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    Costello's Side Take Control
    10 December 2012, 10:13 am
    By The Editor




    Ian Costello's Munster side took control of the British & Irish Cup Pool 7 with a 36-21 win in Rotherham on Saturday and now head for Musgrave Park (Friday 6.30) for the return game where a victory would put them in pole position to qualify for the knock out phase.


    Costello's side ended the game with 13 players on the field after both Philip Donnellan and Ian Nagle were yellow carded but more significantly, with Friday's game in mind, they also ended with Shane Buckley injured (ankle) and ruled out of a return that Costello refuses to be complacement about.


    "I was happy enough with our performance but I think we saw enough from them to know the we cannot take anything for granted in the return leg." he said.


    Munster were just a point ahead at half time but then took full advantage of some sloppy defence to score three tries that effectively sealed the outcome.


    British & Irish Cup Round 4 Munster v Rotherham Titans Musgrave Park Friday 15th December 6.30pm.


    Admission: Adults €10. Junior €3 Family €20 Season ticket holders €5 MRSC & Ten Year Ticket Holders free admission
    Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

    #2
    Munster A v Rotherham Titans MP 15th Dec 6.30pm.

    Will try to go to that, word of warning to those travelling. I was heading into work in Cork city centre last Fri evening, was stuck at the bridge by the Opera House at 17.50 & didn't get to Anglesea St until 18.35, A distance normally covered in about 10mins. So allow plenty of time & avoid city centre if you can 'Christmas Shopping'
    Con Artist

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      #3
      Excellent opportunity from a marketing perspective for Munster Rugby to widen its social mileau in Cork. Why not give away 2000 or more tickets to kids in inner-city (e.g. the Mon or Knave) and rural, non-rugby playing schools?

      Cork really has to try and move beyond Pres and Christians!

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        #4
        Originally posted by McCloud View Post
        munsterrugby.ie

        Costello's Side Take Control
        10 December 2012, 10:13 am
        By The Editor




        Ian Costello's Munster side took control of the British & Irish Cup Pool 7 with a 36-21 win in Rotherham on Saturday and now head for Musgrave Park (Friday 6.30) for the return game where a victory would put them in pole position to qualify for the knock out phase.


        Costello's side ended the game with 13 players on the field after both Philip Donnellan and Ian Nagle were yellow carded but more significantly, with Friday's game in mind, they also ended with Shane Buckley injured (ankle) and ruled out of a return that Costello refuses to be complacement about.


        "I was happy enough with our performance but I think we saw enough from them to know the we cannot take anything for granted in the return leg." he said.


        Munster were just a point ahead at half time but then took full advantage of some sloppy defence to score three tries that effectively sealed the outcome.


        British & Irish Cup Round 4 Munster v Rotherham Titans Musgrave Park Friday 15th December 6.30pm.


        Admission: Adults €10. Junior €3 Family €20 Season ticket holders €5 MRSC & Ten Year Ticket Holders free admission
        Eh?
        Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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          #5
          We better not be complacement about next week's squirmish.
          Tis but a scratch.

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            #6
            Originally posted by mr chips View Post
            We better not be complacement about next week's squirmish.
            Don't be so skeamish...
            Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Thomond78 View Post
              Eh?
              Thanks for that changed the date in the thread title.
              Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mardyke Maverick View Post
                Excellent opportunity from a marketing perspective for Munster Rugby to widen its social mileau in Cork. Why not give away 2000 or more tickets to kids in inner-city (e.g. the Mon or Knave) and rural, non-rugby playing schools?

                Cork really has to try and move beyond Pres and Christians!
                Indeed. They should start with the supermarkets. A few giveaways there will generate sure fireseason ticket sales in a largely untapped market.
                Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                  #9
                  munsterrugby.ie




                  Ryan Ready For Rotherham
                  12 December 2012, 11:41 am
                  By The Editor




                  B&I Cup action returns to Musgrave Park this Friday night at 6.30pm when Munster A take on Rotherham Titans after a six day turn around from their bonus point 36-21 victory at Clifton Lane.


                  Munster moved to the top of Pool 7 following last weekend's win and are currently on 13 points, four points ahead of their upcoming opposition. Full league tables can be found here.


                  Prop John Ryan commenting on last weekend's result said "We knew we were in for a tough encounter, they were a point ahead of us in the group and they got a bonus point against Plymouth where we struggled against them."


                  "They are big, big boys and we just wanted to get our four points away so to get the bonus was great."


                  "Our backs and forwards were outsized, we were smaller but we just made our tackles and we were delighted with our scrum. After the first one we got a penalty off it and then we got a penalty try also but we should have backed it up more in the second half."


                  Looking to Friday night's return fixture Ryan added "We need to obviously do the same next week and we just can’t take anything for granted. We went out there and got the bonus point which we weren’t able to do against Aberavon and Plymouth, but they are a big carrying side so we just need to make the tackles and continue in that vein of form to make sure we get a positive result."


                  And calling on local support "It would be great to have a good home crowd behind us on Friday night, we’ll have family and friends there and hopefully more will come along to see us in action. Even over in Rotherham we had a sprinkling of Munster fans which was great to see and we could hear them at different times during the game."


                  Munster enjoyed a positive day of rugby with both sides returning the right results on Saturday and it'll be a case of same again please this weekend when Munster A line out against Rotherham on Friday night and Munster take on Saracens on Sunday. "We finished up the game on Saturday and went up to the airport to watch the seniors in action and we caught the whole game so it was great to see, and hopefully both sides can replicate the results again this weekend."
                  Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                    #10
                    Irish Examiner


                    Munster urged to put on another titanic display

                    By Barry Coughlan
                    Friday, December 14, 2012
                    Munster’s impressive away B&I Cup victory over Rotherham Titans will mean nothing unless there is a performance of even higher quality at Musgrave Park this evening (6.30pm), according to Mike Prendergast.
                    The defence coach was delighted with a "very positive" display in Rotherham last week by a relatively inexperienced side, but he figures there is still room for improvement.

                    Munster won the game against the odds and did so impressively as they ran out 36-21 winners. Head coach Ian Costello has made four changes in personnel, with Sean Dougall and Barry O’Mahony returning from injury to fill two of the back row places and both JJ Hanrahan and Ronan O’Mahony coming into the backline.

                    It is a timely return for Dougall, who joined Munster from the Titans at the start of the season and he enjoyed a very positive early career with the province until sustaining a knee injury.

                    The one injury victim from last week is Denis Hurley which has led to Johne Murphy switching from wing to full back, thus allowing O’Mahony join his flanker brother in the side. Unbeaten Munster lead the pool with four points to spare over Rotherham, but Prendergast insists there must be an improvement from last week, saying: "There were aspects of the performance from last week we weren’t happy with. The aim is to improve on that and that is the mindset we are taking into this game."

                    Titans Head Coach Alex Codling has made seven changes from last week with a view to all-out attack: "We’ve lost our control of the pool and we are going over to Cork to give it a real go. We’ve selected a strong side and our aim is to be adventurous in our approach.

                    "We know Munster are a very good side and as holders of the trophy they are keen to retain it. However, there’s no pressure on us at all now because no one outside of our camp believes we can go there and get the result; however, it won’t be for a lack of effort if we don’t."

                    MUNSTER: J Murphy; L O’Dea, D Barnes, I Dineen, R O’Mahony; JJ Hanrahan, C Sheridan; J Cronin, S Henry (capt), J Ryan; D Foley, I Nagle; B Hayes, S Dougall, B O’Mahony.

                    Replacements: D Casey, A Cotter, P Donnellan, R Murphy, B Slater, S Deasy, D Moroney.

                    ROTHERHAM TITANS: F Mulchrone, P Homan, E Sheridan, L Blackett (capt.), J Gill, J McKinney, C Mulchrone; J Kilbane, T Stagg, R Davies, T Freeman, D Sanderson, A Rieder, L Makaafi, R Pitman.

                    Replacements: G Denman, S Cahill, B Thomas, J Ellyatt, G Law, M Doneghan, J Williams.
                    Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                      #11
                      Hanrahan back as Munster 'A' look to tighten grip on pool
                      Friday December 14 2012




                      British and Irish Cup


                      Munster 'A' v Rotherham Titans, Musgrave Park, 6.30


                      AFTER his late withdrawal before last week's win over the Titans to cover for the senior squad, JJ Hanrahan is back in Munster 'A' action tonight as the defending champions look to cement their grip on Pool 7.


                      Munster's win against the same opposition last weekend propelled them to the top of the table and while coach Ian Costello has made five changes, they still boast a strong side.


                      Johne Murphy replaces the injured Denis Hurley at full-back while former Titan Sean Dougal starts at openside as he continues to recover from a knee injury.


                      Former Irish underage international James McKinney starts at 10 for the Championship side, but they look to have too much to do in Cork.


                      Verdict: Munster


                      MUNSTER – J Murphy; L O'Dea, D Barnes, I Dineen, R O'Mahony; JJ Hanrahan, C Sheridan; J Cronin, S Henry (capt), J Ryan; D Foley, I Nagle; B Hayes, S Dougall, B O'Mahony. Reps: D Casey, A Cotter, P Donnellan, R Murphy, B Slater, S Deasy, D Moroney.


                      Irish Independent
                      Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                        #12
                        Good to see James Cronin get another chance after his fine display in the last A game.

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                          #13
                          Very strong team, solid front row, huge 2nd row, extremely dynamic backrow, 2 excellent half backs, solid centres (nothing spectacular), wingers that have serious gas and can finsh and Murhpy at 15 is probably the weak link in the squad to be honest.

                          All roads point to progression from the group

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                            #14
                            Not the most balanced backrow in the world, but plenty of talent there all the same.

                            Has anyone ever seen BOM play at 8?

                            I'm looking forward to this now as it's dried up and it isn't as cold as it has been in previous days. Getting the green card from herself to head along to this was a nice bonus over the last few days.

                            Don't expect much of a crowd, but i'm looking forward to a decent game.
                            \"In a world gone mad, only a lunatic is truly insane\"

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                              #15
                              Still working on my release from Shepreme Command. Not looking good.
                              Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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