And breathe... Nine days will separate yesterday’s highly unsatisfactory defeat of Russia in Kobe and Ireland’s final pool match, against Samoa in Fukuoka, and the sense from the outside looking in is of a squad that should relish the weekend break to come and the chance to switch off from rugby for a bit.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2019
Mon, 19 Mar, 2018
Garry Ringrose’s potential return to action after six months on the sidelines may be music to the ears of the Ireland team management but in the wake of Robbie Henshaw’s shoulder injury, the Six Nations leaders have a serious experience deficit to make up before Wales visit in Dublin.
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018
Wed, 14 Jun, 2017
Presentation Brothers joined their Cork neighbours at the top of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup honours list when they enjoyed a fully deserved 11-3 victory over Glenstal in a Thomond Park final spoiled by incessant, torrential rain.
Fri, 17 Mar, 2017
Amid tremendous excitement and high drama at Thomond Park yesterday, Glenstal Abbey bridged a 47-year gap when they just survived a magnificent rally by Ardscoil Rís to qualify to meet PBC in the final of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup on St Patrick’s Day.
Fri, 03 Mar, 2017