Month: March 2017


Limerick welcome Bohemians to the Markets Field

By Raffaele Rocca / March 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC welcome Bohemians to the Markets Field this evening for their third game of the Airtricity League Premier Division season (kick-off 7.45). It is the first game in a big week for the Shannonsiders who host the Gypsies and Finn Harps before finishing the week with a long trip to Donegal for the re-arranged…

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Dowling returns to fold as Kiely makes ten changes for Laois clash

By Raffaele Rocca / March 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

Na Piarsaigh’s Shane Dowling makes his return to the Limerick starting line as John Kiely makes ten changes as he tries to blood as many different players as possible for the remainder of the league. Just five remain from the scrappy victory over a stubborn Offaly last time out with Sean Finn, Seamus Hickey, Declan…

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We look at Paudie O’Connors big move to Leeds United

By Raffaele Rocca / March 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

Sporting Limerick takes a look at Paudie O’Connor’s big move to Leeds Earlier this week, it was revealed that Limerick FC’s 19-year-old centre back Paudie O’Connor had signed for Leeds United on a two-and-a-half year deal. O’Connor announced the move on his twitter page, thanking Limerick FC, his team mates and manager Martin Russell. The…

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UL vs IT Carlow scoreboard

Ruthless IT Carlow Fire Past Fancied UL To Make Fitzgibbon Semi-Finals

By Raffaele Rocca / March 10, 2017 / 1 Comment

DJ Carey’s IT Carlow are through to the Fitzgibbon Cup semi finals after a fantastic display of hurling to upset last year’s finalists UL this afternoon on a score line of 4-16 to 0-23. UL started well with a point each coming from dual player Gearoid Hegarty, David Gleeson and a brilliant score from the…

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Ireland versus Wales team emblems

Huge struggle looms as Ireland chase wounded dragon

By Raffaele Rocca / March 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Raffaele Rocca Ireland face a Wales team in trouble at the Principality Stadium tonight in what promises to be another bruising encounter. If Ireland are to maintain their push for a possible championship, then nothing less than a victory will do set up a St Patrick’s weekend decider against the Eddie Jones and his…

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Dundalk V Limerick

Limerick FC travel to champions Dundalk

By Raffaele Rocca / March 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC relishing the challenge of trip to champions Dundalk Martin Russell’s Limerick FC make the long trip to County Louth tonight to take on Dundalk at Oriel Park (kick-off 7.45pm). Both sides have made impressive starts to the season with Dundalk defeating both Shamrock Rovers and Sligo whereas Limerick beat Sligo before the early…

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Defending champions Crescent College Comprehensive through to Munster Schools Junior Cup Final

By Emma Needham / March 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Crescent College Comprehensive are through to this year’s Munster Schools Junior Cup final after they overcame opponents Castletroy College 19-5 at the UL North Campus yesterday afternoon. The defending champions have now set themselves up for a final that will be played on St Patrick’s day in Thomond park either against Cork schools Presentation Brothers…

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Sky Sports deal means Limerick-Clare clash will not be free to air

By Emma Needham / March 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

Three years into their overage of the GAA AND Sky Sports have secured their biggest coup by a distance. Yesterday it was announced that they will exclusively broadcast the Munster Championship clash between Clare and Limerick live on June 4. Although Sky Sports have shown their fair share of games over the past number of…

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GAA Congress

The ‘Super 8’, and how will it affect Limerick Football?

By Emma Needham / March 7, 2017 / 2 Comments

So with the dust and hysteria both settled following on from last week’s GAA congress let’s take a cold clinical look as the Super 8 proposal and what it means for Limerick Football. The GAA writers of Last Sunday’s sports articles dedicated column after column to the GAA Congress and to their decision to allow…

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Adare Manor Golf Resort

JP McManus hoping huge Adare renovations can help secure prestigious Ryder Cup

By Raffaele Rocca / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

JP McManus outlines hopes to host future Ryder Cup JP McManus has spoken for the first time about his “dream” of bringing the prestigious Ryder Cup golf tournament to Adare, Co Limerick. Mr McManus hopes to beat competition from across Europe to host the biennial golf match between elite players from Europe and the United States…

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