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The Breakdown EP122 Munster Get Job Done But Bigger Tasks Ahead

By Raffaele Rocca / December 10, 2019 /

In today’s podcast Raffaele Rocca and Tom Savage of Three Red Kings look back on Munster’s edgy win over Saracens in a game that was far from a classic. The main positive taken from the game is that the win keeps Munster’s destiny in their own hands but the will face huge away games against…

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WATCH: Reaction from JvG, O’Donoghue & Cockerill as Edinburgh win in Cork

By Raffaele Rocca / November 30, 2019 /

Watch all the reaction from Johann van Graan, Jack O’Donoghue & Richard Cockerill after Edinburgh edge Munster 18-16 in the Pro1 Reaction from Richard Cockerill Reaction from Jack O’Donoghue

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Edinburgh Claim Hard Fought Win Over Munster at Musgrave Park

By Raffaele Rocca / November 29, 2019 /

Edinburgh turned the screw in the last quarter to claim a hard fought 18-16 win over a green Munster side at Musgrave Park on Friday evening in what was a decent game of rugby. As far as starts go, Munster could hardly have gotten off to a worse one. A woeful pass from Nick McCarthy…

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The Breakdown EP120 Thrilling Thomond Stalemate in Mixed Irish Weekend

By Raffaele Rocca / November 27, 2019 /

Munster pegged back Racing 92 to claim a 21-21 draw at Thomond Park on the weekend. We look back at the ups and downs of the breathtaking game of rugby with some superb tries. We also look back on wins for Ulster and Leinster while Connacht came up short in France. All that plus some…

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Limerick Camogie Players Brand Treatment of Nash “Disrespectful & Unfair”

By Raffaele Rocca / November 26, 2019 /

Members of the Limerick Camogie panel have issued a statement today responding to the withdrawal of Declan Nash from the application process to manage the team in 2020. Nash withdrew from the process yesterday citing lack of transparency and fundamental differences in player progression as key factors in his decision. Speaking exclusively to Sporting Limerick today,…

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Camogie Board Express “Regret” at Nash’s Decision to Withdraw

By Raffaele Rocca / November 26, 2019 /

Yesterday Declan Nash issued a statement announcing that he was withdrawing from the application process to become the Limerick Camogie manager for 2020. Despite holding the role, Nash along with other interested parties were invited to apply for the position for the 2020 season. The Limerick Camogie Board issued the following statement in response to…

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Declan Nash Withdraws From Limerick Camogie Application Process

By Raffaele Rocca / November 25, 2019 /

Declan Nash has today announced his decision to withdraw from the application process to continue as the Limerick Senior Camogie manager for the 2020 campaign. Nash led his side to two consecutive league semi-finals and last year saw his side reach the All-Ireland quarter-finals for the first time in fourteen years. In a statement issued…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s Cracking Draw with Racing

By Raffaele Rocca / November 24, 2019 /

Munster fought back to claim 2 points in their draw against Racing 92 in a classic encounter at Thomond Park on Saturday evening. The standard of tries from both sides was of the highest quality. For their part, Racing 92 were superb and it was easily the best performance by a visiting French side to…

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WATCH: JvG reflects on ‘heavyweight’ tussle with Racing 92

By Raffaele Rocca / November 24, 2019 /

Munster drew 21-21 with Racing 92 in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Saturday evening with both sides locked on 7 points each in the pool. Johann van Grann gave his reaction to media after the game.  “Two heavyweight boxers that went at each other until literally the last second of the game” Watch the interview in full below.

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WATCH: O’Mahony “I don’t think we played well enough to win the game”

By Raffaele Rocca / November 24, 2019 /

Peter O’Mahony spoke to the media after Munster’s 21-21 draw with Racing 92 in the European Rugby Champions Cup “At around 50 minutes we shouldn’t have been next or near a draw but with ten minutes to go, we could have won it. I don’t think we played well enough to win the game to be honest with…

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