Connacht & The IRFU Confirm Kieran Keane Departure

Gone.

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that head coach Kieran Keane will depart the province with immediate effect.

Reports last month surfaced suggesting Keane would be leaving the western province after just one season, and now it turns out they were right on the money.

Following the announcement, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane wished Kieran Keane well for the future:

“After an assessment of the direction in which Connacht Rugby was going we have come to an agreement with Kieran Keane that he will leave the province with immediate effect. I would like to thank Kieran Keane for his efforts with Connacht Rugby this season and wish him well for the future.”

Commenting on the replacement process, Willie Ruane added:

“In conjunction with the IRFU we will now begin the process of recruiting a new Head Coach”.