Jack Carty

  • Connacht have been boosted by confirmation that Bundee Aki will be available to face Leinster in their first interprovincial game of the season, as well as their return to Champions Cup rugby the following week.

    Aki will sit out the final game of his 3-match suspension away to Ospreys on Saturday - a ban that was handed down when he became the first Irish player to be sent off in a World Cup match, against Samoa earlier this month - but he will be back when Connacht take on Leinster on Friday week 8th November.

    Out-half Jack Carty will also make his return for the derby with Leinster at the Sportsground, following his impressive World Cup, after both internationals were pencilled in for training next week.



    Connacht out-half Jack Carty is on a four-man shortlist for the Irish Rugby Players' Player of the Year Award.

    Carty's become Connacht's record point scorer this season and also enjoyed a breakthrough year at international level, winning three caps in the Six Nations.

    Leinster second-row James Ryan and Munster forwards Tadhg Beirne and Peter O'Mahony are also in contention to win the prize.

    Ryan is also shortlisted for the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year Award, alongside his Leinster teammate Jordan Larmour and Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale.

    Ireland captain Ciara Griffin is joined by Eimear Considine and Anna Caplice in the running for Women's Player of the Year.



  • Connacht and Ireland out-half Jack Carty believes the IRFU made the best of a bad situation by implementing pay deferrals for the duration of the current crisis.

    Last Friday, the union announced that all of their more than 500 staff would be taking a temporary pay cut on a tiered basis that hits their highest earners hardest.

    Chief executive Philip Browne has described the situation as a major cash-flow issue, saying the union are "burning up cash" as they wait for play to resume when Government restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic are lifted.

    The IRFU and other governing bodies remain in the dark about a return date and while it is hoped games can be played in July, there are fears the crisis could go on much longer with Browne warning that anything beyond September could threaten the IRFU's existence.

    Given that scenario, Carty told the Irish Independent he welcomed the move that was designed to maintain jobs.

  • Ireland West Airport has announced a new partnership with Connacht Rugby and Ireland Outhalf Jack Carty.

    It’s part of a strategic initiative aimed at strengthening the airport’s links with the community. 

    Jack Carty, a Roscommon native, currently plays for Connacht Rugby in the Pro14, having come through the team's academy. He is Connacht's record points scorer in the Pro14, after overtaking Ian Keatley in March this year.

    He has represented Ireland at various under-age levels internationally. Most recently he won the 2019 Zurich Players' Player of the Year Award.

    Jack was named in the senior Irish squad for the opening rounds of the 2019 Six Nations and made his debut in February of this year.

    An accomplished sportsman, The Connacht man represented Roscommon at minor level as well as lining out for the Republic of Ireland soccer team at underage levels up until he was 15.

     Working with locally produced sports stars is part of a new strategic initiative by the airport aimed at strengthening the airport’s links with the community. 

    As part of the new partnership Jack will work with the airport on the development of new campaigns.

    Commenting on today’s announcement, Donal Healy, Head of Marketing, Ireland West Airport said ‘As an airport for the people of the region, it’s one of our core values to ‘support local’ and being a proud Connacht man, born and bred, Jack epitomises this. The airport is looking forward to working with Jack on a number of exciting new campaigns in the coming months supporting local initiatives and hopefully we will have the opportunity to cheer him on in the Rugby World Cup in Japan next September’.

    Jack Carty said he is delighted to team up with Ireland West Airport. As a local person from Roscommon one of my favourite career memories to date was on that famous night in 2016 when we arrived back into our local airport after being crowned PRO12 champions to a reception of over 5,000 people. 


  • The Irish rugby squad for this month's World Cup in Japan has been confirmed, with Devin Toner expected to be the highest profile absentee.

    Schmidt's 31 man squad was scheduled to be publicly announced next Sunday, but after details were leaked to the media, the IRFU have now confirmed the squad.

    Veteran lock Toner has missed out on selection, with Munster's Jean Kleyn included in his place.

    Jack Carty has beaten Ross Byrne to the third outhalf position, while Luke McGrath is chosen in favour of Connacht's Kieran Marmion.

    Ulster pair Jordi Murphy and Jack McGrath have also reportedly been left on standby.

    There is one change to the squad which had been reported, with Munster centre Chris Farrell chosen over Will Addison.

  • Connacht have been handed a fitness boost ahead of their trip to Zebre in the Guinness Pro14 this weekend.

    Ireland out-half Jack Carty has returned to full training after recovering from an arm injury suffered in their Challenge Cup defeat at Sale last Friday.

    Finlay Bealham will sit out his weekend's game with a hand injury while Dominic Robertson McCoy is a doubt due to back problems.




  • Jack Carty has signed a new two-year deal with Connacht.

    The out-half's new deal will keep him at the Sportsground until the summer of 2021.

    Carty has been in fine form for his province this season, scoring 109 points in his 12 Pro 14 appearances -  the second highest in the competition.