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Betting: 'Eyes turn to 2020 as new hurling season comes into view'

The 2020 hurling season throws in on Sunday. Yes, this Sunday.

All-Ireland champions Tipperary will be clapped onto the field in MacDonagh Park Nenagh on Sunday by Clare as the Co-Op Superstore sponsored Munster hurling league kicks off the new season.

With beanie hats, gilet

today 09:07
UL students get their kit off for Limerick’s charitable causes    

DESPITE the chilly weather, University of Limerick students are stripping off and baring all - for a good cause. 

This week sees the launch of the UL Wolves Nearly Naked Calendar 2020, in which UL students have gone naked for charity.

This novel and creative idea is the

today 09:07
Limerick hockey star Róisín Upton is on a roll

LIMERICK'S Róisín Upton who played a starring role in helping the Ireland women’s hockey side qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time ever, has been named the Limerick Person of the Month.

The 25-year-old who was born in Janesboro but now resides in Raheen

today 08:04
CCTV finally installed as Limerick community unites in memory of Rose, 78

A NORTHSIDE community is to unite this coming Monday as the second anniversary of the murder of Rose Hanrahan arrives.

Locals will gather pensioner’s home in New Road, Thomondgate for a vigil to remember the 78-year-old, who was found strangled to death in December 2017.​

All are

today 07:01
Limerick Clubs set for final round of All-Ireland league before break

LIMERICK'S six senior All-Ireland league clubs are chasing vital points this weekend as the final round of fixtures takes place before the Christmas break.

Round nine, the first of the back to back fixtures for all divisions is the final marking of games until January 11.

With

today 22:37
Opinion: Limerick Ladies Football Team of the Decade - Jerome O'Connell

AFTER compiling the Limerick club hurling and football teams of the decade in this column in recent times I was challenged to do likewise for ladies football.

Just like Santa, I enlisted the help of some elves with a greater experience than me in the respective codes.

Where possible,

yesterday 21:34
Extra beds at St John’s as University Hospital Limerick problems mount

AS the overcrowding crisis in University Hospital Limerick (UHL) intensifies, it has emerged extra beds in St John’s Hospital are to be reopened.

The news, confirmed by Health Minister Simon Harris this week, comes amid increasing overcrowding during what is one of the busiest periods of

yesterday 21:34
Banned Limerick motorist taking pictures of his car beats driving charges

A DISQUALIFIED motorist who gardai said was caught driving on CCTV had his case dismissed at Kilmallock Court.

Gerard Twomey, aged 39, of Cappanihane, Ballyagran pleaded not guilty to no insurance and no driving licence. He said he was taking pictures of his car to sell

yesterday 18:25
Limerick hurling management changes will bring 'freshness' according to John Kiely

LIMERICK'S 2020 inter-county hurling season commences next Friday December 20 against Tipperary in the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

It will be the first outing for some new players and also for John Kiely's new-look backroom team.

After four

yesterday 17:22
Former soldier drowned in Limerick after prank backfired

A VERDICT of misadventure was recorded at the inquest into the death of a former soldier who drowned following what has been described by the coroner as a “joke or prank that went wrong”.

The body of Aaron Buckley, 22, who was originally from Pollough near Clara in County Offaly, was

yesterday 17:22
Illegal Limerick moneylenders want to ‘keep you in their clutches for as long as possible’

AS Christmas nears, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, sang Hank Williams.

There'll be parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting but these don’t come for free.

John O’Connor, chairman of St Ailbe’s Credit Union in Caherconlish, said it is understandable

yesterday 16:19
Desmond League soccer - Weekend Previews

Ballingarry advanced to the open draw of the Munster Youths Cup with a 2-0 victory away to League leaders, St. Ita’s. David Geary scored in the first-half and Mike Molloy doubled their lead after the break.

Youths League

Broadford United and Askeaton both remain in the Youths title

yesterday 15:16
Limerick Institute of Technology receives share of €4.6m funding

OVER €400,000 in funding has been allocated to Limerick’s Institute of Technology to promote and support technology projects. 

Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on Education and Skills Senator Maria Byrne has confirmed that €406,520 in funding has been allocated to LIT under the

yesterday 15:16
Hayes’ family join two other Limerick families in bid for Ireland's most Christmassy house

WEST Limerick is gearing up to be the most Christmassy place in the country this festive season, with an astonishing three of the six finalists vying for the title of Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home located in the West Limerick area. 

Last week, the Limerick Leader featured two of

yesterday 14:13
Limerick teenager secures professional mountain bike contract

Christmas has come early for Limerick teenager Oisin O Callaghan as he has sealed a professional  contract for two years with YT Bikes and The YT Mob. Oisin has been working hard since he was a young kid travelling and racing all over the Uk and Europe trying to get to the top of his

yesterday 13:10
Councillor supports Limerick Animal Welfare ahead of rates appeal

LIMERICK Animal Welfare’s appeal to the Valuation Office over the payment of commercial rates takes place in January.

The sum of money runs into tens of thousands of euros and goes back years. It concerns its three shops in Limerick city. 

The charity which rescues and

yesterday 13:10
Daily News
Deaths in Limerick - December 13, 2019

The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) Lane of Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale, Limerick. Patrick (Paddy) LANE. Patrick (Paddy) who passed away peacefully, in the presence of his family, on Friday December 13th, 2019 at University Hospital Limerick. Patrick, husband of the late Kathleen (nee Riordan),

yesterday 19:28
Gardaí investigating break-in of post office in Limerick town

GARDAÍ are investigating the break-in of the post office in Caherconlish, which occurred in the early hours of this Thursday morning. 

At approximately 2am, gardaí attended the scene located on Main Street, Caherconlish. 

No property was taken and

2019-12-12 18:10
Munster 'A' side named for face Leinster in friendly clash

The Munster 'A' side to face Leinster A in an Interpro Challenge Match at Donnybrook on Friday night at 7.30pm has been named by Head Coach Peter Malone. A mixture of senior, Academy and club players have been selected with Academy hooker Diarmuid Barron captaining the side.

Senior players

2019-12-12 17:07
County Limerick Macra club hosts charity table quiz in Adare

SHANNONSIDE Macra na Feirme is holding a charity table quiz and raffle at 8.30pm in Sean Collins & Sons Bar, Adare this Friday, December 13 in aid of Irish Community Rapid Response and Bru Columbanus.

Limerick Macra PRO Brian O’Shaughnessy said what better way to get into

2019-12-12 17:07
Defence Forces assist gardaí in searches that uncover drugs and ammunition in Limerick
One of the operations took place on open ground in the small town of Cappamore.
2019-12-12 16:31
Cautious reaction from Limerick community to news of development on Horizon

“ANYTHING is better than what was there.” According to Paul Keller, this is the consensus of the locals who sit in the shadow of the Horizon Mall site, where the current rusted skeleton-like structure is being demolished in order to make way for a massive €60m

2019-12-12 16:04
Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett 'sad and disappointed' at club's fate

Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett said he was ‘sad and disappointed’ after it was confirmed that the club’s holding company, ‘Munster Football Club Ltd’ would be placed into liquidation, effectively ending any hope of League of Ireland football in Limerick in 2020.

Barrett

2019-12-12 15:01
Gardai and Army carry out searches in County Limerick

LIMERICK gardai and soldiers from Sarsfield Barracks teamed up on Wednesday to carry out searches in the county.

A garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí conducted a search with the assistance of the Defence Forces yesterday, December 11 at approximately 9.30am at a premises in

2019-12-12 15:01
Latest news from Limerick
today 09:07 Betting: 'Eyes turn to 2020 as new hurling season comes into view'
today 09:07 UL students get their kit off for Limerick’s charitable causes    
today 08:04 Limerick hockey star Róisín Upton is on a roll
today 07:01 CCTV finally installed as Limerick community unites in memory of Rose, 78
today 22:37 Limerick Clubs set for final round of All-Ireland league before break
yesterday 21:34 Opinion: Limerick Ladies Football Team of the Decade - Jerome O'Connell
yesterday 21:34 Extra beds at St John’s as University Hospital Limerick problems mount
yesterday 19:28 Deaths in Limerick - December 13, 2019
yesterday 18:25 Banned Limerick motorist taking pictures of his car beats driving charges
yesterday 17:22 Limerick hurling management changes will bring 'freshness' according to John Kiely
yesterday 17:22 Former soldier drowned in Limerick after prank backfired
yesterday 16:19 Illegal Limerick moneylenders want to ‘keep you in their clutches for as long as possible’
yesterday 15:16 Desmond League soccer - Weekend Previews
yesterday 15:16 Limerick Institute of Technology receives share of €4.6m funding
yesterday 14:13 Hayes’ family join two other Limerick families in bid for Ireland's most Christmassy house
yesterday 13:10 Limerick teenager secures professional mountain bike contract
yesterday 13:10 Councillor supports Limerick Animal Welfare ahead of rates appeal
yesterday 12:07 Munster Rugby and Saracens name sides for Champions Cup clash
yesterday 12:07 Revelaed: Fresh plans for Landmark Limerick store
yesterday 11:04 New addition to Billy Lee's Limerick senior football management
yesterday 11:04 Woman in Limerick allegedly had face slashed in attack by group of females
yesterday 10:01 Dolores bursary 'a way for another Limerick musician to carry the torch' says Emma Langford
yesterday 08:58 Limerick Council mid-table in behaviour integrity index
yesterday 07:55 Diarmaid Byrnes insists Limerick hurlers are ready for the job at hand in 2020
yesterday 07:55 Limerick councillors express support for Greenway, but refuse to fund restoration works
yesterday 06:52 WATCH: Garda Commissioner says community policing will be at centre of new policing model in Limerick
yesterday 22:28 Munster Rugby versus Saracens - All you need to know
2019-12-12 23:25 Opinion: Limerick Camogie Team of the Decade - Jerome O'Connell
2019-12-12 23:25 Limerick landowner facing prison over failure to remove illegal tyres
2019-12-12 21:19 Deaths in Limerick - December 12, 2019
2019-12-12 20:16 All-Limerick junior cup clash the highlight of weekend action
2019-12-12 20:16 Big step forward for major county Limerick bypass project
2019-12-12 19:13 Emergency services at scene of collision on N24
2019-12-12 18:10 Gardaí investigating break-in of post office in Limerick town
2019-12-12 18:10 Conman tried to sell Limerick artist tickets to her own sold-out show
2019-12-12 17:07 Munster 'A' side named for face Leinster in friendly clash
2019-12-12 17:07 County Limerick Macra club hosts charity table quiz in Adare
2019-12-12 17:07 Three pre-Christmas finals in Limerick Greyhound Stadium
2019-12-12 16:31 Defence Forces assist gardaí in searches that uncover drugs and ammunition in Limerick
2019-12-12 16:04 Cautious reaction from Limerick community to news of development on Horizon
2019-12-12 16:04 BREAKING: Gardai and Army seize €10,000 of cocaine and ammunition in Limerick
2019-12-12 15:01 Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett 'sad and disappointed' at club's fate
2019-12-12 15:01 Gardai and Army carry out searches in County Limerick
2019-12-12 15:01 Limerick councillor calls on Minister for Sport to 'safeguard' Limerick FC
2019-12-12 15:01 Money made off back of All-Ireland win lands Limerick GAA great in hot water
2019-12-12 13:58 New Limerick camogie management finalised with strong Tipperary presence
2019-12-12 13:58 TD to court Drew Harris on replacing sergeant in busy county Limerick district
2019-12-12 13:58 Limerick schools to meet in Charity Cup clash on Friday night
2019-12-12 13:58 SLIDESHOW: Check out the build progress on brand new county Limerick school
2019-12-12 12:55 Things what are on in Limerick
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