Month: January 2018

Limerick FC’s Barry Cotter signs deal with Ispwich

Limerick FC’s Barry Cotter signs deal with Ispwich. Limerick right back Barry Cotter has finalised his move to English Championship side Ipswich Town. https://twitter.com/Official_ITFC/status/958794337432883200 The versatile 19 year old who can also operate at centre back made 11 appearances with Limerick FC last year. Ipswich Town managed by former Ireland manager Mick McCarthy currently sit in 12th place in the Championship table on 40 points, eleven off the play-offs. Cotter who is capped at U-19 level with Ireland heads for the exit door in the same week as Chiedozie Ogbene leaves for Brentford and with the loss of two...

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Disappointment for Limerick sides in Munster Schools Junior Cup

Disappointment for Limerick sides in Munster Schools Junior Cup. Both Crescent College Comprehensive and Castletroy College lost out in their respective Munster Schools Junior Cup quarter-final ties against Cork opposition at the 4G pitch in UL today. Castletroy were unlucky to lose out courtesy of a last stich penalty from Bandon Grammar who went on to record a 17-15 win, following a competitive back and forth battle on the artificial surface at UL. Bandon took the lead following a scoreless 20 minutes, a converted try saw the Cork side take a 7-0 lead, while Jack Oliver cut the deficit...

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Munster squad update – Dave Kilcoyne progessing positively

Munster squad update – Dave Kilcoyne progessing positively. The Munster squad returned to training in the High Performance Centre at UL today ahead of the Guinness PRO14 clash against Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday, February 10. A number of senior and Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players were in All Ireland League action for their clubs last weekend. Senior player Dan Goggin, who recently returned from a long-term injury, and Academy members Calvin Nash, Gavin Coombes and Alan Tynan helped Young Munster to a very impressive 25-16 win in Clontarf. Academy player Jack Power lined out for the hosts...

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Niamh Briggs makes competitive return in new look Ireland side

Niamh Briggs makes competitive return in new look Ireland side. The Ireland Women’s team has been named for the oepning match of the Women’s Six Nations against France in Satde Ernest Wallon on Saturday night. Head Coach, Adam Griggs has included one new cap in the starting XV with Megan Williams coming into the side. Williams is named in the back three alongside Kim Flood, at fullback, and Alison Miller on the opposite wing. The match also marks the return to action of former captain Niamh Briggs after a long season out with injury. Briggs is named at outhalf...

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Garryowen, UL Bohemians and UCC players amongst Irish U20s XV to face France

Garryowen, UL Bohemians and UCC players amongst Irish U20s XV to face France. Irish U20s coach Noel McNamara has named nine new caps in his team to face France in the Six Nations opener in Brive on Friday night [KO 8pm Irish time, RTÉ 2]. The side sees three Munster players selected with Garryowen’s David McCarthy at centre, UL Bohemian’s James McCarthy on the wing and the only Munster forward selected sees UCC’s Jack O’Sullivan start at number 8. Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen), Ronan Coffey (Shannon) and James French (UCC) are the other Munster representatives to make the match day...

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