Month: August 2017

Limerick FC welcome Finn Harps for the second time in a week for league action

Limerick FC welcome Finn Harps for the second time in a week for league action. Limerick FC host Finn Harps for the second time in six days as the two sides clash in a crucial game in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at the Markets Field on Friday night (kick-off 7.45 pm). The Shannonsiders beat Harps 1-0 last Saturday in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup courtesy of a rare goal from left-back Dave O’Connor in the second-half. Ollie Horgan’s men were not helped by the sending off of Caolan McAleer for an off the ball incident with...

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Stephen Archer – “There’s a big responsibilIty for us to take ownership”

Munster front row Stephen Archer feels the players have even more responsibility this year. The experienced prop, like so many of his team mates, is really looking forward to the new season despite the continued speculation about who is going to take over from the departing Erasmus and the uncertainty around when his successor will be appointed. At this week’s media briefing, the common thread was that the Munster camp have very much cracked on with the job in hand and have not lost their focus and insist that the decision of Erasmus to leave has not affected their...

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Garbhan Coughlan leaves Limerick FC by mutual consent

Garbhan Coughlan leaves Limerick FC by mutual consent. In yet another departure from Limerick FC, Garbhan Coughlan has left the club by mutual consent with New Zealand set to be his next destination. The Limerick native had been selected as part of the Irish team for the World University games in Taipei but didn’t travel wit the squad. The cup winner against Cobh Ramblers was his last goal for the Superblues and Neil McDonald’s striking options have been further reduced with his departure. In a statement on their Facebook page, Limerick FC thanked Coughlan for his service and wished...

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International referee John Lacey goes through Rugby’s law changes

International referee John Lacey goes through some of the rugby law changes coming into effect. Having enjoyed a successful career with his club and province John Lacey  somewhat accidentally fell into refereeing, recalling an incident where a referee never turned up for a schools game and the Munster Branch were faced with a potentially emabahrasing situation. “I was in my office in Thomond Park working away and Gerry Moore who worked in the office next door came in and said “We have a bit of a problem” – the referee, through an administrative error, had failed to turn up...

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WATCH: “If we play well it will take a good team to beat us”- Pat Donnelly

Pat Donnelly – “If we prepare right, if we play well it will take a good team to beat us” On Saturday 9th of September Limerick will take on Kilkenny in the 2017 All Ireland U21 final in Thurles. Limerick were victorious at this age group two years ago and retain several members of the successful 2015 squad. Kilmallock’s Dan Joy and Patrickwell’s Cian Lynch are carrying slight niggles from the weekend’s exploits but despite that Donnelly is optimistic about their participation in the final. We caught up with manager Pat Donnelly to see how his sides preparations are going....

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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
  4. Shamrock Rovers V Limerick FC (SSE Airtricity League Premier Division)

    October 27 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Munster V Dragons (Guinness Pro 14)

    November 3 @ 7:35 pm - 9:00 pm

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