O’Callaghan to leave Munster, Hall enjoying life at Limerick FC and Cookies reach Charity Cup final are the big talking points in Limerick sports today.
Rugby - End of the road at Munster for Donncha
Donncha O’Callaghan is set to be released from his contract at Munster and is close to agreeing a two year deal with English Premiership side Worcester Warriors. O’Callaghan has fallen down the pecking order in the last two seasons but it was expected that he would see more game time in the coming months after Paul O’Connell left the province. However, with the signing of Mark Chisholm, it is likely that Donncha’s opportunities would again be limited. The Cork Con lock has amassed 263 caps for Munster and won two Heineken Cup’s since making he debut for the province in 1998.
Soccer - Freddy hauls Blues up top flight table
Bermuda international goalkeeper Freddy Hall has said that it has been an easy transition since he joined Limerick FC. His arrival has corresponded with an upturn in the team’s fortunes and his outstanding performance against Sligo Rovers helped Limerick win their first game of the season on August 1. “I have found the experience very enjoyable,” Hall said. “I was surprised by the way a lot of the teams play, moving the ball around the park. With Limerick we definitely like to play,” Hall added.
Rugby - Cookies ease to Charity Cup final
Young Munster will face either Garryowen or Old Crescent in the Limerick Charity Cup final, following their 27-14 victory over UL-Bohemian at Clifford Park on Tuesday night. Tries from Darren Ryan, Darragh O’Neill and Ger Slattery and 12 points from the boot of Paul Downes saw Munster’s ease through to the final. They will now play either Garryowen or Old Crescent in the final.
GAA - Tyrone officials to talk to Harte
Tyrone GAA hierarchy have decided to hold talks with Mickey Harte about his future as their senior football manager. At a county committee meeting last night the position of manager for the 2016 season came up but no decision has was made. Harte’s two year deal expired after the All Ireland semi-final loss to Kerry and for the first time since his appointment in 2002, he did not have an extension agreed. Harte has made it clear that he wishes to continue in the role.
Soccer - Dundalk move eight points clear in title race
Last night’s 2-0 win over Shamrock Rovers looks to have secured Dundalk as SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions for the second year running. Goals from Ronan Finn and Sean Gannon were enough to see off the challenge of Rovers and in the process put Dundalk eight points clear of nearest rivals Cork City. With seven games to play it is very much Dundalk’s title to lose.
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