Sunday 18 March 2018

Connacht building something special -- Muldoon

John Muldoon
John Muldoon
David Kelly

David Kelly

Portumna stalwart John Muldoon believes there is "something special" building in Connacht after committing his future to the province for another two years, writes David Kelly.

Although Muldoon isn't one of the headline-grabbing players that the IRFU were anxious to secure before the new year, his importance to Connacht cannot be underestimated. It is no coincidence that the versatile back-rower has been a key component of the province's most famous Heineken Cup days, the home victory against Harlequins last year and this month's astonishing coup away to European kingpins Toulouse.

"I am delighted to be on board with Connacht for another two years," said the 31-year-old, who has also won three caps for his country. "I've been involved with the club for over 12 years now and there have been so many positive changes around the place.

"This is where I'm from and I have so much pride in every game I play for the province. I believe we're building something special here and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Muldoon made his senior debut for Connacht in 2004 and has played over 200 times for his province. He captained Connacht for both the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons and this year his leadership skills saw him being named as one of three club captains.

"Everyone knows that John is a true Connacht man," said coach Pat Lam. "It's fantastic that he's signed on again and I'm delighted with the chance to continue working with him."

Irish Independent

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