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Limerick man takes on world #1 at PDC Summer Series

By Matthew Hayes / July 9, 2020 /

Limerick’s William O’Connor is set to meet world #1 Michael van Gerwen at the oche this Thursday. The Cappamore man is looking to bounce back from a 6-3 opening day defeat to James Wade in the PDC Summer Series when he meets Wednesday’s winner in Milton Keynes. Thursday’s action is the second event of five,…

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Cáirde Rás Tailteann announce extended postponment of 2020 Rás

By Jack Neville / June 12, 2020 /

Having assessed the most recent guidance issued by the WHO, the HSE, Sport Ireland and the Government of Ireland and considering the measures in place in relation to the Covid-19 epidemic, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to extend the postponement of the 2020 Rás Tailteann which wasoriginally due to return to the roads of Ireland…

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WATCH: “You’ve Got to Allow Time for Rest & Family” Jason Kenny

By Jack Neville / June 5, 2020 /

While the various negative aspects to Covid 19 are vast, it has provided a chance to reflect according to High Performance & Executive Coach Jason Kenny. Kenny whose business and website www.jasonkenny.ie focuses on Online Diet & Nutrition says this ‘break’ has afforded him the opportunity to adapt his methods and as such, he feels…

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WATCH: “A lot of sleepless nights” LPC’s Shane Brodie on Covid 19’s Impact on the Club

By Jack Neville / June 3, 2020 /

Since the middle of March, gyms across the country have had to close their doors to the public in the wake of the global pandemic. That has seen many small business suffer substantial losses in terms of revenue, with a fear that many may not be able to reopen. Owner of Southside Barbell in Limerick,…

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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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