St Patricks appeal fails, Limerick swimmer looking forward to Rio and all the Limerick rugby fixtures for the next week are the main talking points in today’s Limerick sports update
GAA - Quarter Finals in SFC to go ahead as appeal fails
It looks like the Senior Football Championship quarter finals that are scheduled for this weekend will go ahead. This is after St Patricks are to hold a committee meeting this Thursday evening to decide if they wish to bring their case to Munster Council level. St Patricks were unsuccessful in stage one of their appeal against the result of last week’s Limerick SFC game against Pallasgreen. St Patricks are to hold a committee meeting this Thursday evening to decide if they wish to bring their case to Munster Council level.
Swimming - Doyle privileged to be going to Olympics
Limerick swimmer Fiona Doyle has started the most exciting year of her life as she steps up her preparations for next summer Olympic Games in Brazil The 23-year-old double World University Games medallist talks to Leader Sport’s Colm Kinsella about the countdown to Rio. Click here for the full interview.
Rugby - Limerick rugby fixtures for the next week
It is a busy week locally on the rugby front. For a full run down on fixtures click here.
GAA - Former All Ireland winner appointed as Derry manager
Derry GAA have appointed former All-Ireland winner Damien Barton as manager of the county’s footballers.
Barton has been given a two year term and succeeds Brian McIver who quit after losing to Donegal in this season’s qualifiers. The Newbridge clubman was part of Derry’s All Ireland winning team in 1993. His backroom team will be will be confirmed to the public in due course.
Soccer - Rodgers under more pressure as Liverpool scrape past Carlisle
The pressure on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has intensified after his side could only overcome League 2 side Carlisle United on penalties in last nights Capital One Cup tie. Danny Ings had given Liverpool the lead but his strike was cancelled out by Derek Asamoah. Adam Bogdan was Liverpool’s hero in the shootout that they won 3-2. Earlier yesterday Liverpool denied that they had made an approach for former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti or indeed any other managers.
SPORT ON TV TODAY
10am: Golf - European Open, Sky Sports 4
6pm: Golf - The Tour Championship, Sky Sports 4
7.45pm: Soccer - Sky Bet Championship, Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forrest, Sky Sports 1
8pm: Rugby - World Cup, New Zealand v Namibia, TV3 & ITV
1.30am: NFL - Washington Redskins @ New York Giants, Sky Sports 1