Saturday sport: Munster earn crucial win against Stormers in Cape Town

Saturday Sport: Munster Earn Crucial Win Against Stormers In Cape Town
Peter O'Mahony earned player of the match honours after his side became the first team to beat Stormers at home this year. Photo Credit: INPHO/Steve Haag Sports/Thinus Maritz
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Updated at 20:11


Munster have booked their place in the URC play-offs by beating Stormers 26-24 in Cape Town.


Peter O'Mahony earned player of the match honours after his side became the first team to beat Stormers at home this year.


Ireland went down by 24-7 in the Women's Six Nations clash with Italy in Parma.

Earlier in Cardiff England thrashed Wales 59-3.

Sam Prendergast scored a last gasp penalty as Leinster saw off the Emirates Lions by 39-36 in a URC clash in Johannesburg.

Connacht are drawing 0-0 with the Cardiff at the Sportsground.




Manchester City have moved to within three points of the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at home to relegation-threatened Leicester.

Tottenham missed the chance to climb into the top four after a dramatic 3-2 defeat to Bournemouth.

Frank Lampard's winless run as Chelsea interim head coach continued as they lost 2-1 at home to Brighton.


Wolves eased their fears of the drop with a 2-0 victory over Brentford, Everton were beaten 3-1 by Fulham, and bottom side Southampton suffered a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Aston Villa cruised past Newcastle 3-0 earlier.

In the League of Ireland Women's Premier Division, Shelbourne beat Treaty United 1-0 at Tolka Park.

DLR Waves put 3 past Sligo Rovers without reply.

It was 1-1 in the game between Galway United and Shamrock Rovers.

Peamount survived a second half fightback from Cork City to win 2-1 at Turner's Cross.

Wexford Youths are trailing Athlone Town by 1-0.



It has been a comfortable start to the Championship for Derry.

The Oakleafers eased to victory over Fermanagh by 3-17 to 2-08 in the Ulster quarter-final clash at Brewster Park.

They will now face either Monaghan or Tyrone in the Ulster semi-final; they play tomorrow.



The 8-1 favourite, Corach Rambler, with Sligo man Derek Fox in the saddle, has won the Aintree Grand National.

The showpiece race was delayed after protestors breached heavy security to get onto the track.

Earlier Davy Russell confirmed his temporary comeback would end after Aintree.

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