All the weekend Limerick sports talking points

All the weekend Limerick sports talking points

Tipperary again for Limerick hurlers
For the fifth year in a row Limerick are to meet Tipperary in the Munster SHC. The game takes place in Thurles on June 19 at 4pm and will be live on RTE. Tipp booked their spot in the semi final against Limerick with Sunday’s 0-22 to 0-13 win over Cork.
Such was the emphatic nature of the win, the bookies now have Michael Ryan’s side as the 6/5 favourites for the Munster title. Limerick are seen as outsiders at 5/1, with Clare and Waterford both 3/1.
In last year’s Limerick v Tipp meeting, the men in blue and gold were 4-23 to 1-16 winners.

Championship fixture confirmed for Limerick footballers

The Munster SFC gets underway next Sunday for Limerick. Strangely the fixture for the quarter final against Clare was only fully confirmed this Monday morning - less than seven days before the game and seven days after the October 15 championship draws.
The Sunday, May 29, game has a 2pm start in the Gaelic Grounds and won’t be live on television.
The game is a repeat of the 2015 fixture, which Clare won. Ahead of the game, Limerick manager John Brudair has confirmed his captain Iain Corbett will miss out due to injury.

 
Cup progress for Limerick FC
Limerick FC cruised into the third round of the Daily Mail FAI Cup with a 5-2 victory over Bluebell Utd at the Markets Field before 545 spectators on Saturday.
John O'Flynn's hat-trick, including two goals from the penalty spot, inspired Martin Russell's charges to victory.
Incidentally, Limerick defeated Leinster Senior League side Bluebell on route to their last Cup success in 1982.


Boro also advance in FAI Cup
Janesboro reached the last 16 stage of the Daily Mail FAI Cup, thanks to a hard-earned 2-1 victory over recently crowned FAI Junior Cup winners Sheriff YC.
Second half goals from Aaron Nunan and Aidan Hurley helped the 'Boro to victory over a Sheriff side which had three players red-carded.
The win also saw Janesboro avenge their recent FAI Junior Cup semi-final defeat to the Dublin side, who had been unbeaten all season.

Guineas glory for Chris Hayes
Talented Limerick jockey Chris Hayes rode his second Classic winner when partnering Awtaad to victory in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday.
Twenty-eight-year-old Hayes, from Shanagolden, was always sitting pretty on the 9/2 winner, who impressively galloped to the line to to beat Qipco 2,000 Guineas hero, Galileo Gold.
Afterwards Hayes gushed: "He is the best horse I've ever ridden."


Camogie controversy in Munster final

Tipperary referee Martin O’Shea wasn’t a popular figure in Kilmallock on Saturday where Limerick went oh so close to a first ever Munster senior camogie championship title.
In the end Cork  were 0-12 to 0-10 winners but their last two points came in the almost seven minutes of added time played by the referee. All in attendance in Fitzgerald Park were surprised by the amount of added time played by the official as Cork edged to a 59th title.