Ronan Calvert

LISTEN: Peter O’Mahony looks for improvement Vs Leinster

By Ronan Calvert / April 21, 2021 /

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is determined for his team to make a better account of themselves against Leinster this time around. Munster fell to a 16-6 defeat against their provincial rivals in last month’s PRO14 Final. Munster struggled for possession and territory throughout that fixture at the RDS and will need a big improvement on…

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‘I haven’t played enough rugby’ – O’Mahony admits Lions Tour call is unlikely

By Ronan Calvert / April 21, 2021 /

Peter O’Mahony has conceded that a place for him in this year’s British and Irish Lions squad is unlikely. O’Mahony missed four matches in the Six Nations due to suspension and has not played as much rugby as he would have liked in the last six months for club or country. Munster’s Rainbow Cup fixture…

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Four Irish Swimmers Achieve Olympic Consideration Times

By Ronan Calvert / April 20, 2021 /

An incredible first morning at the Swim Ireland Irish National Team Trials at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus saw four swimmers go under the FINA A Olympic Consideration Times (OCT) for the Tokyo Games in July. Daniel Wiffen, Mona McSharry, Darragh Greene and Shane Ryan all swam under the times in their respective events…

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LISTEN: RG Snyman looking ‘fit and scary’ ahead of Munster return

By Ronan Calvert / April 20, 2021 /

Springbok superstar second row RG Snyman could be back playing for Munster as soon as next week according to forwards coach Graham Rowntree. Snyman has been sidelined since August with a cruciate ligament injury but has stepped up training in recent weeks. The former Blue Bulls is considered as one of the world’s elite forwards…

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Football’s Darkest Day

By Ronan Calvert / April 19, 2021 /

Football supporters are meaningless to this brazen band of billionaires and it’s been that way for some time. Ordinary fans of these important clubs are only being mistreated because owners can afford to mistreat them. The opportunity has been presented to cash in on an all-star, NFL-style league to capture the imagination of millions worldwide…

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Highlights: France prove too hot to handle for Ireland

By Ronan Calvert / April 19, 2021 /

Ireland fell to a 56-15 Six Nations loss against France on Saturday at Donnybrook’s Energia Park. The visitors showed their class from start to finish to prevent Ireland from building on last week’s 45-0 hammering of Wales. Winger Caroline Boujard bagged a hattrick last weekend and crossed the whitewash twice in Dublin to inspire her…

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The Z-Factor: Simon Zebo Return Only Good News For Munster

By Ronan Calvert / April 16, 2021 /

WHEN star quality becomes available at a reasonable price there is only one thing to do. Simon Zebo has proven himself as one of Europe’s most prolific try scorers for a decade and still only 31, the Corkman has so much left to offer Munster Rugby. Zebo has evolved his game over the years. The…

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JJ Hanrahan Wins Eir Sport PRO14 Try Of The Season Award

By Ronan Calvert / April 15, 2021 /

Outhalf JJ Hanrahan has won the Eir Sport Guinness PRO14 Try of the Season award for finishing a stunning move by Munster against Cardiff Blues last October. All 12 Guinness PRO14 clubs submitted their team’s try to a panel of former internationals who then chose the winner. Munster showed some progression in their attacking creativity…

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Ireland unchanged for Six Nations clash with France

By Ronan Calvert / April 15, 2021 /

Head coach Adam Griggs has named an unchanged XV for Ireland Women’s SIx Nations meeting with France this Saturday (14:15 KO) Ireland won their opening match of the tournament 45-0 against Wales but now face a steeper challenge against the French at Energia Park. Munster’s Ciara Griffin, Eimear Considine and Dorothy Hall all start with…

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PRO14 Announce Law Changes Ahead Of Rainbow Cup

By Ronan Calvert / April 15, 2021 /

The Guinness Pro14 have toady announced that there will be law variations in the upcoming Rainbow Cup competition. A number of new laws were trialed in this season’s Super Rugby campaign and now some of them are about to be implemented in the Northern Hemisphere. The laws include replacing a red carded player after twenty…

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