Joe Saunders

Saturday Round Up | Galtee Gaels move into the SFC semi-final at the expense of Oola as knockout stages in IFC & PJFC continue

By Joe Saunders / September 25, 2021 /

There were five games played in the Limerick Football Championships on Saturday. In the SFC, Galtee Gaels defeated Oola in Kilmallock to move into the semi-finals of the competition. They join Monaleen in the last four after they beat Fr Caseys on Friday evening. At the other end of the top tier, St. Kieran’s ensured…

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WATCH: Sporting LK Soccer Pod EP23 | Treaty prepare for Cork City, Munster Junior Cup & More!

By Joe Saunders / September 24, 2021 /

Sporting Limerick’s Adrian Finnin was joined by Noel and Jason O’Connor to discuss the latest week of soccer in the county. The trio dove right into their talk about Treaty’s upcoming game with Cork City, the Munster derby. A crucial game towards the business end of the season for Barrett’s men. They looked back on…

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WATCH: Claughan’s Cian Graham looks ahead to Newcastle West in SFC quarter-final

By Joe Saunders / September 24, 2021 /

Ahead of the quarter-final challenge of Newcastle West, Claughaun’s Cian Graham has said that the game is a nothing to lose free-hit opportunity to get one over the overall competition favourites. Graham admitted that coming out of intermediate, the main objective was to stay up at this level and now they’re in a quarter-final, it’ll…

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Munster Academy winger Conor Phillips included in Ireland Sevens Squad

By Joe Saunders / September 23, 2021 /

The Ireland Sevens squad have arrived in Edmonton for the second leg of a HSBC Canada Sevens double-header, where they will face Germany, Jamaica and Great Britain in Saturday’s Pool action. Conor Phillips, the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy prospect has been included in the squad and will look to continue his good form after scoring…

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WATCH: Fr Casey’s Chris Smith hoping to get back to winning ways in Monaleen quarter-final

By Joe Saunders / September 23, 2021 /

Ahead of Fr Casey’s Junior A Quarter-Final against Monaleen on Friday, we caught up with Chris Smith to preview the clash from his teams perspective. Following a mixed bag of a group stage, resulting in both a win and a defeat, Casey’s will be looking for a strong performance against Monaleen, with Casey’s as slight…

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WATCH: Adare’s Harry Gleeson praises squad depth as he looks ahead to SFC quarter-final against Ballysteen

By Joe Saunders / September 21, 2021 /

Ahead of his sides Limerick SFC quarter-final game with Ballysteen, Adare manager Harry Gleeson has said that he’s expecting a ‘tough game’. Following two good victories over Na Piarsaigh and Oola, Gleeson is certain that the group learned a lot. “The positives out of them is that we were able to start with five newcomers,…

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FIXTURES: Limerick Football Championship Quarter-Final action this weekend

By Joe Saunders / September 21, 2021 /

While the Limerick hurling championships are heating up, we’re also getting close to the business end of things in Limerick club football spheres. There’s high-stakes games in the senior, intermediate and junior grades to look forward to this weekend, with some relegation games also to be played. Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Monaleen v Fr.Casey’s, Friday…

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WATCH: Na Piarsaigh’s David Dempsey on their win over Ballybrown and progress to the semi finals

By Joe Saunders / September 20, 2021 /

Reigning county champions Na Piarsaigh made their way into the semi-final of the Limerick SHC after a Saturday victory over Ballybrown. On a scoreline of 2-23 to 0-15, they made life difficult for Ballybrown, who now face a relegation play-off to determine who drops from the Championship’s Section A to Section B. David Dempsey’s two first-half goals…

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WATCH: Garryspillane’s James Ryan on victory over South Liberties & preserving senior status

By Joe Saunders / September 20, 2021 /

Following the close win over South Liberties, Garryspillane’s James Ryan spoke about preserving senior status and the one-point victory. The full time scoreline was 2-21 to 1-23 and Ryan spoke of the relief of overturning their fortunes from last week’s result. “A lot of us felt we didn’t play well last week and things didn’t…

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WATCH: Doon manager Tony Ward on the win over Ahane to advance to the Limerick SHC semi-final

By Joe Saunders / September 20, 2021 /

Following the victory over Ahane, Doon manager Tony Ward was relieved to come out on the right side of the 2-18 to 1-16 scoreline to advance to the semi-final of the Limerick SHC. Doon ended up with 20 wides and Ward admitted that Ahane didn’t deserve to be beaten by the five-point margin. Being seven…

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