Month: September 2017

13 Limerick players nominated for U21 hurling team of the year

By Raffaele Rocca / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

A hugely successful year for Limerick U21’s in which they claimed a stellar All Ireland title has seen them dominate the nominations both the player and team of the year category. While a total of 13 Limerick players are nominated for the team of the year, Kyle Hayes, Aaron Gillane, Peter Casey and Sean Finn are all…

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Three week ban for Munster’s Fineen Wycherley

By Raffaele Rocca / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Following his red card in last Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 loss to Glasgow Warriors, Fineen Wycherley faced a Disciplinary Panel in Neath today via video conference where he received a three week ban. Wycherley was deemed to be in breach of Law 10.4 (a) – punching or striking: a player must not strike an opponent…

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WATCH: Part two of Ray O’Halloran’s “Once a Blue” Interview

By Raffaele Rocca / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Limerick FC legend discuss the opportunities players have today compared to his playing days. O’Halloran was asked “what do you think could have been possible with the squads you’ve been a part of, if you had the structures that are in place now”. The former midfielder talks about some of the players he played…

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Munster Announce Champions Cup squad

By Diarmaid Scannell / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Rassie Erasmus has selected  40 players that will be eligible to compete in the first rounds of fixtures. New signing Chris Cloete and Gerbradt Grobler are included along with some familiar faces and some new academy prospects such as Sean O’Connor and Bill Johnston. Some notable exclusions include the injured Conor Oliver and Dan Goggin,…

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Scarlets head coach suggests Tadhg Beirne could be on his way to Munster

By Diarmaid Scannell / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Wayne Pivac has recently said they will find it difficult to hold on to the lock. The Welsh sides head coach has added fuel to the fire concerning Tadhg Beirnes next destination admitting that it will be very hard to keep the lock with the Pro 14 Champions. The former Leinster player is keen to…

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Reports suggest Munster have found Rassie Erasmus’ replacement

By Diarmaid Scannell / September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dave Wessels looks set to sign for the province after positive talks. The Irish Independent is today reporting that South African Dave Wessels is close to agreeing a deal to become Rassie Erasmus’ successor. Munster’s current director of rugby would know Wessel’s well having given him his first role in management when he was appointed…

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Two Munster players in Ireland squad for Oktoberfest Seven’s

By Diarmaid Scannell / September 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Oktobrfest 7’s is the first event for the Irish squad this season. The 12 man squad will be captained by UCD’s Billy Dardis, with three of his college team mates, Will Connors, Hugo Keenan and Harry McNulty joining him. Hugo Lennox of Leinster U19, who impressed so much in the Ireland Under 18 seven’s…

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WATCH: David Nucifora confident Munster will announce new coach soon

By Diarmaid Scannell / September 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

The IRFU’s performance director has announced that they are in talks with a candidate to replace Erasmus. Nucifora has said today that there have been very positive discussions with a possible replacement for Rassie Erasmus and claims that an announcement is likely to come very very soon. You can watch his interview here. Video Credit Sinead…

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WATCH: Munster players & coaches discuss the benefits of the High Performance Centre

By Diarmaid Scannell / September 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

WATCH: Munster players and coaches discuss the huge benefits of the new High Performance Centre. The opening of the centre coincided with Munster having one of their most successful seasons in the last number of years. You can get an insight into what it’s like here with players Peter O’Mahony and Tommy O’Donnell as well…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster retaining U18 Interpro title

By Raffaele Rocca / September 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Munster U18 Clubs representative team ended their Interprovincial campaign on a high by defeating Leinster 33-29 at Donnybrook to retain their title. Watch full highlights below: Video credit Munster Rugby.

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