Munster To Host London Irish & Exeter Chiefs In August

Munster Rugby can confirm two pre-season games for Irish Independent Park in August ahead of the 2018/19 campaign. Declan Kidney’s London Irish come to Cork on Friday, August 17, and Premiership runners-up Exeter Chiefs visit for a first-ever meeting between the sides on Friday, August 24. Both matches kick off at 7.30pm. The games will see Munster play […]

Munster Team Named For PRO14 Semi-Final

The Munster side to face Leinster in tomorrow afternoon’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final at the RDS Arena has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan. There is one change to the starting XV that defeated Edinburgh in the semi-final qualifier at Thomond Park two weeks ago as John Ryan comes into the side at tighthead […]

Henness And Murnane Crowned Borris Mile Champions

Quantity and quality was the name of the game at the second annual Borrisoleigh Mile which was sponsored by Declan Maher Financial Services as close on 600 participants streamed over the finish line in the village square. Right from the start, a fantastic battle up front developed between Nenagh’s Tom Hennessy and MSB’s John Coghlan […]

Munster team named to face Ulster

The Munster team has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan for tomorrow evening’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Ulster at Thomond Park (5.35pm). Mike Sherry and James Cronin will both earn their 100th Munster caps in the clash with Sherry captaining the side for the first time since 2013. Stephen Fitzgerald makes his second […]

Earls Named Munster Player Of The Year

Keith Earls was announced as Munster Player of the Year at the annual Munster Rugby Awards, in association with the Irish Independent. The event took place at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs in Cork with 11 awards presented to worthy recipients involved in professional and domestic rugby in Munster. Centre Sammy Arnold was named as […]

Day 2 – That’s a wrap as Willie Mullins edges in front in the Champion Trainer Title Race training 6 of the 7 winners on today’s card

The Champion Trainers Tiltle Race has taken a turn this evening with Willie Mullins training a remarkable 6 of the 7 races at Punchestown today. This saw him steal the lead on Gordon Elliott by less than 50,000 and with just 3 days to go before the curtain come down on the 2018 National Hunt […]

Fabulous Further Entries Announced for Punchestown

  – Cheltenham Grade 1 winners Farclas, Footpad, Penhill and Samcro all in mix   – Star mares Apple’s Jade and La Bague Roi bidding to bounce back   The countdown is underway for the 2018 Punchestown Festival following today’s publication of the Grade 1 entries for the meeting’s final three days.   The Festival […]

Munster team named to face Southern Kings

CJ Stander to Captain Munster A much changed Munster side will take on the Southern Kings for the first time in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday at Outeniqua Park, George (7.35pm/6.35pm Irish). George native CJ Stander, who turned 28 yesterday, will captain the province and is one of five players to retain their place from last weekend’s […]

Top Jumping Names Head to Punchestown Festival – Entries Released

Cheltenham feature race winners Samcro, Altior and Balko Des Flos among superb entries for opening two days   Fabulous Grade 1 entries are revealed today for the opening two days of Ireland’s National Hunt showpiece, the 2018 Punchestown Festival.   Staged over five days from Tuesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 28, this year’s Festival boasts massive prize […]

Munster A Team Named for Quarter-Final Against Leinster

Head Coach Peter Malone has named the Munster A team to face Leinster A in the British and Irish Cup quarter-final at Donnybrook tomorrow (3pm). Defending champions Munster qualified from B&I Cup Pool 1 having secured five wins from six games as they finished second to Bedford Blues. The squad for tomorrow’s game contains 12 senior players with eight […]

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