Your Thursday Limerick sports update

John Keogh


John Keogh

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A Greek exit, U-21 hurling and a County Board meeting. It’s an eclectic mix in today’s Limerick sports update.

A Greek exit, U-21 hurling and a County Board meeting. It’s an eclectic mix in today’s Limerick sports update.

Soccer - Limerick FC look to Greece for help

Struggling Limerick FC seek Greek bailout as chairman Pat O’Sullivan takes his search for players to the financially troubled country. O’Sullivan said he had the idea when watching TV. “I’m watching Shirley Valentine the other night with my wife Helen and I’m saying the Greeks are technically very good at football. So why not have a look?”, O’Sullivan said.

Hurling - U-21s look to reach Munster final

John Kiely’s U-21 side hope to put a horrendous week for Limerick hurling behind them as they face into tonight’s Munster semi final. They face a Tipperary side bolstered by four senior panellists that tasted success in last weekend’s Munster senior final. Throw in for the game is at 7.30pm and there is live coverage of the game on TG4.

GAA - Limerick GAA County Board reaction

{ |imerick’s GAA clubs have demanded that the hard questions be asked|} ahead of a hurling review, which is to be conducted after a nightmare year for the senior hurlers. Oliver Mann said that all views raised at the meeting would be aired in the review with manager TJ Ryan.


Soccer - Dundalk give themselves a chance in Europe

BATE Borisov will travel to Oriel Park with a slight advantage in their Champions League qualifier second leg. Dundalk produced an impressive display against their more experienced opponents with David McMillan scoring a priceless away goal. The second leg takes place next Wednesday.

Rugby - Australia recall Matt Giteau

Australia have picked Toulon’s Matt Giteau for this weekend’s Rugby Championship opening game against South Africa. The talented centre will earn his 93rd cap for his country. Australia have changed their policy of not picking players that are based outside the country. Giteau’s Toulon team-mate Drew Mitchell has been named among the replacements.


9am: Golf - Open Championship, BBC2, Setanta Ireland

10am: Cricket - Ashes 2nd Test, SkySportsAshes

10am: Tennis - The Swedish Open, BTSport2

10.15am: Cycling - Tour de France, TG4, Eurosport

4.30pm: Soccer - UEFA U-19 C’ship semi-finals, Eurosport

7.15pm: GAA - Munster U-21 Hurling semi-final, Limerick v Tipperary, TG4

9pm: Golf - Barbasol Championship, SkySports4