By Elaine O’Sullivan
The Republic of Ireland continue their quest for World Cup qualification on Friday as they play Sweden at the Aviva Stadium. Kick off is at 7:45pm and the usual match day restrictions will be in place around the Aviva Stadium from 4:45pm.
All eyes will be on Croke Park this Sunday as the Minor and Senior Hurling Championships come to an end. At 1:15pm, Galway will play Waterford in the minor final. Then the Liam McCarthy Cup is up for grabs as Clare play Cork in the senior fixture at 3:30pm. The usual match day restrictions will be in place around Croke Park at 11am and stiles open at midday. Traffic is likely to be heavy around Drumcondra and of course on the M8 from Cork, on the M9 from Waterford and on the M7 from Clare.
This weekend will also mark the return of Pro 12 rugby and there are some exciting fixtures to look forward to. Connacht will play Zebre at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday at 5pm. Then at 7:15pm, Munster will play Edinburgh at Musgrave Park in Cork City and both events are likely to attract large crowds.
The Limerick Pride Parade takes place in the city on Saturday at 2pm. Participants will depart from Limerick Courthouse and travel along Patrick St, O’Connell St and Lwr Mallow St. Delays can be expected.