Month: October 2017

LISTEN: Na Piarsaigh look to take Munster crown as Granagh Ballingarry aim to reach Munster final

By Raffaele Rocca / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

It is a clash of camogie dynasties in Granagh Ballingarry on Sunday afternoon as the Limerick senior champions take on Tipperary’s Burgess Duharra in the Munster club semi final. Fresh from completing a five in a row, Tomás Maloney and his Granagh Ballingarry side face a Tipperary outfit who have won their last six county…

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Four uncapped players included in Irish Squad for November Internationals

By Diarmaid Scannell / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

As well as the uncapped players, Simon Zebo has been left out of the squad for the three fixtures Earlier in the week, it was announced that Simon Zebo will leave Munster at the end of the season, with a club in France his likely destination. Today, Joe Schmidt has named a 38 man squad…

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Kieran Keane has named his Connacht side to take on Munster

By Diarmaid Scannell / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

The New Zealander, similar to his South African counterpart, has named a strong starting XV for the Pro 14 clash   John Muldoon returns to captain the side, along with Kieran Marmion, Ultan Dillane, Finlay Bealham, Tom McCartney, Tom Farrell, Jarrad Butler and Cian Kelleher who all return to the starting XV for the round 7…

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Munster name strong XV for Connacht clash

By Diarmaid Scannell / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

Rassie Erasmus has named a very positive side for what is likely to be his final interprovincial fixture as Munster’s head coach John Ryan and Mark Flanagan have been promoted from the bench for the clash with Connacht, with Stephen Archer dropping to the substitutes and Jean Kleyn dropping out of the squad. Flanagan will…

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Stephen Archer – “The Interpros are always something different”

By Diarmaid Scannell / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

At the start of the season, Stephen Archer – an Irish International – might have felt some pressure to maintain his starting berth in Munster’s Champions Cup XV after seeing the emergence of John Ryan last season at tighthead. Ryan earned his first international call up and cap during Ireland’s 2017’s Six Nations campaign and went…

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Rassie Erasmus expecting tough Connacht challenge at the Sportsground

By Luke Liddy / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

Following on from a busy few weeks of European action, Munster face into two Pro 14 encounters before the three-week break, Erasmus will have the chance to further experiment with his squad against provincial rivals Connacht but that doesn’t mean that the domestic campaign will be overlooked in terms of importance. “Last year we were…

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Ardscoil Rís and JTBCS Hospital secure Harty 1/4 Final spots

By Raffaele Rocca / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

Limerick schools John the Baptist Community School Hospital and Ardscoil Rís both made it two wins from to in their respective groups to ensure the will be playing Harty Cup hurling in January with the 1/4 finals scheduled to take place on the 10th of January. There was disappointment however as Castletroy Doon and Kilmallock…

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Ballynanty Rovers to play home matches at the Markets Field until the new year

By Adrian Finnin / October 25, 2017 / 1 Comment

Long standing Limerick District League club Ballynanty Rovers have agreed a deal with the LEDP (Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership) to play their home matches at the Markets Field from next Sunday until the end of January 2018. Ballynanty were founded in 1955 and currently ply their trade in the Limerick District League Premier Division. The…

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WATCH: Limerick FC manager Neil McDonald discusses securing his side’s Premier Status for another year

By Diarmaid Scannell / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

McDonald spoke about the draw with Galway as well as looking ahead to the Shamrock Rovers game The head coach admits it was a relief to secure the point to guarantee his side’s status in the top division for another year even though he felt they didn’t play as well as they could have against…

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Harty Cup Round 2 should make 1/4 Final make up a bit clearer

By Raffaele Rocca / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

Some big games in round 2 with some teams looking at elimination while others look to secure 1/4 final places. Harty Cup Group A Round 2 Wednesday October 25th @ 1:30pm Mallow – Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc V CBS Midleton Boherlahan – De La Salle College Waterford V Árdscoil Rís North Circular Limerick Ardscoil Rís…

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