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UL To Introduce Sports Journalism Masters Programme

By: Ronan Coughlan Next Monday (February 25th) will see the official launch of a new Masters degree at the University of Limerick – MA in Journalism, Sport. Former Ireland Captain and World Rugby Player of the Year Keith Wood, Sports Editor of the Irish Examiner Tony Leen and RTE Sports Broadcaster Jacqui Hurley will be adjunct professors on the course …


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University of Limerick taste defeat in Soccer Final

University of Limerick lose out on a historic Collingwood Cup victory over University College Cork at Market’s Field. By: Ronan Coughlan University College Cork 2 University of Limerick 1 The University of Limerick Soccer team came agonisingly close to a historic Rustlers Collingwood Cup victory this afternoon in a 2-1 defeat to UCC. The Limerick side had home county advantage …


Munster edge Exeter in hard-earned victory

Johann Van Graan’s men survive a tense back and fourth and seal an 18th Quarter-Final place in Europe Ronan Coughlan reports as Munster secure another vital win. Thomond Park – The centrepiece of Munster Rugby excellence for many a Limerick native, known to many as a Fortress, especially on European nights and for very good reason. A 23-16 victory over a …

“I think this really is the only place that you’re going to meet the real Katie Taylor.”

“KATIE” director Ross Whitaker spoke to An Focal ahead of its screening at UCH.   The award-winning documentary about one of Ireland’s favourite sportspeople Katie Taylor will be screened on Monday December 3rd at University Concert Hall.   Directed by Ross Whitaker (Anthony Foley: Munsterman, Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story,), KATIE follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to …

“Even the phrase “Grand Slam”, I think there’s such a finality about it and it’s really the ultimate thing in Rugby this side of the pond.”

Marcus Horan joined ULFM’s “Beyond The Game” to reflect on a fantastic career with Munster and Ireland, Retirement and life after Rugby As a Munster fan myself, I have incredibly vivid memories of the Thomond Park before the redevelopment and 25’000+ Limerick landmark we know it as today.   For me, it was all about getting a spot on the …

A LOOKBACK ON UL VIKINGS’ SUPER SATURDAY

Saturday October 20th saw the Vikings make a TV appearance, where they put former Springbok and Rugby legend Bryan Habana through his paces on Channel 4’s “The Big Tackle”, ahead of Munster’s Champions Cup win over Gloucester at Thomond Park. A number of Vikings got the opportunity to mix with Rugby World Cup winner, putting him in a running back …

Off The Ball’ Roadshow To Stop At University Concert Hall

Some of Ireland’s greatest rugby stars are coming to the University of Limerick this Thursday night. Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara and Keith Wood will be among the guests for Newstalk’s “Off The Ball Roadshow” coming to the University Concert Hall later this week, in what promises to be a special night for Rugby fans. In association with Heineken Rugby Club, …