Tom Clancy

Desmond League Round-Up: Goals Galore as FAI Cup takes centre-stage

By Tom Clancy / September 25, 2022 /

There were goals galore with 62 goals across 12 games on Sunday afternoon. There was action across various completions with FAI Junior Cup taking precedence. The lower divisions have got underway while the remaining cup action is nearing a conclusion before the knock-out stages. FAI Junior CupFive FAI Junior Cup ties featuring Desmond League sides…

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Round-Up | Munster Junior Cup wins for Creeves, Ballingarry and Rathkeale

By Tom Clancy / September 19, 2022 /

There was a quartet of ties down for decision in the opening round of the McCarthy Insurance Group Munster Junior Cup. There was also a 2nd round tie as well as one FAI Junior Cup clash. Overall, the weekend was a quieter schedule with the lower divisions continuing with their division cup action. Munster Junior…

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Abbeyfeale Advance, Wins for Newcastle West, Rathkeale and Glin

By Tom Clancy / September 11, 2022 /

Abbeyfeale United advanced to the second round of the Munster Champions Trophy, defeating Doolan’s Cow of the Cork Business League on penalties. Level 3-3 after 90 minutes, it was 4-4 after the extra period, before the Fealesiders held their nerve to advance 5-4 on penalties. Elsewhere, there were wins comfortable wins locally for Newcastle West…

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WATCH: Euro Tour Final disappointment for Willie O’Connor

By Tom Clancy / September 4, 2022 /

Limerick and Ireland’s number one dart player, Willie O’Connor, was defeated in the Hungarian Darts Trophy final by Joe Cullen on Sunday evening. Despite an extremely impressive weekend, O’Connor came up just short against a formidable Cullen. Englishman and 2022 Premier League runner-up Cullen ran out 8-2 winner in Budapest, Hungary. Despite the loss, the…

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Rovers Return – Glin and Breska Rovers win in League Cup

By Tom Clancy / September 4, 2022 /

The second weekend of the Limerick Desmond League concluded with wins for Glin Rovers Breska Rovers, in the Premier Division, while there were two draws in the other top tier ties. A reminder, that all action presently is Divisional Cup action, being played on a group phase. So far only Glin can boast a 100%…

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O’Donnell Double gives Rathkeale Perfect Start

By Tom Clancy / August 29, 2022 /

Premier Division League CupRathkeale’s narrow win over Ballingarry gave them the perfect start to Weekly Observer Premier Division Cup Group B. A brace of Eoin O’Donnell goals in the second half saw them come from behind. Ballingarry skipper Dean Clancy had headed his side in front on 40 minutes. Thomas Quilligan could have sealed the…

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Desmond League Returns with Cup Football

By Tom Clancy / August 26, 2022 /

The 2022/23 Limerick Desmond League kicks into action this weekend, commencing with Divisional Cup action. After a two-month hiatus since the conclusion of a long 2021/22 season, Sporting Limerick’s Tom Clancy takes a look at the state of play for football in west Limerick. The full fixture list for the opening two weekends is now…

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Slow start costly as Waterford eliminate Limerick

By Tom Clancy / July 16, 2022 /

Limerick exited the Glen Dimplex Camogie Championship following a ten point reverse to Waterford in Thurles. It ends a season where John Lillis’ charges won three group games and were also relegated to Division Two of the League. In only a second every quarter-final at Senior level, Limerick were second best in a difficult first…

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Sharpshooters: Gillane Chasing Limerick Record

By Tom Clancy / June 30, 2022 /

On Sunday, Aaron Gillane could become the greatest Limerick forward of them all, certainly from a scoring perspective. Limerick has produced some great forwards. Mick Mackey, Eamonn Cregan, Richie Bennis and Andrew O’Shaughnessy, among others, are loved and remembered by different generations of Limerick supporters. But Gillane can become eclipse them all, with eight points…

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WATCH: O’Connor and Lennon combine for Ireland win

By Tom Clancy / June 16, 2022 /

The Republic of Ireland secured safe passage to the second round of the World Cup of Darts with Limerick’s William O’Connor and Carlow’s Steve Lennon seeing off Canada, 5-2, in their opening round tie.Played in the doubles format, it was Lennon who led the way for Ireland early on, the pair seeking a first win…

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