Raffaele Rocca

The Breakdown EP98 Munster’s Road Win In Italy & Pro14 Round Up

By Raffaele Rocca / April 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

We look back on Munster’s 37-28 road win over Benetton in Italy as Johann van Grann’s men came back from 10-0 and 28-17 down to claim a vital bonus point win. Up for discussion are JJ’s tactical masterclass at ten, Munster’s excellent second half display and Ben Whitehouse’s bizarre interpretation of Benvenuti’s shoulder charge to…

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WATCH: Munster claim vital 37-28 BP win on the road over Benetton

By Raffaele Rocca / April 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster recovered from 28-17 down to claim a crucial 37-28 bonus point win on the road over Benetton. The win means it is over to provincial rivals Leinster to see if Leo Cullen’s side can deny Glasgow a victory tomorrow and see the battle for a home semi final swing back in Munster’s favour. The…

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Limerick Early Childcare McManus Pro-Am Qualifier Launched

By Raffaele Rocca / April 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Limerick Early Childcare McManus Pro-Am Qualifier was launched this week with Golfers having the chance to win a coveted spot at the Adare event in 2020 and tee off alongside some of the biggest names in Golf. All funds raised go towards the Early Years & Family Centre and Phoenix Creative Physiotherapy Centre. If…

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John Kiely “very much looking forward” to league final

By Raffaele Rocca / March 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick and Waterford will contest a first ever league final between the two counties on Sunday. Both sides will have been very happy with their league campaigns thus far. Waterford beat Galway twice despite losing to Dublin while Limerick suffered just the one loss to Cork and demonstrated superb battling qualities to take a point…

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Treaty Talk EP59: Limerick v Waterford, Club Football Championship & U21 success for Doon

By Raffaele Rocca / March 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

In this week’s podcast we look back on Doon’s U21 success as well as previewing round 1 of the Irish Wire Products Limerick Senior Football Championship with some big games up for decision. All that plus a look at Limerick’s league final meeting with Waterford swell as interviews with Ciarán Carey and John Kiely. Click…

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Hannon returns as Kiely names side for League Final

By Raffaele Rocca / March 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Adare’s Declan Hannon will return to the Limerick starting lineup for Sunday’s Allianz League final with Waterford at Croke Park. Paddy O’Loughlin will drop to the bench in what are the only changes to the starting fifteen that beat Dublin in last weekend’s semi final. The only other change to the match day panel sees…

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Further hoop success for Colaiste Ide agus Iosef

By Raffaele Rocca / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale have made it a clean sweep of regional basketball titles claiming both the first and second year boys’ tournaments last week. The Abbeyfeale second years avenged an early season defeat by beating Mungret Community College 33-20 in their final. Captained by Eli Fitzgerald the team were involved in an epic…

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Limerick’s Bob Shanahan recognised at 2018 National Greyhound Racing Awards

By Raffaele Rocca / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick’s Bob Shanahan has received a Special Merit Award at the 2018 National Greyhound Awards in Kildare. Mr Shanahan received the prize from the Irish Greyhound Board, along with Tim Keane of Ennistymon, Co. Clare. Both Bob and Tim have been involved with Limerick’s Advisory Council. Having previously been a director at Limerick Greyhound Stadium,…

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The Breakdown EP95: Munster get job done but will improve for Edinburgh

By Raffaele Rocca / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster had a poor opening half against the Italians on Saturday night but recovered well to keep pace with Glasgow at the top of Conference A of the Pro14. Michael Bradley’s side ran out to a 12-0 lead but Munster managed to pull back a try before half time through Jeremy Loughman. A far better…

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WATCH: van Graan & Stander react to Munster’s win over Zebre

By Raffaele Rocca / March 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster did enough to claim a 31-12 bonus point win over Zebre and stay second in Conference A of the Pro14 just three points off the Glasgow Warriors. The visitors led 12-5 heading into the dressing rooms at the interval with Munster’s only score of the half coming in the last play of the half…

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