Jack Neville

WATCH: Sarah Lavin continues blistering start to season ahead of European Indoor Championships

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2021 /

Just a fortnight after breaking her personal best in the 60m hurdles, Emerald Athletics Club’s Sarah Lavin continued her fine early season form as she posted a time just 0.03 seconds outside of her PB at the Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena on Saturday. In her first…

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WATCH: “The sky is the limit”-Paddy Donovan makes it six from six in the professional ranks

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2021 /

Limerick boxing sensation Paddy Donovan continued his 100% start to life in the professional ranks after beating Siar Ozgul on Saturday night. Donovan is now 6-0 with four knockouts after Ozgul didn’t return to the ring for the fifth round in their Saturday night bout at the Bolton Whites Hotel. Under the tutelage of former…

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“It’s weird how it goes”-Gearoid Hegarty on his unlikely journey to Hurler of the Year

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2021 /

Gearoid Hegarty became only Limerick’s second ever Hurler of the Year when he landed the 2020 honour at the PwC GAA/GPA All Star Awards on Saturday evening. Hegarty was the obvious choice after plundering 0-20 across Limerick’s five games en route to a second All-Ireland title in three years. But Hegarty’s rapid descent to the…

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Limerick equal All-Star record with nine awards as Hegarty claims Hurler of the Year gong

By Jack Neville / February 20, 2021 /

Limerick cleaned up at this years All-Stars Awards as they claimed nine places on the 2020 Hurling Team of the Year. The Shannonsiders’ haul of nine equals the record set by Kilkenny in 1983, 2000 and 2008. All-Ireland finalists Waterford have three chosen, while Galway, Kilkenny and Clare all have one player among the XV.…

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On This Day: Ardscoil Rís claim their fourth Harty Cup title with the Limerick footballers in action in 10′ & 11′

By Jack Neville / February 20, 2021 /

February 20 Ardscoil Rís won a fourth ever Harty Cup title on this day five years ago while the Limerick footballers had differing results on the same day in 2011 and 2010. 2016 Ardscoil captured their fourth Harty Cup title in seven years as they overcame Our Lady’s Templemore 0-11 to 0-8 in Nenagh. Templemore…

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Limerick’s storied history with the All-Stars Awards

By Jack Neville / February 19, 2021 /

Tomorrow night will mark the 50th edition of the GAA’s All-Star awards that recognises the achievements of the outstanding players from the previous Gaelic Football and Hurling seasons. First introduced in 1971, the awards have come to resemble excellence on the playing field and is one of the pinnacles of an individuals career. Since its…

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On This Day: U20 Footballers advance in Munster QF as Hurlers pick up wins in 2017 and 2011

By Jack Neville / February 19, 2021 /

February 19 This day last year the Limerick U20 footballers overcame Tipperary in the Munster quarter-final, while the senior hurlers picked up league wins over Kerry and Westmeath in 2017 and 2011 respectively. 2020 Limerick overcame Tipperary 0-7 to 0-6 in a dramatic encounter in the Munster U20 quarter-final in Mick Neville Park with Barry…

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QUIZ: Can you name all of Limerick’s All Stars since 1971?

By Jack Neville / February 19, 2021 /

Tomorrow night the 50th All Star Awards will take place honouring the 2020 season where Limerick were crowned All-Ireland champions. The Treaty have fourteen nominees in the 45-man All-Star nominations list. Overall, Limerick have collected 55 awards since its inception in 1971. Those All-Stars have been split between 32 different players with one Limerick man…

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Corbett misses out as Dublin Dominate All Star Football team

By Jack Neville / February 19, 2021 /

Limerick’s sole representative in the All-Star nomination list Iain Corbett has missed out on a maiden All-Star with the team announced this morning. Six-in-a-row All-Ireland winners Dublin dominate the selection with nine players selected overall. Ulster Champions Cavan have three players, All-Ireland finalists Mayo have two and Conor Sweeney from Tipperary is named. Limerick joint…

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OPINION: Whether elite or not, improved communication needed by the GAA

By Jack Neville / February 17, 2021 /

News broke last week that the resumption of Gaelic Games would be further delayed with Level 5 restrictions to remain in place in Ireland indefinitely. It is the second setback that the organisation have had to deal with since the release of draft fixture list for 2021 just over a month ago. Furthermore, the announcement…

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