John Keogh

Loss in Paris leaves Munster on the brink in Europe

By John Keogh / January 15, 2020 /

Munster’s European destiny is no longer in their own hands following a 37-22 loss to Racing 92 in Paris last weekend. The defeat all but ends their participation in Europe’s premier rugby competition although if they get a bonus-point win against Ospreys this Sunday at Thomond Park and other results go their way, they can…

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Limerick United aim to bring a new dawn to football in the region

By John Keogh / January 15, 2020 /

League of Ireland soccer in Limerick is going to be given a ‘bottom-up’ reboot with the establishment of Limerick United, Interim chairman of the newly formed club Conn Murray said at the launch of the club earlier this week. Mr Murray said the club will begin with and concentrate exclusively on the development of a…

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Garryowen continue to fly the Limerick flag in AIL

By John Keogh / January 15, 2020 /

There were four victories for Limerick sides as the All-Ireland League (AIL) returned from its Christmas break last week. Garryowen are second to Cork Con in Division 1A following a 40-14 victory over UCD in Dooradoyle. The win gives Conan Doyle’s men a five-point cushion over UCD in the table. Garryowen had the bonus point…

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WATCH: Barrett excited to get down to work on Limerick United project

By John Keogh / January 14, 2020 /

The interim chairman of Limerick United, Conn Murray, has said that League of Ireland football in the county is going to be a ‘bottom up’ reboot with the formation of the new club. Murray was speaking at the launch of Limerick United at the Castletroy Park Hotel. Among those named as part of the new…

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WATCH: Farrell on European big days and relationship with Mike Prendergast

By John Keogh / January 12, 2020 /

Chris Farrell knows all about playing Racing 92 from his time with Grenoble in the Top 14. In his time with the French club, Farrell enjoyed a great relationship with a former Munster player and Limerick native Mike Prendergast who was coaching there at the time. Prendergast has since moved on and is currently on…

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Classy Limerick ease to Munster Hurling League title

By John Keogh / January 12, 2020 /

Limerick are Munster League Hurling League champions following a crushing 1-32 to 0-20 victory over Cork at the LIT Gaelic Grounds. John Kiely’s men recovered from a sluggish start to earn a mightily impressive win a couple of weeks before the mouthwatering NHL opener against Tipperary. David Reidy top scored with 0-11, but it was…

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Neville masterclass sees Limerick to first McGrath Cup title since 2005

By John Keogh / January 11, 2020 /

Limerick are McGrath Cup champions following a 0-20 to 0-16 victory over Cork at the LIT Gaelic Grounds. Danny Neville starred for Billy Lee’s side with a scoring total of 0-7. Jamie Lee and Seamus O’Carroll also chipped in with 0-3 apiece. Limerick led 0-12 to 0-8 at the break, and managed to hold off…

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Plenty of Limerick hope alive as AIL returns

By John Keogh / January 9, 2020 /

The All-Ireland League (AIL) resumes this weekend with Limerick clubs in prime position to make a push for the playoffs in their respective divisions. Garryowen are the best placed Limerick side as they sit in second place behind Division 1A runaway leaders Cork Con. The Light Blues has six wins from their nine games in…

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WATCH: Van Graan rates Hanrahan as 50/50 for crunch Racing tie

By John Keogh / January 8, 2020 /

Munster head coach Johann van Graan provided an injury update today and says that JJ Hanrahan will be given every chance to prove his fitness ahead of Sunday’s Champions Cup game with Racing 92. Hanrahan picked up the hamstring problem in Munster’s 13-6 loss to Leinster at Thomond Park on December 28. If he doesn’t…

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Impressive Limerick cruise to Munster Hurling League Final

By John Keogh / January 8, 2020 /

It’s not often that you get excited by a pre-season hurling game in the first week in January, but 3,312 patrons felt otherwise as they thronged to Sixmilebridge to see old foes Limerick and Clare faceoff in the second round Munster Hurling League last Sunday. Both went into the game with wins over Tipperary and…

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