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Thomond Park Naming Rights |”Serious Conversations” Have Taken Place

Thomond Park naming rights

Munster CEO Ian Flanagan has confirmed that “serious conversations” have taken place regarding the potential naming rights for Thomond Park. The famous Limerick rugby ground has long been earmarked for naming sponsorship and although this was met with resistance during the southern province’s heyday in the 2000s, there is a growing understanding and acceptance that this needs to be established …

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“James Has Received A Doping Ban & That Will Always Be Associated With Him”

James Cronin Doping

Munster Rugby CEO Ian Flanagan has said that he is happy with the investigative process which was undertaken regarding the anti-doping violation committed by James Cronin.  Cronin received a one-month ban after testing positive for the banned substances, prednisolone and prednisone, after Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 last November. Cronin’s ban is considered lenient by some, particularly Sport …

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Munster Provide Injury Update On Joey Carbery And Tadhg Beirne

Joey Carbery Injury

Munster Rugby have issued a squad update as the southern province begin their first day of training ahead of the season restart which is expected at the end of August.  On the injury front, Joey Carbery is still rehabbing his wrist and ankle injuries but he is expected to return to action in September. Tadhg Beirne, another long-term absentee who …

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Every New Signing Made By The Irish Provinces This Summer

Provinces Signings

The resumption of the northern hemisphere rugby season is getting closer.  Many clubs across Europe are already back in training. In Ireland, Munster and Leinster will return to training next week while Connacht and Ulster will be back out on the paddock on June 29. For the Irish provinces, the Guinness PRO14 season is expected to return at the end …

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Munster Announce Team As They Take First Step Into The World Of ESport

Munster eSports

Munster Rugby or, Munster Rugby Gaming, to be exact, have announced their roster for the coming season as the famous rugby club takes its first step into the world of eSports. eSports, or ‘electronic-sports’ if you’re unfamiliar with the term, is a lucrative market which businesses and brands are watching with a keen eye as the world of competitive online …

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Jerry Flannery Lands Coaching Role With English Club Harlequins

Jerry Flannery

Former Munster and Ireland international Jerry Flannery has landed a coaching role with Gallagher Premiership outfit, Harlequins.  Flannery’s most recent role was as forwards coach with Munster but he departed the southern province last season alongside Felix Jones. Flannery was subsequently replaced by Graham Rowntree, while Jones was replaced by Australian legend, Stephen Larkham. The Limerick man, however, has now …

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“It Was A Horrible, Horrible Feeling” – John Hayes On Munster 2000 Heartbreak

John Hayes Munster

“Yeah…,” John Hayes replied with a weary sigh. A long pause follows before ‘The Bull’ begins his explanation as to what went wrong in south-west London, with the heartbreak of that day 20 years ago still very much inflicting pain despite the two decades which have passed since that groundbreaking 1999/2000 season. Today is the 20 year anniversary of Munster’s …

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“There Is An Appetite – Munster v The Crusaders Sounds Pretty Cool”

munster crusaders

Sam Whitelock has admitted his intrigue surrounding the possibility of southern hemisphere clubs facing their northern hemisphere rivals under the global rugby strategy mooted by Sir Bill Beaumont. Beaumont was re-appointed World Rugby chairman on Sunday with an annual cross-hemisphere tournament proving to be one of his main goals. If implemented, this would mean Japan and Fiji join the Rugby …

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Eir Sport Have A Friday Night Treat In Store For Irish Rugby Fans

munster leinster

Eir Sport are throwing it back this evening to nine years ago when Leinster and Munster faced off in the 2010/2011 Celtic League Grand Final. The powerhouse pair faced off following a rip-roaring season that saw both provinces, as well as Ulster, storm their way to the league semi-finals. Ulster’s prize for finishing third in the table saw them take …

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James Cronin Suspended For Unintentional Anti-Doping Violation

James Cronin doping

EPCR, the IRFU and Munster Rugby have confirmed that James Cronin will be ineligible for a period of one month due to an unintentional anti-doping violation.  Cronin was randomly selected for an in-competition anti-doping test following Munster Rugby’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round 2 match against Racing 92 at Thomond Park on 23 November 2019. The Cork man tested positive for …

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Quiz: Name The Historic Munster Side Which Won The 2008 Heineken Cup

Munster quiz 2008

After a disappointing 2006/2007 European campaign, Munster were back on track a season later with the final destination once again being Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium.  The stage of their maiden Heineken Cup victory just two years previously, Munster went into the final where they met Toulouse who contained some French rugby royalty in the shape of Fabien Pelous, William Servat, Thierry …

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