The Connacht management team have released the latest squad update following last week’s game away to Ospreys in the Guinness PRO14.

Prop:
JP Cooney is recovering from hamstring surgery and will be out of action until May.

Hooker:
Pat O’Toole is continuing his rehabilitation for his hamstring injury under the supervision of the medical and performance team.

Lock:
Andrew Browne is continuing his rehabilitation from the shoulder injury he sustained in February.

Back Row:
Sean O’Brien sustained a head injury in the game versus Ospreys and will follow return to play protocols under the supervision of the medical and performance team.

Jake Heenan is continuing his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery and will be out of action until late April.

Back Three:
Tiernan O’Halloran sustained a foot injury in the game versus Ospreys and will be monitored by the medical and performance this week.

Rory Scholes is progressing well following his ankle injury and will return to action in late April / early May.

Cian Kelleher is continuing his rehabilitation following his ankle surgery last month and will be out of action until May.

The medical team have issued the following squad update ahead of Saturday’s Interprovincial clash with Ulster at the Sportsground.

 

Prop:
Denis Buckley sustained an ankle injury in the game versus Brive and will see a specialist this week to determine the extent of the injury.

Dominic Robertson McCoy is continuing his rehabilitation from thumb surgery and will return to action in early January.

JP Cooney will undergo surgery on a hamstring injury today and will be out of action until April 2018

 

Lock:
Andrew Browne is continuing his rehabilitation from Achilles surgery and and will return to action in early January.

 

Outhalf:
Steve Crosbie sustained a knee injury in training last week and is awaiting the results of a scan to determine to extent of the injury.

 

Back Row:
Eoin McKeon sustained a calf injury in training last week and will be out of action until the end of January.

Jake Heenan is recovering from shoulder surgery and will be out of action until April 2018.

Jarrad Butler will be integrated into team training this week.

Sean O’Brien is recovering following shoulder surgery and will return to team training in mid January.

 

Back Three:
Rory Scholes is continuing his recovery following the removal of his appendix and will return in early 2018.

Cormac Brennan will return in early 2018 following shoulder surgery.

 

 

 

 

Report:

There were no significant new injuries from the two games versus Brive and Richmond (Eagles) last weekend for the Connacht Senior Squad.

 

Prop:

Dominic Robertson McCoy is continuing his rehabilitation from thumb surgery and will be out of action until the end of 2017.

JP Cooney is rehabilitating from a recent hamstring injury and will return to action in early 2018.

 

Lock:

Andrew Browne is continuing his rehabilitation from Achilles surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Back Row:

Eoin McKeon will return to full training this week following his recent hamstring injury versus Cardiff.

Jake Heenan is recovering from shoulder surgery and will be out of action until April 2018.

Jarrad Butler is continuing his recovery from recent knee surgery and is due to return during the interpros series.

Sean O’Brien is recovering following shoulder surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Centre:

Craig Ronaldson (calf) and Peter Robb (hip) both played 40 minutes for the Eagles at the weekend with no ill effects.

 

Back Three:

Stacey Ili (shoulder) played for the Eagles at the weekend with no ill effects.

Rory Scholes is continuing his recovery following the removal of his appendix and will return in early 2018.

Cormac Brennan will return in early 2018 following shoulder surgery.

 

 

 

This Saturday focus shifts to the European Challenge for our clash away to Brive (K.O. 8pm – live commentary on Galway Bay Fm).

Ahead of the game our medical team issued a squad update at the pre-game press conference.

 

Prop:
Dominic Robertson McCoy is continuing his rehabilitation from thumb surgery and will be out of action until the end of 2017.

JP Cooney sustained a hamstring injury in a club game last weekend and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Lock:
Andrew Browne is continuing his rehabilitation from Achilles surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Back Row:
James Connolly played versus Zebre last week in his first game since his ankle injury with no after effects.

Eoin McKeon is continuing his rehabilitation from his hamstring injury versus Cardiff and is planned to return to training next week.

