One of the Clan's latest Committee Members summarises his first season in the Engine Room.
Former Connacht Captain will be travelling with Grenoble to play Connacht on Friday 7th August (KO 17.15)
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 play the Ospreys in Brewery Field on Friday October 26th at 20:05
Connacht travel to Brive for the Challenge Cup clash on Saturday December 9th
Connacht will play the Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Sunday February 12th.
Connacht will play the Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Saturday January 26th
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.
Legendary Irish hooker Ciaran Fitzgerald will be inducted into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame in the Clan Bar after the Glasgow game on Saturday.
Voting is now open for Connacht Clan Player and Young Player of the Year!
Voting is limited to Clan Members only!
Thanks to all for taking part!!
Congratulations to Leinster and Cardiff Blues on securing a double for the Pro14 in Europe.
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.
The Connacht Clan AGM will take place in theMeyrick Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway onSaturday 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Any comments or queries can be directed to the above address
The Connacht Clan will be gathering in Teagues Bar across from Kingsholm Stadium from 4pm on Friday ahead of the Challenge Cup Quarter Final.
This years annual Connacht Clan Table Quiz will be taking place in Murty Rabbits, Galway, at the 7th March 2019! It's always a great evening out, and always a sell out! Table is €40, maximum of four people per table!
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!
Thanks to all who came out for the Clan Table Quiz in the Dail recently.
Connacht have been drawn with some familiar opposition in the Champions Cup Pool Draw: Wasps, Toulouse and Zebre.
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.
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!!
Join the Connacht Clan in the Sporsground this evening when Connacht Rugby take on Treviso. Both teams are still battling for their spot in the Playoffs, so a lot still to play for! Join us in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post match interview!!
Join the Connacht Clan in the Sportsground this Saturday, when Connacht Rugby take on Bordeaux in the first round of the Challenge Cup! Usual Clan Interview in the Clan Bar post game!
We are meeting some members of the travelling Bordeaux supporters in Clan HQ, Murty Rabbitts, before the match. If you're interested then head over to the Clan Forum to register your interest: http://www.connachtclan.com/clan-forum/members-area/29245-bordeaux-fans-schoolnight-pint-and-a-spot-of-lunch#63387
This will be your last chance to pick up your Supporters pack in person, either in the Clan Bar pre-game or after the interview!If you can't make it, no need to worry, it will be automatically posted to you in the coming weeks.
We're down to the last home game of the season! Connacht take on Cardiff is what is likely to be a make or break game for both teams! Champions Cup Rugby and Pro14 playoffs are up for grabs. This game is likely to be a sell out!
And post game, the Connacht Clan will be delighted to present the Clan Player of the Year and Clan Young Player of the Year awards in the Clan Bar. All are welcome!
The mini-tour of South Africa is coming to an end! Join the Clan in HQ, Murty Rabbitt's tomorrow, when Connacht take on Cheetahs in the sunny Free State stadium, Bloemfontein! Connacht are hoping to continue their winning ways in the Southern Hemisphere!
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.
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!
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!!
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: http://www.connachtclan.com/clan-forum/2-connacht-rugby-board/29176-four-star-pizza-competition-leinster-no-1
Join the Clan in the Sportsground this weekend when Connacht take on provincial rivals Leinster in the first IntroPro of the Season.
Usual post-match interview in the Clan Bar. Don't forget to collect your Clan pack if you've signed up as member, and if you havn't you can sign up on the day!
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!
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!
Join the Connacht Clan this Saturdaywhen Connacht take on conference rivals Ospreys in the Sportsground. With Ospreys being only three points adrift of Connacht, it's all still to play for. Join us in the Clan Bar post game for the usual post-match interview.
We're back in European action this weekend, as Connacht take on Perpignan at the Sportsground. Connacht will aim to keep their winning form going from the mini-tour to South Africa!
Join the Clan in the Clan Bar for the usual post match interviews!
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!
Join the Connacht Clan as Connacht take on last years Pro14 finalist Scarlets in the Sportsground. It's sure to be a bruising encounter in the ongoing Month of Champions!
Dont forget to join us in the Clan Bar for the usual post-Match interview. If you want to join the Clan, or collect your membership pack, make your way to the Clan Bar before the game, or after the interview! See ye there!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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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Connacht travel to Coventry for the Champions Cup Clash with Wasps
Connacht travel to Dublin on December 22nd to face Leinster at the RDS.
Connacht return to the scene of their greatest triumph for the first time when they face Edinburgh in Murrayfield on September 14th.
