Cian Kelleher has confirmed that he will leave Connacht at the end of the season.
Kelleher has been the subject of widespread reports linking him with a move back to Leinster for the beginning of the 2019/20 season but as of yet, that has not been formally confirmed by either province despite it being accepted as a done deal.
Kelleher has spent the last three seasons at the Sportsground since making the move from Leinster. He has scored 14 tries in 44 appearances for the western province.
The 24-year-old confirmed the news via his Twitter account this evening.
“It is with a heavy heart that this will be my last couple of months with Connacht Rugby. I want to thank everyone for their support over the last two and half seasons, the supporters, the staff and the players.
“The welcoming I received made me feel right at home from the very beginning and made me instantly fall in love with this special place. I’ve made best friends and memories which I will cherish forever.
“Looking forward to finishing these last couple of months now on a high with some silverware! Thank you.”
— Cian Kelleher (@ciankelleher94) January 8, 2019
Although Kelleher did not mention what team he is departing for, it is widely reported that he will be returning home to Leinster.