Johann van Graan is under no illusions about the size of the task facing Munster in Treviso on Friday night, but he will nevertheless dig deep into his squad as the Reds bid to keep pace in the race for a Guinness PRO14 home semi final.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
Jamie Johnson, Noah Murphy, Maggie O’Connell, Charlie Stubbs, Shakes, The Blok, El Matador. Are we seeing the emergence of a crop of fictional footballers worthy of standing on the shoulders of giants like Roy Race, Blackie Gray, Tommy Barnes, Billy Dane, Hamish Balfour, Johnny Dexter and Glipton Grasshoppers’ star man Ross Nelson?
Tue, 19 Jul, 2016
Peter O’Mahony insists Canadian talisman Jamie Cudmore will not intimidate Ireland in Saturday’s World Cup pool opener but the Irish pack knows the Clermont lock well enough to have huge respect for an old adversary in Cardiff this weekend.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
DEEP DOWN, Ireland’s new coach Declan Kidney knows that nothing less than a decisive Irish victory over Canada in the first of the three Guinness November internationals at Thomond Park this evening will herald the end of the honeymoon era of his leadership, almost before it has begun.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2008
THEY play for clubs with names like Castaway Wanderers, Velox Valhallians, University of Victoria Vikings and Bayside Sharks. Their season is a stop-start affair because of the vast size of the country and its contrasting climates while their coach is still getting to know some of his squad.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2008