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Great Kerry Team? Maybe Not. All-Ireland Contenders? Absolutely.

If episode one of this year’s Munster Final could be sourced as the motion against Kerry’s hopes of All-Ireland glory in 2015, Saturday evening’s renewal might just have been the counterargument. With the exception of Kieran Donaghy and Johnny Buckley, none of the Kingdom’s starting fifteen would have been disappointed with their own individual performance. If the Kerry defence was …

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Video: Jaw Dropping Statue Of Paul O’Connell Unveiled By The Man Himself At Shannon Airport

An incredible statue of Paul O’Connell was unveiled yesterday in Shannon Airport. The sculpture stands six-metres high and depicts a high flying O’Connell moment during Ireland’s 43-13 battering of England in Croke Park during 2007’s Six Nations championship. The sculpture includes O’Connell’s former Munster team mates Donnacha O’Callaghan and John Hayes who were lifting him during the epic moment. The …

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Sports Doc Of The Week – ROG. The Ronan O’Gara Documentary

This week’s Sports documentary of the week is the wonderful and painfully honest ROG. The Ronan O’Gara documentary.  The documentary covers the final four years of O’Gara’s playing career, giving us unprecedented access to his public and private life. As well all remember, those four years were incredibly poignant for O’Gara. For the first time in his career there was …

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Why JJ Hanrahan Is A Must-Pick For Schmidt’s World Cup Squad

JJ Hanrahan has made a big statement to Joe Schmidt and his Ireland coaching staff with three try assists and a penalty and conversion in Emerging Ireland’s 25-0 win over Emerging Italy in the opening game of the Tbilisi Cup. Hanrahan was sensational for Allen Clarke’s side setting up Eoin Griffin, Stuart McCloskey and Andrew Conway for tries, while showing …

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CONFIRMED: O’Connell WILL Join Toulon After The World Cup

Mourad Boudjellal, owner of Toulon, last night confirmed that Paul O’Connell will join his club on a two year deal after the conclusion of this year’s Rugby World Cup. O’Connell was in France, to put pen to paper on a two-year deal late last night, in what was a dramatic transfer deadline day capture for the Gallic giants. After the …

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Tbilisi Cup Team Announced & It’s A Big Chance For Fringe Players To Stake A World Cup Claim

Emerging Ireland coaches Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey have named their side for the opening game of the Tbilisi Cup against Emerging Italy on Saturday, with Leinster backrower Rhys Ruddock captaining the Connacht heavy side. Ruddock has been named at blindside flanker for Ireland’s opening game against Emerging Italy and is joined in the starting side by Leinster teammates Jack Conan, Dan …

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The Bennett Brothers Story That Makes Waterford’s Weekend Win So Much Sweeter

Between hip injuries and studies, the Bennetts, Stephen and Shane came through Waterford’s battle against Cork with flying colours on Sunday. Waterford hurling is on a high after Sunday’s fantastic victory over Cork. Both Stephen and Shane Bennett had significant roles to play and both have different stories behind their appearances in Thurles yesterday. Along with their brother Kieran, Stephen and Shane made …

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So, Where Now For Munster Rugby?

A promising season all undone on the final day. Here we take a look at Munster’s season and what the future holds for Anthony Foley’s men. After suffering the huge disappointment of being knocked out in the group stages in Europe, Munster responded in impressive fashion with a series of solid performances in the league. Since the infamous day against Saracens …

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Paul O’Connell: A Small Tribute To A Massive Legend

Paul O’Connell is set to join European giants, Toulon, as early as next week, which means, unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to our beloved ‘Paulie’. POC has been an inspirational figure in Munster and Irish rugby, playing His (Yes He deserves a capital H) part in many famous victories down through the years. Here we take a look at some …

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Paul O’Connell Leads Song Rendition In Dressing Room As He Says Goodbye To Munster

Well it looks like it’a all over, Paul O’Connell is set to leave Munster it seems. Yesterday, Paulie said goodbye to Thomond Park Munster into PRO12 final, match report from a memorable day in Thomond here: http://t.co/gFLvU2zgjS #MunVOsp pic.twitter.com/1zo8Poy3VS — Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) May 23, 2015 An emotional day for Munster and Irish Rugby as Paul O’Connell said goodbye to …

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What Would An All-Irish Provinces Pro12 Team Of The Year look Like?

The Pro12 team of the year was announced earlier this month and with that in mind, Jonathan Fitzpatrick imagines just what an all Irish Provinces Pro12 team of the year would look like. Denis Buckley (Connacht) The loosehead’s crucial last minute try against Ospreys last weekend outlines his importance to Connacht’s cause. Excellent all season, Buckley is developing into a …

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The Pro12 Has Improved Under Its New Format

At the start of the season there was outrage, worry, debate and anger from all sides as a result of the new format for the Pro12. As we approach the end of the season, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth as we have seen a revitalised league that has grown in stature over the last year and it’s all thanks …

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Irish Province Revealed as Having Highest Rugby Attendance In Europe

European Professional Club Rugby has announced official attendance records for the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup.  The EPCR is the governing body and organiser of two European rugby union club tournaments and today it has announced whose fans are at the races for the continental clashes. Irish fans have been screaming for years that their fans are the best in the …

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ICYMI: Iain Henderson Red Card Vs Munster

Munster and Ulster clashed in what was the tie of the weekend, as the sides could not be separated at Ravenhill. A last minute conversion from Paddy Jackson leveled it at 23-23, but the main talking point was Iain Henderson’s red card. Was Nigel Owens correct to dismiss the Ireland international? Going by the letter of the law, Henderson can …

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5 Players Who Will Light Up The Munster SHC

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Following Thursday’s piece on five players who will light up the Leinster SHC, Brian Barry gives us his Munster equivalent. Cormac Murphy (Cork) Now in his second season in the Cork squad, Cormac Muphy has made the wing-back position his own. After stints in the UCC Fitzgibbon Cup side, the Mallow man has done enough to impress Jimmy Barry-Murphy. You …

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