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  • Belfast Oct 2018

    Connacht travel to Ravenhill on October 5th to face Ulster.

  • Congratulations to Leinster and Cardiff Blues

    Congratulations to Leinster and Cardiff Blues on securing a double for the Pro14 in Europe.

    Leinster and Cardiff


    Leinster overcame Racing 15-12 in a campaign that saw them beat the top 2 teams in both the Premiership and Top14 on their way to Champions Cup glory in Bilbao.

    Meanwhile Cardiff Blues completed a dramatic fightback against Gloucester to win 31-30 on Friday night and claim the Challenge Cup.

    Looking forward to coming up against them both next season.



  • Connacht Clan AGM


    The Connacht Clan AGM will take place in the
    Meyrick Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway on
    Saturday the 7th of July 2018 at 2.30 p.m.

    The meeting is open to all members of the Connacht Clan.

    The draft Agenda is as follows:

    1. Welcome

    2. Presentation of Financials for 2017/2018 season

    3. Season Wrap up 2017/2018

    4. Look ahead to Season 2018/2019

    5. Election of Committee Members

    6. Any Other Business

    Any comments or queries, please do let us know.

    The Clan Committee are always looking for new members, and any ideas they might bring. We're an inclusive and open organisation, so do feel free to roll up your sleeves and join in.

    If you would like to stand for election to the Committee, please drop an email to

    Any comments or queries can be directed to the above address

  • Connacht Rugby v. Glasgow Warriors - Sportsground, Saturday 1st September - 3.00 p.m.



    And we're BACKK!! The first Connacht match of the 2018/2019 season sees Connacht take on Glasgow at the Sportsgound at 3pm on Saturday.

    Join the Clan for what is sure to be a cracking season opener. 

    Join the Clan in the Clan Bar for the usual post match interview. 

  • Connacht v. Edinburgh - Sportsground Friday 23rd March - 7.35 p.m.

    Connacht Edinburgh


    Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground this Friday, when Connacht take on Edinburgh. It's the final Pro14 game before the knockout phases of  the Challenge Cup, but there's still plenty to play for in the Pro 14. We will be in the Clan Bar for the usual player interview post match!

    Don't forget that the Clan Quiz is on the 28th March 2018! KO is 8.30 sharp.

  • Connacht v. Glasgow - Scotstoun - 13th April 2018



    Join the Connacht Clan for the penultimate game of the Pro14 season, when Connacht take on Glasgow Warriors. Clan HQ, Murty Rabbittes will be showing all the action from Scotland, so be sure to be there!

  • Connacht v. Gloucester - Challenge Cup Quarter Final!



    Here it is! It's the biggest match of Conachts European campaign this season! Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground when Connacht take on Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup Quarter Final!! Our Clan Interview will be BEFORE the match tomorrow, at approx. 12 p.m. All are welcome, both members and non-members! Be sure to head over to Connacht Rugby to check out the full day of festivities planned!!

  • Connacht v. Leinster - Saturday 28th


    Join the Connacht Clan as we say goodbye to our Captain, John Muldoon. After 326 caps, Mul is hanging up his boots. Join the Clan to cheer on our departing legend, as he is welcomed into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame. 


    Don't forget to join the Clan in the Clan Bar post game where we will be presenting our Player and Young Player of the Year trophies. 


    Our friends at 4 Star Pizza are running a competion to end up the season, for more details go here:

  • Connacht v. Wasps Bus



    The Connacht Clan is running a bus from Galway for the upcoming fixture v Wasps in Dubary Park on August 18th.

    It will depart from the Bus Stop on Eyre Square @ 1 pm Sharp on Saturday.

    The Price is 5 for members, and 15 for nonmembers. Numbers are strictly limited, so please sign up now to avoid disappointment!!

  • Connacht v. Zebre - Saturday 8th 5.15 p.m



    Join the Clan at the Sportsground tomorrow at 5.15 when Connacht take on Zebre in the second round of the Pro14 season! Connacht failed to come away with any points against Zebre last season, so expect this to be a battle of a match! The Clan will be in the Clan Bar post game. Clan Membership packs should be available for collection pre-match and post Clan interview!!

  • Edinburgh Sept 2018

    Connacht return to the scene of their greatest triumph for the first time when they face Edinburgh in Murrayfield on September 14th.

  • Edinburgh v. Connacht - Murrayfield - Friday 14th 7.35 p.m.



    Connacht take on Edinburgh in Murrayfield this Friday at 730! It's the first away match of the Pro14 season! Make sure to get down to Murty Rabbitt's to catch all the action! All are welcome!

  • Edinburgh v. Connacht - Myreside Stadium - Friday 7th April 7.30 p.m.

    Edinburgh Connacht


    Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's this Friday where Connacht take on Edinbugh. KO is 730 p.m. All are welcome!

    Don't forget to nab your spot on the bus to Thomond Park! Very limited spots left!

