Johann van Graan is hopeful his decision to stay on as Munster boss beyond his current contract can give the province the sort of stability that has propelled the likes of Saracens and the All Blacks to long-term and sustained success.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2019
Keith Earls, named by his peers last night as Zurich’s Irish player of the year, is aiming to cap a memorable season by accounting for Leinster’s European champions and claiming a first trophy for Munster since 2011.
Thu, 17 May, 2018
It’s been something of a rollercoaster week for Munster, what with a face-saving draw on the road against Castres, the weakest of the French participants in this season’s Champions Cup, to complement the confirmation of a new head coach, writes .
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
Between leading Munster to a first European Cup a decade ago and assuming the head coach’s role with the province six years later, Anthony Foley was responsible for guiding Munster’s next generation as ‘A’ team head coach. In this 2011 interview, reproduced in full, he distils his ethos into one succinct sentence: ‘My influences are Shannon, Munster and Ireland.’
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
Rugby dreams for Conor Murray began on a Derrynane beach, a summer cocktail of soccer, Gaelic football, tennis and on Saturday mornings, a platoon of kids spilling onto the sand to play tip rugby after watching the Tri-Nations, writes
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
Having already lost inspirational captain Peter O’Mahony for the business end of the season, Rob Penney will be mindful of making sure his key personnel are fresh and raring to go when Munster set out to upset the odds once again by toppling Heineken Cup champions Toulon in Marseille on Sunday week.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014