John Kelly of Munster goes over for a try despite the attention of Gloucester’s Thinus Delport at Thomond Park in January 2003. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the victory over Kerry in he All-Ireland SFC Final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

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Ireland’s CJ Stander, Andrew Porter and James Ryan during the anthems before their defeat to Japan at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Billy Holland will make his 200th Munster appearance against Connacht. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

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 John Kelly celebrates his try for Munster during the “Miracle Match”, where the province needed to win by exactly four tries and 27 points against Gloucester, which they succeeded in doing so.   Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

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Freddie Burns reacts after his mistake against Toulouse. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

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Ben Whitehouse was in the eye of the storm during Saturday’s Guinness Pro14   clash between Leinster and Munster at Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

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Former Ireland and Munster player Donncha O’Callaghan at  the Men’s Shed gathering at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Co Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

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