Pat Lam Pays Wonderful Tribute To Connacht Rugby & Ireland
Pat Lam’s final game with Connacht ended in bitter disappoint yesterday afternoon.
After an incredible season last year, lifting the PRO12 title, Connacht have struggled this season with after losing the likes of Robbie Henshaw and Aly Muldowney. The western province have also endured a torrid time with injury.
They were given one last chance to qualify for the Champions Cup yesterday through the play-off backdoor, but in the end came up short against a formidable Northampton side featuring the likes of Louis Picamoles, George North and Courtney Lawes.
Lam paid tribute to the Connacht after the game, dubbing Ireland a ‘special’ place and stating he will never forget his time at Connacht as he moves on to an exciting new role with Bristol next season.
“It’s been a wonderful time, you know. It’s special people, the whole country is special and I just can’t believe the way myself and my family have been welcomed in. It’s a place I’ll never forget and I’ve had a fantastic farewell with my community where I live.
“We had a great Irish craic night and I’ll never forget this place and I’ll never forget this team. It will always be a team I’ll follow and want to do well.”