All you need to know: Connacht v Munster

27 December 2023

All you need to know: Connacht v Munster

The beginning of 2024 see's Connacht start off at home in a BKT United Rugby Championship interprovinical derby against Munster at a sold out Sportsground on New Years Day, (3pm k/o).

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Monday’s game.

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 3pm on Monday 1st January.

What’s the state of play so far?

Connacht suffered a defeat up in Kingspan Stadium to Ulster by one point the last day out. A strong second half performance with tries from Shamus Hurley-Langton and Shayne Bolton wasn't enough to help the western province win the game.

Munster come to Galway on the back of a defeat at home to Leinster. A game played in awful conditions saw the men in blue win 9-3.

There are four points seperating the two teams, Munster on 24pts in 6th place and Connacht on 20pts in 10th.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our most recent meetings with Munster.

  • MUN 24-17 CON
  • CON 20-11 MUN
  • CON 10-8 MUN
  • MUN 20-18 CON
  • MUN 20-17 CON

How will the two teams line up?

The Connacht management team will announce their squad on Saturday at midday when it will be named on and the Connacht Rugby social channels.


Ref - Chris Busby

AR - Andy Brace

AR - Keane Davison

TMO - Mark Patton

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

5 - Diarmuid Kilgallen and Caolin Blade

3 - Shamus Hurley-Langton

2 - Bundee Aki, Cathal Forde, Cian Prendergast and Joe Joyce

1 - David Hawkshaw, Dylan Tierney-Martin, JJ Hanrahan, Sean O'Brien, Shayne Bolton, Tadgh McElroy, Tiernan O'Halloran and Tom Farrell

How do I get tickets?


What channel is it on?

TV viewing on TG4 and Galway Bay will have live radio commentary.