Tom Daly has put an end to any speculation about his place with Connacht with the announcement of a new two year contract.
The centre first came to Connacht in a loan deal in 2018, but quickly achieved a great place on the field, as well in the hearts of supporters and his fellow players.
The Carlow man made his move to the west permanent at the end of that season, and had even greater success in 2020/21.
That season he was named both the Connacht Rugby Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year.
Daly said that playing for Connacht has been the highlight of his career up to now, and praised the strong lineup of players and backroom management.
“There’s a really strong group of players and management who are all working together to succeed both in the URC and Champions Cup.”
“I’m thankful to Andy and the coaches who have shown trust in me and I can’t wait to play my part in achieving our aims in the years ahead.”
Though he has yet to be capped for Ireland, he was called up to the Ireland squad for the 2021 Summer Internationals.
Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend added “Tom is the perfect example of a player who has grabbed his playing opportunities with both hands.”
“I’ve been impressed by him ever since he joined on his loan deal in 2018, and then we all saw last season just how good of a player he’s become.”
“We’re all looking forward to seeing him continue his progression and help the squad to succeed over the next two years.”