Joe Saunders

PREVIEW: Róisín Upton and Ireland ‘focused’ on Germany clash in early hours of Wednesday morning

By Joe Saunders / July 27, 2021 /

Limerick’s Róisín Upton and her Ireland teammates will once again be in action at 04:15 (our time) in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Ireland hockey side face off against Germany in the third game of Pool A in their Tokyo campaign. The game will be shown live on RTÉ2. Sean Dancer’s side won…

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WATCH: Carolyn Hayes’ ‘dream come true’ after representing Ireland at the Olympics with courageous triathlon display

By Joe Saunders / July 27, 2021 /

Limerick triathlete Carolyn Hayes has said that representing Ireland at the Olympics is a ‘dream come true’. The 33-year-old Newcastle West woman performed valiantly into the early hours of the Irish morning, finishing 23rd with a time of 2:02:10. Hayes said that the race didn’t get off to the best of starts for herself early…

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PREVIEW: Limerick U20 Hurlers expecting ‘big challenge’ from Cork in Munster final clash

By Joe Saunders / July 26, 2021 /

Diarmuid Mullins’ Limerick U20 team will play Cork in the 2021 Munster GAA Hurling Under 20 Championship this Wednesday at 19:30. The game will take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and there will be coverage from TG4. Cork are the reigning champions in this grade following their victory over Dublin a few weeks ago in…

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WATCH: Limerick ladies defeat to Antrim leaves work to do in All-Ireland campaign

By Joe Saunders / July 26, 2021 /

The Limerick ladies were defeated by Antrim in round three of the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Ladies Football Championship on a scoreline of Antrim 5-10 to Limerick’s 2-7. The game was played in sweltering heat in Westmeath. Antrim were definitely the side who settled into the game the better of the two, scoring three goals in…

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Your TV guide to a busy weekend of sport

By Joe Saunders / July 23, 2021 /

With the Olympics kicking off in Tokyo today, there’s plenty of sport to be enjoyed on TV over the weekend. There’s something for everyone from hurling to swimming. There’s plenty to play for in the GAA action with the Championship season heating up and Gatland’s Lions are in action in their highly anticipated game against…

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Sit Down and Shut Up – A Short Film on the time when Limerick FC welcomed Real Madrid to town

By Joe Saunders / July 22, 2021 /

A new short film about Limerick FC’s European Cup tie against Real Madrid in 1980 is being premiered at this weeks Galway Film Fleadh. It details one of the great days for the game in Limerick when they were enjoying one of their most successful periods. Dingle native Cian O’Connor directed the film, it’s produced…

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Details of Limerick U20 Munster Hurling final announced

By Joe Saunders / July 21, 2021 /

The Limerick U20’s will play Cork in the 2021 Munster GAA Hurling Under 20 Championship. The game will take place next Wednesday the 28th July in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. It will be live streamed on TG4 with throw-in at 19:30. Cork’s route to the final was their defeat of Tipperary on a scoreline of 3-20…

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Limerick Minor Hurling panel announced ahead of upcoming Cork clash

By Joe Saunders / July 21, 2021 /

The Limerick Hurling panel for the upcoming 2021 Munster minor hurling championship has been announced. 32 have been announced on the panel with Cian Scully being named as captain and Joe Fitzgerald as vice captain. Both of them were involved in the minor team from last year who are reigning Munster champions, along with Vince…

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Cian Lynch voted Hurler of the Week following Munster triumph

By Joe Saunders / July 20, 2021 /

Limerick star Cian Lynch is the GAA.ie Hurler of the Week. The Treaty forward has been given the accolade following his stellar performance against Tipperary in the Munster final. The Patrickswell magician cast a spell over the victory over Tipperary. Thanks to his ball-winning ability and vision in possession he seemed to be involved in…

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Limerick quartet selected on Hurling Team of the Week following Munster final

By Joe Saunders / July 19, 2021 /

Four Limerick hurlers were selected on the GAA’s Hurling Team of the Week. Kyle Hayes gained his place in the team with his performance at wing back, helped by his magnificent solo goal. Cian Lynch, Peter Casey & Séamus Flanagan also made the cut, following the comeback win against Tipperary. They’re joined by one Dublin,…

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