Leinster handed major fitness boost for URC semi-final against the Bulls as Ireland star cleared for crucial clash
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by Niall McGrath
3d ago
LEO Cullen has been handed a vital boost ahead of tomorrow’s URC semi-final against the Bull in Pretoria. The Blues will have to get over the line on South African soil if their season is to progress to the final game of the competition. Garry Ringrose will return for Leinster on Saturday against the BullsJack Conan will also return to the bench after missing last weekend’s win over Ulster And the Dublin based side have been handed a huge boost as Ireland centre Garry Ringrose has been cleared fit to play. Ringrose is set to make his first appearance for club or country since January on hostil ..read more
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I don’t like the way Peter O’Mahony’s being treated – Munster legend tears into province’s ‘premeditated’ handling
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by Vincent Whelan
3d ago
ALAN QUINLAN has torn into Munster over what he perceives as ‘premeditated’ mistreatment of Peter O’Mahony. The Munster legend made the starling accusation while appearing on Off the Ball Breakfast. The Ireland captain was taken off after 46 minutes of last week’s win over Ospreys in a continuation of a recent patternThe Cork native spoke publicly about the protracted nature of his contract talks for the first time on TuesdayQuinlan compared O’Mahony’s situation to when he felt like he was being phased out after 14 years lining out for The Reds He claimed: “I don’t like the way Peter O’Mahony ..read more
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Courtenay Meredith dead at 97: Last surviving member of legendary Wales rugby side dies as tributes pour in
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by Henry Tomlinson
4d ago
FORMER rugby star Courtenay Meredith has died at the age of 97. The former Wales and British and Irish Lions ace made his name during the 1950s. AlamyCourtenay Meredith (third row left) has died aged 94[/caption] He was the last survivor from the Welsh side that beat New Zealand in 1953Rex Meredith was the last survivor from the Welsh side that earned victory over New Zealand in 1953. This achievement has not been matched since. Meredith was a prop as was a part of the Lions team that toured South Africa in 1955. He also played four Tests as part of an all-Welsh front row with Bryn Meredith an ..read more
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Peter O’Mahony admits Munster contract talks were lengthy and ‘messy’ as he opens up on retirement plans
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by Diarmuid OCarroll
5d ago
MUNSTER and Ireland talisman Peter O’Mahony believes he still has enough left in the tank to keep going for one more season. O’Mahony was speaking on Tuesday as preparations continued for Munster’s home URC semi-final with Glasgow Warriors this Saturday evening at Thomond Park. O’Mahony returns to Munster training this weekO’Mahony with Conor Murray after captaining Ireland to Six Nations glory It was the first time he had spoken to the media since O’Mahony captained Ireland to yet another Six Nations title in March. It’s also O’Mahony’s first time speaking since signing a one-year deal with M ..read more
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IRFU announce Emerging Ireland October tour as youngsters get chance to prove themselves in South Africa
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by Diarmuid OCarroll
6d ago
THE IRFU HAVE ANNOUNCED that they will send an Emerging Ireland squad to South Africa in September for a three-game tournament in Bloemfontein. Ireland’s defence coach Simon Easterby will once again assume head coaching duties, a role Easterby served in their last tour in 2022. Emerging Ireland had a successful 2022 tourIt’s good managerial practise for Easterby ahead of the 2025 Six Nations The decision indicates Easterby will take charge of Ireland’s 2025 Six Nations campaign when Andy Farrell will be away with the British and Irish Lions. The tour is designed to give players on the fringes ..read more
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Former Munster star and current South Africa centre throws shade at Ireland & Andy Farrell ahead of summers test series
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by Niall McGrath
1w ago
EX-Munster centre Damian de Allende has questioned the drive of Ireland players under boss Andy Farrell. The current South Africa international centre also reckons Irish people are ‘not emotional’. South Africa’s Damian De Allende took aim at Ireland and Andy Farrell ahead of the summer test seriesThe former Munster star then proceeded to question the ‘emotional drive’ of Ireland players, and the country as a whole, in an incredible rant De Allende was speaking with Rugby Pass when he made the astonishing rant ahead of Ireland’s two-test tour of South Africa later this summer. After two season ..read more
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Peter O’Mahony’s wife Jessica looks unrecognisable in adorable childhood pic as she challenges fans to do the same
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by Andrew Ryan
1w ago
JESSICA O’MAHONY challenged her Instagram followers to “tap in” after sharing a throwback photo from when she was a child. The wife of Munster and Ireland titan Peter O’Mahony shared a pic of herself from when she was young, alongside a family member, to the social media platform. Jessica O’Mahony shared a photo of herself from when she was youngerAnd the wife of Peter O’Mahony challenged her fans to do the same She then sent a message to her over 101,000 followers, saying: “Everybody tap in. Let’s see you as a kid.” While Jessica is sharing pics from when she was a kid, her 34-year-old husban ..read more
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Leinster star Robbie Henshaw keen to move on from Champions Cup final loss to Toulouse ahead of Ulster URC clash
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by Diarmuid OCarroll
1w ago
ROBBIE HENSHAW has stressed that the Leinster squad are keen to move on from last month’s Champions Cup final defeat to Toulouse. An ever-present throughout the pool stages of the competition as well as the earlier knockout rounds, Henshaw also played every minute of their extra-time loss to the Top 14 outfit in north London on May 25. Henshaw would much rather focus on the URCThe Blues lost their third Champions Cup final loss in a row He had been hoping to add to the Champions Cup crown he secured back in 2018 but the Westmeath native ultimately suffered a fourth European showpiece loss in t ..read more
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Coach Anrew Goodman still has faith in Leinster attack after poor Champions Cup performance
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by Diarmuid OCarroll
1w ago
ANDREW GOODMAN insists he has not seen any glaring issues with Leinster’s attack. It is an area of their game that has come under the microscope recently. Goodman will join the Ireland set-up next yearToulouse is still fresh in Leinster’s mind Despite having numerous entries into the opposition’s 22 over the course of a contest that ran for 100-plus minutes, Leinster only managed a single try — an extra-time effort by Josh van der Flier — in their Champions Cup final defeat to Toulouse last month. While the arrival of Jacques Nienaber as senior coach was always going to lead to an increased em ..read more
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Eagle-eyed fans say Peter O’Mahony’s son ‘didn’t lick it off a stone’ after spotting pose in family pic post-Munster win
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by Andrew Ryan
2w ago
PETER O’MAHONY’S family were in attendance at Thomond Park as Munster secured top spot in the United Rugby Championship. Graham Rowntree’s men produced a thrilling second-half comeback to beat Ulster and secure home advantage in the URC knock-out stages. Munster beat Ulster in the United Rugby ChampionshipSeb Daly/SportsfilePeter O’Mahony brought his family onto the pitch afterwardsInstagram/jeskaomahonyAnd fans were struck by his son Theo’s pose in the picInstagram/jeskaomahony Richie Murphy’s Ulster led 17-7 at the break and stretched that out to 24-14 in the second half. However, Clarke’s 6 ..read more
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