A SCORING record of 137 goals for the Blues, league and cup winning medals in 1980 and 1982 and the distinction of scoring European Cup home and away goals against Real Madrid make Des Kennedy Limerick’s best ever centre forward. Indeed, his achievements are unlikely to be matched although he surprised us this week by [...]
Steven Miller talks to Tony Ward about his memories of playing with Limerick FC. He played on a Munster team that beat the All Blacks in 1978, was European rugby player of the year in 1979 and scored 18 points for the Lions in the first test game against South Africa in 1980. It’s no [...]
MUNSTER drew with the Ospreys 13-13 Saturday at Thomond Park. A try from Damien Varley and eight points from the boot of Ronan O’Gara were not enough to claim all four points from the RaboDirect Pro12 fixture. Munster now find themselves in sixth spot on 43 points, seven points a drift of the playoff spot.
MAYOR of Limerick, Cllr Maria Byrne, has hit out at RTÉ’s decision not to screen Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey’s WBA Super Bantamweight world title fight in March. RTÉ Sport have confirmed that they will not be carrying the fight between the Southill man and Cuban world champion, Guillermo Rigondeaux, due to the “financial climate”. “I [...]
LIMERICK is to benefit to the tune of €5 million in direct revenue as a result of its designation as European City of Sport for 2011. This announcement was made by Shannon Development chief executive Dr Vincent Cunnane at the official launch of Limerick’s status as European City of Sport for 2011 at a packed [...]
A historic double helping of world championship boxing could be coming Limerick’s way – over the weekend it emerged that both Willie Casey and Andy Lee could be set for world title shots within days of each other in March. Incidentally the Limerick pro-boxing duo were both due to have fights over the weekend, but [...]
Irish Swimming sensation Grainne Murphy has written herself into the record books again today by winning a Bronze medal in the women’s 800m Freestyle at the European short course Swimming Championships in Eindhoven. Murphy, in her first major competition since winning a silver medal in the European long course Championships during the summer, set a [...]
LIMERICK FC supporters will be heartened to learn that preparations are already well under way for the 2011 Airtricity League First Division campaign. Hopes were very high in 2010 that the Super Blues could make the jump to the Premier Division and although Pat Scully’s men were more than competitive for the majority of the [...]