Month: October 2017

Limerick FC guarantee premier division football for 2018 following draw with Galway United

Limerick FC secured their place in the ten team SSE Airtricity League Premier Division for 2018 following a 2-2 draw with Galway United at the Markets Field. Goals from Rodrigo Tosi from the penalty spot and Chiedozie Ogbene had given Limerick a two goal lead before Ronan Murray and Eoin McCormack levelled for the visitors. The result means Galway go into the final game of the season in the relegation zone and they could be relegated tomorrow night if Sligo overcome Derry City. Both teams began the game at a slow pace with Shane Duggan’s wayward cross almost catching out Conor Winn in the Galway goal. The visitors responded with a shot from Rory Hale from the edge of the box which was easily collected by Brendan Clarke. Approaching the half hour mark, Clarke denied Gavan Holohan with a superb low save to his right. The Tribesemen were dominant at this point as the home team struggled to relieve the pressure. Shane Keegan’s men then had a goal ruled out for offside as the pressure intensified. Ronan Murray should have given his side the lead with a low shot which flew just wide of Clarke’s left hand post. Suddenly against the run of play, Limerick were awarded a guilt edge chance to take the lead. Stephen Kenny was set free down the right flank before delivering a teasing cross...

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Peter O’Mahony says improvement needed if Munster are to get past Racing 92

Peter O’Mahony accepts Munster need to improve if they are to get the better of Racing 92 this weekend. Munster emerged from Castres with two points in the bag last weekend in a game that could have easily seen them come home with just the one, bar a few missed penalties by the opposition place kicker. Speaking to the press this week, Munster captain Peter O’Mahony says this weekend’s performance will have to improve significantly if they are to record a first home win of the campaign. Some silly penalties, missed tackles and a missed exit play proved costly....

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Adare captain Shane Doherty aiming to put final defeats to bed

Adare captain is aiming to put final defeats to bed. Adare captain, Shane Doherty insists that history will play no part when his side face Newcastle West in the senior football final this Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds. This is only the third ever time the club have found themselves in this position, having played two previous finals in 2002 and 2010, losing out on both occasions to Monaleen. However Doherty is adamant that the players won’t be dwelling on previous results on Sunday. “If you look at our panel, there’s only a handful of lads who were in...

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Newcastle West captain Stephen Nix not taking final spot for granted

Newcastle West captain Stephen Nix not taking final spot for granted. Newcastle West captain, Stephen Nix says that his team feel “privileged” to be in their second county football final in three years. It will be a clash of West Limerick on Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds as Newcastle West face off against Adare for the Fr Casey Cup and Nix believes his side can draw from their experience of winning it in 2015. “We were under serious pressure after losing a few and the joy it brought to ourselves and family, friends and the club itself, it was...

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WATCH: Kilcoyne ready to do battle with Racing 92

WATCH: Kilcoyne ready to do battle with Racing 92. Dave Kilcoyne is expecting an “incredible confrontation battle” in the front row when Munster welcome Racing 92 to Thomond Park this weekend. Munster are on the hunt for their first win in the European Cup following their draw with Castres last Sunday, a game in which the prop feels Munster let themselves down. “We could have won the game. We probably should have won the game but equally we could have lost the game”. “Our discipline at the end, especially on my behalf, you know, we let ourselves down there.” Kilcoyne...

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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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