20 Dec, 16:42
Ireland Women's captain Fiona Coghlan, who led the squad to an historic Grand Slam in 2013, has won the Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year award.
The Connacht v Castres games will take place at the Sportsground on Tuesday, August 28 and Saturday, September 1. The French club are basing themselves in Galway for a short pre-season training camp.
Saturday, September 8 will see Connacht travel to London to meet NEC Harlequins, their frequent Challenge Cup foes, at the Stoop before the Magners League kicks off.
The high-profile meeting with South Africa and the double-header against Castres will be covered by season tickets which are currently on sale from the Connacht Branch (www.connachtrugby.ie) and www.ticketmaster.ie.
Season ticket holders will gain free admission to the clash with the Springboks and will also have the option of buying another ticket. Connacht CEO Gerry Kelly said that the August 21 game will be a sell-out with match tickets going on sale next Monday.
Connacht season tickets are available at the following prices:
Regular €180, Gold (access to enclosed seating and bar) €255, Student/Senior €110, Family (two adults and two children) €320 and Junior (7-18 years) €60
Connacht season ticket holders will gain entry to all nine Magners League games at the Sportsground, the three group games in the European Challenge Cup and all pre-season friendlies.