Archive for March, 2011

Former Munster star Matthews reaches 100 for Connacht

Former Munster star Matthews reaches 100 for Connacht

| March 31, 2011

Keith Matthews will celebrate his 100th cap when he lines out for Connacht this Friday against Edingburgh The 28 year old centre joined Connacht from Munster in 2005 and has been a regular feature in the Connacht squad.

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“There is no way we can lose this game” – Mc Gahan

“There is no way we can lose this game” – Mc Gahan

| March 31, 2011

THE words of Munster coach Tony Mc Gahan ahead of this weekend’s massive Magners League clash against rivals Leinster. The fans, the media and the dog on the road have been building this game up as the chance for Munster to avenge their last five defeats in a row. Mc Gahan, of course, was playing […]

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Fans forced to choose as ties clash

Fans forced to choose as ties clash

| March 31, 2011

THE mind boggles sometimes, it really does. This weekend, Limerick GAA fans will have to decide between watching their beloved hurlers or thier beloved footballers as the NFL and NHL ties clash.The hurlers take on Kerry at 1pm in Kilmallock on Sunday, while the footballers entertain Westmeath at 2.30pm in Newcastlewest. This setting of fixtures […]

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All to play for in Ulster Bank League

All to play for in Ulster Bank League

| March 31, 2011

IT is the final weekend of play in the Ulster Bank League and all Limerick clubs have something to play for. Be it promotion, relegation or cup final preparations. Ross O’Donoghue previews this weekend’s games in what promises to be an exciting set of fixtures. Saturday afternoon will be a busy day as hopes and […]

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Ard Scoil Ris look to avenge last year

Ard Scoil Ris look to avenge last year

| March 31, 2011

SATURDAY afternoon at 2pm is the throw in for the All Ireland Colleges Hurling Final at Semple Stadium. The tie between Limerick’s Ard Scoil Ris and Kilkenny’s St Kieran’s is the clash everyone has been looking forward to. A repeat of last year’s final, which St Kieran’s won, will see the two form sides of […]

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Limerick FC face Shelbourne this Friday

Limerick FC face Shelbourne this Friday

| March 31, 2011

SINCE we last spoke, Limerick FC have been winning on the double. Last weekend in the Airtricity League First Division, Limerick defeated Longford Town, 1-0, thanks to a 52nd minute Jeffrey Judge Goal.On the following Monday night, Limerick defeated the Kerry League in the opening round of the EA Sports Cup.

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Brakes put on Ballykeeffe neighbourhood park

Brakes put on Ballykeeffe neighbourhood park

| March 31, 2011

Council now exploring other optionsTHE long-promsed development of Ballykeeffe Neighbourhood Park is going nowhere fast, according to Fianna Fail Cllr James Collins.He made the comments after Limerick County Council revealed that they are now exploring other options with the view to the development of an alternative venue.

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Thomond Park to miss out on Inter Milan

Thomond Park to miss out on Inter Milan

| March 31, 2011

THOMOND Park is set to miss out on a potentially lucrative soccer match this summer- but the FAI have promised a fixture for 2012. This newspaper reported in November that Internazionale could be Treaty bound after it was indicated they would play a game outside of Dublin, in either Limerick or Cork.

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Council could lease ghost estate houses

Council could lease ghost estate houses

| March 31, 2011

SOME houses lying vacant on unfinished estates in the city could be used for social housing, says Cllr Tom Shortt.He told a meeting of Limerick City Council this week that with 3,500 on the city’s waiting housing list, a special case could be put to the Department of the Environment that vacant properties be allocated […]

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Plea to bulldoze Hyde Road ‘eyesore’

Plea to bulldoze Hyde Road ‘eyesore’

| March 31, 2011

WITH just one tenant remaining in residence in the Hyde Road blocks of domestic dwellings, a plea has been made to City Council to speed up demolition. The blocks, which stretch to the traffic lights on Carey’s Road, and are situated close to Colbert Station, has been almost completely boarded up for some considerable time.

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