Sunday 22 July 2018

Early-bird season tickets still on sale

Kieran Keane. Photo: Sportsfile
Kieran Keane. Photo: Sportsfile

Daragh Small

Connacht supporters can avail of early bird season ticket offers now as 2017-'18 concludes with just three rounds of rugby remaining in the Guinness PRO14.

Kieran Keane's side lost their Challenge Cup quarter-final against Gloucester at the Sportsground last weekend, but there were some memorable occasions in Galway again this season.

Although there wasn't the dramatic Champions Cup victories of the last campaign, where Connacht defeated European heavyweights Toulouse and Wasps, the players still offered up some massive entertainment for the fans.

The highlight was Connacht's brilliant PRO14 Round 11 win over Ulster. Ultan Dillane scored a double and Connacht were awesome on December 23, with six tries in a record 44-16 win over Ulster.

Connacht welcomed fellow interprovincial rivals Munster to the Sportsground on October 27, and that game finished in another stunning 20-16 win for the home side, with Jarrad Butler the star on this occasion.

In the Challenge Cup, there were wins over Worcester Warriors, Brive and Oyonnax, before their campaign came unstuck against Gloucester in that 33-28 defeat last weekend.

Champions Cup rugby could be out of reach for next season, but there is still one major inter-provincial derby to come in the Sportsground in 2017-'18.

Connacht host Champions Cup semi-finalists Leinster in Round 21 and the tickets are now on sale for that huge game.

Leinster could also be on their way to a Champions Cup final but Connacht have secured big victories over Leo Cullen's men in recent years.

And looking ahead to next season the early bird offering allows fans to get big discounts off season tickets that are purchased before they go on general sale on May 1.

Irish Independent

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