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Munster and Ireland full back Felix Jones who announced his retirement due to medical grounds on Wednesday
Shock at Jones’ retirement, manager urges U-21 hurlers to kick on and Munster announce two short term signings are the top stories in Thursday’s Limerick sports update

Shock at Jones’ retirement, manager urges U-21 hurlers to kick on and Munster announce two short term signings are the top stories in Thursday’s Limerick sports update

Rugby - Jones forced to retire from rugby

Munster and Ireland full back Felix Jones has had to retire from the game on medical grounds. Jones picked up the injury in Munster’s PRO 12 victory over the Glasgow Warriors at the beginning of this month. The full back made 90 appearances for the province and scored 10 tries.“It is still unthinkable to believe I will never play another game of rugby,” Jones said.“Although I have tried to round myself as an individual through education and other interests, I have always had one driving purpose in my life and that was to play rugby. For the full article click here.

GAA - Kiely urges squad to build on U-21 success

All Ireland winning U-21 hurling manager John Kiely has urged his players to “reach to be the best ye can possibly be”. In his address to last Sunday’s Celebration Banquet, Kiely urged all present to make winning a habit for all Limerick GAA teams. “This shouldn’t be once in a 13-year cycle - this should be an annual situation. This should be something we expect ourselves to do on a regular basis, that you should expect yourself to do on a regular basis.”

Rugby - Munster make short term signings

Munster have announced the signings of two players on short term contracts. Argentinian back Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino and flanker Sean Doyle have been given three month contracts by the province. Amorosino has previously played with Cardiff Blues and Leicester Tigers. The lightning fast winger/full back also played for French Top 14 sides Oyannax and Montpellier. Doyle was with Australian Super Rugby side the Brumbies last season but had spent the previous two seasons at Ulster, playing 24 times.

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Soccer - Klopp lands first win in Capital One Cup

Liverpool got their first win under their new manager Jurgen Klopp with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup. Nathaniel Clyne got the winning goal in the 17th minute of a game that Liverpool were comfortable in the whole way through. Big money Brazilian signing Roberto Firmino showed glimpses of the skills that prompted the club to pay £29 million to bring him to Anfield during the summer. Klopp will be looking to add to this win when Liverpool play Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

SPORT ON TV TODAY

10am: Golf - Turkish Airlines Open, Sky Sports 4

7.30pm: Soccer - Sky Bet Championship, Leeds v Blackburn, Sky Sports 1

7.40pm: Soccer - Serie A, Sampdoria v Empoli, Setanta Sports Ireland

12.25am: NFL - Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots