Author: Luke Liddy

Donncha O’Callaghan set to call time on playing career

Donncha O’Callaghan set to call time on playing career. Former Ireland and Munster lock Donncha O’Callaghan has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the current season. O’Callaghan, who is currently playing for Worcester Warriors, will call time on a 20-year career. The 38-year-old remains Munster’s most capped player with 268 appearances over his 17 years at the province while he also claimed 94 caps for Ireland. He was part of the Munster teams that won the 2005–06 and 2007-08 Heineken Cups, the lock started both finals. O’Callaghan was also part of the Ireland team...

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Breaking – Munster confirm Simon Zebo is set to leave the province

Breaking – Munster confirm Simon Zebo is set to leave the province. Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that Simon Zebo will depart the province at the end of the current season. The 27-year-old winger and fullback has attracted the interest of several European clubs who have offered terms that Munster and the IRFU are unable to match despite both the province and the Union making every effort to retain the player with substantial improvements made to his existing deal. BREAKING | @SimonZebo will leave Munster at the end this season https://t.co/L9wpVgqvCy pic.twitter.com/pKMfXjkm84 — Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) October...

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Big support accross UK and Ireland for Irish women’s rugby ‘Legacy’ campaign

Big support accross UK and Ireland for Irish women’s rugby ‘Legacy’ campaign. A legacy wrist band campaign was launched over the weekend, protesting the IRFU’s treatment of the women’s game in Ireland. Across social media, both men’s and women’s rugby clubs wore wrist bands displaying the words ‘legacy’ and ‘respect’. This campaign is a protest against the IRFU’s advertisement of the new Irish women’s rugby head coach job where it detailed that the position would of a part-time/casual nature. The Old Belvodere women’s Twitter account stated, “This weekend we hope to stand united with our opposition and all women’s...

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Adare claim first ever County SFC title in dramatic style

Adare claim first ever County SFC title in dramatic style. An injury time goal from Jack English ensured a first every senior county football title for Adare following a 2-10 to 1-10 win over Newcastle West at the Gaelic Grounds. Adare are Irish Wire Products Ltd Limerick County Senior Football Champions for 2017 pic.twitter.com/hcw1OjEECz — Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) October 22, 2017 Adare took a 1-6 t 0-6 lead into the break, before an Ian Corbett goal just after the break levelled up the game. Half time in Irish Wire Products Ltd Senior Football Championship Final Adare 1-06 Newcastle West...

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Rassie Erasmus – “Racing are a hell of a good team”

Rassie Erasmus says Munster will face a “hell of a good team” in Racing 92 on Saturday evening. Munster face into their second European Champions Cup pool contest on Saturday when Racing 92 roll into town. The Irish province have won three out of the four meetings between the sides in the past with two of those wins coming in last year’s competition. Munster legend Ronan O’Gara makes another return to Thomond Park as part of the Racing coaching ticket and despite bine handed an ten week touch line ban by the Top14 only yesterday it will have no...

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