Connacht Rugby Clubs

  • Connacht rugby grounded out a three point win in the pool stages of the Champions Cup yesterday.

     

    22-year-old fly-half Conor Fitzgerald came off the bench yesterday to kick the winning penalty as Connacht beat Montpellier, in the midst of an injury crisis.

     

    23-20 was the final score at the Sportsground as the westerners secured a clean sweep for the Irish sides in the opening weekend of the tournament.

  • Ireland U18 Clubs Head Coach Fiach O’Loughlin has named his squad for this Saturday’s test vs Italy in Treviso (kick off 4pm).

    The squad includes 11 of the Connacht U18 side that won the interprovincial crown in August – the province’s first title at U18 level for 10 years.

     

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    Name

    Club/Academy

    Province

    1

    Monty Royston

    Hartpury RFC

    IQ Rugby

    2

    Eoin de Buitléar

    Corinthians RFC

    Connacht

    3

    Cian Scanlon

    Corinthians RFC

    Connacht

    4

    Darragh Murray

    Buccaneers RFC

    Connacht

    5

    Jay Traynor

    Waterpark RFC

    Munster

    6

    Mark Boyle

    Gorey RFC

    Leinster

    7

    Oisin McCormack

    Ballinasloe RFC

    Connacht

    8

    Donnacha Byrne

    Sligo RFC

    Connacht

    9

    Aodha Hession

    Creggs RFC

    Connacht

    10

    Michael Cooke

    Newcastle Falcons

    IQ Rugby

    11

    Zach Kavanagh

    Bristol Bears

    IQ Rugby

    12

    Karl Martin

    Boyne RFC

    Leinster

    13

    Shane Jennings

    Ballinasloe RFC

    Connacht

    14

    Josh O’Connor

    Wexford Wanderers RFC

    Leinster

    15

    Jamie Osbourne

    Naas RFC

    Leinster

    16

    Dylan Murphy

    Nenagh RFC

    Munster

    17

    Liam Bishop

    Yorkshire Carnegie RFC

    IQ Rugby

    18

    Darragh McCarthy

    Cobh Pirates RFC

    Munster

    19

    Cathal Fleming

    Monivea RFC

    Connacht

    20

    Hubert Costello

    Corinthians RFC

    Connacht

    21

    Ethan Coughlan

    Ennis RFC

    Munster

    22

    Cathal Forde

    Corinthians RFC

    Connacht

    23

    Conor O’Shaughnessy

    Galwegians RFC

    Connacht

     

    Head Coach – Fiach O’Loughlin

    Assistant Coach – Johnny Graham

    Team Manager – Philip Coyle

    S&C – Matt Godfrey

    Baggage Master – Mick Coughlan

    Physio – Nicola Bolger

    Doctor – Padraig Sheeran

    Analyst – Jim Herring