Raffaele Rocca

The Breakdown EP142: Bitter Disappointment as Munster Fail to Fire in Semi Final

By Raffaele Rocca / September 8, 2020 /

It was very much a case of history repeating itself as Munster’s search for a first trophy since 2011 is set to continue after what could only be described as a poor showing against Leinster. We look back on the game, Ulster’s superb comeback win and the new format for the Champions Cup.

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WATCH: Tony Ward “The Scoreline Doesn’t Do South Liberties Justice”

By Raffaele Rocca / September 7, 2020 /

Doon G.A.A. senior manager Tony Ward gives his reaction to their LimerickGAA SHC quarter final win over South Liberties CLG on Sunday afternoon at the Gaelic Grounds. Ward’s side have some major injury worries heading into the semi final against Kilmallock next weekend with Darragh O’Donovan picking up what looked like a nasty knee injury.

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WATCH: Bermingham “thrilled with result, not so much the performance”

By Raffaele Rocca / September 7, 2020 /

Speaking to the media after the game Na Piarsaigh Gaa manager Kieran Bermingham said he was “thrilled with the result, but not so much the performance” following their 0-26 to 0-13 win over Ballybrown in the LimerickGAA SHC 1/4 Final. The win over Ballybrown sets up a mouth watering semi final against Patrickswell in the…

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WATCH: Ronan Kirby reacts to “hard fought” win over Glenroe

By Raffaele Rocca / September 7, 2020 /

Mungret St Pauls Ronan Kirby reacts to his side’s win over Glenroe in the LimerickGAA PIHC Semi Final. The win sets up a mouth watering final with Kildimo Pallaskenry next weekend.

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Munster Name XV For Leinster Semi Final Clash

By Raffaele Rocca / September 3, 2020 /

The Munster side has been named for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium (7.35pm, live on eir Sport). There are three changes to the side that defeated Connacht last week with Stephen Archer, Billy Holland and Jack O’Donoghue coming into the pack. The backline is unchanged for the third weekend…

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Paddy Coleman “We Wanted To Drive On To Win This One”

By Raffaele Rocca / August 20, 2020 /

Doon manager Paddy Coleman spoke with the media after last night’s back to back U21 Premier wins following a pulsating 0-18 to 0-17 win over Patrickswell. Watch the full interview below.

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WATCH: Highlights of Limerick U21 Hurling Action

By Raffaele Rocca / July 22, 2020 /

With three games taking centre stage on Limerick GAA’s streaming platform over the weekend, there were plenty of superb scores across the venues. Doon beat Kilmallock, Patrickswell beat Ahane and it took an inspired effort from Dylan O’Shea’s Garryspillane to overcome Na Piarsaigh in extra time. Watch all three highlight packages below.

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WATCH: Limerick’s Emmet McNamara Rides Serpentine to Epsom Glory

By Raffaele Rocca / July 4, 2020 /

Serpentine, ridden by Limerick jockey Emmet McNamara and trained by Aidan O’Brien sent shockwaves through racing as they pulled off an unlikely 25/1 shot to win the Investec Derby at Epsom. O’Brien had six horses in the race but it was the Limerick jockey’s mount who dominated the race from start to finish, having only…

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Minor Camogie Protests Fall on Deaf Ears

By Raffaele Rocca / July 2, 2020 /

The move to have the minor camogie championship reinstated into the 2020 calendar has fallen on deaf ears as the camogie association today announced no change to their master fixture plan. On reading the announcement Chairperson of Limerick Camogie Liz Hennessey said “there are no words to express the disappointment” The statement issued to camogie…

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Kiely & Backroom Staff Thank Dowling for “Incredible Memories”

By Raffaele Rocca / July 2, 2020 /

Both the Limerick County Board and Senior Hurling Management have issued statements thanking Shane Dowling for his contribution to Limerick hurling following the announcement of his retirement at the age of just 27 today. Statement on behalf of Limerick Senior Hurling Management and Backroom Team The Limerick Senior Hurling management and backroom team would like…

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