Raffaele Rocca

Limerick Edge Galway in Titanic Struggle At Croke Park

By Raffaele Rocca / November 29, 2020 /

Limerick were put the the pin of their collars to get past a superb Galway side in an epic All Ireland semi final on a scoreline of 0-27 to 0-24. Joe Canning opened proceeding with a superb sideline cut to give Galway an early lead. A foul on Brian Colcannon allowed Canning to make it…

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Kiely & O’Neill Name Teams For All Ireland Semi Final

By Raffaele Rocca / November 27, 2020 /

John Kiely has made two changes to the Limerick side to take on Galway at the weekend in the All Ireland Semi Final. Darragh O’Donovan comes in for David Reidy but takes up his starting position at midfield with Cian Lynch moving to centre forward. The inside forward line is the only other change with…

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Tributes & Reaction to Maradona’s Passing

By Raffaele Rocca / November 26, 2020 /

The world of football is in mourning after the sudden passing of Diego Maradona on Wednesday afternoon with some of the world’s leading newspapers and sporting papers producing some fitting tributes. Take a look at some below. His death send a wave of sadness through his homeland with fans of all Argentine clubs united in…

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Shane Daly In Line For Debut As Farrell Names XV For Georgia

By Raffaele Rocca / November 26, 2020 /

Andy Farrell has named his match day 23 to take on Georgia this weekend in the Guinness Series on Sunday afternoon. Munster’s Shane Daly is included in a much changed match day 23 that will again be captained by James Ryan. Daly – who won the Energia All-Ireland League with Cork Constitution in 2019 – will be hoping to…

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The Breakdown EP146: Munster Beat Glasgow, Ireland’s Woes & More

By Raffaele Rocca / November 25, 2020 /

Tom Savage of Three Red Kings & Raffaele Rocca of Sporting Limerick look back on the rugby action as Munster put Glasgow to the sword in Scotstoun, plus Ireland’s shortcomings at Twickenham. Watch the podcast below.

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WATCH: Munster Go 11 Points Clear With BP Win Over Warriors

By Raffaele Rocca / November 24, 2020 /

Munster maintain their unbeaten record in the 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 Season after victory over Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun. The win is Munster’s sixth of the season as Johann van Graan’s side look to be heading in the right direction. While winning rugby is great, Munster have also added a bit more dynamism to their game…

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WATCH: Mixed News On Injury Front Ahead of Galway Clash

By Raffaele Rocca / November 24, 2020 /

John Kiely this evening issued a squad update ahead of Sunday’s All Ireland Semi Final against Galway and it looks certain that David Dempsey will miss out due to a hamstring injury suffered in training. “David Dempsey damaged his hamstring yesterday in training and it’s looking like he is not going to make it for…

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James Owens To Referee Limerick v Galway Clash

By Raffaele Rocca / November 23, 2020 /

Limerick take on Galway on Sunday afternoon in a re-run of the 2018 All Ireland Final but this time the prize on offer is a chance to make it back to hurling’s showpiece event. Wexford’s James Owens who was the man in the middle on that famous day back in 2018 is back to referee…

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FAI Accept Stephen Kenny’s Explanation Around Pre-Match Video

By Raffaele Rocca / November 22, 2020 /

The FAI have this evening concluded their investigation in to Stephen Kenny’s pre match motivational video. The association have accepted the manager’s explanation and have said the matter is not closed. It brings to an end a woeful year for the international side which failed to qualify for the Euros next season, have managed just…

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4 Changes For Munster Side To Face Glasgow

By Raffaele Rocca / November 22, 2020 /

The Munster side has been named for Monday’s Round 7 Guinness PRO14 game against Glasgow at Scotstoun Stadium (8.15pm – live on eir Sport and Premier Sports). There are four changes to the side that recorded a bonus point win against Ospreys at Thomond Park last Sunday. Billy Holland captains the side as he joins…

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