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    Ronan Joins Munster

    Flanker Niall Ronan has joined Munster from Leinster.

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    Shocking

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      #3





      Flanker? Thought he was a scrum half cum centre this season!


      The next Mossie Lawlor, poor sod.
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        Flanker Niall Ronan showed great pace to get back and retrieve the situation, with Webster’s in-field run foiled, and after a turnover on Alistair Warnock, Ronan then linked superbly with Contepomi to send Heaslip in for his 18th-minute score.


        From an old article on the Irish Rugby site.
        "Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too ?" - Douglas Adams

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          #5
          Originally posted by [url="http://www.munsterrugby.ie/19_3257.php"
          Deadsite[/url]]<table ="std_newsartd" summary="Layout table" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><t><tr><td ="line">Another Munster Signing From Leinster.</td></tr>
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          <td ="date">9 March 2007, 3:15 pm</td></tr>
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          <td ="author">By Pat Geraghty</td></tr>
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          <td ="abstract">Leinster flanker Niall Ronan was agreed terms that will see him join Munster at the end of the current season.</td></tr>
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          <td ="article">Ronan,a
          former Ireland Youth/Under19 and Under 21 international has been
          capped 47 times by Leinster having made his debut for them in the
          CelticLeague game against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade in
          February 2004.

          Speaking today about his impending move, the 24 year old said, "
          Look, I can't say it was a hard decision to make. I had four enjoyable
          years with Leinster and was getting three or four starts each season.
          But at the end of the day I want to try progress my career so when the
          chance of playing with Munster came up I just couldn't turn it down.


          "I know some of the lads, played with Barry Murphy and Eugene
          McGovern at Under 21s and with Stephen Keogh who's with Leinster now.
          So I think I know what they're about. They're good people and I'm
          really looking forward to the move to be honest."


          "They're a passionatelot and they're passionate players and that's
          a big incentive. Then their fans are the best in the world and to play
          in front of them will be a privilege. Plus I worked with Declan Kidney when he was here and he would one of the reasons I signed."


          A Meath minor Gaelic footballerfor two years, he came from the same club (Boyne RFC) that produced Shane Horgan and Mark McHugh and like both, Ronan's representative path began with Leinster and then Ireland Youths. He made his international debut in the4 Nations Youth Championship
          game against Wales in Skerries RFC, (April 2000) and played in the
          subsequent games against Scotland (Greystones RFC) and England in
          Lansdowne Road.


          The following season along with Eugene McGovern he
          travelled to Santiago in Chile for the IRB/FIRA U19 World Championship.
          He won his first U19 cap off the bench in the opener against Uruguay
          but retained his place in the following games against Chile and
          Scotland.


          The first of ten Under 21 caps arrived in the 2003 Six Nations game
          against Scotland in Dundee alongside soon to be Munster colleague Barry Murphy and future internationals Tommy Bowe and Rory Best.
          A regular in the side that season, starting in all five games - with
          Keogh as captain - Ireland only loss was to eventual champions Wales
          (beaten 20-19 in Ebbw Vale).


          In June of that year (2003), Ronan, came off the bench in the
          opening World Cup game against South Africa to win his sixth U21 cap
          and just as he had done on his U19 debut, the Meathman made the most of
          his opportunity to hold onto the number 7 shirt for the remaining games
          against Scotland, Argentina, Japan and Italy.</td></tr></t></table>
          Shameless self promotion time ladies and gents!
          Munster: Early Season
          Munster: Escape from Pool of Death
          Munster: HEC Champions 2007/2008
          Munster: Full Season Highlights.

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            Yeah - he was a flanker two seasons ago - and scored a really lovely chip and catch try in a ML game in Lansdowne Road too - but I thought they were making him into a back.


            Bloody fool to be heading to Munster as a flanker. He'll come back to Leinster with an arse full of splinters.
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              apparently he's been recieving special backs coaching from knoxy this season. i wouldn't be too sure that he's coming as a flanker
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                Originally posted by Old Dog




                Yeah - he was a flanker two seasons ago - and scored a really lovely
                chip and catch try in a ML game in Lansdowne Road too - but I thought
                they were making him into a back.


                Bloody fool to be heading to Munster as a flanker. He'll come back to Leinster with an arse full of splinters.


                He was a flanker 2 weeks ago too.

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                  Originally posted by Ruck
                  apparently he's been recieving special backs coaching from knoxy this season. i wouldn't be too sure that he's coming as a flanker




                  Yep - well then I can understand it - he'd make a good full back. Not as expensive as Hopalong, but heaps more potential.
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                    Quiet possible Ruck !
                    "Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too ?" - Douglas Adams

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                      #11


                      Originally posted by epaddy


                      He was a flanker 2 weeks ago too.



                      Did he start against Edinboro, can you remember?





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                        #12
                        Another promising GAA player lost to the evils of rugby. Michael Greenan must be turning in his grave.
                        Grandpa Simpson: The last time the meteors came, we thought the sky was on fire. Naturally, we blamed the Irish. We hanged more \'n a few.

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                          Originally posted by Chief
                          Another promising GAA player lost to the evils of rugby. Michael Greenan must be turning in his grave.




                          I haven't had him liquidatedyet, Chief - he's of much more use to me alive.
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                            Doesn't stop him sleeping in a grave. If he's paid for the plot he can do as he pleases. Unless he's been sold a pup![img]smileys/mad.gif[/img] He hates that.
                            Grandpa Simpson: The last time the meteors came, we thought the sky was on fire. Naturally, we blamed the Irish. We hanged more \'n a few.

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                              Originally posted by Chief
                              Doesn't stop him sleeping in a grave. If he's paid for the plot he can do as he pleases. Unless he's been sold a pup![img]smileys/mad.gif[/img] He hates that.

                              [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]


                              (Old Dog will nowaccuse you of splitting hairs - he regards accuracy as an inessential component of a discourse, so watch out for his duelling)

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