Joy at the Gaelic Grounds for U-21s, another must win game for Limerick FC and GAA chairman condemns abuse of players. This is Friday’s Limerick sports update.
Hurling - U-21s record thrilling win
Limerick’s U-21 hurling team beat Tipperary last night to reach their first Munster final since 2011. This is a major boost for hurling in the county after what has been an earth shattering week with the senior, intermediate and minor teams all losing in their respective championships. Limerick now play Clare in the Munster final on July 30 in Ennis.
Soccer - Crucial game at the Brandywell
Limerick FC make a trip to fellow strugglers Derry City tonight in what is really a must win game for Martin Russell’s side. They are now 10 points adrift at the bottom of the table and have only managed five points from their opening 19 games. Kick off for the game is at 7.45p
Hurling - Mann: ‘Abuse of players is cowardly’
Limerick GAA chairman Oliver Mann has condemned the abuse of players and management as cowardly following the senior hurlers’ defeat to Dublin last Saturday. This comes after both TJ Ryan and Shane Dowling were involved in exchanges with Limerick fans at the end of that game. “To subject anybody, who gives the amount of time that these guys give voluntary, to that type of abuse is totally totally wrong”, said Mann.
Gaelic Football - Munster football final replay
Kerry and Cork face off once more in Saturday’s Munster Football Final. If it is anything like the first instalment two weeks ago the neutral will come away from the game more than satisfied. The game takes place in Killarney once again and throw in on Saturday is at 7pm.
Golf - Johnson leads the Open after day one
Big hitting American Dustin Johnson carded a seven under par round of 65 to lead the Open by one shot. Johnson, who blew a fantastic chance to win last month’s US Open hit five birdies and an eagle in his bogey free round. Tournament favourite Jordan Spieth is two shots behind Johnson on five under.
ON TV TODAY ..
9am: Golf - Open Championship, BBC 2, Setanta Ireland
10am: Cricket - Ashes 2nd Test, Sky Sports 2
10am: Cricket - T20 Nepal v Papua New Guinea, Ireland v Hong Kong, Sky Sports 3
12.30pm: Tennis - Davis Cup, GB v France
1pm: Cycling - Tour de France, TG4, Eurosport
7pm: Athletics - Diamond League, Eurosport
8.05pm: Soccer - Bohemians v Sligo Rovers, Setanta
8.30pm: GAA - Thank GAA It’s Friday, RTE 2