Joe Saunders

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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‘A huge honour’ – Former Limerick FC winger Ogbene makes history with Ireland debut

By Joe Saunders / June 9, 2021 /

Chiedozie Ogbene made history as he made his debut for Ireland in the 0-0 draw versus Hungary, becoming the first African-born player to make an appearance for Ireland. Born in Nigeria, Ogbene moved to Cork in 2005, and the former Limerick FC winger earned his first cap in the 89th minute of Tuesday’s game, almost…

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EuroHockey Championships Preview: Ireland v Spain – a must-win game

By Joe Saunders / June 9, 2021 /

EuroHockey Championships: Ireland v Spain, Amsterdam, Wednesday 11:30am – Live on RTÉ2 Having beaten Scotland on Sunday, all eyes turn to today’s must-win Group A finale against Spain for the Irish hockey team. This team impressed us all when they reached the World Cup final in 2018, a win today would be another historic moment…

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Róisín Upton stars in crucial Irish EuroHockey Championship victory over Scotland

By Joe Saunders / June 7, 2021 /

The Ireland women’s team came out on top in their vital EuroHockey Championship clash against Scotland as Naomi Carroll’s goal ended up being the difference between the sides. After the 4-0 defeat to the highly-ranked Netherlands on Saturday, the Scotland game was pivotal for Ireland in Group A. The teams were deadlocked for the first…

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Two changes for Limerick ladies in ‘all or nothing’ clash against Carlow

By Joe Saunders / June 4, 2021 /

Two changes have been made to the Limerick team as they welcome Carlow to the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Sunday at 14:00. Manager Donal Ryan has opted to hand starts to Shauna Ryan and Megan Buckley, who take the places of dual players Áine Cunningham and Róisín Ambrose. It’s an ‘all or nothing’ game for…

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