Your Wednesday Limerick sports update

Australian second-row Mark Chisholm, who is set to join Munster on a two-year-deal, is tackled by Paul O'Connell, who moves to Toulon next season, during Ireland's clash with the Wallabies at Croke Park in 2009
John Keogh

John Keogh

Rugby - Munster sign Chisholm as replacement for O’Connell

Munster have today announced the signing of former Australian international lock Mark Chisholm. Anthony Foley was looking for a second row player after losing Paul O’Connell to Toulon. Chisholm will join the province subject to being granted a valid work permit and obtaining medical and fitness clearance. Speaking on the move he said:” I’ve been fortunate to play with quality players and teams throughout my career. Being able to be a part of the Munster family would be another highlight to add.”

Boxing - Taylor will not be on undercard

Katie Taylor will not be a part of Andy Lee’s

World title fight on September 19. Taylor had been expected to fight on the undercard but an agreement could not be reached. “We believe we did everything we could to make this event happen but unfortunately on this occasion, the outcome was not to be,” said Lee’s trainer and promoter Adam Booth.

Rugby - Saili joins up with Munster squad

Munster’s latest All-Black signing Francis Saili has joined up with the Munster squad ahead of the province’s upcoming run of three pre-season fixtures. Saili has two caps for New Zealand and joins Munster from Super 15 side Auckland Blues. “We look forward to working with Francis and giving him the time to settle in. I’m sure everyone will be excited to see him run out in the red jersey in the near future,” said Munster head coach Anthony Foley.


Soccer - Adams appointed as Sligo manager

Sligo Rovers have pulled off a coup in landing Micky Adams as their new manager. Adams has managed a host of clubs including Leicester City in the Premier League and more recently Tranmere Rovers who he left when they were relegated from the Football League. Adams will be assisted by former England U-21 International Alan Rogers.

Gaelic Football - No Mayo changes for Donegal clash

The Mayo management have named an unchanged side for Saturday’s All Ireland Quarter Final against Donegal. Pat Holmes and Noel Connolly have kept faith with the 15 that romped to a 26 point victory against Sligo in the Connacht Final. The game is live on Sky Sports with a 6pm throw in.


7.15am & 3.15pm: Swimming - World Championships, Eursport/BBC

5.30pm: Soccer - Champions League Third Round Qualifying (FC Qarabag v Celtic), BT Sport Europe

7.30pm: Soccer - International Champions Cup (Chelsea v Fiorentina), Sky Sports 1