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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 […]

Eye on the Prize: Benetton Treviso: 14 – Munster: 34

Eye on the Prize: Benetton Treviso: 14 – Munster: 34

Twenty one league games later, Munster’s consistency and ability to close out tight games has been rewarded with a home semi-final.  With just three losses – away to Leinster plus at home to Cardiff and Scarlets – to have secured a home semi-final before the final round of the league shows the progress made as the team built on […]

We have Dreams and Songs to sing: Munster: 10 – Saracens: 26

We have Dreams and Songs to sing: Munster: 10 – Saracens: 26

While the head expected a Saracens win, my heart and dreams were hoping for another heroic Munster victory.  The Red Army were there in great numbers to do what they could to swing the game in Munster’s favour but Saracens proved why they are champions of Europe and of England. Traffic nightmares on the M7 made it a […]

“…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 […]

Double Delight!  Zebre: 14 – Munster: 50

Double Delight! Zebre: 14 – Munster: 50

The bonus point win against Zebre was welcome but the real bonus was discovering that Ospreys had lost in Treviso!  As a result Munster leap-frogged them into second place in the table to take their destiny back into their own hands after 18 rounds of the league.  The remaining home games will be tough with Glasgow, Ulster and […]