The Connacht Hotel is the ideal destination for sporting groups visiting Galway. We are proud hospitality sponsors of Connacht Rugby, Galwegians Rugby, Galway United, Mervue United & Maree Basketball Club.

We have played host to many national and international sports teams, with years of experience and professional expertise when it comes to your sports team needs in Galway. Our professional team is always available to assist you in organising catering, meeting rooms, dining and more to ensure your visit to Galway is a smooth one. 


  • Excellent onsite facilities for Sports Teams.
  • Choice of Dining options and all dietary requirements catered for. 
  • Debrief Rooms with Audiovisual, Rooms for Physio as required. 
  • Choice of Bedrooms - twin, triple or quad rooms available
  • Access to Training Grounds next door to hotel. 
  • Onsite 24hr Gym with Cybex equipment and Sunto team training equipment.
  • 20m Swimming Pool, Steam Room, Sauna and Jacuzzi. 
  • Complimentary car parking and ample Bus Parking. 

To enquire about our sports team packages please  contact NATASHA or phone 091 381251.

Nearby Training Grounds

The hotel is located within minutes of Galway City, Connacht Sports Ground and next to Fahy Field, Mervue United FC home ground.

A selection of training pitches are located within walking distance from the hotel, where access can be arranged for teams requiring outside training grounds as part of our Sport Package throughout your stay.

Please advise if team would like use of the training pitch nearby the hotel, as this needs to be pre booked in advance of your stay. 


The Connacht Hotel wants your team visit to Galway to be stress-free, so we offer a number of services and group accommodation options to make your visit a success.

  • The hotel provides spacious and contemporary bedrooms and suites. You can choose from double rooms (available for single occupancy), twin, triple rooms or quad rooms. 
  • Bedroom facilities include en-suite bathroom with power shower, satellite TV, in-room laptop size safe, tea/coffee facilities, iron and ironing board.
  • We offer complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel.
  • You will also be pleased to note that our large car park can accommodate your team bus at no additional cost.


Sports teams can stay fit, energized and on top of their game throughout their stay. Enjoy complimentary use of our Health & Fitness Centre including:

  • 20 metre indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. 
  • Fully air conditioned 24 hour gym with comprehensive Cardio equipment. 
  • Extensive range of Cybex Resistance Equipment
  • Air Conditioned Aerobic Studio

Please advise if the team require use of the swimming pool for the group recovery session, as this needs to be pre booked (complimentary).

Team Dining & Dietary Needs

Our expert chefs pride themselves on preparing healthy, balanced and quality food. Catering for all dietary requirements with specialised healthy menus to ensure that your team receive the required menus and pre & post-match nutrients throughout their stay.

Dine with ease with your team, with Private and Semi-private areas available for groups. 


We have a selection of rooms available for Team use for Debrief Rooms and Team Meetings or as required. Each is equipped with Audio-visual and includes use of screen, projector, flipchart and water.

Relaxation and Sports Therapy Rooms are also available as part of our Sport Package, with an in-house massage table available. 




"We had a fantastic weekend in Galway. The staff in the hotel were brilliant and looked after us really well. Everything ran like clockwork - thanks very much for all the organisation on your side.

The hotel location was ideal, within walking distance of several local playing pitches and the ballyloughane strand for training exercises. Leisure facilities were of the highest standard and the bedrooms, restaurant and general hotel facilities were top class. The Hotel Management & Staff were most courteous and obliging. No request was too big or small."

Celbridge GAA, July 2018


"Just wanted to forward you all on an email thanking you all for everything the weekend. The lads truly enjoyed their stay with you so many thanks to you and your staff for looking after us all so well. Look forward to visiting you all again soon."

Leinster Rugby


"I just wanted to thank you and your team for the hospitality you showed us yesterday. The way you handled everything from check in, to pre match meals, to accommodating our team room needs played a part in our preparation for the game. We really appreciate all your efforts."

Rotherham Titans


"The rooms are of a very high standard, food required is always excellent, the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The pool and the gym are well used by the team and have proved very popular. We have no hesitation in recommending the Connacht Hotel and the sports package they offer to all those interested."

Malone RFC. Ist VX team