Wed, 15 Apr, 2020
Last night Dave Mahedy closed his office door for the final time at the University of Limerick. As Director of Sport and Recreation, Mahedy has been the driving force behind the growth — and importance — of sport at all levels in UL for almost 30 years.
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
We had the Holy Communion in the house last week, our two boys decked out in their three-piece suits like they were about to appear on The Sunday Game, and along with the rest of their classmates, they enjoyed the ceremony and celebrations under gorgeous May sunshine.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
Mercifully, England’s attempts to scrap the fallow weeks of the Six Nations and shrink the tournament into five consecutive weekends have fallen on deaf ears. It shows scant regard for the fans and does nothing for player welfare.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2019
Jonathan Sexton doesn’t do a whole lot wrong on the field and that probably explains why the recently named World Player of the Year has been getting it in the neck all week for his tempestuous showing in Thomond Park last Saturday.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2019
A magnificent try by out-half Alexander Wood two minutes into the second half proved the inspiration for St Munchin’s as they bridged a 20-year gap when beating holders CBC in a gripping Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup final at Thomond Park yesterday.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2018
A magnificent try after a dazzling 45 metre run by out-half Alexander Wood, a son of former Ireland captain Keith, proved the match winner for St Munchins when they defeated the holders CBC in an outstanding final at Thomond Park this afternoon.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2018
How times have changed. When Ireland toured South Africa back in 1998, it was clear the only player in the Irish squad the Springboks knew was Keith Wood, who had played a key role in the Lions test series win over our hosts the previous season.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2017
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
Alyn Wyn Jones is many people’s favourite to lead the Lions in New Zealand this summer and he led Wales superbly last night to probably do enough to clinch that coveted role. He had taken the brunt of the criticism fired at his Welsh team after the defeat by Scotland but they certainly came up trumps last night.
Sun, 12 Mar, 2017
Between leading Munster to a first European Cup a decade ago and assuming the head coach’s role with the province six years later, Anthony Foley was responsible for guiding Munster’s next generation as ‘A’ team head coach. In this 2011 interview, reproduced in full, he distils his ethos into one succinct sentence: ‘My influences are Shannon, Munster and Ireland.’
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
It was not without reason that when shocked observers reached for the words to express what Anthony Foley had meant for their sport they settled upon the phrase ‘rugby great’. Rugby correspondentsets out the reasons why
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
The late Anthony Foley is remembered by a former St Munchin’s rugby coach, Pat Cross, for his “outstanding” performance in the 1992 Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final against a much-vaunted Christian Brothers College side.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
When Cusack Park stood for a minute’s silence at the Clare county final last Sunday, a man in front of me didn’t bow his head. Instead he shook it, while scrolling down his phone, scanning tweet after tweet making reference to the passing of one of the county’s finest ever sons.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016