Former Limerick keeper takes Kildare hot seat, the Limerick SFC final venue is announced and all the Limerick GAA fixtures and results are the top stories in Thursday’s Limerick sports update.
GAA - Quaid announced as Kildare hurling manager
Two-time all star goalkeeper Joe Quaid has been appointed as Kildare senior hurling manager on a three-year deal. Quaid had been linked to the Offaly hurling job after leaving his post as Limerick’s camogie manager earlier this year. That job went to Tipperary man Eamonn Kelly and Quaid has now taken over from Brian Lawlor in Kildare. Quaid’s new charges will play in the Christy Ring Cup and Division 2A in the hurling league in 2016.
GAA - Kilmallock chosen as venue for the senior football final
The 2015 SFC final between Drom-Broadford and Newcastle West will take place in Kilmallock Limerick GAA have confirmed. The 2013 final that saw Drom-Broadford beat Monaleen and the 2014 final that saw Ballylanders beat St Patricks were both played in Newcastle West. As the Magpies are in this year’s final a new venue had to be found and Kilmallock has got the nod.
GAA - Fixtures aplenty this weekend
As the Limerick GAA season nears its end there are a whole host of fixtures down for decision. The SHC final between Patricswell and Na Piarsaigh takes place on Sunday at 3pm in the Gaelic Grounds. That game will be preceded by the SHC county cup final between Ballybrown and Bruff. On Saturday Claughaun and Oola face off in Caherconlish in the IFC final. For a full list of fixtures and last week’s results click here.
Soccer - Ireland face Germany in crucial Euro 2016 qualifier tonight
Martin O’Neill’s Ireland welcome world champions Germany to the Aviva Stadium tonight knowing that they must get a result. John O’Shea’s injury time goal on his 100th cap earned the boys in green a 1-1 draw with Germany when they first met in the group last year. Right back Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of the game injured. Wes Hoolahan is a doubt for the game but the Irish boss expects the Norwich City man to face Joachim Low’s 2014 world cup winning team.
SPORT ON TV TODAY
9am: Golf - British Masters, Sky Sports 4
5pm: Soccer - Euro 2016 Qualifiers, Georgia v Gibraltar, Sky Sports 2
7pm: Darts - World Grand Prix, Sky Sports 3
7.45pm: Soccer - Euro 2016 Qualifiers, Republic of Ireland v Germany, RTE 2 & Sky Sports 1
7.45pm: Soccer - Euro 2016 Qualifiers, Scotland v Poland, Sky Sports 2
7.45pm: Soccer - Euro 2016 Qualifiers, Northern Ireland v Greece, Sky Sports 5