John Keogh

WATCH: Arnold on an injury hit year and making the most of his opportunities

By John Keogh / December 26, 2019 /

2019 has been an extremely frustrating one for Munster centre Sammy Arnold. Having recovered from a broken leg injury, Arnold picked up a ‘niggle’ in pre-season and has seen his playing time limited since. However, Arnold is not letting things get to him and is ready to take his chance if he gets the nod…

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WATCH: O'Byrne on making an impact with Munster this season

By John Keogh / December 24, 2019 /

Kevin O’Byrne has made the most of his chance to impress this season and has every intention of taking his fine form into the rest of the season. The hooker has played his part in Munster’s positive run in the Pro14 and has also had a big impact in Europe. “I’m delighted to be getting…

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WATCH: JP Ferreira talks using emotion in the right way against Leinster

By John Keogh / December 23, 2019 /

Munster head into Saturday’s crunch Pro14 game with Leinster on the back of an impressive win over Connacht last time out. The interpros over the festive period are always tense affairs and sometimes emotions boil over. Defence coach JP Ferreira says that Munster will be fired up for the game, but he expects his side…

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Munster return to Pro14 action with Connacht derby

By John Keogh / December 18, 2019 /

Munster must get over the disappointing loss to Saracens in the Champions Cup when they make the short trip to Galway to face Connacht in the first interpro of the season. Johann van Graan will have to make significant changes to his team over the festive period due to an ever-growing injury list and IRFU…

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WATCH: Old Crescent the only Limerick victors after tough day in the AIL

By John Keogh / December 14, 2019 /

Old Crescent were the only team from the six Limerick sides in the All Ireland League (AIL) to register a win today. Garryowen, Young Munster, Shannon, UL Bohs and Bruff all tasted defeat in what was a poor day at the office. Young Munster came extremely close to becoming the first team to beat Cork…

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Lion’s den awaits as Munster travel to Saracens

By John Keogh / December 13, 2019 /

Tests don’t come much bigger for Munster than facing the European and English champions Saracens on their own patch. Johann van Graan’s side go into their fourth Champions Cup game of the campaign one point off top spot after last weekend’s win over Saracens at Thomond Park, but are likely to face an opposition that…

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High flying Munsters welcome leaders Con to Greenfields

By John Keogh / December 12, 2019 /

Following three wins on the bounce in the All Ireland League (AIL), Young Munsters welcome Division 1A leaders Cork Constitution to Tom Clifford Park in the final fixture of 2019. The sides will meet three times over the coming weeks in back to back AIL games with the Munster Senior Cup Final at Musgrave Park…

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Near perfect performance needed to beat Europe’s best

By John Keogh / December 11, 2019 /

Munster face into the second game of their double header with Saracens knowing that they will need to pull out a display of years gone if they have any hope of beating the current Champions Cup holders. One man that was in thick of it throughout the 80 minutes in the win at Thomond Park…

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Strong entries named for the Novice Chase on Stephen’s Day

By John Keogh / December 11, 2019 /

The stage is set at Greenmount Park for the highly anticipated renewal of the Grade 1 Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase on St. Stephen’s Day. The Gordon Elliott trained Hardline ridden by Keith Donoghue was the winner on the opening day of the Mr Binman Christmas Festival last year in what proved to a be…

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Munchin’s and Crescent to face off in Limerick Schools Charity Cup

By John Keogh / December 10, 2019 /

The annual Limerick Charity Cup match takes place this Friday night at 7pm in St Mary’s RFC. St Munchin’s are the hosts in the third year of the event. This year St Munchin’s have named the Children’s Grief Project as their nominated charity. This organisation is truly inspirational and life changing and undertakes such great…

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