Raffaele Rocca

Limerick downed by Tipperary but still reach Munster Final

By Raffaele Rocca / June 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick fell to a 1-22 to 0-21 defeat to Tipperary in Thurles but still managed to reach the Munster Final by virtue of Clare’s win over Cork in Ennis. John Kiely’s men never really got going in a game that Tipperary led for the majority. Both sides went at it with serious intent right from…

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Limerick Hammer Banner To Take Huge Step Toward Munster Progression

By Raffaele Rocca / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick banished the memories of Cusack Park last year to record a massive 1-28 to 0-13 win over Clare at the Gaelic Grounds and take a huge step towards progressing out of the Munster Round Robin series. Nothing focused the mind like knockout hurling and it was evident from the very start as both sides…

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Treaty Talk EP67 Limerick Gear Up For Banner Battle

By Raffaele Rocca / June 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Matt O’Callaghan and Raffaele Rocca look ahead to a huge game at the weekend as Limerick and Clare lock horns in what amounts to a knockout game between the two great rivals. We also take a look back at the footballers loss to Cork and the Camogie Academy launch.

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The Breakdown 104 Rowntree’s role & Munster’s Young Guns Shine With Irish U20s

By Raffaele Rocca / June 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

In this episode Raffaele Rocca and Tom Savage of Three Red Kings look at the Graham Rowntree appointment and why it has the potential to be a game changer for Munster. We also discuss the possible move to bring in Stephen Larkham as backs coach. Noel McNamara’s Irish U20s side got their World Cup off…

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WATCH: Munster Players Shine As Ireland Claim World Cup Win Over England

By Raffaele Rocca / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ireland had a pulsating 42-26 bonus point win over England in their opening World Cup game this evening with Munster players very much to the fore of the win. Craig Casey, Jake Flannery, John Hodnett and Josh Wycherley all had good games while Ben Healy and Sean French came off the bench to make big…

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Graham Rowntree Named as Munster Forwards Coach After World Cup

By Raffaele Rocca / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Graham Rowntree will join Munster Rugby on completion of his duties with Georgia Rugby in the Rugby World Cup.  Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed today that Graham Rowntree will join the province as forwards coach on completion of his duties with Georgia Rugby in the Rugby World Cup. Rowntree comes with an impressive…

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Mickelson, Rahm, Garcia, Stenson & Casey to Play the McManus Pro-Am in 2020

By Raffaele Rocca / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Five-time Major champion Phil Mickelson is the latest addition to the JP McManus Pro-Am field, with the American superstar joining Ryder Cup stars Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson and Paul Casey also announced today in the impressive line-up being assembled for the sixth staging of the event, in 2020. All five players featured at…

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Shannon & Young Munster Players on Starting XV for Irish U20s

By Raffaele Rocca / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Irish U20s coach Noel McNamara has named his side to take on England in their World Cup opener on Monday evening with Shannon RFC’s Jake Flannery and Craig Casey as well as Young Munster’s Josh Wycherley Ulster Academy trio Iwan Hughes, Stewart Moore and Azur Allison will make their debuts for the Pool B opener takes place at the Club…

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WATCH: Highlights & Post Match Reaction from Kiely & Hegarty

By Raffaele Rocca / June 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick got back to winning ways at Walsh Park today with a convincing 20 point win over Waterford. Watch the full highlights below. Sporting Limerick’s Jack Neville caught up with John Kiely and man of the match Gearoid Hegarty. Kiely says Limerick made huge improvements but are still not where they want to be yet.…

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Cork Power Past Limerick To Book Munster Final Spot With Kingdom

By Raffaele Rocca / June 1, 2019 / 1 Comment

Cork run out convincing 3-18 to 0-6 winners at Páirc Ui Rinn as Limerick struggle right from the off. It’s the hope that kills you. If the win over Tipperary allowed Limerick football fans to dream of toppling Cork en route to a Munster final, then the opening ten minutes at Páirc Ui Rinn was…

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