Wednesday 21 November 2018

Connacht and the IRFU confirm departure of Kieran Keane with immediate effect

Connacht have parted ways with head coach Kieran Keane
Connacht have parted ways with head coach Kieran Keane

Connacht and the IRFU have confirmed that Kieran Keane will depart the province "with immediate effect".

The province have finally confirmed the news that was first reported by Brendan Fanning on Independent.ie almost two weeks ago.

Following the announcement, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane wished Kieran Keane well for the future: "After an assessment of the direction in which Connacht Rugby was going we have come to an agreement with Kieran Keane that he will leave the province with immediate effect. I would like to thank Kieran Keane for his efforts with Connacht Rugby this season and wish him well for the future."

Commenting on the replacement process, Willie Ruane added: "In conjunction with the IRFU we will now begin the process of recruiting a new Head Coach."

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