Connacht Captain John Muldoon has announced that following 17 years with the province, he is to retire at the end of the 2017/18 season.
The forward is the second club legend to announce his retirement today after Saracens winger Chris Wyles revealed he’d be hanging his boots up earlier today.
Muldoon has represented his home province over 300 times and captained Connacht to success in the PRO12 Championship in 2016.
17 years. 320 games. Broken bones. Big wins. Bad losses. Dozens of teammates. Fewer coaches. Europe. Russia. Celtic league. Pro12. Pro14. Flights. Buses. Friends. Supporters. I’ve been so proud to be part of it all, but every journey sadly must come to an end and for me that end will be this season. Thank you all for your endless support.
Announcing his decision earlier today, John Muldoon said: “I am a proud Connacht man and I have been involved with the province for the past 17 years.
“I have been on an incredible journey during that time but sadly all good things come to an end and for me that time is the end of this season. I have been honoured and humbled to wear the Connacht jersey and particularly to be given the opportunity to captain my home province.
“I’d like to thank everyone at Connacht Rugby, especially coaches and players both past and present. Also, to My wife Lorna and my wonderful family for their constant support down through the years.
“The Connacht supporters have also been incredible throughout my career and have made the Sportsground a fortress where I have always been immensely proud to play and represent this fantastic province.
“I am determined to finish my career on a high and for the remainder of the season I will be doing everything in my power to bring further success to Connacht.”