Soccer

Pike move to the top of the premier division following victory over Ballynanty

By Adrian Finnin / October 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Pike Rovers secured a vital three points in the chase for the premier division title on Sunday afternoon as they defeated rivals Ballynanty 2-0 courtesy of a brace from striker Johnathan Grant. The result means that the Hoops leapfrog their opponents into first place and are two points clear. However, Ballynanty have a game in…

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Meeting of Ballynanty and Pike Rovers is the main event this weekend

By Adrian Finnin / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are three games in the PJ Matthews Premier League this weekend with league leaders Ballynanty Rovers facing Pike Rovers in a huge clash at Limerick Institute of Technology on Sunday (2pm). Ballynanty have had a superb start to life under new manager Donal Magee with a 100% winning record across all competitions. The Northside…

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Limerick FC enter in to last home game of regular league season

By Adrian Finnin / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC face St. Patrick’s Athletic at the Markets Field on Friday night in the club’s last home game of the regular season (kick off 7.45). The club have endured a tough season and are preparing for a promotion/relegation playoff clash against either Drogheda United or Finn Harps starting with an away leg on Monday…

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WATCH: Former Limerick FC Stalwart Paul Finucane has no regrets

By Adrian Finnin / October 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Former Limerick FC captain Paul Finucane joined Sporting Limerick at Jackman Park to discuss his career in the League of Ireland and his decision to leave the club at the age of 25. Finucane was a graduate from the under 21s side in 2001 and spent the next eight seasons with his hometown club. In…

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National & local cups take precedent in Limerick this weekend

By Adrian Finnin / October 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

FAI and Munster Junior Cup games are down for decision once again this weekend as well as a host of local cup and league games. The biggest attraction will be the meeting of Janesboro and Fairview Rangers at Pearse Stadium on Sunday morning (10.30). With the likes of Barry Ryan, Paudie Quinn and Brian Murphy…

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Limerick FC continue play off preparations against Derry City on Friday

By Adrian Finnin / October 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC will continue working towards a probable two legged play off encounter at the end of October when they entertain struggling Derry City at the Markets Field on Friday night (kick off 7.45). Limerick will be looking to secure back to back victories having defeated Bray Wanderers 0-2 a couple of weeks ago.  The…

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WATCH: Magee delighted with “great buzz” surrounding Ballynanty Rovers

By Adrian Finnin / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ballynanty Rovers manager Donal Magee spoke to Sporting Limerick’s Adrian Finnin at Limerick Institute of Technology last week to discuss the club’s superb start to the season and the plans for the future.  The former Shannon Town manager has made quite an impact since taking over at the Northside club, winning all eight league games…

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Limerick FC face Airtricity League break following Bray Victory

By Adrian Finnin / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC will not be in action this week as the Airtricity League Premier Division takes a break for a week to accommodate the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup semi-final ties.  The Shannonsiders enter the break in a positive mind frame as they effectively secured a promotion/relegation play off place after victory over closest rivals…

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No shocks in the Munster Junior Cup as league action returns

By Adrian Finnin / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

There was only one surprise casualty in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup last weekend as all other premier sides emerged unscathed against lower league opposition. Premier Division side Charleville were hammered 9-2 by 1A promotion chasing Moyross despite regular scorers Shane Dillon and Pat Callaghan registering goals for Charleville.  The PJ Matthews…

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Munster Junior Cup begins as 4 of the big 5 advance in the FAI Junior

By Adrian Finnin / September 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

It was a hectic weekend of FAI Junior Cup second round action as Pike Rovers, Ballynanty Rovers, Regional and Fairview Rangers all made it through to the next stage of the competition. Janesboro were the big casualties in the second round as they fell 3-1 to the aforementioned Regional after extra time in Dooradoyle.  For…

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