Author: Raffaele Rocca

Lions squander 14-point lead to draw with Hurricanes

The Lions blew a 14-point lead to draw with Hurricanes 31 points apiece. With the war of words showing no signs of abating and cries of foul play emanating from the Lions camp, focus shifted today to Wellington and the Hurricanes. What unfolded was entertaining but ultimately infuriating as the Lions threw away a 14-point lead to the home side.Gatland’s embattled side led 23-7 a the break after a fine first half and again 31-17 on the hour mark. The turning point came on 65 minutes when the superb Ian Henderson was yellow carded for a ruck clear out....

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Limerick minor team named for Clare clash on Wednesday evening

Limerick name minor team for Wendesday’s Munster semifinal against Clare. The Limerick minor hurling management has released their starting team and match panel for this Wednesday evening’s Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship semi final against Clare. Manager John Mulqueen (Bruff) and his selectors, coach Anthony Daly (Clarecastle), Liam Lyons (Monaleen), Liam Reale (Hospital/Herbertstown) & Damian Reale (Hospital Herbertstown). This championship game takes place in Cusack Park Ennis with a throw in start of 7.30pm. The following is the team and match panel. 1: Daithi Heffernan (Mallow), 2. Conor Flahive (Mungret/St. Pauls), 3. Conor Nicholas (Monaleen) (Captain), 4. Ciaran...

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WATCH: The agonising 2014 meeting between Limerick and Kilkenny

WATCH: The agonising 2014 meeting between Limerick and Kilkenny. Sunday, August 10th 2014 was the last time Limerick and Kilkenny met in the Championship. On that occasion it was the All Ireland semifinal played in torrential rain at Croke Park. Brian Cody’s side eked out a 2-13 to 0-17 victory over Limerick in front of 45,478 sodden souls. The Cats then went on to beat Tipperary in a replayed final to claim another All Ireland title. For Limerick it was another Croke Park defeat and the last time the team have got anywhere near the latter stages of the...

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LISTEN: Post match reaction from Limerick FC’s draw with St Pat’s

LISTEN: Post match reaction from Limerick FC’s draw with St Pat’s. Limerick FC caught up with the Frank Hogan Motors Man of the Match, David O’Connor, after yesterday’s disappointing 2-2 draw. Video credit: Limerick FC Facebook POST MATCH: "The initial feeling is disappointment. If you're two goals up you should be seeing out a game and getting three points."We caught the views of the Frank Hogan Motors Man of the Match, David O'Connor, after #LimerickFC were held to a 2-2 draw yesterday evening at the Markets Field against St. Patrick's Athletic. Posted by Limerick Football Club. on Sunday, June 25,...

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Lions still way off required standard to beat All Blacks

Full marks for effort but Lions way off required standard to beat the All Blacks. Watching intently as the first test unfolded at Eden Park, one could not help but hark back to a Conor McGregor quote: “Precision beats power, timing beats speed” While there is no doubting that the Lions have muscle and pace in abundance across the team sheet, they simply could not live with New Zealand’s clinical accuracy and efficiency. Expectations that had peaked after recent wins over the Maoris and Chiefs have now been lowered to the point where Sky’s commentators were desperately clinging to...

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