Raffaele Rocca

Thomond Park Capacity Extended to 16,000 Ahead of Wasps Game

By Raffaele Rocca / January 21, 2022 /

Following on from the latest government update, Munster Rugby will increase the capacity for the Round 4 Heineken Champions Cup game against Wasps at Thomond Park.As a result of this welcome late change in government measures, the number of spectators attending the venue on Sunday will now be increased from 5,000 to 16,000. The capacity…

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Munster Name Team For Sportsground Showdown

By Raffaele Rocca / December 31, 2021 /

The Munster team has been named for the United Rugby Championship Interpro against Connacht at the Sportsground on New Year’s Day (5.15pm). Jack O’Donoghue captains the side with seven changes to the team that defeated Castres in the Champions Cup last time out. 20-year-old Greencore Munster Rugby Academy back-row forward Alex Kendellen makes his first…

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WATCH: Highlights As Munster Labour To Overcome Stifling Castres

By Raffaele Rocca / December 18, 2021 /

The past 17 meetings of Munster – Castres have always had plenty of drama and niggle but Saturday evening’s game was a turgid 80 minutes pockmarked with moments of play that gave fans hope that the game would ignite bit it never did. A Jack O’Donoghue try in the second half gave Munster a 19-6…

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Munster Rugby Issue Refunds Update As Covid Restrictions Curb Stadium Capacities

By Raffaele Rocca / December 17, 2021 /

Following on from the latest government update Munster Rugby will need to reduce the capacity for the upcoming fixtures against Leinster, Ulster, and Wasps at Thomond Park. Under the government measures the number of spectators attending sporting events are to be limited to 50% capacity, to a maximum of 5,000 people. The measures stay in…

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Council To Commence Work On World Class Athletics Hub In Newcastlewest

By Raffaele Rocca / December 17, 2021 /

Limerick City and County Council has appointed contractors Sole Sports & Leisure Limited to begin construction of a new Regional Athletics Hub in Newcastle West in the coming weeks. The new Regional Athletics Hub on the Cork Road in the town includes the construction of an athletics track to international World Athletics standard, floodlights and all associated track facilities, which…

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Five Changes For Munster As Familiar Foes Castres Come To Thomond

By Raffaele Rocca / December 17, 2021 /

Munster have made five changes ahead of the visit of Castres to Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Ben Healy starts at out-half in place of the injured Joey Carbery while Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn and Jack O’Donoghue return to the Munster pack. 19-year-old academy star Patrick Campbell retains the number 15 jersey following…

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WATCH: Heroic Munster Earn Crucial European Win

By Raffaele Rocca / December 12, 2021 /

Despite the odds stacked against them, Munster made light work of Wasps in Coventry. With no game in over 50 days, 34 players out due to covid and quarantine following the ill-fated trip to South Africa, five debutants in the starting XV and another seven on the bench, Muster had been set the most uphill…

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Cian Lynch Claims Second HOTY Award

By Raffaele Rocca / December 10, 2021 /

Limerick’s Cian Lynch is the 2021 Hurler of the Year capping off a stellar season for the Patrickswell native who also claimed an All Star on the night. The PWC All-Stars ceremony was held in RTÉ Studios without the rest of the award winners or an audience for the second year running, due to Covid-19…

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Funeral Arrangements for Eamonn Rea Announced

By Raffaele Rocca / November 23, 2021 /

Eamonn (Ned) Rea, Knocklyon Heights, Templeogue, Dublin / Effin. 22nd November, 2021, Knocklyon Heights, Templeogue and formerly of Effin, Co. Limerick, Eamonn Rea’s Pub, Parkgate Street, President and former Chairman of the Faugh’s GAA Club and former Chairman of Club Limerick Dublin GAA Supporter’s Club; peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family…

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Blow For Munster As Province Confirm Larkham’s Departure At End of Season

By Raffaele Rocca / November 23, 2021 /

Munster Rugby suffered a coaching blow this evening with confirmation that Stephen Larkham will leave his role at the end of the 2021 / 2022 season. The former Australian legend joined Munster as senior coach two years ago and is contracted until the end of the season. Munster confirmed the he was offered the opportunity…

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