Home Tag Archives: Limerick

Tag Archives: Limerick

John Kiely: Video Assistance Would Be “Very Positive Move” For GAA

Limerick manager John Kiely believes the introduction of video assistance into GAA would be a “very positive move” for the games.  Limerick fell foul of an incorrect decision by officials in their All-Ireland semi-final loss to Kilkenny when, in the dying seconds of the game with just one point between the sides, Darragh O’Donovan’s sideline cut, which was sailing towards the …

Read More »

John Kiely Eager To Put Limerick’s “Internal” Disciplinary Matters To Bed

John Kiely

Limerick manager John Kiely has insisted that all disciplinary matters have been included within the confines of the county’s hurling set-up. The 2018 All-Ireland champions are just 13 days away from their first competitive match of the new season, however, preparations have been hindered by a number of controversies off the field. Last month, two players were sent home from …

Read More »

Emotional Cian Lynch Striving For More Following County Victory

Cian Lynch Patrickswell

Newly crowned Limerick champions Patrickswell are hungry for more success during this club season, according to their captain, Cian Lynch. On Sunday, Ciaran Carey’s side went top of the Limerick roll of honour with their 20th senior title following a 1-17 to 0-15 win over Na Piarsaigh. The Caherdavin side had been aiming for their third county title in a …

Read More »

Lynch Drags Patrickswell To Victory As Na Piarsaigh Are Dethroned

Na Piarsaigh Patrickswell

Na Piarsaigh 0-15 Patrickswell 1-17 Patrickswell are the 2019 Limerick Senior Hurling champions following a five-point win over last year’s victors Na Piarsaigh in LIT Gaelic Grounds this afternoon. It was far from a memorable final with the winners recording 16 wides while they went 15 minutes without a score in the second half. However, a goal from Jason Considine …

Read More »

Hurling Club Round-Up: Champions Crash Out In Wexford & Dublin

Dublin

It was another entertaining weekend in the hurling club calendar with plenty of surprise results across the country as the reigning champions were knocked out in both Dublin and Wexford. Dublin Reigning Dublin county champions Ballyboden St Enda’s were knocked out of the senior hurling championship following a 1-29 to 2-15 loss to St Vincent’s after extra time. Boden dominated …

Read More »

Gardai Search Limerick Sports Ground Amid Match Fixing Allegations

limerick fc fai

Gardai have confirmed that a search was carried out on Tuesday at a sports ground in Limerick as part of an investigation into match-fixing. In a tweet posted to the Garda Info account, it was confirmed that members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) conducted the search at the unnamed venue in the county with local Gardaí also assisting. …

Read More »

Hurling Power Rankings: Tipperary Triumph After Surprising Campaign

hurling

After four months of surprise results, one-sided affairs, and officiating dramas, we have reached the end of the 2019 Senior Hurling Championship. Tipperary were crowned All-Ireland champions following their 14-point hammering of Kilkenny in the final last weekend. Though the Premier County showed promise at times during their Allianz League campaign, we placed them in sixth in our overall hurling …

Read More »

Tipperary Come Up Trumps In Pundit Arena Hurling Team Of The Year

Tipperary

All too quickly, another hurling season has come to an end with Tipperary lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the first time since 2016. Liam Sheedy returned to the helm after a nine-year absence and took a disheartened and disjointed group of players from the disappointment of 2018 to the heights of All-Ireland glory. Given their dominance in 2019, losing …

Read More »

Hurling Stars Have Their Say On VAR & Potential Officiating Changes

hurling

Another Senior Hurling Championship season has come to an end and while there is still much to discuss following Tipperary’s victory on Sunday, one major talking point is the use of Hawk-Eye.  During the All-Ireland hurling final, a John Donnelly attempt was caught by the Tipperary goalkeeper, Brian Hogan, and he kept the ball in play. However, Hawk-Eye contacted the …

Read More »

Cian Lynch Questions Sacrifice As Final Dawns Without Treaty

CIan Lynch

Current Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch will be haunted by thoughts of what could have been when he takes his seat in Croke Park on Sunday for the All-Ireland final.  His role as a spectator this year is vastly different from that of 2018 when he lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup alongside his Limerick teammates after a last-gasp win …

Read More »

“That’s Human Nature” – Croke Park Defend Refereeing Performances

Referee

Croke Park officials have defended the performances of referees Alan Kelly and Seán Cleere who were both criticised for decisions made during the respective All Ireland hurling semi-finals over the weekend. Kelly took charge of Limerick v Kilkenny on Saturday, a game which ended in controversial circumstances when Darragh O’Donovan’s sideline cut was blocked down and diverted out of play …

Read More »

Brian Cody Praises “Total Honesty” Of Players Following Rout Of Limerick

Brian Cody

Brian Cody’s choice of attire for Saturday’s All Ireland semi-final clash with Limerick was telling – a Kilkenny shirt embroidered with ‘All Ireland Senior Hurling Final 2015 – the last year the Cats lifted Liam MacCarthy.  It was clear that Kilkenny were determined to reach those heights again such was the ferocity with which they attacked the reigning All Ireland …

Read More »

Drennan Goal Decisive As Kilkenny Sail Past Limerick Into Minor Final

Kilkenny

Kilkenny 2-24 Limerick 0-18 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Kilkenny are through to the Electric Ireland minor hurling final after a 12-point win over Munster champions, Limerick, in Croke Park this afternoon. Despite a strong first-half showing, Limerick registered only five points in the second half as goals from Jack Doyle and Billy Drennan in either half proved …

Read More »

Final Four Name Teams For Crunch Semi-Finals In Croke Park

Croke Park

The penultimate stage of the All Ireland Hurling Championship is upon us as Kilkenny and Limerick go to battle in Croke Park on Saturday for a place in this year’s decider before it’s the turn of Wexford and Tipperary on Sunday.  Reigning All Ireland champions Limerick take on beaten Leinster finalists Kilkenny who are hoping to make their first final …

Read More »