18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
"We're very happy with how things are progressing. The squad are getting on well together and we'll continue pushing the lads over the next few weeks to get the best out of them."
Meanwhile, work has gotten underway on the new stand at the Sportsground. Log on to the Connacht website for further updates in the coming months.
Sales of Connacht Rugby Season Tickets remain steady and supporters are advised to purchase their tickets early to avoid dissappointment.
Season tickets still offer exceptional value and include a free supporter's scarf, a free pint at every game and of course, entry to all Connacht's home matches, including 11 RaboDirect PRO12 games and three Heineken Cup matches.
Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.ie or from the Connacht Branch on tel: 091-561568.