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    With the European Fixture announcement imminent, the Clan update you on our forthcoming travel plans.

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

  • Connacht travel to Bordeaux for the Challenge Cup clash on Saturday January 19th

  • Connacht travel to Brive for the Challenge Cup clash on Saturday December 9th

  • Cardiff Castle

    Connacht will play the Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Sunday February 12th.

  • Cardiff Castle

    Connacht will play the Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Saturday January 26th

  • CardiffConnacht


    Connacht are back in Pro14 action this weekend when they take on Pro14 conference rivals Cardiff! It's a massive swing game for both teams, with a win potentially pushing Connacht into the top three, but a loss may allow Cardiff to come level with Connacht! All still to play for!

    Be sure to join the Clan in HQ, Murty Rabbitts, for what is sure to be a cracking return to Pro14 action. 

  • 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.



  • Both the Connacht players and the Clan prepared for the coming season this week, with Connacht travelling to Thomond Park for a pre-season tussle while a team of Connacht Clan volunteers got the Clan Bar into top condition for the opening fixture against Dragons.


    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

  • Table Quiz


    The Connacht Clan are delighted to announce that the annual Clan Quiz will be taking place in the Dail Bar on Thursday the 10th March at 8.30 in the Dail Bar, Galway!


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    Thanks to all who came out for the Clan Table Quiz in the Dail recently. 

  • EPCDraw

    Connacht have been drawn with some familiar opposition in the Champions Cup Pool Draw: Wasps, Toulouse and Zebre.

  • Glasgow


    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. 

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    Only one more sleep (if you can get any sleep) to the final match of the Season! Yes, that's right, Connacht v. Leinster in Murrayfield is tomorrow! Click through for some travel options (including a great deal being offered by Spirit of Ireland Travel), locations of plan meet ups and more!!

  • 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.

  • ConnGlasgow2018


    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!

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    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!!

  • ConnLeinster2018Mul

    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:

  • ConnMunstNYE16

    Join the Clan in the Sportsground tomorrow for the final match of 2016. Connacht take on our neighbours, in what is sure to be a cracking encounter. Munster are coming in off a hard fought victory against Leinster last week, but we've managed to get the drop on the men in red in the Sportsground since 2014!


    Make sure to join the Clan in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post-game interview. All are welcome! 

  • ConnachtMunster2019


    It's a inter-conference inter-provincial this weekend at the Sportsground! Join the Clan as Connacht take on our Conference A top three rivals in the last interpro of the festive season. A win will put connacht into the top two of the conference and top off a great christmas inter-pro run. Both teams are coming off the back of great home wins and will be anxious to secure a last Pro14 win before a return to European Rugby!


    Join the Clan in the Clan Bar for the usual post-match interview! 

  • ConnachtSale

    European Cup Time! Join the Connacht Clan in the SG tomorrow when Connacht Rugby take on their pool rivals, Sale Sharks, in the penultimate pool game of the season! There's a lot to play for, and Connacht will be itching to put right narrow inter-pro losses!

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

  • ConnUlster

    And we're back to the Sportsground for the second inter-pro of the Christmas season. Join the Clan in the Sportsground when Connacht take on our Northern brethern, Ulster! The last time we met in Galway was an historic win, can our lads maintain that sucess going into this season.


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

  • Connacht Wasps home

    Join the Clan for the second leg of the European Champions Cuip double header against Wasps in the Sporsground this Saturday. We'll have the usual post  game interview in the Clan Bar. It's a sellout game, so be sure to be there early to grab your spot!

    Connacht Women are also in action against Ulster at Corinthians RFC at 2pm, with the possibility of claiming the Interprovincial crown.

  • ConnachtWasps


    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!!

  • ConnachtZebreCCup


    Join the Clan in Murty Rabbittes and the Clan Bar this weekend for the penultimate Champions Cup pool game, when Connacht Rugby take on Zebre. Kickoff is at 1.00 p.m. Join the Clan in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post match player interview!


    Murty Rabbittes will also be open from 10.30 on Saturday for breakfast, as well as their usual fantastic menu and Ranch Special Steak during and post match! We hope to see you all there. 

  • ConnZebre


    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!!

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    Our current Corporate Members are:


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  • Connacht travel to Coventry for the Champions Cup Clash with Wasps

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

  • ConnEdn


    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 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!

  • Connacht travel to Geneva to play Oyonnax in the Challenge Cup on Saturday October 14th

  • Kelvingrove Museaum Glasgow

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

  • Kelvingrove Museaum Glasgow

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

  • Kelvingrove Museaum Glasgow

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

  • Dail Grenoble Away


    Exciting time for Connacht Rugby, as we face off against FC Grenoble in the Stade Des Alpes this Saturday at 8.00 p.m. The Connacht Clan will be in the Dail Bar for the big game, and all are welcome

  • Michael Swift Hall of Fame


    The Connacht Clan are delighted to announce the Induction of Mr. Michael Swift into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame following Connacht v. Munster this weekend. All are welcome. Please come along and show your appreciation for this true Connacht legend.

  • 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 .


  • LeinsterConnacht

    Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitts this Saturday, when Connacht take on Leinster in the first of the Christmas inter-pros! Kick off is 745 and it's sure to be a cracking evening in Murtys!

  • King John's Castle

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

  • MattHealyTry


    Join the Connacht Clan in the Clan Bar after this Saturdays game against Edinburgh for an interview with the one and only Matt Healy! All are welcome!

  • 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.



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    The Connacht Clan are heading to Thomond Park! Get in on our great bus & ticket package for just €20!


