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Tipperary Recruit Niall Quinn & Alan Quinlan To Commercial Board

A host of prominent figures from the world of business and sport have been recruited to a commercial board, established by Tipperary GAA, to help with fundraising efforts for the county’s hurlers.  The board will be headed up by Portroe native, Declan Kelly, who is the Chairman and CEO of Teneo, who recently took over from Elverys Intersport as the official …

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Watch: ‘That’s A Shocking Call’ – Alan Quinlan Was Baffled By One Nigel Owens Decision Against Ireland

After some dramatic scenes saw Ireland snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the Stade de France on Saturday, some Irish fans criticized the performance of the highly respected Nigel Owens. Nigel Owens is widely regarded as the best referee plying his trade in the rugby realm. However, much like all other walks of life, even the best are …

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Alan Quinlan Calls Foul On Glasgow’s ‘Cynical and Dangerous’ Treatment Of Conor Murray

Former Munster and Ireland hard man Alan Quinlan and labelled Glasgow’s tactics against Conor Murray during their crucial Champions Cup clash on Saturday as ‘cynical and dangerous’. Munster emerged from Scotstoun Stadium with a 14-12 victory over Glasgow following a late try by Francis Saili which sealed their place in the final eight of the European competition. The game was …

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Anthony Foley’s Brilliant Career In Pictures

Heineken European Cup Semi-Final 6/5/2000 Munster Anthony Foley celebrates ©INPHO/Patrick Bolger

 Destined for great things: Anthony Foley scores a try on his Irish debut against England in 1995.   Anthony Foley in Action for Shannon against Young Munster in 1996. On the charge against Padova during the 1998/99 Heineken Cup season. Three Warriors: Alan Quinlan, Anthony Foley and Mick Galwey celebrate yet more Shannon success in 1998.   The Breakthrough: Foley and …

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Paul O’Connell Reveals How He Got The Nickname ‘Psycho’

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Some guys in rugby have nicknames given to them by the crowd like Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira. Others like Melbourne Rebels hooker James ‘Chibba’ Hanson have had their nickname long before they became professional rugby players while other players simply don’t need nicknames. Paul O’Connell would generally be viewed in the latter category among rugby fans, as the former Ireland captain’s performances …

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Exclusive – IRUPA CEO Omar Hassanein: The Stigma Of The Macho Rugby Player Is Being Broken Down

Omar Hassanein

IRUPA CEO Omar Hassanein was in Belfast on Tuesday night to speak as part of IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings panel discussions concerning mental health issues in rugby. Ulster and Ireland winger Tommy Bowe was at the event and said that it was encouraging to see “that IRUPA have committed to helping the rugby community and beyond come together and learn how to tackle their feelings”. …

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Opinion: Munster Will Continue To Get Worse Before They Get Better


Jack O’Toole takes an in-depth look at the problems Munster currently face.  Timothy Pina, an American writer, author, poet and screenwriter, once said: “Everything will usually get worse before it gets better, but when it does get better… remember all who put you down and all who helped you up. Forgive but never forget. Let Karma take care of all the rest.” …

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Johne Murphy’s Criticism Of Anthony Foley Is Brutally Honest

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Anthony Foley, the Munster head coach looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Munster at Welford Road on December 20, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johne Murphy hit out at Anthony Foley in January.  In the aftermath of Munster’s embarrassing defeat to a 14 man Stade Francias side earlier this season, there was so much criticism of Anthony Foley, it became easy to overlook certain aspects of it. Indeed, commentators and fans alike were drawn to the objective analysis delivered by Alan Quinlan on Sky Sports. …

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Alan Quinlan: Eddie Jones “Is A Poor Man’s Version Of Jose Mourinho”

Alan Quinlan launched a massive broadside against Eddie Jones this morning. Writing in this morning’s Irish Independent, not only did Alan Quinlan argue that Eddie Jones was both arrogant and disrespectful, but compared the England coach to Jose Mourinho. Eddie Jones is arrogant, a poor man’s version of Jose Mourinho, without as many medals or the Portuguese accent. Quinlan’s comments …

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Alan Quinlan Tells Eddie Jones To Get His Facts Right

Alan Quinlan of Munster celebrates victory

Eddie Jones recently compared Ireland to Stoke City. Although this weekend’s game against Ireland only represents Eddie Jones’ third game in charge of England, we have already become accustomed to the psychological ploys used in his pre match press conferences. So far we have heard the Australian born coach label Scotland as favourites before England’s opening Six Nations fixture in Murrayfield, and call …

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Alan Quinlan’s Analysis Of Peyper’s Refereeing In Line With National Sentiment

Like many others within the Irish rugby community, Alan Quinlan wasn’t impressed by Jaco Peyper’s refereeing performance on Saturday. In a case of week-old deja vu, Joe Schmidt’s charges came out of the gate like raging bulls on Saturday. Alas, they fell apart as a more physically dominant squad out-muscled them in the closing stages. Some may cite the loss as …

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Malakai Fekitoa Reveals Struggle With Anger Issues

All Blacks and Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa has revealed on his Instagram on Wednesday that he struggles with anger issues in an honest and confronting post. I’ve got a huge problem with anger. I don’t handle some situation very well on and off the field. I get really angry sometimes and flip out so I would like to Apologize publicly …

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Video: Brian O’Driscoll Comments On Munster’s Embarrassing Defeat

Brian O’Driscoll was forthright in his views on Munster’s defeat to Stade. Like many supporters, I found myself wanting to hear what Alan Quinlan had to say after Munster’s shambolic performance against Stade Francais yesterday. Given that Quinlan is a former team mate of Munster coach, Anthony Foley, many would have thought that the former flanker would have refrained somewhat in …

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Tributes Pour In For Mike Phillips After Retirement Announcement

Mike Phillips has been one of the greats of Welsh rugby over the past decade winning 99 caps. However, the Racing Metro scrum-half today announced that he has retired from international rugby. Naturally, tributes have been pouring in for the man who won three Six Nations titles under Warren Gatland, and toured with the Lions on two occasions. Massive respect …

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Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams – No. 5 Munster (2008)

It’s no secret that the Heineken Cup produced some truly vintage years for Munster rugby. Beginning with two final defeats and carrying through to their victory in the 2008 final, the men in red never took the field without their legendary passion and never-say-die attitude. While their most popular team was the one who repeatedly came so close in the …

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