The Connacht Rugby Christmas Cracker against Newport Gwent Dragons is on this Saturday December 21st and we have a day full of gifts for Connacht fans.

Kids Go Free

Boys and Girls of Connacht we have a Christmas gift for you, if you are 17 years of age or younger you can come to the Connacht v Dragons RaboDirect PRO12 game this Saturday for FREE. Gather up your friends and family and come down to support Connacht in their last home game of 2013.

If you have already purchased individual kids ticket for this game please present your ticket at the box office on Saturday and you can avail of a full refund.

Visit Santa in his grotto

Santa will be making a special appearance at the Sportsground this Saturday. He will be visiting so that he can listen to all the boys and girls’ Christmas wishes and he will even have a small present for you on the day. He will be arriving in the Sportsground on Saturday afternoon to have a chat to the players and settle into his grotto before welcoming his first visitors at 3.30pm. As you can imagine Santa is extremely busy this week so he has to head back to the North Pole at 5pm so if you want to come and see the man himself its best to come early.

Please be aware that the order of seeing Santa will be on first come first served basis.

Secret Santa from Connacht Rugby

The Connacht Rugby sponsors have kindly donated presents which we will be giving out to fans at half time. To be in with a chance to win one of the fantastic gifts below make sure to be at the game and listen for your name to be called out at half time.


  • BLK Australia Jersey
  • BLK Samoa Jersey

Brancott Estate 

  • 6 bottle case of Brancott Estate Sauv Blanc
  • 6 bottle case of  Brancott Estate Pinot Noir

The Connacht Hotel 

  • 5 x lunch for two vouchers for the Connacht Hotel restaurant
  • 3 x three month membership to Active Fitness at the Connacht Hotel

Suit Republic 

  • Three vouchers for casual clothing

  • 2 x €50 vouchers for tickets from

Hartmanns of Galway Jewellers

  • €100 voucher

The Jewellery House

  • Connacht Rugby Silver Cufflinks and Leather Wristband

Rhino Rugby 

  • Official replica Lions rugby balls


  • Kineticia hamper


  • €100 voucher


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