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Inaugural Primary School Cricket Blitz proves a success in Limerick

By Ronan Coughlan / December 9, 2019 /

Limerick Cricket Club held the first-ever Limerick Primary School Blitz last Saturday afternoon. The blitz focused on schools in the city with the motive of spreading the game of cricket around Limerick. After conducting cricket coaching sessions in schools in Limerick for the past 3 months, 6 teams from four different schools took part in…

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Limerick Celtics seal brilliant away win in Sligo

By Ronan Coughlan / December 9, 2019 /

The Limerick Celtics Men’s team travelled to Sligo yesterday where they faced the Ej Sligo All-Stars in a thrilling, high scoring battle in the National League. Sligo led early on, but a huge push from the Celtics in the fourth quarter – thanks to a stunning 53 point game from Kevin Oberweiser – saw them…

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Christmas showdown between Munster and Leinster sells out

By Ronan Coughlan / December 9, 2019 /

It’s been announced today that Munster’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Leinster at Thomond Park on December 28th has sold-out. The InterPro clash between the pair has always been a popular one with the additional seating also getting quickly snapped up well before kick-off. The additional seating was installed at the goal-line in Thomond Park earlier…

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Blind/vision impaired children and school friends take on new sports challenge at UL

By Ronan Coughlan / November 28, 2019 /

Vision Sports Ireland in association with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) will encourage children with or without a vision impairment to participate in the forthcoming Inclusion Games with the sole purpose of trying out new sports. The Mid West Vision Sports Inclusion Games takes place on Thursday 5th December at the University…

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Irish Greyhound Board approves 2020 allocation with €3.4m spend on welfare and regulation

By Ronan Coughlan / November 28, 2019 /

The Board of Bord na gCon has approved the budget for the Irish Greyhound Board for 2020.  Overall, the budget proposes net expenditure of €30.8m across its range of activities.  Prize money allocation for 2020 remains at a similar level for 2019 with an overall sum of €9.4m provided in the 2020 budget.  An overall…

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Healy to make Munster debut versus Edinburgh

By Ronan Coughlan / November 28, 2019 /

Munster Rugby Head Coach Johann van Graan has named his team to face Edinburgh at Irish Independent Park on Friday night in the Guinness PRO14 Stephen Archer starts on his 200th Munster appearance as the prop becomes just the 11th Munster man to reach the landmark. Academy man Ben Healy makes his first PRO14 start…

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Rathkeale Double at National Elite Finals

By Ronan Coughlan / November 25, 2019 /

There was plenty to celebrate in Rathkeale Boxing Club last Friday night as two of its club members claimed Elite gold at the National Stadium in Dublin. Nell Fox, (who was the third fight of the evening) claimed her 19th National title when she beat Leona Houlihan 5-0 in the 81kg final. Fox controlled the…

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Munster Women Call For Former Players

By Ronan Coughlan / November 22, 2019 /

The Munster Rugby Women’s Committee are compiling a database of all players who have previously represented Munster at Senior and U18 level. The Committee are planning to honour and acknowledge the contribution of former players at a function in 2020. If you are a past player, don’t miss out and please get in touch by…

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WATCH: Niall Scannell on facing Zebo and Racing’s athletes

By Ronan Coughlan / November 20, 2019 /

Munster Hooker Niall Scannell will look to help his teammates get one over on old foe Racing 92 this weekend when the pair clash at Thomond Park on Saturday in the Champions Cup. Among the talking points this week were Scannell’s former Munster teammate Simon Zebo, who will be wearing the light blue Parsian Club…

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WATCH: Larkham on Alby’s departure and Munster legacy

By Ronan Coughlan / November 20, 2019 /

Munster Senior Coach Stephen Larkham has expressed his praise upon departing scrum-half Alby Mathewson, who will leave the province after Saturday’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 at Thomond Park on Saturday. Should the All Black be selected for Munster’s first home European game of the season, the 33-year-old will get to have one final…

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