RACING AGAINST TIME: Win Or Bust As Munster Look To Get Back On Track

European Rugby takes no prisoners. Win neither of your opening two games and you may as well start packing it in. It’s the nature of the competition. Munster travelled to the south of France last Sunday lunchtime looking to bounce back from defeat to rivals Leinster only to produce a lethargic, error-ridden performance that many … More RACING AGAINST TIME: Win Or Bust As Munster Look To Get Back On Track

Don’t Stop Me Now: Munster 2017/2018 Season Preview

AS I STRUTTED my way to the Thomond turnstiles last January, Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ fittingly boomed from the heart of the fortress. The men in red had been stopped just once in their previous ten games, were just off the back of two derby wins and ready to steamroll the visiting Racing 92 … More Don’t Stop Me Now: Munster 2017/2018 Season Preview

Analysis: Sterner Test Awaits As Scarlets Size Up Munster

A HOME PRO 12 semi-final defeat of the Ospreys was largely expected. Munster have been exceptional this season and coming into the weekend no side had ever lost a semi on their own turf. That said, beating the Welsh region was never a straightforward task and Rassie Erasmus’ men broke down their opponents admirably, emphatically underlining their … More Analysis: Sterner Test Awaits As Scarlets Size Up Munster

Shackles Off: Time To Stand Up And Fight

RONAN O’GARA WROTE in his latest book, “When you get into bonus territory the shackles come off. There’s a massive emotional release.” It’s one of my favourite lines from a rugby player because of what it means when put into practise. Everything is different at the semi-final stage. A stage that I think has probably been … More Shackles Off: Time To Stand Up And Fight

GROUNDHOG DAY: Munster Vs Glasgow Preview

Written by Conal Lane Well the Cirque du Six Nations is over for another year, Ireland ending another potential world record winning streak (Thank Christ), back to matters less pressing now. Thanks to a typical Thomond Park demolition job on a pretty disinterested Toulouse, a European Semi Final looms in a fortnight. Glasgow are probably … More GROUNDHOG DAY: Munster Vs Glasgow Preview

JUNIOR CUP FINAL PREVIEW: CBC Vs Crescent

In a replay of last year’s final, Crescent College Comprehensive take on Christian Brothers College at Irish Independent Park this Wednesday 22nd March, at 2pm. Crescent come into this one following a comfortable 21-5 win over Rockwell and a less convincing 19-5 defeat of Castletroy college. Their most significant result thus far however, came in … More JUNIOR CUP FINAL PREVIEW: CBC Vs Crescent

SENIOR CUP FINAL PREVIEW: Glenstal Vs PBC

Written by Denis Hayes Date: 17/3/17, Time: 4:00pm Venue: Thomond Park Stadium Coverage: Eir Sport   Glenstal’s route to their second ever Munster Senior Schools Final was a convincing first round win over St. Clements followed by a professional, clinical 18-0 victory over Rockwell in Clanwilliam RFC. This sent them into a semi-final showdown against Ardscoil … More SENIOR CUP FINAL PREVIEW: Glenstal Vs PBC