Matthew Hayes

Ahane GAA suspends activity over Covid-19 fears

By Matthew Hayes / August 14, 2020 /

Ahane have become the second Limerick GAA club to suspend activities amid coronavirus fears. The club do not have any confirmed cases but have made the decision to cease activities having played Claughaun in a junior hurling match on Sunday. This comes after Claughaun confirmed a case within their club earlier this week. This suspension…

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Munster confirm academy player has tested positive for COVID-19

By Matthew Hayes / August 13, 2020 /

Munster Rugby confirmed this afternoon an academy player from their “wider training squad” tested positive for COVID-19. The squad and academy did not train today, 13 August, as a precautionary measure. Contact tracing has already commenced after the club contacted the HSE. Six players in total have been identified as potential close contacts through social…

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POSTPONED: Treaty United U17 trip to Carlow-Kilkenny called off amid COVID-19 concerns

By Matthew Hayes / August 13, 2020 /

Treaty United’s trip to Carlow-Kilkenny in the U17 Women’s National League has been postponed amid COVID-19 concerns in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. Sligo Rovers vs Peamount United has also been postponed. The games will be rescheduled in due course.

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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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