Ronan Calvert

Munster Rugby Season in Review

By Ronan Calvert / June 15, 2021 /

The Thomond Park atmosphere is something special and last season wasn’t quite the same without it. Watching from the discomfort of home you could feel far removed from the action, unable to roar on the team, effectively disconnected from the Munster Rugby community.  There was a hollow feeling behind what ordinarily would have been unforgettable…

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Team News: Munster opt for experience in Zebre dead-rubber

By Ronan Calvert / June 10, 2021 /

Munster Rugby have named their side to take on Zebre in the final game of the season. It was yesterday confirmed that Munster would not have the chance to qualify for the Rainbow Cup Final after Benetton were handed a walk-over versus Ospreys. However, the men in red must still fulfill their fixture against Zebre…

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Larkham and Gallagher react to Munster players’ fire-pit incident

By Ronan Calvert / June 9, 2021 /

Munster assistant coach Stephen Larkham and fullback Matt Gallagher have reacted to the fire-pit incident that left CJ Stander, Mike Haley, RG Snyman and Damian De Allende with burn injuries earlier this week. Munster Rugby have reported that Mike Haley and CJ Stander could be okay to feature this Friday against Zebre. However, Snyman and…

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Disappointment as Munster lose out on Rainbow Cup final place

By Ronan Calvert / June 9, 2021 /

PRO14 Rugby have announced that Benetton will compete in the upcoming Rainbow Cup final against either the Bulls or the Sharks. Munster will not have the chance to qualify for the final as Kieran Crowley’s side have been handed a walk-over against Ospreys following a Covid outbreak in the Welsh outfit’s camp. Munster’s final fixture…

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Kenny looking to build on first Ireland victory against Hungary

By Ronan Calvert / June 7, 2021 /

The Republic of Ireland take on Hungary this evening in Budapest hoping to back up last Thursday’s 4-1 victory against Andorra. Troy Parrott was the hero last time out, scoring his first and second international goals and is expected to start again this evening. The 19 year-old had a difficult club season with Millwall and…

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Donnacha Ryan could be set to join Ronan O’Gara at La Rochelle

By Ronan Calvert / June 4, 2021 /

The Irish Examiner are reporting that former Munster second row Donnacha Ryan is to link up with Ronan O’Gara at La Rochelle in a coaching capacity. Ryan, 37, is departing Racing 92 at the end of the Top 14 season and there had previously been rumours that he was considering finishing his career in the…

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Team News: Munster ‘A’ name side to take on Ireland U20s

By Ronan Calvert / June 3, 2021 /

Munster ‘A’ have named a strong team to take on the Ireland U20s this Friday at the IRFU HPC (1pm KO) With no Rainbow Cup fixture this weekend, the team consists of a blend of experienced senior players and promising academy prospects. There are three Limerick men in the starting team as Daniel Okeke, Dan…

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Livescore to replace Virgin Media as Irish Champions League Broadcaster

By Ronan Calvert / June 2, 2021 /

Sports score application Livescore have entered the Irish sports broadcasting market by securing every Champions League match until May 2024. RTE have already secured non-exclusive rights for Tuesday evening fixtures but Livescore will be a free alternative option for Irish users. BT Sport are also set to continue their pay-walled coverage of the UEFA competition.…

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Munster ‘A’ set to take on Ireland U20s

By Ronan Calvert / June 1, 2021 /

Munster ‘A’ are set to play the Ireland U20s this Friday at the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin. Munster Rugby’s Cian Whooley (UCC RFC), Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC), Jamie Shanahan (Garryowen FC), Alan Flannery (Shannon RFC), Aaron Leahy (Garryowen FC), Mark Donnelly (Garryowen FC), Jack Kelleher (UCC RFC) and Alex Kendellen (UCC RFC) all featured…

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Former Limierck FC Fan Favourite Chiedozie Ogbene determined to ‘do well for the nation’

By Ronan Calvert / May 31, 2021 /

Former Limerick FC winger Chiedozie Ogbene is excited to be part of the Ireland senior team for their upcoming friendlies against Andorra and Hungary. Ogbene played for Limerick in the 2017 season when they finished 7th in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. The Nigerian born 24 year-old scored eight times in 32 appearences for…

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