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No changes for Munster team to face Montauban

No changes for Munster team to face Montauban

| January 23, 2009

He said he would name his strongest side to face Montauban in their final pool one match, and that is exactly what Munster head coach Tony McGahan did.  Sticking with the side that dispatched of the English Premiership challenge of Sale last Friday night, McGahan noted the intensity and passion of the Munster team that […]

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The Sale that Munster blew out

The Sale that Munster blew out

| January 23, 2009

MUNSTER go to France with the view of bringing everyone back to Thomond Park again for a home quarter final. Last week I said O’Gara would be key and this week I stand by it. He may have not kicked to his absolute best from the kicking tee but his play throughout the game was […]

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‘Almost perfect’

‘Almost perfect’

| January 23, 2009

THE quote from Munster coach Tony Mc Gahan after last Friday night’s massive victory over Sale Sharks in the Heineken Cup. You would have to agree with him. It was almost perfect. The reason it wasn’t? Well, it did rain a little in the second half.

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Uncontested Scrums on IRB Agenda

Uncontested Scrums on IRB Agenda

| January 22, 2009

WITH a considerable amount of emphasis being put on the the break in play and intensity that can be lost when specialist props are forced from the field, the situation regarding the uncontested scrum is back up for debate. Most recently, Leinster’s Heineken Cup match against WASPS showed that and the uncontested scrum was a […]

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Ireland name extended Six Nations squad

Ireland name extended Six Nations squad

| January 22, 2009

Ireland Coach Declan Kidney has announced a 39 man squad for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations Championship which begins for Ireland when they take on France in Croke Park in just over two weeks time. The squad basically includes everyone ever to play rugby in the last six months. There are few absentees and even […]

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Delta Lloyd keeps the pressure on in leg 4

Delta Lloyd keeps the pressure on in leg 4

| January 21, 2009

HEADING north is the order of the day for the yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as the jostling for positions continues in earnest.Racing is keen amongst the fleet as the Irish yachts of Team Delta Lloyd and Green Dragon continue to do battle as they clock off the miles in leg four that […]

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Sports blog nominated in national awards

Sports blog nominated in national awards

| January 20, 2009

LIMERICK Post sports writers, Donn O’Sullivan and Andrew Carey, reaped the rewards of bringing some of the best sportsnews coverage to a worldwide audience when their Limerick Post Sports blog was nominated for a prestigious Irish Blog award in the category of Best Sports and Recreation Blog this week.

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Delta Lloyd moves up the pecking order early in leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race

Delta Lloyd moves up the pecking order early in leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race

| January 19, 2009

Delta Lloyd moves up to 4th position while Green Dragon falls back to 7th THE early stages of leg 4 in the Volvo Ocean Race is always a tense affair where the high performance racing yachts tease out the strategy and course for which they will sail to China.

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Six try Munster knock the wind out of Sale

Six try Munster knock the wind out of Sale

| January 17, 2009

A rampant and almost vintage Munster side dispatched the challenge of Sale Sharks in last night’s Heineken Cup round five pool decider at a packed Thomond Park. The English premiership team fell foul of a six try onslaught that saw Munster take on Sale up front and smother the side into a second half submission […]

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Warwick and O’Gara start for Munster v Sale

Warwick and O’Gara start for Munster v Sale

| January 15, 2009

Munster have named a formidable looking side to take on and soak the challenge that the Sale Sharks will bring to Thomond Park tomorrow nightin their Heieneken Cup clash in front of a sell out 26,000 crowd. The side sees number of changes from the last cup team selected to play Clermont in early December, […]

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