Month: March 2018

Over 300 thousand euros being invested in local Limerick sports

By Luke Liddy / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, today announced an investment package of over €6.07m from Sport Ireland to support the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs). A total of €6,074,333 will be allocated to support the core work of the 29 LSPs with €355,576 Limerick’s LSP; including the delivery of National Programmes,…

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Irish Pro Invitational Powerlifting event to be live streamed on Sporting Limerick

By Emma Needham / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Irish Pro invitational powerlifting competition takes place at the South Court Hotel Limerick on next Saturday April 7th with lifters from around the world competing for cash prizes on the day. The event is a WPC international sanctioned championships and the Irish Pro was formed in 2016 by promoter and president of the IPO/WPC…

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LISTEN: Gearoid Hegarty “The past few months they’ve been hectic, there’s no point in saying they haven’t”

By Emma Needham / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

LISTEN: Gearoid Hegarty “The past few months they’ve been hectic, there’s no point in saying they haven’t” This year the GAA brought in a plan to leave the month of April free for club games in both the Hurling and Gaelic Football codes. The measure meant the season would become shorter and give greater certainty to…

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LISTEN: Limerick Senior Football Championship 2018 Preview

By Jack Neville / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Limerick SFC for 2018 kicks off this Thursday with 12 teams battling out for the Championship. Last year saw Adare claim a first title at the grade after they won the Intermediate championship just 12 months prior to that. The action begins on Thursday with the champions in action against Drom-Broadford while Na Piarsaigh…

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Peter Malone names Munster A side for quarter-final clash with Leinster

By Luke Liddy / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Defending champions Munster face Leinster in the quarter-final of the B&I Cup in Donnybrook on Friday. The squad for tomorrow’s game contains 12 senior players with eight members of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy in the 22. Garryowen’s Dave Johnston captains the side with fellow senior players Stephen Fitzgerald, Ronan O’Mahony,Bill Johnston, Jeremy Loughman, Kevin…

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LISTEN: Treaty Talk S02E08 with Sporting Limerick & Matt O’Callaghan

By Marisa Kennedy / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s been an eventful week for Limerick GAA with action across the codes as well as a number of managerial shifts. Saturday saw Na Piarsaigh narrowly losing out to Cuala in the All Ireland hurling club final, after which their manager Shane O’Neill stepped down with Paul Beary replacing him. Limerick camogie manager, John Tuohy…

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Munster bound Tadhg Beirne preparing for first appearance in Champions Cup knock out stages

By Luke Liddy / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

The former Leinster lock is set to be named in the Scarlets team for tomorrow’s quarter final against La Rochelle in Wales. The 26-year-old second row has been in outstanding form this season with Munster boss Johann van Graan labeling him the best forward in the Pro 14, if not Europe. Beirne will leave the…

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Munster v Toulon statistics ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final clash

By Jack Neville / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

A look at some of the key stastics ahead of the visit of European powerhouse Toulon to Thomond Park. This will be the fourth match between the clubs. Both won their home games in the 2010/11 pool stage while Toulon were victorious in the 2014 semi-final in Marseille. Munster have won 70 of their previous…

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Munster face semi-final trip to France if they are victorious against Toulon

By Marisa Kennedy / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

The EPCR have this morning confirmed the potential venues for the Champions Cup semi-final clashes to be held on the weekend of April 21st and 22nd. If Munster can overcome Toulon this weekend, they are guaranteed to be playing their semi-final in France. Should their opponents be ASM Clermont Auvergne, the game will be held at…

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WATCH – Peter O’Mahony on Munster preparation and Thomond Park crowd

By Jack Neville / March 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is in the midst of the biggest preparation week of the season with Munster less than two weeks after claiming the Grand Slam with Ireland at Twickenham. The flanker says the side need to approach the week of preparation the same way that they would for any other. “You can’t go…

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