Author: Luke Liddy

Sam Barry faces into last 16 tie in Dublin

Sam Barry faces into last 16 tie in Dublin. Sam Barry will take on Tom Farquharson of Great Britain in the last 16 of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown International Championships this Wednesday evening. The Futures event which is being held at Carrickmines Tennis Club began on Monday and has $25,000 prize money on offer. The Limerick man started the tournament with a convincing straight sets victory over fellow Irishman Owen Kirk. Wednesdays opponent, Farquharson also recorded a straight sets victory in the last 32, however, Barry should fancy his chances against the Brit who lies 1051 in the world rankings....

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Sam Barry set for Irish Open appearance

Sam Barry set for Irish Open appearance. Limerick tennis professional Sam Barry is set to take to the court for in the new AIG Irish Open Tennis Championships which returns to Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin from July 22nd to 29th. The Ennis Road native was most recently in France playing an ITF doubles event, where he and American Peter Kobelt lost out in the final. The event forms part of the ITF’s Futures series, the men’s event has been played at Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club for many years and is the world’s second oldest tournament having first...

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Limerick Big Ball Club 7’s returns this weekend

Limerick Big Ball Club 7’s returns this weekend. Mick Neville Park will host the second annual Big Ball Club 7’s tournament this Saturday, July 15. The tournament is organised by Rathkeale GAA club and serves to honour the memory of Shane Hourigan. Last years inaugural tournament was a great success with Ballylanders taking the top prize, in doing so they qualified for the Kilmacud Crokes All Ireland 7’s. 18 clubs took part last year and this year Rathkeale GAA are hoping for a similar turnout. Teams will compete on a league basis from 10.00am, with each team guaranteed at...

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16th annual Pig ‘n’ Porter Festival kicks off this weekend

16th annual Pig ‘n’ Porter Festival kicks off this weekend. Old Crescent RFC in association with Rugby Travel Ireland and (ITRA) will host the 16th annual Pig ‘n’ Porter Tag Rugby Festival across their grounds in Rosbrien, and the University Of Limerick on July 15. The event is expected to attract in excess of 4,000 people to the venue, with over 120 participating teams. While former Munster star Alan Quinlan will host. Limerick’s Pig ‘n’ Porter is now the world’s largest Tag Rugby Festival, and has grown in popularity over the past 15 years. With humble beginnings, the...

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LISTEN: Greg O’Shea ‘Hopefully we can finish it off as Champions of Europe’

Greg O’Shea ‘Hopefully we can finish it of as Champions of Europe’. Munster and Shannon’s Greg O’Shea is facing into a big weekend with the Ireland sevens squad this weekend, as they set off to Exeter for the final leg of the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series. Last weekend’s showing in Clermont has ensured that Anthony Eddy’s side have secured qualification for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifying tournament in Hong Kong. There’s still plenty to play for though, as Ireland look to book their place in next years World Cup and secure this season’s European crown. O’Shea says...

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