Monday, November 22, 2021

Jack Carty has committed his long-term future to Connacht Rugby by signing a new three-year deal until 2025.

The South Roscommon native has made 164 appearances for his home province since his debut over nine years ago. He was part of the squad that won the 2015/2016 Guinness PRO12, and further impressive performances resulted in an Ireland debut away to Italy in the 2019 Six Nations.

In total, he has made ten caps for his country and was a member of the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad.

Carty is a product of the Connacht pathway, playing club and school rugby with Buccaneers RFC and Marist College before graduating from the Connacht Academy.

“I’m so thankful and grateful to be able to represent my home province for another three years. The last six months have easily been the most enjoyable part of my career, and in that time I feel I’ve matured as a player, leader and person,” said Carty.

“The staff and my team-mates have been incredible and create an environment where you can feel yourself growing daily. It’s easy to stay motivated because of them, even on a wet and windy day training in Galway! The club is represented by people from every pocket of Connacht, Ireland and beyond, but everyone is incredibly proud in representing Connacht and the West,” he continued.

Carty went on to thank head coach Andy Friend and Keith Matthews for his help and guidance, adding that he hoped to make more international appearances for Ireland.

“Most importantly, I want to thank my family, friends and loved ones especially Mum, Dad, my sisters Aoife and Deirdre, my brothers Ben and Luke, my brother-in-law Donie and my niece and nephew Juliette and Ted for all the support and love.”

Head Coach Andy Friend said that the news of Carty’s contract was brilliant for everyone associated with Connacht.

“Jack is a top-class international out-half and a crucial player for our squad.

“He has an incredible skillset and excellent game management. He is therefore an extremely important person for us in how we want to play the game.

“Jack has also grown as a leader within our group. He has recently earned the right to be our matchday captain which is testament to his leadership qualities.

Jack is a very proud Connacht man and loves representing his club, school, province and country. I’m really excited to see him going from strength to strength and committing to us for another next three years.”

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