Raffaele Rocca

WATCH: Regeneron Great Limerick Run Launches for 2020

By Raffaele Rocca / January 21, 2020 /

Regeneron Great Limerick Run celebrates new decade determined to take event to another level Up to 15,000 people are expected to register for the 2020 Regeneron Great Limerick Run, the largest amount ever to take part in the event. The 2020 version of the single biggest mass participation event outside of Dublin was launched today…

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The Breakdown EP129 Last Chance Saloon for Munster as Saracens face Relegation

By Raffaele Rocca / January 18, 2020 /

Munster face into their final game with the Ospreys need massive favours from other teams to have any hope of progression. The final home game at Thomond Park kicks off at 1pm on Sunday. Three Red Kings’ Tom Savage and Sporting Limerick’s Raffaele Rocca assess the game as well as Saracens likely demise for a…

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Treaty Talk EP94 Double Delight for Limerick in Pre-Season Competitions

By Raffaele Rocca / January 16, 2020 /

It was double delight for Limerick on Saturday night last as both the hurlers and footballers claimed early preseason honours with wins over Cork. The footballers with a thrilling 0-19 to 0-16 win and the hurlers with a convincing 1-32 to 0-20 victory. Raffaele Rocca, John Keogh and Matt O’Callaghan discuss the games as well…

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The Breakdown EP128 Racing Ruthlessly Punish Munster Failings

By Raffaele Rocca / January 13, 2020 /

Munster’s 39-22 loss against Racing 92 on Sunday means Johann van Graan’s side are in need of a sporting miracle of results are to go their way in round 6 of the Pool games. Racing’s size and skill were the telling factors in the end and despite holding a 16-11 lead at the break and…

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Billy Lee Names Team To Face Cork in McGrath Cup Final

By Raffaele Rocca / January 11, 2020 /

Billy Lee has named his side to take on Cork in the McGrath Cup final at the Gaelic Grounds at 5:30pm this afternoon. Limerick are looking to complete a satisfying preseason which saw they record wins over Clare and Waterford to seal their place in the final. They will face a Cork team under new…

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The Breakdown EP127 Munster Face Into Do Or Die Battle With Racing 92

By Raffaele Rocca / January 10, 2020 /

Munster are facing an uphill battle against a hugely talented and physical Racing 92 side on Sunday afternoon. Nothing from their recent form would suggest a Munster win. Ravaged by injury and in poor form, van Graan’s side know that a defeat will end their European ambitions for the current season. Raffaele Rocca and Tom…

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WATCH: Highlights of Limerick's Win Over Clare

By Raffaele Rocca / January 7, 2020 /

Limerick booked their place in the Munster Senior Hurling League final with a win over Clare in Sixmilebridge last weekend. The will now take on Cork at the Gaelic Grounds at 7:30pm on Saturday evening and if you can’t make the game you can catch all the action on the Irish Examiner’s Facebook page as…

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The Breakdown EP126 Munster's Worrying Slide Runs Into Crucial European Week

By Raffaele Rocca / January 6, 2020 /

Raffaele Rocca and Tom Savage of Three Red Kings look back on Munster’s woeful performance up in Ravenhill in a comprehensive loss to Ulster. We delve in the reasons behind the defeat and where Johann van Graan can look for improvements ahead of a huge game in Paris at the weekend with their European hopes…

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Two Changes To Kiely's Starting XV To Take on Clare

By Raffaele Rocca / January 5, 2020 /

John Kiely has named his side to take on Clare in Sunday’s Coop Superstores Munster Senior Hurling against Clare in Sixmilebridge. The game amounts to a semi final with both sides having beat Tipperary in their opening games. A draw would also send Limerick through to the final against Cork by virtue of their superior…

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The Breakdown EP125 As Munster Look To Bounce Back Against Ulster

By Raffaele Rocca / January 3, 2020 /

This week Munster make the trip to Ravenhill as they look to wrestle back some momentum in the Pro14 following on from last week’s disappointing loss to Leinster. Both head coaches have named pretty strong teams and they look forward t crucial European fixtures next weekend. We analyse the starting XVs as well as predictions…

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