Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran signs one-year extension with URC side

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Tiernan O’Halloran has extended his tenure with Connacht by signing a one-year contact extension with the Irish province.

The full-back will make it season number 14 wearing green and continue as the United Rugby Championship side’s longest-serving current player.

This season O’Halloran, who has been capped six times for Ireland, made history by breaking the 200 appearance mark for Connacht, the province he joined age 18.

Now 31, the full-back is happy to remain at the club he debuted for in the 2009/10 season.

Bleeding green

“Everyone knows what this club means to me so I’m really pleased to be able to enter my 14th season here,” said O’Halloran.

“It’s been incredible to see the changes and the way the club has grown in that time, and I’m very fortunate to have played my part in that.

“I’m thankful to Connacht Rugby for giving me the opportunity to continue playing my rugby here and I’m excited by what we can achieve next season.”

Head coach Andy Friend added: “Tiernan has given a huge amount to Connacht Rugby and his experience will be very beneficial for us as we continue to grow next season.

“We will have excellent strength in depth across the back three with Tiernan’s renewal and I know he will make another positive impact on the squad next season.”

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