Matthew Hayes

PREVIEW: Kilmallock vs Na Piarsaigh

By Matthew Hayes / July 24, 2020 /

Kilmallock and Na Piarsaigh kick-off their 2020 Bon Secours Senior Hurling Championship campaigns at 19:30 tonight when they clash in the Gaelic Grounds. The game will be shown live and exclusively on TG4. Na Piarsaigh will be looking to get off to a good start having won half of the championships on offer in the…

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Treaty United’s fixtures announced for U17 Women’s National League

By Matthew Hayes / July 24, 2020 /

Treaty United have been drawn in Group 2 for the upcoming U17 Women’s National League season. The club’s Group 2 opponents are Bohemians, Carlow-Kilkenny, DLR Waves and Galway WFC. The fixtures begin on Sunday, 16th August.

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REPORT: All-Island League set to increase Irish soccer income fivefold in 10 years

By Matthew Hayes / July 24, 2020 /

A report by Dutch sports consultants Hypercube has predicted income for Irish soccer clubs will increase fivefold in the first 10 years of the newly-proposed All-Island League. The proposed league would see a 24-team league and knockout competition with the latter stage merging the NI Football League and League of Ireland. All Airtricity League clubs…

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Former Ireland U20 prop steps away from rugby aged 23

By Matthew Hayes / July 22, 2020 /

Irish rugby union player Ben Betts has stepped away from the professional sport at the age of 23. Betts, who most recently played for Doncaster Knights, has stepped away from the game to return to full-time employment in Ireland. Doncaster Knights released a statement last week confirming they had agreed to let the prop end…

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2020 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship fixtures confirmed

By Matthew Hayes / July 22, 2020 /

The fixtures for the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Football Championship this Autumn have been released with Limerick set to face Derry and Antrim. The Shannonsiders face Derry on 24/25 October before taking on Antrim on 31 October/1 November. Limerick will face a three-week break before the semi-finals (21/22 November) if they make it out of their…

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BREAKING: Guinness Pro14 Fixtures & Kick-off Times Confirmed

By Matthew Hayes / July 22, 2020 /

The fixture dates and kick-off times for the Guinness Pro14 restart have been confirmed, after consultation with clubs and broadcasters. The shortened season will see the semi-finals and final played out after 15 rounds. All games will be played across four consecutive weeks. Benetton Rugby and Zebre will kick-off round 14 and the restart on…

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Limerick derbies aplenty as Energia Men’s Community Series conferences confirmed

By Matthew Hayes / July 21, 2020 /

The line-ups for the 2020/21 Energia Men’s Community Series conferences have been confirmed. The competition kicks off on 25 September with clubs taking part in provincial provinces to compete for silverware and a spot in the Bateman Cup. Munster has been divided into two conferences, with eight and seven teams respectively. Four Limerick sides have…

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Premier Division clubs submit letter to FAI urging All-Island League proposal

By Matthew Hayes / July 21, 2020 /

All ten League of Ireland Premier Division clubs have submitted a letter to the FAI urging them to submit to UEFA a proposal for an All-Island League. This follows a similar move from ten of the twelve Northern Irish Football League Premiership clubs who submitted similar letters to the IFA. Cliftonville and Dungannon did not…

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WATCH: Roman Salanoa’s first interview as Munster Rugby player

By Matthew Hayes / July 21, 2020 /

Munster have released Roman Salanoa’s first interview since he joined earlier this summer. The 22-year-old prop represented USA U20’s before moving to Dublin in 2017. The Hawaiian then joined the Leinster academy and went on to make three Guinness Pro14 appearances this season.

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Limerick’s Munster Minor Football & Minor and U20 Hurling Championship dates confirmed

By Matthew Hayes / July 17, 2020 /

Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship is set to return mid-October. Cork’s quarter-final with Clare will take place on 17 October with Kerry and Tipperary playing out the other remaining quarter-final the following day. Limerick will face the winner of Cork v Clare in the semi-final on 31 October with Waterford facing the victor…

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