John Keogh

LISTEN: John Kiely not interested in "phoney wars" during league campaign

By John Keogh / January 23, 2020 /

Limerick start their defence of the Allianz Hurling League campaign against All-Ireland holders Tipperary this weekend and manager John Kiely is taking nothing for granted. His side added the Munster Championship and Allianz Hurling League to the All-Ireland won in 2018 and have began 2020 in similar fashion by winning the Munster Hurling League. However,…

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LISTEN: Tipp boss Sheedy looking to get back down to business

By John Keogh / January 23, 2020 /

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy is hoping that all the celebrating from last year’s All-Ireland win is out of the system as they welcome Limerick to Semple Stadium for the opening fixture of the 2020 Allianz Hurling League. The sides met twice in the Munster Championship last year with Tipperary winning the group fixture, but Limerick…

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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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