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2020 JP McManus Pro-Am postponed for a year

By Raffaele Rocca / April 7, 2020 /

The JP McManus Pro-Am Committee has today announced the postponement of the 2020 tournament. The Pro-Am, due to be held this July at Adare Manor, Co. Limerick, has been deferred until 5th & 6th July 2021 at the same venue.  The tournament is a complete sell-out and all caps purchased will be valid for the rescheduled 2021…

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WATCH: 1988 Cospoir Limerick Services to Sport Awards

By Raffaele Rocca / April 6, 2020 /

Today we go back to 1988 and look back on the Cospoir Services to Sport awards for Limerick with the winners listed below. Feel free to share you memories of the event on our social channels using the hashtag #SportLK. 1988 Culiemore/Lees Terry/Anne Special Olympics 1988 Dempsey John Swimming 1988 Forde P.J. Pitch & Putt…

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WATCH: Adare Beat Patrickswell in 1999 Minor Final

By Raffaele Rocca / April 6, 2020 /

Today’s archive game is the 1999 LimerickGAA minor hurling final between Adare GAA and near neighbours Patrickswell GAA Club. Feel free to share you memories and tag any of the players on the day!

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WATCH: 1989 Minor Final as Gerald Griffins beat Garryspillane

By Raffaele Rocca / April 6, 2020 /

Today’s LimerickGAA gold is a 1989 Minor Football Final between Gerald Griffins GAA / Glin Gaa versus Garryspillane GAA Club. Shot by Christy Quinlivan on an old 8mm camcorder and digitised by Sporting Limerick for your enjoyment.  Gerald Griffins Gaa Club#SportLK #GAA. Do you recognise any of the faces 31 years on?

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2020 Rás Tailteann Postponed

By Raffaele Rocca / April 3, 2020 /

Following the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, SportIreland and the Government of Ireland. Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to postpone the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was due to return to the roads of Ireland in June 2020 after a hiatus in 2019. This is directly as a result of accelerating developments relating tothe Covid-19 virus pandemic. “Considering the nature of the public health emergency Ireland and the world is currently dealing with and the progressive evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided that it is in thebest interests of everyone associated with the event and the wider public to temporarily postpone the 2020 event from its planned start date on June 10th next” said Eugene Moriarty, the 2020 Race Director. He added “The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly, but when we consider the on-going restrictionsthat are in place, the current workload of An Garda Síochána, County Councils and the Health Service, all of whom play integral roles…

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GUI Issues Clarification On Essential Course Maintenance

By Raffaele Rocca / April 3, 2020 /

​The GUI and ILGU has received clarification from the Irish Government in relation to golf course maintenance during the current period of restriction. This follows on from significant engagement by the Unions with the relevant government agencies since last Friday. While everyone should stay at home until 12 April 2020, golf course maintenance may be considered…

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Limerick Senior Footballers Donate Meals to Novas

By Raffaele Rocca / April 3, 2020 /

The Limerick senior Footballers are to donate meals to Novas Ireland. As members of the county panel and part of their nutrition plans, players get pre-prepared meals each week. However with no sport on the horizon for the foreseeable future, the panel are to donate the meals to the Limerick based homeless charity. We caught…

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Limerick Fire & Rescue Service Pitch Up At Markets Field

By Raffaele Rocca / April 3, 2020 /

As part of ongoing efforts to combat Covid-19 the LEDP is to accommodate acohort of firefighters from Limerick Fire & Rescue Service at the Markets Field Stadium for as long as required.  Members of the Fire & Rescue Service will be stationed at the Garryowen stadium which is less than 500 metres from their permanent base…

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CJ Stander Channels His Inner Matador In Novel Training Regime

By Raffaele Rocca / April 2, 2020 /

With gyms, fitness centres and playing fields all out of action Munster Rugby players have all been using tailored individual plans to keep ticking over during the lockdown. However there is no such lockdown on the Stander family farm down in South Africa as the Munster & Ireland backrow demonstrated some novel ways of keeping…

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‘Instant Classics’ Available On-Demand for FREE on PRO14.rugby

By Raffaele Rocca / April 2, 2020 /

From Wednesday April 1, over 40 ‘Instant Classics’ from the Guinness PRO14 will be available for FREE on www.pro14.rugby/pro14tv, allowing fans to relive some of the Championships most enthralling encounters on demand. The games feature every team from the Guinness PRO14, showcasing nail-biting wins, try-fests and dramatic finishes spread across matches from the 2018/19 season up…

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