Month: March 2018

WATCH – What Thomond Park means to Simon Zebo ahead of last European game at the venue

By Luke Liddy / March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Simon Zebo makes the move to Racing 92 this summer which means this Saturday’s visit of Toulon will be the full back’s last big European day at Thomond Park. The fan favourite has spoken to Sky Sports about what the ground and the crowd means to him as a Munster man. “For me it’s the…

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Key stars passed fit for Munster’s European clash with Toulon

By Luke Liddy / March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Munster team has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan for the province’s record 17th Champions Cup quarter-final against French heavyweights Toulon at Thomond Park tomorrow. There are six changes to the side that beat Scarlets 19-7 in the Guinness PRO14 last Saturday. 🔴TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT🔴 Here is your Munster team to take on…

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Shannon aim to close the gap on top spot in 1B tie with Dolphin

By Luke Liddy / March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Tom Hayes’ side contest their re-fixed league game with bottom spot Dolphin on Saturday. Shannon can close the gap on top spot Ballynahinch to a point with two games to go if they can manage to claim a bonus point win over Dolphin at Musgrave Park. The parish side led the table for large parts…

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LISTEN: John Ryan “Sunday is a league quarter final and we are looking to drive on from there”

By Emma Needham / March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick will be guaranteed a semi-final spot if they can overcome Fermanagh in their final round game of Division 4 of the Lidl National League. Should they be successful, John Ryan’s side will take on either Louth, Wicklow or Fermanagh in the semi-final, depending on results from the weekend’s other fixtures in Division 4. The…

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LISTEN: Gearoid Hegarty – “the biggest test is coming up on Saturday.”

By Emma Needham / March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s been a case of so far so good for Limerick’s hurlers this year as John Kiely’s men finally negotiated their way out of a tricky 1B division and have beaten All Ireland Champions Galway and Clare en route to Saturday’s semi final. Limerick’s Gearoid Hegarty has certainly had a busy start to the year…

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Limerick make one change for Tipperary clash

By Jack Neville / March 30, 2018 / 1 Comment

After impressing in his cameo appearance of the bench against Clare last time out, Colin Ryan has been handed a staring berth against Tipperary for this Saturday’s Division 1 league semi-final. The Pallasgreen man will partner Cian Lynch in midfield in what is the only change to the team from the Clare game. The Na…

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WATCH – Johann van Graan on Toulon threat and Munster front row strength and depth

By Luke Liddy / March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Toulon will come into this weekend’s Champions Cup quarter final at Thomond Park with a swagger about them following their 49-0 demolition job on Clermont in the Top 14 last week. With a squad filled with highly paid superstars, the European giants have started to show signs that they are ready to reach the lofty…

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LISTEN: John Kiely: Making league final would be a “massive achievement’ for the group

By Emma Needham / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick’s senior hurlers will look to continue their impressive national league campaign when they face neighbours Tipperary in the semi final on Saturday evening. John Kiely’s young side have made positive strides this year and will view the game as a real test ahead of the championship. Having secured promotion to 1A next season, Limerick…

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Limerick FC face high flying Waterford United in crucial Munster Derby clash

By Adrian Finnin / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC face high flying Waterford United in crucial Munster Derby. Limerick FC welcome Waterford United to the Markets Field on Friday night in the second Munster derby of the season in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division (7.45 pm). Both sides enter the game in contrasting form as the visitors are currently third place…

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WATCH: Sean O’Connor primed for inter-provincial quarter-final clash with “great rivals”

By Marisa Kennedy / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster back-row Sean O’Connor is expecting a tough challenge when Munster A travel to Donnybrook on Friday night to face Leinster in the B&I Cup quarter-final. Munster A are in a good position going into the game, having lost only one of their pool games. However O’Connor is under no illusions as to the quality…

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