It was another busy weekend of local sporting action, both on and off the field. We pick out the best sports tweets of the weekend.
Pa Ranahan @PaRanahan
“So as the dust settles @LimerickCLG blaming Football Board;Board blaming clubs;most Club delegates saying they are shocked #Circus #Clowns”
Limerick footballer Pa Ranahan isn’t one bit impressed by Limerick’s decision to propose the introduction of seedings into next year’s Munster football championship, meaning the return to an almost annual Munster final between Cork and Kerry. To say the decision has gone down well in Limerick - and the other weaker counties - is an understatement to say the least
Maurice Horan @_terminalx
“A lot of top class and dedicated footballers from Limerick, Clare, Tipp and Waterford got treated brutally with that seeding decision.”
And former Limerick football manager Maurice Horan isn’t too pleased either
“Speaking from a (former) manager’s point of view, this will have huge implications for player availability for upcoming season.”
And Horan reckons that some players won’t be interested in committing when the prospect of a Munster final appearance is so remote
Seamus O’Donnell @seamy2007
“Fantastic work again by the county board giving the footballers a real chance at Munster!!!! Sooner yer gone the better. #disgrace #MORONS”
Former goalkeeper Seamus O’Donnell was also outraged by the decision and let fly at some of the powers-that-be
Brid Hannon @bridhannon
“Finally on route Croker for the biggest day of our camogie careers with @LimCamogie #DreamBelieveAcheive #AllIrelandFinalDay”
Limerick camogie player Brid Hannon was looking forward to Sunday’s All Ireland final ...
Sile Moynihan @silemoy
“Unreal place to play but worst place in the world to lose #gutted #nextyear”
... but goalkeeper Sile Moynihan enjoyed playing in Croke Park but didn’t enjoy that losing experience. Still she’s looking forward to next year already
David Breen @daithi_breen
“Epic battle against @KilmallockGAA today as usual. Delighted to come out on top, just. Games like that make championship. #limerickgaa”
Na Piarsaigh had to hold off a late Kilmallock comeback to book their Limerick SHC final place. Na Piarsaigh’s David Breen paid tribute to his opponents after the game
Andrew McNamara @amcaaron
“Tadgh’s composure for the final kick was exceptional. ..straight through the sticks & smack into my lads head to pan him out for a bit.....”
Shannon RFC stalwart Andrew McNamara was delighted that Tadgh Bennet’s late penalty was on target in the Limerick Charity Cup final, even if it did hit his young son in the face behind the goals. We’ve no doubt it hurt quite a bit but he’s of good, tough, Shannon stock so we reckon he’ll be fine
Barry Hennessy @BarryHeano1
“Not the most ideal day to be starting a new job #hurting #fakesmilesallround”
Kilmallock goalkeeper Barry Hennessy started a new job on Monday, a day after exiting the championship. His first day was all about keeping up appearances
BJ Botha @BJBotha
“Fabulous hit Bissy..... Yeah buddy”
BJ Botha praises Bismark du Plessis for his tackle on Dan Carter in the South Africa v New Zealand game. That tackle led to a yellow card and a sin-binning and he later went on to pick up a second yellow and a red
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