As soon as the Connacht senior squad departed for holidays following their Guinness PRO12 success in May, building work started at the Sportsground on new and improved changing room facilities.

The new-look changing room has been extended to nearly double its original size and fitted with 23 individual lockers and direct access to a second changing room.

The facilities were ready to move in to today – exactly one month out from the round 1 Guinness PRO12 fixture against Glasgow Warriors. As part of a the official moving-in ceremony, head coach Pat Lam and his management team invited the 23 highest capped players, starting with captain John Muldoon on 275 appearances, to choose their preferred  ‘spot’ for the season.

On game day, the 23-man match-day squad will use the changing room.

Captain John Muldoon was delighted to have first-choice:

“I’ve always been in the corner, for about 13 years now. It was myself and Swifty (Michael Swift) side-by-side for most of that.”


Tom McCartney (44 caps) and Eoghan Masterson (34 caps) are now seated beside their captain during the training week.

Connacht take on Glasgow Warriors in round 1 of the Guinness PRO12 on Saturday September 3rd (kick off 5:15pm). There are still a number of Main Stand Season Tickets (Adult, Junior and Concession) available to purchase for 2016/17. Click here for more information.




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