Month: May 2017

Clive Woodward Explains How He And The Lions ‘Let Paul O’Connell Down’ In 2005

Clive Woodward Explains How He And The Lions ‘Let Paul O’Connell Down’ In 2005. Having managed England to World Cup glory in 2003 against Australia, Clive Woodward was handed the daunting task of taking the Lions to take on the mighty All-Blacks two years later. At the time, few would have been in disagreement with the decision as the Englishman was at the zenith of his coaching career. Twelve years on from what was a disastrously one sided tour, the Lions once again face a huge task aiming to win a tour in New Zealand since 1971. Further evidence...

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Donnacha O’Callaghan on last Lions tour of New Zealand

Donnacha O’Callaghan looks back on the previous Lions tour of New Zealand. The 2005 Lions tour of New Zealand will be remembered for many reasons such as the spear tackle that ended captain Brian O’Driscoll’s tour, Dan Carter’s brilliance or Clive Woodward’s decision to split the squad in two. Woodward felt the best way to defeat the All-Blacks was to have a test squad and mid week squad. New Zealand’s white wash of the touring party quashed that thought. On man that toured was Munster’s Donnacha O’Callaghan who incidentally would be part of both squads during the tour. Speaking...

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Former UL Student to represent Australia in London Marathon

Former UL Student to represent Australia in London Marathon. Sinead Diver is one of six Australian runners that will be competing in the 2017 London Marathon. Diver was a student in the University of Limerick before emigrating to Australia to pursue her running career. Originally from Belmullet in Co Mayo, Diver was a starter for the country in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. She finished a very respectable 15th. She recently recorded her best ever time in a marathon in Nagoya in March so much is expected of the former UL student in the upcoming London marathon. We...

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Peter Casey looking forward to Championship hurling

Peter Casey awaits this weekend’s Munster Semi Final. Limerick Senior hurler and 2015 U21 All Ireland winner Peter Casey is ready for the championship season. Limerick will take on Clare in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final this weekend. Speaking to GAA.ie Casey knows what his team has to offer to his county and to the country. “The one thing that I’d be telling everyone, just to be patient. We were in three Minor (Munster) Finals, we won the All-Ireland U-21, but it’s a building process. “You see the likes of Cork this year, they’ve a few young...

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Key duo ruled out of Munster Championship opener

Key duo ruled out of Munster Championship opener As was feared, John Kiely will have to plan for the Munster Championship semi final clash with Clare without Patrickswell’s Diarmuid Byrnes and Na Piarsaigh’s William O’Donoghue. Both started in Limerick’s last competitive game against Galway in the League semi final but have since missed 4 challenge games and two rounds of the Limerick SHC. Byrnes was arguably Limerick’s most influential player last year as despite Limerick’s struggles he was nominated for an All-Star. O’Donoghue has shone for the Treaty side this Spring in the middle of the park with his...

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