Ronan Calvert

Newcastle West Town celebrate player’s Ireland U19 call-up

By Ronan Calvert / May 26, 2021 /

Newcastle West Town have taken to social media to congratulate Jay McGrath on his call-up to the Ireland U19’s training camp. Young McGrath is the son of former Ireland U21 international John McGrath who played his schoolboy football with Corbally United and Templeglantine before joining Noel O’Reilly’s Belvedere. The Limerick father and son made headlines…

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Limerick Camogie Announce Under-16 Panel

By Ronan Calvert / May 25, 2021 /

Limerick U16 Camogie Manager Paul Neenan & his management team have announced a 35 girl panel from 17 different clubs for the upcoming All-Ireland Championship games. Limerick, who are playing at ‘A’ level, have been drawn in a group with Galway & Clare. Group games are scheduled to be played in June, with Round 1…

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Former Limerick FC star named in Ireland squad

By Ronan Calvert / May 24, 2021 /

Former Limerick FC winger Chiedozie Ogbene has been named in Stephen Kenny’s Ireland squad to play Andorra and Hungary this Summer. Ogbene played for Limerick in the 2017 season and scored eight goals in 32 games. The blistering winger lit up Market’s Field with his sharp dribbling and lightning quick feet in a team that…

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Ronan O’Gara gears up for biggest day of his coaching career

By Ronan Calvert / May 21, 2021 /

Munster Rugby legend Ronan O’Gara will lead La Rochelle to their first ever Champions Cup final this Saturday (16:45 ko). The Top 14 side take on French rivals Toulouse at Twickenham Stadium in London. Toulouse have won the competition on four occasions but should O’Gara’s La Rochelle come out on top it would be their…

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Keith Earls autobiography coming this October

By Ronan Calvert / May 20, 2021 /

Keith Earls’ autobiography ‘Fight or Flight: My Life, My Choices’ is to be released this Autumn by publishers Reach Sports. Legendary Munster winger Keith Earls has been a fan favourite at Thomond Park since 2008 and has represented his country 93 times. Earls was also selected for the 2009 Lions Tour to South Africa. In…

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Limerick 16 year-old Róisín Ní Ríaín wins bronze at World Para Swimming Championships

By Ronan Calvert / May 20, 2021 /

Limerick swimmer Roisin Ni Riain has won her first medal in the S1 100m Backstroke at the World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. The 16 year-old finished with a time of 1:09.37 to take home a bronze medal. Ni Riain’s time was 4.52 seconds ahead of fourth place and 3.81 off second place. She returns…

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Listen: Tommy Barrett unimpressed by LOI Covid Guidelines

By Ronan Calvert / May 19, 2021 /

Tommy Barrett joined Sporting Limerick’s Adrian Finnin to look ahead to this Friday’s SSE Airtricity League First Division clash between Treaty United and Cabinteely at Stradbrook. Treaty are coming in off the back of an impressive 1-0 win against Athlone last weekend and have lost just once in their first eight games this season. Covid-19…

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‘I was about two stone overweight’ – Hard work paying off for Treaty striker Hanlon

By Ronan Calvert / May 19, 2021 /

Treaty United striker Kieran Hanlon already has two goals this season and will be hoping to add to his tally this Friday evening against Cabinteely at Stradbrook. ‘Red’ linked up with Tommy Barrett and Treaty for their short pre-season three months ago and has played every First Division game since for the Limerick side. Alongside…

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Supporters to attend British and Irish Lions Vs Japan this Summer

By Ronan Calvert / May 19, 2021 /

It has today been confirmed that the Lions match against Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday 26 June (kick off 3pm) will hold a crowd of 16,500 supporters. Limerick’s Conor Murray and his Munster teammate Tadhg Beirne are among the players selected for Warren Gatland’s touring side this Summer. The Lions open their account…

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Niamh Briggs appointed as UL Bohs Women’s Head Coach

By Ronan Calvert / May 19, 2021 /

Ireland legend Niamh Briggs has been appointed as the head coach for UL Bohemians’ Women’s team. The 36 year-old former Munster fullback represented her country 57 times and played a starring role in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Briggs was part of the first Ireland team to ever beat New Zealand when her two…

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