Ronan Calvert

Watch: Bonus point win for Munster at Thomond Park

By Ronan Calvert / May 7, 2021 /

Munster have won their second game in two Rainbow Cup fixtures with a 38-10 hammering of Ulster at Thomond Park. Tries from Rory Scannell (2), Conor Murray, JJ Hanrahan, Andrew Conway and Man of the Match Mike Haley secured an emphatic win for the men in red. Rory Scannell and Lion Conor Murray set the…

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Watch: Munster’s Tadhg Beirne reacts to Lions call-up

By Ronan Calvert / May 7, 2021 /

Yesterday afternoon Munster backrow Tadhg Beirne received his first British and Irish Lions call-up from Warren Gatland. The 29 year-old joined Munster from the Scarlets in 2018 and has since played 36 times, scoring four tries. Beirne has been a standout player for the province for the past couple of seasons and his performances for…

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Limerick’s Paudie O’Connor named Bradford City Player of the Season

By Ronan Calvert / May 6, 2021 /

Former Limerick FC centre back Paudie O’Connor has been named as Bradford City’s Player of the Season. The 23 year-old Ballybrown native left Limerick for Leeds United in 2017 following a stand-out season in the First Division for the Super Blues. The 6’3 defender captained the Leeds U23s side and made four appearances for the…

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Team News: Munster name team to take on Ulster at Thomond Park

By Ronan Calvert / May 6, 2021 /

Johann Van Graan has named his Munster team to take on Ulster this Friday evening at Thomond Park (8.15pm). Munster look to continue their perfect start to life in the Rainbow Cup by following up on last month’s 27-3 defeat of Leinster at the RDS. Defence coach JP Ferreria hinted that Munster could rotate for…

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David Kilcoyne ‘delighted’ to see Ronan O’Gara succeed at La Rochelle

By Ronan Calvert / May 5, 2021 /

Prop forward David Kilcoyne says the Munster players are ‘delighted’ to see legendary outhalf Ronan O’Gara succeed in his coaching career. O’Gara coached Racing 92 between 2013 and 2017 before moving to to New Zealand to coach the Crusaders for two seasons. During that time the 44 year-old won a Top 14 title and two…

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‘It’s easy to say from the outside that Treaty are ill-disciplined’

By Ronan Calvert / May 5, 2021 /

Treaty United’s Clyde O’Connell spoke to Sporting Limerick’s Adrian Finnin ahead of their League of Ireland First Division trip to UCD this Friday. Treaty are still undefeated this season and salvaged a late late draw against Shelbourne last weekend thanks to O’Connell’s 97th minute equaliser. Tommy Barrett’s men have picked up four red cards in…

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Cruel setback for Munster’s RG Snyman

By Ronan Calvert / May 4, 2021 /

Munster second row RG Snyman is unlikely to play again this season after suffering an injury set-back during his ACL rehabiliation. The Spingbok World Cup winner got injured on his Munster debut against Leinster last August and has now suffered an unrelated knee injury to delay his comeback. Munster released a squad update this morning…

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St Nessan’s chosen as Limerick winner for SPAR FAI School Zone competition

By Ronan Calvert / May 4, 2021 /

Over 102,000 primary school children throughout Ireland have taken part in the SPAR FAI School Zone, a new digital learning resource for teachers and parents of primary school children in 4th, 5th and 6th class offering interactive and engaging lesson plans designed with both the classroom and home schooling in mind. The lessons were delivered twice a…

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Springbok star De Allende hitting top form for Munster

By Ronan Calvert / May 4, 2021 /

When Munster confirmed the signing of Damian De Allende last Summer supporters were full of excitement and expectation. The former Stormers centre has been capped 47 times by South Africa and won the Rugby World Cup in 2019 under the guidance of Rassie Erasmus. The 29 year-old is world renowned for his brutal physicality and…

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Watch: Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle outclass Leinster to reach Champions Cup Final

By Ronan Calvert / May 3, 2021 /

Munster legend Ronan O’Gara continued his extraordinary coaching journey yesterday afternoon as he guided Top 14 side La Rochelle to their first ever Champions Cup final. The French outfit put in a complete performance to defeat Leinster 32-23 at Stade Marcel-Deflandre. The three-time Lion helped Racing 92 to the Top 14 title in 2016 as…

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