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THE lead photograph on page one of Brive’s La Montagne on Saturday suggested it was “David défie Goliath”, and given the paths these two clubs have taken since the start of European rugby competition in 1995, the Amlin Challenge quarter-final was aptly billed.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2011
Munster coach Tony McGahan has named his team for tomorrow's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against Brive at the Stade Municipal, kick-off 2pm.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2011
TONY McGAHAN promised the Munster supporters that his players won’t shirk from the challenge of taking on Brive up front on Saturday in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
Thu, 07 Apr, 2011
THE bragging rights are Munster’s, temporarily at least, this humdinger of a Magners League top-of-the-table clash enough to excite even the most sedate supporters.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2011
Munster coach Tony McGahan has named young backs Felix Jones and Conor Murray in his starting line-up for tomorrow night’s Magners League clash with Leinster at Thomond Park, kick-off 7.30pm.
Fri, 01 Apr, 2011
Munster today named a 27-man squad for Munster's Saturday evening clash with Leinster in Thomond Park (kick-off 7.30pm).
Wed, 30 Mar, 2011
Munster coach Tony McGahan has named young scrumhalf Conor Murray in the starting line-up for tomorrow evening’s game against Cardiff Blues at Cardiff City Stadium, kick-off 7.05pm.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2011
DOWN the line, Munster’s Amlin Challenge Cup game against Brive might be regarded as the next highlight of the season. Except it’s not, and neither is the upcoming ‘battle of Ireland’ with Leinster. At least not for now, according to Tony McGahan.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2011
FELIX JONES, Niall Ronan and Peter O’Mahony all made successful returns to action following injury at Shaws Bridge, Belfast, yesterday as Munster easily disposed of Ulster Ravens in an A Interprovincial.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2011
MUNSTER coach Tony McGahan will give youth its fling in tonight’s Magners League clash with Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park (7.30pm).
Sat, 05 Mar, 2011
Munster coach Tony McGahan has named a youthful side for tomorrow evening’s Magners League clash with Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park, kick-off 7.30pm.
Fri, 04 Mar, 2011
THE waiting game is always the worst and Denis Hurley is hoping against hope that a scan on an injured right knee will provide good news today.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2011
Munster coach Tony McGahan has named his side for Sunday’s Magners League match away to Aironi at the Stadio Zaffanella, kick-off 2.00pm.
Fri, 25 Feb, 2011
LEINSTER will battle to retain the services of prop forward Mike Ross next season with increased speculation the Cork native is set for a return to his Munster roots following the departure of Tony Buckley to Sale Sharks.
Thu, 17 Feb, 2011
MUNSTER’S comfortable position at the top of the Magners League will be under threat tomorrow when they meet Benetton Treviso in the Stadio Comunale di Monigo.
Sat, 12 Feb, 2011
Munster coach Tony McGahan has named a youthful side ahead of Sunday’s Magners League match away to Treviso, kick-off 2pm.
Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
MUNSTER’S Denis Hurley, Johne Murphy, Mick O’Driscoll and Donncha Ryan will rejoin the province after spending the week on international duty for a first ever Magners League assignment in Italy on Sunday.
Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
Paul O’Connell will start for Munster in Sunday’s crunch Heineken Cup game against Toulon at the Stade Félix Mayol (kick-off 4pm).
Fri, 14 Jan, 2011
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
MUNSTER skipper Paul O’Connell received bad news yesterday, as a European Rugby Cup (ERC) appeals committee decided a four-week ban was just reward for the red card he sustained in the Heineken Cup win over the Ospreys earlier this month.
Fri, 24 Dec, 2010
Munster coach Tony McGahan has named the same starting line-up that faced Ospreys in Limerick for Saturday’s Heineken Cup game at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. (kick-off 3.30pm)
Fri, 17 Dec, 2010
THERE was an element of satisfaction about the end result when a fitful performance but deserved victory at Thomond Park on Saturday night guaranteed Munster will stay top of the Magners League at least until St. Stephen’s Day.
Mon, 06 Dec, 2010
Munster lock Paul O'Connell is named on the bench for tomorrow night's Magners League clash with Cardiff Blues at Thomond Park Stadium.
