24 May, 14:08
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Connacht coach Michael Bradley has named an unchanged side for tomorrow's European Challenge Cup opener against NEC Harlequins (The Sportsground, kick-off 7pm).
Bradley has stuck with the same fifteen that saw off the Dragons 16-9 in the Magners League last week. There is one change on the replacements bench with Connacht's captain for the season John Fogarty included after his recovery from a shoulder injury.
Out-half Mark McHugh will skipper the province while former Ireland winger Matt Mostyn will become the fourth player to make 100 competitive appearances for Connacht. The 32-year-old Australian-born flyer is following in the footsteps of Eric Elwood, Dan McFarland and Darren Yapp.
A presentation will be made to Mostyn to honour the occasion, while Bank of Ireland's renewal as main sponsors of the Connacht side will also be officially launched at the Sportsground tomorrow night.
Tomorrow's match is all-ticket and while all enclosed stand tickets and corporate packages are sold out, there are still a number of match tickets available with Harlequins not having taken up their full allocation of tickets.
Tickets are on sale from the Connacht Branch (Tel: 091 561568) and from a number of outlets throughout the province including: Elvery's, Galway Retail Park, Elvery's, Corbett Court, Galway, Elvery's, Athlone, Elvery's, Castlebar, Elvery's, Westport, Elvery's, Sligo, Keller's Travel, Ballinasloe. (Season tickets are valid for this game - match tickets can also be booked on www.ticketmaster.ie)
CONNACHT (v NEC Harlequins): Daniel Riordan; Matt Mostyn, Paul Warwick, Gavin Williams, Darren Yapp; Mark McHugh (capt), Chris Keane; Ray Hogan, Adrian Flavin, Brett Sturgess, David Gannon, Andrew Farley, John Muldoon, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney.
Replacements: John Fogarty, Brett Wilkinson, Michael Swift, Brendan O'Connor, Tom Tierney, Keith Matthews, Ted Robinson.