John Keogh

WATCH: Van Graan on Exeter challenge and Carbery X factor

By John Keogh / January 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster head coach Johann van Graan is expecting another tough challenge when his side welcome Exeter Chiefs to Thomond Park on Saturday in a must win Champions Cup game. The sides drew 10-10 when they last met in October and van Graan says that Exeter will bring what all top teams do when they travel…

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O’Mahony passed fit for crucial Champions Cup game with Exeter

By John Keogh / January 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has been named in the starting XV for the big Champions Cup tie with Exeter Chiefs tomorrow at Thomond Park. O’Mahony has overcome a rib injury that forced him off early in the second half of last week’s 41-15 win over Gloucester. Johann van Graan has made just one change to…

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Limerick’s senior camogie team begin league season with Offaly trip

By John Keogh / January 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Declan Nash’s Limerick camogie team make their 2019 bow on Sunday when they play Offaly in St Rynagh’s at 2pm. Adare’s Caoimhe Costello will captain the team this season with Muireann Creamer of Cappamore named as vice captain. Nash has named a 26 strong panel for the 2019 campaign which also sees Limerick play Dublin,…

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WATCH: Rory Scannell on big Exeter game and importance of a strong defensive system

By John Keogh / January 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster’s Rory Scannell was among the tries in their Champions Cup win over Gloucester last week but it was the their outstanding defence that caught the eye of many observers at Kingsholm. Scannell and his teammates have the highest percentage of tackle success (90%) in this season’s competition and the centre says that another huge…

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Major boost to sporting clubs in Limerick as Sports Capital grants announced

By John Keogh / January 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Eight sporting organisations across Limerick have received excellent news this morning after learning that their grants have been given the go ahead by the Sports Capital programme. Limerick GAA are set to be the biggest benefactors to the tune of €113,100, with the full total between the eight organisations to hit over the €400,000 mark.…

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WATCH: Jean Kleyn on the importance of Gloucester win and Munster’s improving attack

By John Keogh / January 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Jean Kleyn played a big part in Munster’s win over Gloucester last week and is confident that the team’s attacking play will continue to improve. Munster have scored nine tries in their last two games and Kleyn is hopeful that the upward curve will continue starting with Exeter this coming Saturday. “Our combinations are working…

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Sexton leads UL to Sigerson Cup win over DIT

By John Keogh / January 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

UL got their 2019 Sigerson Cup campaign off to a winning start after seeing off DIT in Dublin on a 1-13 to 1-12 scoreline. Most of the damage for UL was done by Clare star Keelan Sexton, who finished the contest with a highly impressive scoring total of 1-10. Declan Brouder’s side will now play…

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WATCH: Rory Scannell on Munster’s evolving attack, squad fitness and competition for places

By John Keogh / January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster centre Rory Scannell was an integral part of the team’s superb Champions Cup win over Gloucester last week and is looking for more of the same when Exeter Chiefs come to Thomond Park this Saturday. A win is a must for Munster if they are to have any hope of securing a home quarter…

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Limerick v Tipperary to be televised as eirSport unveil Allianz League coverage

By John Keogh / January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick’s Allianz Hurling League game with Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds on February 2 will be shown live after eirSport confirmed their tv schedule for the 2019 league seasons. EirSport have announced that they will be covering hurling, gaelic football and ladies football with the action getting underway on January 26 with the Tipperary v…

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Munster’s emotional energy comes from deep within

By John Keogh / January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s one of the things that defines Munster as a rugby entity. It’s emotional energy. It dates back to long before the famous victory against the All Blacks in 1978 and is evident on all the memorable days in recent history. Away days against Saracens and Leicester, the wins in France, the miracle match against…

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