Month: December 2017

WATCH: Munster squad put their CPR skills to the test

Munster players and staff recently attended a CPR training course in Thomond Park. This year, Munster are working closely with the Irish Heart Foundation charity to help raise awareness about CPR in memory of the late Anthony Foley. Foley’s wife, Olive, along with their two son’s Tony and Dan were joined by a number of Munster players and staff in Thomond Park to take part in lifesaving CPR training. By raising awareness about the work that the Irish Heart Foundation does, it’s hoped that more lives can be saved from sudden cardiac arrest. Both Munster Rugby and the charity...

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Munster’s Keith Earls and Niall Scannell to train this week ahead of Leicester clash

The Munster pair have been out for the last number of weeks The Munster squad returned to training today at the High Performance Centre in UL ahead of another crucial Champion Cup tie with Leicester this Sunday. Niall Scannell (thumb) and Keith Earls (hamstring) are expected to return to training this week following their rehab for their respective injuries. James Cronin, who tore his calf for the Barbarians fixture against Tonga is also expected to take part in limited training this week. Earls hasn’t featured for the province since injuring his hamstring whilst in Carton house on International duty...

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WATCH: John Kiely looking forward to “festival of hurling” next season

The Limerick Senior Hurling manager is relishing the challenge of the revamped hurling championship. John Kiely is very much looking forward to a “festival of hurling” brought about by a total revamp to the 2018 hurling championship. The move sees the Munster and Leinster championships contested on a round robin basis for the first time ever meaning Limerick will have two home and two away championship games for the foreseeable future. For a county looking to build on the success of a seriously young and talented bunch of players, more high quality championship games can only benefit them going...

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Conway & Marshall following return to play protocols following concussions

Andrew Conway and Rhys Marshall following return to play protocols following concussions. The squad will return to the High Performance Centre in Limerick tomorrow as preparations commence for the respective return legs in Bedford and Leicester. Tommy O’Donnell enjoyed a much needed 80 minutes for Munster A in Cork on Friday night after successfully rehabbing an AC joint injury sustained in early November. Academy prop Liam O’Connor requires further consultation with a specialist for the knee injury sustained in the PRO14 game against Ospreys in Cork. Continuing to rehab: Tyler Bleyendaal (neck), Gerbrandt Grobler (ankle), Conor Oliver (shoulder), Dan...

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LISTEN: Munster slay Tigers, Matt’s moaning and looking ahead to Welford Road

LISTEN: Munster slay Tigers, Matt’s moaning and looking ahead to Welford Road. The Breakdown Podcast with Sporting Limerick‘s  Raffaele Rocca & Tom Savage of the Three Red Kings. In this week’s podcast we look back at Munster’s excellent win against the Tigers. All that plus some unnecessary moaning from Matt O’Connor, the Andrew Conway tackle, do we underrate the Pro14 and looking ahead to the Leicester backlash at Welford Road on Sunday. Matt O’Connor looked bemused at half time and his full time comments portrayed a very frustrated coach whose team didn’t show up on the day. Listen...

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