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Foley's Munster draw the longest straw in Champions Cup pool stages
The southern province appear to have the greatest chance of a knock-out clash next season.
Foley: 'There's always people that look at the dark side of things'
The Munster head coach says there are positives to take from his first season in charge.
Munster confident out-half Ian Keatley will step up in Pro12 finale
After missing five of his seven kicks last weekend, Keatley will be under pressure to deliver in Belfast.
Munster back Duncan Williams as Murray looks doubtful for final
Simon Zebo’s return-to-play protocols are going well, while Peter O’Mahony is ‘looking fine’.
Foley looks to end first season at Munster with Pro12 final success
The southern province clinched their final place with a 21-18 win over the Ospreys.
Zebo, O'Mahony and TOD miss out as Munster forced into back row shuffle
There are two alterations in Anthony Foley’s front row too.
'We ran out of numbers against 14 men' - Munster's Foley left frustrated
Ulster tries late in each half ultimately cost the southern province an important win.
Munster are speaking to high-quality transfer targets - Anthony Foley
The head coach also says finances have never been a concern in terms of sealing a deal.
Momentum of Marmion try turned game for Connacht -- Foley
The Munster coach found no reason to argue that the better team had won at the Sportsground.
'We’re still alive' - Foley proud of Munster's fight to secure bonus point
The Munster head coach did rue missed opportunities in attack in the first-half.
Defeat in Clermont wouldn't be the end, but Foley fired up for improvement
Munster’s head coach says Pool 1 was always likely to go down to rounds five and six.
'We want to keep him' - Munster keen to secure Hanrahan's future
Head coach Anthony Foley says ‘everybody who’s seen JJ play understands the quality of player he is’.
Munster 'lost the physical battle' but Foley not giving up on Champions Cup
The southern province’s head coach bemoaned his side’s poor first-half effort and high error count.
Andrew Conway impresses on a 'good day' for Foley's Munster
The southern province’s head coach excused Ian Keatley’s four misses from the tee at Thomond Park.
ROG: 'People are probably judging Axel off what has happened in the past'
The ex-Munster and Ireland out-half believes his former province have strong first-team pillars in place.
'I remember Deccy going around banging on doors to get fellas out of bed'
Munster head coach Anthony Foley explains the intricacies of an early kick-off against Sale on Saturday.
Peter O'Mahony glad to come through test ahead of European kick-off despite 'a few dunts'
It’s Sale Sharks next up for Axel’s men.
Munster's Foley joins O'Connor in questioning refereeing of Leinster clash
The southern province’s head coach felt BJ Botha and Damien Varley should have stayed on the pitch.
No 'roaring and shouting' for Munster in build-up to forwards battle in Dublin
The southern province’s head coach Anthony Foley picked out Leinster’s pack as their key strength.
'It'll be hard to sleep tonight' - Munster's Foley hurt by Edinburgh loss
A failure to win the collisions stung the province’s new head coach.
'Everyone says we're in transition, but players are here to win trophies' - Axel Foley
‘Everything in Munster is about being competitive’, says the legendary number eight.
Munster head coach Foley relishing the pressure of first season
‘We have two years – we want to see how far we can go, how good we can be.’
Foley eyeing 'big finals' in May despite fearsome Champions Cup opposition
Munster’s new head coach believes Saracens, Clermont and Sale would have preferred to avoid his side.
Simon Hick column: Penney era a step backwards, but glory days won't be easy to revive for Foley
The bootroom philosophy of appointing coaches can work, but will it work in Munster?
New boss Anthony Foley says new job is 'surreal'
The former Munster skipper has been offered a two-year contract as head coach.
Decision process for Foley's backroom team 'on hold' until next month -- Fitzgerald
The Munster CEO also warned that the Foley history in Munster will have little bearing if the next head coach cannot deliver.
Four big questions facing Anthony Foley as head coach of Munster
The announcement of the former number eight to his ‘dream job’ was no surprise today, but there could be a few waiting down the road.
Foley's coaching promise makes him an intelligent appointment for Munster
The former No. 8 has built up enough experience to deserve his shot as head coach.
From Thomond Park favourite to Munster boss, Anthony Foley's career in pictures
The former skipper is expected to replace Rob Penney.
Munster set to name Anthony Foley as next head coach
The province’s CEO, Garrett Fitzgerald, will address the media in Limerick this afternoon.
No room for Kidney as director in Munster structure -- Fitzgerald
The Munster CEO suggested that ‘common sense’ would make Anthony Foley the favourite to replace Rob Penney.
Foley appointed Ireland Wolfhounds coach
The former number eight will be assisted by Ulster backs coach Neil Doak.
'I'm sure we're going to hop off each other at the weekend' - Keith Earls
Replacing the world-class Brian O’Driscoll may prove impossible but a starring role against Argentina won’t go astray.
Rob Penney: It's humbling and nerve-tinglingly exciting to lead Munster into the Heineken Cup
In the week when ‘chillax’ arrived in Irish politics, the Kiwi coach is so eager for action that he made up a new word.
"He understands the Munster way": Simon Easterby backs Axel for top job
The former Ireland international will pit his forwards coaching wits against Anthony Foley this weekend as the Reds face Scarlets.