Month: October 2017

2018 Leinster and Munster Hurling Finals to take place on the same day

By Diarmaid Scannell / October 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The GAA fixtures for 2018 announced with both Munster & Leinster finals to take place on July 1st.  GAA headquarters have published their master fixtures plan for next season with some interesting fixture times and dates arising, including that of both the Munster and Leinster Hurling Final on the same day, July 1st. Elsewhere, the…

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Ireland’s World Cup bid scuppered as South Africa named preferred option

By Raffaele Rocca / October 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid dealt huge blow as South Africa is named preferred option by Rugby World Cup Board. Ireland’s chances of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup look to have evaporated after the World Rugby decided against endorsing the all-island bid today. The drawn out technical appraisal indicted South Africa as the preferred…

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WATCH: Limerick FC Under 19’s player Alan Murphy discusses life in the academy

By Diarmaid Scannell / October 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The left back made his first team debut last weekend in the final League game of the year The Under 19’s representative talks about some of his early career memories, what life is like as a Limerick FC academy player, players he looked up to or got advice and much more. You can see Murphy’s…

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LISTEN: Monday Night Rugby Review with Three Red Kings & Sporting Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / October 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

Sporting Limerick have teamed with up with Three Red Kings to give you the Monday Night Rugby Review taking look back at Munster’s poor performance away to Connacht, some of the reaction to the Zebo move, plus we take a look ahead at two crucial games against Dragons and Zebre. That plus some reaction the Munster…

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LISTEN: Victor Matfield says van Graan will understand Munster “culture”

By Raffaele Rocca / October 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

LISTEN: Speaking to Sporting Limerick, Former Springbok Victor Matfield says van Graan will understand Munster “culture”. At last weeks’s press conference Rassie Erasmus indicated that Zebre would most likely be Johann van Graan’s first game in charge of Munster. Between now and then is the matter of a home game against the Dragons with Munster…

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No fresh injury concerns for Munster as Bleyendaal takes part in limited training

By Luke Liddy / October 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

A number of players are progressing well on the rehabilitation front with Tyler Bleyendaal (neck) taking part in limited training this week, while Gerbrandt Grobler (ankle), Ronan O’Mahony (fibula) and Conor Oliver (shoulder) have all advanced to on-pitch rehabilitation sessions. With 11 of the squad attending Ireland camp in Carton House, Rassie Erasmus confirmed that…

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Rassie Erasmus emotional ahead of what may be his last game as Munster boss

By Luke Liddy / October 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

Rassie Erasmus ‘emotional’ ahead of what may be his last game as Munster boss. Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has again reiterated that Friday’s Pro 14 clash with the Dragons will most likely be his last game at the helm for Munster. The South African has eluded to the fact that it makes sense to…

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Shannon head coach Tom Hayes not getting carried away with flying start to the campaign

By Luke Liddy / October 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

Shannon head coach Tom Hayes has had a bright start in his first full season as an AIL head coach with his side recording five wins from five. The Parish side maintained their position at the top of the division with a hard-fought derby win over UL Bohemian at Thomond Park over the weekend. Hayes…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s loss to Connacht at the Sportsground

By Raffaele Rocca / October 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

It was a bad night at the office for Munster who fell to a third league defeat in their last four Pro14 games. Andrew Conway’s red card on the hour mark was a blow that Munster did not recover from as a late Craig Ronaldson try was enough to earn Connacht their second league win…

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Clean sweep of wins for Limerick sides in UBL action

By Raffaele Rocca / October 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

It was five from five as Limerick clubs all recorded Ulster Bank League wins on Saturday. Young Munster recorded their second win of the campaign to move to 7th in the table courtesy of a 20-19 victory over Munster rivals Cork Constitution in Temple Hill. The win was claimed through the boot of Shane Airey…

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