John Keogh

Stander hunting for trophies after frustrating start to season

By John Keogh / October 4, 2018 /

CJ Stander has played just two games this season after an extended break due to Ireland’s history making summer tour in Australia. The burly number eight was in scintillating form against Ulster last weekend but that performance came off a heavy defeat to Cardiff the week before. Munster’s two defeats this season have come away…

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Golf results from around the clubs

By John Keogh / October 4, 2018 /

Adare Manor Golf Club Ladies 1st Mary Rose Cremin (33) 65; 2nd Clare Carrigy (20) 67; 3rd Mary O’Sullivan (25) 68. Senior Ladies 1st Breda Keating 22pts; 2nd Liz Barry 20pts. Men Fourball: Jamie Enright (14) and Eddie Enright (13) – 45 pts; 2nd – Gerry McMahon (17) and Pat Mulvihill (19) – 43pts; Open…

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No new injury worries for Munster ahead of Leinster clash

By John Keogh / October 1, 2018 /

Munster have reported no new injuries to the squad ahead of their Guinness Pro14 game on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium. Johann van Graan’s side got preparations underway for their second interpro of the season at the High Performance Centre at UL today. Mike Haley, who was due to start at full back in Munster’s…

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Monaleen and Ballylanders advance to SFC semi finals

By John Keogh / September 29, 2018 /

The final four places in the Limerick Senior Football Championship are now known after victories for Monaleen and Ballylanders in their respective quarter finals in Kilmallock today. Both games were streamed live on Sporting Limerick’s YouTube channel, with Monaleen beating St Kierans 3-13 to 2-9 in the first game. In the afternoon’s second game, Ballylanders…

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Flannery looks to right Cardiff wrongs against Ulster

By John Keogh / September 27, 2018 /

Munster Forwards Coach Jerry Flannery was extremely disappointed by the 37-13 defeat Cardiff Blues on Friday to put it mildly. He is expecting a reaction when Munster play Ulster at Thomond Park in the Guinness Pro14 this weekend. “We were massively disappointed. It wasn’t good enough. We can’t just put it down to one area.…

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Scannell seeks consistency as Munster face crucial games

By John Keogh / September 27, 2018 /

Munster welcome interprovincial rivals Ulster to Thomond Park in the Guinness Pro14 this weekend on the back of an inconsistent start to the season. Johann van Graan’s side have put in two eye catching showings at home but it’s the two heavy defeats on foreign shores that will have the Munster camp scratching their heads.…

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REACTION: JP McManus generous donation to GAA clubs praised

By John Keogh / September 25, 2018 /

JP McManus’ extremely generous donation in the tune of €3.2 million to the GAA has been met with widespread praise. Thirty two counties will receive €100,000 from McManus as a result of his generosity. This all comes on the back of Limerick winning the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship for the first time in 45 years.…

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Six Munster players named in Irish Women’s squad for November Internationals

By John Keogh / September 24, 2018 /

All conquering UL Bohemian Women’s Rugby team have been recognised for their achievements by having five players named in the Irish squad for their November games against the USA and England. Fiona Reidy, Nicole Cronin, Ciara Griffin, Eimear Considine and Laura Sheehan are the UL Bohs players named in Adam Griggs’ squad for the tests. Bantry’s…

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Return of injured trio boosts Munster ahead of Ulster visit

By John Keogh / September 24, 2018 /

Munster will welcome back Billy Holland, Kevin O’Byrne and Niall Scannell to their squad this week after the trio returned to training on Monday. Keith Earls is also in contention to play against Ulster this Saturday after recovering from a knock that kept him out of Munster’s defeat to Cardiff Blues last week. Munster were…

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Van Graan’s style beginning to shine through

By John Keogh / September 20, 2018 /

GREEN SHOOTS of progress are beginning to show according to Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan three games into the Guinness Pro14 season. With the Heineken Champions Cup only three weeks away, van Graan has been encouraged by aspects of Munster’s play this term but admits that there is still plenty of work to do.…

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