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#thankspaulie as plaudits flow for Limerick rugby hero

#thankspaulie as plaudits flow for Limerick rugby hero

| February 12, 2016

AS RUGBY legend and Limerick hero Paul O’Connell embarks upon the early stages of his retirement and with many options and decisions to come, tribute videos and memories are being shared throughout social media. This is one of the latest such videos to surface. Continue reading below… Enjoy and #thankspaulie

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Paul O’Connell Statement on Retirement

Paul O’Connell Statement on Retirement

| February 9, 2016

It is with deep regret that I have decided to retire from professional rugby following medical advice.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all at Rugby Club Toulonnais for their understanding and support over the past few months. Since sustaining the injury at the World Cup I have been fully focused on […]

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Rugby – Zebo to stay at Munster for two more years

Rugby – Zebo to stay at Munster for two more years

| February 1, 2016

MUNSTER and the IRFU have today confirmed that Simon Zebo has signed a two year deal that will see him remain with the province until at least June 2018. Zebo is the latest of an international trio to commit their future to the province with fellow backs Keith Earls and Conor Murray already putting pen to paper last […]

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Opinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’

Opinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’

| January 31, 2016

CROKE PARK tunnel, 2007. Limerick players depart the dressing room and make their way to the bus. The team had just been defeated by 7 points in the All Ireland final against Kilkenny. This hack holds his dictaphone, almost hoping that no one wants to speak to the media, but also aware that he has […]

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Rugby – Munster win in Italy

Rugby – Munster win in Italy

| January 30, 2016

MUNSTER secured a lacklustre 16-12 win over Zebre today in round 12 of the Guinness Pro12 competition. A Mark Chisholm try after six minutes set the Munster men on their way to a much needed four points in the league. With Ian Keatley swapping penalty goals with Zebre’s Kelly Haimona, the score at half time […]

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Rugby – All Ireland League weekend previews #UBL

Rugby – All Ireland League weekend previews #UBL

| January 29, 2016

WITH just seven games remaining, things are beginning to get really serious for Limerick’s seven All Ireland league sides. With interest in the league at an all time high, (according to articles written during Munster’s recent run of form) Limerick sides at home this weekend (Garryowen and Shannon) are due to see a jump in […]

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Rugby – Munster secure Holland for two more years

Rugby – Munster secure Holland for two more years

| January 29, 2016

MUNSTER Rugby have today confirmed that Billy Holland has signed a new two-year contract that will see him remain at the province until at least June 2018. Holland, a product of the Munster Rugby Academy, made his competitive debut in September 2007 against Llanelli Scarlets in Cork and impressive performances across that season later saw him awarded the Academy […]

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Soccer – Lawson side lose out as long wait continues

Soccer – Lawson side lose out as long wait continues

| January 28, 2016

IT WAS a disappointing day for the local Oscar Traynor side on Sunday as they bowed out of this year’s competition at the quarter-final stage. After reaching last year’s final there were high hopes that this season’s squad would go that step further, but alas it was Clare who came out on top, winning by […]

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GAA – Limerick open NFL versus Tipperary

GAA – Limerick open NFL versus Tipperary

| January 28, 2016

LIMERICK begin their National Football league campaign in Kilmallock this Sunday against Tipperary. The game, (2pm throw in) which was moved from the Gaelic Grounds, will see John Brudair prepare his charges to meet a familiar face, as Tipperary’s new manager Liam Kearns takes charge of the Premier county. Limerick’s main aim for 2016 is […]

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Rugby – Earls and Murray sign contracts with IRFU and Munster

Rugby – Earls and Murray sign contracts with IRFU and Munster

| January 27, 2016

THE IRFU today announced that Keith Earls and Conor Murray have signed a new three-year contract with the IRFU, which will see them remain at Munster Rugby through to the end of Rugby World Cup 2019. IRFU Performance Director, David Nucifora, said: “We are delighted that Keith has signed a new IRFU contract which will see him […]

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