Ard Scoil Ris, an expected sell out and free tickets are among the main items of interest in today’s Limerick Leader sports news.
Hurling - Both panels draw from Ard Scoil’s golden pool
No fewer than 13 former Ard Scoil Ris students are set to be involved in this Thursday’s Munster U-21 hurling final. John Kiely’s Limerick panel will have a total of 11 past pupils while Clare will also look to former Ard Scoil alumni that include Ian Galvin “It’s only a match and we will be friends again after the match - it will be just another match,” said Galvin who won a Harty Cup with the Limerick school.
Hurling - Tickets selling fast ahead of U-21 final
Both Limerick and Clare supporters have been advised to pre-purchase tickets ahead of Thursday’s U-21 Munster Hurling Final. Limerick’s final hope of silverware rests with John Kiely’s side and the game is expected to be close to a full house. There will be a curtain raiser to the game with both Clare and Limerick’s U-16 sides playing a challenge game at 5pm. Throw in for the U-21 game is at 7pm.
Hurling - Ticket giveaway for U-21 Munster Final
The Limerick Leader are giving away three pairs of tickets for Thursday’s Munster U-21 Hurling Final on each of our three social media sites - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To be in with of a chance of winning the tickets have a look at our social media sites now. Deadline for entries is 9pm tonight.
Soccer - New national U-17 league for Limerick FC
Limerick FC will be taking part in a national U-17 league that was launched on Monday. Dave Dineen’s side are in Section One of the league and will compete against UCD in their first game on the weekend of August 9. The other teams in their section are: Waterford United, Cobh Ramblers, Wexford Youths, Cork City, Bray Wanderers and Cabinteely.
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Gaelic Football - Busy weekend of football for Croke Park
The throw in times for the All Ireland football quarter finals have been confirmed for Croke Park on Sunday. Kerry will face Kildare in the first game at 2pm. Dublin take on Fermanagh in the second game on with a 4pm. Round 4B of the qualifiers takes place in Croker as well on Saturday with Sligo v Tyrone at 4pm. That game is followed by Donegal against Galway which has a 6pm throw in.
Soccer - Platini to run for FIFA president
Michel Platini is set to announce his candidacy for the FIFA presidency this week. It is understood that the current UEFA president held talks with FIFA hierarchy at the World Cup 2018 draw over the weekend and believes that he has enough support to take the position. The election to replace Sepp Blatter will take place in Zurich on February 26, 2016.
SPORT ON TV TODAY ...
1.35pm: Horse Racing - Glorious Goodwood, Channel 4
5pm: Horse Racing - Galway Festival, RTE 2
12.55am: Soccer - International Champions Cup, (Chelsea v Barcelona) Sky Sports 1