Waterford manager Páraic Fanning says the county will now enter the Munster senior hurling championship on the same terms as the four other counties after yesterday’s confirmation that Walsh Park will be their home venue in 2019.
Across the country rural towns and villages have suffered the loss of services, infrastructure, and population, but one thing that is not in decline is community spirit. In the first of a five-part series, we visit Tournafulla, Co Limerick, and see unwavering local determination to keep the village on the map.
AUSTRALIA assistant coach Matthew Lappin has forecast an improved display from Ireland in Saturday night’s International Rules Second Test in Croke Park after being stung by media criticism of their display in last Saturday night’s clash in the Gaelic Grounds.
DONAL O’GRADY’S appointment as Limerick senior hurling boss was last night unanimously ratified by club delegates at a specially arranged board meeting with county chairman Liam Lenihan urging everyone in the county ‘to give unconditional support’ to the new manager and also claiming that ‘the day for agendas was gone’.
LIMERICK chairman Liam Lenihan insists that the future is bright for hurling in the county and that critics of the current county set-up should “check their facts”, after former Clare All-Ireland winning manager Ger Loughnane called on Limerick boss Justin McCarthy to step down in the wake of Sunday’s Munster SHC 13-point defeat against Cork.
AT the conclusion of Tuesday night’s vote of the Limerick County Board which confirmed Justin McCarthy as manager of the senior hurling team for the remainder of this season at least, chairman Liam Lenihan made a heartfelt appeal that all would accept the decision, and that the players now at loggerheads with the management would return to the fold.
THERE was no cheering in Claughaun GAA hall on Tuesday evening as the result of the ballot was read out. There was not a single whoop nor holler as the final tally was announced, an emphatic 83/47 win for the county board and for Justin McCarthy and his management team.
THE Limerick hurling crisis looks likely to come to a head shortly with the news that next Tuesday, March 23, is the date set for a special meeting of the Limerick county board at which the position of senior team manager Justin McCarthy will be the major topic for discussion.