Gerry Thornley: Sportsground redevelopment is key to Connacht's future

Planned €30m upgrade would help club attract talent and boost commercial growth

If the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground is approved its maximum capacity would double in size to 12,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground is approved its maximum capacity would double in size to 12,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When historians come to write about Connacht Rugby in decades, or even longer, from now, they’ll assuredly cite the late 2010s as a major crossroads in the province’s story.

What happens next will go some way toward determining whether these relative good times will constitute merely a temporary rising from the ashes, or kick-start something truly transformative.

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