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Limerick Sports Partnership secures €365,160 from Dormant Accounts Funding

By Mark Reilly / June 10, 2021 /

Limerick Sports Partnership has secured over €365,000 for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures in Limerick.The funds are part of an investment package of €5.9million in Dormant Accounts Funding announced by Sport Ireland.The investment aims to engage communities across Limerick, focusing on people with disabilities, people who are educationally disadvantaged and from disadvantaged…

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AVIVA Ireland Calls On Irish Sporting Community To #LACEUPWITHPRIDE This June

By Benjamin Geary / June 4, 2021 /

Today, Aviva Ireland, proud sponsors of Aviva Stadium, the IRFU, the FAI Men’s National Football Team, and the Women’s National Team, launched its #LaceUpWithPride Campaign. The campaign sees Aviva Ireland team up with Intersport Elverys and BeLonG To Youth Services to give people the chance to buy rainbow laces, in selected stores and online, from…

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Team News: Limerick Camogie Team To Play Galway Named

By Ronan Calvert / May 27, 2021 /

Limerick have named their Senior and Junior camogie teams to take on Galway and Waterford respectively this weekend. Both teams have good starts to their campaigns with the seniors notching up a win agains Clare last weekend while the juniors have had a win and a draw from their opening two games. Vice captain Niamh…

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Ciaran Brennan named in Jim Crawford’s Ireland U21 squad

By Ronan Calvert / May 26, 2021 /

Sheffield Wednesday defender Ciaran Brennan has been named in the Ireland U21 squad for their upcoming internationals against Switzerland, Australia and Denmark. 21 year-old Brennan was born in Sheffield but qualifies for the Boys in Green through his two Limerick grandparents. His grandfather is from Clare Street just outside the city centre while his grandmother…

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Munster announce departure of long-serving prop James Cronin

By Ronan Calvert / May 18, 2021 /

Munster Rugby have today announced the departure of experienced looshead prop James Cronin. The 30 year-old Corkman has made 142 appearences for the province and scored twenty tries in that time. Cronin has been an ever-present for Munster this season as he recaptured some top form after an injury-plagued few years. The news comes as…

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Support the 421 challenge in aid of Pieta House

By Ronan Calvert / May 13, 2021 /

Limerick man Tom Clancy will be part-taking The 421 Challenge in aid of Pieta House In 2019, the number of suicides in Ireland recorded was 421 (most recent data from Central Statistics Office). While that number does change each year, something that doesn’t is the pain, grief and trauma for those connected to each person.…

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Limerick’s Paudie O’Connor named Bradford City Player of the Season

By Ronan Calvert / May 6, 2021 /

Former Limerick FC centre back Paudie O’Connor has been named as Bradford City’s Player of the Season. The 23 year-old Ballybrown native left Limerick for Leeds United in 2017 following a stand-out season in the First Division for the Super Blues. The 6’3 defender captained the Leeds U23s side and made four appearances for the…

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Team News: Munster name team to take on Ulster at Thomond Park

By Ronan Calvert / May 6, 2021 /

Johann Van Graan has named his Munster team to take on Ulster this Friday evening at Thomond Park (8.15pm). Munster look to continue their perfect start to life in the Rainbow Cup by following up on last month’s 27-3 defeat of Leinster at the RDS. Defence coach JP Ferreria hinted that Munster could rotate for…

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Munster’s CJ Stander made Honorary Limerick Man

By Ronan Calvert / April 30, 2021 /

Retiring Munster backrower CJ Stander was named an Honourary Limerick Man at the Limerick Person of the Year awards last night. Stander joined Munster in 2012 from South Africa’s Blue Bulls and has went on to make 153 appearances for the men in red, scoring no less than 42 tries. The 31 year-old announced his…

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‘He’s one of the best players I’ve played with’ – Rory Best backs Keith Earls for Lions call

By Ronan Calvert / April 27, 2021 /

Former Ireland captain Rory Best has backed Munster winger Keith Earls for this Summer’s British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa. 33 year-old Earls has enjoyed an excellent season with Munster and Ireland. The Limerick star was one of Ireland’s top performers in the 2021 Six Nations Championship and scored twice against Toulouse in…

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