Eric Elwood

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Pat Lam: Helped make Connacht winners, even champions. Photograph Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty

Lest we forget, this is not the first time an Irish province has lost their main man to an English club due to a financially more remunerative offer. (...)

Grenoble head coach Bernard Jackman. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bernard Jackman Initial co-favourite with Nigel Carolan until a gamble on the latter. The former Irish international hooker spent five seasons with(...)

It is understood that Bristol have offered Pat Lam an annual salary in the region of €750,000, dwarfing his wages at Connacht or indeed any other coach in Irish rugby, including Joe Schmidt.

Both the timing of Pat Lam’s announcement that he is leaving Connacht at the end of the season, and his next port of call, namely Bristol, will have s(...)

 John Muldoon celebrates with Eric Elwood after Connacht’s victory over Leinster in Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Muldoon drove from his home to the Sportsground, arriving shortly after 8.45am, parked his car, walked back to the main entrance and into the Co(...)

 Leinster’s Garry Ringrose in acton against Montpellier. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Harnessing emotion into an accurate performance has long been a fundamental pillar of any successful Irish rugby side. Even in the modern game it sti(...)

The Wallace brothers, Paul, David and Richard, ahead of the Cross Atlantic Way Rugby Legends Cycle

At some point last Sunday on Slea Head that perennial question entered my head: is it Dingle, An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis? And where we will fina(...)

Paddy Jackson: composed performance at number 10 against the Springboks. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Last Saturday’s first Test assuredly marked a benchmark in the career of Paddy Jackson. Some 3½ years on from his surprise debut away to Scotland in t(...)

 Conor McPhillips (R) will take over from Andre Bell as Connacht backs’ coach. Photograph: Inpho

Conor McPhillips will take over as Connacht backs’ coach next season following Andre Bell’s decision to return home to New Zealand for family reasons (...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon lifts the Guinness Pro12 Trophy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Connacht players were still in the changing rooms at Murrayfield when a video was posted to Joe Canning’s Twitter page on Saturday evening. It sh(...)

Andrew Browne: ‘I think the building blocks had been there for a long time and we had been improving for a long time.’

For all the infusion of youth and Kiwi-infused charge to their first ever major final, Connacht retain a core of long-serving indigenous players for (...)

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