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Tyler Bleyendaal is named Munster Player Of The Year

Tyler Bleyendaal is named Munster Player Of The Year

Munster Rugby featured in some major awards recently with Rassie Erasmus named Coach of the Season at the Guinness Pro12 awards while Munster and Ireland’s Conor Murray was voted the Zurich Players’ Player of the Year for 2017 by his peers at the 15th annual awards...

Munster prove too strong for Connacht

Munster prove too strong for Connacht

Munster proved too strong for near neighbours Connacht. Last year in the corresponding fixture Connacht sped back up the M17 with their first Thomond Park victory in 29 years before going on to win the Guinness Pro12. Guinness PRO12 Round 22 Munster 50 Connacht 14...

Saracens put brave Munster to the sword

Defending champions Saracens swept to victory when they put Munster to the sword with two second half tries in the semi final of this year’s Champions Cup. European Champions Cup semi final Munster 10 Saracens 26 Aviva Stadium was packed with 51,300 mainly Munster...

Munster Rugby qualify for Pro12 play-offs

Munster Rugby qualify for the Pro12 play-offs after a closely contested game against rivals Ulster. With seconds remaining a collective sigh of relief could be heard around Thomond Park when Paddy Jackson’s last-gasp drop goal attempt sailed wide of the mark. Guinness...

World record breaking scrum for Axel

Anthony Foley’s legacy was given a global stage when LIT students entered the Guinness World Records with their ‘Scrum for Axel’ overturning the existing record for the largest scrum ever when 1,740 literally put their shoulders behind the initiative. Held at the...

Munster to play Saracens after taking out Toulouse

“The scoreline is flattering but we’re delighted to be in the semi-finals again,” Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is nothing if not under-stated. For the first time in eleven years he has led a Munster team back to the the penultimate stage in search of...

St Senan’s celebrate North Munster U13 League win

St Senan’s celebrate North Munster U13 League win

St Senan's under 13 players celebrated a first underage trophy for the club with a hard fought win against the Newport/Ballina-Killaloe amalgamation on Sunday. St Senans RFC 22 Newport/ Ballina-Killaloe 17: North Munster U13 Conference League Final By Robbie Hoban On...

ERC rugby returns to Thomond Park with visit of Toulouse

ERC rugby returns to Thomond Park with visit of Toulouse

Munster face their biggest challenge of the season when they play host to the rich and powerful French side Toulouse in the European Cup quarter final at Thomond Park on Saturday kicking off at 5.45pm. This will be the 157th European Cup game for both sides with a...

Munster collapse gifts rare victory to Scarlets

A second half Munster collapse gifted Scarlets with a rare victory in Thomond Park after the home side appeared to be cruising at half-time when they were deservedly in front by 21-6. The loss has cost Munster their place at the top of the table after Leinster...

Magpies supply Munster mascot

Magpies supply Munster mascot

Munster captain Peter O'Mahony with mascots Dylan Quirke and 7-year-old Cathal Murphy from Clarecastle. Cathal is the son of local Fine Gael councillor Paul Murphy. A keen sportsman, he plays with Ennis RFC and, of course, also hurls with the Magpies. Photo by Eugene...

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