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Connacht Rugby has been given a reasonable chance of seizing silverware in the Pro14 next season after bookmakers released odds for the 2019/20 campaign. Defending champions Leinster are understandably the favourites to win the trophy, but only four teams have shorter odds than Andy Friend’s men. Munster, Glasgow and Ulster are all tipped to challenge for glory, but Connacht are next in line at 20/1 along with Scarlets and Ospreys.
Additional temporary terracing is to be installed in the Sportsground to meet the high level of ticket demand for the traditional festive interprovincial clashes against Ulster and Munster.
Often maligned, rather unfairly, as a dog track overlooking a cemetery, the Galway Sportsground can now be the province’s “shining light”. Hardened fans love it just as it is, and former captain John Muldoon refused to contemplate moving big games elsewhere, but in many ways it is past its sell-by date, particularly since the game went professional.
Connacht Rugby has revealed plans for a €30-million redevelopment of the Sportsground, which will transform its home into a top-class 12,000-capacity stadium and high-performance training centre.
Connacht Rugby face a tough pool in this season's European Challenge Cup.
The late Sean Calleary, who passed away at the weekend aged 86, left behind an immense legacy, says Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane.
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced Andy Friend as the province’s new head coach.
Kieran Keane, regarded as a "perfect fit" for Connacht at the time of his appointment, is now regarded as an imperfect match just nine months into this stint as head coach.
Connacht stalwart Andrew Browne will end his playing days with the club at the end of this season.
Connacht Rubgy legend and captain John Muldoon has announced he will retire from the professional game after 17 incredible years with the club. The 35-year-old, in his seventh year as captain, announced his decision to retire at the end of this season via an emotional tweet yesterday.