More changes to club GAA fixtures, UL Bohs advance in Charity Cup and results from another busy week in local GAA are the big talking points in Limerick sport today.
GAA - Unrest in football as fixtures moved once again
Limerick GAA officials have again realigned the remainder of the club hurling and football championship after the U-21 hurlers progressed to the September 12 All Ireland final. Just this weekend’s round of club hurling championship games will be played prior to the U-21 final with all other games off until mid-September. There is much unrest in football circles with the next SFC and IFC not until September 15-16.
The last game in the club football championships were on August 8-9.
Rugby - Victory for UL-Bohs over Bruff in Charity Cup
UL-Bohemians advanced to the semi-final of the Limerick Charity Cup after earning a hard-earned 26-13 victory over a gritty Bruff side at Annacotty on Monday night. Tries from Joe Murray and Jamie McNamara helped Bohs into a 12 nil lead after 24 minutes. Bruff were awarded a penalty try and the fine kicking form of out half David O’Grady ensured that UL-Bohs did not have it all their own way. However, Gearoid Prendergast’s side had enough to weather the Bruff challenge and confirmed the win with a late try from the impressive Darren Moroney.
GAA - Results from all the week’s GAA fixtures.
It was another busy week on the GAA front in Limerick. We are now hitting towards the business end of the season and you can find all the results from the last week here.
GAA - Owens to referee his first hurling final
Wexford referee James Owens will be the man in the middle for this year’s All Ireland Hurling Final. Owens will take charge of his first decider on September 6 in the game between Kilkenny and Galway. In this year’s hurling championship, James has refereed the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final between Galway and Cork, the Leinster Senior Hurling Quarter-Final between Laois and Offaly and the Munster Final meeting of Tipperary and Waterford. Paud O’Dwyer from Carlow has been chosen to referee the Minor Final between Tipperary and Galway.
Soccer - Balotelli off to Milan as Rodgers cuts his losses
Italian striker Mario Ballotelli has left Liverpool and moved to former club AC Milan. He endured a nightmare season at Anfield, only scoring one goal in 16 Premier League appearances. Balotelli was left out of Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia and has been training away from the first team in recent weeks. Liverpool signed three forwards over the summer in Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings, while Divock Origi has arrived at Anfield after a year on loan at Lille.
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7pm: Soccer - Champions League Qualifying, Malmo v Celtic, TV3 and BT Sport Europe
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