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Sideline Chat: Tom McCartney

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Former Connacht Rugby player Tom McCartney joined the club in 2014 and quickly established himself as a key playing member and a leader during his time at the Sportsground. A PRO12 medal winner, he was selected on the 2016 Dream Team, and played more than a 100 games for Connacht. When McCartney’s season before retirement was cut short due to Covid-19, he returned with his family to New Zealand, missing an assured fond farewell from all the Connacht fans. Clubs: Pakuranga, Auckland/Blues, Connacht

Long awaited return to action for Connacht Rugby

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Some 25 weeks since Connacht produced a 29-19 win over the Southern Kings, a new-look squad returns to action on Sunday.

One Tribe in Connacht: Catering Company and Rugby announce major three year partnership

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Connacht Rugby added the 41st member to its 2020/21 squad with Munster's Alex Wootton joining on loan for the season. The versatile backline player can expected to play an important part in Connacht's backline, particularly with the loss of several key players at the end of the last season. The 26-years-old, a former Irish U20 squad member, made a name for himself in Munster as a lethal finisher, and that is what Connacht coach Andy Friend will want as they prepare for the restart on Augut 22. Friend says Wootton’s arrival will strengthen Connacht’s back field options. "Alex is a very exciting back three player who has all the talent to take his game to the next level. His versatility across the back line will also help us as we look to compete on both fronts next season."

Connacht players set to depart as new squad takes shape

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A host of players are set to leave Connacht Rugby, following Robin Copeland's announced departure to France this week.

Connacht Rugby launches new jersey to support frontline workers

Connacht Rugby has collaborated to create a limited-edition ‘Heroes’ jersey in aid of ALONE and the Galway and Mayo/Roscommon hospices

Connacht return to the Sportsground for the first of three key fixtures

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After a much needed three-week break Connacht Rugby return to the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (7.35pm) for the first of three crunch PRO14 fixtures.

Naughton welcomes Connacht Rugby €10 million funding under the Large-Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Government has allocated Connacht Rugby €10 million in funding under the Large-Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund — Fine Gael TD for Galway West Hildegarde Naughton, who is a season-ticket holder at the Sportsground, had campaigned for the grant funding and brought Leo Varadkar to the grounds last year to see the plans for the 12,000-capacity stadium.

Grealish welcomes funding of €20.4m for Galway under the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund

Independent Deputy for Galway West, Noel Grealish TD has welcomed funding for Galway of €20.4m under the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Portwest and Connacht Rugby attempt world record attempt on Saturday

Connacht Rugby and west of Ireland based company Portwest are joining forces to attempt a world record on Saturday. And in doing so, they plan to light up the Galway Sportsground at the Connacht versus Munster interprovincial clash.


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