Tag Archive | Donnacha Ryan

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 […]

Above & Beyond: Racing 92: 7 – Munster: 32

Above & Beyond: Racing 92: 7 – Munster: 32

  At the European Cup launch Rassie Erasmus said: “When you look at the pool, you look for the easy games and when you look at this group you quickly realise that you are the easy game. We have to change that perception.” Little did I think when I quoted that last October how events would unfold or […]

Academic Achievement: Munster: 47 – Zebre: 0

Academic Achievement: Munster: 47 – Zebre: 0

A Good Friday kick-off against Zebre was never going to match the interest levels of the last time we had a home game on that day (against Leinster in 2010) even if it was at one of the few venues with open bars in the city.  It was great to have the internationals back in […]

It’s a Meritocracy, kinda…

It’s a Meritocracy, kinda…

How can Munster secure Champions Cup qualification?  Is it enough to finish in the top 6 of the Pro12?  Can all four Irish provinces qualify?  I put together this short blog to confirm the qualification rules, taken from the official sites. • PRO12: The seven highest-ranked clubs based on their finishing positions in the league. The seven qualifiers must include […]

Penaltyfest and Misperceptions

Penaltyfest and Misperceptions

Munster arrived late at the Liberty stadium – 50 minutes before kick-off – due to their bus being delayed by a crash on the motorway and they remained on the back foot from the start as their handling and discipline let them down too often while the Ospreys were determined to get their league campaign back on track after losing 2 […]

Proud! Harlequins v Munster

Proud! Harlequins v Munster

And so it came to be!  I prophesied in my last blog: “The Red Army will do it’s part.  They will be loud and proud and especially RED.  Tickets are being sourced from anywhere and everywhere to boost the 3,700 allocated to Munster.”   I was confident that we would be there in numbers, in red and would make […]

Post Six Nations

Post Six Nations

As the dust settles on the 2013 Six Nations it is a good time to take stock on the impacts on Munster. The positives include the great form Conor Murray displayed, the experience for Stephen Archer of being involved in the Ireland team and getting his first cap in Rome, while Dave Kilcoyne who did not have […]