We have been blown away by the response to the release of our limited-edition Heroes jersey in aid of ALONE and the Galway and Mayo/Roscommon hospices. We truly appreciate the generosity from our fantastic supporters.

Thanks to your kindness and support we have raised much-needed funds to support them as they continue to help our community.

This jersey represents the hard work that they put in every day to help our most vulnerable in society. We look forward to seeing our supporters wearing this jersey with pride in support of our Heroes.

For now, the game will be won by staying at home, there will be brighter and healthier days ahead, when we can all venture out to support Connacht Rugby at home in The Sportsground once again.

Connacht Rugby, along with our partners Elverys and BLK, have collaborated to create a special and unique, Limited-Edition ‘Heroes’ jersey in aid of ALONE and the Galway and Mayo/Roscommon Hospices.

During these unprecedented times, ALONE and the Hospices are unrelenting in their support of our most vulnerable in society. To support their trojan efforts and by way of support to all our front-line workers, 100% of profits from this Limited-Edition jersey will go directly to ALONE and the two Connacht-based Hospices.

The jersey sports a unique design inspired by Superheroes, reminding us that they are not the only ones who wear capes and is our way of saying thanks to all Superheroes fighting day in, day out to makes the lives of the most vulnerable better.

The caption ‘Home Advantage’ reminds us that for now, this game is won by staying at home, but is also a nod to what will be brighter and healthier days ahead, when we can all venture out to support Connacht Rugby at home in The Sportsground once again, wearing this ‘Heroes’ shirt with pride.

Connacht Rugby would like to thank all our sponsors who donated their normal logo space to help make this jersey possible.

ALONE’s support line is available at 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm, seven days a week, supporting the clinical advice and information being provided by the HSE.

The ALONE helpline offers advice and support for COVID-19 and other issues that are coming up for older people at this time, including difficulties in relation to physical and mental health, loneliness, isolation, finance, safety, and housing. For more information see www.alone.ie 

Galway Hospice can be contacted on 091 77 0868 for general enquires or if you wish to help with fundraising, volunteering or recruitment.

The Mayo/Roscommon Hospice are available on 094 938 8666 and you can visit www.hospice.ie for further enquiries.

Where can I get this jersey?
The limited-edition jersey is available exclusively on a pre-order basis from Wednesday 13th May on www.elverys.ie and costs just €70 for an adult and starts at €48 for kids. But hurry, only a limited number of these once-off jerseys will be produced and orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first serve basis.

All orders have to be place by 23rd May.

There is an expected delivery time of five to six weeks as these jerseys are being produced specifically for each individual once orders are placed.

Thank you for playing your part by supporting the Connacht Rugby Limited-Edition Heroes Jersey in aid of ALONE and the Galway & Mayo/Roscommon Hospices.

#StrongerAtHome #HomeAdvantage

PURCHASE THE LIMITED-EDITION HEROES JERSEY HERE

Connacht Rugby have launched an official 2020 Calendar with all proceeds go directly to the grassroots game.

The calendar brings to life many aspects of Connacht Rugby, featuring a mixture of striking and fun images ranging from Connacht Rugby Summer Camps to the Connacht Women’s Players, as well including several familiar favourites from the Connacht Rugby Professional Team. All photography included is taken by Connacht Rugby’s official partners INPHO Photography.

The official Connacht Rugby calendar will make the ideal stocking filler for all Connacht fans. It is the perfect Connacht Supporters gift. The calendar is priced at just €10 (€13 including p.p.) and will be available to purchase at various points in The Sportsground on Saturday 21st of December during the Connacht v Munster game.

Launching the official Connacht Rugby 2020 Calendar, Joe Gorham, Head of Domestic Rugby at Connacht Rugby said ‘The funds raised from this initiative will give a huge boost to our young underage teams at a Grassroots level in Connacht. We are looking forward to seeing the calendars on sale during the upcoming Munster game on Saturday December 21st and would like to thank our supporters in advance for their generosity.”

For more information or to get your copy, call 091 561568 or email [email protected]

 

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Connacht 2020 Calendar Overview

 

The Irish rugby team are holding an open training session at The Sportsground tomorrow, and there’s good news if you haven’t yet grabbed a ticket.
 
