Rugby, Sports

Was Ireland’s Lineout Ever The Problem?

Ireland’s lineout has been one of the positive factors in a disappointing start to the 2021 Six Nations campaign for Andy Farrell’s men. Those involved have looked comfortable with each other with the plays they have been using. Peter O’Donnell from The Lineout Lab thinks that Ireland’s set piece work has been impressive considering the injuries they have suffered. “I …


Features, Rugby, Sports

Gavin Coombes: Munster Rugby and The ‘West Cork Mafia’

West Cork back-rower Gavin Coombes is hot off his back-to-back man of the match performances against Ospreys and Glasgow respectively. The number 8 has been in terrific try-scoring form for Munster, scoring a hat-trick in the Ospreys game.  Coming from Bandon Grammar Secondary School, Gavin said there was a huge jump between school’s rugby and the Munster academy. “I went …


Book of Condolence opens for Anthony Foley in Sports Arena

By Paul Saunders A Book of Condolence for Anthony Foley has opened today in the UL Sport Arena. The book is open for all to sign and is accompanied by candle and a photo of “Axel” with the Heineken Cup. The book has been open to sign since 9am and is nearly half full, filled with messages of thanks and …