John Keogh

WATCH: Tyler Bleyendaal on coming back from injury, Joey Carbery and Ireland ambitions

By John Keogh / January 24, 2019 /

Munster out half Tyler Bleyendaal is expected to start in their Pro14 game with the Dragons on Saturday as he continues his return from a long term neck injury. Bleyendaal is looking forward to getting some much needed game time after the latest neck problem kept him out for eight months. He has had sporadic…

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WATCH: Arno Botha on Thomond Park atmosphere and defensive display against Exeter

By John Keogh / January 23, 2019 /

Arno Botha played a big role in Munster’s win over Exeter Chiefs last weekend, coming onto the pitch for the injured Tommy O’Donnell at half time. It was Botha’s first experience of a do or die match at Thomond Park and it was something that he thoroughly enjoyed. “It was something very special. Sometimes I…

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St Munchin’s bow out of Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup in the first round

By John Keogh / January 23, 2019 /

St Munchin’s have been knocked out of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup after falling to a 36-5 defeat to Rockwell College at Musgrave Park. Munchin’s were down 17-0 at the break and the same trend continued in the second half with Rockwell running in a couple of more tries to emphasise the comfortable…

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WATCH: Johann van Graan on Champions Cup and exciting opportunities for players to shine

By John Keogh / January 23, 2019 /

Munster head coach Johann van Graan is looking forward to shuffling his pack this weekend as his side return to Pro14 action against the Dragons at Rodney Parade. Van Graan will be without 11 players from the team that beat Exeter Chiefs last week and is looking forward to giving some fringe players at opportunity…

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Munster announce technology partnership with Vodafone

By John Keogh / January 23, 2019 /

Munster Rugby have today announced that they have entered into an exclusive technology partnership with Vodafone Ireland. The partnership will see the rollout of Vodafone Business solutions across the organisation to connect supporters, sponsors, players, coaches and staff. Vodafone will partner with Munster to help the province grow on a global scale and create an…

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Carbery happy with recent form but insists there is plenty to improve on

By John Keogh / January 21, 2019 /

Joey Carbery has settled well at Munster since his much talked about move to the province from rivals Leinster last summer. The New Zealand born out half has played an instrumental part in Munster’s run to the Champions Cup quarter final and their ascent to the top of Conference A of the Pro14 but he…

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Limerick hurling legend Ciarán Carey to pen weekly article with Sporting Limerick

By John Keogh / January 21, 2019 /

Sporting Limerick are delighted to announced that one of Limerick’s most iconic and leading hurlers Ciarán Carey has joined our ever expanding list of columnists. Carey will be taking a look at Limerick’s hurling team throughout the season, starting with his first article that will appear on Sporting Limerick’s website and in the Limerick Post…

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O’Donnell waiting to determine extent of shoulder injury

By John Keogh / January 21, 2019 /

Munster back row Tommy O’Donnell could be on the sidelines for another prolonged period after he sustained a shoulder injury against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday. O’Donnell was withdrawn from the action at half time and Munster confirmed that the openside flanker had been assessed by the medical department on the left shoulder problem and that…

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Van Graan pays tribute to his players after Exeter arm wrestle

By John Keogh / January 21, 2019 /

Munster are into the Champions Cup quarter final after the win over Exeter and that’s all that matters according to Johann van Graan. Joey Carbery’s late penalty saw van Graan’s men to a two point victory and set up a last eight fixture with Edinburgh at Murrayfield at the end of March. “Look, it was…

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Costelloe leads Limerick to opening League win over Offaly

By John Keogh / January 21, 2019 /

Limerick’s senior camogie team got off to a winning start in the Littlewoods Camogie League by beating Offaly 1-12 to 0-13. Team captain Caoimhe Costelloe was the scorer in chief for Declan Nash’s side who play Clare in their next game on February 2. Costelloe hit nine points in the two point victory – five…

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