Month: December 2017

Racing goes ahead as scheduled for day three of Limerick Christmas Racing Festival

By Luke Liddy / December 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Racing goes ahead as scheduled for day three of Limerick Christmas Festival. Day three of the Christmas Festival at Limerick Racecourse continues today following an early morning track inspection, with the first of a seven-race card getting underway with a maiden hurdle (12.35). The feature Grade 3 Irish Independent Hurdle (2.10) serves as today’s showpiece…

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Garryowen’s Dave McCarthy captains Munster Development side for tie with Ireland 20’s

By Luke Liddy / December 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Garryowen’s Dave McCarthy captains Munster Development side for clash with Ireland 20’s. The Munster Development side has been named for tomorrow’s clash against an Ireland U20s XV at Thomond Park tomorrow (Friday, December 29, 1pm). Head Coach Peter Malone has named a very youthful side with Garryowen centre Dave McCarthy captaining the team. Five Greencore…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown Podcast S01E07 with Sporting Limerick & Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Breakdown Podcast with Sporting Limerick‘s  Raffaele Rocca & Tom Savage of the Three Red Kings. This week we take a look back at a disappointing performance from Munster in the St Stephen’s Day Interpro with Leinster. What went wrong? Munster looked like a side that were trying to hard to force things in the…

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Watch – Highlights of Munster’s Pro 14 loss to Leinster

By Luke Liddy / December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Highlights of yesterday’s 34-24 loss at the hands of Leinster. Munster almost pulled off a famous second half comeback having trailed by 22 points at the break. 📹 @MunsterRugby 24-34 @LeinsterRugby It was almost the perfect comeback for the hosts but Leinster did just enough in a thriller at Thomond Park #MUNvLEI 🏉 #GUINNESSPRO14 pic.twitter.com/sOH9szJcql…

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LISTEN: Adrian Finnin looks back on 2017 and ahead to the new campaign

By Raffaele Rocca / December 27, 2017 / 1 Comment

Limerick FC fans endured a turbulent 2017 that saw a change in manager, numerous personnel changes, a relegation fight and a cup semi final. Limerick turned in a credible performance against Cork City in the semi final but a 1-0 win sent the eventual champions through to the final. Despite surrendering a 2-0 lead to…

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Racing action continues for day two of Limerick’s Christmas Festival

By Luke Liddy / December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Wednesday’s racing action gets going at 12.25 at Limerick Racecourse with the seven race card finishing up at 15.45. The Tim Duggan Memorial Handicap Chase (2.35) is the feature race this afternoon. Katie Walsh claimed victory in the race in 2011 on her father Ted’s Seabass and this time she will be on board Baie…

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Munster lose out to Leinster in intriguing St. Stephen’s Day Clash

By Luke Liddy / December 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

Munster fell to a 34-24 defeat at the hands of Leinster in their Pro 14 tie at a sold out Thomond Park despite a spirited second half display. Leinster took a 10-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes as Ross Byrne converted an early penalty before he created the opening try of the game with…

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Flying winger Calvin Nash looks back on a busy 2017 with club, country and province

By Luke Liddy / December 25, 2017 / 2 Comments

Young wing sensation Calvin Nash celebrated his first try for Munster back in November as the former Crescent College star went over in the province’s bonus point win over Zebre in the Pro 14. Since then, Nash has been involved in both Munster squads for back to back clashes with Leicester Tigers in the European…

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LISTEN – Shannon head coach Tom Hayes says his team are not burdened by the club’s past success

By Luke Liddy / December 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

LISTEN – Shannon Head Coach Tom Hayes says his young table toppers don’t feel the pressure of past club successes. Tom Hayes won an All Ireland League Division 1 title with Shannon in 2002 and led the club to consecutive league titles in 2004 and 2005 as captain. The Cappamore man has now guided his…

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WATCH: Johann van Grann – Normally I’m on the beach playing with my boys on the 26th of December in the sunshine now it’s Munster versus Leinster

By Raffaele Rocca / December 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

Johann van Graan cut a content figure at Munster’s pre Leinster press briefing this week and why wouldn’t he. The South African laughed off suggestions (made somewhat tongue and cheek) that he had an armchair ride in his first few weeks at the province. Last week it was his first test of European back to…

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