Month: June 2018

Athletics – Limerick duo impress at Mannheim Gala

By Luke Liddy / June 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Emerald AC star Ciara Neville and Sophie Meridith, of St Mary’s AC enjoyed a positive weekend in Germany. The two athletes traveled as part of the Irish U20 team to take part in the highly regarded Mannheim Gala. Meredith, still just 16-years old finished in sixth place in the long jump competition with a jump of…

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Listen – Simon Zebo on decision to join Racing 92 and possible future return to Munster

By Luke Liddy / June 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Simon Zebo, who, after eight years with Munster, departs the province for Top 14 side side Racing 92, was honoured with a mayoral reception in Limerick last week ahead of his move. The reception hosted by Metropolitan Mayor Sean Lynch was in recognition of the contribution that the fullback has made to Munster rugby for…

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WATCH: Highlights as Ireland claim historic test win down under

By Raffaele Rocca / June 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side claimed a historic test win against Australia, the first since their 2-0 series win back in 1979. A late Jonny Sexton penalty pushed the gap out to 20-16 with two minutes remaining and despite a late onslaught and an interminable TMO intervention, the game was over and the Lansdowne Cup secured. Watch…

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WATCH: Munster’s Peter O’Mahony on his 50th Irish cap and third test

By Raffaele Rocca / June 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ireland take on the Wallabies tomorrow in the third and deciding test of their Summer series. Having turned in a much improved performance last weekend, Ireland levelled the series, laying down a marker and setting up a mouthwatering finale in Sydney. The side will be captained by Munster’s Peter O’Mahony who will be hoping to…

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Limerick U21 hurling manger Pat Donnelly steps down

By Raffaele Rocca / June 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

The South Liberties man has left the role after Limerick’s loss to Tipperary in last evening’s U21 Munster semi final bringing their season to a close. Donnelly leaves the role having delivered an All Ireland title last year when Limerick ran the table with wins over Tipperary, Clare, Cork, Galway and Kilkenny en route to…

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Limerick GAA fixtures for the coming week

By Raffaele Rocca / June 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick G.A.A. Week Fixtures: Friday 22ndJune County Hurling League Division 1 Round 5 Ahane v Ballybrown in Mackey Park at 7.30pm Hurling League Division 2 Round 5 Murroe/Boher v Bruree in Boher at 7.45pm Hurling League Division 4 Round 5 Kildimo/Pallaskenry received walkover from Feenagh/Kilmeedy Football League Division 1 Round 6 Monaleen v Na Piarsaigh…

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WATCH: Below par Limerick U21s bow out as Tipp too good in Thurles

By Raffaele Rocca / June 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick gave up their All Ireland and Munster titles as Tipperary emerged victorious on a 1-22 to 1-13 scoreline and booked their place in the final with Cork. The home side took a 0-13 to 0-5 lead into the break but when David Gleeson found the back of net in the second half, Tipperary took…

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LISTEN: Treaty Talk S02E20 with Sporting Limerick and Matt O’Callaghan

By Raffaele Rocca / June 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

After a mixed weekend for Limerick GAA, we look back at the main talking points from the loss to Clare, the superb minor victory as well as the camogie side claiming a draw while the ladies football side suffered a heavy defeat in their Munster intermediate final. All that plus a look ahead to the…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown S02E41 with Sporting Limerick & Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / June 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ireland are chasing history in Sydney on Saturday morning as they look to claim a first ever test series win over Australia. With the series level at 1-1, a much improved Ireland in game two drew some criticism from Australian coach Michale Cheika for a hit on Will Genia and alleged blocking of Israel Folau’s…

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WATCH – “How they’re not blind and taken off in an ambulance I don’t know”

By Luke Liddy / June 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

One of Limerick’s longest serving hurling fans. 96-year-old hurling fan, Theresa, wasn’t best pleased with the level of physicality in Limerick’s Munster Championship loss to Clare at Cusack Park last weekend. The game that saw a double sending off in the first half and Theresa tells her grandson John, of Ballinacurra Gardens that “it was…

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