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Ruthless IT Carlow Fire Past Fancied UL To Make Fitzgibbon Semi-Finals

By Raffaele Rocca / March 10, 2017 /

DJ Carey’s IT Carlow are through to the Fitzgibbon Cup semi finals after a fantastic display of hurling to upset last year’s finalists UL this afternoon on a score line of 4-16 to 0-23. UL started well with a point each coming from dual player Gearoid Hegarty, David Gleeson and a brilliant score from the…

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Huge struggle looms as Ireland chase wounded dragon

By Raffaele Rocca / March 10, 2017 /

By Raffaele Rocca Ireland face a Wales team in trouble at the Principality Stadium tonight in what promises to be another bruising encounter. If Ireland are to maintain their push for a possible championship, then nothing less than a victory will do set up a St Patrick’s weekend decider against the Eddie Jones and his…

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Dundalk V Limerick

Limerick FC travel to champions Dundalk

By Raffaele Rocca / March 9, 2017 /

Limerick FC relishing the challenge of trip to champions Dundalk Martin Russell’s Limerick FC make the long trip to County Louth tonight to take on Dundalk at Oriel Park (kick-off 7.45pm). Both sides have made impressive starts to the season with Dundalk defeating both Shamrock Rovers and Sligo whereas Limerick beat Sligo before the early…

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Adare Manor Golf Resort

JP McManus hoping huge Adare renovations can help secure prestigious Ryder Cup

By Raffaele Rocca / March 6, 2017 /

JP McManus outlines hopes to host future Ryder Cup JP McManus has spoken for the first time about his “dream” of bringing the prestigious Ryder Cup golf tournament to Adare, Co Limerick. Mr McManus hopes to beat competition from across Europe to host the biennial golf match between elite players from Europe and the United States…

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Munster looking to bounce back against Cardiff Blues

By Raffaele Rocca / March 3, 2017 /

Munster take on Cardiff Blues this Saturday in the Pro 12 in Cardiff at at 5.15pm, and will be looking to bounce back from last week’s off day against the Scarlets. For 40 minutes against Scarlets, Munster were imperious. Unfortunately for the other 40 they fell asleep at the wheel. However, this slip up represents…

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Limerick looking for further improvement against Offaly

By Raffaele Rocca / March 3, 2017 /

Much changed Limerick side looking to build momentum from Offaly clash The Limerick Hurlers take on Offaly in the third round of the National Hurling League in the Gaelic Grounds tomorrow evening at 5pm. The fixture will be the curtain raiser for the footballers who entertain London at 7pm. Manager John Kiely has rung the…

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Super Blues to face Derry City at temporary Donegal home

By Raffaele Rocca / March 3, 2017 /

Limerick FC travel to Donegal on Friday evening to take on Derry City in Maginn Park, Buncrana (kick-off 7.45 pm). The hosts will play all their home fixtures at Maginn Park for the 2017 season as the Brandywell in Derry is undergoing redevelopment. Both sides were victorious on the opening night of the season with…

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Limerick FC back to top flight with a 5-1 rout of Sligo Rovers

By Raffaele Rocca / February 24, 2017 /

Limerick FC defeated Sligo Rovers 5-1 at the Markets Field in a near perfect performance from Martin Russell’s men on their return to the premier division. New signing Rodrigo Tosi bagged a hatrick on his competitive home debut along with goals from Ian Turner and Lee-J Lynch. Matthew Stevens scored the solitary Sligo goal on…

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Fitzgibbon Cup Weekend-Preview

By Raffaele Rocca / February 24, 2017 /

The 2017 independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals take place today in the NUIG sports complex in Dangan to determine who will face off in tomorrow’s final at 1pm in the same venue. IT Carlow will face off against UCC in the first semi at 1pm which will be followed by the all Limerick clash of LIT…

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Limerick FC look to hit the ground running with tough Sligo task

By Raffaele Rocca / February 23, 2017 /

Limerick FC host Sligo Rovers at the Markets Field on Friday night with a 7.45 kick off. The game represents the beginning of the 2017 Airtricity League Premier Division season and the Super Blues will be hoping to make a big impression upon their return to the top flight of Irish football. Limerick FC manager…

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