Thursday 23 May 2019

Limerick opt out of playing hurling final under lights

Stepping down: Stephen Glennon. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Stepping down: Stephen Glennon. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

The Limerick County Board have opted against staging their county SHC final under the floodlights at the Gaelic Grounds.

The decider was originally fixed for Saturday, October 27 but at a meeting this week, they opted instead to shift the game to the following afternoon at the same venue.

The move also paves the way for the possibility of TG4 showing the game live that afternoon, reports the 'Limerick Leader'.

The semi-finals will be played this weekend with Patrickswell taking on Doon and Na Piarsaigh facing Kilmallock.

Elsewhere, Galway ladies football manager Stephen Glennon has stepped down after two years in charge.

Glennon took charge ahead of the 2017 season and guided the team back-to-back Connacht titles during his tenure and cited work commitments as among the reasons he stepped away.

"It is a decision I have not come to lightly but, unfortunately, I am unable to give the role - and these magnificent bunch of players - the 100pc commitment and dedication they deserve in 2019."

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