Murray looks set to start against Racing 92

Murray looks set to start against Racing 92


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Munster’s Conor Murray looks set to start against Paris side Racing 92 when they visit Thomond Park for their European Champions Cup Round 6 clash on Saturday.

The scrum-half confirmed this afternoon that he didn’t lose consciousness after he sustained a blow to the neck during last weekends hard-fought encounter with Glasgow.

Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Murray also confirmed that he has seen a neurologist as part of head injury assessment procedures. He said all protocols were followed by Munster in dealing with the injury.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Murrary was speaking this afternoon at a press event organised ahead of Saturday’s fixture at a sold-out Thomond Park.

The Munster men have already qualified for the knock-out stages of the competition and are bidding for a home quarter-final fixture.

Also speaking at the media day, held in the High Performance unit at the University of Limerick, was Munster coach Rassie Erasmus.

Asked whether there was any fear that Munster would be complacent on Saturday knowing they have already booked their quarter-final spot, Erasmus said: “Complacency won’t be an issue.”

Munster coach Rassie Erasmus speaking to reporters this afternoon – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that following a “bang to the ribs” in training yesterday, Keith Earls hasn’t trained today and is being monitored by the team’s medical department.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.