Thursday 17 January 2019

Extra tickets on sale for Euro tie

Connacht's Niyi Adeolokun Picture: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Connacht's Niyi Adeolokun Picture: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Ronan O'Brien

Connacht Rugby have announced that they will be installing additional temporary terracing in the Sportsground for the Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with Gloucester on Saturday, March 31.

The decision was taken due to the unprecedented level of ticket sales for the home quarter-final with large numbers already purchasing tickets online.

The extended terracing is being installed at both the Bohermore and College Road ends of the Sportsground to facilitate the increased demand.

Tickets for the additional terracing are on sale immediately and supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment. In addition, tickets not purchased by away supporters and sponsors of the European competition will also now be released back on general sale.

The game kick-off at 1pm on match-day, but gates at the Sportsground will be open two hours before kick-off, so patrons can arrive early and enjoy the pre-game experience.

Connacht have reached the quarter-final of the Challenge Cup by topping Pool 5 in an unbeaten run of six games.

A draw away to Worcester Warriors was the only blot on their copybook, but they still finished as pool leaders and clinched third seed in the competition as a result.

Tickets for the game are available at

Meanwhile, the Connacht squad reported no ill-effects from a bruising win over Benetton Rugby in Treviso last weekend as they got their tour of Italy and South Africa off to a flying start.

There was great news for Denis Buckley, Tiernan O'Halloran, Niyi Adeolokun and Jarrad Butler who all came through their return to the team after injury unscathed. The playing squad flew to South Africa on Sunday, while other players continue to train in Galway.

Irish Independent

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