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WATCH: “Tonight was another major step in the right direction” Murray reacts to Samoa win

By Ronan Coughlan / October 14, 2019 /

Ireland wrapped up their final pool game in style over the weekend by scoring seven tries during their dispatch of Samoa in Fukuoka. Joe Schmidt’s side now knows their fate thanks to Japan’s victory over Scotland on Sunday. As a result, Ireland will face New Zealand on Saturday in what will be a mouthwatering Quarter-Final…

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Cheetahs end Munster’s early unbeaten run in Bloemfontein

By Ronan Coughlan / October 11, 2019 /

Munster have suffered their first Guinness PRO14 loss of the season after a 40-16 result against an in-form Cheetahs side at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. Captain Billy Holland came into the side as one of five changes to the team that beat Southern Kings last week with Bleyendaal, Nick McCarthy, Jeremy Loughman and Rhys Marshall…

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PREVIEW: Limerick sides in AIL action this weekend

By Ronan Coughlan / October 11, 2019 /

Young Munster will aim to get their first points of the board after their opening loss to Clontarf by the narrowest of margins. The ‘Cookies’ will travel to Terenure College on Saturday. Meanwhile, their Division 1A Limerick rivals Garryowen returned home last weekend after a 14-13 defeat to Cork Constitution in Temple Hill and will…

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Leger winning prize money to be increased with further additions to card planned on final night

By Ronan Coughlan / October 10, 2019 /

Prize money for the winner of this year’s Irish St Leger, to be held in Limerick Greyhound Stadium next month, will be increased to €30,000. This follows the establishment of the ‘Friends of Limerick Greyhound Stadium’ group who have spearheaded a funding initiative which is proving very successful. This has enabled an increase in the top prize…

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Five changes for Munster ahead of Cheetahs clash

By Ronan Coughlan / October 10, 2019 /

Munster head coach Johann Van Graan has named his side for Friday evening’s Guinness PRO14 clash against an in-form Cheetahs team at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, Kick-off 5.15 pm (Irish time). Billy Holland will captain the side as one of five changes to the team that beat Southern Kings last week with Tyler Bleyendaal, Nick…

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OPINION: World Rugby must keep integrity of competition.

By Ronan Coughlan / October 9, 2019 /

Some of this weekends Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures are under threat, leaving many fans, pundits and media in the unknown as the dangers of Typhoon Hagibis are potentially huge. So much so that the current World Rugby regulations in place would affect the balance of competitive Sport should games get cancelled. Let’s focus on…

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WATCH: “We Have To Take Our Opportunities” Carbery and Henderson ahead of Samoa

By Ronan Coughlan / October 9, 2019 /

Ireland will play Samoa in what will be their final pool game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Munster’s Joey Carbery and Ulster’s Iain Henderson spoke to the media this week ahead of the game, where Ireland will look to get a bonus point victory at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium on Saturday if they want…

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Cheetahs next up for Munster in South Africa

By Ronan Coughlan / October 8, 2019 /

Minster kicked off their tour of South Africa with a 31-20 win over the Southern Kings in the Pro14 last Saturday. Speaking to the media after the game, Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan reflected on the journey prior to his side’s bonus point victory. “You can’t underestimate the travel. We had a bus trip…

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Weekly Racing Notes

By Ronan Coughlan / October 7, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  It was a big week for trainer Charles Byrnes who sent out two winners including Turnpike Trip which battled well under Kevin Brouder to win the Grade 3 Joe Mac Novice Hurdle at Tipperary on Sunday. The 6/4 favourite got it all wrong at the final flight but showed loads of determination…

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Limerick Celtics Men’s and Women’s teams suffer defeat over the weekend

By Ronan Coughlan / October 7, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics Men’s side faced a tough task when they faced Fr Mathews in Cork last Saturday. The visitors managed to keep the game close right up to the final quarter through the impressive scoring of Kevin Oberweiser, who finished with a whopping 41 points. A big fourth quarter from Fr Mathews though was just…

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