And as he and domestic captain Muldoon prepare for Ireland's tour of New Zealand and Australia later this month, Cronin admits he hopes their international experience will further their chances of qualifying for the Heineken Cup next season.
"It is good in terms of the kind of rugby that Connacht are playing that a few of us are pushing our way into the international squad now," said Cronin.
"It's been very good for pushing up the profile on Connacht rugby and beneficial for rugby as a whole up there.
"It's going to get the names out there and hopefully draw more people in to the games. So overall it has been beneficial for the province over the last couple of months.
"In terms of clubs morale, we still didn't reach out ultimate goal which we set out at the start of the year to be playing Heineken Cup rugby.
"We had a good run in the Challenge Cup but it's slightly disappointing not to be getting Heineken Cup rugby so that's definitely going to be the main objective next year."