    Merch July 2016


    Announcing a new Clan Polo shirt, t-shirt and Clan Pint Holders! All available on the Connacht Clan Shop!

  • ConnOspreys


    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!

  • Ospreys Connacht Lib


    Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbittes for the first away game of 2017. An injury ravaged Connacht side travel to Swansea to take on second placed Ospreys. Catch all the action live in Murtys from 1.30 p.m! All are welcome!



  • Connacht take on Zebre in Parma twice this season, so here is some information to help you plan.

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    Our sponsors Top Oil have given us a fuel voucher to give away.

    Just predict the number of tries scored by each team to win.

  •  slide rule


    As we head into the penultimate round of fixtures, here are the various routes to Quarter Final qualification for Connacht.

  • Connacht Senior Squad 2015-2016 Season

    Name Position Contracted Eligibility Notes
    Jason Harris-Wright Hooker 2016 IQ  
    Tom McCartney Hooker 2017 IQ Oct 2017  
    Dave Heffernan Hooker 2017 IQ  
    Finlay Bealham Prop 2017 Ireland  
    Rodney Ah You Prop 2016 Ireland To Ulster
    Denis Buckley Prop 2017 IQ  
    JP Cooney Prop 2017 IQ  
    Ronan Loughney Prop 2017 Ireland  
    Nathan White Prop 2017 Ireland  
    Aly Muldowney Lock 2016 IQ To Grenoble
    Danny Qualter Lock 2017 IQ  
    Quinn Roux Lock 2017 IQ  
    Ultan Dillane Lock 2017 Ireland From Academy
    Ben Marshall Lock 2017 IQ From Leinster
    Andrew Browne Lock/Flanker 2018 Ireland  
    Nepia Fox-Matamua Flanker 2017 IQ June 2018 From Auckland
    Jake Heenan Flanker 2018 IQ July 2016  
    John Muldoon Flanker/ No 8 2017 Ireland  
    George Naoupu Number 8 2016 New Zealand  
    Eoin McKeon Number 8 2017 Ireland  
    Eoghan Masterson Flanker 2017 IQ From Academy
    Kieran Marmion Scrum-half 2018 Ireland  
    Ian Porter Scrum-half 2016 IQ  
    John Cooney Scrum-half 2017 IQ  
    Caolin Blade Scrum-half 2017 IQ From Academy
    Craig Ronaldson Out-half 2018 IQ  
    Jack Carty Out-half 2017 IQ  
    Apirana Pewhairangi Out-half/Centre 2016 IQ From Rugby League
    Shane O'Leary Out-half/Centre 2017 IQ  
    Aj McGinty Out-half 2016 USA To Sale
    Dave McSharry Centre 2017 Ireland  
    Bundee Aki Centre 2017 IQ Oct 2017
    Conor Finn Centre/Wing 2016 IQ
    Danie Poolman Wing 2017 IQ
    Fionn Carr Wing 2016 Ireland  
    Matt Healy Wing 2018 IQ  
    Tiernan O'Halloran Wing 2018 IQ  
    Niyi Adeolokun Wing 2017 IQ  
    Robbie Henshaw Centre/Fullback 2016 Ireland To Leinster
    Darragh Leader Fullback 2017 IQ



    Players in for 2016-2017

    Name Position Contracted Eligibility From
    Rory Parata Centre/Wing 2017 IQ Academy
    Shane Delahunt Hooker 2017 IQ Academy
    James Connolly Flanker 2017 IQ Academy
    Sean O'Brien Flanker/Lock 2017 IQ Academy
    Peter Robb Centre 2017 IQ Academy
    Eoin Griffin Centre 2018 Ireland London Irish
    Conor Carey Prop 2018 IQ Nottingham
    Marnitz Boshoff Out-half 2018 South Africa Lions
    Cian Kelleher Fullback 2018 IQ Leinster
    Rory Moloney Flanker 2017 IQ Academy
    Dominic Robertson-McCoy Prop 2017 IQ Northland
    Josh Rowland Fullback/Wing 2017 IQ Ireland 7s
    Lewis Stevenson Lock 2017 Ireland Exeter



    Yellow Highlight indicates that the player's contract has been extended this season

    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.

  • 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.

  • Dylan Thomas Centre Swansea

    Connacht play the Ospreys in Swansea the weekend after New Years.

  •  3SistersClan

    The Three Sisters at 139 Cowgate will be our home away from home for the Pro12 Final weekend.


  • Toulouse Capitole Night Wikimedia Commons

    December 2013 saw an army of Connacht fans descend upon the Stade Ernest Wallon and storm the fortress. Can we repeat the feat on our third visit to the city?

  • #TolouseConnacht


    It's finally here, the last round of the Pool stages of Champions Cup Rugby. It's do or die for Connacht in their head to head against Toulouse.


    For those not lucky enough to be making the journey, join the Clan in Murty Rabbittes. Nerves will be shot, drinks will be had!


    For those making the trip, there are meet ups with the Le Huit, Clan meetups and other activities planned. All details can be found here:


  • Piazza dei Signori Treviso

    Connacht play Bennetton Treviso in Stadio Monigo in another Sunday lunchtime kickoff on February 26th.

  • Ulster Connacht


    Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's this Friday when Connacht take on Ulster in Ravenhill in  the first inter-pro of the season. Confidence must be high in the Connacht camp after our famous victory last week, but will that be enough to overcome a 57 year dry spell in Belfast? Join the Clan in Murty Rabbittes to watch all the action!!

  • Connacht travel to Worcester for the Challenge Cup clash in January

  • ZebreConnacht2017

    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!