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Energia announced as All-Ireland League Sponsor

By Ronan Coughlan / June 26, 2019 /

Today the IRFU has confirmed that it has signed a deal with the electricity and gas supply company Energia, to become the title sponsors of both the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland Leagues. The announcement comes as a major boost to the League after Ulster Bank ended its nine-year association with the AIL last Summer, which…

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Limerick bring Junior t20 back to Adare with nail- biting win in Cork.

By Ronan Coughlan / June 24, 2019 /

Having come agonizingly close by finishing runners’ up in both 2017 and 2018, it was third time lucky for Limerick who graced another victorious day at the Mardyke winning the Junior t20 blast competition winning by just 4 runs against Cork Harlequins on Saturday. Limerick had to make the early journey down to Leeside as…

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Forty-Four Teams Battled it out for glory at Shannon Chamber Golf Classic

By Ronan Coughlan / June 24, 2019 /

The annual Shannon Chamber Golf Classic was, once again, a real hit with members with forty-four fourballs battling it out for glory on the fairways and greens of Shannon Golf Club last Thursday. Always a popular event, and while regarded as a social and networking opportunity, the battle for supremacy is never far from the…

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Weekly Racing News

By Ronan Coughlan / June 24, 2019 /

Limerick Racing News  Ballingarry trainer Charles Byrnes has the Galway summer festival on his mind for Doctor Duffy after he landed the novice hurdle over three miles at Kilbeggan on Monday evening.  The 11-10 favourite showed a smart turn of foot in a slowly run race to beat Jerandme by one length. Tralee native Phillip…

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Mike Catt to join IRFU Coaching Staff

By Ronan Coughlan / June 24, 2019 /

The IRFU has confirmed that Mike Catt will be joining Andy Farrell’s coaching ticket after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Catt currently has the role of Italy attack coach under Conor O’Shea and is expected to take up the same role under incoming Ireland boss Andy Farrell. The Former Bath player and 2003 Rugby World…

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Ireland Finish 8th at U20 World Championship after New Zealand Defeat

By Ronan Coughlan / June 22, 2019 /

Ireland have finished 8th place in this years U20 World Championship after a 40-17 defeat to New Zealand in Rosario this evening. New Zealand started the stronger in this one and raced ahead to a 26-0 lead after 29 minutes of play. Noel McNamara’s side composed themselves just before the break with a try from…

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Limerick based boxer Paddy Donovan joins Pro Ranks

By Ronan Coughlan / June 21, 2019 /

Limerick based boxer Paddy Donovan has turned Professional. The 20-year-old Ennis man (who trains out of Our Lady of Lourdes Boxing Club) has signed a deal with American Promoter Top Rank, who feature a number of stellar pros and prospects on their books including Tyson Fury, Carl Frampton and Michael Conlon. It’s understood that former…

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Four Munster players named in Ireland U20 XV to play New Zealand

By Ronan Coughlan / June 21, 2019 /

Ireland U20’s Head Coach Noel McNamara has named his side to take on New Zealand on Saturday evening in what will be Ireland’s last game of this year’s tournament. The Prize on offer for the winner will be a 7th place finish in this year’s World U20 Championship. Four Munster players will start: Thomas Ahern,…

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Caherline National School win’s MACE’s “Going the Extra Smile” coaching master class with Johnny Sexton

By Ronan Coughlan / June 21, 2019 /

Ireland rugby star Johnny Sexton visited Caherline National School, Limerick, to deliver a coaching masterclass to students as part of the MACE, “Going the Extra Smile” campaign.  Caherline National School won the prize thanks to their random act of kindness in their local community. Caherline National School prides itself on performing acts of kindness for…

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WATCH: Kieran Donaghy on a mission to keep Gaelic Games alive among teens

By Ronan Coughlan / June 21, 2019 /

Three-time All-Star and four-time All-Ireland winner, Kieran Donaghy, is this year leading an important GAA initiative in partnership with Sky Sports. The Kerry man is on a journey to shine a light on the work of the Super Games Centres, an initiative which aims to keep young people between the ages of twelve and seventeen playing…

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