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!
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 v Glasgow
Guinness Pro 12 Round 20
Saturday 25th April 2015 Kick Off 13:05 On TV: TG4/BBC Alba
Munster v Connacht
Guinness Pro 12 Round 18
Saturday 28th March 2015 Kick Off: 17:15 On TV: Sky Sports
Zebre v Connacht
Guinness Pro 12 Round 21
Saturday 9th May 2015 Kick Off 17:30 (Irish Time) On TV: TG4 / Nuvolari
In the Clan Bar, after Saturday's game against Ulster, we will be inducting Gavin Duffy into the Connacht Clan Hall of Fame
Connacht travel to Geneva to play Oyonnax in the Challenge Cup on Saturday October 14th
Connacht travel to Glasgow in Mid-April for the last away trip in the Pro14 regular season.
Connacht travel to Glasgow in February to face Warriors in a fixture that never ends well for us.
Connacht's first of three away trips on successive weekends takes them to Glasgow.
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
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.
Join the Connacht Clan today and you can avail of our unbeatable price of €20 for a return bus and match ticket to Thomond Park to see Connacht take on Munster on Saturday, March 28th.
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 .
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!
Connacht travel to Thomond Park on May 6th, for the final round of the regular season
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!
The Connacht Clan are delighted to annouce an exclusive members give away provided by our hosts, Murty Rabbitt's. Murtys are tickets for the November Rugby Series, along with exclusive Pro14 merchandise.
The draw is exclusive to Members only! Members need not take any action to enter, but if you're not yet a Clan member, or want to renew, just click the link above to be in with a chance!
You can now sign up to the Connacht Clan for the new season at connachtclan.com/join/clan-memberMembership 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.
The Clan are on tour once again! Join us for the annual trip to Thomond Park! Tickets are €25.00 for Clan members, and €40.00 for non members, includes both trip down and East Terrace tickets. Maximum of two tickets per person! Sure to be a great day!
Only a limited number of tickets are available and only for a limited amount of time. Be sure to pick yours up early!!
Update on the Connacht Clan trip to Thomond Park to see Connacht take on Munster on Saturday.
The Connacht Clan are heading to Thomond Park! Get in on our great bus & ticket package for just €20!
Announcing a new Clan Polo shirt, t-shirt and Clan Pint Holders! All available on the Connacht Clan Shop! http://www.connachtclan.com/shop
Join the Connacht Clan in Murty Rabbitt's this evening when Connacht take on Ospreys in Brewery Field. It's back to Pro14 action for the Connacht men in a Conference A head to head! All are welcome!
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!
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.
In the Clan Bar, after Saturday's game against Ospreys, we will be presenting the annual Connacht Clan Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards
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.
As we head into the penultimate round of fixtures, here are the various routes to Quarter Final qualification for Connacht.
Connacht return to Greater Manchester to play Sale Sharks on March 29th at 19:45
Connacht travel to Greater Manchester to play Sale Sharks on October 20th at 15:00
Here we go!! It's Quarter Final time! Connacht take on Sale in this all important European Challenge Cup Quarter Final!
For those that are travelling, head over to the Clan forum for details of meetups. For those who are not travelling, don't forget to join the Clan in Murty Rabbitts!
Connacht will play the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth and the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on November 25th and December 1st
Connacht Senior Squad 2015-2016 Season
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Connacht Senior Squad 2018-2019 Season
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Connacht play the Ospreys in Swansea the Friday after Easter.
Connacht play the Ospreys in Swansea the weekend after New Years.
The Three Sisters at 139 Cowgate will be our home away from home for the Pro12 Final weekend.
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?
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: http://www.connachtclan.com/upcoming-away-trips/483-toulouse-2016-17
Connacht play Bennetton Treviso in Stadio Monigo in another Sunday lunchtime kickoff on February 26th.
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!!
Here we go! Connacht take on Ulster in Kingspan Stadium on Saturday 4th May, 535 KO.
Join the Connacht Clan in Clan HQ, Murty Rabbitts, when Connacht take on Ulster! Both sides are licking wounds from last weeks inter-pros and will be going into this match up with something to prove.
Join the Clan in Murtys for the evening!
Connacht travel to Worcester for the Challenge Cup clash in January
It's the third last game of the Pro14 season! Connacht are still in the running for a playoff spot, but a lot still to play for as we get down to the end of season.
Join the Clan in Murty Rabbitts for the match! All are welcome!!
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!