With both Ulster and Leinster through to this year's Heineken Cup final on May 19 an Irish winner is guaranteed leaving the door open for Connacht to qualify as the fourth team from Ireland. This comes as a huge boost to the club which finished off their first ever Heineken Cup this year with a memorable victory over Harlequins in the Sportsground.
The advent of top flight European rugby in the west of Ireland has seen major changes both within the Sportsground and throughout Galway as thousands of supporters flocked to the city to see Connacht take on the giants like Harlequins, Gloucester and Toulouse. Due to the exceptional demand to see some of Europe's greatest teams in the Sportsground, Connacht Rugby season tickets remain the only way to guarantee entry to the three home pool matches, as well as all 11 of Connacht's home RaboDirect PRO12 games. With limited availability and some sections nearly sold out already, supporters are urged to purchase their season tickets early to ensure they can be part of the next step in Connacht Rugby's history. Season tickets are available for purchase online at www.connachtrugby.ie or from the Connacht Rugby ticket office in the Sportsground, College Road, Galway.
Claremorris Colts RFC crowned Connacht Club of the Year
There was much celebration in Claremorris last weekend when it was announced that Claremorris Colts RFC were announced as the Connacht club of the year at the Connacht Rugby awards night last weekend.
The club which was only established in 2009, starting off with mini-rugby teams from u8 to u12 level and the club is now fielding up to u16 level.