Rugby

WATCH: Griffin excited for Six Nations to get going with Scotland first up

By John Keogh / January 23, 2020 /

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin is looking forward to their opening clash with Scotland on Sunday week in Donnybrook. The UL-Bohs star says that the team have prepared well for the competition following a relatively disappointing showing in 2019 that yielded just one victory. “It’s exciting. It’s the start now of the busy season so we…

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European exit may turn out to be a blessing in disguise

By Tom Savage / January 23, 2020 /

MUNSTER have some space now. It isn’t space they want but it’s space they have all the same. Not being in the Champions Cup knockout stages frees up at least six weeks of pre and post time compared to the last three seasons.  Sure, it’s a bit like not having to pay for dinner because…

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Junior Rugby Back In Full Swing This Weekend

By Aidan Corr / January 23, 2020 /

AFTER the calm of last week-end, with only one fixture fulfilled, junior rugby returns with gusto on Saturday and Sunday with four different competitions listed. On Sunday Limerick’s main interest will be focused on the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup with four local clubs competing, while in the Munster Junior League division one both…

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Ospreys cameos offer a glimpse into the future

By John Keogh / January 22, 2020 /

MUNSTER’S European faith had already been set in stone before the 33-6 victory against Ospreys, but the performance against the lowly Welsh outfit may have offered a little bit of a view into a bright future for the province. Many (rightly) will say it’s all well and good doing it when the pressure is off…

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McNamara hoping that U-20 crop will make their own history

By John Keogh / January 21, 2020 /

Irish U-20 coach Noel McNamara said there will not be any pressure on this year’s side to repeat the feat of the squad which swept to a Six Nations Grand Slam last season. He said that each crop of young players made their own mark and he’s confident that this group has the capability as…

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Five Munster players named in U-20 Six Nations squad

By John Keogh / January 20, 2020 /

Ireland U-20 coach Noel McNamara has announced a 37-strong squad for the Six Nations that includes five Munster players. Eoin O’Connor, Thomas Ahern, Cian Hurley, Jack Crowley and Harry O’Riordan will all be looking to help Ireland retain their crown. Seven players from last year’s Grand Slam-winning panel included for the 2020 season. Ulster Academy…

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LIT Students Team Up With Sporting Limerick for Live Rugby Podcast

By Jack Neville / January 20, 2020 /

As part of their college course work, a group of Business & Events Management second year students from LIT have teamed up with Sporting Limerick to bring you a Live Rugby Podcast. The podcast is in aid of Special Olympics Limerick city who receive no government funding and are totally reliant on fundraising. The hour…

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Derby Delight for Galbally in 24-13 win over Richmond

By Aidan Corr / January 20, 2020 /

IT’S a long rugby journey from the Canal Bank to Galbally but when you return without anything to show for your efforts it makes it more painful. Richmond failed to get even a losing bonus point from Satrurday’s division one clash on the Tipperary border and they remain in sixth place in the table with…

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UL Bohs Women Make it 9 League Wins from 9

By Aidan Corr / January 20, 2020 /

Saturday’s top of the table clash in the Energia AIL Women’s League on the UL 4G surface saw UL Bohemian march on with a deserved victory over second placed Railway Union. The table toppers are now on target to take the title. It was close in the first half with the home side leading 12-7…

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Munster earn bonus point win in Thomond as they bow out of Europe

By Jack Neville / January 19, 2020 /

Munster made light work of the Ospreys in Thomond Park today as they earned a 33-6 in their Round 6 Champions Cup tie. After yesterday’s results in the competition, Munster were aware that this would be their final Champions Cup game of the season. After a somewhat sloppy start from both sides, Ospreys had the…

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