John Keogh

WATCH: Old Crescent earn bragging rights with win over UL Bohs

By John Keogh / January 19, 2019 /

A blistering second half performance saw Old Crescent earn an impressive 31-10 win over UL Bohs in AIL Division 2A. Bohs were 10-3 up at half time but four second half tries saw Crescent home to the victory. Brian Walsh gave Bohs a fantastic start with a 14th minute try that Michael Mullally converted. Ronan…

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Lee names panel for 2019 season

By John Keogh / January 19, 2019 /

Limerick senior football manager Billy Lee and his backroom team have finalised a 39-man squad for this season. Among the players named is Ronan Lynch. The Na Piarsaigh clubman has two U-21 All-Ireland hurling medals but has been unable to force his way into John Kiely’s plans. The squad has joint captains in 2019 –…

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Twelve Munster players named in Ireland U-20 Six Nations squad

By John Keogh / January 18, 2019 /

Munster will be well represented in Ireland’s U-20 Six Nations campaign after 12 players were named in Noel McNamara’s squad for the competition. Shannon scrum half Craig Casey is one of two vice captains named, with Leinster centre David Hawkshaw captaining the 40 strong squad. Ben Healy and Jake Flannery both make the out half…

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Limerick Swimming Club remember Gerry Ryan at UL Arena Gala

By John Keogh / January 18, 2019 /

Close to 1000 swimmers will converge on UL Arena this weekend to compete in Limerick Swimming Club’s Annual Gerry Ryan Memorial Gala.   Limerick Swimming Club is Limerick’s largest, longest established and most successful competitive swimming club. Swimmers from North, South, East and West will compete for the coveted Gerry Ryan Memorial Trophy at the…

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WATCH: Van Graan on Exeter challenge and Carbery X factor

By John Keogh / January 18, 2019 /

Munster head coach Johann van Graan is expecting another tough challenge when his side welcome Exeter Chiefs to Thomond Park on Saturday in a must win Champions Cup game. The sides drew 10-10 when they last met in October and van Graan says that Exeter will bring what all top teams do when they travel…

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O’Mahony passed fit for crucial Champions Cup game with Exeter

By John Keogh / January 18, 2019 /

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has been named in the starting XV for the big Champions Cup tie with Exeter Chiefs tomorrow at Thomond Park. O’Mahony has overcome a rib injury that forced him off early in the second half of last week’s 41-15 win over Gloucester. Johann van Graan has made just one change to…

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Limerick’s senior camogie team begin league season with Offaly trip

By John Keogh / January 18, 2019 /

Declan Nash’s Limerick camogie team make their 2019 bow on Sunday when they play Offaly in St Rynagh’s at 2pm. Adare’s Caoimhe Costello will captain the team this season with Muireann Creamer of Cappamore named as vice captain. Nash has named a 26 strong panel for the 2019 campaign which also sees Limerick play Dublin,…

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WATCH: Rory Scannell on big Exeter game and importance of a strong defensive system

By John Keogh / January 17, 2019 /

Munster’s Rory Scannell was among the tries in their Champions Cup win over Gloucester last week but it was the their outstanding defence that caught the eye of many observers at Kingsholm. Scannell and his teammates have the highest percentage of tackle success (90%) in this season’s competition and the centre says that another huge…

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Major boost to sporting clubs in Limerick as Sports Capital grants announced

By John Keogh / January 17, 2019 /

Eight sporting organisations across Limerick have received excellent news this morning after learning that their grants have been given the go ahead by the Sports Capital programme. Limerick GAA are set to be the biggest benefactors to the tune of €113,100, with the full total between the eight organisations to hit over the €400,000 mark.…

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WATCH: Jean Kleyn on the importance of Gloucester win and Munster’s improving attack

By John Keogh / January 17, 2019 /

Jean Kleyn played a big part in Munster’s win over Gloucester last week and is confident that the team’s attacking play will continue to improve. Munster have scored nine tries in their last two games and Kleyn is hopeful that the upward curve will continue starting with Exeter this coming Saturday. “Our combinations are working…

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