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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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Limerick man helps Ireland secure 2020 Tokyo Olympics place

By Ronan Coughlan / October 7, 2019 /

Limerick man Paul O’Shea has helped Ireland’s Show Jumping team qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Hailing from Kildimo, O’Shea, along with his Irish teammates won the €1.25 Million Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final on Sunday in Barcelona. The result means the group will represent Ireland at the Toyko Olympics next year. The victory…

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Highlights & Reaction As Munster Topple Kings

By Ronan Coughlan / October 7, 2019 /

Munster Head Coach Johann Van Grann has reflected on his sides bonus-point win over the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth over the weekend. Tries from Mike Haley, Alby Mathewson, Fineen Wycherley and Arno Botha secured the full five points on offer. “You can’t underestimate the travel. We had a bus trip from Limerick to Dublin,…

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Munster team named ahead of Southern Kings clash

By Ronan Coughlan / October 4, 2019 /

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has named his side to face Southern Kings in Round 2 of the Guinness PRO14 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday (4pm local/3pm Irish time). There are four changes to the side that defeated Dragons in the opening round in Thomond Park, with Liam O’Connor, Darren O’Shea, Alby…

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Plenty to work on as Ireland secure Bonus Point in Kobe

By Ronan Coughlan / October 3, 2019 /

Before this game even started, Ireland was faced with an injury woe. Joey Carbery’s ankle injury ruled him out of this morning’s clash. The Munster out-half had been named as cover at scrum-half for the game but had to be replaced by Conor Murray on the bench. Carbery’s ankle injury was described as a “slight…

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The Breakdown EP110 Bouncing Back, Selection Choices & RWC Talk

By Ronan Coughlan / October 2, 2019 /

Raffaele Rocca and Tom Savage reflect on Ireland’s shock defeat to Rugby World Cup hosts Japan and look at Joe Schmidt’s selection choices ahead of Russia at Kobe Stadium on Thursday. Plus the lads discuss the topic of class structure and “sports snobbery” when it comes to getting behind the Irish Rugby team. Click the…

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PREVIEW: Six Limerick Clubs start their AIL campaigns this weekend

By Ronan Coughlan / October 2, 2019 /

The All Ireland League season gets underway this weekend. The 2019/20 tournament is sponsored by new partner Energia and will see six Limerick Clubs compete across Divisions 1A – 2C. Young Munster RFC will begin their AIL Division 1A campaign at home against Clontarf on Saturday. The ‘Cookies’ finished 7th in last years competition and…

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Limerick’s 2020 Munster Championship pathway revealed

By Ronan Coughlan / October 2, 2019 /

Limerick will kick start their 2020 Munster Senior Hurling Championship campaign next season away to Cork. The defending Munster champions will entertain Waterford and All-Ireland Champions Tipperary at LIT Gaelic Grounds and will make the trip to Cork and Clare. Across five weeks, John Kiely’s men will play two weeks in a row, followed by…

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