Fri, 03 Dec, 2010
APART altogether from skipper Paul O’Connell, the Munster heavyweights are available for tomorrow’s Magners League clash with Cardiff Blues at Thomond Park (5pm).
Fri, 03 Dec, 2010
MUNSTER failed to extend their lead at the top of the Magners League table after falling to a disappointing defeat to the Dragons at a snowy Rodney Parade last night.
Sat, 27 Nov, 2010
Johne Murphy, who was released from the Irish international squad this week, has been withdrawn from the Munster team for tonight’s Magners League game with the Dragons at Rodney Parade. (kick-off 7.05pm)
Fri, 26 Nov, 2010
Tomás O'Leary and Lifeimi Mafi return to Munster action for the first time in almost two months for Friday night’s Magners League game with the Dragons at Rodney Parade. (kick-off 7.05pm)
Thu, 25 Nov, 2010
PAUL O’CONNELL will play his first competitive rugby since March tomorrow night when he lines out for Young Munster against Shannon at Thomond Park, Munster manager Sean Payne confirmed yesterday.
Thu, 25 Nov, 2010
Tomás O’Leary and Lifeimi Mafi are included in the Munster squad, for the first time in almost two months, for Friday’s Magners League away trip to the Dragons at Rodney Parade in Newport. (kick-off 7.05pm)
Wed, 24 Nov, 2010
Munster coach Tony McGahan has made two changes to the side that defeated Australia during the week ahead of Sunday’s Magners League clash with the Scarlets at Musgrave Park (kick-off 5.35pm).
Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
MUNSTER manager Shaun Payne revealed last night that Paul O’Connell could lead the province “in one of the two Heineken Cup matches against the Ospreys” next month.
Tue, 09 Nov, 2010
Ireland’s Keith Earls will start for Munster against London Irish in the Heineken Cup at Wembley on Saturday evening (5.45pm).
Fri, 08 Oct, 2010
KEITH EARLS looks set to make a timely return for Munster in this Saturday’s Heineken Cup showdown with London Irish at the Madjeski Stadium. With fellow backs Felix Jones and Ian Dowling on the long-term injury list and Lifeimi Mafi suspended, the return of Earls is good news for Munster coach Tony McGahan, who named the versatile Irish international in his extended squad yesterday.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2010
THE bonus point Munster secured by finishing within seven of Leinster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night keeps them in Magners League pole position, but their Heineken Cup aspirations have taken a battering.
Mon, 04 Oct, 2010
Wian du Preez starts ahead of Marcus Horan in the front row for Munster against Leinster for the eagerly anticipated Magner’s League clash at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night.
Fri, 01 Oct, 2010
MUNSTER could have Jerry Flannery and Keith Earls back for Heineken Cup action within the next fortnight, a welcome boost in advance of Saturday’s Magners League clash with Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.
Wed, 29 Sep, 2010
Ireland openside David Wallace will start for Munster against Glasgow Warriors in the Magner's League game at Firhill tomorrow night (ko 7.30pm).
Thu, 23 Sep, 2010
THE sense of gloom that enveloped the Munster squad after serious injuries to Felix Jones, Ian Dowling and Denis Fogarty lifted considerably yesterday with the news Denis Hurley, Denis Leamy, Lifeimi Mafi and David Wallace have regained full fitness and are included in the squad for Friday’s clash with the Glasgow Warriors at Firhill.
Wed, 22 Sep, 2010
Munster coach Tony McGahan has named David Wallace in a 27-man squad ahead of Munster’s Magners League clash with Glasgow in Firhill on Friday night (KO 8.05pm).
Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
LIFEIMI MAFI is set to provide Munster with another boost this weekend when he makes his long-awaited return from injury.
Wed, 15 Sep, 2010
Tony McGahan has named an unchanged squad for his side's eagerly anticipated Magners League clash with title-holders Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday night (KO 8PM).
Tue, 14 Sep, 2010
MUNSTER coach Tony McGahan clearly sees stability as the key to Magners League success this season.
Fri, 10 Sep, 2010
Alan Quinlan will start for Munster against Edinburgh in the Magner’s League at Murrayfield tomorrow night.
Thu, 09 Sep, 2010