We have received a very limited number of return tickets from the IRFU which you can book in the link below.
 
The session begins at 10.30am with gates open from 9.30.
 
 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL CLUB & COMMUNITY FIXTURES

 

One of the biggest annual events in the Galway calendar – the Galway Races Summer Festival – is coming soon! To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Brooks Group to give you and a friend the opportunity to enjoy the opening day in style.

The winner & guest are invited to attend the Brooks Galway BBQ which runs from 1pm to 5pm on Monday 29th July. This includes free bar & food, and entertainment from a top class band and DJ. And of course two tickets to the evening race meet. The prize also includes accommodation in the Nox hotel on the 29th July.

There is also the opportunity to win Brooks most stylish gentleman or most stylish lady competition.

*ID will be required to gain entry and guests must be over 18*

 

 

 

As part of their Rugby World Cup 2019 preparations, the Irish rugby squad will be based at the home of Connacht Rugby for one week in July.

The full squad will be training at the Sportsground for the week. The week will end on a high with an open training session at the Sportsground on Friday 12th July at 10.30am.

 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL CLUB & COMMUNITY FIXTURES

 

Tickets are now on general sale for Saturday week’s Guinness PRO14 quarter-final against Ulster in Kingspan Stadium (k/o 5.35pm).

Can you be the difference?

 
PURCHASE YOUR MATCH TICKETS HERE
 
We are also delighted to announce that we are working with our Official Coach Partner, Citylink, to provide supporter buses to and from Belfast on the day of the game. These buses will run from the Galway Coach Station and Dubarry Park, Athlone.

  • Buses will depart Galway Coach Station at 10:30am
  • Buses will depart Dubarry Park, Athlone at 11:30am

As a thank you to our loyal fans, Connacht Rugby will subsidise the cost of bus tickets which will ensure a price of only €15 per person return.

 

BOOK SUPPORTERS BUS TICKETS HERE

 

Our Guinness PRO14 Semi-Final Qualifier with Ulster will take place in Kingspan Stadium on Saturday 4th May with a 17:35 kick-off.

Priority Ticket Access

  • Match tickets will go on priority sale to both our 18/19 and 19/20 Season Ticket members tomorrow morning (Friday April 19th) at 10am.
    (Season Ticket Memberships are available here)
  • All members will be emailed with a link to purchase in our allocated areas.
  • This priority period will end on Wednesday evening (April 24th) at 17:00.
  • Prior to this we will release the link to all other Connacht supporters on Tuesday evening.

 

 

In order to rally as many supporters to this vital play-off game, we have consulted with the Connacht Clan Supporters Club regarding the areas they will be purchasing in. Below are the areas they have prioritised.

  1. West Terrace for those who are happy to stand
  2. Grandstand for those who would prefer to sit

Please note:

  • Terraces are General Admission standing areas
  • Junior tickets are only available in the Memorial / Family Stand and the Memorial / Family Terrace
  • The Family Stand is a non-alcohol area

 

Supporter Buses

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with our Official Coach Partner, Citylink, to provide supporter buses to and from Belfast on the day on the game. These buses will run from the Galway Coach Station.

As a thank you to our loyal fans, Connacht Rugby will subsidise the cost of bus tickets which will ensure a price of only €15 per person return.

 

BOOK SUPPORTERS BUS TICKETS HERE

 

Due to the phenomenal level of interest in this fixture, there may be demand for an extra bus route from Castlebar. Please fill out the form below and we will work with Citylink to plan the appropriate trips. All tickets must be pre-booked and we will notify you when available.

 

Voting is now OPEN for the Connacht Rugby 2018/19 Supporters’ Player of the Year Award, sponsored by Elverys.
 
Three players who have excelled on the field this year have been put forward for nomination by the official Connacht supporters group The Connacht Clan, and now it’s up to you to decide who’ll receive the accolade.
 
Caolin Blade, Jack Carty and Tom Farrell are your three nominees, so to vote just pick who you think deserves the award in the link below. Voting closes at lunchtime on Thursday 11th April.
 
The winner will be announced at the sold-out Connacht Rugby Awards Ball at The Salthill Hotel in Galway this Saturday!
 

Who should win the 2018/19 Connacht Rugby Supporters' Player of the Year Award?

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