Jake Heenan injured his shoulder versus Cardiff and underwent surgery last week. He will be out of action until April 2018.

Jarrad Butler is continuing his recovery from recent knee surgery and is due to return to training in the coming weeks.

Sean O’Brien is recovering following shoulder surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Centre:
Craig Ronaldson (calf) and Peter Robb (hip) have both returned to full training and are available for selection this week.

 

Back Three:
Stacey Ili (shoulder) has returned to full training and is available for selection this week.

Rory Scholes is continuing his recovery following the removal of his appendix.

Cormac Brennan will return in early 2018 following shoulder surgery.

 

The Connacht Rugby medical team have issued a squad update ahead of the PRO14 clash away to Zebre on Saturday 02nd of December (K.O. 1:15pm – Live TG4)

 

Prop:
Dominic Robertson McCoy is continuing his rehabilitation from thumb surgery and will be out of action until the end of 2017.

 

Lock:
Andrew Browne is continuing his rehabilitation from Achilles surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Back Row:
James Connolly will reintegrate into training with the squad this week following his recovery from an ankle injury.

Eoin McKeon injured his hamstring versus Cardiff and will be out of action for a number of weeks.

Jake Heenan injured his shoulder versus Cardiff and is awaiting the results of a scan to determine the extent of the injury.

Jarrad Butler is continuing his recovery from recent knee surgery and is due to return to training in early December.

Sean O’Brien is recovering following shoulder surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Centre:
Craig Ronaldson is continuing his recovery from a calf injury and will return to training in early December.

Peter Robb will integrate into training with the squad this week following his hip surgery in September.

 

Back Three:
Stacey Ili will integrate into training with the squad this week following a recent shoulder injury.

Rory Scholes is continuing his recovery following the removal of his appendix.

Cormac Brennan will return in early 2018 following shoulder surgery

Our medical team have issued the following update ahead of the clash away to Cardiff Blues on Friday night  (K.O. at 7:35pm).

Prop:
JP Cooney has returned to training following his ankle injury in October.

Dominic Robertson McCoy is continuing his rehabilitation from thumb surgery and will be out of action until the end of 2017.

 

Lock:
Gavin Thornbury has reintegrated into full training following his calf injury versus the Cheetahs.

Andrew Browne is continuing his rehabilitation from Achilles surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Back Row:
Eoin McKeon will integrate fully into training this week following a recent hamstring injury.

Jake Heenan will integrate fully into training this week following a recent knee injury.

James Connolly is progressing well in his recovery from an ankle injury sustained in October and will return to training in the coming weeks.

Jarrad Butler is continuing his recovery from recent knee surgery and is due to return to training in early December.

Sean O’Brien is recovering following shoulder surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

 

Centre:
Eoin Griffin has returned to full training with the squad this week following his calf injury.

Craig Ronaldson is continuing his recovery from a calf injury and will return to training in December.

Peter Robb is rehabilitating from recent hip surgery and will be out of action until December.

 

Back Three:
Stacey Ili is progressing well in his recovery from a recent shoulder injury and will return to training in early December.

Rory Scholes had his appendix removed last week and will be out of action for a number of weeks.

Cormac Brennan will return in early 2018 following shoulder surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our medical team have issued the following squad update ahead of the big European clash against Worcester Warriors at the Sportsground on Saturday (3pm). Save 15% on gate prices by buying tickets here.

Lock:

Andrew Browne is rehabilitating from an achilles tendon injury and is due to return in early November.

Back Row:

Jake Heenan injured his knee in the game versus Scarlets and will be out of action until December

Sean O’Brien is recovering following shoulder surgery and will be out of action until early 2018.

Out-half:

Steve Crosbie sustained an ankle injury in the game versus Ulster and will be out of action for a number of weeks.

Centre:

Peter Robb is rehabilitating from recent hip surgery and will be out of action until December.

Back Three:

Niyi Adeolokun played 40 minutes for the Eagles team on Saturday with no ill effects.

