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UL Eagles basketball aim to soar back to top tier

UL Eagles basketball aim to soar back to top tier

| August 11, 2017

FOLLOWING a tough season which ended in relegation last year, the University of Limerick (UL) Eagles are aiming to fly back to the top rank of the Irish men’s basketball league. The 2016/2017 season ended with heartbreak as the Eagles, having won two championships in the past decade, found themselves relegated from Ireland’s premier division. […]

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Limerick’s Shadowman is making a big impact

Limerick’s Shadowman is making a big impact

| August 5, 2017

Limerick’s Shadowman continues to make a big impact in tackling sport injuries with a training aid that allows teams simulate real game situations. Having suffered injuries to both shoulders, a two-year break from the game saw Shadowman founder and chief executive JP Hartigan forced to leave his rugby playing days behind him at the young […]

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Limerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double gold

Limerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double gold

| August 3, 2017

A LIMERICK teenager struck double gold in Belgium last weekend when he was a member of the Irish team at a prestigious European junior rowing tournament. 17 year old James Quinlan from Castleconnell was part of the Junior men’s quadruple rowing crew that secured two gold medals for Ireland at the Coupe de la Jeunesse […]

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Marmite McGregor talking his way to fortune

Marmite McGregor talking his way to fortune

| June 22, 2017

There’s an unwritten rule in Irish sport, it goes a little something like this: ‘Should one of our people reach the pinnacle of their sport they automatically become a national hero.’ It doesn’t matter if the sport in question is something we’ve never even heard of or don’t properly understand; if an Irish person is […]

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Just who’s in charge here?

Just who’s in charge here?

| June 8, 2017

In almost a century of Olympic competition Ireland has won 31 medals. Of those, 16 have come in boxing. Fighting is in our blood, we’re good at it. We might not be the fastest runners in the world, the greatest swimmers, or the most powerful, but stick us in the squared circle and we’ll give […]

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UL Vikings continue unbeaten season

UL Vikings continue unbeaten season

| June 1, 2017

The University of Limerick Vikings American football team continued their unbeaten season in the Shamrock Bowl Conference on Sunday with a 28 – 22 win away to the defending champion Dublin Rebels. The Vikings got the perfect start scoring off the opening drive after a rushing touchdown from running back Adam O’ Mahony but failed […]

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Two days of top class rowing for Mid West

Two days of top class rowing for Mid West

| April 21, 2017

THIS WEEKEND sees Limerick host one of the busiest weekends in Rowing Ireland’s 2017 calendar with both Limerick Regatta and the Irish Schools Regatta taking place in O’Briensbridge. This year we once again have a record entry with more than 900 crews competing. Rowing has flourished since the success of the Rio Olympics, spearheaded by […]

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Ahane GAA & Bentekes Bocko claim Con and Anne Kirby Memorial

Ahane GAA & Bentekes Bocko claim Con and Anne Kirby Memorial

| April 11, 2017

Bentekes Bocko produced yet another stunning display of early speed to capture the €80,000 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial at a packed Limerick on Saturday night. It was a lively market on the night,  but Bentekes Bocko closed the 2-1 favourite to take the prize while Drive On Tipp was a 5-2 second favourite. From […]

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#WATCH UL cements reputation as Ireland’s Sports Campus with launch of 25m Diving Pool

#WATCH UL cements reputation as Ireland’s Sports Campus with launch of 25m Diving Pool

| April 5, 2017

Two new sports buildings worth almost €15m were officially opened at the University of Limerick yesterday by Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.  The Munster Rugby High Performance Centre and the new UL 25m Diving Pool are adjacent to and connected with the existing UL Sport Arena. The new 25m x […]

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Cheltenham Hero Slevin Lands Limerick Winner

Cheltenham Hero Slevin Lands Limerick Winner

| March 21, 2017

JJ SLEVIN added to his first success at the Cheltenham Festival when partnering the Ray Hackett-trained Tidy Zag to a comfortable win in the 2m handicap hurdle at Limerick on Saturday. A day after landing the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle on the Gordon Elliott-trained Champagne Classic, Slevin brought the 11/4 chance home a […]

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