A minor loss, an unwanted record and the weekend GAA results are the main talking points in Limerick sport today.
Hurling - Limerick minors unable to meet Galway challenge
Leo O’Connor had no complaints as his minor hurlers bowed out of the championship with a four-point defeat to Galway. “We had no qualms - we weren’t good enough and we didn’t hurl well enough,” O’Connor said following the game. Limerick lost the game by four points and Galway now play Kilkenny in the All Ireland Semi - Final.
Soccer - Record-equalling loss for Limerick FC
Limerick FC are still 10 points off their nearest rivals after their latest defeat. Martin Russell’s side lost 4-1 to Shamrock Rovers yesterday and in doing so equalled a record of 21 Premier Division games without a win. Waterford United had previously held the record on their own.
GAA - Results are in after a busy week in Limerick GAA
Rugby - Cullen the favourite for Leinster head coach position
It now looks likely that Leo Cullen will be the top dog at Leinster for the coming season. Cullen has reportedly been offered a contract for either two or three years. The former captain was forwards coach under Matt O’Connor last season. O’Connor left the province in May after an underwhelming Pro 12 campaign in which Leinster finished 5th and failed to qualify for the knock-out stages.
Soccer - Man Utd sign Romero on three year deal
Louis Van Gaal has added Argentinian international goalkeeper Sergio Romero to his squad. Romero arrives at Old Trafford on a free transfer from Sampdoria. The signing of Romero could now pave the way for David De Gea to move to Real Madrid, a transfer that has looked likely since the end of last season.
Sport on TV today ...
5pm: Horse Racing - Galway Festival, RTE 2
8.30pm: GAA - Highlights, TG4
11.05pm: Soccer - Soccer Republic, RTE 2