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3 weeks 3 days ago #64642 by Betty Swallocks
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Any word yet on Bundee going on to a central contract and being given another 2-3 extension with us?

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3 weeks 3 days ago #64643 by salmson
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Bundee's contract runs to summer 2020 so we won't hear anything this side of summer.
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3 weeks 3 days ago #64644 by Betty Swallocks
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Thanks Salmson

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3 weeks 2 days ago #64653 by ConnachtCows
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Heffernan and Niyi have signed contract extensions.
No mention of length.
Great for Heff
Niyi hasn't had many opportunities this season. Is he injured?

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3 weeks 2 days ago - 3 weeks 2 days ago #64654 by Mark Mostyn
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Loosehead

Denis Buckley - Signed 2 year contract in 2017
Paddy McAllister - Signed contract in 2019
Peter McCabe - Signed contract in 2018
Conan O'Donnell - Signed contract in 2018

Matthew Burke - Academy year 2

Tighthead

Finlay Bealham - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
Conor Carey - Signed contract in 2018
Dominic Robertson-McCoy - Signed contract in 2018

Conor Kenny - Academy year 3

Hooker

Shane Delahunt - Signed contract in 2017
Dave Heffernan - Signed contract in 2019
Tom McCartney - Signed 3 year contract in 2017
Jonny Murphy - Signed contract in 2018

Dylan Tierney - Academy year 1

Lock

James Cannon - Signed 2 year contract in 2017
Peter Claffey - Signed contract in 2018
Ultan Dillane - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
Cillian Gallagher - Signed contract in 2018
Joe Maksymiw - Signed contract in 2018
Quinn Roux - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
Gavin Thornbury - Signed 2 year contract in 2019

Niall Murray - Academy year 1

Back row

Paul Boyle - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
Jarrad Butler - Signed 3 year contract in 2017
James Connolly - Signed contract in 2018
Robin Copeland - Signed 2 year contract in 2018
Colby Fainga'a - Signed contract in 2018
Eoghan Masterson - Signed 2 year contract in 2018
Eoin McKeon - Signed contract in 2017
Sean O'Brien - Signed 2 year contract in 2018

Joshua Dunne - Academy year 1
Cian Huxford - Academy year 1
Sean Masterson - Academy year 2
Mikey Wilson - Academy year 1

Scrumhalf

Caolin Blade - Signed contract in 2018
Angus Lloyd - Signed contract in 2019
Kieran Marmion - Signed 2 year contract in 2018
Conor McKeon - Signed contract in 2018
James Mitchell - Signed 2 year contract in 2017

Stephen Kerins - Academy year 3
Colm Reilly - Academy year 1

Outhalf

Jack Carty - Signed 2 year contract in 2019
Dave Horwitz - Signed contract in 2018

Luke Carty - Academy year 2
Conor Dean - Academy year 1
Conor Fitzgerald - Academy year 1

Centre

Bundee Aki - Signed 3 year contract in 2017
Tom Farrell - Signed 2 year contract in 2018
Kyle Godwin - Signed contract in 2018
Eoin Griffin - Signed contract in 2018
Peter Robb - Signed contract in 2018
Craig Ronaldson - Signed contract in 2018

Kieran Joyce - Academy year 2
Sean O'Brien - Academy year 1

Back 3

Niyi Adeolokun - Signed contract in 2019
Matt Healy - Signed 2 year contract in 2018
Cian Kelleher - Signed contract in 2018
Darragh Leader - Signed contract in 2018
Tiernan O'Halloran - Signed 2 year contract in 2018

Mark Balaski - Academy year 1
Colm de Buitléar - Academy year 2
Conor Hayes - Academy year 1
Oran McNulty - Academy year 1
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3 weeks 2 days ago #64655 by green13
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Niyi ruptured a bicep in the second match in South Africa
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3 weeks 2 days ago #64656 by Wegians89
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Mark mostyn, thank you. Is Luke carty considered a full back now? I think he’s played 10 for the eagles and Buccs this season. He could be needed at ten this week if Conor Fitzgerald isn’t fit

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3 weeks 2 days ago #64657 by Mark Mostyn
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Wegians89 wrote: Mark mostyn, thank you. Is Luke carty considered a full back now? I think he’s played 10 for the eagles and Buccs this season. He could be needed at ten this week if Conor Fitzgerald isn’t fit


That was the rumour I heard but as you point out he's still playing ten, will change it.

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3 weeks 2 days ago - 3 weeks 2 days ago #64658 by Wegians89
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So looks pretty safe to say
Buckley
Delahunt
Cannon
Eoin mckeon
Mitchell
Are all out of contracts.
Possibity that a few players only got a one year contract last season.
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3 weeks 2 days ago #64659 by ConnachtCows
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Wegians89 wrote: So looks pretty safe to say
Buckley
Bealham
Cannon
Eoin mckeon
Mitchell
Are all out of contracts.
Possibity that a few players only got a one year contract last season.


Finlay signed a new deal

Suppose Buckley is the most important to keep
Then McKeon, and then Cannon

All depends on whether we have other players lined up.
Can definitely see Cannon moving on, but fear that if McKeon doesn't get a new contract, that might be the end of his professional career

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3 weeks 2 days ago #64660 by Westie85
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3 weeks 2 days ago #64662 by Wegians89
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My bad, was meant to be delahunt. I’ve changed that now

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3 weeks 2 days ago - 3 weeks 2 days ago #64667 by connachta
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ConnachtCows wrote:
Suppose Buckley is the most important to keep
Then McKeon, and then Cannon

All depends on whether we have other players lined up.
Can definitely see Cannon moving on, but fear that if McKeon doesn't get a new contract, that might be the end of his professional career


TBF I'd have Mitchell ahead of the other 2. Gallagher/Maksymiew/Claffey can push for 2nd row + lots of IQ abroad. Back-row is full, one of Connolly/McKeon may well have to go
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3 weeks 2 days ago #64668 by sligsup
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connachta wrote:

ConnachtCows wrote:
Suppose Buckley is the most important to keep
Then McKeon, and then Cannon

All depends on whether we have other players lined up.
Can definitely see Cannon moving on, but fear that if McKeon doesn't get a new contract, that might be the end of his professional career


TBF I'd have Mitchell ahead of the other 2. Gallagher/Maksymiew/Claffey can push for 2nd row + lots of IQ abroad. Back-row is full, one of Connolly/McKeon may well have to go


Think he was speaking about Eoin McKeon not Conor

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2 weeks 6 days ago - 2 weeks 6 days ago #64717 by connachta
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Pau are about to release their 3 IQs

With Dillane/Roux/Thorbury probably busy at time with Ireland in the next months/years, Dave Foley might be an opportunity

Same with one of Dougall/Butler, IMO underated, even if we're well stocked for back-rows..
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1 week 3 days ago - 1 week 3 days ago #64837 by connemara man
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https://twitter.com/connachtrugby/status/1092785143796912128?s=19

Connacht can confirm that Conor Carey will leave the province at the end of the season to join Worcester Warriors. Best of luck in the future Conor.
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