Tag Archive | Andrew Conway

Heart, grit and passion: Munster: 14 – Racing 92: 7

Heart, grit and passion: Munster: 14 – Racing 92: 7

Like the popping of a champagne cork, the outpouring of excitement, relief and delight after an hour of cut and thrust with neither side making a breakthrough was euphoric as we watched Conor Murray block down the box-kick, chase after the ball, gather it and score in the corner. Jumping for joy, cheering, waving flags, the noise levels […]

Old friends and new faces: Munster: 34 – Benetton: 3

Old friends and new faces: Munster: 34 – Benetton: 3

Finally!  I was delighted when Friday came, bringing with it the opening game of the season.  Unlike recent years, there had been no home pre-season friendly to ease us in and give us supporters an opportunity to warm up and fine tune our role as the 16th man.  As I arrived in Cork I noticed that some people had already invested in […]

Gutted but expectations for 2016/17 exceeded: Munster: 22  – Scarlets: 46

Gutted but expectations for 2016/17 exceeded: Munster: 22 – Scarlets: 46

The emphatic nature of this defeat hurts as the defence which has been a cornerstone of so many great results this season was breached six times.  Sometimes things just don’t go your way, with turnovers conceded, some poor kicking and handling.  The physical and emotional efforts of the long season took their toll on Munster who did […]

D-Day: Munster: 23 – Ospreys: 3

D-Day: Munster: 23 – Ospreys: 3

One more day out secured, a date with destiny in this most remarkable, emotional rollercoaster ride of a season.  A certain symmetry to end the Pro12 season as it began, facing the Scarlets.  That opening game and the manner of victory gave us plenty of hope.  Thirty two games later one of the few defeats since […]

Hunger: Munster: 50 – Connacht: 14

Hunger: Munster: 50 – Connacht: 14

With such intense competition for places there was no danger that this “dead rubber” would be a damp squib or a banana skin. Players looking to cement places in the semi-final 23 or to show that they would be ready to step up if opportunity arose brought great hunger and intensity to their performances. Winning […]

“…Homeward, Tae think again” Munster: 10 – Glasgow Warriors: 7

“…Homeward, Tae think again” Munster: 10 – Glasgow Warriors: 7

It was intense, it was unrelenting, end to end action, full of physicality with exclamations of “Wow” at some of the skills on display and groans/cheers at the errors depending on which side made them!  Glasgow travelled to Cork in search of a crucial away win to salvage their league play-off ambitions.  Hence, despite a short turnaround […]

Red Army Rising: Munster: 41 – Toulouse: 16

Red Army Rising: Munster: 41 – Toulouse: 16

The crowd were into it from the start, cheering as Keith Earls soared to claim the ball before protesting a nasty tackle on Duncan Williams in the opening minutes. Not only was it late but as it entailed a forearm to the throat it resulted in a yellow card for number 8 Cros.  The resultant penalty […]