John Keogh

LISTEN: Post Gloucester reaction from Johann van Graan

By John Keogh / January 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster head coach Johann van Graan paid to his players and coaching staff after a stunning 41-15 Champions Cup win against Gloucester at Kingsholm on Friday night. Van Graan’s charges ran in for five tries in the excellent victory that has set up a do or die fixture with Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park this…

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Munster A too strong for Leinster A at Thomond Park

By John Keogh / January 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster A beat Leinster A 26-22 in an entertaining contest at Thomond Park this afternoon – outscoring their rivals four tries to three. Alex McHenry got the scoring underway in the 20th minute with a superb break from the Leinster 10 metre line. He shrugged off a couple of tackles, before showing serious speed to…

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WATCH Johann van Graan on the challenge his side face against Gloucester

By John Keogh / January 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

A win for Munster tonight in their Champions Cup game with Gloucester at Kingsholm would put Johann van Graan’s men within touching distance of a quarter final place in this season’s competition. However, the Munster head coach is under no illusion with the task that his side face against the Cherry and White’s. He believes…

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WATCH: Mike Haley on playing at Kingsholm and the threat of his former Sale teammate Danny Cipriani

By John Keogh / January 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster full back Mike Haley is no stranger to playing at Kingsholm due to his seven seasons at Sale Sharks. Haley is expecting a vocal reception from the Gloucester crowd tonight in what is a vital fixture in Pool 2 of this season’s Champions Cup. “It’s a great place to go and play rugby,” Haley…

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WATCH: Peter O’Mahony on Gloucester’s strengths and Munster’s squad power

By John Keogh / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Peter O’Mahony will once again captain Munster as they head into the lions den that is Kingsholm for their massive Champions Cup clash with Gloucester tomorrow night. O’Mahony believes Munster have an enormous task to come away from Gloucester with a win and he has pin pointed the battle at lineout as a key area…

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Six changes in Munster team for crunch Champions Cup tie with Gloucester

By John Keogh / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has made six changes to his starting lineup for their crucial Champions Cup clash with Gloucester at Kingsholm tomorrow evening. Peter O’Mahony captains the team that welcomes Rory Scannell, Mike Haley, Conor Murray, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer and CJ Stander back into the starting XV. Haley is named at…

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WATCH: Van Graan on Munster being a better team and squad selection headaches

By John Keogh / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster head coach Johann van Graan believes that his side are in a better place since the last time they played Gloucester in the Champions Cup last October. The Red Army earned a bonus point victory in that game and van Graan says that everyone is fighting hard to be part of the 23 at…

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WATCH: Mike Haley on playing in Munster’s exciting back three and Irish ambitions

By John Keogh / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Mike Haley has impressed since joining Munster from Sale Sharks and is clearly enjoying his time with the province. The full back has a growing partnership with his regular back three partners Andrew Conway and Keith Earls. He is hoping the fun continues this week against Gloucester. “It’s great fun. I think the best thing…

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WATCH: Peter O’Mahony on visiting Kingsholm as a fan and Gloucester’s knowledgeable fans

By John Keogh / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has plenty of experience of playing at the home of Gloucester but he also visited Kingsholm supporting the province when he was young. O’Mahony believes the Gloucester fans are very similar to Munster’s and that their knowledge of the game leads them to appreciate both teams during a game. “I’m going…

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Keatley and Taute set to leave Munster

By John Keogh / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

It is being widely reported today that Munster’s Ian Keatley and Jaco Taute are to leave the province at the end of the season. Last night the42.ie revealed that Ian Keatley was to join Bennetton Treviso after falling well down the pecking order at Munster. They also revealed that Taute could be set to join…

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