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Event Venue Date/Time
Connacht Rugby v Dragons (PRO12 16/17)The Sportsground, GalwaySat, 18/02/2017 19:35BUY NOW
Connacht Rugby v Zebre (PRO12 16/17)The Sportsground, GalwayFri, 03/03/2017 19:35BUY NOW
Connacht Rugby v Leinster Rugby (PRO12 16/17)The Sportsground, GalwaySat, 15/04/2017 19:35BUY NOW

The Grant Thornton Stand is an additional seated and covered stand that is in place at the Sportsground for the 2016/17 season. The new stand, with allocated seating, will be located to the side of the Main Stand and will seat 300 supporters. Tickets for the Grant Thornton Stand are now on sale.

Only Adult Tickets will be available to purchase for the Grant Thornton seated stand and tickets start at €32.50 for category 2 games and €37.50 for category 1 games. Tickets are available online from, from selected Centra & SuperValu stores province-wide and from the Connacht Rugby office at the Sportsground.

Season Ticket Holders will have the option to upgrade to this area subject to availability on a match by match basis. Upgrade purchases are available on match day only and from the ticket box office (open 90 minutes before kick-off). The Season Ticket upgrade fee will be €10 for all games. All upgrades are granted on a first come first served basis.

Ticket Prices 2016/17*


€44.00 €33.00 Office/
€45.00 €35.00 Box Office
€37.50 €32.50 Office/
€40.00 €35.00 Box Office
€27.50 €22.00 Office/
€30.00 €25.00 Box Office
€22.00 €16.50 Office/
€25.00 €20.00 Box Office
€10.00 €5.00 All Sources


CATEGORY 1 Leinster, Munster, Ulster, Toulouse, Wasps, Zebre (European Champions Cup)
CATEGORY 2 Cardiff, Benetton Treviso, Dragons, Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors, Ospreys, Scarlets, Zebre (Guinness PRO12)


*subject to change


Ticket Types

Adult Enclosure 18 years+ Indoor. Unreserved seating and standing. First-come-first-served.
Adult Seated 18 years+ Grant Thornton Seated Stand. Reserved Covered Seating.
Adult 18 years+ Clan Terrace, Main Terrace, BohermoreTerrace and College Road Terrace. Standing.
Student/Senior Student with valid ID or Senior 65 years+ (Concession) Clan Terrace, Main Terrace, Bohermore Terrace and College Road Terrace. Standing.
Junior 4 -17 years (inclusive)
Family** 2 Adult and 3 Juniors Tickets (age as per above)


Centra and SuperValu Ticket Seller Locations

Tickets can be purchase at the below locations.

Centra Ballygar – Holmes Main Street Ballygar Co Galway
SuperValu Tuam – O’Toole’s Bishop St Tuam Co. Galway
SuperValu Moycullen – McCann’s An Cearnog Nua Moycullen Co. Galway
SuperValu Barna – Clarke’s Seapoint Barna Co. Galway
SuperValu Portumna – O’Meara’s Confert Avenue Portumna Co. Galway
SuperValu Ballinasloe – Dunne’s Brackernagh Ballinalsoe Co. Galway
Centra Clarinbridge – Hennigan’s Main Street Clarinbridge Co. Galway
Centra Athenry Northgate St Athenry Co. Galway
SuperValu Ballinamore – Donohoe’s Main Street Ballinamore Co. Leitrim
SuperValu Carrick on Shannon – Glancys Carrick on Shannon Co. Leitrim
Centra Drumshambo – Gibbons Main Street Drumshambo Co. Leitrim
SuperValu Manorhamilton – Rooney’s Main Street Manorhamilton Co. Leitrim
SuperValu Ballina – Maloney’s Bunree Ballina Co. Mayo
SuperValu Achill – Sweeney’s Achill Sound Co. Mayo
Centra Belmullet – Cuffe’s Main Street Belmullet Co. Mayo
SuperValu Ballinrobe – Cummin’s Ballinrobe Co. Mayo
Centra Castlebar – Caseys Knockcroghery Castlebar Co. Mayo
SuperValu Athlone – Smith’s Unit 3/4 Rivervillage Monksland Co. Roscommon
SuperValu Roscommon – Fleming’s Main Street Roscommon Co. Roscommon
SuperValu Castlerea – Cahill’s Main Street Castlerea Co. Roscommon
SuperValu Tubbercurry – Surlis’s Teeling St Tubbercurry Co. Sligo
Centra Collooney – Whiteside The Square Collooney Co. Sligo
SuperValu – Oranmore Orantown Centre Oranmore Co. Galway

Season Ticket 2016/17 Information

Season Ticket are now SOLD OUT.

