Lam brings Elwood into reshuffled coaching team, as Bell departs

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Connacht's Eric Elwood and former player Conor McPhillips will have new roles in Pat Lam's coaching team next season.

Elwood will take over as kicking coach on an advisory basis, along side his current role as domestic games manager, while McPhillips, moves from an assistant attack coach to backs coach following the departure of Kiwi Andre Bell to his homeland.

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The late Monsignor Horan would have approved

Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Some 14 hours before Galway produced a rapturous reception for Connacht Rugby, the squad landed into Knock Airport by charter to an unexpected welcome by some 2,000 fans.

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Connacht produce the creme de la creme to win Pro 12 final

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

It is a triumph that has produced the biggest shock wave in rugby this season.

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Lam not resting on his laurels

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Connacht coach Pat Lam is already plotting new goals for his group of champions.

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Connacht are the champions

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Connacht 20

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Emotions run high as Connacht celebrate

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Pat Lam - coach: "I knew it was going to be a challenge, a different style. I know people mentioned old dogs don't learn new tricks, that's wrong, I'm old too and I'm learning right through and I am excited about where I might be in five years' time."

John Muldoon - captain: "Irish teams and provinces have been so successful in the last decade or so, I have been jealous. I looked on in envy. I have been through some tough days in the past, but all of those who go onto that pitch, we know what got us here all year."

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Joycey keeps the sunny side up

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Popular Connacht kit manager Martin Joyce is this week relaxing in the Italian sun with his family, with just a couple of suitcases to supervise.

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What a day to be in Edinburgh, What a day to be a Connacht fan, What a win

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

By planes, trains and automobiles they came. Places like Belfast airport and Larne ferry port have probably never had it so good as thousands availed of the northern transport services as well known travel paths had been booked out earlier in the week. By hook and by crook Connacht's clan made it to Edinburgh and by God, the journey was worth it.

Wondering around the streets of the old town last Saturday, you could have mistaken Scotland's capital for Eyre Square or Grafton Street in Dublin, such was the number of the green and blue shirts basking in the delightful sunshine outside the many pubs and restaurants that Edinburgh has to offer. There was also a sizable sprinkling of red and white added to the mix as disappointed Ulster fans made the trip despite the play-off defeat the week prior; the Irish invasion was in full flow.

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This is the moment for Connacht Rugby

Fri, May 27, 2016

Connacht Rugby face their "ultimate" test on Saturday when they take on Irish aristocrats Leinster in Scotland in a bid to claim this year's Guinness Pro 12 League crown.

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Connacht's path to historic first Pro 12 final

Fri, May 27, 2016

Fri 4 Sep W Connacht 29 – 23 Newport Gwent Dragons Sportsground 3,624

Tries: Fionn Carr, Danie Poolman, Nepia Fox-Matamua

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Connacht make history with first Pro 12 final

Thu, May 26, 2016

Connacht 16

Glasgow 11

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Legendary John Muldoon leads Connacht on a mission

Thu, May 26, 2016

ht's legendary captain John Muldoon ahead of Saturday's historic game in the province's history.

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From fan to player, Browne revelling in Pro 12 adventure

Thu, May 26, 2016

From being a Connacht diehard to pulling on the green jersey for his debut against Cardiff Blues in April 2007, Andrew Browne has known more lows than highs in his long association with his native province, and the second row-cum-flanker could be forgiven that this weekend's trip to Edinburgh to face Leinster in the Guinness Pro 12's grand final is all a dream.

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O'Halloran wants that 'special feeling' on Saturday

Thu, May 26, 2016

Connacht fullback Tiernan O'Halloran has been around the Sportsground for some seven years, and never experienced such an exciting time.

Like most of his teammates, he has had to be content with small incremental achievements, including the odd victory over Leinster. But not anymore.

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Loughney relishing life’s big occasions

Thu, May 19, 2016

Long-serving Connacht player Ronan Loughney is relishing taking part in not one, but two, of the most important occasions in his life in the next three weeks.

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Connacht intent on making history

Thu, May 19, 2016

Connacht coach Pat Lam is preparing his players for the fight of their lives when they host Glasgow in the biggest game in the province's history on Saturday (6.30pm).

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Dare to dream as Connacht edge closer to seasonal silverware

Thu, May 12, 2016

It has already been a phenomenal season, but Connacht will certainly have a bigger pep in their step this week after securing a first Pro 12 home semi-final.

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Lam, Aki and Muldoon lead Connacht awards winners

Thu, May 12, 2016

Connacht received deserved recognition for their exceptional season with three major winners at the Guinness Pro 12 awards.

Pat Lam was named coach of the year, Bundee Aki, the players; player of the year, and John Muldoon scooped the chairman's award.

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Connacht and Glasgow in shootout at the Sportsgsround

Thu, May 05, 2016

It is now down to the top two teams, Connacht and Glasgow, to fight it out in this final round for a prized home semi-final in the Guinness Pro 12 League.

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NUIG women's rugby on a high

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

NUIG Women's Rugby is celebrating unprecedented success, having stocked its sports cabinet with four trophies this season.

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