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Now that’s what I call Munster

Now that’s what I call Munster

| December 18, 2008

WITH four minutes to go last weekend Munster trailed Clermont by two points. The prospect of not reaching the quarter finals for the first time in 10 years was quickly becoming a reality for Munster. The capacity crowd was beginning to panic. The visitors had not read the script. They seemed ruthless in their pursuit […]

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Munster Rugby a sideline view of Clermont

Munster Rugby a sideline view of Clermont

| December 18, 2008

OH holy night! There wasn’t a dry in the house and all that lark, but safe to say that Munster did it again. 18 minutes of open warfare finally led to the explosion from ASM Clermont Auvergne number four and second row lock, Jamie Cudmore.

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Heineken cup rounds 5 and 6 finalised

Heineken cup rounds 5 and 6 finalised

| December 18, 2008

THE ERC certainly had their hands full this week in dealing with matters both on and off the field. The committee firstly confirmed the times and dates for the fifth and sixth rounds of the Heineken Cup competition and then focused on the report of the citing commissioners following the bevy of incidents that occurred […]

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Munster win, Wally shines and they’re glad to see the back of Clermont

Munster win, Wally shines and they’re glad to see the back of Clermont

| December 15, 2008

In the post match interviews, following Munster showing their “get out of jail card” in defeating Clermont in the Heineken Cup pool match at Thomond Park, Tony McGahan was eased to saying that he’s delighted to see the back of them and can now move into the Christams period delighted that the pool stage tussles […]

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Flannery back for Clermont clash

Flannery back for Clermont clash

| December 12, 2008

The Munster side for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup return clash with ASM Clermont Auvergne, shows just one change from the side that started in the game in Clermont last Sunday. That change comes in the front row where the fit again Jerry Flannery returns in place of Frank Sheahan.

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Parochial, patriotic, protective and passionate.

Parochial, patriotic, protective and passionate.

| December 12, 2008

Parochial, patriotic, protective and passionate. All attributes that someone out side the magical land of the red army might suggest when the read this article, my colleagues article or indeed the articles of many Munster based sports writers. But we are a parochial bunch and there’s no denying that. This ethos that holds so strong […]

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Thomond experience to scare Clermont to defeat

Thomond experience to scare Clermont to defeat

| December 11, 2008

“NOUS vivons tous dans un sous-marin jaune”. The song the Clermont fans sang last weekend after beating Munster. Losely translated it states that they all live in a yellow submarine. The song that will greet their men this weekend will be “Bienvenue à la maison de la douleur” – Welcome to the house of pain. […]

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Munster name extended squad for Clermont

Munster name extended squad for Clermont

| December 11, 2008

On a foggy and cold Wednesday evening, the gathered media and press gang at the UL Arena were given details of the extended squad that Tony McGahan will stew over the next 24 hours as he aims to select a side able to overturn last weekend’s defeat to Clermont in the Heineken Cup. McGahan has […]

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AIL leagues reviews and previews December 13/14

AIL leagues reviews and previews December 13/14

| December 11, 2008

A WIN for Garryowen was to be the only success that the Limerick based top flight clubs would see last weekend as Shannon, UL Bohemian and Young Munster would all fall to second half defeats and leave Clontarf perched on top of the league division one with six wins from six outings.

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Drom crowned high kings of Munster

Drom crowned high kings of Munster

| December 8, 2008

IN a battle akin to the era of the high kings in ancient Ireland, Dromcollogher-Broadford survived a flurry of attacks on their land in the closing minutes at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday to capture the senior provincial crown for the first time and now await the winners of the Crossmaglen v Ballinderry Ulster replay. […]

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