John Keogh

Opening day victory a much needed tonic for footballers

By John Keogh / January 31, 2019 /

LIMERICK’S hurlers continued their upward curve with a three point win over Wexford but it was the footballers victory in London that is arguably a bigger victory. Limerick hurling is riding on a wave since last August and that wave shows no sign of abating after the impressive win over Davy Fitzgerald’s Model County. Limerick…

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LIT seal home Fitzgibbon Cup quarter final with win over Trinity

By John Keogh / January 30, 2019 /

Limerick Institute of Technology will have a home quarter final after beating Trinity College 3-21 to 0-8 at Moylish this afternoon. Jimmy Browne’s side were too strong for Trinity and once Oisin Kelly buried their first goal on 12 minutes, the result was never in doubt. Peter Casey and Peter Duggan also found the net…

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Mary Immaculate cruise into Fitzgibbon Cup quarter finals

By John Keogh / January 29, 2019 /

Mary Immaculate College breezed past Maynooth and into the Fitzgibbon quarter finals this afternoon by beating their opponents 1-22 to 0-12. That made it two wins from their two games for Jamie Wall’s side. Led by the impressive Colin Guilfoyle, Mary I led by 1-13 to 0-6 at half time. Guilfoyle bagged 1-2 for himself…

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Shield Final for Celtics at National Basketball Arena this Sunday

By John Keogh / January 28, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics take on Oblates Dublin next Sunday in the National Basketball Arena in the All-Ireland Under 18 Girls Shield Final at 12 noon. Celtics had a three point win over Dublin side Meteors in the All-Ireland semi final in a game that went all the way to the final whistle. Oblates will be a…

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ICYMI: Limerick’s hurlers return to league’s top flight with win in Wexford

By John Keogh / January 28, 2019 /

Limerick began life back in Division 1A of the Allianz Hurling League with a 1-17 to 2-11 win against Wexford at Wexford Park. Aaron Gillane’s 1-5 helped Limerick overcome a strong Wexford challenge to earn a victory in their first Division 1A game since 2010. After the game, Limerick manager John Kiely was a happy…

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WATCH: Munster return to the top of Pro14’s Conference A with tight win over Dragons

By John Keogh / January 26, 2019 /

Jean Kleyn’s try proved to be the difference as Munster came out victorious against the Dragons on an 8-7 scoreline at Rodney Parade. The Dragons led 7-3 at half time thanks to Lloyd Fairbrother’s try that Josh Lewis converted. Bill Johnston accounted for Munster’s points from the kicking tee. Stephen Archer looked to have touched…

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Clinical Garryowen ease to win over Shannon at Thomond Park

By John Keogh / January 26, 2019 /

Garryowen bounced back from a shock defeat to UCC last time out to earn a comfortable win over Shannon in their Division 1A derby at Thomond Park. Conan Doyle’s side ran in for five tries in the 28-7 victory against Shannon under lights last night. Liam Coombes scored two tries for the Light Blues, while…

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WATCH: Tyler Bleyendaal on this being the strongest Munster squad and winning silverware

By John Keogh / January 26, 2019 /

Tyler Bleyendaal captains Munster in their Pro14 game against the Dragons at Rodney Parade today (3pm) and the Kiwi says that the current squad is the best in his time at the province. A win will see Munster return to the top of Conference A and Bleyendaal believes that this season could be the one…

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Carey back as Patrickswell manager for 2019 season

By John Keogh / January 26, 2019 /

Ciarán Carey has returned to club management after it was confirmed last night that he is the new manager of Patrickswell. Carey, who managed the ‘Well to a county final in 2015, replaces Gary Kirby after he stepped down at the end of last season. Patrickswell reached the semi final of the 2018 Limerick Senior…

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WATCH: Arno Botha talks about the Dragons and Munster’s back row options without CJ and Peter

By John Keogh / January 25, 2019 /

Arno Botha has been named to start at number eight for Munster’s Pro14 clash with the Dragons at Rodney Parade tomorrow. The South African back row spoke this week about the game and the team’s options without Irish internationals CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony due to their Irish commitments. “All the guys that are going…

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