Your Sunday morning Limerick sports update

Steven Miller

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Steven Miller

Dejection for Kevin Downes and his Limerick colleagues at the final whistle in Thurles
Limerick hurlers beaten. Limerick FC beaten. It’s been a bad weekend for Limerick sport so far.

Limerick hurlers beaten. Limerick FC beaten. It’s been a bad weekend for Limerick sport so far.

Hurling - Limerick crash out

Limerick’s hurling season came to a very disappointing end in Thurles on Saturday evening when they were beaten 1-17 to 1-16 by Dublin. It looked good for Limerick when David Breen got in for a goal to put Limerick eight up in the first half but their wasteful shooting prior to that was to come back and haunt them and a David O’Callaghan goal was the crucial score in the second half

Hurling - Minors look to lift spirits

The Limerick minor hurlers are bidding for a third Munster title in a row when they take on Tipperary in Thurles at 2pm today. They have named an unchanged side from their semi-final win over Cork. Despite losing to Cork in the opening round they have bounced back with wins over Waterford and Cork but coach Anthony Daly says there is still room for improvement and selector Brian Foley is keen to dismiss talk of three-in-a-row

Soccer - Limerick FC lose yet again

Limerick FC fell further behind in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division {http://www.limerickleader.ie/sport/limerick-sport/limerick-fc-s-top-flight-status-hanging-by-thread-1-6845689 |when they were beaten 4-2 by Galway Utd at the Markets Field|} on Saturday evening. Limerick are now ten points behind Derry, who they play next. Fellow strugglers Sligo Rovers and Bray Wanderers both won last night to leave Limerick well adrift at the foot of the table. The Blues are without a win in their 19 league game so far this season and have failed to pick up a point in their three home games since returning to the Markets Field

FURTHER AFIELD ...

GAA - Finals day in Leinster and Munster

The Munster hurling final is the main sports event of the day in Ireland with Tipperary taking on Waterford at 4pm in Thurles. The Leinster football final sees Westmeath challenge a Dublin side going for five in a row. That’s at 2pm. Both games are live on RTE

Tennis - Wimbledon reaches its climax

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer meet again in the Wimbledon final at 2pm. A humdinger is expected once more