Greene King IPA Championship
Monday, 19th April 1993
Connolly was born in Dublin city and raised in Naas, County Kildare. A graduate of Newbridge College, he started playing rugby with his local club Naas RFC at under-7 level. Connolly represented the college in the Leinster Junior Cup 2008 and the Leinster Senior Cup in 2011, being named Forward of the Year in the later.