John Keogh

Fan favourite Botha putting his shoulder to the wheel

By John Keogh / November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

THERE ISN’T too many greater sights than seeing Arno Botha in full flow with ball in hand. The burly South African back rower announced his arrival at Munster with a powerful display of ball carrying against the Cheetahs in the opening game of the season and immediately the province’s fans took him in as one…

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Farrell pleased to put his hand back up for selection

By John Keogh / November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

MUNSTER welcomed back several players in their 32-7 victory over Zebre at the weekend but it was the sight of Chris Farrell entering the field that will please a lot of fans. Farrell has been on the treatment table since March due to an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury picked up at Ireland training camp. It’s…

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Murray and Farrell returns the big positive from Zebre

By John Keogh / November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

MUNSTER earned their second victory on the road in this season’s Pro14 on Sunday but were made to work for every score against Zebre in Parma. Played on a quagmire of a pitch in the Italian city, Munster did well to earn the bonus point win against the Italian minnows. Tries from Fineen Wycherly, Kevin…

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Schmidt’s exit will close door on remarkable tenure as Head Coach

By John Keogh / November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

THE NEWS of Joe Schmidt’s departure after the 2019 World Cup broke earlier this week and his exit will bring the curtain down on a remarkable period of Irish rugby. The former Leinster Head Coach was won three Six Nations titles as Irish boss, including a Grand Slam last March. He has also presided over…

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Kenny confirmed as Ireland U-21 manager

By John Keogh / November 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Football Association of Ireland today announced Stephen Kenny as the national U-21 manager and as expected they also confirmed that he will take over from Mick McCarthy as the senior boss after Euro 2020. On taking the role, Kenny leaves his position as Dundalk manager where he won four league titles, two FAI Cups…

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Galvin returns to 7s squad for Dubai series

By John Keogh / November 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

UL Bohs star Louise Galvin is one of four Munster players named in Ireland’s squad for the second leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Dubai this coming Thursday. Galvin returns to the squad after missing the first round of the series and is joined in the travelling party by fellow Munster players…

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Archer confident that Munster can keep the momentum flowing

By John Keogh / November 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster return to Pro14 action this weekend with a trip to Italy and a game with Zebre after a two week break. Johann van Graan’s men won for their first away game of the season last time out and tighthead prop, Steven Archer, is hoping that Munster can kick on from here. “I suppose the…

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Ferreira pleased with Munster progress this season

By John Keogh / November 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster defence coach JP Ferreira is nearly a year into the role and is enjoying every bit of his time so far at the province. The South African admits that Munster have had a mixed start to the campaign but improvement for the rest of the season is very much in the offing. “We have…

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Wootton hoping to take his chance against Zebre

By John Keogh / November 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s been a frustrating season so far for Alex Wootton. The talented winger played a huge part in Munster’s run to the Champions Cup semi final and Pro14 Final last season but has seen his game time reduced significantly due to the form of others but is hoping to get back on track and this…

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WATCH: Mulcahy and Quaid reflect on Limerick winning another title

By John Keogh / November 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s been some year for Limerick hurling. Winning the Munster Senior Hurling League, getting promotion to Division 1A of the National Hurling League, first All-Ireland in 45 years, six All-Stars, Cian Lynch and Kyle Hayes winning Hurler of the Year and Young Hurler of the Year respectively. John Kiely’s heroes have now added the Fenway…

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