Month: August 2017

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

By Adrian Finnin / August 31, 2017 / 1 Comment

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…

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

By Diarmaid Scannell / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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Garbhan Coughlan leaves Limerick FC by mutual consent

By Raffaele Rocca / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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International referee John Lacey goes through Rugby’s law changes

By Raffaele Rocca / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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

By Jack Neville / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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Think pink cycle coming to Limerick on September 3rd

By Diarmaid Scannell / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The charity cycle in aid of the Marie Keating foundation is the first of its kind in Limerick. The Ladies@The Hub cycling group, which is the first Limerick all ladies cycling group, are hosting the Think Pink Cycle in association with the Marie Keating foundation on Sunday September 3rd. The cycle will begin from Ahane…

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Munster name exciting XV for Opening round tie versus Treviso

By Diarmaid Scannell / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

Rassie Erasmus has named a mixture of experience and youth for his sides first Pro 14 game. Academy loose forward Sean O’Connor and now Irish International Andrew Conway are the only two changes to the side that defeated Worcester last week, coming in at flanker and full back respectively. Another academy player getting the nod…

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Munster Senior Cup Redrawn

By Diarmaid Scannell / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Munster Senior Challenge cup had to be redrawn today as Thomond were included in the original draw but they will not be competing this year. Garryowen Shannon and Young Munster were all given home ties in the new draw against Dolphin, Cork Constitution and Highfield respectively. The first round also threw up some away…

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LISTEN: Tyler Bleyendaal looking at the positives ahead of new season

By Diarmaid Scannell / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

Munster’s Tyler Bleyendaal is relishing the new season as Treviso opener draws close. The Munster rumour mill has been active over the Summer. Firstly it was rumours surrounding whether or not Erasmus would leave. When his and Nienaber’s departure was confirmed, attention switched to who would replace the South African at the helm. One player…

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LWSSL Division 1 and Division 2 Cup Finals this weekend at Markets Field

By Diarmaid Scannell / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Markets field is the venue for the Division 1 and Division 2 cup finals in the Limerick Women’s and Schoolgirl’s Soccer League this weekend. The double header of finals will begin on Sunday at 1:30pm where Listowel Celtic will meet Kilmallock in the Division 1 final followed by the meeting of Herbertstown AFC and…

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