Raffaele Rocca

John Kiely “there is tremendous satisfaction in producing that level of performance”

By Raffaele Rocca / August 22, 2021 /

Limerick manager John Kiely says “there is tremendous satisfaction in producing that level of performance” as his side ran out 17 point winners in the end on a 3-32 to 1-22 scoreline at Croke Park in a dominant display. The win – Limerick’s 3rd in 4 years – was as a result of a ferocious…

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Kieran Kingston says stopping Limerick “like trying to stop the tide with a bucket”

By Raffaele Rocca / August 22, 2021 /

A blistering opening half (3-18) that saw Limerick surpass their 2018 All Ireland final total by two points laid the foundations for a 3rd All Ireland title in 4 years. After the defeat a magnanimous Kieran Kingston says stopping Limerick was “like trying to stop the tide with a bucket” and says but for a…

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Jump For Joy, History Makers, Record Breakers!

By Raffaele Rocca / August 22, 2021 /

Declan Hannon and his Limerick teammates made history this afternoon after a 3-32 to 1-22 victory over a Cork team who many fancied to cause an upset. The win saw the Adare captain equal Christy Ring having lifted the trophy for a third occasion. The 3-32 is the highest score in an All Ireland final…

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What A Game, What A Comeback, What A Team!

By Raffaele Rocca / July 18, 2021 /

Limerick made it three Munster titles in a row with a 2-29 to 3-21 win over rivals Tipperary despite trailing ten points at the break. It was as second half tour de force from Kiely, Kinnerk and co who swept aside Tipp’s challenge. The opening 5 minutes of the game saw 5 wides, 3 for…

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Cork’s Efficiency Crucial In 1-16 to 0-11 Win Over Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / July 10, 2021 /

Limerick enjoyed a really bright start with a well taken Gordon Browne point inside the opening 60 seconds. That positivity was short lived as the first real Cork attack split the Limerick defence. A John O’Rourke shot was bravely saved by Donal O’Sullivan but the ball rebounded off the Cork Forward and trickled agonisingly over…

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WATCH: Kiely Lauds Quaid’s “Big Moment” Penalty Save As Limerick Beat Cork

By Raffaele Rocca / July 3, 2021 /

Limerick booked their place in the Munster Hurling final for the third successive year with a 2-22 to 1-17 win over Cork on Saturday evening in Semple Stadium. With Cork two points clear after 25, they were awarded a penalty with Peter Casey sent to the bin. Patrick Horgan stepped up and sent a bullet…

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WATCH: Kieran Kingston bemoans Cork’s “Fifty Percent Conversion Rate”

By Raffaele Rocca / July 3, 2021 /

“You can’t miss 1-18, have a fifty per cent conversion rate, when you’re playing a team like Limerick.” Kieran Kingston Kieran Kingston said his side’s inaccuracy in front of goal “killed” his side’s chances in their defeat to Limerick in Semple Stadium. “We’re looking at the loss because we were confident coming up here today,…

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Limerick Show Mettle To Finish Eight Points Clear Of Cork

By Raffaele Rocca / July 3, 2021 /

John Kiely will have learned plenty about his side following their 2-22 to 1-17 win over Cork in tonight’s Munster SHC semi final. At times, Limerick looked sluggish in the opening half but a blistering two goal blitz in the dying embers of the opening half laid the foundations for a hard fought win and…

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WATCH: “We Never Gave Up, This Group Has A Lot Of Character”

By Raffaele Rocca / July 3, 2021 /

An injury depleted Treaty United got a deserved away win in their Munster derby against Cork City on Friday evening. The win sees Tommy Barrett’s side up to 3rd in the table with 25 points and level with second placed Galway. Watch the full reaction from the manager on the link below.

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Murray Named Lions Captain As Gatland Picks Replacements for Tipuric & Jones

By Raffaele Rocca / June 26, 2021 /

Munster’s Conor Murray has been named as Lions captain following Alun Wyn Jones’ tour ending injury in today’s 28-10 win over Japan. Welsh duo Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales) and Josh Navidi (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) have been called into The British & Irish Lions 37-man touring squad to replace Tour captain Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales)…

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