Munsters ensure place at top table

A bonus-try victory by the comfortable scoreline of 33-7 over close neighbours Shannon in a taut Limerick AIL derby at Tom Clifford Park last night ensures that ...

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One-point victory put Rockwell into Junior Cup final

Rockwell edged a thrilling contest of two equally matched teams at Thomond Park yesterday to qualify for the final of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup ...

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Centurion Scannell ensures place in history

Munster go in search of their eighth win in a row this evening when they take on Scarlets at Parcy Scarlets on an occasion to be marked by Rory Scannell’s ...

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Johann van Graan satisfied as players commit to Munster cause

Munster coach Johann van Graan believes that his squad’s recent contract extensions mean that Munster’s hand will be stronger than ever going into tomorrow’s ...

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Stephen Archer still targeting World Cup call

If you are good enough to play for your province more or less every week from September to May, an expectation to figure in your country’s plans in World Cup ...

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Neil Cronin makes the most of Munster chance

It was a weekend of firsts for the Cronin family.

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Castletroy ease past rivals Ardscoil Ris

Two weeks ago, Castletroy jumped into a seemingly commanding position in the opening minutes when these schools clashed in the quarter-final of the Clayton Hotels ...

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Bandon impressive winners over Glenstal

Rugby in West Cork has never enjoyed so many days in the limelight and that was very much the case once again at Thomond Park today when Bandon Grammar dethroned ...

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Tadhg Beirne ready for Munster if no Ireland call comes

Tadhg Beirne, a last-minute inclusion in the team that defeated Ospreys in Liberty Stadium on Friday night, may again take his place in the Munster second row on ...

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Carbery and Stander injuries hamper Munster's Champions Cup preperation

Stander sustained the facial damage at a late stage of Ireland’s defeat by England last month

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Jack O’Donoghue’s injury nightmare at an end

Munster coach Johann van Graan continues what he describes as a “juggling act” in making six changes for tonight’s Guinness PRO14 game against ...

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Wycherley: There was no intent to take out Sexton

A single tackle in a rugby match has rarely generated such debate and controversy as the one the virtually unknown Fineen Wycherley rocked World Player of the Year ...

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Trailblazer Darren Sweetnam thrilled to see others follow his footsteps

Talented young rugby players from West Cork are a plentiful commodity these days with the Wycherley brothers and the Coombes’ cousins among those making a ...

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Van Graan philosophical about Ireland’s call

Ireland’s call is likely to gain preference over Munster’s needs when it comes to choosing respective XVs for next weekends’s games against Italy ...

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Munster ready to usurp Kings

A powerful looking Munster side — including five players released back to the province by Joe Schmidt — are hot favourites to crush South Africa’s ...

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Loughman putting hand up for spot in Munster engine room

Very few rugby teams these days prosper without two high calibre props to man each side of the scrum.

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Reds’ players in fond farewell to Keatley

“There was a yawning gap when we turned up for training after our few days off.”

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Munster boss van Graan impressed by Joey Carbery’s ‘mental steel’

Munster coach Johann van Graan departed Murrayfield on Saturday a happy man.

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Farrell back with Munster

Chris Farrell, who made a favourable impression when coming in as a late replacement in the Irish centre against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday last, has been ...

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Much-changed Munster look to quench Dragons’ revival

Munster coach Johann van Graan has made 13 changes to his starting line-up for today’s Guinness PRO14 clash with the Dragons at Rodney Parade.

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Tyler Bleyendaal: ‘I’ve done a lot of travelling for very little action’

Tyler Bleyendaal is confident the dark days of injury are behind him.

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Munster count the cost of Exeter win as Tommy O’Donnell suffers another serious injury

Munster’s hard-earned victory over Exeter Chiefs in Saturday’s Heineken European Cup has come at a serious injury cost.

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Munster A hold on for impressive inter-pro win over Leinster

Munster A 26 Leinster A 22

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Cork Con outplay old rivals Garryowen, winning Munster Senior Cup for 30th time

Cork Constitution captured the Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup for the 30th time at Thomond Park this afternoon when scoring a fully deserved 26-23 victory over ...

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Cult hero Arno Botha buoyed by Munster welcome

When the biggest days arrive, competition for places in almost every area of the Munster team is fierce — and the back row is no exception.

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Embarrassment of riches a ‘great headache’ for Munster’s Johann van Graan

Every coach claims to enjoy having an embarrassment of riches and Munster’s Johann van Graan is no different.

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Munster’s Chris Farrell backs plan for life after Joe Schmidt

Munster and Ireland centre Chris Farrell would have regarded the departure of Joe Schmidt as Ireland coach as a disaster for the game in this country — were ...

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Wootton ready to ‘kick on’ after injuries prove a pain

It’s just as well that Munster winger Alex Wootton is blessed with a considerable amount of patience, considering he faces a mountainous challenge every week ...

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