Saturday sports: Munster beat Castres in Heineken Champions Cup

Saturday Sports: Munster Beat Castres In Heineken Champions Cup Saturday Sports: Munster Beat Castres In Heineken Champions Cup
Jack O'Donoghue scored Munster's only try with Ben Healy kicking four penalties and a conversion. Photo: PA Images
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Munster have beaten Castres 19-13 in Thomond Park to claim their second win in this season's Heineken Champions Cup.

Jack O'Donoghue scored the winners only try with Ben Healy kicking four penalties and a conversion.

Johann van Graan made five changes to the team that beat Wasps last week. Ben Healy replaced the injured Joey Carbery, while Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn and Jack O'Donoghue all came into the pack.

Elsewhere, Harlequins beat Cardiff 43-17 while Glasgow were 22 points to 7 winners at home to Exeter.




  • Kilmacud Crokes are through to the Leinster club football final following a 1-11 to 0-12 win over Portarlington of Laois at Croke Park.
  • Earlier, Naas won Wexford's Shelmaliers 2-15 to 1-13 to book their place in the final.

The Leinster Club Football Final will be played in Croke Park on Sunday, January 9th.



  • Derrygonnelly Harps are through to the Ulster senior club football final after beating Clann Eireann 3-11 to 1-11.



  • Oulart The Ballagh (Wexford) have won Sarsfields (Galway) 4-8 to 2-9 in the AIB Camogie Club Championship.

Oulart-The Ballagh blitzed champions Sarsfields in the opening quarter to claim the AIB All-Ireland senior club camogie title at Nowlan Park.


Gabriel Martinelli fired a first-half double as Arsenal chalked up a third straight Premier League win with a classy 4-1 victory at injury-hit Leeds.


Rangers have moved seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 1-nil win against Dundee United.

Meanwhile, Bohemians have confirmed that captain Keith Buckley has left the club. Buckley, who made over 300 appearances, is emigrating to Australia. It comes as vice captain Rob Cornwall and Keith Ward are also set to leave the Dublin club.


Mona McSharry has set another Irish record at the World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi.

The Sligo native swam a time of 59.35 in the semi-final of the 100 metres individual medley event. However, the time was not fast enough for her to progress to the final.

She swims again on Sunday in the 100-metre breaststroke.


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