John Keogh

WATCH: Griffin excited for Six Nations to get going with Scotland first up

By John Keogh / January 23, 2020 /

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin is looking forward to their opening clash with Scotland on Sunday week in Donnybrook. The UL-Bohs star says that the team have prepared well for the competition following a relatively disappointing showing in 2019 that yielded just one victory. “It’s exciting. It’s the start now of the busy season so we…

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Ospreys cameos offer a glimpse into the future

By John Keogh / January 22, 2020 /

MUNSTER’S European faith had already been set in stone before the 33-6 victory against Ospreys, but the performance against the lowly Welsh outfit may have offered a little bit of a view into a bright future for the province. Many (rightly) will say it’s all well and good doing it when the pressure is off…

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Will O’Donoghue striving for more success in 2020

By John Keogh / January 22, 2020 /

LIMERICK’S senior hurlers get the defence of the National Hurling League underway this Saturday evening with a visit to Semple Stadium in Thurles to take on All-Ireland champions Tipperary. John Kiely’s men saw off Tipperary in the Munster Hurling League clash before Christmas, but will know that a very different challenge awaits them as the…

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Hannon confirmed as Limerick senior hurling captain for 2020

By John Keogh / January 21, 2020 /

Limerick GAA have announced that Adare’s Declan Hannon will continue to captain the senior hurlers in 2020. Hannon led Limerick to their first All-Ireland title in 45-years in 2018 and to Munster Championship and National Hurling League glory last year. He missed the 2020 Munster Hurling League due to a groin injury, but is expected…

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McNamara hoping that U-20 crop will make their own history

By John Keogh / January 21, 2020 /

Irish U-20 coach Noel McNamara said there will not be any pressure on this year’s side to repeat the feat of the squad which swept to a Six Nations Grand Slam last season. He said that each crop of young players made their own mark and he’s confident that this group has the capability as…

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Five Munster players named in U-20 Six Nations squad

By John Keogh / January 20, 2020 /

Ireland U-20 coach Noel McNamara has announced a 37-strong squad for the Six Nations that includes five Munster players. Eoin O’Connor, Thomas Ahern, Cian Hurley, Jack Crowley and Harry O’Riordan will all be looking to help Ireland retain their crown. Seven players from last year’s Grand Slam-winning panel included for the 2020 season. Ulster Academy…

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McNamara notches winner number four of the year

By John Keogh / January 20, 2020 /

Limerick jockey Conor McNamara notched up his fourth winner of 2020 when landing the 3m handicap hurdle on the Gavin Cromwell trained Tokyo Getaway at Punchestown on Wednesday. A well-supported 7/2 chance, she got to the front after the final flight to beat Nicole’s Milan by two and a half lengths to add to McNamara’s…

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Mary I's big win over LIT sees them earn Fitzgibbon Cup quarter final spot

By John Keogh / January 20, 2020 /

Mary Immaculate College came out victorious on a comfortable 4-24 to 1-19 scoreline over LIT and in doing so booked their place in the 2020 Fitzgibbon Cup quarter final. A win over WIT on Thursday will book a home fixture in the last eight for a Mary I side that were too strong for LIT…

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WATCH: JVG on Thomond Park and taking positives from Paris

By John Keogh / January 16, 2020 /

Johann van Graan is accentuating the positives from last week’s defeat to Racing 92 that effectively rendered Munster’s European campaign over. Van Graan insists that there were positives aplenty despite the final result ahead of Munster’s final group games against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Sunday. Heading back to Thomond Park is a welcome relief…

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Classy Ardscoil crush Glenstal in Munster Schools Senior Cup

By John Keogh / January 16, 2020 /

Ardscoil Ris were too strong for Glenstal Abbey in yesterday’s Munster Schools Senior Cup game at the Markets Field and came out on top by 27-10. The much anticipated clash between the two Limerick schools proved to be a one sided affair with Ardscoil scoring four tries to Glenstal’s one. The game started evenly with…

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