Lam's regret is an IRFU issue

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Irish rugby will continue to lose coaches to more lucrative clubs overseas, says former Connacht coach Pat Lam, unless it changes its stance on contracts. Lam, who wraps up his four year stint in Connacht this weekend at the wedding of captain John Muldoon before heading to Bristol, says his one regret leaving Ireland next week is the IRFU's stubborness over the six-months release clause.

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Muldoon looks to lead Connacht to derby win on 300th cap

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Long-serving Connacht forward John Muldoon will make his 300th appearance on Saturday evening against Leinster at the Sportsground. At 34 years of age and in his 14th season, having made his debut off the bench against the Borders in 2003, Muldoon's leadership and longevity have ensured his place in the record books.

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Mayo sides in battles for last eight spots

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Four Mayo sides will be battling it out for a spot in the last eight of the Connacht Junior Cup this weekend. The defending champions and Junior 1A league leaders Ballina will be facing into the game of the weekend when they host the Connemara All Blacks in Heffernan Park on Sunday at 2pm.

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Connacht prepare to stage another European coup

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Captain John Muldoon has announced another year in his tenure at Galway Sportsground on the week Connacht fight for a first Champions Cup quarter-final.

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Lam sees light at end of injury tunnel

Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Connacht's hopes of retaining their Guinness Pro 12 title took a nosedive after poor festive results, and it does not look any rosier with a deepening injury crisis ahead of Saturday's visit to the Ospreys in Wales.

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Mayo's big two scrum down this weekend

Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The two heavyweights of rugby in the county will pack down against each other this Sunday at 2.30pm in Heffernan Park. Hosts Ballina, have backed up their historic junior cup win last season with a brilliant start to this season and currently sit on top of the Junior 1A table with seven wins from their opening eight games, their only loss coming thanks to a narrow three point defeat by Connemara at home a month ago.

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Ballina stay top with five from five

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The Connacht Junior League mostly has this weekend off, and after five games Ballina are out on top of the table with five wins from five games. Last weekend they picked up a bonus point win on the road against NUIG heading home 48-13 winners against the students who are sitting bottom of the table without a victory to their name so far.

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Ballina in top of the table clash

Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Ballina are leading the way at the top of Division 1A of the Connacht Junior League after three rounds of games, with three wins from three, picking up two bonus points along the way. So far they have seen off the challenge of Galwegians 32-5, Westport in the local derby 14-9 on the road, and then hammered Buccaneers 41-0 in Athlone in their third game. In those three games Ballina have run in 10 tries, while only once has a side crossed the whitewash against them

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Champions Cup returns to the Sportsground

Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Bona fide Champions Cup team Connacht will face four-times European champions Toulouse on Saturday (5.30pm) to open their 2016/17 European campaign. The Sportsground will boast a seasonal capacity crowd of 8,057 with extra terracing erected at pitch ends to ensure an electric atmosphere for what is a defining match in Connacht's long history.

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Pressure mounts on Connacht to show their champions class

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

A winning performance is "not far off" promises coach Pat Lam as Connacht come under increasing pressure to get their first points in this season's PRO 12 when Edinburgh visit the Sportsground this evening at 7.35pm.

After an improved performance, but ultimately a disappointing defeat to the Scarlets at Parc Y Scarlets at the weekend, Lam says his faith in the team, despite three defeats on the trot, is unshakeable.

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Connacht get title defence up and running

Fri, Sep 02, 2016

New season, same goals, but one big difference. For the first time in the history of the Pro 12 competition Connacht Rugby start as reigning Pro 12 champions.

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McPhillips and Elwood take on new Connacht coaching roles, as Bell departs

Fri, Jun 10, 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, who was brought into the coaching team last season as an assistant attack coach to Pat Lam, has been appointed as Connacht's new backs coach following the departure of Kiwi Andre Bell to his homeland.

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