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Connacht tie down O'Halloran and Swift

Updated: Wednesday, 04 Jan 2012 12:05

Tiernan O'Halloran has committed his future to Connacht
Tiernan O'Halloran has committed his future to Connacht

Connacht have confirmed that Tiernan O'Halloran and Michael Swift have committed their futures to the province.

O'Halloran, an Ireland Under-20 international, scored Connacht’s first-ever try in the Heineken Cup last November and has already made 20 appearance so far for the side.

O’Halloran said: "I am delighted to commit to Connacht for a further two years. Despite some difficult recent results I remain optimistic that this group of players can achieve great things and I want to play my part in that effort.

"Eric Elwood and Nigel Carolan have played major roles in developing my career as a professional player and as a local lad I'm very excited at the prospect of continuing that development here at Connacht."

Connacht head coach Eric Elwood said: "Tiernan has been every present this season, he's put himself out there, he's got the contract on merit and he's deserved it.

"The consistency in his performances have been there and he's been one of our top players so we're delighted to have him sign up for two years."

Swift is Connacht's most capped player and the only man to have represented Connacht over 200 times.

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