# Kieran Marmion

This month
March 2023
# Connacht
Connacht's Kieran Marmion to join Bristol Bears at end of the season
With 224 appearances over 11 seasons, Marmion is currently third in all-time appearances for Connacht.
Last year
# Hearing
Leinster's Jamison Gibson-Park cited for high tackle on Kieran Marmion
The scrum-half will face a disciplinary hearing this evening ahead of Friday’s Champions Cup clash at the Aviva Stadium.
# tight calls
Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad
The Ireland head coach faced some interesting calls in finalising his 37-man group.
# stepping up
'He’s been outstanding all year' - Friend backs Marmion for Ireland recall
The scrum-half was last capped at Test level in November 2020.
All time
# Master and Apprentice
Marmion praises Doak's progression but warns him to expect tough exam at Aviva
The two rivals could come face to face at the Aviva this Saturday.
# Prospects
Connacht's young guns make impact and 'there's definitely more to come'
The likes of Jordan Duggan, Jack Aungier, Sean Masterson, and Cian Prendergast took their chances.
# 9
'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll
The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.
# In The Mix
'It's one of our targets' - Friend hoping for strong Connacht crop in Ireland squad
Kieran Marmion and Jack Carty will hope to be back in the international fold.
# talisman
'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off'
Connacht boss Andy Friend was pleased with how his side sorted out their discipline against Glasgow.
# mighty marms
'You know he's a competitor, but this is a new level for Kieran'
The first half of Kieran Marmion’s season was an emotional rollercoaster, but he looks like a player in his prime after the summer break.
# depth chart
Connacht's Marmion sets out to ensure he's not Ireland's forgotten man at 9
The scrum-half returns to the Connacht team for the first time since November against Montpellier today.
# Updates
Marmion returns ahead of Connacht's final Champions Cup game, Fitzgerald ruled out for rest of the season
Head coach Andy Friend says the scrum-half is in back in full training before their showdown with Montpellier.
# Extension
Connacht boosted as Ireland scrum-half Marmion commits future to the province
The 27-year-old has played more than 160 times for Connacht since his debut in 2011.
# Injury Crisis
Marmion out for 3-4 weeks as depleted Connacht prepare for Montpellier
The return of Ultan Dillane is a welcome boost for Andy Friend.
# home comforts
Marmion 'is very aware that we would like him to stay,' says Friend
The Connacht 9 was reportedly a target of Saracens last week, but their salary cap sanction will force a re-think of all their recruitment.
# Marmite
Kieran Marmion back in starting role as Connacht welcome unbeaten Cheetahs
The international scrum-half has forced Caolin Blade onto the bench for the first time this season.
# Debate
Schmidt deviates from the presumed plan with World Cup surprises
The Ireland head coach has named an athletic squad for the tests ahead in Japan.
# 9 problems
McGrath tenacity earns him the call over Marmion's past Test triumphs
The Connacht man had stepped up to deliver on some of the most impressive Irish performances in recent years.
# recharged
Marmion ready to run with Ireland after stint on the sidelines
The Connacht scrum-half required surgery on his ankle after helping Ireland beat the All Blacks in November.
# experience
Marmion misses out on Ireland's Italy trip but set for 150th Connacht game
Meanwhile, the province feel Jack Carty is ready for a possible Ireland debut.
# Go West
Marmion on the bench as Connacht get international injection for Cheetahs clash
Dillane, Blade, Carty and Farrell all start for Connacht on Saturday evening.
# 6 Nations
Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy
Marmion has shaken off the ankle injury which has hampered him through the early portion of the season.
# On track
Marmion hitting the right markers on comeback trail from ankle surgery
The Connacht scrum-half hopes to return in the coming weeks ahead of the Six Nations.
# making progress
Friend confident scrum-half Marmion will be fit for Ireland's Six Nations defence
The Connacht nine had ankle surgery in November, but has stepped up his recovery in recent weeks.
# depth chart
Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland
Kieran Marmion got two big starts this month, while Luke McGrath and John Cooney have had exposure too.
# Treatment Table
Setback for Marmion as Ireland scrum-half ruled out for three months due to injury
The Connacht player still managed to star in the win over New Zealand.
# bundee ball
'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys'
Kieran Marmion knows his room-mate and Connacht team-mate Bundee Aki will relish the challenge of the All Blacks on Saturday.
# audition
'Hopefully I've put my hand up but that's for Joe and the coaches to decide'
Kieran Marmion hopes he gets the chance to start against the All Blacks next weekend.
# Team-sheets
Marmion back from injury as fully-loaded Connacht go to Ospreys
The scrum-half has shaken off an ankle injury for the crucial Conference A clash.
# Mixed news
Good news for Marmion, but Connacht's Ronaldson dealt cruel injury setback
Out-half Ronaldson is facing an extended period on the sideline as he undergoes knee surgery.
# 9
Marmion keen to progress as Cooney and McGrath push for Ireland spots
The 26-year-old Connacht scrum-half made his first appearance of the season against Zebre last weekend.
# sharpness
Marmion demands a return to 2016 standard from Connacht players
The scrum-half is frustrated at the inconsistencies in Connacht’s performances through the season, and says the players shoulder the burden for that.
# Pen to Paper
Contract boost for Connacht as Ireland international Marmion signs new two-year deal
The 25-year-old will remain in Galway until the 2019 World Cup.
# half measures
Marmion ready to bring energy and more from the start for Ireland
The Connacht man has started just four times at international level, but has impressed Schmidt throughout this year.
# starting XV
Matt Healy among the Connacht big guns to return for Ulster battle
Kieran Marmion is set to make his 100th Championship appearance for the province while captain John Muldoon is also named to start.
# fast start
'We need a few big performances under the new coach to hit the ground running'
Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion on a new era out west.
# change is good
'The same teams have been in the league for a good few years': Marmion welcomes Pro12 expansion
South African franchises the Cheetahs and Southern Kings are expected to be added to the league for this season.
# state of mind
Four years on from passenger's role in North America, Marmion intent on putting his stamp on tour
The Connacht scrum-half jokes that meeting JJ Watt was one the highlights of the last tour to the US as he was left out of both matchday squads.
# Nine
Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different
Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.
# Boost
Marmion and O'Halloran return as Lam makes seven changes for Connacht
The western province are looking to bounce back from defeat to Zebre against Edinburgh.