Connacht Rugby

  • Ireland lock Ultan Dillane will start for Connacht in their Guinness PRO14 match at the Cheetahs tomorrow evening.

    The only other change from last week's win over Benetton sees Toulouse-bound Pita Ahki comes into midfield to partner Eoin Griffin in the centre.

  • Uncapped Connacht scrum half Caolin Blade could be included in Ireland squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.

    Head coach Joe Schmidt is due to announce his 38 man panel today.

    With Luke McGrath and Kieran Marmion injured, Blade is seen a likely inclusion as back up to Conor Murray.

    The 24 year old has played in all of Connacht's 18 games so far this season.

     

  • Connacht Rugby are pleased to announce that the Connacht U18 Boys & Girls teams will be the guests of honour at this Saturday's Guinness PRO14 tie between Connacht and Scarlets at The Sportsground (k/o 5.15pm).

    The Connacht U18 Girls team made history last weekend when they sealed the interprovincial title, beating Leinster 21-19 to complete a clean sweep of victories in the competition. It's the first time in the province's history an U18 Girls team has won an interprovincial series.

    The victory came on the back of a similar feat by the Connacht U18 Boys, who also won the interprovincial title at the U18s Festival at University of Limerick in late August.

    Their achievements are especially significant as it is the first time ever that Connacht have won both male and female interprovincial titles in the same season.

    As a result both sets of squads and management will be attending the game and will parade their trophies at half-time, following which the head coaches and captains will be interviewed on the field.

  • The Connacht J1A League returned today.

    Westport got off to a winning start with a 14 7 win over Tuam.

    Last season’s double Champions Connemara overcame Castlebar 13-11.