Joe Saunders

One Munster player named in Irish U20 starting line-up for Six Nations clash

By Joe Saunders / June 18, 2021 /

Richie Murphy has named his matchday squad for the upcoming U20 Six Nations match against Scotland in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon. The sole Munster representative in the starting is team captain, Alex Kendellen. Kendellen (20), will feature in the back row in the first Ireland U20 game since just before the pandemic in March 2020. The…

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CYCLING PREVIEW: Road National Series gets underway this weekend

By Joe Saunders / June 17, 2021 /

IRELAND’S premier cycling event begins this weekend as the country’s elite cyclists flock to the first race of the 2021 Road National Series. Newcastle West Wheelers play host to a racing bonanza on their Knockaderry, Limerick courses which gave some of the most dramatic racing for the 2020 National Championships.  Sunday, June 20 will begin…

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BREAKING: Limerick Institute of Technology unveiled as new Basketball Ireland Centre of Excellence

By Joe Saunders / June 16, 2021 /

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has today been confirmed as a Basketball Ireland Centre of Excellence. The governing body for basketball in Ireland has announced LIT as the sixth Centre of Excellence. Speaking out on the announcement, President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane said that they’re delighted to further develop the relationship with Basketball Ireland,…

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Upcoming Limerick Football Fixture List (June 16-20)

By Joe Saunders / June 16, 2021 /

With competitive football back in full swing, we take a look at the upcoming football fixtures in Limerick over the next few days. The limit of 100 spectators still stands but there’s plenty to get stuck into from Wednesday onwards. Wednesday 16th June West Junior A Football League Round 2 Baile Stiabhna V Mountcollins GAA…

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WATCH: “We had the defensive unit come in early” – Treaty United Women’s Manager Niall Connolly on the season so far

By Joe Saunders / June 15, 2021 /

TREATY UNITED Women’s manager, Niall Connolly spoke to Sporting Limerick’s Joe Saunders during the mid-season break. The manager spoke about what he has learned so far, a new formation, the key to the new defence and even gives his pick for the European Championships. Connolly’s team has recently clocked up two wins out of their…

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EA Sports announced as main sponsor of the 2021 National Underage Leagues

By Joe Saunders / June 15, 2021 /

EA SPORTS will become the title sponsor of the EA SPORTS National Underage Leagues for the upcoming 2021 season. The sports video game manufacturer have been long-time supporters of Irish football having previously been title sponsors of the League Cup since 2009 and this new partnership will see EA SPORTS sponsor all League, Shield and…

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Historic weekend for Limerick Cricket Club with five wins out of six

By Joe Saunders / June 14, 2021 /

Limerick Cricket Club (LCC) fell just one win short of a perfect start to the opening weekend of competitive cricket as 45 different players represented the club across their six teams. With a massive influx in membership, the club decided to enter six teams into the four MCU leagues, the first team in Munster to…

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“Nothing to lose” – Two changes for Donal Ryan’s Limerick ahead of Leitrim semi-final

By Joe Saunders / June 11, 2021 /

Limerick v Leitrim – NFL Division 4 Semi-Final 13th June; 1:30p.m. Limerick ladies manager, Donal Ryan has once again made two changes to the starting XV ahead of the Division 4 semi-final clash against Leitrim. Monaleen’s Rachel O’Dell is named to make her debut on the half-forward line and Clíodhna Ní Cheallaigh comes in at…

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How Ireland can still qualify for the 2022 Hockey World Cup

By Joe Saunders / June 10, 2021 /

Following the 1-1 draw with Spain on Wednesday, the Irish hockey team narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot in the European Championships through having an inferior goal difference to the Spaniards. The semi-final spot would’ve also ensured qualification to the 16-team World Cup in Amsterdam and Spain next summer. Unfortunately for Sean Dancer’s side,…

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‘GAA for Dads & Lads’ aiming to get people back into playing GAA for fun

By Joe Saunders / June 10, 2021 /

The GAA have launched a new social hurling and football programme for those keen to enjoy Gaelic Games outside the traditional competitive structures. The initiative is aimed at those who may have retired, lapsed or just want to get playing in a social environment. GAA for Dads & Lads is about keeping fun and participation…

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