Raffaele Rocca

20 Points Apiece At the Gaelic Grounds as Tipp and Limerick Share Spoils

By Raffaele Rocca / May 8, 2021 /

40 points and a free scoring game saw Limerick and Tipp share the spoils in their league opener at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening. Seamus Flanagan opening the scoring on two minutes with Niall O’Meara equalising within 30 seconds. Adrian Breen then landed a well worked score with his first touch. Willie Connors again…

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Rás Tailteann Will Not Return This Summer & Will Shift Focus to 2022

By Raffaele Rocca / March 19, 2021 /

Organisers of the Cáirde Rás Tilteann have decided to definitively postpone the 2021 Rás Tailteann slated for June this year and focus instead on running the event in 2022. The decision came following consultation with race stakeholders and volunteers. In recent months, organisers assessed options to safely put 2020’s postponed event back on the road in June…

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Shock As CJ Stander To Retire At End of 2021 Season

By Raffaele Rocca / March 16, 2021 /

CJ Stander has today announced that he is to retire from all rugby at the end of the 2021 season in a move that has sent shockwaves through Munster and Irish Rugby supporters alike. At just 30 years of age, Stander would have been a certainty to get another Munster and Irish central contract but…

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Carbery Shines As Munster Have Too Much For Scarlets At Windswept Thomond Park

By Raffaele Rocca / March 12, 2021 /

Munster claimed a bonus point win at a rainswept Thomond Park this evening on a 28-10 scoreline with Joey Carbery notching up an impressive 60 minutes game time. It was another big step in Carbery’s return to first team rugby and will give Munster fans cause for huge optimism following some of his contributions on…

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FAI Launch SPAR School Zone Aimed At Students

By Raffaele Rocca / March 9, 2021 /

The SPAR FAI School Zone is a new digital learning platform for teachers and parents of primary school children in 4th, 5th and 6th class offering interactive and engaging lesson plans designed with both the classroom and home schooling in mind. The lesson plans have been designed in consultation with a panel of teachers and promise to…

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Limerick GAA Pay Tribute Following the Passing of Physio Mark van Drumpt

By Raffaele Rocca / February 18, 2021 /

Limerick GAA has paid tribute to team physio Mark van Drumpt following his passing today. In a statement issued on Limerick GAA’s website the county board expressed their deepest sympathies with the van Drumpt family. It was with great sadness that Limerick GAA learned of the passing of Mark Van Drumpt this Thursday. Mark worked…

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JP McManus Pro-Am Postponed By 12 Months Until Summer Of 2022

By Raffaele Rocca / January 19, 2021 /

The JP McManus Pro-Am Steering Committee has today announced the rescheduling of the 2021 tournament, which was due to be held this July (5th & 6th) at Adare Manor, Co. Limerick. The event will now take place July 4th & 5th, 2022. The postponement comes amid the continuing uncertainty around large-scale gatherings taking place both in Ireland and…

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Champions & Challenge Cup Moving To Straight Knockout

By Raffaele Rocca / January 14, 2021 /

The final two rounds of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been cancelled with both competitions moving to a straight knockout basis for the remaining rounds. The French government earlier this week prohibited the Top 14 clubs from competing in cross border tournaments following fears of the spread of an English strain of the…

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The Breakdown EP151: Munster’s Defiant Sportsground Stand & Fixture Chaos

By Raffaele Rocca / January 11, 2021 /

Raffaele Rocca & Tom Savage of Three Red Kings look back on Munster’s PRO14 Rugby win over Connacht Rugby, the suspension of European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures and the hopes of Guinness Six Nations Rugby.

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WATCH: Defiant Munster Hold On For Crucial Sportsground Victory

By Raffaele Rocca / January 10, 2021 /

A turnover with 85 minutes on the clock and down to 13 players, finally saw Munster close out a game that they controlled totally for large parts. In fact they should never really have been in that position but for a huge Connacht fight back. JJ Hanrahan opened the scoring with a penalty on 16…

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