Raffaele Rocca

WATCH: Conor Murray signs deal to stay at Munster until 2022

By Raffaele Rocca / October 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ireland and Munster Rugby are delighted to confirm that Conor Murray signed an IRFU contract extension in early September which will see him play his rugby in Ireland up to at least the end of June 2022. Since making his international debut against France in August 2011, Conor has won 67 caps for Ireland. He…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown EP62 With Sporting Limerick and Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Performance was always going to be the biggest concern for Munster heading into the Lions den at the Aviva last weekend. Having had a facile win over Ulster the previous weekend, Johann van Graan’s side were going to face a huge test.  Despite coming out the wrong end of a 30-22 defeat as well as…

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Three Limerick boxers depart for international competitions

By Raffaele Rocca / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Three Limerick boxers will be in action in Eastern Europe this week in two separate international events. Elite boxers Martin Kennan and Kevin Sheehy will fly to Minsk in Belarus to compete in the  prestigious Liventsev Memorial Tournament whilst Breda Quilligan will compete in Anapa, Russia in the European Junior Championships. Martin Keenan & Kevin Sheehy Quilligan…

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Hurling legends to Captain their counties in Shannon Airport Golf Cup in Costa del Sol

By Raffaele Rocca / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick may be the home of the Liam McCarthy Cup for the next year but past hurling stars of Clare, Galway and Tipperary will be intent on denying their Limerick colleagues their chance to take home another cup, when they each lead our their respective teams to contest the Shannon Airport Cup, a 4 county…

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48 greyhounds still in the hunt as St Leger continues at Limerick this weekend

By Raffaele Rocca / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

48 greyhounds remain in the hunt ahead of the second round of the €60,000 Barking Buzz App Irish St Leger in Limerick on Saturday. Eight red hot heats will be decided at Greenpark this weekend. Derby finalists last month, Limerick-owned Slippy Cian and Clonbrien Hero, are among those who managed to progress from the first…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 8-point loss to Leinster at the weekend

By Raffaele Rocca / October 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster ran Leinster pretty close at the weekend going down to a narrow 30-22 defeat and despite coming back down the M7 with no match points, Johann van Graan and his charges will take plenty of positives from the performances.  Indeed were it not for some questionable refereeing decisions and some costly indiscipline, the game…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown EP61 With Sporting Limerick and Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

So Munster bounced back from the loss to Cardiff with an emphatic 64-7 dismantling of Ulster at Thomond Park. In what has been a rather strange start to the Pro14 season the narrative out there has been that when Munster win, they are playing against sub standard opposition and when they loose they are in…

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WATCH: JvG “I thought it was a job well done tonight”

By Raffaele Rocca / September 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster returned to winning ways with a 64-7 thumping of Ulster at Thomond Park on Saturday evening which puts them in reasonably good shape heading into a crucial period for the province.  Head coach Johann van Graan was speaking to media afterwards and was happy with the response from his side given some inconsistent form…

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WATCH: Highlights & post match reaction from Carbery & Goggin

By Raffaele Rocca / September 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster got back to winning ways with a crushing 64-7 demolition of Ulster in Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Full match highlights of the 9 try rout below.  FT: Munster 64-7 Ulster.Watch all the action from Thomond Park as @Munsterrugby bounced back from a disappointing defeat last week with a superb attacking display. #GuinnessPRO14 #MUNvULS…

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Dominant Munster claim 64-7 BP win over Ulster

By Raffaele Rocca / September 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster returned to winning ways and turned in a performance that will serve as a serious boost of confidence leading into a crucial month for the province.  A fortuitous deflection off a half blocked down kick found its way into Keith Earls’ hand. Earls offloaded to Goggin and Wootton punched a hole in the Ulster…

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