Matthew Hayes

Limerick GAA confirm fixture details for upcoming hurling championship knockout games

By Matthew Hayes / August 11, 2020 /

Limerick GAA have confirmed dates, times and venues for the upcoming knockout stages of the hurling championships. The Bons Secours County Senior Hurling Championship knockout ties will take place in the Gaelic Grounds. In the quarter-finals, Na Piarsaigh will play Ballybrown on 5 September at 7:00pm before Doon face South Liberties at 1:00pm the following…

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Claughaun GAA suspend operations after positive Covid-19 test

By Matthew Hayes / August 11, 2020 /

Limerick GAA club Claughaun have suspended all operations after a positive Covid-19 test within the club. The club took to Facebook to confirm the positive case, outlining the immediate measures and precautions that will be taken. Due to notification of a positive COVID-19 test within the club, all activities have been suspended until further notice.…

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Ballybrown vs Garryspillane Preview: Hear from both camps ahead of tonight’s clash

By Matthew Hayes / August 7, 2020 /

Listen to the thoughts of Ballybrown manager Evan Loftus and Garryspillane selector James O’Keeffe ahead of tonight’s clash. Tonight’s encounter is the final group game of the Senior Hurling Championship.

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RG Snyman admits why he chose Munster and what he’s looking forward to the most

By Matthew Hayes / August 4, 2020 /

RG Snyman admitted Johaan van Graan played a huge part in his decision to join Munster this year. Snyman, who knows the South African coach since his high school days, said he felt Munster was the best destination for him because van Graan is a top quality coach. “One of the biggest reasons I came…

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Champions League Round of 16 Previews

By Matthew Hayes / August 4, 2020 /

The Champions League returns this week with four Round of 16 second-leg ties still to play. This Friday (7 August), Lyon take a 1-0 lead to Turin to face Juventus while Man City welcome Real Madrid to the Etihad after their 2-1 triumph at the Bernabeu. The following night, Bayern take a 3-0 lead into…

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Limerick set up junior final showdown with big win in Cork

By Matthew Hayes / August 4, 2020 /

After finishing second in the pool stages, Limerick’s junior XI faced the tough task of an away semi-final at Farmer’s Cross against Cork Harlequins on Sunday afternoon. Overcast conditions allowed a slight advantage to the bowlers and with Limerick losing the toss, they were put in to bat by the home side. Despite losing Azeem…

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Top 5 Irish players from 2019/20 Premier League

By Matthew Hayes / July 31, 2020 /

Irish representation in the Premier League is up from last season, with fewer players going down. 21 Irish players featured in the English top-flight in the 2019/20 season with just two suffering relegation. The previous season saw three players relegated, with just 15 featuring in total. Let’s take a look at the top five Irish…

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Ireland to finish Six Nations campaign before ‘eight nations’ this Autumn

By Matthew Hayes / July 30, 2020 /

World Rugby have confirmed the Six Nations will be concluded this October, with Ireland having to play Italy and France. Ireland will face Italy in Dublin on 24 October before travelling to France to conclude their disrupted Six Nations campaign a week later. World Rugby have also approved an ‘eight nations’ tournament to take place…

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Treaty United U17 fixtures confirmed for upcoming season

By Matthew Hayes / July 30, 2020 /

Treaty United U17’s fixtures have been announced ahead of the new season. The Limerick side will kick-off their season with a trip to Carlow-Kilkenny on 15 August, before their first home game of the season sees them welcome Galway WFC to Ballingarry AFC a week later. They will see out the month of August when…

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Zero positive results in Munster and Leinster from second round of PCR testing

By Matthew Hayes / July 30, 2020 /

The IRFU have confirmed zero positive cases from Munster after the second round of PCR testing this week. Leinster were also free of positive cases. 153 players and staff were tested across the two provinces. All staff and players can now enter the next phase of their return to rugby which includes contact training. There…

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