Archive for June, 2012

New Mayor  is “prepared  for the role”

New Mayor is “prepared for the role”

| June 28, 2012

UNLUCKY 13 did it for Cllr Gerry McLoughlin when it came to the mayoral election this week.The Labour councillor and rugby legend received 13 combined votes from the Fine Gael members

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“Priceless” historical papers found in attic

“Priceless” historical papers found in attic

| June 28, 2012

THE CHANCE find of personal records of the Civil War in Limerick has aroused intense interest locally and nationallyThe records, which were found in an attic will, academics predict, transform knowledge of the turbulent historical period in Limerick city and county. And as the Healy papers (Lieutenant Michael Healy of the “C” Company,

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375 jobs saved at Roche

375 jobs saved at Roche

| June 28, 2012

IN a surprise development, a total of 375 jobs  have been saved at the pharmaceutical giant, Roche in Clarecastle.Following weeks of speculation, employees arriving at work on Wednesday were told that a decision has been made to keep the plant open, amid an  international cull of jobs.

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Flotilla of 40 boats to sail into Limerick Marina at weekend

Flotilla of 40 boats to sail into Limerick Marina at weekend

| June 28, 2012

“This rally will completely fill the Limerick Marina complex over two consecutive weekends.” GOOD news for the all those Limerick people who lament the scarcity of boating activity generated by the Limerick City Marina  since it was built some 10 years ago, is that the marina will, this coming weekend, host the inaugural Limerick/Shannon Estuary […]

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Pressure mounts on Kidney and IRFU

Pressure mounts on Kidney and IRFU

| June 28, 2012

FOLLOWING last weekend’s 60-0 defeat to New Zealand, the pressure is mounting on both Ireland coach Declan Kidney and the IRFU. The defeat, a record one for Irish rugby, came at the end of a three test tour to New Zealand. It is not ideal for any team to finish their World Cup season with […]

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“We need to beat one of top six” – Niall Moran

“We need to beat one of top six” – Niall Moran

| June 28, 2012

LIMERICK face Antrim this Saturday afternoon in Round One of the All Ireland Hurling qualifiers. (Throw in at the Gaelic Grounds is at 3pm). The Shannonsiders have qualified for this clash by hammering a hapless Laois last weekend in the preliminary round at Limerick GAA’s HQ.

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Munster rugby finalise squad for 2012/13

Munster rugby finalise squad for 2012/13

| June 28, 2012

MUNSTER rugby’s squad for the new season is finally taking shape. New head coach Rob Penney is not in town until this weekend, however some of the players he will be overseeing are already back in training. Below is a full breakdown of the Munster Senior and Academy members

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John Galvin out for rest of season

John Galvin out for rest of season

| June 28, 2012

LIMERICK GAA was rocked this week by the news that John  Galvin will miss the remainder of the championship season. The Croom midfielder who has been struggling with a cruciate knee ligament injury, will go under the knife this coming Friday.

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Blues face Harps at home

Blues face Harps at home

| June 28, 2012

LIMERICK FC are on a high this week as the SuperBlues qualified for the semi finals of the EA Sports Cup. Inspired by two early goals from Garbhan Coughlan Limerick deservedly booked their place in the EA Sports Cup semi-finals with a comfortable victory over Bray Wanderers on Monday night.

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Geary and Moran return for Limerick

Geary and Moran return for Limerick

| June 22, 2012

BRIAN Geary and Niall Moran return to the Limerick Senior Hurling team for this weekends qualifier against Laois. (Throw in 7.30pm, Saturday, Gaelic Grounds) Geary will start at centre forward, while Niall Moran will fill the 14 shirt at the edge of the square. Limerick have had to prepare for this game without the services […]

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