Month: May 2018

Irish U20s come up short against France in World Cup opener

By Raffaele Rocca / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

 26-24 Ireland A five minute second half blitz from an extremely physical French side was enough for a narrow two point win in their opening World Cup game against Ireland in Perpignan. It looked as though Ireland were set to land an opening round shock as they took a deserved 17-5 lead in at the…

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Former Limerick FC boss confirmed as Swindon Town assistant manager

By Luke Liddy / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Former Limerick FC manager Neil McDonald has been confirmed as new assistant manager at English League Two outfit Swindon Town. McDonald joins the club as Phil Brown’s number two having held positions with the likes of West Ham United and Hull City. Delighted to be joining Phil Brown as his assistant at Swindon Town FC…

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WATCH: Cian Lynch on playing midfield and Limerick’s Munster campaign so far

By Raffaele Rocca / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Patrickswell clubman was chatting on Newstalk’s Off the Ball on Wednesday morning where he elaborated about his switch to midfield and how is adapting to his new role. Lynch operated at midfield for the entire league campaign – bar the Antrim game under -John Kiely and says he has embraced the change. “There is…

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Jack O’Donoghue facing lengthy spell on the sidelines

By Luke Liddy / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Following consultation with a specialist, O’Donoghue underwent surgery last week for the knee ligament injury he sustained against Leinster in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final earlier this month. The back-row forward is expected to follow a long-term rehabilitation programme. Munster will have additional cover in the back row next season following the signing of Arno Botha…

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Limerick boxer Graham McCormack set for third professional contest

By Luke Liddy / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

The southpaw will aim to maintain the perfect start to his professional career when he fights for the third time on the ‘Celtic Clash 6’ card in Dublin. Light middleweight, McCormack, previously came through his opening two tests with Richard Baba and Jozsef Takacs. His next opponent is yet to be confirmed. This will be ‘G-Train’s’…

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WATCH – John Kiely says Cork clash comes too soon for Peter Casey.

By Luke Liddy / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Limerick senior hurling boss has confirmed that Casey is back training since last weekend but won’t be ready to take to the pitch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. “He’s got a lot of work to do yet. For Peter he needs another at least two weeks training. He’s just happy to be back training, happy…

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Shannon’s Greg O’Shea included in Ireland 7’s squad for London

By Luke Liddy / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Ireland Men’s Sevens management team have named a 13-man squad to prepare for the London Sevens this weekend, the penultimate leg of this season’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Ireland are the invitational team at the final two HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments of the 2017/18 campaign – this weekend in London and…

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Talking Points after the weekend’s Munster Championship action

By Jack Neville / May 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last weekend Tipperary welcomed Cork to Semple Stadium where the sides played out an entertaining draw. In a game of two halves, both sides can count themselves unfortunate to not come away with a win. Cork can feel slightly more aggrieved having held a commanding nine-point lead at the break. Meanwhile, Cusack Park hosted its…

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WATCH – Limerick tennis pro Sam Barry hoping to get back on track following injury

By Luke Liddy / May 30, 2018 / 1 Comment

Barry, now into his eighth professional season, has been speaking ahead of his trip to the U.S where he plans on spending his summer competing. Following an injury hit season, the Limerick man has dropped in the ATP world rankings, however, the 26-year-old feels that his best tennis is ahead of him and qualifying to…

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Details confirmed for Limerick Qualifier clash against Mayo

By Jack Neville / May 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick’s qualifier clash against Mayo has been confirmed for June 9 in the Gaelic Grounds at 6pm. Mayo have previous history in the Gaelic Grounds, having faced Cork there in the Qualifiers last summer. Billy Lee’s side will enter the game as heavy underdogs, but with this Mayo side on the road for years at…

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