Introducing Aaron Conneely

Sep 10, 2014

Flanker Aaron Conneely has joined Lansdowne this season and all going well should feature regularly with our senior squad.

Aaron Conneely came through the Connacht academy and was part of the Connacht Under-20 side that took the Grand Slam in the Interprovincial Championship during the 2011-12 season. He joined the senior side ahead of the 2013–14 season, signing a development contract. He had already featured for the province's second tier side, the Connacht Eagles, in the semi-professional British and Irish Cup.

Conneely has represented Ireland at a number of levels internationally, including playing for the Ireland Under-20 team. He was part of Under-20 squad for the IRB Junior World Championship in both the 2011 and 2012 tournaments.

Full name Aaron Conneely
Date of birth 23 January 1992 (age22)
Place of birth Galway, Ireland
Height 1.88m (6ft 2in)
Weight 98 kilograms (15.4st)
School Coláiste Iognáid
University NUI Galway
Position Flanker
Club: Connacht 2012-2014
National: Ireland U20  2011-2012 (15 Caps)

Quick Q&A with Aaron

Sonny Bill Williams or  Richie McCaw?

Richie McCaw

Donegal or Mayo?


Dublin or Galway?


Gold or Silver?


If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? 

Flying so I could travel anywhere 

Who do you most admire in rugby and why?

Richie McCaw because he's been consistently the best 

Most memorable Rugby experience?

Winning the U20 interpros with connacht 

What one thing in life could you not do without? 


What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

Got stuck it a fancy restaurant toilet for an hour and had to get the door kicked in

Sum up your outlook on life in 5 words or less… 

Don't be a d#%k


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