Month: February 2017

Limerick FC back to top flight with a 5-1 rout of Sligo Rovers

Limerick FC defeated Sligo Rovers 5-1 at the Markets Field in a near perfect performance from Martin Russell’s men on their return to the premier division. New signing Rodrigo Tosi bagged a hatrick on his competitive home debut along with goals from Ian Turner and Lee-J Lynch. Matthew Stevens scored the solitary Sligo goal on his debut. It was evident from the opening exchanges that both managers had instructed their teams to play progressive football from defence to attack with both sets of midfielders dropping short for possession. Limerick FC took the lead in the opening five minutes as...

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Fitzgibbon Cup Weekend-Preview

The 2017 independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals take place today in the NUIG sports complex in Dangan to determine who will face off in tomorrow’s final at 1pm in the same venue. IT Carlow will face off against UCC in the first semi at 1pm which will be followed by the all Limerick clash of LIT and defending champions Mary I. All four teams have been very impressive thus far with both ties expected to be close affairs. IT Carlow V UCC Dangan 1pm The IT Carlow team that overcame a UL team with a fantastic line out in the...

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Limerick FC look to hit the ground running with tough Sligo task

Limerick FC host Sligo Rovers at the Markets Field on Friday night with a 7.45 kick off. The game represents the beginning of the 2017 Airtricity League Premier Division season and the Super Blues will be hoping to make a big impression upon their return to the top flight of Irish football. Limerick FC manager Martin Russell has been busy in pre-season adding eight players to the first-team squad ahead of what promises to be an exciting and nerve-wracking season for the Limerick faithful. New signings Brendan and Dean Clarke, Ian Turner, Chiedozie Ogbene, Bastien Hery and Rodrigo Tosi...

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St. Michaels R.C. Head of the River Time Trial 2017

This Saturday, February 25th, sees the peak of Rowing Ireland’s winter calendar with St. Michaels Head of the River taking place in O’Briensbridge, Co. Clare. The Head of the River, now in it’s 36th year, has moved from a date in December to February to reduce the risk of adverse weather. You might think that the weather has not been great so far this year but in rowing terms we are flood free. The non tidal course starts at Worlds End in Castleconnell with crews tracing 3.2 kilometres to the finish just in front of the bridge at O’Briensbridge....

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UL book O’Connor Cup semi final after 11-point win over UCC

The UL Ladies football team stormed into the semi-finals of the 2017 O’Connor Cup after an impressive 11-point victory over a strong UCC team in the 4G pitch in UL this Wednesday afternoon. Due to adverse weather conditions, the match was moved to the 4G Pitch as Pitch 1 was unplayable. UL adjusted to their surroundings the quickest rattling off 3 quick scores in the opening couple of minutes. The first came right from the throw in as wing back Joanna Cregg stormed forward past a couple off UCC players to slot over a beautiful point. UL got their...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Munster V Racing 92 (Champions Cup)

    October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Adare V Newcastlewest (Limerick Senior Football Final)

    October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Connacht V Munster (Guinness Pro14)

    October 27 @ 7:35 pm - 9:00 pm
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    October 27 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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    November 3 @ 7:35 pm - 9:00 pm

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