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Monday 25 October, 2021

Friend backs Carty after out-half’s masterclass helps Connacht to big win
# Jack Carty
# Jack Carty

Friend backs Carty after out-half’s masterclass helps Connacht to big win

Updated Mon 5:02 PM 30,066 Views 62 Comments

The Connacht No10 missed out on international selection yet again last week.

Dan McFarland: ‘We are not good as favourites and I find that so frustrating’
# Shortcomings
# Shortcomings

Dan McFarland: ‘We are not good as favourites and I find that so frustrating’

Mon 4:54 AM 6,063 Views 5 Comments

Ulster coach was annoyed by his team’s 25-point defeat on Saturday.

Sunday 24 October, 2021

‘They were the better team and that hurts. Players are gutted in that dressing room’

‘They were the better team and that hurts. Players are gutted in that dressing room’

Sun 6:14 AM 10,565 Views 1 Comment

Ulster coach Dan McFarland reacts to last night’s thumping by Connacht.

Saturday 23 October, 2021

Andy Friend: 'I said at half-time that if we get 14 more Conor Olivers we will win this game'
# Oliver's Twist
# Oliver's Twist

Andy Friend: 'I said at half-time that if we get 14 more Conor Olivers we will win this game'

Sat 9:04 PM 15,101 Views 14 Comments

Connacht coach hails his side after their superb victory over Ulster tonight.

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva
# Mack The Knife
# Mack The Knife

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva

Sat 7:17 PM 31,121 Views 52 Comments

Two tries from Mack Hansen helped Connacht defeat Ulster at the Aviva Stadium in the URC championship.

Fascinating battle lies ahead at the Aviva with Ulster primed to make it five wins from five
# Derby Day
# Derby Day

Fascinating battle lies ahead at the Aviva with Ulster primed to make it five wins from five

Sat 7:30 AM 6,508 Views 8 Comments

Connacht host Ulster at HQ this evening.

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?
# Ulster
# Ulster

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?

Sat 7:00 AM 42,074 Views 10 Comments

Ulster went 13 years unbeaten against Munster, didn’t lose to Leinster for nine seasons and most famously of all defeated Australia in a golden era for the province.

Monday 18 October, 2021

Van Graan hints that Conor Murray may be given a run-out next weekend
# Plans
# Plans

Van Graan hints that Conor Murray may be given a run-out next weekend

Oct 18th 2021, 7:43 AM 8,357 Views 2 Comments

Lions scrum-half has not played for Munster so far this season.

Friend: 'We don’t have a referees’ manager, so I’m assuming that URC will be looking at that'
# Irked
# Irked

Friend: 'We don’t have a referees’ manager, so I’m assuming that URC will be looking at that'

Oct 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,977 Views 42 Comments

Connacht coach has asked URC to appoint a referees’ manager in aftermath of Saturday’s controversial defeat.

The next David Wallace? Tommy Bowe has compared Ulster's Timoney to the Ireland great
# Copycat
# Copycat

The next David Wallace? Tommy Bowe has compared Ulster's Timoney to the Ireland great

Oct 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,775 Views 7 Comments

Ulster flanker has hit rich vein of form – scoring two tries for Ulster on Friday.

Sunday 17 October, 2021

Van Graan gives his backing to Carbery after out-half’s mixed night
# Reaction
# Reaction

Van Graan gives his backing to Carbery after out-half’s mixed night

Oct 17th 2021, 10:00 AM 25,509 Views 36 Comments

The Munster No10 won the game with a late conversion just minutes after seeing his clearance kick charged down for a Connacht try.

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
# Moral Victory
# Moral Victory

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'

Oct 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 32,841 Views 6 Comments

This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.

Saturday 16 October, 2021

Andy Friend: 'If it is a 50/50 call, it very rarely goes our side. It's hard, it's frustrating'
# A Friend In Need
# A Friend In Need

Andy Friend: 'If it is a 50/50 call, it very rarely goes our side. It's hard, it's frustrating'

Oct 16th 2021, 10:32 PM 15,075 Views 29 Comments

Connacht head coach was irked by decision of the referee to allow Munster’s opening try tonight.

Carbery goes from villain to hero to win it for Munster right at the death
# Joey
# Joey

Carbery goes from villain to hero to win it for Munster right at the death

Oct 16th 2021, 9:46 PM 42,400 Views 114 Comments

Munster defeated Connacht with a late Joey Carbery conversion in the first Irish derby of the season in Thomond Park.

