Monday 15 October 2018

Connacht legend John Muldoon announces retirement

28 May 2016; Connacht captain John Muldoon following the Guinness PRO12 Final match between Leinster and Connacht at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
28 May 2016; Connacht captain John Muldoon following the Guinness PRO12 Final match between Leinster and Connacht at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Connacht back row John Muldoon will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old has played 320 games for the province during a memorable career, and famously captained the side to PRO 12 glory in 2016.

Muldoon also won three caps for Ireland and played for the Barbarians.

He announced the news in an emotional post on Instagram today:

"17 years. 320 games. Broken bones. Big wins. Bad losses. Dozens of teammates. Fewer coaches. Europe. Russia. Celtic league. Pro12. Pro14. Flights. Buses. Friends. Supporters. I've been so proud to be part of it all, but every journey sadly must come to an end and for me that end will be this season. Thank you all for your endless support."

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