Sat, 20 Jun, 2020
Thu, 21 May, 2020
Wed, 20 May, 2020
It wasn’t always pretty, and there were times when it seemed like it would be Ryan McMenamin who would be leaving St Conleth's Park with a first league win for his new team, but Daniel Flynn’s 58th-minute goal proved crucial as Jack O’Connor began life in Kildare with a win.
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020
Johann van Graan has rated fly-half JJ Hanrahan’s chances of facing Racing 92 on Sunday in Paris as 50/50 with the Munster boss preparing to decide between rookie Ben Healy and Rory Scannell as his starting number 10 in the absence of Joey Carbery.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
Ask any Munster supporter their thoughts on the Saracens personnel coming to Thomond Park this evening and they will take the matchday squad named by Mark McCall yesterday in a heartbeat. Ask the Munster coaching group the same question and they will not be taking anything for granted.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
Munster are holding out hope that JJ Hanrahan will pass fit to face Ospreys in their Heineken Champions Cup pool opener in Wales on Saturday but the province will definitely be without Dave Kilcoyne for the first two rounds at least of the European campaign.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
Leadership is one of those intangible, mercurial characteristics far harder to define than recognise. Whether for benign or dark purposes, leadership shapes our world even though that simple truth is wrapped in mystery. The magic of leadership seems a mixture of charm, energy, empathy, vision, radiated if silent testosterone and the capacity to convince others you understand and share their objectives. It is usually, but not always, necessary to have right on your side. However, in a world where charisma and leadership are often confused right and wrong are almost side issues; subjectivity usurps substance, self-interest seems a virtuous motivation.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
On top of the fellow feeling you would naturally expect him to have for fellow boys in green, Gary Breen, proud son of a Kerryman, has an additional reason for hoping John Egan and the rest of the Irish contingent at Sheffield United do well in the Premier League.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
The chief executive of one of the biggest construction companies in New York, and which is behind a number of projects in Ireland, has hit out at the influence of holiday-home owners in South Kerry getting “to dictate” what the true local community needs and deserves.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
Johann van Graan had bad news for the majority of Munster players who earned a bonus-point Guinness PRO14 victory over Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday night, he had already decided on his starting line-up for this weekend’s European quarter-final trip to Edinburgh.
Sun, 24 Mar, 2019
JJ Hanrahan knows there’s an opportunity to stake a claim for a European quarter-final start when Munster face Zebre in Limerick tomorrow night but since a lightbulb moment with Alby Mathewson earlier this season, the fly-half will not waste energy worrying about it.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
JJ Hanrahan stepped into the breach for Munster and guided the province to a convincing victory over Castres at Thomond Park as Johann van Graan’s side stretched their lead at the top of Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 at the halfway stage.
Sun, 09 Dec, 2018
Just months after a riveting 2001 football championship had captured the public imagination with the advent and novelty of the backdoor, Ger Loughnane proclaimed in his book,: “The biggest problem with hurling is that it is in danger of being swamped by football.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018