Ireland scrum-half Kieran Marmion signs new contract with Connacht

Ireland scrum-half Kieran Marmion signs new contract with Connacht
Picture: Sportsfile

Kieran Marmion has signed a new deal with Connacht, the province has announced.

The scrum-half has signed a new three-year deal, keeping him at the Sportsgrounds until 2023.

There had been some speculation that he could be set to leave Connacht but he is now set to add to his 162 caps.

Marmion, 27, has scored three tries in five appearances this season and he has 27 Ireland caps to his name.

"Kieran has been an outstanding player for Connacht and for Ireland," said Connacht coach Andy Friend.

"He is a diligent professional and through his hard work he has progressed through the Connacht Academy and on to play for Ireland.

"His progress demonstrates the support that is available to players through our academy pathway.

"Kieran’s commitment to Connacht for a further three seasons demonstrates his ambition to contribute at provincial and international level in the coming years.

"His signing also ensures that we continue to retain a squad equipped to compete at the highest level of European club rugby."

Marmion was part of the Connacht side that won a historic Pro12 title in 2016.

He has been a key player for Connacht in recent seasons having joined the Academy in 2011.

Garrett Fitzgerald Interview Part 2: Munster highs, lows and controversies. And the loss of Axel

More on this topic

Andy Friend recalls Gloucester playbook decoyAndy Friend recalls Gloucester playbook decoy

Bundee Aki bags a try in Connacht win after signing new dealBundee Aki bags a try in Connacht win after signing new deal

Connacht coach Friend upbeat on Aki contractConnacht coach Friend upbeat on Aki contract

Connacht centre Tom Farrell suffers injury blow to Six Nations hopesConnacht centre Tom Farrell suffers injury blow to Six Nations hopes

More in this Section

The bond exists forever’: John Giles misses Premier League punditry to be with old Leeds palsThe bond exists forever’: John Giles misses Premier League punditry to be with old Leeds pals

Jose Mourinho gets reminder of scale of Spurs rebuildJose Mourinho gets reminder of scale of Spurs rebuild

Divock Origi double leaves Everton boss Marco Silva on the brinkDivock Origi double leaves Everton boss Marco Silva on the brink

Provinces to be redrawn in GAA’s bold new eraProvinces to be redrawn in GAA’s bold new era


Lifestyle

Esther N McCarthy picks perfect paperweights, brilliant books and Christmas collectables this week.Brilliant books and Christmas collectables - here's our wish list

From starring in a Cork-set film, to securing a role in Ridley Scott’s major new HBO series, it has been quite a year for Niamh Algar, writes Esther McCarthyIreland’s next big thing: Niamh Algar on her incredible year

Kya deLongchamps wonders if we should surrender to the pagan prompting of mistletoe.Mistletoe is returning to its hemiparasitic life back in the woodland

Playing games will sneak in physical activity without them even realising.9 fun ways to get your kids to do more exercise

More From The Irish Examiner