Three-try Zebo turns it on as Munster get a bonus point
Munster 31 Zebre 5
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
MUNSTER coach Tony McGahan sounded almost like Finance Minister Brian Lenihan when describing the selection of his squad for Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash with Ospreys as his toughest task of the year.
Thu, 09 Dec, 2010
FROM the high of a memorable victory over Australia, it was back to the bread and butter of the Magners League for Munster at Musgrave Park last night - but in many respects, this result was just as satisfying.
Mon, 22 Nov, 2010
MUNSTER don’t expect a definitive report on the calf injury that forced Jerry Flannery out of last week’s Heineken Cup game against Toulon until later in the week.
Wed, 20 Oct, 2010
THE availability of centre Sam Tuitupou hinges on the outcome of today’s ERC disciplinary meeting in Dublin, but Munster have been boosted by the availability of hooker Jerry Flannery for Saturday’s must-win Heineken Cup clash with Toulon at Thomond Park.
Wed, 13 Oct, 2010
PAUL O’CONNELL was yesterday renamed as Munster captain despite being ruled out of action for the first half of the season.
Fri, 20 Aug, 2010
MUNSTER manager Shaun Payne has backed the province to bounce back from their Heineken Cup elimination in Sunday’s crucial Magners League clash with the Blues at Cardiff City Stadium.
Thu, 06 May, 2010
DONNCHA O’CALLAGHAN is the only member of the Irish team that started Saturday’s Six Nations defeat to Scotland included in Munster’s squad for Friday’s Magners League game with Glasgow at Thomond Park (8pm).
Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
MUNSTER manager Shaun Payne last night admitted the province face a ‘difficult’ task in finding a replacement for Jean de Villiers due to the looming Rugby World Cup.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2010
THE return of Marcus Horan and Rory Best to international competition at the Recreation Ground, Bath, on Sunday (2pm) is a timely boost to Ireland’s hopes of another successful RBS Six Nations Championship.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2010
MOST of the drama was crammed into the final few minutes of this AIB League 1A derby at Musgrave Park on Saturday.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2009
MUNSTER winger Ian Dowling is set to play his first match of the season when the A team takes on Ulster in Belfast tomorrow.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2009
MUNSTER are hopeful Paul Warwick will be available to take his place at out-half when they begin their defence of the Magners League against Glasgow at Firhill on Friday night, (8pm Setanta Sport).
Wed, 02 Sep, 2009
RORY BEST will lead Ireland’s tour to America as one of five Grand Slam winners included in the 25-man squad.
Tue, 12 May, 2009
MUNSTER’S challenge for the Magners League title remains very much on course after Saturday night’s 25-10 defeat of Connacht at Thomond Park but if they happen to be caught at the post, they may well rue the failure to take a bonus point from this game.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2009
ONE hundred Heineken Cup games later, yesterday’s quarter-final victory over the Ospreys at Thomond Park was an historic occasion for European champions Munster.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2009
MUNSTER supporters needn’t worry. As the province trained at the University of Limerick yesterday afternoon for Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against the Ospreys, Ronan O’Gara, Paul O’Connell and Doug Howlett were missing, but the trio were subsequently included in the 26-man squad.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2009
MUNSTER increased their lead in the Magners League with a big win over Glasgow Warriors at Firhill last night, with man-of-the-match Niall Ronan claiming three of his side’s four tries.
Sat, 28 Mar, 2009
RONAN O’GARA has been omitted from the Munster squad for tomorrow night’s top-of-the-table Magners League game against the Ospreys as a precautionary measure.
Thu, 08 Jan, 2009
THESE two great rivals have a habit of producing the unexpected.
Mon, 22 Dec, 2008
CORK CONSTITUTION coach Brian Walsh won’t find it difficult to motivate his troops before today’s ODM Munster Senior Cup semi-final with old rivals Garryowen at Musgrave Park (2.30pm).
Sat, 20 Dec, 2008
MUNSTER’S desire to win the Magners League will only be partially compromised by the decision to rest captain Paul O’Connell, John Hayes and Doug Howlett for the clash with Ulster at Ravenhill on Saturday.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2008
ALAN QUINLAN is back in the Munster squad for Saturday’s Magners League clash with Cardiff Blues at Musgrave Park (7.30pm).
Thu, 18 Sep, 2008
Munster returned to the Millennium Stadium targeting a repeat of their greatest European day and a second Heineken Cup title in three seasons.
Sat, 24 May, 2008
ANTHONY FOLEY makes his 201st competitive and final appearance for Munster on home soil in tomorrow’s Magners League clash against Glasgow, (Musgrave Park, 5pm).
Fri, 09 May, 2008
IRISH internationals David Wallace and Denis Leamy are named in the Munster squad for tomorrow night’s Magners League clash away to Connacht, (Sportsgrounds, 7.30pm).
Thu, 27 Mar, 2008
Mon, 10 Mar, 2008
PAUL O’CONNELL, Alan Quinlan, Tony Buckley and Peter Stringer return to strengthen Munster’s Magners League challenge this weekend, but the search for Ronan O’Gara’s back-up seems set to continue after Jeremy Manning’s announcement that he is to return to New Zealand at the end of the season.
Fri, 29 Feb, 2008
JUST a couple of weeks ago, Munster’s second string side went to Shaw’s Bridge in Belfast and crushed a weakened Ulster opposition.
Sat, 23 Feb, 2008
IRELAND international Barry Murphy got the perfect birthday present with a call-up to the 25-man Munster squad for Friday’s night’s eagerly-awaited Magners League clash with Leinster at Musgrave Park.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2007
SHANNON’S renowned spirit has rarely been seen to greater effect than at Clifford Park yesterday when they overcame a strong Cork Constitution side and the handicap of playing the last 20 minutes with 14 men to advance to the ODM Munster Senior Cup final.
Mon, 26 Nov, 2007
JOHN KELLY has finally returned to challenge for a place in Munster’s Heineken Cup squad after recovering from a knee injury.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2007
FORMER English coach Andy Robinson believes Munster will shock Wasps in the Heineken Cup next Saturday — with Ronan O’Gara as the central figure.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2007
A BRIDGE too far for Munster to win a third Magners League game in succession against leaders Cardiff Blues, despite their best efforts at Musgrave Park last night.
Sat, 06 Oct, 2007
THERE will be a reunion of sorts for Munster centre Rua Tipoki at Musgrave Park tonight.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2007
IT won’t have pleased Munster that they finished third of the four Irish teams in the Magners League, but there were some positives to take from Saturday’s comprehensive win over bogey side Glasgow Warriors.
Mon, 14 May, 2007
DENIS HURLEY makes his home Magners League debut for Munster against Glasgow Warriors at Musgrave Park this evening (5.30pm).
Sat, 12 May, 2007
MUNSTER rugby giants, Cork Constitution and Garryowen, bring their provincial rivalry to the national stage in this afternoon’s AIB League final at Musgrave Park (2.30pm).
Sat, 05 May, 2007
BY their own admission, Cork Constitution got out of jail and sneaked through to the AIB League final against old rivals Garryowen at Musgrave Park next Saturday.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2007
FORMER Rugby League star Brian Carney looks set to make his Munster debut against Ulster at Ravenhill tomorrow night, but it will be on side shorn of virtually all its international stars.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2007
ALLSTAR Nicholas Murphy returns to the Cork team for Saturday’s Allianz NFL clash with Dublin at Parnell Park.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2007
MUNSTER’S tale of woe continued as they slumped to a Magners League defeat at Musgrave Park last night.
Sat, 03 Mar, 2007