Diarmaid Scannell

Donnacha Ryan starts as Racing name impressive side for Munster clash

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Racing play host to Munster on Sunday in a vital Champions Cup Pool 4 clash Racing 92 have named their starting XV to take on Munster this Sunday in what is a hugely important tie for both sides in terms of finishing top of Pool 4 and guaranteeing a home quarter final. The Parisians have…

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Johan Van Graan has named his Munster side for Sunday’s crucial clash with racing

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Head Coach Johann van Graan has named his Champions Cup side to face Racing 92 at the U Arena in Paris on Sunday (3.15pm Irish) Billy Holland, Stephen Archer and Kevin O’Byrne, who recently all signed new contract extension’s with the Province, are included in the squad with Holland and Archer among the starters. Chris…

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WATCH:”I think it makes it a bit special” Peter O’Mahony feels Racing’s new U Arena will make Sunday’s tie memorable

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is looking forward to playing at the new U Arena for the first time in this Sunday’s Champions Cup pool 4 clash with Racing 92. The new domed stadium opened in October, 2017 with Racing playing their first game at the ground last month.

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REPORT: Felix Jones has turned down an offer from Rassie Erasmus to join the Springboks coaching ticket

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

In a report in The Irish Independent, Rugby writer Cian Tracey, has claimed that Munster’s back and attack coach Felix Jones has turned down an opportunity to work with Rassie Erasmus’ South African set up. This isn’t the first time Munster’s former director of rugby has poached one of the province’s backroom staff with, the announcement…

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WATCH: Exciting promo ahead of Munster’s visit to the brand new U Arena

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

 Munster take on Racing 92 this Sunday in a vital Champions up Pool 4 tie. Munster travel to Paris on Sunday to face Racing 92 at their brand new U Arena in what will be the stadiums first European fixture. This will be the fourth time the sides have met over the last two European…

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Peter Malone has named his Munster A’ side to face Nottingham tomorrow night

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 11, 2018 / 1 Comment

Munster A’ travel to Nottingham tomorrow for this round 5 fixture Head Coach Peter Malone has named the Munster A team for tomorrow night’s British & Irish Cup clash against Nottingham at Ladybay with seven Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players included in the squad (7.45pm). Current B&I Cup holders Munster lie second in pool one,…

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WATCH: 118kg South African Tighthead prop joins up with Munster academy

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

The South Afican’s highlights reel will make for exciting viewing for Munster fans. A bright young talent named Keynan Knox from South Africa has linked up with Munster’s Greencore academy recently. The tighthead, who is said to weigh in at a staggering 118 kg, has just finished school and has made the rather big decision…

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Munster trio sign new two year contracts

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

The senior trio are joined by three academy players also moving on to senior contracts. Munster rugby have confirmed that Billy Holland, Stephen Archer and Kevin O’Byrne have all signed two year contract extensions with the side. Joining them in signing new deals with the Province are Greencore academy graduates Liam O’Connor, Finnen Wycherley and…

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Times and venues confirmed for the first round of the Munster Schools Senior & Junior Cups

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

The first round of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup competitions kicks-off next week with a series of double-headers on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 January (Junior 1pm, Senior 2.30pm). On Tuesday, St Clement’s College go head-to-head with Crescent College at Dooradoyle and defending Senior Cup champions PBC take on…

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Friday night lights at the Markets Field for Munster Senior Cup final

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

It will be the second final Garryowen have played in the Market’s Field this season The Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup final date and venue has been confirmed as Friday 19 January, Markets Field (kick-off 7.30pm). UL Bohemian and Garryowen will go head-to-head as two of Limerick’s traditional rivals, with both sides producing…

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