Thursday 25 April 2019

In-form Connacht out-half Jack Carty signs two-year contract extension to stay with home province

Connacht's Jack Carty. Photo: Sportsfile
Connacht's Jack Carty. Photo: Sportsfile

Connacht out-half Jack Carty has signed a new two-year contract to stay at the Sportsground until at least the summer of 2021.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a stellar season with the western province, and has already scored 109 points in the PRO 14 this season. The Roscommon native made his debut for Connacht as an academy player in September 2012, and has played 112 times for his home province.

Carty also represented Ireland at the 2012 U20 World Cup and has recently been training with Joe Schmidt's squad.

Commenting on his contract signing, Jack Carty said:

"I am hugely proud that as a Connacht man I have come through the grassroots structures in the province and gone on to play professional rugby. I have a great support network in rugby and away from the game and I am very grateful for the guidance they show me. Connacht is an exciting place to be at the moment both on and off the field and we are extremely ambitious about what we can achieve in the coming seasons. I look forward to contributing to those plans."

Connacht coach Andy Friend said that he was 'delighted' to retain his out-half for another two years.

"We are delighted to announce that Jack Carty has signed a two year contract extension to take him up to the end of the 2020/21 season. Jack is a product of the outstanding work being done at club and schools’ level throughout the province and within the Connacht Academy. He is an example of what our Grassroots to Green Shirts Vision represents. He will continue to be an important player for the province in the seasons ahead."

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