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Delta Lloyd keeps the pressure on in leg 4

Delta Lloyd keeps the pressure on in leg 4

| January 21, 2009

HEADING north is the order of the day for the yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as the jostling for positions continues in earnest.Racing is keen amongst the fleet as the Irish yachts of Team Delta Lloyd and Green Dragon continue to do battle as they clock off the miles in leg four that […]

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Sports blog nominated in national awards

Sports blog nominated in national awards

| January 20, 2009

LIMERICK Post sports writers, Donn O’Sullivan and Andrew Carey, reaped the rewards of bringing some of the best sportsnews coverage to a worldwide audience when their Limerick Post Sports blog was nominated for a prestigious Irish Blog award in the category of Best Sports and Recreation Blog this week.

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Delta Lloyd moves up the pecking order early in leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race

Delta Lloyd moves up the pecking order early in leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race

| January 19, 2009

Delta Lloyd moves up to 4th position while Green Dragon falls back to 7th THE early stages of leg 4 in the Volvo Ocean Race is always a tense affair where the high performance racing yachts tease out the strategy and course for which they will sail to China.

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Six try Munster knock the wind out of Sale

Six try Munster knock the wind out of Sale

| January 17, 2009

A rampant and almost vintage Munster side dispatched the challenge of Sale Sharks in last night’s Heineken Cup round five pool decider at a packed Thomond Park. The English premiership team fell foul of a six try onslaught that saw Munster take on Sale up front and smother the side into a second half submission […]

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Warwick and O’Gara start for Munster v Sale

Warwick and O’Gara start for Munster v Sale

| January 15, 2009

Munster have named a formidable looking side to take on and soak the challenge that the Sale Sharks will bring to Thomond Park tomorrow nightin their Heieneken Cup clash in front of a sell out 26,000 crowd. The side sees number of changes from the last cup team selected to play Clermont in early December, […]

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Jumping the sharks

Jumping the sharks

| January 14, 2009

“Jumping the shark” is a colloquialism used by TV critics and fans to denote that point in a TV show or movie series’ history where the plot veers off into absurd story lines or out-of-the-ordinary characterisations, particularly for a show with falling ratings apparently becoming more desperate to draw viewers in.

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Limerickman Edwin O’Connor is rewarded on VOR sailing world stage

Limerickman Edwin O’Connor is rewarded on VOR sailing world stage

| January 14, 2009

The Foynes native and only Irish man currently on board Ger O’Rourke’s Volvo Ocean Race entry, guided the stricken Team Delta Lloyd to Singapore after their racing yacht succumbed to a major structural failure early in leg 3 of the race when the keel ram was ripped from the bulkhead. His efforts earned him the […]

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Munster Rugby a sideline view Ulster and Ospreys

Munster Rugby a sideline view Ulster and Ospreys

| January 9, 2009

WHAT a week. What a Christmas. It seems odd to draw a comparison from the world of football to that of rugby but looking across the water and into the English football premiership competition, it is often said that the Christmas matches play a very important role in sorting out the business and bottom ends […]

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Munster name side to face Ospreys

Munster name side to face Ospreys

| January 8, 2009

Following the selection of four scrum halves to the original 28 man squad, Munster have now cut that to just two and in doing so have rung a number of changes to the team that fell to a heavy defeat by Ulster.

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Volvo Ocean Race update during Singapore stopover

Volvo Ocean Race update during Singapore stopover

| January 7, 2009

THERE’s quite a bit to report from the Volvo Ocean Race this week, despite the fact that all the boats are over 20 feet off the ground and up on large cradles as they endure their repairs ahead of the in-port racing this weekend in Singapore.

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