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Watch: Pat Lam Further Captures The Hearts Of A Nation With Post-Match Cúpla Focail

Watch: Pat Lam Further Captures The Hearts Of A Nation With Post-Match Cúpla Focail

Fans who have watched TG4's coverage of this season's PRO12 will have noticed Pat Lam's tendency to throw a courtesy 'go raibh míle maith agat' or similar to his post-match interviewer.

It's a simple quirk that has further endeared the Kiwi to an already adoring Connacht and Irish rugby fanbase, but one which also perfectly compliments Connacht's integration into society and involvement with their local communities in the west of Ireland.

An emotional Lam joined Marcus Horan not moments after the final whistle had blown on their historic 20-10 victory over Leinster at Murrayfield, and the 47-year-old didn't disappoint. In fact, he spoke more Irish than the former Munster prop.

A proud day indeed for Connacht, who 16 years ago found themselves on the precipice of being disbanded by the IRFU, and today won their first ever league championship.

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Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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