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WATCH: Magee “The win reflected the possession we had”

By Adrian Finnin / October 10, 2019 /

Ballynanty manager Donal Magee was pleased with the professional manner in which his side disposed of Mungret Regional in the Touhy Cup on Thursday night. Although they were heavy favourites heading into the game, Ballynanty were well aware of the threat Mungret could pose following their impressive 3-0 victory over Aisling Annacotty just four days…

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Ballynanty overcome Mungret Regional in Touhy Cup

By Adrian Finnin / October 10, 2019 /

Ballynanty Rovers advanced in the Touhy Cup at the expense of Mungret Regional at Jackman Park on Thursday night thanks to a comprehensive 3-0 win. A first half goal from Conor Ellis was followed by two second half headers from Kevin Nolan to provide the victory. Ballynanty dominated possession but it was Mungret who created…

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Magee Striving for Further Improvement from Ballynanty

By Adrian Finnin / October 10, 2019 /

Ballynanty Rovers manager Donal Magee was relieved to get the victory over Regional United in the Limerick District Premier Division on Sunday. Having fallen behind, ‘Balla had to be resolute and scored three unanswered goals to set up the win. Following back to back league defeats before the cup games, Magee was happy to be…

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Big weekend of action in Limerick Junior Soccer

By Adrian Finnin / October 10, 2019 /

There are games in four major competitions down for decision this weekend on the Limerick junior soccer front. The FAI Junior and Youth Cup, the Munster Junior Cup, the Tuohy Cup and the Limerick District League Premier Division matches will all be on show over the weekend. The action starts tonight with the Touhy Cup…

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Future of Airtricity League to be decided in November

By Adrian Finnin / October 9, 2019 /

The future direction of the SSE Airtricity League will be decided at a club convention in November, the Football Association of Ireland have announced. On Tuesday night, a meeting took place in Tallaght and all 20 current Airtricity League clubs were represented. The format of the league has caused much debate in the last few…

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They say it matters more when there is money on it

By Niall O'Carroll / October 9, 2019 /

Betting companies have become a powerhouse in all sports sponsorship. Gambling has replaced cigarettes and alcohol as the main supporter of professional sport. At the 2018 Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport in Toronto, Richard McLaren, author of a report on state sponsored doping in Russia and David Howman, former Director of World…

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Irish Women’s side continue 100% start to campaign

By Adrian Finnin / October 8, 2019 /

Vera Pauw got off to the best possible start as manager of the Republic of Ireland Women’s side as they defeated Ukraine 3-2 at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday night. The game was watched by a record 5,328 supporters at the home of Shamrock Rovers and there was plenty of entertainment for the sizeable crowd. The…

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Fairview and Ballynanty secure big wins

By Adrian Finnin / October 6, 2019 /

Fairview Rangers are now joint top of the Limerick District League Premier Division with a big win over Coonagh United on Sunday morning. Ballynanty and Mungret secured wins over Regional and Aisling Annacotty respectively. Jason Purcell’s Fairview side were boosted by the arrivals of Clyde O’Connell and Stephen Bradley during the week and both players…

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Grehan Selects First Oscar Traynor Trophy Squad

By Adrian Finnin / October 4, 2019 /

New Limerick District League Oscar Traynor Trophy manager John Grehan has selected his first squad ahead of the beginning of the tournament. Grehan will be assisted by Leon Casey-Ryan and player-coach Shane Clarke for the season. The former Limerick FC assistant manager takes over from Shane O’Hanlon and Aidan Ryan who led Janesboro Football Club,…

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Premier League action this weekend as Touhy Cup cancelled

By Adrian Finnin / September 29, 2019 /

Following last weekend’s underwhelming FAI Junior Cup action, the hope is that this week’s fixtures will provide more competitive and closely run games. There is action in the Munster Junior Cup and Limerick District League Premier Division in a busy week. Due to the inclement weather and a status orange wind warning for Limerick due…

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