ indicates that the player is eligible to play for Ireland now but may still qualify to represent another country.

    IQ [Date]indicates the date the player becomes eligible for Ireland if he remains uncapped.

    Full Country Nameindicates that the player is tied to that country.

  • Treviso February 2018

    Piazza dei Signori Treviso

    Connacht play Bennetton Treviso in Stadio Monigo in a lunchtime kickoff on Saturday February 24th.

  • Treviso v Connacht and Ire v Wales over Brunch in Murty Rabbitt's

    Connacht face an early start over in Veneto as they take on Benetton Rugby at midday on Saturday.

    Join the Clan for brunch in Murty Rabbitt's as a full programme of rugby action kicks off at 12:00.

    Connacht Treviso

    After the final whistle, it'll be straight over to Dublin for Ireland v Wales at 14:15, and if you still have

    the stamina, the Calcutta Cup kicks off in Murrayfield at 16:45.

    Connacht will be looking to atone for last weekend's disappointing showing against Treviso's compatriots Zebre at the Sportsground.

    Murty Rabbitt's will be opening at 11:00 and will be serving breakfast to set you up for the marathon day of action.

    Looking forward to seeing you there.


     irl v wales


  • Ulster v. Connacht - 6th October 2017 - 735 p.m.

    Ulster Connacht


    Join the Connacht Clan this Friday evening in Murty Rabbitts for the first inter-pro of the season, when Connacht Rugby  take on Ulster in Ravenhill. KO is at 730. All are welcome. 


    If you have yet to pick up your Connacht Clan Membership pack, you can collect same from Murtys. If you can't make it, packs should be posted out shortly. 


  • Wasps v. Connacht - Sunday 11th December 1.00 p.m.



    Connacht Wasps


    The biggest game of the season so far? Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbittes this Saturday from 1.00 p.m. in Connachts away Champtions Cup fixture against Wasps!

  • Zebre v. Connacht - Saturday 17th September at 5.05 p.m.


     Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's this Saturday where we'll (hopefully!!) be showing live coverage of Zebre v. Connacht from Parma! A caveat: The match isn't being shown on Irish TV, Italian TV or any satellite station, but the Clan have been able to source a video stream. The only difficulty is that that the provider and the tech is unproven. We can promise that we'll do our best to get the match on the big screens, but technology or indifference on the part of the Pro12 might let us down.

    This will be your last chance to pick up your Clan Supporters pack in person and be entered into a draw to win a Clan t-shirt. If you can't make it, don't worry, we'll be posting same out in the near future.


  • Zebre v. Connacht - Saturday 2nd December - 1.15 pm



    Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's this Saturday when Connacht Rugby take on Zebre Rugby in a crucial Pro14 Conference clash.

  • Zebre v. Connacht - Sunday 23rd October at 3.15 p.m.



    Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's for the second round clash of Zebre v. Connacht Rugby live from Parma! KO is at 3.15 p.m. and all are welcome!