  • Glasgow April 2018

    Kelvingrove Museaum Glasgow

    Connacht travel to Glasgow in Mid-April for the last away trip in the Pro14 regular season.

  • Glasgow February 2019

    Kelvingrove Museaum Glasgow

    Connacht travel to Glasgow in February to face Warriors in a fixture that never ends well for us.

  • Glasgow Mar 2017

    Kelvingrove Museaum Glasgow

    Connacht's first of three away trips on successive weekends takes them to Glasgow.

  • Leighton Turner, RIP

    The Connacht Clan are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Leighton Turner. Leighton was a founder and served as first President of the Connacht Clan.

    The thoughts of the Committee of the Connacht Clan, and of the great Connacht Rugby family, are with Leightons friends and family, and especially with his brother Aaron who served a Committee Member for many years.


    Reposing at Cassadh an Taoille, Currane on Friday evening from 6 o clock with removal to Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church, Currane arriving at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 11am with burial afterwards in Polranny Cemetery.

    Family flowers only please and Donations to Achill Island RNLI .


  • Limerick May 2017

    King John's Castle

    Connacht travel to Thomond Park on May 6th, for the final round of the regular season

  • Membership now open for 2018-2019

    You can now sign up to the Connacht Clan for the new season at
    Membership includes the usual great benefits including your membership pin and gift and your Clan Membership Card that entitles you to a discount on food in Murty Rabbitt's.



  • Ospreys v. Connacht - Liberty Stadium - 6th April 2018



    Join the Connacht Clan in Clan HQ, Murty Rabbitts, this Friday when Connacht take on Ospreys. It's make or break time in the Pro14, and a big win is needed in Swansea! All are welcome!

  • Squad 2018-2019

    Connacht Senior Squad 2018-2019 Season

    Contracted Eligibility Notes
    Shane Delahunt Hooker 2019? IQ  
    Tom McCartney Hooker 2020 IQ  
    Dave Heffernan Hooker 2021 Ireland  
    Jonny Murphy Hooker 2019 IQ From Rotherham Titans
    Finlay Bealham Prop 2021 Ireland  
    Conor Carey Prop 2019 IQ To Worcester
    Denis Buckley Prop 2021 IQ  
    Dominic Robertson-McCoy Prop 2019? IQ  
    Peter McCabe Prop 2019? IQ  
    Conan O’Donnell Prop 2019 IQ From Academy
    Quinn Roux Lock 2021 Ireland  
    Ultan Dillane Lock 2021 Ireland  
    James Cannon Lock 2019 IQ  
    Gavin Thornbury Lock 2021 IQ
    Peter Claffey Lock 2019 IQ FromAcademy
    Cillian Gallagher Lock 2019 IQ FromAcademy
    Joe Maksymiw Lock 2020 IQ From Leicester
    Eoghan Masterson Back Row 2020 IQ  
    James Connolly Back Row 2019 IQ  
    Sean O'Brien Back Row 2020 IQ  
    Eoin McKeon Back Row 2019 Ireland  
    Jarrad Butler Back Row 2020 IQ Oct 2020  
    Robin Copeland Back Row 2020 Ireland FromMunster
    Colby Fainga’a Back Row 2020? IQ Sep 2023 From Brumbies
    Kieran Marmion Scrum-half 2020 Ireland  
    Caolin Blade Scrum-half 2020 IQ  
    James Mitchell Scrum-half 2019 IQ  
    Conor McKeon Scrum-half 2019 IQ  
    Angus Lloyd Scrum-half 2019 IQ Short term
    Jack Carty Out-half 2021 IQ  
    David Horwitz Out-half 2020? IQ Sep 2023 FromRebels
    Craig Ronaldson Centre 2019? IQ  
    Peter Robb Centre 2019 IQ  
    Kyle Godwin Centre 2020 Australia FromBrumbies
    Bundee Aki Centre 2020 Ireland  
    Eoin Griffin Centre 2019? IQ  
    Tom Farrell Centre 2020 IQ  
    Tom Daly Centre 2019 IQ Loan from Leinster
    Matt Healy Wing 2020 Ireland  
    Niyi Adeolokun Wing 2021 Ireland  
    Rory Scholes Wing 2019 IQ To Brive (Nov 2018)
    Cian Kelleher Wing 2019 IQ To Leinster next season
    Stephen Fitzgerald Wing 2019 IQ Loan from Munster
    Darragh Leader Fullback 2019? IQ  
    Tiernan O'Halloran Fullback 2020 Ireland  



    Players in for 2019-2020

    Name Position Contracted Eligibility From
    Paddy McAllister Prop 2020? IQ Gloucester


    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.

  • Zebre v. Connacht - Saturday 1st April 2.30 p.m.


    Unfortunately, this match isn't going to be shown live on any Irish or International source. It's still a crunch game! 

    It's getting close to the end of the season, every single point counts!