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# munster - Yesterday’s News

As it happened: Cork v Roscommon, All-Ireland U21 football semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as the champions of Connacht took on the Rebels for the right to take part in the All-Ireland under 21 final.

# munster - Friday 18 April, 2014

O’Connell returns, Henshaw back to centre as Munster and Connacht shuffle pack for inter-pro clash

Conor Murray is one of two scrum-halves on the Munster bench.

# munster - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Englishman Wayne Barnes to referee Munster’s clash with Toulon

The ERC has announced the full list of refereeing appointments for the European semi-final weekend.

Outdated view of Munster mentality ‘a curse’ — Conor Murray

The scrum-half thinks his team have no need to cling to an underdog status.

‘It’s another world out there’, but Murray ready to fill Munster’s number 10 jersey if needed

Injury to JJ hanrahan means that Munster have no recognised back-up at out-half, but the scrum-half is confident he could temporarily fill the void.

‘It’s only taken me seven months!’ – Nick Williams hitting form for Ulster

The explosive No. 8 believes the northern province can make up for Heineken Cup disappointment in the Pro12.

# munster - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

6 minor hurlers included in Tipperary side to face Waterford in Munster MFC opener

The teams meet in the Fraher Field in Dungarvan tomorrow.

# munster - Monday 14 April, 2014

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan ruled out of Connacht clash with groin tear

The province may be without the 21-year-old out-half for some time after he underwent an MRI scan today.

Everything up for grabs in frantic final weeks of Pro12

Just nine points separate the top four and there are still three inter-pros to be played in the final three weeks.

# munster - Friday 11 April, 2014

O’Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster’s analysis team — Penney

The head coach urged his captain not to rush his return to competitive rugby and instead focus on ‘getting himself right for the long term.’

Hanrahan, van den Heever among seven Munster changes for Warriors visit

Rob Penney has made five changes to his pack, including resting Paul O’Connell.

# munster - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Four Stars – 14 pics from Cork and Cavan’s golden age of U21 football

The Rebels and the Breffni maintained their dominance in Munster and Ulster last night.

Munster to bring former lock Mick O’Driscoll into coaching set-up next season

The 35-year-old Cork man will come on board as a ‘Technical Advisor’ to new head coach Anthony Foley.

# munster - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

Here’s the Waterford, Cork, Clare and Kerry teams for tonight’s Munster MHC action

Waterford travel to face Clare on Wednesday while Cork are at home to Kerry.

7 players from Munster winning team in Limerick minor side to face Tipperary

The sides meet in the Gaelic Grounds on Thursday night.

# munster - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Analysis: Munster’s breakdown and mauling power give them a Heineken Cup shot

We’ve pulled out the GIFs and videos to examine the strength of Rob Penney’s men in dismantling Toulouse last weekend.

# munster - Monday 7 April, 2014

O’Mahony undergoes scan as Munster confirm broken hand for Laulala

The province’s captain will learn the extent of his shoulder injury when he meets a specialist tomorrow.

The most notable stats after a mixed bag of a Heineken Cup weekend

Leinster’s missed tackles, Munster’s rucking efficiency and Ulster’s share of possession all feature.

Munster backs coach Simon Mannix set for move to French club Pau

The New Zealander will leave the southern province at the end of the current campaign.

Here’s what the French media are saying after the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

We’ve taken a look at L’Équipe, Midi Olympique and Rugbyrama to discover the alternative viewpoint on the action.

5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

It was a rollercoaster weekend of rugby with plenty of ups in Thomond Park.

# munster - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Murray gives ‘special mention’ to his forwards after armchair ride against Toulouse

The Munster scrum-half says his pack ensured yesterday’s Heineken Cup clash was an enjoyable outing for Munster’s clinical backline.

‘You’d probably love to stay in Ireland and keep it an All-Ireland semi-final’

Munster second row Paul O’Connell was thrilled by his side’s maul during yesterday’s victory over Toulouse in Limerick.

# munster - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Penney pays tribute to Thomond Park crowd as Munster deliver from 1 to 23

The Kiwi head coach says this afternoon’s performance ‘absolutely’ ranks as one of the finest during his time with Munster.

As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Rob Penney’s men looked to overcome a powerful French challenge in Thomond Park.

Botha heads into scrum battle with Toulouse confident in Munster’s power

The South African prop explains how the province has adapted to the demand for hooking and the removal of the hit.

Toulouse v Munster: The previous meetings between giants of European rugby

Despite their separate successful histories, the fixture has only been played four times in the Heineken Cup.

# munster - Friday 4 April, 2014

Here’s what the French media are saying about the Heineken Cup weekend ahead

We’ve taken a look at the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Rugbyrama to see what the other side are talking about.

O’Mahony recovers from hamstring issue to captain Munster against Toulouse

Rob Penney has made just two changes to his team, with James Downey also returning to the side at 12.

Ireland U18 Clubs name promising squad to travel to Three Nations Tournament

Leinster have 10 players included in the squad, with Munster providing six, Ulster two and Connacht just one.

Murray highlights Munster’s need for strong kick chase against Toulouse footwork

The Ireland international will play a key role in sweeping defensively, as well as directing attacking play at Thomond Park.

Stopping the offload and O’Mahony’s breakdown work the keys for Munster

Grenoble skills coach and former Munster scrum-half Mike Prendergast discusses the strengths of Toulouse.

# munster - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Paul O’Connell set for ‘mammoth task’ against offloading kings Toulouse Poc

Paul O’Connell set for ‘mammoth task’ against offloading kings Toulouse

The Ireland captain has highlighted the threats posed by the Top 14 side’s size, footwork and passing after contact.

# munster - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Toulouse dealt major blow as Johnston ruled out of Munster quarter-final

The gigantic Samoan prop will not play in Limerick after sustaining a neck injury last weekend.

Munster’s army will be in the stands – Toulouse coach Guy Novès

The experienced boss of the Top 14 side feels his men are in a good place ahead of the Heineken Cup quarter-final.

Munster’s Keatley enthusiastic about facing Toulouse’s 70% back three threat

The out-half explains that his province’s analysis of Saturday’s quarter-final opposition has been ongoing for seven weeks.

‘Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?’ – Penney’s pride in Munster scrum

The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.

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