Rugby

Ireland Men’s Sevens look ahead to Kenya rematch after failing to reach Quarter Final

By Mark Reilly / July 27, 2021 /

The Irish Men’s sevens squad may have failed to progress through to the quarter finals in Tokyo, however showed grit and determination to see off Korea 31-0 to secure a ninth/tenth place play off against Kenya tomorrow. Kenya saw off the efforts of Japan to book the clash with Ireland by winning 21-7. Mark Roche…

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Murray returns to starting XV for second Lions Test

By Benjamin Geary / July 27, 2021 /

British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has made three changes to the starting XV which beat the Springboks last Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the Castle Lager Lions Series.  “As always, selection was incredibly tough. However, we’ve made the changes we think are the right calls for the weekend’s game Lions…

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“Iconic” International Rugby Experience set to open its doors in Limerick for Autumn 2022

By Mark Reilly / July 26, 2021 /

A new interactive rugby experience will open its doors in Limerick for Autumn 2022 and will be a more than welcome addition to a rugby crazed city. The development and construction had been delayed due to the pandemic. However now will see it become a treasured member of Limericks landscape. The attraction, that cost €30…

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Lions clinch first test of the series in Cape Town

By Benjamin Geary / July 24, 2021 /

The British and Irish Lions have beaten the South African Springboks 22 to 17 in the first test match of the 2021 Series The British and Irish Lions have overcome the tour’s rocky start to produce the unlikely result of a win in the home of the world champions. The Lions didn’t begin the game…

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Johann van Graan’s reaction To Champions Cup draw

By Benjamin Geary / July 22, 2021 /

Munster Rugby Head Coach Johann van Graan has shared his reaction to Wednesday’s 2021/22 Champions Cup Pool draw. The province is set to face French side Castres Olympique and England’s Wasps Rugby, in both home and away fixtures in December and January. Following the draw, the Munster Head Coach shared some of his thoughts with…

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Munster U18 Women squad announced for Interpro Series

By Mark Reilly / July 21, 2021 /

The Munster Rugby U18 Women coaching team have announced a 30-woman squad ahead of the U18 Women’s Interprovincial Championship which takes place in August and September. Ballincollig Women’s Head Coach Fiona Hayes continues as the Munster U18 Women’s Head Coach with Mairead Kelly also continuing as Backs Coach as the side look to defend their…

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Limerick’s Olympians: Greg O’Shea set to live out his dream at the Olympics

By Mark Reilly / July 21, 2021 /

Limerick will be represented by a number of athletes at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo in the form of Roisin Upton, Carolyn Hayes, Sarah Lavin and Greg O’Shea. Roisin Upton Carolyn Hayes Sarah Lavin Greg O’Shea, the former love island winner played a role in the Irish 7s team journey to this summer’s games.…

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Munster Learn Pool Opponents for 2021/22 Champions Cup

By Benjamin Geary / July 21, 2021 /

Munster will face Castres and Wasps in Pool B of the 2021/22 Champions Cup after the draw was made earlier today. Munster Rugby will have French side Castres and English side Wasps for company in the pool stages of the Champions Cup in December. Munster fell to eventual champions Toulouse in the quarter-final in a…

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TEAM: Three Irish starters as Warren Gatland announces team for first Springbok test

By Benjamin Geary / July 21, 2021 /

Warren Gatland has released his official Lions squad to play the Springbok’s in the first test match of the series. Gatland was originally due to release the team tomorrow morning, but instead followed the lead of Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber by revealing the match-day squad a day early. Three Leinster representatives…

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Extended Munster Senior Women Squad Announced For Interprovincial Series

By Mark Reilly / July 15, 2021 /

The Munster Rugby Senior Women coaching team have announced an extended 39-woman squad ahead of the Senior Women Interprovincial Championships which take place in August and September. The Munster Rugby Senior Women’s Head Coach for the campaign is Old Crescent and Crescent College Comprehensive coach Matt Brown. Brown has extensive experience having previously coached at…

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