Raffaele Rocca

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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Limerick Camogie Board Back Players in Minor Cancellation Row

By Raffaele Rocca / June 28, 2020 /

News of the Camogie Association’s decision to scrap the 2020 minor championship was widely criticised across the country with players and officials coming out against the move. Following the Limerick Minor team’s petition to the Camogie Association calling for a reversal of the decision, Limerick Camogie Board have now rowed in four square behind the…

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Limerick Minor Camogie Team Issue Statement

By Raffaele Rocca / June 26, 2020 /

The Limerick Minor Camogie side have issued a statement following the Camogie Association’s decision to scrap the 2020 Minor Camogie Championship. The statement is as follows: A Chara, We write this email to share our feelings on the decision of the camogie association to cancel our championship. On the 18th of November 2019 as a…

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EPCR Confirm Dates for Champions Cup Knockout Games

By Raffaele Rocca / June 25, 2020 /

Irish provinces Leinster & Ulster now know when their Heineken Cup 1/4 Finals will be played after organisers today confirmed their plans to play the remaining games. Subject the situation regrading the Corona virus, Leinster will face Saracens, and Ulster will meet Toulouse on the weekend of 18/19/20 September with the two semi-finals taking place…

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Camogie Championships between October & December as Leagues Cancelled

By Raffaele Rocca / June 23, 2020 /

The All-Ireland Camogie Championships will take place between October and December this year. Dates for fixtures as well as a finalised format for the competition have yet to be decided but the association expect that to happen in the coming weeks. The 2020 Championship will feature no automatic promotion or relegation. The Camogie Association released the…

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WATCH: Bruff RFC – 50 Years Strong

By Raffaele Rocca / June 12, 2020 /

We caught up Willie Conway, Matt O’Callaghan and John Hogan about Bruff Rugby Football Club who are celebrating 50 years of action. In the hour long podcast we cover everything from the foundation of the club, choosing the colours, the historic women’s team as well as many other sporting highlights.

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Local Games Key as IRFU Publish ‘Competition Stage’ Roadmap

By Raffaele Rocca / June 11, 2020 /

The IRFU are working toward a modified season for 2020/21 and have added a ‘Competition Stage’ to their Return To Rugby Guidelines For Clubs. This is to allow clubs to plan and work towards the start of the 2020/21 season and the playing of rugby matches. September has been given as the month in which…

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Munster Rugby Gaming Signings Ahead of New Season

By Raffaele Rocca / June 11, 2020 /

Ireland’s most successful esports team, Munster Rugby Gaming, is hoping to take the Northern League of Legends Championships (NLC) by storm this season as they announced some key roster signings this week.  The esports arm of Munster Rugby will make its debut in the highly regarded NLC on June 17th and will also enter a development team…

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