Fri, 10 Apr, 2020
“I’m not bothered what length of contract he’s got, it’s about playing football, and he was deprived of that because of his age.”
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020
Saracens have loomed large on Keith Earls’s horizon since he first broke into Munster’s professional ranks more than a decade ago.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
Billy Holland will make his 200th appearance for Munster when he lines out against Connacht in Saturday’s crucial Guinness PRO14 game at the Galway Sportsground.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2019
“What a game! What a spectacle! Is Irish club rugby alive? Yes, yes, and yes again.”
Mon, 08 Oct, 2018
Germany weren’t just shocked by Mexico on Sunday, they were just pipped by Galway too. And Roscommon.
Tue, 19 Jun, 2018
Munster forwards coach Jerry Flannery has launched a stinging attack on Alan Quinlan, his former teammate with Ireland and the province, accusing Quinlan of delivering ill-informed media punditry.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2017
Anthony Foley’s aura will be all around Thomond Park tomorrow, says Ronan O’Gara.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
Say what you like about Enda Kenny but he never found himself embroiled in a row with LCD Soundsystem, writes Colm O’Regan.
Mon, 09 Oct, 2017
“Ah, this is sure stirring up some ghosts for me…”
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
Mon, 03 Apr, 2017
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
Sun, 29 May, 2016
“He has something really big going on now,” Quinny warned us, as Big Sam gyrated provocatively across the Stadium of Light pitch, yanking off his jacket and threatening, for a terrifying moment, a celebratory full monty.
Sat, 14 May, 2016
SINCE the publication of the collection of stories, A Lazy Eye, back in 1993, it has been clear that Mary Morrissy has talent to burn.
Sat, 30 Apr, 2016
Ireland legend John Hayes on facing England, attitudes towards concussion, and life outside rugby.
Sat, 27 Feb, 2016
Question: In light of Alan Quinlan’s assessment of Munster’s performance against Stade Francais being “embarrassing, humiliating, disgraceful” what three words would you use to describe the current malaise?
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
Mon, 11 Jan, 2016
“I don’t think it’s make or break."
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
Donncha O’Callaghan would love it if Peter Stringer rejoined Munster.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2015
Paddy Butler’s feet remain firmly planted on the ground despite the praise which followed his dramatic last-minute try which snatched a Guinness Pro12 win against Cardiff last month.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
David Meyler believes Brian Lenihan has all the attributes required to make a success of his move from Cork City to Premier League Hull City.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
Ruthless Graeme Souness: "My ex-father was a Man City supporter."
Mon, 12 May, 2014
David Meyler has admitted Hull City nearly gave manager Steve Bruce a heart attack in Sunday’s topsy-turvy FA Cup semi-final before the Cork man’s goal put the icing on the cake of a 5-3 win over Sheffield United.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
Reluctant gambler Mick Martin will rarely punt the full house: “You’d have put your kitchen sink on Hernandez to score there.”
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
Munster rugby player Keith Earls has lent his support to a suicide prevention group in Limerick City after revealing his own experience of losing a close family member to suicide.
Wed, 19 Mar, 2014
SOMETIMES it takes a shortage to appreciate water. Or a power blackout to get the fundamental importance of electricity.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2013
There was no escape for Paul O’Connell.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2013
Peter Stringer is thankful Bath rescued him from “oblivion” at Munster after feeling he was unfairly ignored by Rob Penney and Simon Mannix.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2013
Winning Takes Care of Everything.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2013
A decade and a day separated the miracle match and miracle men from those with designs on joining them in Munster’s hall of fame.
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013
Shane Jennings has heard all the talk about how Munster have been rebuilding, how they are not the same team that once struck fear into the hearts of opponents throughout Europe and he shakes his head in disbelief.
Thu, 04 Oct, 2012
Rob Penney has been able to name Ireland internationals Donncha O’Callaghan and Mike Sherry in his first competitive squad for Munster’s RaboDirect Pro12 opener at Edinburgh tomorrow night.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2012
I bet there is a tear in your eye...
Fri, 10 Aug, 2012
POT MEETS KETTLE
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
Robbie Keane is confident that Ireland are heading for the Euro 2012 finals with a stronger pool of strikers than they had for the 2002 World Cup.
Fri, 25 May, 2012
It’s a straightforward question, but the answer from Shay Given reveals a vaulting ambition which, the keeper admits, might have some people questioning his sanity.
Sat, 19 May, 2012
Paul O’Connell admitted yesterday that Ireland have struggled in the absence of Brian O’Driscoll in years past but believes the current vintage possess the maturity and confidence to cope without their talisman.
Thu, 02 Feb, 2012
Munster second row Paul O’Connell has joined in the chorus of praise for fly-half Ronan for the cool head he showed to slot a last-ditch drop goal to beat Northampton 23-21 in Thomond Park on Saturday.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2011
Mon, 30 May, 2011
Wed, 29 Dec, 2010
JOHNE MURPHY draws the line at rocks but as far as anything else Ospreys can throw at Munster, bring it on.
Sat, 18 Dec, 2010
THE Ospreys have been warned not to underestimate what’s coming their way at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow, even allowing for the absence of Munster’s talisman Paul O’Connell.
Fri, 17 Dec, 2010
IN the midst of Munster’s less than perfect preparations for tomorrow night’s Magners League clash with Ulster at Ravenhill, it hasn’t gone unnoticed one man could well take centre-stage.
Thu, 28 Oct, 2010
THE MEDICAL treatment is over, he has returned to the gym and the running track, and at last Paul O’Connell can think about playing rugby again.
Sat, 21 Aug, 2010
ON his first mission south as Ireland coach, Declan Kidney delved deep into the west yesterday.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
THE result was disappointing, but Declan Kidney’s had other more pressing concerns last night as the Irish party prepared for their departure on a three match tour of New Zealand and Australia today.
Sat, 05 Jun, 2010
Ronan O’Gara is apprehensive at the prospect of facing combative Munster team-mate Alan Quinlan in tonight’s clash between Ireland and the Barbarians.
Fri, 04 Jun, 2010
IF rugby matches were played on paper, few would give the Irish team much of a chance against the Barbarians in tonight’s game at Thomond Park.
Ireland’s hopes of securing an historic first victory over the All Blacks suffered yet another blow today when Keith Earls withdrew from the tour to New Zealand and Australia.
Thu, 03 Jun, 2010
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