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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 …


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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 …

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 …

UL Senior Camogie Team Gear Up for Historic four in a row bid

UL senior camogie team are attempting to win four Ashbourne Cups in a row for the first time in the college’s history. Joint captain Aoife Keane says that preparations are going well for their crack at history. The Clare camogie player refuses to look beyond their opening game against DCU in Dublin on Wednesday 5th December. She stated: “The four …

Schmidt Happens: Irish Rugby coach to leave after being named head coach of the year

Joe Schmidt has rounded off an extraordinary year for Irish Rugby by winning the World Rugby Coach of The Year award.   The Irish team put the cherry on top by being crowned World Rugby Team of The Year for the first time.   The New Zealander, who plans to leave rugby after the world cup next year, has led …