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Tributes Paid Following The Sudden Passing of Sean Holmes

By Raffaele Rocca / March 26, 2020 /

The Limerick GAA community has paid tribute to Sean Holmes who passed away suddenly on Wednesday. An Oola club man, Sean was a selector for the Limerick U20s football side and part of Gerry O’Sullivan’s backroom team. Speaking to Sporting Limerick, Limerick GAA Chairman John Cregan says Sean’s passing came as a terrible shock. “The…

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GAA hope to complete All Ireland Championships as Scheduled

By Raffaele Rocca / March 26, 2020 /

Fergal McGill – GAA Director of Player, Club & Games Administration – has said he still hopes that the All Ireland Championships will be completed as scheduled this year. Speaking on Morning Ireland earlier this morning, McGill acknowledged the difficulties in any forward planning until there are further announcements from the government regarding a relaxation…

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WATCH: OTD in 1979 Treacy Wins Back to Back Worlds in Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / March 25, 2020 /

On this Day 25 March 1978 John Treacy won the 1st of 2 successive World XC Champs in the mud and snow at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. The following year the Waterford man would go on to retain his title on that never to be forgotten day in front of 25k spectators at Greenmount Racecourse…

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IRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season Cancellation

By Raffaele Rocca / March 25, 2020 /

The Irish Rugby Football Union has said it will make €500,000 available to clubs due to the cancellation of the season following the Covid-19 crisis. After reviewing it’s financial position and agreeing on a way forward, Domestic Games Director Colin McEntee will inform clubs of the application process. The union will also provide clubs with…

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WATCH: Mike Prendergast says lockdown is “absolute right thing to do”

By Raffaele Rocca / March 25, 2020 /

Sporting Limerick spoke with Racing 92 backs & attack coach Mike Prendergast about the current situation in France and what options there might be to complete the season. While acknowledging the frustrating situation for everyone Prendergast says “the lockdown is a frustrating but absolute right thing to do”. Watch the interview in full on the…

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Suspension of greyhound racing and new Covid-19 Greyhound Care Payment Scheme

By Raffaele Rocca / March 25, 2020 /

Following yesterday’s announcement by government, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has confirmed that all greyhound racing activity has been suspended. In a statement issued to the press, the IGB said: This is to ensure full compliance with all directions of government and HSE protocols at this difficult time for all involved in the greyhound industry. The…

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Horse Racing Ireland To Cancel Meetings With Immediate Effect

By Raffaele Rocca / March 24, 2020 /

Following today’s Government announcement, Horse Racing will now suspend all meetings with immediate effect. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced earlier on Tuesday that all sporting events, even those without spectators, would be cancelled. UK racing was suspended from last Wednesday, with no action anticipated before May 1 at the earliest. The Taoiseach also announced new restrictions regarding…

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GUI & ILGU Recommend Golf Clubs & Facilities To Close

By Raffaele Rocca / March 24, 2020 /

Golf clubs in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are to close today following the introduction of tighter controls around social gatherings in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. The GUI issued the following statement through their press department this afternoon: Following the recent announcements by the UK and Irish Governments in relation…

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Ladies Football Cancel League Campaign & Other Competitions

By Raffaele Rocca / March 24, 2020 /

The Ladies Football Association has decided to cancel the current 2020 league campaign following an announcement earlier today. With only the top two teams making it through to the league final, Donal Ryan’s Limerick side were well out of contention and had only one remaining fixture to fill at home to Antrim. It was very…

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Róisín Upton “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed but this is the right call”

By Raffaele Rocca / March 24, 2020 /

Limerick’s Róisín Upton’s Olympic dream is on hold for the next 12 months as the news broke that the IOC and Japanese organisers decided to postpone the games for 12 months until the summer of 2021. Speaking to Sporting Limerick, Upton gave her reaction to the news. “I’d be lying if I said that I…

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