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O’Shaughnessy: “Stupid To Think That Limerick Are Miles Ahead”

Limerick’s return to Division 1A has proved to be very fruitful so far this season having recorded two impressive wins over Wexford and Tipperary.  However, despite their impressive start, former attacker, Andrew O’Shaughnessy, believes it’d be stupid to suggest that the All-Ireland champions are miles ahead of the chasing pack considering that a single puck of the sliothar would have …

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Opinion: Na Piarsaigh The Team To Beat After Sensational Rockies Rout

After beating rivals Kilmallock comfortably in the Limerick SHC final, Na Piarsaigh were installed as favourites to win the All-Ireland club title – and repeat the success of 2015. A Munster semi-final date with Blackrock awaited them at the Gaelic Grounds, despite the Rockies losing the Cork final. The fact that the loss came against divisional side Imokilly, the famous …

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Reasons For Limerick To Be Optimistic Despite Another Short Summer

John Kiely Limerick

For the third year in a row, Limerick have failed to reach an All-Ireland hurling quarter-final. This stat alongside the Treaty County’s extended stay in Division 1B makes grim reading for Shannonside supporters. However, all is not lost for this group of players as there is potential in this Limerick outfit. They didn’t play up to scratch on Saturday night …

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Watch: Hurling Goalkeepers Were In Top Form This Weekend

In such a huge weekend for hurling, we witnessed some outstanding moments of skill. To the fore of these highlights were net-minders Colm Callanan and Nickie Quaid – both of these number 1s produced highlight reel saves. In case you missed it, recently we ranked the top 5 goalkeepers in hurling, and both Nickie Quaid and Colm Callanan made the …

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Video: All The Highlights From Kilkenny’s Victory Over Limerick

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 1, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 1/7/2017 Kilkenny vs Limerick Kilkenny's TJ Reid and Richie McCarthy of Limerick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Due to Sky Sports having the rights to Saturday’s qualifier between Limerick and Kilkenny, some may have missed out on the game.  It’s well documented that many Irish hurling supporters were angered by Sky Sports’ acquisition of rights to show GAA matches and as a result, many will have missed out on the Kilkenny-Limerick game. Those who didn’t get to …

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Michael Fennelly Comeback Inspires Kilkenny To Victory

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly after the final whistle

Kilkenny advanced to the second round of the qualifiers this evening with a victory over Limerick. The Cats appeared far more like themselves tonight, due in no small part to a phenomenal performance from Michael Fennelly. Limerick hurlers exited the hurling championship tonight after a defeat to Kilkenny; the Treaty county will look back on this game with huge regrets …

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Watch: A Look Back At Limerick & Kilkenny’s Titanic 2014 Clash

Undoubtedly the pick of this weekend’s qualifier games is Kilkenny versus Limerick; two sides that have struggled for form lately.    However, the GAA’s official Twitter account have now taken a look back at a time before this, when Limerick and Kilkenny took part in a titanic clash. The setting for this particular clash was straight out a Hollywood blockbuster. Incessant rain …

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Limerick Duo Set To Miss Clare Clash Through Injury

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 9/7/2016 Clare vs Limerick Limerick's Diarmuid Byrnes Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The Limerick hurlers have been dealt a blow ahead of their Munster SHC semi-final meeting with Clare in this weekend on the injury front.  Diarmuid Byrnes and William O’Donoghue have been ruled out of the local derby, manager John Kiely has confirmed to the Limerick Leader.   Byrnes and O’Donoghue were regular starters throughout the league campaign this spring and both …

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Gerry O’Connor’s Mindset Sums Up How Focused Clare Are On Munster Championship

Clare haven’t been in a Munster final since 2008, but before they puck a ball this summer they find themselves 70 minutes away from the provincial decider, with fiercest rivals, Limerick standing in their way.  At the launch of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship yesterday in Killarney, Clare joint manager Gerry O’Connor made it abundantly clear that Clare are looking no …

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Limerick Boss Kiely Drops Seven From Panel Ahead Of Championship

Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Final, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 30/7/2015.Clare vs Limerick.Clare's of Limerick.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Limerick manager John Kiely has cut his panel ahead of the championship as preparation intensifies now that the 2017 National Hurling League is over.  The Treaty manager has dropped seven players from his extended panel in the aftermath of their league campaign. Kiely’s side were beaten soundly in the semi-final by Galway, who eventually romped to victory over All-Ireland champions …

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