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WATCH: Snowfall in Limerick as Met Éireann issues snow/ice warning

THERE are have been reports of snowfall in parts in Limerick following a drop in temperatures.

A weather advisory which had been in place has been upgraded by Met Éireann this Monday night.


The national status ...

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Banned Limerick driver panicked and fled scene of crash

A DISQUALIFIED driver who ‘panicked’ and left the scene of a road accident on the northside of the city, has avoided a prison sentence.

Niall Hogan, 51, of Mayorstone Court, Old Cratloe Road pleaded guilty, at Limerick District Court, to several charges, including driving without ...

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Limerick and Galway to renew All-Ireland hurling final rivalry in televised league tie

LIMERICK and Galway renew hurling rivalries next Sunday for the first time since the 2018 All-Ireland SHC final.

The round two Allianz Hurling League take has a 2pm start in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

This Monday, Limerick's Tom Morrissey and Galway's Conor Whelan were in the Limerick ...

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Deaths in Limerick - January 27, 2020

The death has occurred (peacefully at Beechwood House Nursing Home, Newcastle West) of Mary Kelly (née Conway) of Main Street, Ardagh, Limerick.

Wife of the late Joe. Deeply regretted by her daughter Margaret Sheehy, son in law Paddy, grandchildren Paul, Sinead, Michelle, Carmel, ...

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Limerick man gave false name to social welfare inspector

A MAN who gave a false name and address to an inspector from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection was fined €300.

During a hearing at Newcastle West Court, State Solicitor Edward O’Sullivan said Michael Daly of Sheehan’s Terrace, Newcastle West gave the false ...

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Limerick's Jason Killeen stars as Templeogue claim National Basketball crown

Former Limerick CBS basketball star Jason Killeen, scored 15 points to help Griffith College Templeogue claim the Hula Hoops Pat Duffy National Cup for the third time in five years after they saw off the challenge of Dublin neighbours, DBS Éanna to win out by 10 points, 78-68, at the ...

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Call out for volunteers in Limerick to help make children's wishes come true

YOU can  help make wishes come true by signing up now as a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish children’s charity who will be holding a major fundraising drive in Limerick City, Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West on Wish Day which takes place on Friday, March 13. 

The fundraising will ...

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Cork GAA great’s sister organises Limerick club’s Strictly Club Dancing night

CORK minor hurling manager Donal Óg Cusack will be plotting the downfall of Limerick’s young hurlers this summer.

But his sister, Treasa Ryan, is working equally as hard to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of current and future Limerick GAA players.

Treasa is ...

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Munster confirm six new player contracts

MUNSTER Rugby and the IRFU confirmed this Monday that Dan Goggin, Stephen Archer and Liam O’Connor have all signed contract extensions with the province, while Academy trio Liam Coombes, Alex McHenry and Jack O’Sullivan will be promoted to the senior ranks at the beginning of the 2020/21 ...

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Limerick Mayor in demand for St Patrick's Day parades in USA

LIMERICK is set to be strongly represented at two of the biggest St Patrick’s Day parades in the World for the first time.

Proposals to send council delegations to three separate parades in the United States during March are expected to be formally approved by councillors at a ...

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Limerick confirm 30-strong panel for Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League

LIMERICK'S new camogie management has confirmed their panel for the Littlewoods Ireland League.

Limerick play Tipperary in their round one game this Sunday in the LIT Gaelic Grounds at 4pm in a repeat of last Summer's All-Ireland Championship quarter final.

In December Limerick ...

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Fifth round draw confirmed for Munster Junior Cup

The draw for the fifth round of the Munster Junior Cup has been confirmed with an All-Limerick clash the tie of the round. Pike Rovers will host Geraldines on the weekend of March 7/8 while both Regional sides will be away from home. Regional A will travel to Coachford in Cork, while Regional B ...

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SLIDESHOW: Banogue narrowly lose out to Scartaglin in Munster club action

The decade and a half history of the Munster Junior B Football Championship has been dominated by Kerry teams and, when Scartaglin took to the field in Knockaderry on Sunday, a lineup featuring recent Kingdom senior panellist Pádraig Reidy and current county under-20 stars Eddie and ...

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Businessmen back vying with Limerick farmers at auctions

IF YOU shook hands with people at land auctions over the past decade you would have grasped hard, work-swollen lámha.

But it isn’t just farmers in attendance anymore. Soft-palmed businessmen are back in the ring. As GVM group property director, Tom Crosse reflects on 2019 he ...

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Horse Racing News: Limerick's Barry Fitzgerald lands first winner at Dundalk

Askeaton’s Barry Fitzgerald sent out his first winner when Beauchamp Bagenal landed the 7f apprentice maiden at Dundalk on Friday night. Although beaten in two bumper races, the five-year-old was a very different proposition here and beat the Andy Slattery-trained Super Schemer by a length at ...

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Fashion show for to raise funds for county Limerick community centre

STYLE and glamour will be on display at the Strand Hotel on Thursday, February 13 at an exclusive fashion show to raise funds for the refurbishment of Pallasgreen Community Centre.

Celia Holman Lee’s models will showcase all the top brands in the Mid-West at the night ...

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Limerick general election candidate goes green with poster-free campaign

FIANNA Fáil candidate in Limerick County Cllr Michael Collins is sticking to his green principles and going poster-free in the general election. 

And, he says, he has received a lot of support for his stance. 

Although he has stood in the local elections several ...

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Limerick TD says election not a two-horse race

LIMERICK City TD Maurice Quinlivan says RTE is “failing in its duty” as the state broadcaster by excluding Sinn Fein from the televised debates.

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin will face off in the final days of the campaign for Election 2020, which ...

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'No paint peeled off the wall' - John Kiely's team-talk as Limerick overhaul Tipperary

“THERE was no paint peeled off the wall!” revealed John Kiely of his half time team-talk that inspired Limerick overturn a nine point half time deficit to beat Tipperary.

“It was very simple and straightforward. Paul (Kinnerk) speaks with the players and talks about aspects of the ...

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Father Ted stars to play comedy gig for County Limerick GAA club

WE all need a good laugh this time of year and Cappamore GAA has come up with a novel fundraiser.

Eoin O'Malley, PRO of the club which is going from strength to strength, said they are hosting their first ever comedy club in Hayes' of Cappamore. 

“It's a social night ...

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Limerick's Alan Kennedy to captain Irish Club Rugby side

Alan Kennedy will captain the Ireland Club International squad for the 2020 series. The appointment was confirmed at the squad’s final training camp ahead of the first game against Scotland Club XV on Friday January 31 in Galashiels.

“It was a great honour and a privilege to be named ...

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