John Keogh

Celtic Park gets the nod to host 2018/19 Guinness Pro14 Final

By John Keogh / July 31, 2018 /

Next season’s Guinness PRO14 Final will take place at the home of Glasgow Celtic the association have confirmed. It will be the first time that the showpiece game will take place outside of a traditional rugby venue on May 25, 2019. “Bringing our final to a world-famous stadium like Celtic Park is a truly historic…

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WATCH: Quaid’s save making waves across the Atlantic

By John Keogh / July 31, 2018 /

We all knew that Nickie Quaid’s wonder save was a pivotal moment in Limerick’s All-Ireland semi-final win over Cork but the Effin netminder’s stunning stop has also caught the attention of iconic American sports magazine, Sports Illustrated. The game defining save from Quaid according to the article was the “Sports Highlight of the Weekend.” Who…

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Limerick minor hurlers season is over after heavy defeat to Kilkenny

By John Keogh / July 21, 2018 /

Limerick’s minor hurlers are out of the All-Ireland series after suffering a 3-22 to 1-12 defeat to Kilkenny in their Quarter Final Round 3 game at Semple Stadium. Antoin Power’s side had no answer to Kilkenny’s powerful end to the first half in which they hit 1-4 without reply in in the final five minutes…

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National Titles for Castleconnell at Irish Rowing Championships

By John Keogh / July 18, 2018 /

Castleconnell Boat Club had a hugely successful weekend at the 2018 Irish Rowing Championships, which was held at the National Rowing Centre last weekend. They won three National titles and came home with a whole host of wins in non-championship events. The success began on Friday when the Castleconnell crew of Saoirse Byrne, Lauren O’Brien,…

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WATCH – New Munster signing Arno Botha talks about his move to the province

By John Keogh / July 18, 2018 /

One of Munster’s off season signings Arno Botha has given his first interview since joining from London Irish on a one-year-deal. The twice capped South African back rower played the final four months of the season with Declan Kidney’s Irish side and is looking forward to putting everything on the line for Munster in 2018/19.…

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Limerick SFC returns after three months with reduced programme

By John Keogh / July 18, 2018 /

The Irish Wire Products sponsored Limerick Senior Football Championship gets back underway this Thursday after a three month absence. However, a number of games that were due to be played this weekend have been postponed due to players involvement with John Kiely’s senior hurling team.  SFC Fixtures Adare v Monaleen in Clarina on Thursday @…

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WATCH – RTÉ’s ‘The Game’ to bring hurling’s past and present to life

By John Keogh / July 18, 2018 /

In collaboration with Crossing the Line Films, RTÉ have produced a three part series that showcases hurling’s standing in history and its current place within Irish society. ‘The Game’ was filmed in cinema 4K quality over the past two years and contains interviews with current stars like Joe Canning and Austin Gleeson, as well as…

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REPORT: Limerick fall to Tipperary in one sided Munster Minor Hurling Final

By John Keogh / July 1, 2018 /

Report: Limerick lose Munster Minor Hurling Final to Tipperary Limerick’s dream of winning the Munster Minor Hurling Final came to a disappointing end as they were beaten by Tipperary 1-20 to 1-12 at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Antoin Power’s side never came close to reaching the levels previously seen in the Championship to date against…

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WATCH – Munster Championship wide open after weekend draws

By John Keogh / June 3, 2018 /

What a weekend it has been in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship! On Saturday, we were treated to an absolute classic between Cork and Limerick at Pairc Ui Chaoimh and today Waterford and Tipperary served up another Munster epic. What does it all mean? As the table suggests, Limerick and Cork are in pole position…

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O’Neill stars in Limerick minors win over Tippeary

By John Keogh / May 20, 2018 /

O’Neill stars in Limerick minors win over Tipperary Limerick’s minor hurlers opened their 2018 Munster Hurling Championship season with a 1-17 to 2-12 win over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Crecora-Manister’s Cathal O’Neill starred for Limerick with a superb performance that saw him finished the game with a haul of 11 points, seven of which…

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