10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
In this period there have been a number of new appointments including a CEO, head of marketing, media executive and new signings to the playing squad and Academy.
These changes provide Connacht with the framework to build on all the work done to date and help establish the province as one of the leading lights in European rugby.
Now Connacht are looking to take it one step further. After a period of planning and strategic thinking, they are taking to the road in an effort to communicate directly with their loyal supporters.
This new venture is a unique opportunity to introduce fans to the plans for the future of Connacht Rugby.
Connacht Rugby CEO Tom Sears said: "We are very excited about launching this unique initiative. This is the first time Connacht Rugby have been on the road and we're looking forward to meeting our supporters throughout the province."
The Connacht Rugby Roadshow events will be attended by CEO Tom Sears, members of the Professional Game Board, director of rugby Eric Elwood, head of marketing Alex Saul and Connacht squad members.
First up, Connacht are travelling to Sligo on Thursday, November 8. The Roadshow will then visit Castlebar in County Mayo before stopping off in Ballinasloe and then on to Galway city.
The events are open to rugby clubs, schools and businesses throughout the province - players, members, volunteers, friends and all stakeholders around the region.
8pm, Thursday, November 8 - the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo
8pm, Thursday, November 15 - the Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
8pm, Thursday, November 29 - the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
8pm, Thursday, December 6 - the Carlton Hotel, Galway
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For more information, call Pauline Keating on 091 561 568 or email email@example.com.