Raffaele Rocca

What A Game, What A Comeback, What A Team!

By Raffaele Rocca / July 18, 2021 /

Limerick made it three Munster titles in a row with a 2-29 to 3-21 win over rivals Tipperary despite trailing ten points at the break. It was as second half tour de force from Kiely, Kinnerk and co who swept aside Tipp’s challenge. The opening 5 minutes of the game saw 5 wides, 3 for…

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Cork’s Efficiency Crucial In 1-16 to 0-11 Win Over Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / July 10, 2021 /

Limerick enjoyed a really bright start with a well taken Gordon Browne point inside the opening 60 seconds. That positivity was short lived as the first real Cork attack split the Limerick defence. A John O’Rourke shot was bravely saved by Donal O’Sullivan but the ball rebounded off the Cork Forward and trickled agonisingly over…

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WATCH: Kiely Lauds Quaid’s “Big Moment” Penalty Save As Limerick Beat Cork

By Raffaele Rocca / July 3, 2021 /

Limerick booked their place in the Munster Hurling final for the third successive year with a 2-22 to 1-17 win over Cork on Saturday evening in Semple Stadium. With Cork two points clear after 25, they were awarded a penalty with Peter Casey sent to the bin. Patrick Horgan stepped up and sent a bullet…

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WATCH: Kieran Kingston bemoans Cork’s “Fifty Percent Conversion Rate”

By Raffaele Rocca / July 3, 2021 /

“You can’t miss 1-18, have a fifty per cent conversion rate, when you’re playing a team like Limerick.” Kieran Kingston Kieran Kingston said his side’s inaccuracy in front of goal “killed” his side’s chances in their defeat to Limerick in Semple Stadium. “We’re looking at the loss because we were confident coming up here today,…

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Limerick Show Mettle To Finish Eight Points Clear Of Cork

By Raffaele Rocca / July 3, 2021 /

John Kiely will have learned plenty about his side following their 2-22 to 1-17 win over Cork in tonight’s Munster SHC semi final. At times, Limerick looked sluggish in the opening half but a blistering two goal blitz in the dying embers of the opening half laid the foundations for a hard fought win and…

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WATCH: “We Never Gave Up, This Group Has A Lot Of Character”

By Raffaele Rocca / July 3, 2021 /

An injury depleted Treaty United got a deserved away win in their Munster derby against Cork City on Friday evening. The win sees Tommy Barrett’s side up to 3rd in the table with 25 points and level with second placed Galway. Watch the full reaction from the manager on the link below.

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Murray Named Lions Captain As Gatland Picks Replacements for Tipuric & Jones

By Raffaele Rocca / June 26, 2021 /

Munster’s Conor Murray has been named as Lions captain following Alun Wyn Jones’ tour ending injury in today’s 28-10 win over Japan. Welsh duo Adam Beard (Ospreys, Wales) and Josh Navidi (Cardiff Rugby, Wales) have been called into The British & Irish Lions 37-man touring squad to replace Tour captain Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales)…

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Limerick Cruise Past Waterford To Set Up Rebel Semi Final

By Raffaele Rocca / June 26, 2021 /

Billy Lee’s Limerick footballers continued their upward trend with a convincing 4-18 to to 0-12 win over Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon. Limerick were full value for their victory and will now progress to take on Cork back at the Gaelic Grounds on July 10th. Leading 2-9 to 0-07 at the interval, Limerick…

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WATCH: Barrett Reacts As Treaty Lose Out Narrowly to Galway

By Raffaele Rocca / June 26, 2021 /

WATCH: Treaty United FC manager Tommy Barrett was proud of his depleted squad in the aftermath of the 0-1 defeat to Galway United at the Markets Field.

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Munster’s Beirne Grabs a Try as Lions Earn Costly Win Over Japan

By Raffaele Rocca / June 26, 2021 /

Warren Gatland’s Lions tour got off to a 28-10 win over Japan but the loss of Alun Wyn Jones to a serious looking shoulder injury will throw his plans into some disarray. Not only is the New Zealander tasked with replacing a key player on the squad, he will also need to name a new…

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