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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 …


UL One Step Closer To Historic Four-In-A-Row

UL 2-12 DCU 1-6 By Ivan Smyth UL are one game away from winning four Ashbourne Cups in a row for the first time in the college’s history after a comfortable semi-final victory against DCU. The Limerick college beat DCU in the group stage by three points, and another close encounter was expected. The defending champions started brightly with an …

Running, Rugby and Research; An Interview With Olympian Dr. Tom Comyns

Photo credit: Patrick Bolger/INPHO Ivan Smyth met former Irish Olympian Tom Comyns to discuss the Sydney Olympics, working with Munster rugby and helping to train Ireland’s top athletes. Dr. Tom Comyns is undoubtedly one of UL’s finest sporting exports. His achievements include representing Ireland in the Olympic Games, being inducted in the UL Sport Hall of Fame, working with the …

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 …

University Of Limerick To Host 2021 Tag Rugby World Cup

By: Mike Finnerty The University of Limerick has been chosen to host the 2021 Tag Rugby World Cup – the first-ever iteration of the tournament to be held in the Northern Hemisphere. The announcement was made within the last hour at Plassey House, and Mayor of Limerick City James Collins has said that Limerick hosting such a big event is …

The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side – McGuire Pitches Finally Open

By: Jamie Dowling After eight years of campaigning and two referendums failing to reach the majority vote needed in 2012 and 2014, the McGuire pitches are finally open. These brand new facilities include four soccer pitches, 2 GAA pitches, one grassed pitch, three hurling walls and 1 Golden Mile Run/Walk way are now open for student use. The pitches are …

Limerick players called up to Irish U-21 Squad

Head coach Gerry Davis has named a panel of Irish Amateur players to play Stephen Kenny’s Under 21’s (home-based players) squad in Whitehall on Wednesday the February 6 (7.45pm kick-0ff) Gary Neville and Stephen McGann of Pike Rovers has been included in the initial squad with Limerick duo Shane Clarke (Janesboro) and Chris Smith (Abbeyfeale) on the reserve list. Gary …

Looking Ahead To UL’s GAA Championship Season

Photo via @LimLive95fm As we start back into the second semester, UL GAA is in the middle of a busy schedule with teams involved in Fitzgibbon Cup, Sigerson Cup, Ashbourne Cup, O’Connor Cup and many more competitions.   UL’s senior hurling team started their Fitzgibbon Cup run with a home game against UCC. A spirited performance against the Cork firm …