Tag: Rugby

Tierney holds no fear of the French

Tierney holds no fear of the French

| August 17, 2017

by Mal Keaveney [email protected] TOM TIERNEY’S Ireland face a mammoth task when they take on France in this evening’s (Thursday) Women’s World Cup Pool C decider at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 7.45pm). With the game live on RTE and eir Sport, Ireland can expect a massive television audience. The fixture itself has been a 3,000 sell-out for […]

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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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Five Limerick players named in Ireland World Cup squad

Five Limerick players named in Ireland World Cup squad

| July 26, 2017

LIMERICK rugby will be well represented at next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup with five Limerick players named in the 28 woman squad. Fullback Niamh Briggs will captain the side alongside backs Nicole Cronin, Eimear Considine, and forwards Ciara Griffin, and Anna Caplice. All five players are currently playing with UL Bohemians and scrum-half Nicole […]

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Limerick gets set for a feast of Pig ‘n’ Porter

Limerick gets set for a feast of Pig ‘n’ Porter

| July 13, 2017

THE SIXTEENTH annual Pig ‘n’ Porter Tag Rugby Festival begins this Thursday evening with a host of events running up to Saturday, July 17. Old Crescent RFC in association with Rugby Travel Ireland and TagRugby.ie (ITRA) will host Ireland’s largest and best Tag Rugby Festival, across two venues: Old Crescent RFC and the University of Limerick. […]

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Munster reach Pro12 final with defeat of Ospreys at Thomond Park

Munster reach Pro12 final with defeat of Ospreys at Thomond Park

| May 20, 2017

MUNSTER will face the Scarlets in the 2016/17 Pro12 final next weekend at the Aviva Stadium following their 23-3 win over the Ospreys at Thomond Park this evening. Tries from man of the match Francis Saili (26), Simon Zebo (61) and Andrew Conway (75) saw the regular season table toppers claim a final slot in […]

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Date confirmed for Munster Senior Cup final

Date confirmed for Munster Senior Cup final

| January 26, 2017

THE BANK of Ireland sponsored Munster Senior Cup final between Cork Constitution and Young Munster will be played on Sunday, February 26, at Irish independent Park with a 2.30pm kick-off. The 126th edition of the showpiece decider, sees Young Munster hoping to avenge last year’s final defeat to the Cork club at Thomond Park. First […]

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Rugby – Munster look to secure centres of excellence

Rugby – Munster look to secure centres of excellence

| November 22, 2016

SOURCES close to the IRFU have confirmed that Munster Rugby have applied for an extension to Jaco Taute’s contract. The former Springbok centre was expected to return home in early 2017, but a deal is being negotiated where Taute might be able to re-join Munster some time next season, when his committments in South Africa […]

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Rugby – Well deserved break for domestic rugby

Rugby – Well deserved break for domestic rugby

| November 19, 2016

BOTH THE Ulster Bank League and the Guinness Pro12 take a well earned rest this weekend. Munster, following their impressive win over the Maori last weekend, will not be in action again until November 26 when they face Treviso at Thomond Park. Meanwhile the Ulster Bank League takes a weekend off, with round 8 of […]

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Rugby – Ireland Women’s XV named to face Canada

Rugby – Ireland Women’s XV named to face Canada

| November 16, 2016

IRELAND Women’s Head Coach Tom Tierney has named the Ireland Women’s side, sponsored by Aon, to play Canada in their second game of the November Series this Saturday in the UCD Bowl at 2pm. Tierney has made ten changes (including two new caps),  to the starting team that narrowly lost out 12-10 to England last […]

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Rugby – Ulster Bank Leauge Round 7 Previews

Rugby – Ulster Bank Leauge Round 7 Previews

| November 12, 2016

SECONDS out, round seven. With a break coming up next weekend, the seven Limerick sides in action will all be chasing vital points in the Ulster Bank league this weekend. In Division 1A, table toppers Young Munster travel to Dublin six for the second week in a row, hoping for a similar return from their […]

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