John Keogh

Hard fought draw for Munster in Champions Cup opener

By John Keogh / October 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster have started their 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup with a 10-10 draw against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park. Johann van Graan’s side trailled by seven points at half time but CJ Stander’s try and Joey Carbery’s conversion earned Munster two points. A Gareth Steenson penalty put Exeter in front but Carbery’s first strike from the…

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Set piece dominance key to Munster hopes

By John Keogh / October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Jean Kleyn is an uncompromising character on the field and has endeared himself to Munster’s fans since his arrival from Western Province in South Africa over two years ago. The announcement of his contract extension a couple of weeks ago was met with universal approval by the Munster faithful and it’s no surprise that he…

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Johann van Graan hoping to reverse abysmal away form

By John Keogh / October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan believes that his side are more than capable of reversing their poor form away from home when they travel to Exeter in their opening Champions Cup game on Saturday. Van Graan’s men have lost all three games in the Guinness Pro14 this season. The province put in a much…

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Sporting Limerick to live stream SHC semi finals

By John Keogh / October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

The 2018 Limerick Senior Hurling Championship semi finals at the Gaelic Grounds this coming Sunday will be live streamed by Sporting Limerick. First up will be the clash between Patrickswell and Doon at 2pm. Patrickswell reached the last four with a comprehensive victory over South Liberties in the quarter final, while Doon made the semi…

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European dreams always at the top of Earls’ agenda

By John Keogh / October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s 10 years since Keith Earls made his debut in the Heineken Champions Cup and the competition is still of the utmost importance to him. Earls was 21 when Munster welcomed French side Montauban to Thomond Park on October 10, 2008 and all these years later the buzz he feels for a European tie like…

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Mathewson a doubt for Champions Cup opener

By John Keogh / October 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster’s problems at scrum half continue after the news that Alby Mathewson faces a scan on the knee injury he picked up against Leinster and could now miss the province’s Champions Cup game against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.The former All Black joins fellow number nines Conor Murray, James Hart and Neil Cronin on the sidelines.…

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Sporting Limerick to launch new website this weekend

By John Keogh / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Sporting Limerick are to launch a revamped website over the weekend aimed at improving the delivery of digital sports content in Limerick City and County. The new design has been put together by Limerick company Elive and will see a slight shift in focus towards live streaming and sports events while maintaining the current levels…

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A big challenge awaits at the RDS as old rivals collide

By John Keogh / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan says that his side face a big challenge against Leinster this weekend as they look for their first away win against their rivals since 2014. Any Munster v Leinster clash comes with great anticipation and the one at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday is no different as both sides…

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Versatile Conway is fully focused on Munster

By John Keogh / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Andrew Conway enjoyed a sensational 2017/2018 from a personal point of view and is looking to continue on the same upward curve this season. Conway was one of Munster’s best players last term and continued that form with Ireland in the summer. His wonder try against Toulon in the Champions Cup quarter final has already…

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Stander hunting for trophies after frustrating start to season

By John Keogh / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

CJ Stander has played just two games this season after an extended break due to Ireland’s history making summer tour in Australia. The burly number eight was in scintillating form against Ulster last weekend but that performance came off a heavy defeat to Cardiff the week before. Munster’s two defeats this season have come away…

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