Rugby

Simon Zebo set to make international rugby return as squad for the 2021 Autumn Nations Series is announced

By Benjamin Geary / October 20, 2021 /

Simon Zebo will make his Irish Rugby return in the 2021 Autumn Nations Series starting in November, this is Zebo’s first time being named in an Irish squad since since June 2017. Irish rugby head coach Andy Farrell has named his squad for the upcoming international test series where Ireland will encounter the tough opposition…

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RESULTS | Crescent and Ardscoil stay unbeaten in round 2 of the Munster Schools Senior Cup

By Benjamin Geary / October 20, 2021 /

Fixtures in both groups in action today as the second round got under way for three Limerick schools and one Cork school. In group A, St Munchins suffered a narrow lost in Corbally to Limerick rival Crescent College Comprehensive. There were four tries a piece but it was Crescent who made the difference with an…

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Boost for Munster as the return of De Allende and Murray looms

By Benjamin Geary / October 20, 2021 /

Springboks and Lions cornerstones Damian De Allende and Conor Murray will soon share a pitch again as team-mates, returning to full team training for Munster this week. Springbok centre Damian De Allende and former British and Irish Lions captain Conor Murray have retuned to Munster this week after a lengthy international stint in the Lions…

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“That’s bravery, that’s honesty and we put that in the highest regards” | Johann Van Graan praises Earls for speaking out about mental health struggles

By Benjamin Geary / October 19, 2021 /

Munster Rugby Head Coach Johann Van Graan ‘proud’ of Keith Earls’ honesty when opening up about mental health issues.

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Semi-Final details revealed for Bank Of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup

By Benjamin Geary / October 19, 2021 /

Limerick Clubs Garryowen and Young Munster battle for a Munster Senior Challenge Cup final spot against Tipperary and Cork outfits Cashel and Highfield respectively. The AIL’s division 1A leaders Garryowen are set to host Tipperary side Cashel his Friday 22nd October in Dooradoyle. Garryowen secured their ticket to this Friday’s semi-final thanks to victories over…

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SQUAD UPDATE | Damian De Allende returns from international duty

By Benjamin Geary / October 19, 2021 /

South African centre Damian De Allende returns to full team training this week after a lengthy international break for the Rugby Championship which saw he and the Springbok’s conclude with a win over the All-Blacks. Training resumed at Munster’s high performance centre on Monday in preparation for Munster’s fifth round URC clash with the Ospreys…

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TALKING POINTS | Munster’s questionable win over Connacht

By Benjamin Geary / October 19, 2021 /

Munster remain unbeaten after their two point win over Connacht at the weekend, yet the result remains highly disputed. Munster were given a lifeline in their 20 – 18 win over Connacht in the fourth round of the URC at Thomond Park last Saturday, a controversial try from Chris Cloete kept Munster in the game…

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AIL ROUND-UP | Garryowen secure third consecutive bonus point win

By Benjamin Geary / October 18, 2021 /

Limerick club Garryowen got the better of UCD in Dooradoyle while Young Munster keep Terenure at bay at Tom Clifford Park. Limerick clubs Garryowen and Young Munster both earned wins in division 1 A of the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League games this weekend. Garryowen currently top the table with 15 points while Young Munster are…

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HIGHLIGHTS | Munster squeeze past Connacht to stay unbeaten in the URC

By Benjamin Geary / October 18, 2021 /

Munster withstood an eager Connacht to secure a 20-18 win in Thomond Park in the URC

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Munster survive scare to edge past impressive Connacht

By Mark Reilly / October 16, 2021 /

Munster did just enough to get past Connacht in Thomond park this evening with a 20-18 win to make it four wins from four in the United Rugby Championship. The game wasn’t the easiest on the eye, however, Munster wont mind and will be delighted to grab the win. Munster were far from their best…

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