How long is the window, or what is the cut off date for clubs to have signed players for the coming season?
Heard that Highfield might be signing Tom Gleeson, thats where he started out, would be a great signing for them.
Interesting about Duncan Williams, wouldnt be all that surprising though, he's played very little rugby in the last year and Gerry Hurley is captain at Con now so he will be first choice 9, if he isnt starting for Munster Williams needs to be playing for a club for his own sake.
Looks like Jason Holland will be coaching Midleton next season.
Otaga Daily Times 2/5/2012
Taz-Where did you get that information as I have seen nowhere that he(Penney) was ruled out?
Editor - The writer stands by the Penney information.
Otaga Daily Times 3/5/2012
Editor-- This article originally said Rob Penney had missed out on the Munster coaching job. That information was incorrect.
fixtures being released tomorrow. all clubs have them already
Shannon v Munsters and Garryowen v Dolphin both on Fri 28th Sept.Why have both games on at the same time?
Deryy o connor is a good player, if he gets a chance he can make full back his.
. Each season the fixture calendar is is crammed with games, so maybe playing them on the same evening , is taking into consideration what the rest of the weekend may hold for those clubs resources.. jnr games, 2nds, underage etc.. Of course some may like to go to both, but I suppose those doing the fixtures consider other things.
All ko times are listed as 18:30, actual times TBC. Can't see Dolphin coming to Limerick for a Friday 18:30 ko, players at work / college.
Must load up the ol calendar with the local derbys
Im here to spread the word..common sense is not just for animals
YM v Shannon on the weekend of the Munster v Leinster game oh God I am going to be dying on the Sunday.
I am one of the 5 clowns woo hoo
Some AIL players have been offered contracts by Connacht including JP Cooney of Garryowen. It will be very interesting to see how this talented young prospect gets on. Good scrummager and strong ball carrier and we can't forget that he is only 22. Pretty sure he has been starting AIL for Garryowen now for over 2 years and has been more than holding his own at scrum time
I don't know if Munster were watching Cooney or not but he has looked good playing with Garryowen. I hope he remains with the club. I believe Matthew Jarvis may be coming to Garryowen
Has Hugh Hogan packed in playing this year? Heard a rumour that he's been drafted in as a forwards coach with Mary's and is hanging up his boots, any confirmation on this does anyone know?
Does anyone know when preseason fixtures are on? Be interesting to see clubs in build up to AIL games.
A pre season four club tournment out in estury/shanagolden..shannon/Y.Munster/garryowen /thomond next week
Heard yesterday that aaronn Mccloskey has signed for garyowen. Heard the other one Ian cross has signed for a London based premiership club on a 6 month contract, apparently London Irish not sure if this is definite though.