Munster Articles

All Ireland Junior Cup Draw

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

The draw for the first round of the Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup is out and it should get Junior Rugby enthusiasts talking even at this early stage in the season. Reigning champions Enniscorthy will begin the defence of their title against the side they beat in last year’s semi final, Portadown. Last year’s […]

UBL Restructuring in Detail


The new Ulster Bank All Ireland League structures have finally being released by the IRFU with plans unveiled to change the league structure into five divisions of ten next season. We’ll have some opinion on it all int he coming days but to start with, here’s a quick guide to what has changed and how […]

Munster Results

The Munster season continues to build slowly towards league action with regional cup action continuing this weekend.Castleisland one the Tipperary derby and Skibbereen were in fine form. Mc Elligott Cup Tralee 10, Castleisland 11; Cork County Cup Skibbereen 20, Muskerry 3;

The New Season on


Hi folks, Rob Murphy here, creator and editor of The new season is upon us and will be looking to keep track of all the big stories and events in club rugby across the country over the next ten months. The first port of call though is to update you on what has […]

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 […]

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