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Five Players That Will Light Up The Munster Hurling Championship

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The Munster Hurling Championship starts with a bang this weekend, as Cork travel to Thurles to renew one of the great rivalries in Irish sport. Ahead of four huge fixtures, we look at five players who can light up the grand-daddy of all provincial championships over the coming weeks. _____ Patrick Curran (Waterford) There was a worry last year that …

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Munster Rugby Absolutely Nail The Running Man Challenge

CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE - DECEMBER 14: Simon Zebo of Munster looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool one match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Munster at Stade Marcel Michelin on December 14, 2014 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It seems that after a long, arduous and disappointing season, that Munster Rugby has finally regained some form… albeit in a car video add….. dancing….. doing the Running Man. One would be forgiven for being under the impression that it is all doom and gloom within Munster Rugby if Anthony Foley’s concrete sour puss is anything to go by. But …

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An In-Depth Review Of Munster’s Disappointing Season

LIMERICK, IRELAND - DECEMBER 12: Leicester celebrate as Michael Fitzgerald scores the second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Munster and Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park on December 12, 2015 in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It’s been a difficult year for Munster Rugby, and the trials and tribulations they’ve faced have been well documented over the course of the season. While it was ultimately a disappointing campaign, two wins to secure Champions Cup qualification was an excellent sign-off note and a positive way to finish the year. _____ The Positives The continued excellence of CJ …

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Denis Hurley Announces His Departure From Munster

LIMERICK, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 16: Denis Hurley of Munster celebrates his teams win following the tour match between Munster and the Australian Wallabies at Thomond Park on November 16, 2010 in Limerick, . (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Munster legend Denis Hurley has this evening announced that he will be leaving the province, on his Instagram account. The versatile outside back was involved in many a famous day for Munster, including their 2008 Heineken Cup triumph, and their 2010 win over Australia. One last walk out My wife nabbed this pic after the end of season game on …

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CJ Stander Voted IRUPA Players’ Player Of The Year

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: CJ Stander of Ireland hands off Sam Warburton of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

South African born CJ Stander has been voted as the IRUPA players’ player of the year. The Munster and Ireland convert overcame stiff competition in the voting, nominated against Robbie Henshaw, Jack McGrath and Rory Best who have all had superb seasons and were each more than deserving of the accolade. Stander however has been exceptional this season, making his …

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IRFU To Hand Each Irish Province €1 Million To Allow Them Compete With European Super Clubs

Heineken Cup Final: Munster v Biarritz Olympique

The Irish provinces could be competing for some of the game’s biggest names. When it became apparent that none of Ireland’s provinces would be competing in the knock out phase of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, some commentator’s wondered whether they would be able to challenge the likes of Toulon and Saracens again. Indeed, at times throughout this season, it …

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The Northern Hemisphere ‘Top Try Scorers’ XV

As the domestic seasons in the Northern Hemisphere begin to draw to a closer, we look at the players in the Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro 12 and Top 14 who have scored the most tries. As the Super Rugby season is well under way, it would be unfair to compare players from that competition to those in the other hemisphere. …

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Watch: Shortlist For Pro 12 Try Of The Season

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 30: Tommy Seymour of the Glasgow Warriors after the Guinness Pro 12 final match between Munster and Glasgow Warriors at Kingspan Stadium on May 30, 2015 in Belfast, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The 2015-16 Guinness Pro 12 season has been a campaign unlike any of it’s 14 predecessors as the established status quo has been demolished with the league turning on it’s head somewhat, seemingly keeping in line with the pantheon of modern day sports. We have witnessed a changing of the guard at the summit of the table with seasonal stragglers …

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Exclusive: Shane Horgan Does Not Believe Munster’s New Coaching Set Up Will Work

Shane Horgan criticised the manner in which Munster have handled the appointment of Johan Erasmus. Yesterday we had the pleasure of enjoying a long and varied conversation with Shane Horgan as part of his association with the Heineken Rugby Club. Although we covered a number of topics, given that Munster had announced Johan Erasmus as their new director of rugby, it took precedence. However, …

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Peter Stringer: The Story Of An Irish Sporting Injustice

RBS 6 Nations: Scotland v Ireland

Peter Stringer is just two appearances short of achieving a century of international caps. In a packed Lansdowne Road in February 2000, a crowd witnessed history but they didn’t know it yet. They would watch the debuts of two of Ireland’s sporting legends unfold. The 9 & 10 partnership for the ages. Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara. The pair did not look …

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Five Issues Johan Erasmus Must Address If He Is To Turn Munster Around

Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus will have to act fast in order to stem Munster’s decline. Make no mistake about it, the appointment of Johan Erasmus as Munster’s new director of rugby is one of the most important decisions taken by the province during the professional era. Faced with declining attendances, consecutive pool stage exits in the European Rugby Champions Cup, and the …

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Report: Munster Have Appointed A New Director Of Rugby

Munster LIMERICK, IRELAND - APRIL 10: A general view of Thomond Park Stadium during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Munster and Northampton Saints at Thomond Park on April 10, 2010 in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It has been announced in recent weeks that Munster Rugby are set to appoint a Director of Rugby in order to boost their fortunes next season. The southern province crashed out of the European Champions Cup in the pool stages, and are well off the pace in the Pro12 league. They face a tough challenge to qualify for the ECC …

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European Champions Cup: Saracens Are The New Munster

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Billy Vunipola (C) of Saracens, celebrates after his team are award a penalty try during the European Rugby Champions Cup semi final match between Saracens and Wasps at Madejski Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

In Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final, Wasps played with reckless abandon at times and lit up the Madejski Stadium with some wonderful running rugby. However, it was Saracens’ ruthless efficiency and tactical awareness that won the game for them, not unlike the famous cup-winning Munster teams of old. Wasps’ potency is found within their back division: the sharp delivery of …

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