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2018

2017/18

Munster celebrate

New Head Coach Johann van Graan joined the province in November with Defence Coach JP Ferreira arriving in December as Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber returned to the South Africa national team. Munster reached the Champions Cup quarter-finals for a record 17th time and defeated Toulon at Thomond Park before..Read More

2017

2016/17

Celebrating the life of Anthony Foley

Rassie Erasmus joined the province as Director of Rugby with Head Coach Anthony Foley, Jacques Nienaber, Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones formed the coaching team. Six wins from the opening seven games made for an excellent start but the tragic events that unfolded in Paris on October 16 saw rugby..Read More

2016

2015/16

Munster celebrate

The 2015/16 campaign started very well with seven wins from eight but a mid-season slump saw Munster exit the Champions Cup and fall out of contention in the Guinness PRO12. Munster once again finished third in their Pool with 15 points as semi-finalists Leicester Tigers and Stade Francais advanced. The..Read More

2015

2014/15

2014/15

Munster legend Anthony Foley took up the Head Coach role with Mick O’Driscoll, Brian Walsh, Ian Costello and Jerry Flannery completing the coaching team. Foley led Munster to the PRO12 final after finishing joint top of the table with Glasgow before defeating the Ospreys 21-18 at Thomond Park in the..Read More

2014

2013/14

2013/14

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

2012/13

2012/13

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

2011/12

Captain Billy Holland lifts the B and I Cup for 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

2011

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

2009

2009

2009

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

2008

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

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

2005

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

2003

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

2002

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

2000

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

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

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.

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