Head Coach Barry Ruane and his management team have released their squad for this weekends opening Interpro fixture vs Munster Rugby, Saturday April 23rd, at Killarney RFC (k/o 2.30pm)


There are 9 Connacht Clubs represented in this weekends squad; we would like to wish the players & management the very best of luck for Interpro Series, a great honour to all. Creggs Rfc’s Brian Diffley will Captain the side.


15. Henry O’Toole – Connemara RFC
14. Marty Connelly – Connemara RFC
13. Mark Purcell * – Creggs RFC
12. Stephen Loftus * – Westport RFC
11. Ross Murphy Sweeney * – Buccaneers RFC
10. Shane Purcell * – Creggs RFC
9. Sam Walsh * – Westport RFC
1. A.Leech – Creggs RFC
2. Hiram Wood Hennessy * – Corinthians RFC
3. Craig Hansberry * – Ballinrobe RFC
4. Marty Cummins – Dunmore RFC
5. Niall Staunton – Connemara RFC
6. Brian Diffley – Creggs RFC
7. Brian Ruane * – Tuam RFC
8. TJ Berry – Connemara RFC

16. Niall Carney * – Tuam RFC
17. Sean Tonra * – Castlebar RFC
18. Sean O’Connell – Buccaneers RFC
19. Fergus Galvin * – Buccaneers RFC
20. Alan Finnerty – Tuam RFC
21. Paul Lee * – Connemara RFC
22. Aodha Hession * – Creggs RFC
23. Ian Heanue – Connemara RFC

*first cap


Connacht Rugby Club & Community can now confirmed the below roadmap for the return of Junior Rugby in the province.
The following was agreed after many weeks and months of planning on the back of the unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic. It involves reduced League formats and other adjustments to the Cup competitions.
Full details can be found below, or CLICK HERE for a PDF of the 2020-21 season plan.

The dates and kick-off times have been confirmed for the 2019 Junior Interprovincial Series.
Connacht begin their campaign on Saturday 27th April 2019 when they take on Ulster at Castlebar RFC. The following Saturday 4th May Mike Harding’s side make the trip to Leinster (venue TBC), before finishing their campaign at home to Munster on Saturday 11th May (venue TBC). All those games kick off at 2.30pm.
Last week Mike Harding was confirmed as Head Coach for the 2019 Series, and he’ll be assisted by Pat Cunningham and Henry O’Toole.
2019 Junior Interprovincial Series
Sat. 27/04/2019 : Connacht v. Ulster : Castlebar RFC. Munster v. Leinster : Venue TBC.
Sat. 04/05/2019 : Leinster v. Connacht : Venue TBC. Ulster v. Munster : Venue TBC.
Sat. 11/05/2019 : Connacht v. Munster : Venue TBC. Leinster v. Ulster : Venue TBC.


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