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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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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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Limerick’s O’Callaghan ends Mountain Bike season on a high

By Ronan Coughlan / September 24, 2019 /

Limerick Mountain Biker Oisin O’Callaghan ended his Mountain Bike Downhill Race Season on a high, finishing 2nd overall in the IXS European Downhill Series. September only means one thing on the Mountain Biking calendar – the season-ending finale, where the alpine village of Brandnertal in Austria played host to. O’Callaghan headed into Brandnertal with a…

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LISTEN: FootGolfer John Callinan ahead of the EuroFootGolf Championship

By Ronan Coughlan / September 20, 2019 /

The 2019 EuroFootGolf Championships will take place at Magnolia Park in Oxford from September 27th – 29th The tournament will see 16 countries battle it out for top spot including an Irish team who find themselves seeded 12th overall and in Pool D with Holland, Switzerland and Sweden. The last EuroFootGolf event was held in…

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WATCH: “The first day is always the hardest”- teenage Learning Hub kickboxers on the impact of the club in the city

By Jack Neville / September 13, 2019 /

In an evergrowing sport, the Learning Hub Kickboxing Club in Limerick is fast earning a reputation as one of the best. We went out to the club recently where we caught up with Hayleigh Kiely and Tyrone Cronin to get an insight into the success of the club. With six national titles draped behind them,…

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Limericks Catherine Costigan marks her return to MMA on Saturday at Wembley

By Ronan Coughlan / September 13, 2019 /

Limerick’s Catherine Costigan will make her return to Mixed Martial Arts this weekend when she fights Poland’s Alesandra Rola at the SSE Arena in Wembley on Saturday. Costigan (who will fight at London’s 12,500-seater venue) hasn’t fought a professional bout for 18-months: “My mum was very sick for the last 18 months of pancreatic cancer.…

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Two St Johns Players win the Home Internationals Championships in Leeds

By Jack Neville / August 14, 2019 /

Huge congratulations to John Torpey and Mark Tuite of the St Johns Snooker Club in Mulgrave Street who made up 50% of the 4 man Republic of Ireland Team that won the Home International Championships in Leeds on the weekend of Aug 10-12. To qualify for selection John and Mark finished in the top 5 of the national snooker…

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WATCH: Tracey Duggan looks ahead to Professional Debut on Sunday

By Jack Neville / July 31, 2019 /

The EireMuySiam Gym opened in Limerick in 2008 and since has gone from strength to strength. On Sunday they will host their third event, Unforgiven III in the Limerick Strand Hotel. The gym is home to Irish champion Jamie Morrissey who will headline the event. Also on the night Tracey Duggan will be competing in…

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