Ronan Calvert

Johann van Graan “I’m Glad That In The Ulster Game They Used Some Of Our Tactics”

By Ronan Calvert / January 20, 2021 /

Johann Van Graan has “big dreams for the season” and isn’t a man to shy away from wearing his heart on his sleeve once a campaign heats up a degree or two. At Tuesday’s press conference looking ahead to Saturday evening’s Munster – Leinster interpro at Thomond Park, it was clear the South African was…

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Andrew Brace Confirmed As Referee For Munster Vs Leinster Interpro

By Ronan Calvert / January 19, 2021 /

Old Crescent clubman Andrew Brace will be the man in the middle for Munster’s interpro derby clash against Leinster at Thomond Park this weekend (KO 19:35). The fixture will be Brace’s 61st time refereeing in the Guinness Pro14. The Cardiff-born former Belgium international made his competition debut in 2015 when taking charge of a clash…

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David Kilcoyne Returns To Full Training To Boost Munster

By Ronan Calvert / January 19, 2021 /

Munster Rugby have confirmed that Limerick prop David Kilcoyne and backrower Jack O’Donoghue have both returned to full training this week. 32 year-old Kilcoyne has only played 27 minutes this season because of ankle and calf injuries and his return will provide a major boost to Munster ahead of their game against Leinster at Thomond…

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Jack Crowley And The Future Of The Munster Ten Shirt

By Ronan Calvert / January 18, 2021 /

“He was confident and positive without being arrogant. I liked his judgement values. I have watched him develop quickly over the last year and a half and he has a really good future ahead of him if he continues to make good judgements and stays injury-free. He got minutes for Munster in Belfast recently, kicked…

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WATCH: Joey Carbery “very ambitious and motivated” to make Munster return

By Ronan Calvert / January 14, 2021 /

Injured Munster star Joey Carbery spoke to Munsterrugby.ie today updating supporters about his rehab progress and underlined his motivation to make a full return to the Munster first team. During the interview with Munster Rugby, Carbery explained how important staying around the rest of the squad has been during his time sidelined. Completing gym work…

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Limerick’s Paudie O’Connor Wins League Two Player Of The Month Award

By Ronan Calvert / January 14, 2021 /

Ballybrown native and former Limerick FC centre back Paudie O’Connor has been named as the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for December following a string of outstanding performances for his club Bradford City. O’Connor left Limerick for Leeds United in 2017 following a stand-out season in the first division for the Super…

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Dissecting Munster’s Season So Far

By Ronan Calvert / January 13, 2021 /

Munster Vs Leinster on the 23rd of January is set to be a huge fixture for Johann Van Graan’s men. It has been a thrilling season so far for Munster with many aspects of the team’s play sure to be delighting the coaching team and it will soon be time to test themselves against the…

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Munster Becoming Masters Of The Jackal

By Ronan Calvert / January 12, 2021 /

With the Champions Cup temporarily suspended, Munster’s attention will now shift to the rescheduled game with Leinster in what promises to be an epic Pro14 encounter. Shifting focus back to last Saturday night against Connacht at the Sportsground and Munster overcame the most testing of conditions to produce a multi-dimensional performance packed with character and…

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Munster Vs Leinster Interpro Rescheduled for 23rd of January

By Ronan Calvert / January 12, 2021 /

The Guinness PRO14 have today confirmed that the Munster Vs Leinster fixture originally scheduled for Thomond Park on the 26th of December will now be played on the 23rd of January at 19:35 (Eir Sport). The derby fixture had to be postponed on St Stephen’s Day because of an outbreak of Covid-19 in the Leinster…

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