Luke Liddy

Tigris River gives JP McManus Galway Hurdle victory

By Luke Liddy / August 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Top Limerick racehorse owner JP McManus claimed the richest race race of the Galway Summer Festival today, as Tigris River got up in the shadow of the post to defeat Swamp Fox by a neck in the Grade A Guinness Handicap Hurdle. Thriller – Tigris River wins the @GuinnessIreland Galway Hurdle! pic.twitter.com/gwXfONzjeD — At The Races…

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Listen – Catherine Costigan – “Don’t listen to everything people say you can’t do, because if you’re strong enough you can really do anything.”

By Luke Liddy / August 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Catherine Costigan – “Don’t listen to everything people say you can’t do, because if you’re strong enough you can really do anything.” Long before boxing/MMA hybrid super fights and the explosion of McGregor mania, fighter Catherine Costigan was attempting to find her way in a sport that very few Irish people understood. The Limerick woman…

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JP McManus raiders dominate the betting for the Galway Hurdle

By Luke Liddy / August 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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Watch – Munster reach half way point in pre-season

By Luke Liddy / August 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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Referee with the black card

Is it time to do away with the black card?

By Luke Liddy / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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UL Vikings suffer semi-final heartbreak in Antrim

By Luke Liddy / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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Confirmed: South African sides join new Guinness Pro14

By Luke Liddy / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

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…

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Limerick FC confirm Shaun Kelly and Paul O’Conor have left the club

By Luke Liddy / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Defender Shaun Kelly and midfielder Paul O’Conor are the latest players to leave Limerick, they follow the departures of Chris Mulhall, Ian Turner and Robbie Williams. Limerick had stated that Kelly, O’Conor and Williams had been placed on the transfer list last week. O’Conor is expected to link up with former teammate Ian Turner at…

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Watch – UL Vikings gear up for semi final showdown with the Knights

By Luke Liddy / July 28, 2017 / 1 Comment

The UL Vikings travel north to face the Carrickfergus Knights in the semi-final of the Shamrock Bowl this Sunday. UL overcame the Cork Admirals last week in the wild card round while the Antrim side qualified directly into the semis after topping the SBC North with a 5-3 record. Both sides have claimed three Shamrock…

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Watch – Rising Star Joey Conway speaks to Munster Rugby

By Luke Liddy / July 27, 2017 / 1 Comment

The first of Munster Rugby’s new ‘Getting To Know’ video series features loosehead prop Joey Conway. Conway featured for the Munster U20/Development side earlier this season. Now playing senior rugby with Bohs, he played every game of the 2017 U20 6 Nations, also featuring heavily in the World Championships in Georgia. The Castleconnell native will…

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