Published: 15:26 | 5/11/19

Connacht trio sign contract extensions

Tiernan O'Halloran, Sean O’Brien and Tom Farrell have all signed contract extensions with Connacht which will keep them at The Sportsground until the end of the 2021/22 season.

The trio are key members of the Westerners squad and have been instrumental in the increased success the province has enjoyed over the past few seasons.

O’Halloran has made 175 appearances for the club and has been capped six times by Ireland. The 28-year-old full-back is a home-grown talent, having played his club rugby with Connemara RFC before going on to join the Connacht Academy.

Another home-grown talent, O’Brien played for Galwegians RFC at underage level and has made almost 60 appearances for the province following his debut in 2015. The 24-year-old has been capped at Under 18, 19 and 20 level.

Dynamic centre Farrell, who has made 55 appearances for Connacht since joining in 2017, was named in Ireland’s Six Nations squad earlier this year but is yet to be capped.

"These three players are key to our ambitions and their signings are a statement of belief in what we are trying to achieve, “ Connacht head coach Andy Friend said.

"We have made a positive start to the season so far but have some vital Pro14 and Champions Cup in the coming weeks. These signings are a great boost for the rest of the squad and everyone who supports Connacht Rugby".

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