Season Ticket Pack Collection

Season Ticket holders for 2016/17 can collect their Season Ticket packs from The Sportsground and selected Intersport Elverys stores this September. Please fill out the below form and choose ONE location from which to collect your pack. Collection is available at the Sportsground from 1-30 September and at selected Intersport Elverys from the 10-30 September. You must present your season ticket card or confirmation email for collection.

Season Ticket Pack Collection

  • Season Ticket packs can be collected from ONE of the below locations. Available at the Sportsground from 1-30 September and at selected Intersport Elverys from the 10-30 September. You must present your season ticket card or confirmation email for collection. Please tick ONE location below.


Season Ticket benefits are listed below.

The Savings*

-       During the general sale, save over 15% as an adult

 The Games

-       Guaranteed entry to 3 European Champions Cup games against Toulouse, Wasps and Zebre and 11 Guinness PRO12 games inclduing the 3 inter provincials against Leinster, Munster and Ulster

-       Entry to all Connacht Eagles home games

-       Priority ticket access for potential home play-offs and knockout stages.

 Priority Access

-       Access to the Hospitality Marquee on match day**

-       IRFU Open Training Sessions

-       Mascot competitions

 Exclusive Benefits

-       Two tickets for friends to a Guinness PRO12 game (non-interprovincial)

-       A Season Ticket Holder Welcome Pack

-       Access to an exclusive pre season training session

-       Discounts from official Partners and Sponsors of Connacht Rugby

-       Your name on the Season Ticket Holder Wall at the Sportsground

**There is no option this year to upgrade to the hospitality marquee. We are delighted to advise that all Season Ticket Holders will have access to the hospitality marquee at the Sportsground for the 2016/17 season.

*All savings outlined above are a percentage of regular ticket prices.

Season Ticket Types

Adult:               Adult (18 years+) tickets for the Clan Stand Terrace or Main Stand Terrace.

Enclosed:        Adult (18 years+) tickets for the Enclosure (unreserved seating and standing room)

Concession:    Student with valid ID or Senior 65 years+

Junior:             Children aged 4 and 17 years (inclusive)

Family:             2 Adult and 3 Junior Tickets


For Season Ticket Terms and Conditions click here.

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Date / Time Match Venue Competition TV
Sat, 17-09-2016 17:05Zebre - ConnachtStadio LanfranchiGuinness Pro12
Sun, 22-01-2017 15:15Toulouse - ConnachtStade Ernest WallonEuropean Rugby Champions Cup
Sun, 12-02-2017 13:05Cardiff Blues - ConnachtBT Sport Cardiff Arms ParkGuinness Pro12
Sat, 18-02-2017 19:35Connacht - Newport Gwent DragonsSportsgroundGuinness Pro12
Sun, 26-02-2017 12:30Benetton Treviso - ConnachtStadio Comunale di MonigoGuinness Pro12
Fri, 03-03-2017 19:35Connacht - ZebreSportsgroundGuinness Pro12
TBCGlasgow Warriors - ConnachtScotstoun StadiumGuinness Pro12
TBCEdinburgh - ConnachtMyresideGuinness Pro12
Sat, 15-04-2017 19:35Connacht - LeinsterSportsgroundGuinness Pro12
TBCConnacht - ScarletsSportsgroundGuinness Pro12
Sat, 06-05-2017 17:15Munster - ConnachtThomond ParkGuinness Pro12



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Chief Executive Officer:

Willie Ruane

Head Coach:

Pat Lam

Club President:

Pat Piggott

Club Captain:

John Muldoon


Galway, Ireland

Competition Participation:

GUINNESS PRO12 and European Champions Cup


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Highest League Finish:

2nd (2015/16) GUINNESS PRO12 Champions 2015/16

‘A’ Team

Connacht Eagles


Connacht Rugby encompasses the professional rugby team which competes in both the Guinness PRO12 and in the European Champions Cup. The Connacht Rugby Branch is also responsible for administrating the game of rugby at grassroots level throughout the counties of Galway, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommmon and Sligo.

The Connacht Eagles are Connacht Rugby’s ‘A’ side, competing in the British & Irish Cup as well as having interprovincial fixtures against Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. The side is made up of Professional, Development, Academy and Club players.

Both teams player their home games at the Sportsground in Galway, which can normally hold up 8,000 spectators.

Connacht Rugby were crowned 2015/16 PRO12 champions, beating Leinster 20-10 at BT Murrayfield on May 28th 2016.