John Muldoon has signed a new two-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Connacht until at least June 2016.
The Galway-born flanker made his senior debut for the province in 2004 and has since gone on to play over 200 times.
With three international caps to his name, Muldoon was last called up to the Irish squad during the 2012 November's Guinness Series.
The back rower's campaign was cut short when he was forced off with an injury during the second half of Ireland XV's non-cap international against Fiji.
On extending his stay with Connacht, Muldoon said: "I am delighted to be on board for another two years. I've been involved with the club for over 12 years now and there have been so many positive changes around the place.
This is where I'm from and I have so much pride in every game I play for the province. I believe we're building something special here and I'm excited to be a part of it."