Your Thursday Limerick sports update

John Keogh

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Munster head coach Anthony Foley has paid tribute to Paul O'Connell after his withdrawal from the World Cup due to injury
Patrickswell hit out at Limerick GAA board, Foley pays tribute to O’Connell and mixed results for Limerick teams in the Harty Cup are the major sporting stories in Limerick today

Patrickswell hit out at Limerick GAA board, Foley pays tribute to O’Connell and mixed results for Limerick teams in the Harty Cup are the major sporting stories in Limerick today

GAA - County Final labelled a ‘shambles’ by Patrickswell

Patrickswell GAA club has hit out at the two incidents that caused confusion at the end of Sunday’s Limerick SHC final in the Gaelic Grounds. A strongly worded letter was read at this week’s County Board meeting by club chairman Kieran Carroll.“I want to refer to the shambles with the electronic clock in the stadium which clearly malfunctioned during the second half last Sunday. This is the third Sunday in a row where there have been problems with the electronic equipment - two weeks ago the scoreboard didn’t work at all,” he said. For the full article click here.

Rugby - O’Connell hailed by Munster coach Foley

Tributes have been pouring in for iconic Irish rugby captain Paul O’Connell who has played his last game for his country due to a hamstring injury. Munster head coach, Anthony Foley, said O’Connell had set the tone for Sunday’s terrific World Cup victory over France through his excellent first half showing. Foley said: “It is sad in one respect, but for him to go out in the manner he went with – it is probably fitting. He went out fighting for a ball on the ground and trying to get a turnover. He had an excellent performance up to that point.

GAA - Ardscoil victorious but Doon suffer bad loss in Harty Cup

There were contrasting results for the Limerick colleges in the Harty Cup this Wednesday. Ardscoil Ris were commanding 4-22 to 0-9 winners over Bandon. They were 0-13 to 0-4 clear at half time. The second half goals came from Cian Moriarty (2), John Flynn and Paraic O’Loughlin. Doon were beaten 3-20 to 1-11 by Nenagh CBS in Newport. Doon were nine points down at half time but despite a Mark Coleman goal and points from Coleman and Dylan O’Connor, Doon couldn’t cut the deficit.

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GAA - Galway set to appoint mediator in row between players and management

There is no end in sight to the bust up that has thrown Galway hurling into complete disarray. Neither the panel of players who want manager Anthony Cunningham out, or indeed Cunningham himself are showing no sign of moving on their respective stances. A meeting of the Galway GAA management committee last night decided to appoint a mediator in an effort to find a resolution to the dispute which has divided the county.

Soccer - Seedings confirmed for Euro 2016 qualifiers

UEFA have confirmed the seedings for the Euro 2016 qualifiers ahead of Sunday’s draw. Unsurprisingly Ireland are not amongst the seeds which include: Sweden, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary. Ireland will play one of them four teams in a two leg playoff to see who reaches the tournament next year. The other unseeded teams are Denmark, Norway and Slovenia.

SPORT ON TV TODAY

6.30am: Cricket - Pakistan v England 1st Test Day 3, Sky Sports 2

6.30am: Tennis - ATP Shanghai Masters, Sky Sports 3

11.30am: Golf - Portugal Masters, Sky Sports 4

7pm: Boxing - World Championships, RTE 2

8pm: GAA - Championship Draw 2016, RTE 2

10pm: Golf - Frys.com Open, Sky Sports 4

1.25am: NFL - Atlanta Falcoms @ New Orleans Saints, Sky Sports 1