Winning start to Shane O’Neill’s Galway reign
“You just can’t beat games.”
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
An impressive season for province and country has earned Munster winger Simon Zebo nominations for both Player of the Year and try of the year, from the Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association, (IRUPA.)
Tue, 23 Apr, 2013
Munster head coach Rob Penneyn has made twelve changes to the starting XV that took on Leinster, for tomorrow night’s RaboDirect PRO12 meeting with Dragons at Rodney Parade (7pm)
Thu, 18 Apr, 2013
Having defied medical opinion and returned to match fitness a month earlier than expected, Paul O’Connell sets out this afternoon on a path that could see him feature for Munster in next month’s Heineken Cup quarter-final with Harlequins.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2013
With a host of regular starters missing through Six Nations duty and others on the injury list Rob Penney has made twelve changes to his starting XV from the last RaboDirect PRO 12 game for tomorrow’s meeting with Edinburgh at Musgrave Park (7.45pm).
Fri, 08 Feb, 2013
Rob Penney has opted to leave Ronan O’Gara on the bench for Munster’s RaboDirect PRO12 meeting with league leaders Ulster in Thomond Park tomorrow (5.30) with Ian Keatley retaining the number 10 jersey.
Fri, 28 Dec, 2012
Scartaglin (Kerry) 2-7 Diarmuid Ó Mathúnas (Cork) 0-7
Mon, 03 Dec, 2012
Ian Keatley returns to the Munster fly-half berth tomorrow as the province eyes the chance to nick points off second-placed Scarlets as RaboDirect Pro12 action returns to Musgrave Park (5:15pm).
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012
Munster head coach Rob Penney has made six changes to his starting XV for Sunday’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Scarlets at Musgrave Park (5.15pm).
Fri, 23 Nov, 2012
The return to home comforts at Cardiff Arms Park tonight is no guarantee to help the Blues end a dismal run of defeats by Munster, but director of rugby Phil Davies remains hopeful the visitors might find it hard to grind out a result there.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
Having been released from Ireland’s Carton House training camp, Ronan O'Gara will take his place on the starting XV for Munster's RaboDirectPRO12 game against Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Friday (7.05pm).
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012
It seems the RaboDirect Pro12 this season is all about development.
Fri, 26 Oct, 2012
Five days after making his Heineken Cup debut off the bench for Munster in the game against Edinburgh, JJ Hanrahan will return to Thomond Park Stadium to make his first senior start when Italian side Zebre visit tomorrow night (7.45pm).
Thu, 25 Oct, 2012
As expected, a fit again Donncha O'Callaghan has been named in the Munster line-up for the Heineken Cup clash with Edinburgh at Thomond Park Stadium on Sunday (12.45).
Fri, 19 Oct, 2012
Having shown no ill effects from a full training session yesterday, Paul O'Connell has been named in Munster's starting XV for their opening Heineken Cup game against Racing Metro on Saturday in the Stade de France (1.35pm).
Thu, 11 Oct, 2012
Rob Penney may now have a defeat on his record as Munster head coach, but the New Zealander sends a much-changed team out tonight at Thomond Park (8pm) against Newport Gwent Dragons confident his players are heading in the right direction with a big month coming up in October.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2012
Munster will reunite Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara at half-back for the first time in 19 months as head coach Rob Penney shuffles his deck for tomorrow night’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Newport Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park (8pm).
Fri, 21 Sep, 2012
Peter stringer and Ronan O’Gara will form a familiar halfback partnership for Munster’s RaboDirect PRO12 meeting with the Dragons in Thomond Park on Saturday (8pm).
Thu, 20 Sep, 2012
Munster head coach Rob Penney has resisted the urge to start returning Test backs Ronan O’Gara, Conor Murray and Keith Earls in tomorrow night’s RaboDirect Pro12 tussle with Ulster, having named the Ireland trio on the bench for the Ravenhill derby.
Thu, 13 Sep, 2012
Dave Kilcoyne, BJ Botha and Donncha O’Callaghan represent the three changes Rob Penney has made for his side’s visit to Ravenhill on Friday for their RaboDirect PRO12 meeting with Ulster (7.05pm).
Wed, 12 Sep, 2012
When Rob Penney was still coaching Canterbury to NPC success back in New Zealand, he received a delegation of coaches from Edinburgh, eager to pick the Kiwi’s brains and discover the secrets of his success.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2012
Donncha O'Callaghan and Mike Sherry have been named in Rob Penney’s first competitive 23 man squad for the visit to Murrayfield to take on Edinburgh in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Saturday (8pm).
Thu, 30 Aug, 2012
Rob Penney will be more concerned with a progress report than anything else when Munster take on London Irish at Musgrave Park this evening (7pm).
Fri, 24 Aug, 2012
Paul O’Connell appears set to step down as Munster captain as the province begins a new era under head coach Rob Penney.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2012
Munster got themselves up and running with this pre-season friendly victory over English second-tier opposition last night but for new head coach Rob Penney there was more than a hint of running before they have learned to walk as he tries to stamp his template on the province’s game.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2012
Munster head coach Rob Penney will expect his squad take a step further along the road to readiness for the season ahead when they face Bristol at Musgrave Park tonight (7pm).
Fri, 17 Aug, 2012
New coach Rob Penney has made four changes to his starting 15 for Munster’s second pre-season friendly against Bristol at Musgrave Park on Friday at Musgrave Park (7pm).
Wed, 15 Aug, 2012
A tough day at the office for Munster’s youngsters, who fell heavily to French second division outfit Stade Rochelais at the Stade Marcel Deflandre in searing heat last night.
Sat, 11 Aug, 2012
Doug Howlett will be back in Munster colours here in La Rochelle this evening (6.30pm) for the first time in eight months after recovering from a career-threatening Achilles tendon injury.
Fri, 10 Aug, 2012