Author: John Keogh

Van Graan’s style beginning to shine through

Van Graan’s style beginning to shine through. GREEN SHOOTS of progress are beginning to show according to Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan three games into the Guinness Pro14 season. With the Heineken Champions Cup only three weeks away, van Graan has been encouraged by aspects of Munster’s play this term but admits that there is still plenty of work to do. “It’s a team effort. I think everybody involved is working tirelessly to improve us. I think some of the skill work is improving. The most impressive thing for me is our broken field play. For the first...

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Sherry just happy to be back in the fold after injury nightmare

Sherry just happy to be back in the fold after injury nightmare Mike Sherry has been on the comeback trail for over a year after a horror run of injuries that threatened to end his career. A slipped disc, nerve damage to his left leg and then a cruciate ligament injury over the space of a couple of years hasn’t deterred Sherry from being a big part of Munster’s future. The Garryowen man has featured in all three of Munster’s competitive games this season and is thankful to just be back playing. “I’m fully fit now for a year...

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Giltenane pays emotional tribute to current and former teammates

Giltenane pays emotional tribute to current and former teammates. Playing for over 15 years with Limerick’s Ladies Football team, Olivia Giltenane has seen it all during her career. She was a member of the team that lost an All-Ireland in 2009 but tasted All-Ireland glory the following year. She was a key cog in the wheel that geared the team to another final in 2018 and was happy to play a leadership role with this year’s young panel. “At this stage of my life in know how hard it is to get here. With the young panel that’s there,...

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Stander returns to Munster team for Cardiff

Stander returns to Munster team for Cardiff CJ Stander will make his first appearance of the season after being named in Munster’s team to play the Cardiff Blues in the Guinness Pro14 on Friday evening. Head Coach Johann van Graan has made six changes to the starting lineup for the trip to Wales, with JJ Hanrahan, Jaco Taute, Mike Sherry and Jean Kleyn coming into the side. Hanrahan is named at full back and will be flanked on the wings by Darren Sweetnam and Andrew Conway. Taute will partner Rory Scannell in his first start since returning from injury...

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Captain Mee hails her Limerick underdogs after All-Ireland victory

Captain Mee hails her Limerick underdogs after All-Ireland victory. LIMERICK LADIES Football captain Cathy Mee said her side knew they were capable of winning after her side’s 5-6 to 0-8 victory over Louth in Sunday’s Junior All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Louth were strong favourites going into the game but Limerick blitzed them with three first half goals. Mairead Kavanagh netted twice and Rebecca Delee also hit the target to help Limerick to a shock 10 point lead at the break. Limerick continued to up the ante in the second half with Delee and Cliona Ni Cheallaigh hitting further...

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