Your Wednesday Limerick sports update

John Keogh

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John Keogh

S�amus Flanagan, Limerick, in action against Stephen Whelan, Galway, during last year's All Ireland MHC semi-final. The sides meet again on Sunday in this year's quarter-final
Limerick’s minor hurlers prepare for an All Ireland quarter final and this weekend’s GAA fixtures are the main talking points in today’s Limerick Sports Update.

Limerick’s minor hurlers prepare for an All Ireland quarter final and this weekend’s GAA fixtures are the main talking points in today’s Limerick Sports Update.

Hurling - Minors look to get back on track

Leo O’Connor’s minor hurlers bid to bounce back to form their Munster Final heartbreak by beating Galway in this weekend’s All Ireland quarter final. O’Connor is confident that his stars can return to winning ways. “It’s a new competition and that’s the way we are looking at it. The Munster championship is over and we are in an All Ireland quarter final,” the Claughaun man said.

Limerick GAA - Plenty of local action

There is a busy schedule of fixtures this week as the local GAA season begins to get into full swing. From divisional junior championships to and All Ireland minor quarter final, there is plenty of action on the Limerick GAA scene this weekend.

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Soccer - Dundalk confident ahead of Champions League tie

Dundalk face into tonight’s crunch game with Bate Borisov, hoping to overcome a 2-1 deficit from the first leg. Their goalkeeper Gary Rogers believes that his side are more than capable of turning the tie around. “We want to play really well and win the tie. If we play to the best of our capabilities we are more than capable of doing it,” said Rogers. Live coverage of the game starts on RTE 2 at 7.30pm with kickoff at 8pm.

Golf - Dunne soars up the rankings after Open performance

Wicklow’s Paul Dunne has gone up 719 places in the world golf rankings after his stunning Open Championship performance. The 22 year old missed out on the Silver Medal after he carded a 78 on the final day but will certainly be heartened by his rise up the rankings. Dunne’s performance at the Open may have changed his mind about turning pro, instead of taking part in September’s Walker Cup.

SPORT ON TV TODAY ...

1.30pm: Cycling - Tour de France, TG 4, Eurosport

7pm: Darts - World Matchplay, Sky Sports 1

7pm: Horse Racing - Leicester and Nass, Sky Sports 3

8pm: Soccer - Champions League Qualifier, Stjarnan v Celtic, BT Sport 1

8pm: Soccer - Champions League Qualifier, Dundalk v Bate Borisov, RTE 2