Connacht captain John Muldoon has now completed 15(!) pre-seasons with Connacht Rugby! A new campaign of PRO14 rugby kicks off against Glasgow tomorrow night at the Sportsground and the skipper reveals it has been all change at the province over the summer and takes a look back at his early years at the Sportsground.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the game on Saturday with savings of up to 15% available when purchased online.

See the team announcement here.

Our new home, alternate and European kits are now available exclusively in Elverys stores and online here.

Get a closer look at our new kits ⬇️

With just four days to our Guinness PRO14 opener against Glasgow Warriors, the squad are in good shape after eight weeks of pre-season training.

Strength & Conditioning Coach Johnny O’Connor has praised the work ethic within the squad and described his path from player to coach.

Save 15% by purchasing Connacht v Glasgow Warriors tickets online here.

We held our Season Ticket holder day at the Sportsground on Saturday as Connacht defeated Bristol 24-14 in a pre-season game.

We host Glasgow Warriors in our opening Guinness PRO14 game at the Sportsground on Saturday night.

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Connacht Rugby, in partnership with BLK Sport, unveiled our new alternate and European kits for the 2017/18 season on Saturday as the team took to the field to take on Bristol in a pre-season friendly at the Sportsground.

The team played the first half sporting their new alternate kit which is a striking mix of cyan and white with a navy finish. The jersey also features the soaring Connacht Rugby eagle across the abdomen with white shorts and socks.

For the second half, Connacht Rugby unveiled their new European kit which is an energetic mix of blue and lime green. The jersey features tonal diagonal lines blending in to a powerful lime green. The jersey also features a solid lime green back with finished with Connacht Rugby branding on the lower back.

The jerseys are made with BLK’s exclusive Exotek fabric throughout the main body. Exotek was created exclusively by BLK to enhance athlete performance, while maximising player comfort and manoeuvrability. The unique shoulder detail and powerfully solid chest on the jersey are amplified using a unique silicon gel logo application.

At the launch of the new kit, Connacht Rugby Head of Commercial & Marketing, Brian Mahony, said:

“Following on from our very successful launch of our home and outerwear range, we’re excited to launch our new alternate and European kit. They are bold and striking kits which give a fantastic alternative to our fans to wear with pride. Together the kits complete a really strong range which we hope will have something to suit every taste.”

Commenting on the new-look kit, Bruce Wood, Brand Manager at BLK Sport, said:

“With the strong reception of the new home jersey and training range, we are delighted to unveil the new alternate and European jerseys. There has been an exhaustive design process undertaken, with the final product incorporating aspects from the West of Ireland, and Connacht Rugby. We hope the fans are as happy as we are.”

The new alternate and European kits are now available exclusively in Elverys stores and online here.

Jack Carty in our new alternate kit.

Bundee Aki in our new European kit.


We are delighted to announce that Denis Coulson has signed for the province from French side Grenoble. The 23-year-old prop is a former Ireland Under 20 international who made 29 appearances for Grenoble in the French Top 14 over the past three seasons.

Before his departure to France on an academy contract, Coulson represented Leinster at underage level and St Michael’s College.

Commenting on his latest signing, Connacht Head Coach Kieran Keane said: “Denis is a quality player and I am delighted that he has signed for us ahead of the new season. We have an exciting season ahead with the new PRO14 Championship and the arrival of Denis will add to the competition for places in our front row”.

Speaking on his arrival in the Sportsground, Denis Coulson added: “I am hugely excited to be returning to play in Ireland with Connacht. There is a fantastic atmosphere in the Sportsground and I can’t wait to play my first game there. With the new season kicking off on the 2nd of September I will be hoping to integrate into the squad as quickly as possible”.

Kieran Keane recorded the first win of his tenure as Head Coach when his side defeated Pat Lam’s Bristol at the Sportsground. Peter McCabe and Kieran Marmion both got over for tries in the first half which put Connacht in a commanding position. This was followed in the second half with a penalty try and a second try in two games for new signing Rory Scholes.

 After the game Jarrad Butler gave his reaction on the two pre-season games and his hopes for the upcoming Guinness PRO14 Championship.

Save 15% on Glasgow tickets by purchasing online here.

New Head Coach Kieran Keane speaks about his aspirations ahead of the forthcoming Guinness PRO14 season ahead of today’s Bristol clash (3pm) and the PRO14 opener against Glasgow Warriors next Saturday, September 2 (7.35pm).

Tickets for the Bristol game will be available at the gate for €5 (under-16s) and €10 (general admission).

Save 15% on Glasgow tickets by purchasing online here.

We are expecting a record attendance for a pre-season fixture at the Sportsground for tomorrow’s clash with Bristol and there are still tickets available from €5 here and at the gate.

Season Ticket Day

Our Season Ticket holder day will take place at tomorrow’s Bristol clash.

There will be plenty of enjoyable activities lined up. Along with free admission to the game, Season Ticket holders can gain exclusive access to the Sportsground at 1pm for….

  • Fun zone activities to test your rugby skills
  • Autograph alley with our international stars
  • Season Ticket packs can be collected from the marquee and inside the Main Stand
  • Exclusive access to a post-match interview with new Head Coach Kieran Keane in the Heineken Rugby Clubhouse
  • Free goodies provided by our Official Snack Supplier, Good4U

General admission

Admission to the game for Season Ticket holders is from 1pm.

Admission to the game for non-Season Ticket holders is from 2pm.

Kit Reveal

Fans at the Bristol game will be the first to see our new alternate and European kits as we hold a special launch. Both kits will be available to purchase exclusively at Elverys outlets in the Sportsground on Saturday afternoon prior to general sale online and in all Elverys outlets from Monday 28th August.

Free WiFi

We are pleased to offer supporters an extra benefit for all games this season as free WiFi will be available throughout the ground; kindly provided by Magnet Networks.

Season Ticket Delivery

A quick update on the delivery dates of Season Ticket cards. If you purchased your ticket before July 7th your card has been posted out to the address you provided. You should have received the pack already.

Purchase date                   Dispatch date

Before July 7th  – 5pm        dispatched on August 18th

Before July 26th  – 3pm     dispatched before Sept 1st

Any Season Ticket holders that don’t have their card in time for the Bristol/Glasgow games will be provided a print-at-home ticket for these games. If you have not received your Season Ticket card or print-at-home at this time, please contact [email protected]

And, finally don’t forget that tickets for our PRO14 opener against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday, September 2 (7.35pm) are now on sale here and you save 15% by buying online.

Enjoy tomorrow’s game!

The Connacht squad reached out to Season Ticket holders last month to say thanks for their support and to personally invite them to the clash with Bristol tomorrow at 3pm, which is free of charge to Season Ticket holders.

Check out the video below!

You can still buy tickets for €5 (under 16) or €10 (adult) with tickets available to buy online here and at the gate on matchday.

Thanks for your support!


Video: John Muldoon looks ahead to new season

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