Connacht Have Tied Down Another One Of Their Star Players With A New Deal


John Muldoon has signed a new deal at Connacht which will extend his career at the Sportsground to 15 seasons.

Muldoon, Connacht’s captain, made his senior debut in 2004 and has since played 291 times for his home province, including 66 European games.

He is the highest capped player, both for Connacht and in the PRO12 championship.


Muldoon says he is eager to extend his playing career while the hunger remains as strong as ever.

“It’s hard to believe next season will be my 15th with Connacht,” he said.

“I am proud of everything we have achieved, highlighted by the PRO12 win last season, but I believe there is a lot more to come from us as a club.

“I have always said that I would like to continue playing if I had the physical fitness and mental hunger to do so. I am loving my rugby and continuously learning and it was an easy decision in the end to sign on again.”

Head coach Pat Lam, who will depart Connacht at the end of the season, is delighted that Muldoon, captain for the last six seasons, has committed to another year.

“John represents so much of what Connacht Rugby is about,” he said.

“He continues to drive high standards of himself and everyone around him. I have seen how others constantly look to him as an example of what you can achieve with hard work and determination.”

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