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.
Connacht will be hoping Christmas comes 2 days early as they travel to Ravenhill on December 23rd to face Ulster.
Connacht travel to Ravenhill on October 6th to face Ulster.
Connacht will play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on the first weekend in March
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.
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 http://www.connachtclan.com/travel
Connacht will play the Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Friday November 24th.
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!
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
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 connachtclan.com/shop for more details.
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.
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!
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.
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 http://www.connachtclan.com/clan-forum/2-connacht-rugby-board/29118-competition-time 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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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.!!
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 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.
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!
Connacht travel to Dublin on New Years Day to face Leinster at the RDS.
Connacht travel to Dublin on the October Bank Holiday weekend to face Leinster at the RDS, in a repeat of the Pro12 Final.
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.
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.
Travel with the Connacht Clan to RDS to see Connacht take on Leinster for the much awaited Pro12 final replay! Full details at connachtclan.com/shop/
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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!
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
Connacht travel to Thomond Park on January 6th, after a five day turnaround from the RDS trip.
Connacht take on the Scarlets in Llanelli on Saturday September 24th in Connacht's first big away test of the season.
Connacht take on the Scarlets in Llanelli on Friday September 29th in Connacht's only encounter with the Champions this season.
Join the Connacht Clan for the last interpro of the Christmas season, when Connacht take on Munster in their Thomond Park fortress.
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.
The Connacht Clan are delighted to announce Murty Rabbitt's as our home in Galway for the forthcoming season.
Remember that Connacht Clan members get a 20% discount on all food in Murty Rabbitt's.
To ensure your discount Join the Clan
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
Oven Baked Shepherd’s Pie €11.00
Minced beef, carrots, with a crust of mash potato in a pie
Served with market vegetables
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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
Onion Rings €3.00
Side Salad €3.50
Market Vegetables €3.50
Check out the new Connacht Clan wall in the Green Room at Clan HQ in Murty Rabbitt's.
Connacht travel to Newport to play the Dragons in the last fixture before the November international break
Connacht take on Zebre in Parma in December, so here is some information to help you plan.
Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's after the Toulouse match for dinner with the Toulouse Supporters' Club
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.
Connacht Senior Squad 2016-2017 Season
Players in for 2017-2018
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Connacht play Bennetton Treviso in Stadio Monigo in a lunchtime kickoff on Saturday February 24th.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's this Saturday when Connacht Rugby take on Zebre Rugby in a crucial Pro14 Conference clash.
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!