NAME: Denis Buckley

DOB: 09/08/1990


DEBUT: v Dragons, 6 Sep 2014

Alongside club legends John Muldoon, Michael Swift, Kieran Marmion and Tiernan O'Halloran, Buckley is one of just five men to have played 200 games for Connacht, hitting that mark in the final game of the 2021/22 season.

The 2016 Pro12 winner has represented both Ireland U20 and Emerging Ireland, as well as the Barbarians in 2018.

Having suffered a torn cruciate ligament in May 2021, he returned to action in January 2022, with eight appearances over the final half of the season.