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John Keogh

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John Keogh

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The hurling club championship next round of fixtures have been announced and boxing on the rise thanks to Andy Lee are the biggest sporting talking points in Limerick this Tuesday.

The hurling club championship next round of fixtures have been announced and boxing on the rise thanks to Andy Lee are the biggest sporting talking points in Limerick this Tuesday.

Hurling - Club fixture details announced

Limerick GAA fixture planners have set out a schedule of 19 club hurling championship games for the first two weeks of August. The games in the top three tiers of club hurling should give an indication towards the knockout stages of the Senior Championship, Premier Intermediate Championship and Intermediate Championship. The August Bank Holiday weekend is to host the majority of the games.

Boxing - Lee’s long-term impact

Andy Lee’s Thomond Park fight will ignite a boxing renaissance, according to one of his former trainers at St Francis Boxing Club, Ken Moore.”This is going to be great for Limerick and for boxing especially. Here we have Andy Lee, a Limerick man, a world champion and a really nice guy - a great role model. Boxing in Limerick is big at the moment but its really going to take off after this.” Tickets for Andy Lee’s showdown with Billy Joe Saunders are available through Ticketmaster online, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone in Ireland on 0818719300.

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Gaelic Football - Kerry and Dublin quarter finals set for Croke Park double header

It has been confirmed by the GAA that both Leinster and Munster provincial football champions, will play their respective quarter finals in Croke Park on August 2. The announcement was made along with further confirmation of dates and venues for the round 4A and 4B qualifiers.

Golf - Johnson lands his second major

America’s Zach Johnson fought off Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen to win the coveted Claret Jug and in turn sealed the second major title of his career. Johnson now has the Open Championship to go with his victory at the 2007 Masters. The win at St Andrews is Johnson’s is the twelfth of his professional career and his first since January 2014.

SPORT ON TV TODAY

1pm: Soccer - International Champions Cup, Bayern Munich v Inter Milan, Sky Sports 1

7pm: Darts - World Matchplay, Sky Sports 1

3.50am: Soccer - International Champions Cup, Barcelona v LA Galaxy, Sky Sports 1