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“Yeah You Do Worry About Lads Whose Contracts Are Up”

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Someone’s ears were burning.  Just as former Munster out-half and current Benetton 10 Ian Keatley was speaking to the media about how family life has altered his view on life and rugby, there was a brief interruption… “My daughter’s knocking on the door!” And that’s when Keatley’s two-year-old daughter, Beth, was introduced to the world of Zoom video conferencing as …

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Ian Keatley To Join Treviso At The End Of The Season

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Munster have confirmed that out-half, Ian Keatley, will join Benetton Treviso at the end of the season, after eight years with the province. Keatley joined Munster from Connacht ahead of the 2011/12 season, originally signing a two-year contract as a replacement for Paul Warwick. He made his debut against Dragons in September 2011. Since then, he has scored 1,247 points in …

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Munster’s Ian Keatley To Leave Province At The End Of The Season

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Munster out-half Ian Keatley is set to leave the provincial outfit at the end of this season for pastures new in Italy.  The Limerick Leader today confirmed that Keatley will join Benetton Treviso Rugby at the end of this season when his contract expires. The 31-year-old is yet to start for Munster this season falling behind new addition Joey Carbery, …

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Ian Keatley Reveals Some Of The Changes JP Ferreira Has Made To Munster’s Defence

Munster face into their biggest test of the season when they welcome Toulon to Thomond Park on Saturday for the Champions Cup quarter-final. When the draw was originally made, Munster supporters would have been confident that despite the difficulty of the fixture, their experience and home advantage would see them through to the semi-final stage for the second season in …

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“…Our Collective Will Hopefully Outdo Their Individuals”

Munster are going into unchartered territory this week where they are underdogs even though they are at home in a European Cup quarter-final. Munster’s injury crisis, in tandem with Toulon’s demolition of Clermont Auvergne at the weekend, has led many to believe that Toulon are favourites for the clash on Saturday. The southern province will be backed by a raucous …

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“He Loves Munster, He Loves Being There.” Conor Murray Is Delighted With Ian Keatley’s Form

This time two years ago, Munster were very much in a different place.  December 2015, the southern province succumbed to a defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, all but ending their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup for the second season in succession. During that time, Ian Keatley wasn’t performing well for the southern …

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Ian Keatley Returns To The Starting XV As Munster Bring Big Names Back To The Bench For PRO14 Clash

Munster have named their side for the Guinness PRO14 clash with South African side the Toyota Cheetahs. Rassie Erasmus has named five returning international players onto the bench as Niall Scannell, Rory Scannell, John Ryan, Dave Kilcoyne and Simon Zebo all look to make their season bows against the former Super Rugby side. The Director of Rugby has made one …

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Munster Confirm Jaco Taute Is Staying, But Donnacha Ryan And Five More Will Be Leaving

Munster Rugby Press Conference, UL, Limerick 27/3/2017 Jaco Taute

Munster have confirmed that Jaco Taute has officially signed with the province for the next two years. The former Springbok has proven to be a hugely popular figure since signing on a short-term contract last year, and keeping him was one of compatriot Rassie Erasmus’s biggest objectives this summer. That has now been achieved, with the centre signing a two-year deal …

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Four Irish Rugby Stars Facing Uncertain Futures

Munster Senior Cup Final, Irish Independent Park, Cork 26/2/2017 Cork Constitution vs Young Munster Ian Keatley of Young Munster Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne`

While things are never perfect in rugby, the current landscape, from an Irish perspective, is generally quite positive. In the Six Nations Ireland have bounced back from their disappointing performance against Scotland by aggressively and professionally dispatching both Italy and France, while both the Under-20s and women’s side are three from three and still in the hunt for grand slams. …

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Ian Keatley Being Lined Up For Premiership Switch [Report]

Ian Keatley looks set to leave Munster this summer. Despite being previously linked with moves to La Rochelle and Bayonne, according to the Irish Independent, it now looks as though Ian Keatley will leave Munster for the Worcester Warriors this summer. The fly-half, who was recalled to the Irish squad during the early rounds of the Six Nations, had suffered …

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Jared Payne Back In Irish Squad For Final Two Rounds Of The Six Nations

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Joe Schmidt the coach of Ireland is seen during the captains run prior to tomorrow's 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on February 3, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Following on from their 19-9 win over France last weekend, Joe Schmidt has named a 36 man squad for Ireland’s two remaining Six Nations encounters against Wales and England. Despite being out of action with a kidney injury for the last three months, Jared Payne makes an immediate return to the Irish squad alongside Leinster’s  Joey Carbery. Quinn Roux, who was a …

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Why Not Selecting Ian Madigan Points To A Wider Issue Within Irish Rugby

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It is difficult to find fault with the IRFU’s strategy upon initially introducing professionalism to Irish rugby. Despite calls from certain quarters for Ireland’s AIL teams of today to have been Ireland’s professional sides from the mid-1990s, the IRFU were quick to identify the hazardous consequences such a move would have guaranteed. Clubs such as Shannon and Blackrock College R.F.C. …

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