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2020 Rás Tailteann Postponed

By Raffaele Rocca / April 3, 2020 /

Following the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, SportIreland and the Government of Ireland. Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to postpone the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was due to return to the roads of Ireland in June 2020 after a hiatus in 2019. This is directly as a result of accelerating developments relating tothe Covid-19 virus pandemic. “Considering the nature of the public health emergency Ireland and the world is currently dealing with and the progressive evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided that it is in thebest interests of everyone associated with the event and the wider public to temporarily postpone the 2020 event from its planned start date on June 10th next” said Eugene Moriarty, the 2020 Race Director. He added “The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly, but when we consider the on-going restrictionsthat are in place, the current workload of An Garda Síochána, County Councils and the Health Service, all of whom play integral roles…

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National IFK Title for Limerick's Tyrone Cronin O'Brien

By Jack Neville / February 26, 2020 /

Saturday February 22nd 2020 was a historic night for Limerick Kickboxing as Tyrone Cronin O’Brien stepped up a weight division to challenge for the for the super lightweight national IKF title in front of a huge audience at the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway. Training at the Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing Gym, Tyrone already holds the Lightweight…

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Limerick Motorcyclist Andrew Murphy back on track as he looks forward to 2020

By Jack Neville / January 17, 2020 /

Andrew Murphy is a 27-year-old motorcyclist currently living in Abbeyfeale. Murphy began motorcycle racing in 2013 and has been competed at Mondello Park for the past three years. However, each of those meetings came at a different cost for the motorcycle enthusiast. After winning the Superbike Cup Championship in his first year at the track…

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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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Limerick's Oisin O'Callaghan Secures 2-Year Pro Contract with YT Mob

By Raffaele Rocca / December 12, 2019 /

Christmas has come early for Limerick Teenager Oisin O Callaghan who has secured a 2-year professional contract with YT Bikes and The YT Mob. The youngster who has been competing at various events across Europe and the UK – in an attempt to get to the very pinnacle of what is a hugely competitive sport –…

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Irish Greyhound Board approves 2020 allocation with €3.4m spend on welfare and regulation

By Ronan Coughlan / November 28, 2019 /

The Board of Bord na gCon has approved the budget for the Irish Greyhound Board for 2020.  Overall, the budget proposes net expenditure of €30.8m across its range of activities.  Prize money allocation for 2020 remains at a similar level for 2019 with an overall sum of €9.4m provided in the 2020 budget.  An overall…

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Cappamore Cyclist Wins International Junior Cyclocross Race in UK

By Raffaele Rocca / November 26, 2019 /

Lucy O’Donnell, the Cappamore teenager has won her first international Junior Cyclocross race at round 5 of the HSBC National Trophy in the UK. Lucy also made history as this was the first UCI cyclocross win outside of Ireland by an Irish cyclist.  The 17 year old is currently on great form having won three…

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36 greyhounds remain in the race for the 2019 Irish St Leger in Limerick Greyhound Stadium

By Ronan Coughlan / November 4, 2019 /

A total of 36 greyhounds remain in with a chance of capturing the €30,000 winners’ prize in the 2019 Irish St Leger ahead of this weekend’s second-round action. The Leger is one of the most prestigious ‘Classic’ competitions in the Irish greyhound racing calendar and boasts a prize fund of over €60,000. This past weekend…

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Irish Open Fencing Championship takes place later this month

By Jack Neville / October 18, 2019 /

The Irish Open Fencing Championship takes place this October on 26-27. For the 13th year running the Irish Open Fencing Championships includes a Men’s Epee FIE Satellite event. This event allows fencer from all over the world to gain world ranking points towards Olympic qualifications. Ireland’s very own Men’s Epee Senior team will be competing alongside other nations such…

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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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