Rugby

WATCH: Murray “Expecting a backlash” against Castres

By Jack Neville / December 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last Sunday saw Conor Murray finally return to European action for Munster in a season that has been heavily interrupted with a neck injury. Much of the pre-match focus surrounded the partnership of Murray and Joey Carbery who were destined to get their first Munster start together. However, the former Leinster man pulled up prior…

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Sporting Limerick Charity Final pits Young Munster against Garryowen

By Jack Neville / December 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

One of the most anticipated matches of the season takes place at Markets Field when Young Munster play Garryowen in the Sporting Limerick Charity Cup Final on Friday, December 28, at 6.00pm. The two clubs are in the top Division of Irish rugby. Both clubs have distinguished records having won many Munster Senior Cups and…

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WATCH: van Graan expecting a “battle” in Castres this Saturday

By Jack Neville / December 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

For Johann van Graan, Munster’s 30-5 defeat of Castres in Thomond Park may have come at an expense with Joey Carbery and Chris Farrell both withdrawing from the game on the day due to injury. Despite this, van Graan is optimistic ahead of the return fixture highlighting how well the replacements, JJ Hanrahan, who was…

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Farrell ruled out for return Castres trip

By John Keogh / December 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Chris Farrell will miss out on Munster’s return Champions Cup fixture with Castres this coming Saturday, while Joey Carbery remains a doubt. Both players cried off just before kick-off in Munster’s 30-5 victory over the French champions at Thomond Park. Farrell suffered a quadriceps muscle strain in the warm up and is set to miss…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown EP73 with Sporting Limerick & Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

We look back on Munster’s 30-5 win over Castres in the Champions Cup on Sunday afternoon in what really was a mixed bag of a game. While Munster will be happy with some aspects of the win, some first half inaccuracies ultimately meant they would not claim the bonus point win that their possession and…

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Garryowen earn city bragging rights with win over Shannon

By John Keogh / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Garryowen are the highest placed local team in Division 1Aof the AIL following a 30-29 victory over city rivals Shannon last Friday at Dooradoyle. A late penalty try saw Conan Doyle’s side to a dramatic win over a Shannon team that lead by 11 points going into the closing stages. Tom Hayes’ Shannon side drew…

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WATCH: Reaction from JvG, Peter O’Mahony, Mike Haley & Joe El-Abd

By Raffaele Rocca / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster were too good for Castres on Sunday afternoon racking up an impressive 30-5 win in their Pool 2 encounter at Thomond Park.  We got he the post match thoughts of Munster’s Peter O’Mahony and Johann van Graan while Castres forwards coach Joe El-Abd faced the media and gave his reaction to his side’s loss.…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 30-5 win over Castres

By Raffaele Rocca / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster took another big towards qualifying from Pool 2 of the Champions Cup with a 30-5 win over Castres at Thomond Park. Despite the late withdrawals of Joey Carbery and Chris Farrell prior to kick off, Munster had enough to take 4 match points from the game.  Taking a 6-0 lead into the break, Munster…

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Munster get the job done but big improvement needed

By Raffaele Rocca / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster did what they had to do in their 30-5 Champions Cup win over Castres in Thomond Park but will be well aware that serious improvements will be needed for the return leg in France next weekend.  Despite the result Munster will feel that bonus point was very much there for the taking and but…

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WATCH: Conan Doyle delighted after Garryowen’s late win against Shannon

By John Keogh / December 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Garryowen moved into fourth in the AIL table after a dramatic late penalty try saw them to a 30-29 victory over Shannon in a sensational derby at Dooradoyle. The Light Blues looked to be heading for a defeat as they trailled 29-18 after 67 minutes but Kevin Seymour’s try gave Conan Doyle’s side hope in…

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