A roundup of the weekend’s GAA action, Jones injury worry for Munster and a junior soccer roundup are the big talking points in Monday’s sports update.
GAA - Final pairings decided in senior hurling and football
Patrickswell have reached their first SHC final in nine years following a massive 22 point victory over Adare in the weekend’s semi-final. Ciaran Carey’s side now play Na Piarsaigh in Sunday’s final. Drom-Broadford will play Newcastle West in the SFC final after they beat Monaleen and Ballylanders respectively. In other GAA games played over the weekend, Knockainey will return to the SHC at the first attempt as they beat Garryspillane in the Premier IHC semi-final. Cappamore reached the IHC semi-final with a four point win over Kildimo-Pallaskenry. Claughaun beat Bruff to reach the IFC final. Oola will be their opponents in the final after they overcame St Senans. Read all the reports here.
Rugby - Munster worried over Jones neck injury
Munster are sweating on the fitness of full-back Felix Jones after the full-back injured his neck during the province’s stuttering Guinness PRO12 victory over Glasgow at Thomond Park on Friday. Twenty eight-year-old Jones was replaced just before half-time after picking up the injury in a tackle. Jones suffered a serious neck injury against Connacht in December 2009 which kept him sidelined for a year.
Soccer - Busy week of action for Limerick District League sides
There was Premier League, Munster Junior Cup and Tuohy Cup action involcing LDL teams over the last week. Click here for a roundup of all the matches.
GAA - Cunningham keen to stay on in Galway
Anthony Cunningham wants to remain Galway manager despite players unanimously passing a vote of no confidence in him. The St Thomas’ clubman was ratified for another year last week by the Galway county board but the players vote then emerged. Cunningham reportedly met with the county board on Sunday night and indicated that he was willing to stay on as manager despite the turmoil.
Soccer - Mourinho given vote of confidence
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been given assurances that his job is safe despite a shaky start to the season by the 2014/2015 Premier League champions. Mourinho’s side lost 3-1 at home to Southampton over the weekend and Mourinho showed signs that he is feeling the pressure after Saturday’s loss to the Saints insisting that the only thing that will make him resign would be if he lost the trust of his players. Chelsea released a statement backing their manager earlier today.
SPORT ON TV TODAY
2.15pm: Cricket - T20 International, India v South Africa, Sky Sports 2
7pm: Darts - World Grand Prix, Sky Sports 1
8.30pm: GAA Highlights, TG4
11.05pm: Soccer Republic, RTE 2