Munster Articles

Dundalk v Cobh Pirates

Pic taken by Ciaran Culligan,

All Ireland Junior Cup Round 8 Dundalk v Cobh Pirates, Mill Road (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set The unbeaten league leaders in Leinster host a Cobh Pirates side that made great progress last year but have failed to spark this season. The time seems right for Dundalk to make a big impact in this competition, there […]

Newcastle West v OLBC

Newcastle West

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 Newcastle West v OLBC, Newcastle West (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set A new dawn in Newcastle West as they embark on their first ever All Ireland Cup campaign. The visitors are Galway city side OLBC and they’ll receive a great welcome in the Limerick town but might find the […]

Connemara v St Mary’s

Connemara OLBC

All Ireland Junior Cup Connemara v St Mary’s, Monastery Field, Clifden (Saturday 2:30) For a few hours on Saturday, rugby aficionados in the west coast town of Clifden will feel like all is right in the world again. A chilly morning in the picturesque town, winter on the way and a whole host of rugby […]

Clonmel v Bangor

Stephen Pyke scores one of his two tries in Clonmel's 51-14 win over Kinsale on Sunday

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 Clonmel v Bangor, Ardgaoithe, Clonmel (Saturday 2:30) Scene set This is exactly the kind of novel and fascinating fixture that makes this competition so compelling. Two rising forces in two very different provinces. Bangor, the former AIL club finally back at the top table and making their debut […]

All Ireland Cup Form Guide

Evan Lett on the charge during February's All Ireland Junior Cup final win over Clogher Valley. Pic: Voicu Duma

One of the great success stories of the IRFU in the club game in recent years has been the All Ireland Junior Cup. It started in 2005, it still doesn’t get the final venue it deserves but as the race to qualify for the 16 team tournament has shown, thecompetition has captivated clubs all around […]

Munster Senior Cup Lessons

Kanturk Thomond Scrum

Munster Senior Cup If it’s upsets you like then the Munster Senior Cup provided very little at the weekend but as a form guide and an interesting insight into how AIL side’s are progressing during the three week break, the competition provided plenty. The big guns are all through to the last eight, Con, Munsters, […]

Munster Update

Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Sunday’s Challenge Cup action went largely to form with the big result of the day coming from Newcaslte West as they steam rolled Muskerry with surprising ease. While the Limerick finished well ahead of their Cork opponents last season, both sides were unbeaten coming into this one and a close battle […]

Munster Previews

St Senans

The Divisional Cups take centre stage in Munster this weekend as the leagues take a back seat for a couple of weeks. These competitions got lost in the calendar last year after an inexplicable decision to move them to the end of the season where the final actually clashed with the Junior Cup final. St […]

Munster Round Up

Newcastle West

Munster Junior League Division 1 Three sides remain unbeaten, Clonmel, Newcastle West (pictured) and Muskerry all won on Sunday. We’ll have team news and scoring details later this afternoon plus a full wrap, send team lists and scorers to Clonakilty 15, Clonmel 24; Galbally 6, Tralee 10; Kilfeacle 60, Kinsale 19; Muskerry 22, Cobh […]

Clonakilty 13, Clonmel 24

Neville Melbourne v Clonakilty RFC

Clonakilty 13 Clonmel 24 Clonakilty Scorers: Scott Sheehan try; Joseph Lee 2 pen, 1 con. Clonmel Scorers: Ronan Crosse and Neville Melbourne 1 try each; Conor Cooney 4 pen, 1 con. Game in a nutshell: Clonmel made it three from three with an impressive away result at Clonakilty on Sunday. They led 18-6 at half […]

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