There is no disguising the links that have bonded Munster and Racing 92 since Ronan O’Gara began his coaching journey in Paris in 2013. Donnacha Ryan, Simon Zebo, and Mike Prendergast have since found their way to the Top 14 outfit while the relationship between the European rivals has also been strengthened on a deeper emotional level by the tragic and sudden death of Anthony Foley in the city i
Fri, 10 Jan, 2020
There is still just enough room in rugby’s hard-nosed professional age for a spark of romance — and tomorrow’s Munster-Racing reunion is special for one member of the French side’s coaching team.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2019
Wednesday evening had been intended as Cinema Evening, a new picture house having opened around the corner and being in need of investigation and appraisal. Given my enduring weakness for high-school movies there was only going to be one winner: Booksmart, in which two clever students realise on the eve of graduation that they should have worked less and played more, upon which they hit the town and attempt to cram four years of lost fun into one night.
Sat, 15 Jun, 2019
There has been some semi-final success for a Munsterman in recent weeks and for hooker Duncan Casey his appearance for Grenoble in tomorrow’s Pro D2 final against Perpignan represents a vindication of his decision not to walk away from the game he loves.
Sat, 05 May, 2018
Scrum-half James Hart will have more than a passing interest in Munster’s clash with Toulouse as the side he will be joining in the summer battles it out in a Champions Cup quarter-final against the side he will face for Racing 92 in two weeks.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017
Wed, 25 Jan, 2017
Fri, 09 Dec, 2016
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
The evening’s entertainment began with a stirring rendition of ‘The West’s Awake’ and concluded with a fevered chant of ‘We Are Top Of The League’. What happened in between on a tumultuous night at the Sportsground confirmed both declarations as being right on the money.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
Sat, 10 Oct, 2015
An Irish woman is understood to be among the 28 victims killed in an attack at a Tunisian resort, Sepp Blatter has fuelled speculation about his future by insisting he has not resigned as FIFA president, and the US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015
One man has been beheaded and at least two have been injured in an attack on a factory in the south-east of France, Renault has recalled thousands of vehicles because of a problem with the braking system, there will be two more boxing finals with Irish involvement at the European Games in Baku.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015