Local GAA hitting business end of the season and today’s Rugby World Cup update are the top stories in Tuesday’s Limerick sports update
GAA - Final places up for grabs as GAA season hots up
Six semi-final’s take place this weekend as the Limerick GAA season hits fever pitch. The standout games of the weekend see the SHC semi-final and both SFC semi-final’s down for decision. Adare take on Patrickswell in the SHC semi-final’s while Monaleen play Drom-Broadford and Ballylanders meet with Newcastle West in the SFC semi-finals. The IFC semi-finals also take place this weekend. Bruff play Claughaun and St Senans play Oola.
Rugby - Today’s Rugby World Cup Update
Tuesday’s Rugby World Cup Update focuses on: Rob Kearney’s injury worries, criticism for England and more players being ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Click here for the full article.
GAA - Cunningham to remain as Galway boss
Anthony Cunningham has been reappointed as Galway senior hurling manager for the 2016 season. It will be the St Thomas’ clubman’s fifth year in charge of the team. Galway lost out to Kilkenny in both the All Ireland Final and Leinster Final this season. Galway have also decided to keep minor hurling manager Jeffrey Lynskey after his side won the All Ireland title this year.
Soccer - Brentford appoint Carsley as new manager
Former Republic of Ireland international Lee Carsley has been given the top job at Sky Bet Championship side Brentford. The former Derby County and Everton man will be in charge until the end of the season. Carsley has previously had coaching roles at Coventry City and Sheffield United and was more recently in charge of the Brentford U-21 side.
SPORT ON TV TODAY
4.45pm: Rugby World Cup - Tonga v Namibia, TV3 & ITV 4
7.45pm: Soccer - Champions League, Arsenal v Olympiakos, TV3 & BT Sport 2
7.45pm: Soccer - Champions League, FC Porto v Chelsea, Setanta & BT Sport Europe
7.45pm: Soccer - Champions League, Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen, Setanta Sports 1