Munster Articles

Club Rankings 11th -15th

Ashbourne Roscrea

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs (11-15) Part 3 of our top 30 rankings, teams ranked 11th to 15th. Rankings are based on performances in Round Robin Qualifiers, provincial leagues, All Ireland Cup and provincial cup competitions. The relative strength of each of the four leagues was judged on results in qualifiers and the All […]

Club Rankings 6th to10th

Enniscorthy Coolmine

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs (6th to 10th) In part two of our Top 30 club series we focus on the teams ranked six to ten. We’ll be ranking the top 30 provincial clubs between now and the end of next week and we’ll also have a piece on ten clubs outside the top […]

Club Rankings Top 5

Wanderers celebrate

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs Over the next few days we’ll be listing our top 30 provincial league clubs from 2013/14. The series starts with the top five clubs and will continute tomorrow with clubs ranked six through ten, writes Rob Murphy. The initial focus of the rankings is on provincial league performances and […]

Podcast: Junior Inter-Pro

junior interprovincial ulster v leinster

The 2014 Junior Inter-Provincial series produced some exciting rugby and a dramatic final day as Leinster ended a four year wait for honours. Their coach, Dave Mahon sat down with Rob Murphy to review the series in full. They look back at a campaign where Ulster just couldn’t buy a break, Munster picked up two […]

Bright future for Clanwilliam


Clanwilliam have finished this season with a bang rather than a whimper, even in ultimate defeat. A first Junior Cup final appearance in 67 years underlines the potential of the Division 2 club and after Sunday’s defeat to Clonmel in the decider, we caught up with a disappointed but optimistic head coach Chisty Neilan. The […]

Clonmel 27, Clanwilliam 9


Munster Junior Cup Final Clonmel 27 Clanwilliam 9 Rob Murphy at Musgrave Park Clonmel Scorers: Brian Smith, Greg Carroll and Luke Hogan 1 try each; Conor Cooney 1 try, 1 pen, 2 cons. Clanwilliam Scorers: Brian Kissane 3 pens. The greatest day in the 122 year history of rugby in Clonmel came on Sunday afternoon […]

Clonmel Win Junior Cup

Clonmel Clanwilliam

For the first time in their 122 year existence, Clonmel are Munster Junior Cup Champions after a 27-9 victory over Clanwilliam on Sunday afternoon at a sunny and windy Musgrave Park. In a game that provided a lot more drama and excitement than the final winning margin of 18 points would suggest, the south east […]

Munster Junior Cup Preview

Clanwilliam Kilfeacle

Munster Junior Cup Final Clonmel v Clanwilliam, Musgrave Park, Sunday 2:30 In terms of the build up and the likely aftermath this is already a final for the ages. One of these two clubs are about to have a day that will rank as the best in their history (arguably the 1947 squad from Clanwilliam […]

Inter-Pro Previews

Ulster Munster

Junior Inter Provincial Series Round 3 Ulster v Leinster, Dromore, Saturday 2:30 This is almost a winner takes all contest in Dromore on Saturday, it would take an Ulster win and Munster beating Connacht by a landslide margin for it not to be at this stage. That makes the planning simple for both coaches, bonus […]



This year’s Munster Junior Cup has thrown up a few pretty big upsets and Sunday’s final is the first all junior club affair for ten years as Clonmel take on Clanwilliam at Musgrave Park on Sunday. We visited Clonmel RFC on Wednesday to sit down with some of the men involved in the club’s best […]

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