Author: Luke Liddy

Tommy O’Donnell returns from injury to captain Munster against London Irish

Tommy O’Donnell returns from injury to captain Munster against London Irish. Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has named an extended 30-man squad for tomorrow’s game against London Irish at Irish Independent Park (7.30pm). Ireland international Tommy O’Donnell will captain Munster for the first time since leading the province to a win over the Maori All Blacks in November 2016. Stephen Fitzgerald starts at full-back with Calvin Nash and Darren Sweetnam on the flanks. Rory Scannell and Dan Goggin team up in the centres with James Hart and JJ Hanrahan providing the half-back pairing. Jeremy Loughman, Kevin O’Byrne and...

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WATCH – Declan Hannon on big game build up

WATCH – Declan Hannon on big game build up. The scramble for All Ireland final tickets is on around Limerick City and County as thousands of locals look to secure their seat at Croke Park. Hats, bands and wristbands are in abundance in Limerick at the moment, however senior hurling captain Declan Hannon says his mind is firmly fixed on matters within the camp. “I haven’t heard a whole pile of what’s going on outside the camp to be honest we’re just focused on ourselves and getting to the 19th of August in the best possible shape we can.”...

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WATCH – Injured Paul Brown “No point feeling sorry for myself”

WATCH – Injured Paul Brown “No point feeling sorry for myself”. Limerick senior hurler Paul Brown finds himself in one of the most mentally challenging predicaments in sport. The midfielder will miss his opportunity to take the pitch with the treaty at Croke Park for the All Ireland final having suffered a Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury. Brown injured himself in training in July and quickly realised that his season was over saying he “knew something bad was after happening”. The Bruff club man could have allowed the injury to get the better of him but says that it wouldn’t be...

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WATCH – John Kiely looking for further improvement

WATCH – John Kiely looking for further improvement. Limerick senior hurling boss John Kiely has said all season that he has been looking for incremental improvements from his side as they progressed through the campaign. This philosophy is no different heading into the biggest game from a Limerick hurling point of view since 2007. “We’ll be looking to be a better team the next time we go out again. We did look for incremental improvements in the team right throughout the whole season and whilst we had a dip against Clare in Ennis in our performance I think we...

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Limerick’s Joy Neville to officiate third successive World Rugby Sevens Series

Limerick’s Joy Neville to officiate third successive World Rugby Sevens Series. A team of 25 match officials from 15 Unions, including Ireland’s Joy Neville, has been announced for this coming season’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series as the countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games gathers pace. Reigning World Rugby Referee of the Year Joy Neville has previously officiated at the Women’s Rugby World Cup final, refereed a senior men’s international game and became the first women to officiate in a European Champions Cup game. The Limerick woman is the only IRFU representative among the panel of officials and is involved...

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