Lee fight moved again, Jones and Kilcoyne not in World Cup 31 and all the results from a busy week in Limerick GAA are the main talking points in today’s Limerick sports update.
Boxing - Lee/Saunders bout put back to November
Andy Lee’s world title fight against Billy Joe Saunders has been rescheduled for a second time. Billy Joe Saunders sustained a cut above his eye in training and requires time to heal and therefore the October 10 bout in Manchester is postponed. “Unfortunately Billy Joe Saunders suffered a cut in training and his fight against Andy Lee will be postponed until late November and we’ll be making an announcement about it later,” confirmed promoter Frank Warren, who also manages Saunders.
Rugby - Munster five for RWC but two unlucky to miss out
Felix Jones and Dave Kilcoyne have been omitted from Joe Schmidt’s Rugby World Cup squad. The Munster duo had featured in Ireland’s World Cup warm-up game with Wales on Saturday. Five Munster players have been included in the squad which will be captained by Limerickman Paul O’Connell. Backs Keith Earls, Conor Murray and Simon Zebo were included while forward Donnacha Ryan and Peter O’Mahony were also included as were Leinster’s Limerickmen Eoin Reddan and Sean Cronin.
GAA - Local Results from the last week
It was a busy week in local GAA with the quarter final pairings in the Senior Hurling Championship decided, the relegation of Croom and Effin to the Premier Intermediate Championship and the divisional Junior A Hurling Championship semi-final’s also took place. Here are the results from a busy week in Limerick GAA.
Soccer - St Pat’s win puts Cork five points off leaders Dundalk
Goals from Alan Bennett, Kevin O’Connor and Darren Dennehy were enough to see Cork City overcome St Pat’s at Turners Cross on Monday night. John Caulfield’s side now sit five points off top of the table Dundalk as the race for the SSE Airtricity Premier Division title hots up. Cork travel to Bray Wanderers in their next game on Saturday while Dundalk will face Shamrock Rovers tonight.
Soccer - Utd blame Real as De Gea deal lies in tatters
The blame game is in full swing as David De Gea’s protracted move took another turn late last night. Yesterday it seemed that United and Madrid had agreed a deal worth £29million for the sale of the Spanish goalkeeper on Monday, with Keylor Navas coming to Old Trafford as part of the agreement. However, after the 11pm deadline for European transfers it emerged the necessary paperwork had not been lodged in time and the deal had therefore fallen through.
SPORT ON TV TODAY
3.45pm: Tennis - US Open, Eurosport & Sky Sports 1
8pm: Soccer - SSE Airtricity League, Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, Setanta Ireland