Guinness Pro 12: Munster 29 – 17 Leinster

A sold out Thomond Park saw Munster secure a bonus point win against an under strength Leinster outfit. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on the action. Introduction Munster vs. Leinster. A local derby game to whet the appetite of supporters from both provinces was somewhat devalued by the decision of Leinster (more so IRFU) to enforce the … More Guinness Pro 12: Munster 29 – 17 Leinster

Sporting Year Review- The Good

Connacht, Connacht, Connacht! Connacht’s fantastic Guinness Pro 12 triumph which raised the league standard with their offloading, expansive style of play. The emergence of Dillane, Bealham, McGinty, Marmion, Healy, O’Halloran to name but a few as well as the leadership of Muldoon, Muldowney were to the fore. Their final performance against a strongly fancied Leinster … More Sporting Year Review- The Good

European Rugby Champions Cup – Irish Perspective

The last European Cup round games have concluded for this calendar year. It was a weekend where Munster’s unbeaten streak was dramatically halted at Welford Road, even more dramatic was Connacht’s late try and conversion to push the Westerners into the quarter final positions, Leinster brushing aside an embarrassing Northampton Saints outfit at the Aviva … More European Rugby Champions Cup – Irish Perspective

European Rugby Champions Cup: Munster 38 – 0 Leicester Tigers

We got our arses smacked good and proper Final whistle at Thomond Park and the post-game reaction from Leicester Tigers supremo Richard Cockerill was blunt and cue the quote to start off this piece. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects a day after an emphatic win for Munster. Mid-December. Sold Out Thomond Park. European Cup. For me, it … More European Rugby Champions Cup: Munster 38 – 0 Leicester Tigers

Pat Lam Departs

Typical Monday morning here in the City of the Tribes; buoyant Connacht fans around the office after a resounding 47-8 demolition of Treviso at the weekend and looking forward to taking on Wasps in European Cup action next weekend. This all changed when Connacht Rugby issued a press release stating that head coach Pat Lam … More Pat Lam Departs