Raffaele Rocca

WATCH: Reaction from van Graan, O’Mahony, Ackermann & Slater

By Raffaele Rocca / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster got the job done against Gloucester with a 36-22 bonus point at Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon but it could yet come at a huge cost with Tommy O’Donnell suffering a suspected broken leg while Dan Goggin and Rhys Marshall also suffered injuries.  “We’ve no confirmation yet but I believe Tommy has broken his…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 36-22 win over Gloucester

By Raffaele Rocca / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster extend their unbeaten run in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup with a bonus point win against Gloucester – who saw fly-half Danny Cipriani sent-off in the 29th minute for a high tackle on Rory Scannell.  Full highlights below.  The win puts Munster on top of Pool two with 7 points with Castres up next…

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WATCH: James & TJ Ryan react to Garryspillane’s PIHC win over Bruff

By Raffaele Rocca / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Garryspillane will return to the senior ranks in 2019 and in the process ended a five year absence from the top flight of Limerick club hurling with a 2-12 to 0-12 win over Bruff in Saturday’s LIT Limerick Premier IHC final. Speaking to Sporting Limerick, former Limerick player and Garryspillane stalwart James Ryan says the…

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BREAKING: Contract extensions for key Munster players

By Raffaele Rocca / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to confirm Chris Cloete, James Cronin, Neil Cronin, Chris Farrell and Tommy O’Donnell have all signed contract extensions, while scrum-half Nick McCarthy is set to join the province. Additionally Greencore Munster Academy players Gavin Coombes and Shane Daly will join the senior ranks next season. Chris Farrell, who…

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LISTEN: Treaty Talk EP41 with Sporting Limerick and Matt O’Callaghan

By Raffaele Rocca / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s another huge weekend of GAA action with some big finals down for decision. We look back at the LSHC semi finals as Doon and Na Piarsaigh advance to the final. Also included are previews of the Premier Intermediate hurling final as Garryspillane and Bruff look to rejoin the senior ranks. There are three big…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown EP64 with Sporting Limerick and Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

So Munster backed up their positive performance against Leinster with a resolute show of defiance on the road in their Champions Cup opener against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park. Heineken Champions Cup Round 1, Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter, England 13/10/2018 Exeter Chiefs vs Munster Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan The…

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WATCH: Munster A fall to Leinster A and exit Celtic Cup

By Raffaele Rocca / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster A suffered their first defeat of the Celtic Cup and missed out on the final after falling to a 46-25 loss to Leinster at Donnybrook. Munster trailed 15-11 at the break as captain Bill Johnston kicked two penalties with Jack Stafford touching down. Sean French and Johnston touched down in the second half with…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s gritty 10-10 draw with Exeter

By Raffaele Rocca / October 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster started their Heineken Champions Cup with a 10-10 draw against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park. Johann van Graan’s side trailled by seven points at half time but CJ Stander’s try and Joey Carbery’s conversion earned Munster two precious away points. With the conditions not conducive to flowing rugby, both teams cancelled each other out…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown EP63 with Sporting Limerick and Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / October 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

So the Munster team to play Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park has been named. It sees Duncan Williams start at 9 while Dan Goggin will make his European debut at 13. We analyse the team selection and where Exeter will try to attack Johann van Graan’s side.  MUNSTER SIDE NAMED FOR #EXEvMUN #SUAF pic.twitter.com/KCq1qQR3i1— Three…

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WATCH: eir Sport’s European montage is worth a watch

By Raffaele Rocca / October 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Not to be outdone by Munster’s newly released video yesterday eir Sports have released their opening montage ahead of their maiden weekend of Champions Cup coverage.  The video features memories and inputs form Donncha O’Callaghan, Tommy Bowe, Maz Reilly, Murray Kinsella and Connor Morris.  “My best European memory was Munster vs Glasgow. It was the…

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