Month: November 2017

Laura Guest has named her first Munster side for this weekend’s opening Interpro fixture

By Diarmaid Scannell / November 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Munster Women take on Connacht women on Saturday afternoon in the opening Interprovincial fixture. Siobhan Fleming of Tralee RFC captains the side with a total of seven clubs represented in the 23 whilst 11 UL Bohs players make the starting XV. Laura O’Mahony and Syphonia Pua, who is making her interprovincial debut, start on the…

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Martin Russell has been named PFA Ireland Out of Contracts players managers

By Diarmaid Scannell / November 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

The former Limerick manager will take charge of the squad until January. Marin Russell has been named manager of a PFA Ireland out of contract player’s camp that includes League of Ireland players that are actively seeking a new club. Gary Rodgers has been named the goalkeeping coach for the camp. There are 12 training…

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Limerick born Leo Fernandez produces huge upset at UK Championship

By Diarmaid Scannell / November 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Fernandez came back to defeat Ding Junhui  Leo Fernandez produced a huge upset at the UK Snooker championship yesterday evening when he defeated World Number 3 Ding Junhui at the York Barbican. Fernandez was behind 5-1 at one stage in the best of 11 tie and looked like he wouldn’t be mounting much of a…

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Reports that CJ Stander’s contract talks have stalled

By Raffaele Rocca / November 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Another day and another worrying Irish Times report detailing stalled contracts surrounding a Munster player. This time CJ Stander is the man at the centre of Gavin Comiskey’s report the the reporter claiming that negotiations with the Munster back rower to move from a provincial to a central contract have come to an impasse. Stander…

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Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior& Junior Cup draw set for Wednesday evening

By Diarmaid Scannell / November 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Munster schools rugby competition begins at the end of January. The launch and draw for the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior cup will take place at Thomond Park on Wednesday evening. Representatives from each school involved will be in attendance for the draw which begins at 6:00pm and will be streamed live…

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Johann van Graan will “do everything in his power” to keep O’Mahony at Munster

By Diarmaid Scannell / November 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

The new head coach was speaking to the media for the first time today. New Munster head coach Johann Van Graan has insisted that he will do everything in his ability to keep Peter O’Mahony at the province for the next couple of years. In the Irish Times today it has been reported that the Munster captain…

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Chris Farrell set to miss Munster’s crucial December schedule with knee injury

By Diarmaid Scannell / November 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

There are a number of new injury concerns for Johan Van Graan as he begins his first week of taking training ahead of the Ospreys clash. Simon Zebo jarred his knee in the closing stages of the Zebre game and will undergo scan’s to see the extent of the injury, James Hart will be further…

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Listen – Sporting Limerick catch up with Greg O’Shea ahead of a massive few months for the Ireland Sevens

By Luke Liddy / November 28, 2017 / 1 Comment

The Ireland Sevens squad travel to Dubai this weekend as they continue preparation for the Hong Kong 7s (World Series Repechage) in April where one of twelve teams will battle to earn a place on the World Series circuit. Ireland finished top of the European Grand Prix rankings earlier this year to earn the right…

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LISTEN: Munster’s Italian job, Ireland’s November scorecard & van Graan’s arrival

By Raffaele Rocca / November 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

LISTEN: The Breakdown of Munster’s Italian job, Ireland’s November scorecard & van Graan’s arrival. The Breakdown Podcast with Sporting Limerick‘s  Raffaele Rocca & Tom Savage of the Three Red Kings. In this week’s podcast we look back at Ireland’s win over Argentina as well taking a wider look at where Joe Schmidt’s side stand heading into…

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Reports that Peter O’Mahony has turned down IRFU contract offer

By Raffaele Rocca / November 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has turned down an IRFU contract and begun discussions with French and English clubs. The Irish Times are today reporting that Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has turned down and IRFU offer and has begun discussions with French and English clubs. The report claims that one French club in particular has doubled the offer…

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