Month: June 2017

WATCH: Richie Bennis – “If we go down with the right attitude, I can see us coming out with a result”

By Raffaele Rocca / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Riche Bennis needs no introduction to Limerick hurling fans. As a player he scored ten points against the Cats in the 1973 All-Ireland final and led the team as manager against Brian Cody’s men in the ill-fated 2007 showpiece. Sporting Limerick chatted with Richie this week to get his take on the weekend’s big game.…

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WATCH: Limerick FC interview with Neil McDonald

By Emma Needham / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

LFC Interview Check out this video by Limerick FC of Manager Neil McDonald discussing tomorrow evenings game in United Park as his team will take on Drogheda United. Video courtesy of Limerick FC.

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New and Old faces return for first day of Preseason

By Diarmaid Scannell / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Munster squad arrived back after time off to UL on Wednesday to begin preparations for the 2017/18 season. With the pre season still in its infancy, not all the squad have started back. Keith Earls, Dave Kilkoyne, Simon Zebo, Andrew Conway, Niall and Rory Scannell, Jack O’Donoghue and John Ryan have a few weeks…

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Irish Women’s World Cup pool games sold out

By Emma Needham / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Irish Women’s Rugby World Cup to take place in August Ireland’s three pool games in the Women’s Rugby World Cup in August have been sold out, the organisers of the event have confirmed, which is great for the sport. The games against Australia (9 August), Japan (13 August) and France (17 August), which all take place…

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Gatland axes OMahony as Lions name match day 23 for second test

By Raffaele Rocca / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mixed news for Munster players on the Lions tour as last week’s captain Peter O’Mahony has been dropped from the match day squad for the second test in Wellington while CJ Stander has been rewarded for his hard work with a place amongst the replacements. Conor Murray will partner Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton in the half…

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Jerome Kaino responds to claims he intentionally hurt Conor Murray

By Jack Neville / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

The New Zealand man has been accused of trying to intentionally hurt Conor Murray whilst the Munster man was taking a box kick in the 10th minute of the first Test. When attempting to block the kick, Kaino landed on Murray’s standing leg and has been singled out by many as deliberately trying to hurt…

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Brian O’Driscoll slams Warren Gatland over “Geographical Six”

By Jack Neville / June 29, 2017 / 1 Comment

When Warren Gatland announced a 41 man squad for the British and Irish Lions, there appeared to be enough players called up to cope with the demands of a Tour of New Zealand. As things would play out, Gatland decided that his squad wasn’t big enough and decided to call up a number of players.…

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Brave Limerick edged by Banner in extra time thriller

By Raffaele Rocca / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Limerick minor hurlers bow out of the 2017 championship but can hold their heads high. Two late points from full forward Gary Cooney was enough to send Clare in to a 19-17 lead with only 30 seconds on the clock. It was devastation for John Mulqueen’s side who gave their all in atroctios condition but…

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All Blacks make two changes for the second test against the Lions

By Emma Needham / June 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

All Blacks team named to play the Lions in the second test All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made two changes to his side for Saturday’s second test with the Lions in Wellington. Both changes are as a result of injuries with Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty ruled out. The All Blacks team is as…

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Limerick minors look to reach fifth consecutive Munster Minor Final

By Jack Neville / June 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

John Mulqueen’s minor Limerick side travel to Cusack Park tonight to face Clare in the Munster Minor Championship semi final at 7.30pm. Shoild Limerick come out on top it will mean they will play in a fifth consecutive Munster final next month. In 2013 and 2014 Limerick won the title beating Waterford twice. The last…

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