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#Eric Elwood

# eric-elwood - Monday 25 March, 2019

Carty happy to 'fit back in' with Connacht while he moves behind Elwood on all-time chart

The recently-capped international returned to Connacht colours in style.

# eric-elwood - Friday 28 April, 2017

Connacht legend Eric Elwood succeeds Carolan as academy manager

The province’s former head coach will play a key developmental role.

# eric-elwood - Friday 10 March, 2017

'I go onto YouTube, have a look and think, 'God, what a terrible game of rugby'

Paul Burke made his Irish debut during the 1995 Five Nations and a victory over Wales in Cardiff is a stand-out memory.

# eric-elwood - Friday 3 April, 2015

Connacht's 'grassroots to green shirts' mantra driving improvement

Experienced forward Andrew Browne explains the motivational power of playing for his home province

# eric-elwood - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht's other European knock-outs

We take a trip down memory lane to recall the westerners’ past efforts in the Challenge Cup.

# eric-elwood - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Eric Elwood back in rugby as domestic manager with Connacht

The Galway man will be responsible for growing the game across the province.

# eric-elwood - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

"I have learnt so much from being involved" - Robbie Henshaw

19 months ago, Robbie Henshaw sat his Leaving Certificate.

# eric-elwood - Friday 25 October, 2013

Shane Horgan: 'If Leinster are not on their game, Connacht will expose them'

The former Blues winger is wary of complacency setting in after two hard-fought Heineken Cup victories.

# eric-elwood - Friday 23 August, 2013

'No wrath of Pat yet but he's capable of it' says Connacht's John Muldoon

Pat Lam is a laid-back guy, says the flanker, but he will have no problems invoking the Eric Elwood roar if needs be.

# eric-elwood - Friday 3 May, 2013

Taoiseach Enda Kenny records farewell message for Eric Elwood Golden Clocks This post contains videos

Taoiseach Enda Kenny records farewell message for Eric Elwood

The Fine Gael leader took time out from running the country to wish the departing Connacht coach well.

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s rugby action

Ulster and Leinster can ensure home semi-finals while Connacht bid farewell to a few legends.

# eric-elwood - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Connacht prepare for final curtain against Glasgow

Meanwhile Munster retain just four of the side which lost to Clermont for tomorrow’s trip to Zebre.

# eric-elwood - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Elwood shakes it up for Connacht's Italian job

You didn’t forget about the Pro12, did you? Here’s the team news for Connacht’s trip to the Stadio Monigo.

# eric-elwood - Monday 22 April, 2013

'We don't think we'll see Robbie Henshaw for the rest of the season'

Connacht coach Eric Elwood confirmed that the fullback’s hand injury should see him miss the province’s final two games.

# eric-elwood - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Check out this brilliant tribute to Connacht's outgoing coach Eric Elwood Irish Rugby This post contains videos

Check out this brilliant tribute to Connacht's outgoing coach Eric Elwood

Johnny O’Connor, Gavin Duffy and Tiernan O’Hallornan pay tribute to the man who is soon to be replaced by Pat Lam.

# eric-elwood - Friday 19 April, 2013

Pro12 report: Ulster maintain pace at summit with bonus point in Connacht

The league leaders rode out Connacht’s first half storm with five different try-scorers.

# eric-elwood - Thursday 18 April, 2013

'I was fortunate enough to play with the man' - Bell on Eric Elwood

The former Ireland teammates will be hoping for different results in Friday’s Pro12 clash.

# eric-elwood - Monday 15 April, 2013

'We got a hiding there last year' - Ulster plot Connacht revenge

The Pro12 leaders are the opposition for coach Eric Elwood’s penultimate game at the Sportsground.

# eric-elwood - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Pat Lam settles into life at Connacht as players begin to drop like flies

The New Zealander expanded on his rugby philosophies, which hopefully includes decent player management.

# eric-elwood - Monday 8 April, 2013

Connacht lose another stalwart as hooker 'Flav' calls it a day

The westerners will say goodbye to another bald legend at season’s end.

# eric-elwood - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Shop Street and roundabouts: Pat Lam gets down to rugby business at Connacht

The sun shone on the Kiwi as he scoped out Galway. Nature has a sense of humour too.

# eric-elwood - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

4 of the finest rugby moments from the retiring Johnny 'Concrete' O'Connor Rock Hard This post contains videos

4 of the finest rugby moments from the retiring Johnny 'Concrete' O'Connor

The Connacht flanker announced he is to step away from the professional game today.

# eric-elwood - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Elwood commends 'nervy' Connacht after scrappy win

The coach added that his side still needed to work on the defensive element of their game.

# eric-elwood - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Connacht want your money in €50k crowd funding campaign -- and here's what you'll get

Fancy a thank you note from Eric Elwood? Or a brick in the wall at the Sportsground?

# eric-elwood - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Connacht target highest ever league finish as fitting Elwood send-off

The westerners are in flying form after deposing of Welsh opponents for the second week running.

# eric-elwood - Monday 21 January, 2013

Elwood plans February league climb after Heineken Cup swansong

The focus now switches to league action and Connacht are keen to build on their weekend win.

# eric-elwood - Friday 18 January, 2013

As it happened: Connacht v Zebre, Heineken Cup

It was another big night of European Cup action in Galway. Enjoy it, you might not get another chance for a while.

# eric-elwood - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Parks return gives Connacht great chance to go out on a high

The Scottish international returns to the starting XV for the Friday visit of Zebre.

# eric-elwood - Saturday 12 January, 2013

As it happened: Harlequins v Connacht, Heineken Cup

We had minute-by-minute coverage of the toughest task the western province would face this year.

Confirmed -- Connacht appoint Pat Lam to replace Eric Elwood

Lam will take the reins at the Sportsground from 1 June on an initial two-year contract.

# eric-elwood - Friday 11 January, 2013

Reports name Pat Lam as next Connacht coach as O'Shea is scolded

The arrival of the former Samoan and All Black international would sweep the board for Kiwi coaches in Ireland.

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to the weekend's action

Ulster can land a firm foot in the 1/4 finals while tries, and plenty of them, are needed elsewhere.

Heineken Cup: O'Halloran return softens Parks blow for Connacht

Danie Poolman is also missing from the line-up for the tough away trip to face Harlequins.

Explainer: What the Irish provinces need to do to reach Heineken Cup 1/4 finals

We run through the likely scenarios for the four sides and reveal who has the best qualifying chance.

# eric-elwood - Monday 7 January, 2013

Holley rejects offer to replace Elwood at Connacht

The former Ospreys coach said he made the decision because of “the timing and my current personal circumstances”.

# eric-elwood - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Pro12: Elwood wants Connacht to finish what they have started

The westerners have squandered three clear try chances in their defeats to Munster and Leinster.

# eric-elwood - Friday 4 January, 2013

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to this weekend's rugby action

First plays second as Ulster entertain Scarlets while three defining weeks for Leinster and Munster kick off with winnable fixtures.

# eric-elwood - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Opinion: Connacht need Dan Parks back in form to end losing skid

The Scottish international’s kicking stats have dropped to 50% during a run of three successive defeats.

# eric-elwood - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Pro12: Connacht desperate to slay Dragons and revive their season

With home games coming up against Welsh and Italian opposition, Eoin Griffin is hoping to climb the tab

# eric-elwood - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Peace offering: Elwood and Schmidt make up over sandwiches

The Leinster and Connacht coaches chatted amiably post-match in the press room.

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