Author: Raffaele Rocca

Uneasy start for Lions as Sexton does little to impress in poor opener

Uneasy start for Lions as Sexton does little to impress in poor opener. The battle for the number ten test shirt took a swing towards Owen Farrell today as Johnny Sexton struggled in what was an overall poor performance by Warren Gatland’s side. While Sexton was certainly not the only Lion to underperform as the Lions failed to put away a team made up of Super Rugby fringe players, club stalwarts and semi-professionals in front of an enthusiastic sell-out in the northern town of Whangarei. Sexton was uncharacteristically off key from the start and was replaced by Owen Farrell...

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WATCH: Limerick & Clare, the classic of 1996 remembered

Limerick & Clare, the classic of 1996 remembered. Two more sleeps until Sunday and Clare in Thurles. The 1996 meeting between the two was vintage 90’s knockout hurling. Clare coming into the game as All Ireland champions and Limerick looking to put one over on their neighbours. If Sunday’s game is half as good then we are in for a treat and we would certainly take the same...

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WATCH: RTÉ’s 2013 Limerick Clare promo should get you looking forward to Sunday

RTÉ’s 2013 Limerick Clare promo should get you looking forward to Sunday. We know it’s only a wet and miserable Thursday but the excitement is building for Sunday and the clash with Clare. Take a look at the RTÉ’s old promo from the 2013 All-Ireland semi final. Not a good day for us but we still have great memories from the summer of 2013. Let’s hope for a few memorable days over the next few months. Luimneach abú!!...

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Five Academy Players Promoted to Senior Ranks

Five Academy Players Promoted to Senior Ranks. Greencore Academy players Stephen Fitzgerald, Dan Goggin, Bill Johnston, Conor Oliver and Brian Scott have all been rewarded with senior development contracts for next season. Fitzgerald, Scott and Goggin graduate after completing three years of the academy programme while Oliver and Johnston advance after completing two years. 21-year-old fullback/winger Stephen Fitzgerald made his Guinness PRO12 debut in September 2015 scoring a try against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Centre Dan Goggin’s progression accelerated during his final season of the academy after the 22-year-old made his PRO12 debut starting against Scarlets at the...

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Live95fm’s Feature remembering Pike Rovers bus crash

Live95fm’s Feature remembering Pike Rovers bus crash. Thirty years ago, the people of Limerick were struggling to come to terms with their collective grief in the aftermath of the Pike Rovers bus crash which led to the deaths of three people and many more being injured. The crash occurred on Sunday, April 26, at approximately 8.50pm when a CIE chartered coach, carrying 53 Pike Rovers soccer players, officials and supporters, mounted the ditch on the roadside approximately 100 yards on the city side of the Cat’s Cradle Bar near Ballyneety. The team had just played a scoreless draw against the John...

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