Munster

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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WATCH: Van Graan speaks about managing his squad and the contract extensions

By John Keogh / December 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster face into what could be a season defining block of games over the holiday period starting with their Champions Cup clash with Castres at Thomond Park on Sunday. Ahead of that game, Head Coach Johann van Graan has been speaking about managing the squad in conjunction with the IRFU. The South African also commented…

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Sport is fun – Try to enjoy it

By Tom Savage / December 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Not every rugby game is good but there’s something good in every rugby game. I wrote this stupid little sentence down in my t-shirt ideas pad a few years ago and disregarded it because (a) it’s twee and (b) not one single soul would part with their hard-earned euros to buy it. It’s an Instagram…

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WATCH: Jim Woulfe on the importance of the Munster Senior Hurling League

By John Keogh / December 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick get the defence of the Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League title when Tipperary visit the Gaelic Grounds next Friday. The tournament proved a vital early stepping stone in Limerick’s run to All-Ireland glory and at the launch of this season’s competition, Sporting Limerick’s Raffaele Rocca spoke to Dairygold CEO Jim Woulfe on the…

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WATCH: Johann van Graan on squad depth and Castres test

By John Keogh / December 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan was speaking to the media ahead of the province’s crucial Champions Cup game with French Top14 champions Castres at Thomond Park this coming Sunday. The South African discussed Munster’s current form, squad depth and the test that second placed behind Munster, Castres, will bring his side on Sunday. “We…

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Munster announce 12 new contract extensions

By John Keogh / December 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster and the IRFU have announced that 12 players have signed contract extensions at the province. Nine of the players have come through the Munster Academy. John Ryan, JJ Hanrahan, Jack O’Donoghue, Rory and Niall Scannell, Darren Sweetnam, Alex Wootton, Fineen Wycherley and Calvin Nash have all made the leap from the Academy to the…

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WATCH: Andrew Conway believes there is plenty more to come

By John Keogh / December 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster and Ireland back Andrew Conway believes he is a more mature player than the one that joined the province six years ago. Speaking at event for Lifestyle Sports in his capacity as Brand Ambassador, Conway added that he is also enjoying his rugby more now than when he broke into the Leinster set up…

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Young Munster held at home by UCD in AIL cracker

By John Keogh / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Young Munster’s winless run is now at four games in Division 1A of the AIL after they drew 34-34 with UCD in a thriller Tom Clifford Park. Gearoid Prendergast’s side led 34-19 on the hour after scoring six tries but let UCD back into the game in the final quarter and had to be content…

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WATCH: Arno Botha talks about his love for Limerick and pushing for a starting spot

By John Keogh / November 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Arno Botha has become a cult hero at Munster since joining the province from London Irish on a one-year-deal in the off season. He made an impression in every game that he is played and speaking at Munster’s High Performance Centre at the University of Limerick earlier in the week, he spoke about how much…

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WATCH: Chris Farrell on Munster’s busy schedule

By John Keogh / November 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster centre Chris Farrell has been named in the team for their Pro14 clash with Edinburgh tomorrow night and it will be his first start in over eight months after a horrific knee injury. Farrell has but the injury firmly behind him and is now looking to get back to contributing on the pitch ahead…

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