Author: Raffaele Rocca

WATCH: John Kiely looking forward to “festival of hurling” next season

The Limerick Senior Hurling manager is relishing the challenge of the revamped hurling championship. John Kiely is very much looking forward to a “festival of hurling” brought about by a total revamp to the 2018 hurling championship. The move sees the Munster and Leinster championships contested on a round robin basis for the first time ever meaning Limerick will have two home and two away championship games for the foreseeable future. For a county looking to build on the success of a seriously young and talented bunch of players, more high quality championship games can only benefit them going...

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Conway & Marshall following return to play protocols following concussions

Andrew Conway and Rhys Marshall following return to play protocols following concussions. The squad will return to the High Performance Centre in Limerick tomorrow as preparations commence for the respective return legs in Bedford and Leicester. Tommy O’Donnell enjoyed a much needed 80 minutes for Munster A in Cork on Friday night after successfully rehabbing an AC joint injury sustained in early November. Academy prop Liam O’Connor requires further consultation with a specialist for the knee injury sustained in the PRO14 game against Ospreys in Cork. Continuing to rehab: Tyler Bleyendaal (neck), Gerbrandt Grobler (ankle), Conor Oliver (shoulder), Dan...

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LISTEN: Munster slay Tigers, Matt’s moaning and looking ahead to Welford Road

LISTEN: Munster slay Tigers, Matt’s moaning and looking ahead to Welford Road. The Breakdown Podcast with Sporting Limerick‘s  Raffaele Rocca & Tom Savage of the Three Red Kings. In this week’s podcast we look back at Munster’s excellent win against the Tigers. All that plus some unnecessary moaning from Matt O’Connor, the Andrew Conway tackle, do we underrate the Pro14 and looking ahead to the Leicester backlash at Welford Road on Sunday. Matt O’Connor looked bemused at half time and his full time comments portrayed a very frustrated coach whose team didn’t show up on the day. https://twitter.com/btsportrugby/status/939593994614591489 Listen...

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December 30th start for Limerick in Co-op Superstores Munster Hurling League

December 30th start for Limerick in Co-op Superstores Munster Hurling League. Limerick hurlers will get first taste of competitive action on December 30th against Cork as fixtures announced for Co-op Superstores Munster Hurling League. John Kiely’s charges will be hanging up the boxing gloves after a hugely enjoyable and successful fundraising event and turning their attention towards the preseason competition which will provide some valuable game time ahead of the league. The opening fixture against the rebels in Mallow is a repeat of next year’s final which Cork won and will be John Meyler’s first game in charge of...

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Munster grind Tigers into submission as Matt O’Connor cries foul

Munster grind Tigers into submission as Matt O’Connor cries foul. Munster maintained their unbeaten record in this season’s Champions Cup to take temporary control of Pool 4 and know that a win on the road next Saturday will be a huge step towards sealing a quarter final spot. With the return of the international contingent, the home side built a 23-3 halftime lead on the back of some serious work at the breakdown and some clinical finishing. The tries coming courtesy of Rhys Marshall and Simon Zebo. Peter O’Mahony crossed before Harry Thacker scored Tigers’ only try, but Chris...

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