Audition night in Thomond Park for Carty and Carbery as Ireland coach Farrell looks on
# Perfect Ten
# Perfect Ten

Audition night in Thomond Park for Carty and Carbery as Ireland coach Farrell looks on

Oct 16th 2021, 6:33 AM 9,762 Views 15 Comments

Munster take on Connacht tonight at Thomond Park.

Friday 15 October, 2021

Ulster confirm that Will Addison has been hospitalised with ‘nasty’ looking injury
# Get Well Soon
# Get Well Soon

Ulster confirm that Will Addison has been hospitalised with ‘nasty’ looking injury

Oct 15th 2021, 10:26 PM 13,058 Views 33 Comments

The Irish international was injured at the start of the second half during tonight’s win for Ulster over Lions.

Ulster win again but Will Addison carried off on a stretcher with serious-looking injury
# Luckless
# Luckless

Ulster win again but Will Addison carried off on a stretcher with serious-looking injury

Oct 15th 2021, 9:23 PM 22,368 Views 13 Comments

Ulster defeated the Lions with a bonus-point win at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

Monday 11 October, 2021

'We are not far off but we are still going to have to be much better over the next two weeks'
# Bouncebackability
# Bouncebackability

'We are not far off but we are still going to have to be much better over the next two weeks'

Oct 11th 2021, 6:57 AM 4,631 Views 2 Comments

The fixture list hasn’t been kind to Connacht – they face Munster and Ulster in their next two games.

Sunday 10 October, 2021

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'
# Le Petit General
# Le Petit General

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'

Oct 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 74,878 Views 10 Comments

Once he was Munster’s mascot – now he is their leader. An in-depth look at Irish rugby’s rising star.

Saturday 9 October, 2021

Andy Friend: 'What you saw tonight is certainly not the team that we want to be'
# Frustration
# Frustration

Andy Friend: 'What you saw tonight is certainly not the team that we want to be'

Oct 9th 2021, 8:29 PM 10,064 Views 8 Comments

The Connacht coach was reacting to his side’s 35-22 defeat to Dragons tonight.

Dragons fire four tries to seal bonus point win and puncture Connacht's balloon
# Burst Bubble
# Burst Bubble

Dragons fire four tries to seal bonus point win and puncture Connacht's balloon

Oct 9th 2021, 7:21 PM 8,043 Views 13 Comments

Connacht lost 35-22 to the Dragons at the Sportsground this evening.

'Nathan is a very confident young man and so he should be'
# Nathan Doak
# Nathan Doak

'Nathan is a very confident young man and so he should be'

Oct 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,694 Views 2 Comments

Ulster have a new star but keeping his feet on the ground won’t be a problem, says Dan McFarland.

Jake White has done Andy Friend a favour - his team don't need motivation for the Dragons
# All White On The Night
# All White On The Night

Jake White has done Andy Friend a favour - his team don't need motivation for the Dragons

Oct 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,345 Views 3 Comments

White’s comments about Connacht last Friday are sure to motivate Friend’s side ahead of today’s game against Dragons.

Friday 8 October, 2021

"If you’d asked me this morning, would you take that result? The answer would have been yes'
# Bonus Point
# Bonus Point

"If you’d asked me this morning, would you take that result? The answer would have been yes'

Oct 8th 2021, 10:47 PM 5,875 Views 2 Comments

Dan McFarland was pleased with his Ulster side as they got another bonus point win over Benetton.

Nathan Doak shines yet again as Ulster brush aside Benetton to maintain unbeaten start
# Italian Job
# Italian Job

Nathan Doak shines yet again as Ulster brush aside Benetton to maintain unbeaten start

Oct 8th 2021, 9:32 PM 16,896 Views 21 Comments

Doak scored two of his side’s four tries as Ulster defeated Benetton Treviso 28-8 at Kingspan Stadium this evening.

Monday 4 October, 2021

Van Graan: 'I am not going to moan about scoring four forward tries in the second half'
# Perspective
# Perspective

Van Graan: 'I am not going to moan about scoring four forward tries in the second half'

Oct 4th 2021, 7:53 AM 11,499 Views 13 Comments

Munster are moving forward even if it is not at the pace that so many pundits would like.

Sunday 3 October, 2021

Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with
# Preview
# Preview

Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:19 AM 7,430 Views 18 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side take on the Dragons today in Rodney Parade.

