Tag Archive | Andrew Conway

Regrets, we have a few: Racing 92: 27 – Munster: 22

Regrets, we have a few: Racing 92: 27 – Munster: 22

A poor start; inaccurate execution at key moments; the inability to convert pressure, territory and possession into points; a missed opportunity to make history.  Yes we have a few regrets but I am also proud of the team for getting to the last four for the second year in a row.  They fought till the bitter end and […]

Warriors: Munster: 20 – RC Toulon: 19

Warriors: Munster: 20 – RC Toulon: 19

Warriors one and all, the Munster team wore the Irish Heart Foundation logo on their jerseys and showed us how big their hearts were as they faced up to the star-studded team of three-time champions Toulon.  Tackling themselves into the ground, they repelled everything Toulon threw at them from the first minute when Zebo and […]

Nollaig na mBan: Munster: 39 – Connacht: 13

Nollaig na mBan: Munster: 39 – Connacht: 13

Another baltic evening, a late kick-off, dangerous roads and the Aussie flu all contributed to a smaller crowd at Thomond Park albeit boosted by a good number of visiting supporters in green.  Those who came to support the home team were treated to a bonus point win built on containing Connacht despite their wind advantage […]

Second best first half: Munster: 24 – Leinster: 34

Second best first half: Munster: 24 – Leinster: 34

  A reality check that Munster are most definitely behind provincial rivals Leinster in the pecking order was provided in Thomond Park on a bitingly cold and breezy afternoon in Thomond Park.  Bragging rights are definitely with the visitors who have completed the double over Munster this season but there are no trophies given out in […]

Half time: Munster 5: Leicester 0 (or in the more standard format 33-10)

Half time: Munster 5: Leicester 0 (or in the more standard format 33-10)

“Until you hear the bell, the final bell” indeed!  Munster were not content for the visitors to claim a consolation score at the death and defended their line as if the result was still in doubt.  Penalties were conceded but it was a statement of intent.  It was important not to let the momentum shift at […]

Fatigue? Connacht: 20 – Munster: 16

Fatigue? Connacht: 20 – Munster: 16

The great expectations for this game arising from the strong team announced the previous day seemed to be justified in the opening minutes as Munster started strongly on a dry night in Galway.  Connacht could not get out of their own 22.  Bundee Aki won a turnover but shortly after a knock-on handed the advantage back to Munster.  From […]

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 […]