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‘Dynamic’ Dooley Renews Contract At Connacht

‘Dynamic’ Dooley Renews Contract At Connacht

Peter Dooley is pictured with fellow front rowers, Eoin de Buitléar and Jack Aungier, following Connacht's recent BKT URC win over the Scarlets at Dexcom Stadium ©INPHO/James Crombie

Peter Dooley has become the latest player to renew his contract at Connacht Rugby, following in the footsteps of Cathal Forde, Shamus Hurley-Langton, and Shayne Bolton.

The experienced prop, who turns 30 in August, has signed a one-year deal, with the option of a second year that would bring him up to 2026 at Dexcom Stadium.

Dooley arrived at Connacht in 2022 after making over 100 appearances for his native Leinster. This season the Birr man has been a regular feature in the westerners’ matchday 23, playing in all but two of their games so far.

Connacht head coach Pete Wilkins commented: “I’m delighted Peter has extended his contract with Connacht. A dynamic and skilful ball carrier, and proficient set-piece forward, he has established himself as a valuable and popular member of our squad.

“With huge United Rugby Championship experience and still only 29, Peter will be a key part of the team’s growth moving forwards.”