Saturday 2 October, 2021

Munster to go through official channels after allegation Niall Scannell received a bite
# Munster
# Munster

Munster to go through official channels after allegation Niall Scannell received a bite

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:40 PM 15,200 Views 22 Comments

Munster beat Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.

Munster survive the Storm to blow South Africans away with second-half powerplay
# Stormin'
# Stormin'

Munster survive the Storm to blow South Africans away with second-half powerplay

Oct 2nd 2021, 9:31 PM 37,234 Views 64 Comments

Munster defeated the Stormers 34-18 at Thomond Park tonight.

Injury crisis provides Ulster's kids with a chance to shine in Italy
# Bright Young Things
# Bright Young Things

Injury crisis provides Ulster's kids with a chance to shine in Italy

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:03 AM 3,080 Views 3 Comments

Ulster take on Zebre this evening with 10 seasoned players missing with injury.

Andy Friend: ‘There is relief and with relief comes belief, there is so much more to come’
# Statement
# Statement

Andy Friend: ‘There is relief and with relief comes belief, there is so much more to come’

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:37 AM 4,291 Views 4 Comments

Connacht are seeking to build on last night’s thumping win over the Bulls.

Friday 1 October, 2021

‘Conditions didn’t suit us,’ says Bulls coach White – ‘Weather was beautiful,’ says Hansen
# Connacht
# Connacht

‘Conditions didn’t suit us,’ says Bulls coach White – ‘Weather was beautiful,’ says Hansen

Oct 1st 2021, 10:23 PM 13,603 Views 8 Comments

Connacht’s new star Mack Hansen says he is loving life in Galway after scoring sensational try.

Connacht destroy the Bulls with performance filled with passion and panache
# Mack The Knife
# Mack The Knife

Connacht destroy the Bulls with performance filled with passion and panache

Oct 1st 2021, 9:35 PM 27,864 Views 19 Comments

Connacht got a bonus point win over the Bulls at the Sportsground tonight in the second game of this URC season.

Thursday 30 September, 2021

Lowry way off the pace but Hoey one off lead at Dunhill Links
# Frustration
# Frustration

Lowry way off the pace but Hoey one off lead at Dunhill Links

Sep 30th 2021, 6:02 PM 4,757 Views 0 Comments

Wicklow’s Paul Dunne shows form with a 67.

Who are the Irish kids set to become stars in this 2021/2022 season?

Who are the Irish kids set to become stars in this 2021/2022 season?

Sep 30th 2021, 5:17 PM 22,773 Views 18 Comments

Nathan Doak is set to make his starting debut for Ulster tomorrow and across all four provinces a number of young starlets are ready to shine.

Kellie Harrington's brother lands key coaching job in Icelandic soccer
# Harri's Game
# Harri's Game

Kellie Harrington's brother lands key coaching job in Icelandic soccer

Sep 30th 2021, 4:47 PM 8,757 Views 2 Comments

Christopher Harrington has been hired as assistant coach of KR women’s team.

Tuesday 28 September, 2021

‘We have a brilliant squad - we want to win every trophy we can’
# Ambition
# Ambition

‘We have a brilliant squad - we want to win every trophy we can’

Sep 28th 2021, 8:09 AM 6,749 Views 20 Comments

Munster’s Craig Casey is aiming high this season.

Monday 27 September, 2021

'I certainly rate RG very highly, that’s why I signed him - he’s a massive part of our group'
# Comeback
# Comeback

'I certainly rate RG very highly, that’s why I signed him - he’s a massive part of our group'

Sep 27th 2021, 7:37 AM 12,096 Views 4 Comments

South African lock RG Snyman returned to Munster colours on Saturday after a year out with injury.

Saturday 25 September, 2021

Casey: ‘It is about time we brought a trophy back here’
# New Kid On The Block
# New Kid On The Block

Casey: ‘It is about time we brought a trophy back here’

Sep 25th 2021, 9:41 PM 13,134 Views 6 Comments

Player of the match Craig Casey has backed his Munster team-mates to end the province’s 10-year trophy drought.

Casey shines on a night when Zebo, Snyman and Munster's fans returned to Thomond Park
# Zeebs
# Zeebs

Casey shines on a night when Zebo, Snyman and Munster's fans returned to Thomond Park

Sep 25th 2021, 9:27 PM 42,588 Views 30 Comments

Munster scored six tries to beat the Sharks at Thomond Park this evening.

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