Connacht Rugby has announced that the Irish international Jack Carty committed its long-term future for the province, signing a new three-year agreement until 2025.
The Roscommon native has made 164 appearances for his home province since his debut over nine years ago.
Carty was part of the team that won the 2015/16 Guinness PRO12 title, and other impressive performances saw an Irish debut in Italy at the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.
In total, the talented 29-year-old has 10 caps for his country and was part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad.
Carty is a product of the Connacht lane, playing rugby in clubs and schools with Buccaneers RFC and Marist College respectively before graduating from Connacht Academy.
Commenting on today’s announcement, he said, âI am so grateful and grateful to be able to represent my home province for another three years.
âThe last six months have easily been the most enjoyable part of my career, and during that time I feel like I have matured as a player, a leader and a person.
âThe staff and my teammates have been amazing and create an environment where you can feel yourself growing every day. It’s easy to stay motivated with them, even on a wet and windy training day in Galway!
âThe Provincial Team is represented by people from all pockets of Connacht, Ireland and beyond, but everyone is incredibly proud to represent Connacht and the West.
“To talk to Willie (Ruane) on plans for the future, besides seeing firsthand the work of ‘Friendy’ and the coaches, I am excited about what lies ahead.
Special thanks to Friendy who goes above and beyond for his players. There is no doubt that the province and the team are in a position to fight for the silverware.
“I can’t wait to see where the journey takes us over the next few years and I want to thank Keith matthews for his help and advice. At the same time, I hope to increase my international selections.
âMost importantly, I want to thank my family, friends and loved ones, especially mom, dad, sisters Aoife and Deirdre, my brothers Ben and Luke, my brother-in-law Donie and my niece and nephew, Juliet and Ted, for all the support and love.
Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend added: âThis is great news for everyone associated with Connacht. Jack is a top international running back and a crucial player for our team.
He has an amazing skill set and great game management. So he’s an extremely important person to us in the way we want to play the game.
âJack has also grown as a leader within our group. He recently won the right to be our captain on match day, a testament to his leadership qualities.
âJack is a very proud man of Connacht and loves to represent his club, his school, his province and his country. I am really excited to see him get better and better and to engage with us for the next three years.