Limerick IFC hits business end of season, U-20’s chase interpro title and all the LDL soccer fixtures for the coming week are the big sporting stories in Limerick today.
GAA - Intermediate Football Championship knockout teams to be decided tonight
Six games take place at 6.15 in final round of group games in the Griffins Coaches IFC championship with the line-up for the knockout stages will be confirmed this Tuesday evening. Just two places remain to be confirmed in the knockout stages. Bruff, Oola, Galbally and Athea have secured spots in the business end of the championship. Read Jerome O’Connell’s look ahead to tonight’s permutation’s here.
Rugby - Munster close to U-20 glory
Munster’s U-20s will be crowned interprovincial champions on Friday if they overcome Connacht in their final fixture of the series at the Sportsground, Galway, 5pm. Peter Malone’s made it two wins from two in the U-20 interprovincial series when recording a resounding 22-8 victory over Leinster. Meanwhile, both Munster U-19 and U-18 Club sides recorded wins against Leinster and Connacht respectively in their interprovincial fixtures at CIT at the weekend. The Munster U-19 side made it two wins out of two in the interprovincial campaign as they came from behind to defeat Leinster 26-18 while the U-18 Club side had a 29-3 victory over Connacht.
Soccer - All the fixtures for the coming week in the Limerick District League
It will be a busy week on the local soccer front with Premier League action taking place tonight with the focus changing on Sunday to the Munster Junior Cup. Here are all the fixtures for the next week.
GAA - Managerial merry-go-round in full swing
Traditionally this is the period of the GAA season where managers come and go. As the 2015 season comes to a close, it looks like this is set to continue. Waterford’s hurling supremo Derek McGrath has been given a serious vote of confidence by his county board with a new three-year extension to his current deal. The second longest serving manager in Gaelic Football, London’s Paul Coggins has stepped down from his role after five years in charge. The highlight of his tenure came in 2013 when they reached the Connacht Final. It also now looks that the longest serving manager in Gaelic Football, Mickey Harte is to stay on in Tyrone for two more years.
Soccer - Cork see off Derry to make FAI Cup semi-final
Ross Gaynor’s stunning strike helped Cork City on their way against Derry City and in doing so saw the Leesiders reach the FAI Cup last four. Gaynor’s goal put Cork ahead with 16 minutes remaining in last night’s game at Turners Cross. John O’Flynn and Garry Buckley added two more late goals to give John Caulfield’s side a three nil win. Cork now play Bray Wanderers in their semi-final, while the other tie sees Dundalk take on Longford Town. Both games will be televised live on RTE 2 on October 4.
SPORT ON TV TODAY
7.45pm: Soccer - UEFA Champions League, PSV v Man Utd, TV3
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7.45pm: Soccer - UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid v Shakhtar, Setanta Sports 1