Ronan Coughlan

Ireland beat Italy to end on a high but run out of steam in semi-final goal

By Ronan Coughlan / June 12, 2019 /

Ireland has beaten Italy 38-14 this afternoon to secure second place in Pool B of the U20 World Championship and with that, a five-try bonus-point victory for Noel McNamara’s side in what was a huge effort in order to keep their semi-final aspirations alive. After a big opening performance and victory against England and later…

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Munster Rugby Granted Planning Permission For Cork Training Facility

By Ronan Coughlan / June 12, 2019 /

Munster Rugby have today announced that they’ve been granted planning permission by Cork County Council for the construction of an indoor training facility at Irish Independent Park. The planned new facility will be built primarily for Munster’s underage sides and the surrounding community with local clubs, schools and community groups set to benefit. A synthetic…

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Warren Gatland appointed head coach of 2021 British & Irish Lions

By Ronan Coughlan / June 12, 2019 /

The British & Irish Lions have today confirmed that Warren Gatland has been appointed head coach for the Tour of South Africa in 2021. Gatland is unbeaten in two consecutive tours to Australia and New Zealand as head coach of the Lions, and following today’s appointment becomes only the second person to lead a third…

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Weekly Golf Notes

By Ronan Coughlan / June 12, 2019 /

Check out this week’s golfing notes! Shannon Golf Club Lady Captain’s Prize to Men: John Kelly(18) 43, Kevin Hehir Jnr(15) 41 B9, Lewy Halpin Jnr(4) 41. Gross: Damien Casey(3) 33 B6.  Castletroy Golf Club Volkswagen Masters – Sunday 9th JuneSponsored by: Frank Hogan Motors Men’s ResultsWinner: Eugene Hannon (13) 42 Pts2nd Nett: Paul O’Brien (25)…

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Big win over Kerry sees Limerick Cricket Club move to third in Premier League Table

By Ronan Coughlan / June 12, 2019 /

The Limerick Cricket Club 1st XV came away triumphant in their Premier League encounter with Kerry yesterday, in what was a very wet day for Cricket in Adare. After several hours of rain, match umpire Michael Hickey decided that the game would be reduced to 20 overs a side, a format both teams were well…

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WATCH: Ray Houghton Chats About National Exhibition of Football Arriving At UL

By Ronan Coughlan / June 12, 2019 /

The EURO 2020 National Football Exhibition will visit Limericks UL Sport Arena in the build-up to the landmark 60th UEFA European Championship Finals. The FAI along with The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have teamed up to create this exhibition in order to promote the upcoming UEFA European Championships, were four of the tournaments…

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Ireland team named ahead of a must-win fixture against Italy

By Ronan Coughlan / June 11, 2019 /

Ireland U20’s Head Coach Noel McNamara has named his side to take on Italy tomorrow (Wednesday 12th June) (2.30pm Irish time) in the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina. This will be a much different Ireland team to the one that lost to Australia on Saturday, featuring nine changes in total. In the front-row, Josh Wycherley starts alongside John…

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Irish pair lose out in World Cup of Darts Final

By Ronan Coughlan / June 9, 2019 /

A bitter end to what was a fantastic week for the Republic of Ireland Darts pair of Limerick’s Willie O’Connor and Carlow’s Steve Lennon saw them reach the World Cup of Darts Final at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The Irish pair just fell short, however, losing 3-1 to Scotland’s Gary Anderson and Peter…

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WATCH: The Republic of Ireland send England packing with a 2-0 victory at the World Cup of Darts

By Ronan Coughlan / June 8, 2019 /

The Republic of Ireland Team made up of Limericks William O’Connor and Carlow’s Steve Lennon have sent England crashing out of the BetVictor World Cup of Darts this evening on a scoreline of 2 sets to nil. It was Steve Lennon who took to the oche first to take on World Number 6 Michael Smith…

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WATCH: 14-Man Ireland Run Out Of Steam Against Rampant Aussies

By Ronan Coughlan / June 8, 2019 /

Ireland have lost 45-17 to Australia in the World Rugby U20 Championship in Santa Fe this afternoon in what was a very tough and tense encounter. It was Australia who started the brighter of the two sides with outhalf Will Harrison kicking the first penalty of the game after five minutes. Huge defensive efforts from…

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