Kieran Marmion has claimed the first of the 2013/14 Player of the Month Awards, in association with Hartmanns Jewellers and Tag Heuer watches.

The young scrum half was identified by Team Management as the stand out player for September having displayed exceptional ability on the field and exemplary attitude off the field.

Marmion kept his ‘super starter’ record alive by being named in the number 9 jersey for all four games in September – against Zebre, Cardiff Blues, Ulster and Ospreys. Last season, he was the sole Connacht squad member and only player in the league to start every game of the 2012/13 season which is testament to his ability and form. Having graduated early from the Connacht Academy at just 20 years old, Marmion went on to be named in the Ireland Squad for the Summer Tour of North America.

Commenting on September Player of the Month, Connacht Head Coach Pat Lam said:

“Kieran started off this season where he left off last year. This was my first time working with him and I have been so impressed with his attitude, his work ethic and his incredible maturity.

“He started all four games in September and has been consistent in every one of these games. It’s not surprising that his name keeps coming up in discussions around the Ireland squad.”

Richard Hartmann, Director of Hartmann Jewellers added:

“We’re delighted to present Kieran with the Player of the Month Award. Kieran has been so exciting to watch since he made the step up to this level this time last year. And it’s great to see him continue to progress every game. He’s a huge prospect for Connacht and Irish rugby. 

“Hartmanns of Galway are very excited about the continued partnership for the 2013/14 season; it provides us with a unique and innovative way to interact with Connacht Rugby and align both brands. “

Hartmanns of Galway are the only store in the west of Ireland where you will find top Swiss watches such as Rolex, Tag Heuer and Omega. They are exclusive agents for designer jewellery brands such as Hearts on Fire, Marco Bicego and Fope. They are also stockists of top silver brands Ti Sento and Links of London.

Beyond this array of Premier Designers and watch brands you will find the most exclusive collection of diamond engagement and wedding rings and their team will be delighted to present to you in the comfort of their private viewing rooms. Find out more on


Internationals return for Munster interpro at Thomond Park