Tiernan O’Halloran will integrate into training this week following his hip injury against Ulster.

Our medical team have issued the following squad update ahead of Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets (7.35pm).

Lock:

Andrew Browne is rehabilitating from an achilles tendon injury and will be out of action for a number of weeks.

James Cannon sustained a minor thigh strain in training last week and is currently rehabilitating under the supervision of the medical and performance staff.

Back Row:

Naulia Dawai is progressing well with his hamstring rehabilitation and is due to return to training next week.

Sean O’Brien is recovering following shoulder surgery last week.

Scrum-half:

James Mitchell is progressing well in his recovery from a shoulder injury and will return to training in the coming weeks.

Centre:

Peter Robb is rehabilitating from recent hip surgery and will be out of action until December.

Back Three:

Tiernan O’Halloran has recovered from his hip injury sustained against the Dragons and has returned to training.

Matt Healy is progressing well with his groin rehabilitation and is due to return to training next week.

Cormac Brennan has returned to training following his recent shoulder injury.

Niyi Adeolokun is continuing his recovery from knee surgery and will return to training in the coming weeks.

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On the road for our next three games (see fixture details here), we are then back at home for a triple-header against Worcester Warriors, Munster & Cheetahs – buy tickets here.

 

With just 11 days until our Guinness PRO14 opener against Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground, an extended Connacht squad departed for England today ahead of tomorrow’s opening pre-season clash with Wasps.

The match takes place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry tomorrow night (7.35pm) before Pat Lam’s Bristol visit the Sportsground on Saturday at 3pm with tickets from €5 available here.

See the latest injury update below.

Prop:
Denis Buckley sustained a minor finger injury in training last week and is due to return to squad training next week.

Lock:
Quinn Roux is returning from an ankle injury sustained whilst on international duty and will return to training next week.

Back Row:
Jake Heenan is recovering from a back injury sustained in training and his progress is being monitored by the medical team.

Scrum-half:
Caolin Blade injured his hamstring in last week’s training session Munster and will be out of action until the end of September.

Centre:

Tom Farrell will return to team training next week as he steps up his recovery from a thigh injury in pre-season.

Peter Robb is following graduated return to play protocols for a head injury sustained in training last week.

Back Three:
Niyi Adeolokun underwent knee surgery at the end of last season and will return to partial team training towards the end of September/early October.

Tiernan O’Halloran is recovering from knee surgery in the off season and will return to team training in the coming weeks.

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU are delighted to announce the signing of prop Peter McCabe for the 2017/18 season.

25-year-old McCabe spent a short time training with Connacht as part of a loan deal in January but was recalled by Munster Rugby in February to start in the front row against Edinburgh in the Guinness PRO12.

The Cork-born prop played a starring role as Munster ‘A’ won the British & Irish Cup last season and made five senior appearances having earned his PRO12 debut in November 2016, coming on as a replacement against the Ospreys. The following week he started the friendly victory over the Maori All Blacks at Thomond Park and ended the season with four PRO12 appearances to his name.

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Commenting on the announcement, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane said: “We’re delighted to have Peter joining us for the new season. He already had a short taste of training with Connacht earlier in the year but it will be great to have him on board and part of the squad from the beginning of pre-season.”

Forwards Coach Jimmy Duffy added: “We have been keen for Peter to join our squad for some time now. He has huge potential as a young Irish prop and will add even more competition to our front row options. I’m really looking forward to working with him next season.”

McCabe is delighted to make the move to the Sportsground: “It is a privilege to sign for Connacht Rugby, a club that epitomises pride in the jersey and who play an exciting and expansive brand of rugby that I feel will suit my game. I look forward to pushing myself over the coming season.”

McCabe is the second new signing to join the province in the past week after Irish qualified scrum-half James Mitchell made the move from Sale Sharks last Wednesday.

A new Head of Athletic Performance, David Howarth, was also appointed recently. Howarth joined from NBA side Oklahoma City Thunder where he worked as Athletic Performance Coordinator for the past three years.

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