Munster Articles

Drop in Playing Numbers

DLSP Dundalk

In the Village magazine this month, former Leinster player Jim O’Callaghan’s outlined a key issue facing those involved in developing rugby around Ireland. The article Rugby Surrendered its Social Benefit, discusses the rapid decline of rugby at amateur level pointing to the American football model as the possible direction we are heading. This week,’s […]

Ulster Are Champions


A grand slam is a fine way to end a long wait for a Junior Inter-Provincial title and Ulster completed the job on Saturday with a highly impressive 20-7 victory over title holders Leinster at Ashbourne. From the very outset of the competition, Ulster have been a team on a mission under the guidances of […]

Shannon 33, Clonmel 19


Munster Junior Cup Final Shannon 33 Clonmel 19 Shannon are Munster Junior Cup champions after over 160 minutes of one of the more absorbing finals in the long history of the competition. After last week’s draw in Thomond Park, the action moved to Cork on Sunday and proved no less dramatic but this time, the […]

Junior Inter Pro Update


It is the final weekend of action in the Junior Inter-provincial and Ulster are on course for a long awaited title having come up just short in recent seasons. Jason Morgan’s men need just a single point from their trip to Ashbourne this weekend where they’ll face a Leinster side chasing a first win. Even […]

PODCAST: Munster Junior Cup

Clonmel Shannon

Great tries and non stop drama were the order of the day at Thomond Park last Sunday as Clonmel and Shannon played out a 16-16 draw in the Munster Junior Cup final. After the game, contributors Rob Murphy and Alan Deegan recorded a podcast to review a superb game of rugby and look ahead […]

Clonmel 16 Shannon 16

Clonmel Shannon

Munster Junior Cup Final Clonmel 16 Shannon 16 Clonmel Scorers: Alex Sheehan 1 try, Conor Cooney 3 pens, 1 con. Shannon Scorers: Ronan McKenna 1 try, 3 pens, 1 con. Rob Murphy at Thomond Park Pulsating is the the only word for it all. A Cup final that will have a solid place in the […]

Ulster on the Verge

The long wait for a Junior Inter Provincial title in Ulster is almost over after round two of the Junior Inter Provincial series on Saturday. The men in white overwhelmed Munster 35-0 in Carrickfergus on Saturday to move five points clear of both Munster and Connacht in the league standings with a vastly superior points […]

Clonmel v Shannon Preview

Shannon St Senans

Munster Junior Cup Final Clonmel v Shannon, Thomond Park, Sunday (5:00). All major provincial cup finals belong in the big stadiums of the respective provinces and kudos to the Munster Branch for opening up Thomond Park for Sunday’s decider. The late kick off might actually work well too, and there is a general consensus that […]

Clonmel into Final

Young Munster Clonmel

Munster Junior Cup Semi Final Clonmel 25 Young Munster 22 The remarkable progress of Clonmel RFC is showing no signs of slowing down after their battling home display was enough to oust Young Munster and book them a place in the Junior Cup final next Sunday against Shannon at Thomond Park (Ko 2:30). Denis Leamy’s […]

Junior Inter Pro Wrap

leinster jr v munster jr

A superb second half fight back helped Munster to a 22-17 win over reigning champions Leinster in Cobh on Saturday. The men in blue led 17-3 at half time after a rip roaring start to the defence of their title but the 2013 champions fought back at the Cork venue to secure a memorable win. […]

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