Author: Luke Liddy

Garryowen and Young Munster feature in Munster moment of the month

Garryowen and Young Munster feature in Munster moment of the month. Moment 1 – Calvin Nash tackle While Young Munster fell to a 6-3 loss to Garryowen in the All Ireland League under the lights at Dooradoyle on Friday, November 10, Calvin Nash of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy made his mark with a perfectly-timed tackle. Nash’s tackle was one of the standout moments in the clash at a rain-sodden Dooradoyle as Garryowen took the spoils thanks to two Neil Cronin penalties. Moment 2 – Simon Zebo pass Simon Zebo produced one of the assists of the season in...

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Golf Voyager launch Munster V Leinster Algarve Golf Challenge

Golf Voyager launch Munster V Leinster Algarve Golf Challenge. Hot on the heels of the very successful inaugural Shannon Airport Cup, the Ryder Cup styled golf challenge held in La Cala Golf Resort in Spain in which Ollie Moran’s Limerick side defeated age-old rivals Clare, captained by Brian Lohan, competition organiser Limerick’s Golf Voyager is now putting the spotlight on rugby with the hosting of the 2nd Algarve Golf Challenge in January. This intriguing golf challenge will see 32 golfers from Munster take on 32 golfers from Leinster in a fun, yet competitive event. Over 75 per cent of...

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Watch – Simon Zebo determined to depart Munster with medal around his neck

Simon Zebo is determined to land silverware with Munster this season as he gets ready to depart the province in the summer. The 27-year-old announced in October that he would be setting off in search of a new challenge in France. His destination has not yet been confirmed but the strongest link has been with Top 14 side Racing 92. Last weekend saw a clean sweep for Irish provinces in the Champions Cup and saw defending champions Saracens take a pummelling from Clermont. Although, Leinster have emerged as competition favourites following the third round of pool games, Munster will...

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Looking back – Andy Lee claims World Title

Limerick man Andy Lee claimed the WBO Middleweight title on this day three years ago. Andy Lee secured the WBO Middleweight title against Matt Korobov following a 6th round stoppage back on December 13th, 2014. The Limerick man caught his Russian opponent with a devastating right hook and then landed 18 successive punches to secure the belt. Following his title loss to Billy Joe Saunders in December, 2015,  Lee, of St Francis Boxing Club, Limerick, returned to the ring in March, 2017 and recorded an eight-round unanimous points victory over Alabama’s KeAndrae Leatherwood at Madison Square Garden’s main arena. 3...

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Van Graan focused solely on Munster despite Matt O’Connor comments

Van Graan focused solely on Munster despite Matt O’Connor comments. Johann van Graan couldn’t have asked for a much better European Champions Cup debut at the helm for Munster as his side decimated an underwhelming Leicester Tigers side at Thomond Park last weekend. The South African saw his side dominate the game against the English Premiership side to reach pole position in Pool 4. For Leicester head coach Matt O’Connor, it was a nightmare visit to Limerick. The Australian sparked controversy after the game by stating that Munster had played a ‘cynical’ game, something that van Graan isn’t going...

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