Global Round Up | Munster lose URC opener, Canelo bests GGG, Arsenal remain top of the EPL while Willett slips up in dramatic fashion

All the latest headlines and talking points from the weekend of sport.

The last six in the Limerick SHC were decided over the weekend as the group stages came to a close while the semi-finals in the Cork Premier Senior Football Championship were also confirmed.

Munster stumbled to defeat against Cardiff Rugby in their United Rugby Championship opener.

The Premier League saw seven fixtures played over the weekend with history being made in Arsenal’s clash against Brentford.

There was drama in the Fortinet Championship in golf as Danny Willett suffered defeat at the final hole in bizarre circumstances.

Full recap below:


In Limerick, the quarter-final and two semi-final places were sealed after the last round of group fixtures were decided over the weekend. Na Piarsaigh and Kilmallock went straight to the last four while Kildimo-Pallaskenry, South Liberties, Doon and Patrickswell make up the quarter-finals.

Limerick SHC Round Up

In football, the semi-final places were decided in the Cork SFC as Castlehaven’s win against Mallow meant the side will face St. Finbarr’s while Nemo Rangers and Ballingcollig go head-to-head in the other fixture.

Meanwhile Kilmacud Croke’s booked their place in the Dublin SFC semi-final after a win against Cuala. They will face Thomas Davitt’s with Ballyboden St Endas meeting Na Fianna in the other last four tie.


Munster were defeated in their URC opener on Saturday afternoon against Cardiff with the score being 20-13 in Graham Rowntree’s competitive debut.

You can find the highlights and report here.


Treaty United progressed to the semi-finals of the FAI Cup after an emphatic 4-1 victory over UCD. An Enda Curran hat-trick topped off by another by William Armshaw put the side 4-0 up until UCD notched a consolation.

Treaty United Produce brilliant performance to advance to FAI Cup semi-final

Only seven games took place in the Premier League at the weekend but they didn’t fail to entertain.

The action kicked off on Friday night with Aston Villa edging out Southampton and Fulham winning 3-2 in a thrilling game against Nottingham Forest.

Erling Haaland maintained his scoring record with another in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Wolves. There was only one 3pm kick off on Saturday that saw Newcastle and Bournemouth play out a 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park with only five minutes separating the goals. Heung-Min Son came off the bench with thirty minutes to play to score an incredible hat-trick and guide Tottenham to a 6-2 victory over Leicester.

Sunday’s fixtures got started with a comprehensive 3-0 victory for Arsenal over Brentford, with goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira. Ethan Nwaneri came off the bench for the gunners to become the youngest player in Premier League history at just 15 years and 181 days.

Everton wrapped up the weekend’s fixtures with Neal Maupay’s goal being enough to seal a victory over West Ham.


Max Homa was victorious in the Fortinet Championship on Sunday after Danny Willett’s three-putt nightmare on the 18th. It looked like Willett was on course to claim the title until Homa chipped in for a birdie. Willett had a close range putt to seal victory but he missed and proceeded to miss twice further to give Homa the win.


Canelo Alvarez was victorious in his trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin, winning the bout by unanimous decision. Canelo dominated the fight throughout with Golovkin making it to the distance but there was no surprise when the Mexican’s arm was raised after the fight.

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