Author: Luke Liddy

JP McManus raiders dominate the betting for the Galway Hurdle

JP McManus raiders dominate the betting for the Galway Hurdle. Today’s feature at the Galway Summer Festival shows six runners in the silks of Limerick owner JP McManus. Second favourite Tigris River is seen to have the best chance with the bookmakers and is saddled by the in form Joseph O’Brien, while Barry Geraghty takes the ride. The Gordon Elliott trained Timiyan is next in the betting, while Plate winner Davy Russell is aboard previous winner Thomas Edison, Russell has won the Galway Hurdle twice as a rider. A.P McCoy was on Thomas Edison for his win back in...

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Watch – Munster reach half way point in pre-season

Watch – Munster reach half way point in pre-season. Munster are at the half-way point in their preparations for the upcoming 2017-18 season, and as internationals return, the focus begins to shift at the High Performance Centre. After a break, the internationals began their pre-season training last week while the core training group enjoyed a mid pre-season break before recommencing their programme which now sees the early strength work balanced with power development. Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo, Dave Kilcoyne, Jack O’Donoghue, John Ryan and Niall Scannell are back n the fold ahead of the new season....

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Is it time to do away with the black card?

Is it time to do away with the black card? The black card was introduced by the GAA to deter cynical play but is it being correctly implemented? There were none handed out in either of the All Ireland quarter-finals at the weekend, despite some instances that should probably have warranted it. While in the qualifier between Kildare and Armagh Kildare goalkeeper Mark Donnellan appeared to take out Andrew Murnin off the ball. The rule states that deliberately body-checking another player off the ball warrants a black card, however Donnellan saw yellow for this challenge. Jim McGuinness highlighted the lack...

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UL Vikings suffer semi-final heartbreak in Antrim

UL Vikings suffer semi-final heartbreak in Antrim. The UL Vikings lost out by a point to the Carrickfergus Knights in Antrim on Sunday. UL were forced to make the long trip up north, and it was possibly one of the defining factors behind their 21-20 loss. This away trip was determined on the last day of the regular season as the Vikings lost out to rivals the Dublin Rebels. The loss ended the hopes of a perfect season and ensured that UL would have to face into a wildcard game with the Cork Admirals, they secured victory in that...

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Confirmed: South African sides join new Guinness Pro14

Confirmed: South African sides join new Guinness Pro14. Celtic Rugby and the South African Rugby Union have today confirmed that the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings will join an expanded Guinness PRO14 tournament in time for the upcoming 2017/18 season. A long-term strategic agreement has been signed by both parties which will allow the participation of two South African franchises in the renamed Guinness PRO14 Championship. The agreement means that the Championship will take place across the northern and southern hemispheres and marks the first phase of expansion as the Guinness PRO14 becomes a truly global tournament. This...

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