Your Saturday Limerick sports update

Steven Miller

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Steven Miller

Limerick and Dublin renew hurling rivalries in Semple Stadium in Thurles at 5pm today
All roads lead to Thurles this weekend but there’s also a huge game for Limerick FC in the Markets Field.

All roads lead to Thurles this weekend but there’s also a huge game for Limerick FC in the Markets Field.

Hurling - Limerick put championship hopes on the line

The Limerick hurlers play Dublin at 5pm today in Round 2 of the All Ireland SHC Qualifiers in Thurles. Read Jerome O’Connell’s preview here. While in his weekly Limerick Leader column Martin Kiely says that Limerick have to start finding answers to their poor recent form.

Hurling - Minor teams named for Munster final

The Limerick and Tipperary teams have been named for Sunday’s Munster MHC final. That game also takes place in Thurles and throws in at 2pm. Limerick coach Anthony Dalyreckons his side still have plenty of room for improvement.

Racing - Miraculous return for Brian Toomey

Aine Fitzerald tells the story of Limerick jockey Brian Toomey who returns to racing today after suffering horrific injuries in a fall over two years ago

Swimming - Gold for Doyle at University Games

Limerick swimmer Fiona Doyle booked her place at next summer’s Olympics earlier this week when winning bronze in the 100m breaststroke at the World University Games in South Korea. On Friday, however, she did even better by claimimg gold in the 50m breaststroke. There was also an incredible gold medal success for UL student Thomas Barr in the 400m men’s hurdles. The Waterford native is the first Irish athlete to win gold at the World University games since Sonia O’Sullivan in 1991

Soccer - Limerick FC look for first win

Limerick FC take on Galway Utd at 6.30pm in the Markets Field today as they look for their long-awaited first win. Andrew Cunneen ranks their most important players if they are to have any chance of avoiding the drop.

FURTHER AFIELD

GAA - Key Qualifier games down for decision

As well as Limerick’s big game in the All Ireland SHC qualifiers, there’s also a number of other big games down for decision. Clare and Cork hurlers play in Thurles at 7pm while at 3pm in Thurles Louth and Tipperary meet in the football qualifiers. Also in the football qualifiers, Galway meet Armagh, Tyrone play Meath and Derry host Wexford

Tennis - Women face off in Wimbledon final

The women’s Wimbledon final takes place today with Serena Williams going in search of her sixth title when she takes on Spaniard Garbine Muguruza at 2pm. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet in the men’s final on Sunday.