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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 21 October, 2014


# munster - Yesterday’s News

O’Mahony encouraged to see Red Army out in force ahead of Saracens clash

Meanwhile, head coach Anthony Foley says no definitive progress has been made in the search for an extra back.

Just where do the provinces stand in Anglo-Irish relations?

It’s closer than you think says Whiff of Cordite.’s Irish XV of the Champions Cup weekend

Six Munster men, three Ulster players and six Leinster stars make our selection.


# munster - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Anatomy of a drop goal: How Munster beat Sale at the death

We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to pick apart the crucial moments in the endgame at the AJ Bell Stadium.

# munster - Saturday 18 October, 2014

5 talking points after Munster’s last-gasp win over Sale

Keatley’s mettle, Stander in beast mode, breakdown battle, midfield problems and the comeback.

Keatley keeps his cool to give Munster dramatic win away to Sale

Munster came from 16 points down to seal a typically dramatic win.

‘We’re Munster, they’ll want to have a go at us’ — Murray leads rejuvenated side to take on Sharks

Despite a shaky start to the season, Munster are favourites on their opening European road trip.

# munster - Friday 17 October, 2014

Jones insists Munster have proved crisis talk had no legs

Jumping to hasty conclusions. It’s an Irish thing, you know.

# munster - Thursday 16 October, 2014

5 important questions for Munster ahead of the Champions Cup

Back row selections, attacking progress, defensive aggression, Zeebs and the set-piece.

Analysis: Conor Murray the key man in Munster’s attacking game plan

The 25-year-old scrum-half is being used effectively by Anthony Foley and his coaching staff.

ROG: ‘People are probably judging Axel off what has happened in the past’

The ex-Munster and Ireland out-half believes his former province have strong first-team pillars in place.

# munster - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From Business ETC Iceland’s ‘master plan’ for Ireland continues with two new shops Munster

Iceland’s ‘master plan’ for Ireland continues with two new shops

The supermarket chain is opening two new stores, one in Cork and one in Waterford, which will create at least 44 new jobs.

‘I remember Deccy going around banging on doors to get fellas out of bed’

Munster head coach Anthony Foley explains the intricacies of an early kick-off against Sale on Saturday.

# munster - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off

There haven’t been many changes after the kerfuffle of the ERC breakaway, but here’s how the new competition will play out.

# munster - Friday 10 October, 2014

O’Donoghue captains Munster A while Leinster begin title defence

All four provinces have named their teams for the opening round of the British & Irish Cup.

Dates for December back-to-back Champions Cup clashes finally confirmed

Munster host Clermont in Limerick on the 6th, before travelling to France on the 14th.

# munster - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From Thunder, flooding and high winds tonight and tomorrow – especially in the West Irish Water

‘Munster didn’t do anything extravagant’ – Heaslip admits to Leinster frailties

The Ireland No. 8 pointed to weak breakdown work and soft defence as the reasons his side lost on Saturday.

Analysis: How did Munster stun Leinster at the Aviva on Saturday?

We’ve examined the southern province’s superb work at the breakdown, as well as their kicking strategy and attack.

# munster - Monday 6 October, 2014

From 200 jobs for Munster in software and meat processing Jobswatch

200 jobs for Munster in software and meat processing

The jobs will be based in Cork and Tipperary.

Leinster’s injury list grows with McFadden ruled out for six weeks

More positively, Luke Fitzgerald is ‘progressing really well,’ according to head coach Matt O’Connor.

Nothing changes public perceptions like a good inter-pro victory, eh Munster?

For all the success of Munster and Leinster, they still measure themselves against one another, write Whiff of Cordite.

VIDEO: Hey, Munster fans, relive the excitement of Saturday with this sexy highlights package

A condensed look at what was an absorbing, exhilarating and epic match.

# munster - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Matt O’Connor – ‘You need strong officials and I don’t think we had that tonight’

The Leinster head coach was displeased with the refereeing of the breakdown and the scrum.

‘Let’s do what we’re good at’ – Foley pleased with Munster’s direct attack

The southern province’s head coach says his side ‘were never down on themselves’ early this season.

Munster draw first blood with A victory over Leinster in Donnybrook

Munster draw first blood with A victory over Leinster in Donnybrook

Anthony Foley and his senior side will look to repeat the trick at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

# munster - Friday 3 October, 2014

Munster can give Foley a major boost with derby win over Leinster

The former No. 8 has not had the easiest ride in his opening months as Munster head coach.

# munster - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Jones happy with leadership role as Munster prep for ‘dangerous’ Leinster backs

The 27-year-old captained the province for the first time three weeks ago against Treviso.

# munster - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Munster’s BJ Botha: I can’t see myself playing anywhere else

The 34-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current season, but he is keen to stay with the province.

# munster - Monday 29 September, 2014

Connacht’s winning run ends, Ulster shocked and all the Pro12 highlights

Catch up on the action from what was, overall, a negative weekend for the Irish provinces.

# munster - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Foley feels fine margins cost Munster in home defeat to Ospreys

The southern province’s head coach was annoyed that his side played the game in the wrong areas of the field.

# munster - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Is Peter O’Mahony a 6,7 or 8 and does it even matter?

‘I’m not going to name myself down to a position at the moment,’ says the Munster captain.

# munster - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Brooms, bands and patience: Peter O’Mahony almost ready for Munster comeback

The Ireland back row told exactly how he has built up from a double shoulder reconstruction.

# munster - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Ireland and Munster lock Donnacha Ryan set for up to six months out

Worryingly, Keith Earls’ knee injury has not healed over the last five weeks and he will visit a consultant.

# munster - Monday 22 September, 2014

Peter Stringer finishes off a length-of-the-field Bath try against Leicester

The 36-year-old former Munster scrum-half is still in fine form.

Simon Zebo’s hat-trick and all the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

Catch up on all the scores as Connacht secured third position on the league table.

# munster - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Munster looking to claim interpro title with home victory over Connacht

Laura Guest and her teammates are expecting an ‘absolute battle’ at Tralee RFC this afternoon.

# munster - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Conway eager for consistency as he aims to fulfill rich promise in Munster

The 23-year-old was an underage sensation, but has potential for further growth as a senior player.

# munster - Monday 15 September, 2014

Leinster’s rout of Scarlets and the rest of the Irish highlights from this weekend’s Pro12

There were wins for all four provinces over the weekend

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