Cathal Forde renews contract for two years

05 March 2024

Cathal Forde renews contract for two years

Connacht Rugby are thrilled to announce Cathal Forde has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

Forde has emerged this season as one of the most exciting young prospects in Irish Rugby. His consistent selection at inside-centre has brought him up to 23 caps for his home province, while he can also cover #13 and fly-half.

The 22 year old came through the Connacht pathway system with Galway Corinthians RFC and The Jes, and made his senior debut against Glasgow Warriors in January 2022.

He also featured in all five games for Ireland in the 2021 U20 Six Nations.

Cathal Forde:

"I am delighted to sign a two-year contract and extend my stay at my home province. I feel like there's so much more to come with my game and I know being at Connacht will help develop that.

We've got a really good group of players here and I want to play my part in helping this club succeed"

Head coach Pete Wilkins:

“Cathal is an exciting talent and excellent young professional, and I am delighted he has committed to Connacht Rugby for another two seasons.

As a local lad and academy graduate, he is a great example of the type of player and person that the club and supporters are so proud to be associated with.

He has thrived with the first team opportunities he has been given so far and we are all excited by what he can achieve in the season to come"