Connacht Rugby’s longest serving current player Tiernan O’Halloran has signed a 1-year contract extension to continue his illustrious career with the club.
O’Halloran has made over 200 appearances for his native province since making his debut as an 18-year-old in the 2009/10 European Challenge Cup. In that time he was a starter and try scorer in the 2016 PRO12 Grand Final, and has made 6 appearances for the Ireland national team.
The Clifden full-back is one of just five players to reach the 200 mark for the club, and he says he’s thrilled to have the opportunity to further that number:
“Everyone knows what this club means to me so I’m really pleased to be able to enter my 14th season here. It’s been incredible to see the changes and the way the club has grown in that time, and I’m very fortunate to have played my part in that. I’m thankful to Connacht Rugby for giving me the opportunity to continue playing my rugby here and I’m excited by what we can achieve next season.”
Head Coach Andy Friend has added:
“Tiernan has given a huge amount to Connacht Rugby and his experience will be very beneficial for us as we continue to grow next season. We will have excellent strength in depth across the back three with Tiernan’s renewal and I know he will make another positive impact on the squad next season.”