Sport

Our most read stories of 2016 in sport

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In a most-read series we take a look at our top stories of each section of the Limerick Voice website.

Today, we look at our most read sports stories.

 

1. Markets Field set to host rugby game for the first time in 58 years

Markets Field

A game between Munster and the All Blacks was played there in 1905 and it was where Garryowen called home in their early days.

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2. Super Blues re-sign club captain Shane Duggan

Duggan

The 27-year-old midfielder played a key part in Limerick’s impressive SSE Airtricity League First Division title win and was personally rewarded for his contribution by picking up the PFAI First Division Player of the Year award.

 

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3. Munster’s Champions Cup tie postponed due to shock death of head coach Anthony Foley

Anthony Foley

Foley was a Munster legend in every sense of the word. He captained the side to Heineken Cup success in 2006 in the twilight of his career and made 202 appearances for the province between 1995 and 2008.

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4. ‘Axel’s’ tragic death rocks rugby core

Axel

We were told the devastating news after the final whistle in the team huddle. Sport always has its highs and lows but this was different, this was the lowest, the worst and most devastating news to be told.

 

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5. Limerick’s Allianz Leagues fixtures for 2017 announced

Allianz Leagues

They have four home games against Westmeath, London, Leitrim and Wicklow and three away games where they will travel to Wexford, Carlow and Waterford.

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6. A lot more to do for Ireland despite improvement

James McClean

A much needed goal for the out of sorts Shane Long and a brace from James McClean gave Ireland the win with an Igor Bugaev goal sandwiched in between for the hosts.

 

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7. Limerick camogie player expected to make a full recovery after county final collapse

Camogie

A defibrillator was used on the pitch in Coolyroe, which is the home of Feohanagh-Castlemahon GAA club, and the player was attended to by a doctor and two nurses who were at the match before being airlifted to the University Hospital Limerick.

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8. Limerick FC conclude home campaign with a deserved win over Drogheda

Drogheda

Despite going down to ten men just before half-time, Limerick held on and played some fantastic football in the remaining minutes of the game.

 

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9. Junior hurling title for Na Piarsaigh’s second team

junior hurling

Brendan Mullins’s goal late in the first half had St Patrick’s two points ahead at half time but Na Piarsaigh fought back to go in front soon after the break.

 

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10. Tributes continue to pour in for the late Anthony Foley

A book of condolence at Thomond Park for the late Munster rugby head coach Anthony Foley who died suddenly on Sunday. Photo credit: munsterrugby.ie

Munster fans have been leaving flags and scarves at the gates of Thomond Park for the former rugby coach while the rugby community and wider public continue to mourn his sudden death.

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