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2014

2014

Munster reach the knock-out stages of Europe once again and this time face Toulon in Marseille in their seventh Heineken Cup semi final. The French side win 24-16 and went on to win the competition. The province also reached the semi final of the RaboDirect PRO12 and disappointingly suffered a..Read more

2013

2013

The province reach the Heineken Cup semi final stage for the sixth time in the competition’s history and are knocked out by Clermont Auvergne in a thrilling 16-10 encounter at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier. The game was to be Ronan O’Gara’s last outing in a Munster jersey as..Read more

2012

2012

Munster are knocked out of the Heineken Cup at quarter final stage, suffering a home defeat to Ulster. Ospreys then do the damage at the semi final stage of the RaboDirect PRO12. A younger Munster side produced the only silverware by claiming the British and Irish Cup at Musgrave Park.

2011

2011

Munster win the 2010/11 Magners League title by defeating Leinster in the Grand Final at Thomond Park.

2009

2009

Munster are crowned the 2009 Magners League Champions at Thomond Park.

2008

2008

Further success as Toulouse are beaten in the decider at the Millennium Stadium and the Heineken Cup returns to the province for the second time in three seasons.

2006

2006

An emotional occasion at the Millennium Stadium ends in victory as Munster are crowned Champions of Europe after victory over a gallant Biarritz side.

2005

2005

The now defunct Celtic Cup is won at the expense of the Llanelli Scarlets at Lansdowne Road.

2003

2003

The Celtic League is won following victory over Neath, the Welsh All Blacks are well beaten at the finish of an entertaining final in Cardiff.

2002

2002

Leicester Tigers hold out in a controversial finish to deprive Munster the laurels in the Heineken Cup final at Cardiff.

2000

2000

The Heineken Cup final is reached but victory goes to Northampton Saints, albeit by the narrowest of margins, in the Twickenham decider.

1995

1995

Pat Murray plays a captains part as he leads his side to victory over Swansea in their initial match in the Heineken Cup at Thomond Park.

1992

1992

The Wallabies return to the Cork venue twelve years later, on this occasion as World champions, but the result is the same, courtesy of a sensational injury time drop goal by Jim Galvin – Munster claim the spoils!

1982

1982

New ground is broken when the province under took a three match tour of Romania.

1981

1981

The Australians are defeated for the second time following a vintage performance from Tony Ward at Musgrave Park.

1978

1978

Munster 12 New Zealand 0 – enough said.

1973

1973

Argentina are held to a draw following a tempestuous match in Limerick – the following autumn a last minute penalty goal by full back Trevor Morris snatches a dramatic 3-3 draw for New Zealand at Musgrave Park.

1967

1967

Success at last – Tom Kiernan leads Munster to an 11-8 victory over Australia at Musgrave Park – in doing so they became the first Irish province to defeat a major touring team.

1963

1963

Munster line out against New Zealand in Thomond Park and are defeated 6-3 by the touring side.

1962

1962

A late scoring burst fails to save Canada as they go under to a determined home side at Musgrave Park.

1958

1958

The spoils are shared with Australia on the first visit of the Wallabies to Limerick.

1951

1951

More heart break as a hotly disputed try enables South Africa to gain the verdict at Thomond Park.

1947

1947

An injury time try gives Australia victory over Munster by the narrowest of margins at the Mardyke in Cork.

1938

1938

Munster played their first ever match at Thomond Park and celebrate the occasion with victory over Leinster.

1905

1905

Played host to Dave Gallagher’s New Zealand All-Blacks. Known as the Originals as they were the first New Zealand team to tour this part of the world. The match was played at the Markets Field, Limerick and ended with the tourists running out winners by a big margin.

1879

1879

Munster Branch founded. The province defeats Leinster at the fourth time of asking and as a result are granted a position on the Irish selection committee.

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