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WATCH: Larkham provides squad update ahead of Racing 92 clash

By Ronan Coughlan / November 20, 2019 /

Munster will look to make it two wins from two in the Champions Cup when they entertain Racing 92 at Thomond Park on Saturday evening (Kick-off 5:15pm) Speaking to the Media this week, Munster Senior Coach Stephen Larkham noted just five injured players in the squad and gave a brief update on the progress of…

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Alby Mathewson set to leave Munster on Saturday

By Ronan Coughlan / November 18, 2019 /

Munster have today confirmed that scrum-half Alby Mathewson will leave the province at the end of this week, after Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 at Thomond Park. The 33-year-old All Black joined the club originally on a four-month contract in August 2018 when Conor Murray was ruled out with a neck injury…

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Van Graan cites discipline as a work on going forward

By Ronan Coughlan / November 18, 2019 /

Munster made a perfect start to their Champions Cup campaign over the weekend with a 32-13 win at Liberty Stadium. Aside from picking up a bonus point in the dying minutes of the game thanks to James Cronin, and a Man of the Match performance from Jeremy Loughman, Van Graan cited one element of his…

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Oberweiser hits 50 as Celtics make it three wins in a row

By Ronan Coughlan / November 18, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics star Kevin Oberweiser hit an amazing 50 points last night in Dublin to lead the Limerick side to their third straight win on a 101 to 93 scoreline. The Celtics led from the start in a very fast-paced game and played some really good team basketball throughout the game. Tolka Rovers kept the…

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‘The Real Deal’ Donovan tipped for MSG show

By Ronan Coughlan / November 18, 2019 /

Limerick trained boxing prospect Paddy ‘The Real Deal’ Donovan scored the second win of his professional career in Glasgow on Saturday night. The 20-year- old who for many years trained out of Our Lady of Lourdes Boxing club, opened the first round patiently with his rangy jab before offloading menacing body shots and stiff uppercuts forcing his…

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Earls returns in time for Champions Cup opener

By Ronan Coughlan / November 15, 2019 /

Head Coach Johann van Graan has named the Munster side for Saturday’s Champions Cup opener away to Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium (5.30pm, live on BT Sport). There are five changes to the side that defeated Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 last week. Keith Earls starts on his first Munster appearance of the campaign with…

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WATCH: Mike Haley on RWC selection disappointment and Larkham influence

By Ronan Coughlan / November 13, 2019 /

Munster full-back Mike Haley was one of the player’s put in front of the press this week ahead of the province’s Champions Cup opener away to Ospreys on Saturday. The former Sale Sharks utility back has settled into Munster nicely and has brought an extra layer to the backline. Haley’s performance’s didn’t go unnoticed at…

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Van Graan gives injury update on JJ Hanrahan

By Ronan Coughlan / November 13, 2019 /

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has given the latest injury update on JJ Hanrahan. The out-half sustained a hamstring injury during Munster’s 22-16 victory over Ulster in the Guinness Pro 14 last Saturday at Thomond Park. Check out the full update in the video below!

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The Breakdown EP117 Victory in Thomond, Champions Cup Preview & Sarries Salary woes

By Ronan Coughlan / November 13, 2019 /

Episode 117 of The Breakdown Podcast has arrived! Raffaele Rocca and Tom Savage taking a look at the latest goings-on in the world of Rugby Union. This week, the pair react the Munster’s Round 6 win over Ulster in the Guinness Pro 14 at Thomond Park over the weekend, Munster’s fast approaching Champions Cup opener…

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HRI Weekly: Enda Bolger trained Ballyoisin wins Grade 2 Chase

By Ronan Coughlan / November 11, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News The Enda Bolger-trained Ballyoisin put in another superb performance to win the Grade 2 thetote.com Fortria Chase for the second year running at Navan on Sunday. He ran out a hugely impressive winner on Mark Walsh, jumping brilliantly for the County Kildare jockey as he readily saw off a determined challenge from the Cheltenham…

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