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The coach who taught Connacht Rugby how to turn dreams into reality

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Pat Lam, the former Connacht Rugby coach is the man who taught Connacht Rugby how to turn dreams into reality - the Pro 12 trophy is the most tangible evidence. Every coach wants to make that difference, to achieve success on the pitch. Lam has fulfilled that brief, and ultimately has left Connacht Rugby in a better place.

Lam's regret is an IRFU issue

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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.

Cup action takes centre stage this weekend

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The Connacht Gold Super and Premier cups get moving this weekend, with 16 games in both competitions down for decision over Saturday and Sunday. In the Super Cup there are just two all division ties with the meeting of Super League sides Manulla and Ballyglass in Carramore, and Claremorris and Westport United two of the stand-out ties of the round.

Buccaneers are big winners at Connacht Rugby Awards

Buccaneers won a handful of awards at the Connacht Rugby Awards Ball in Galway on Sunday night, April 30.

Connacht left to rue mistakes as play-off preparations continue

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Tee off with Connacht Rugby

Connacht Rugby's Easter Golf Classic takes place tomorrow, Good Friday, and Saturday with a few tee times remaining.

Connacht head to Italy to play catch-up

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This time last year Connacht were working their way to a first Guinness Pro 12 trophy and Champions Cup rugby. Twelve months later they are facing a possible play-off against the French or English to qualify again. It is hardly the position they expected to be in - certainly not returning to Parma to play Zebre in the refixed Pro 12 game this Saturday - when Irish eyes are in Thomond Park.

Connacht head to Italy to play catch-up

This time last year Connacht were working their way to a first Guinness Pro 12 trophy and Champions Cup rugby. Twelve months later they are facing a possible play-off against the French or English to qualify again. It is hardly the position they expected to be in - certainly not returning to Parma to play Zebre in the refixed Pro 12 game this Saturday - when Irish eyes are in Thomond Park.

Connacht must quench Dragons' fire in Champions Cup quest

Connacht's chase for Champions Cup rugby continues at the Galway Sportsground with the Newport Gwent Dragons' visit on Saturday (7.35pm).

Connacht Rugby determined to keep Champions Cup qualification alive

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European disappointment behind them, Connacht return to Guinness Pro 12 action with a singleminded ambition to win, win, and win, in order to qualify for Champions Cup rugby again next season.

 

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