Never in the history of Irish schools rugby has there been such a scene as witnessed in Musgrave Park yesterday when the Clayton Hotels Munster Junior Cup tie between Presentation Brothers College Cork and St Munchin’s College was hit by three serious injuries and ultimately abandoned after just nine minutes of play.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2017
When it seemed referee Jerome Garces had formally concluded the week-long obsequies for Anthony Foley with a shrill final whistle on Saturday, Axel’s comrades took to Thomond’s famed turf for one last farewell to one of the greats of Munster and Irish rugby.
Mon, 24 Oct, 2016
Sat, 30 Jan, 2016
Participation numbers continue to drop, but the Munster Branch of the GUI celebrated another good year in 2015, with Gary Hurley, John Murphy, and clubs Tramore and Dooks presented with awards during the annual delegates’ meeting at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, last week.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
Munster Rugby chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald expects Paul O’Connell to make a final decision on his next career step in the coming fortnight, having today announced that the Irish captain will be released from his IRFU Munster contract following the Rugby World Cup.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2015
The Munster team may eventually be based solely in Limerick but provincial branch chiefs have underlined their commitment to Cork and the rest of the province as it prepares for construction to be begin on its single training base.
Tue, 10 Jun, 2014
The many hundreds who turn up to support Waterford Castle, Limerick, Tralee, Cork, Adare Manor, Tramore, Muskerry, Ballybunion, Doneraile and Nenagh in next weekend’s Munster finals of the Irish Senior and Junior Cups and Barton Shield have a treat in store.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2013
The president of the Munster Branch IRFU, Stan Fuller and honorary secretary, Frank Byford stated yesterday that the Munster Branch, following legal advice and having discussed the matter at length, have decided to readmit Kilfeacle & District RFC to Division 1 of the Munster Junior League for this season.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2012
It is an issue that is currently dividing rugby folk across Munster and threatens to surface across Ireland but there are plenty of solutions to the issue of Munster Senior Schools Cup contenders recruiting players at the expense of rival schools, clubs and inter-provincial youth teams.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2012
LEINSTER Rugby chiefs are ‘monitoring’ the weather conditions sweeping across the country but are confident this evening’s Heineken Cup game against Clermont Auvergne at the Aviva Stadium (5.45pm) will not be impacted by the cold snap.
Sat, 18 Dec, 2010
EVEN though 21,314 of the 22,770 people who bought tickets for Tuesday night’s visit of the Australians to Thomond Park turned up in spite of the atrocious conditions, and the occasion was regarded as a huge success, there is little possibility of a similar kind of game taking place at the venue for at least two years.
Thu, 18 Nov, 2010