Ronan Coughlan

Heartbreak for Munsters in Senior Cup Final

By Ronan Coughlan / December 21, 2019 /

It would be another final that ended in heartbreak for Young Munster in their bid for a Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup title last night losing out to Cork Constitution by 24-17. The Cup win for ‘Cons’ marks their 30th competition title while yesterday’s defeat for the Limerick club marks their third Senior…

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WATCH: Billy Holland on Interpro showcase ahead

By Ronan Coughlan / December 19, 2019 /

Munster will kick off their run of Interpro games when they make to trip up to the Sportsgrounds to face Connacht on Saturday evening in the Guinness Pro 14. Saturday will be the first of three inter-provincial games ahead for Johann van Graan’s side who will welcome Leinster to Thomond Park in two weeks time…

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WATCH: Stephen Larkham reflects on Saracens defeat and squad injuries.

By Ronan Coughlan / December 18, 2019 /

In front of the media, Munster Senior Coach Stephen Larkham this week reflected on various aspects of his side’s 15-6 defeat at the hands of Saracens last Saturday at Allianz Park. One incident that drew plenty of attention was the exchange of words between Munster Medic Dr. Jamie Kearns and Saracens Hooker Jamie George, which…

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Irish Powerlifting Team place well at European Championships

By Ronan Coughlan / December 18, 2019 /

A massive congratulations is due to all the lifters who represented team Ireland at this year’s European Championships in Lithuania.  As per usual, everyone gave 100% and left a positive impression both on and off the platform within the realm of the EPF and IPF community. This year saw Ireland take a massive 19 medals home,…

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European progression hopes dwindle after Saracens defeat

By Ronan Coughlan / December 18, 2019 /

Munster’s 15-6 defeat away to Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup last weekend leaves Johann van Graan’s side with no choice but to go all guns blazing in their remaining two rounds of pool games if they want to have any chance of progressing into to Europe’s last eight. The clash at Allianz Park was…

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HRI Weekly: Billy Lee honoured at annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards

By Ronan Coughlan / December 16, 2019 /

Billy Lee was the man in form at Dundalk on Friday night where he shared three winners with three different trainers. He brought the Andy Oliver-trained Apricot Moon from the widest stall and from well off the pace to win the 8f fillies’ maiden but had an easier time of it on the Henry De…

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Limerick Celtics Underage sides make history in Cork

By Ronan Coughlan / December 16, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics made history last weekend when they took three Cork Boys Cups home from the Parochial Hall on Saturday. It was a nail-biting one-point game at the final buzzer in the Under 12 Cork Cup win for the Celtics over Blue Demons that kicked things off in capturing their first trophy of the afternoon.…

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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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