Raffaele Rocca

Garryowen and Old Crescent set up Charity Cup semi final with comfortable wins

By Raffaele Rocca / August 26, 2017 /

Garryowen and Old Crescent have both secured Charity Cup wins over Bruff and Young Munster today to set up a semi final clash between the two clubs on September 2nd. Ronan McKenna opened Crescent’s account with a penalty after three minutes as the teams settled into the game. Ten minutes later the first try of…

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Charity Cup wins for UL Bohemians and Nenagh RFC

By Raffaele Rocca / August 26, 2017 /

UL Bohemians and Nenagh Ormond got their competitive seasons off to winning starts last evening as both won their opening Charity Cup ties against Thomond and Shannon respectively. Great to start the season with a win. Final score from Fitzgerald Park, Thomond 15 – 19 ULBohs. #CharityCup #Robins — UL Bohemian RFC (@ulbohemianrfc) August 25,…

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LISTEN: Limerick SHC Round 5 Preview

By Raffaele Rocca / August 25, 2017 /

Matt O’Callaghan reviews final group round of the Limerick Senior Hurling Championship with Sporting Limerick. The group stage of the Limerick Senior Hurling Championship concludes this weekend and unlike the football last week end there is not a lot of excitement or anticipation as 5 of the 6 knock out places are already accounted for.…

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LISTEN: Joy Neville reacts to World Cup Final assignment

By Raffaele Rocca / August 24, 2017 /

Joy Neville reacts to her appointment to referee the Women’s World Cup Final. Limerick’s Joy Neville was today assigned the task of refereeing England and New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup final at Kingpan Ravenhill on Saturday evening. Neville enjoyed a hugely successful club and international career amassing over 70 international caps and being…

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WATCH: Peter Stringer & Donncha O’Callaghan recall some of their Munster moments

By Raffaele Rocca / August 24, 2017 /

Peter Stringer & Donncha O’Callaghan recall some of their favourite Munster moments. The two Munster legends are now plying their trades with Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership.  The two former Irish internationals recall the funniest and most embarrassing moments of their careers as they take a trip down memory lane ahead of Warriors vs…

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Fixture details confirmed for U21s Thurles showdown with Kilkenny

By Raffaele Rocca / August 24, 2017 /

Details of Limerick’s U21 hurlers All-Ireland final with Kilkenny confirmed. We have known for some time that Semple Stadium would be hosting the All Ireland U21 Hurling final between Limerick and Kilkenny but the Thurles venue was confirmed on Wednesday with a 3pm throw in on Saturday the 9th of September. The 3pm throw in…

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Munster name strong side for Worcester friendly

By Raffaele Rocca / August 23, 2017 /

Rassie Erasmus names strong side for Thursday’s preseason friendly with Worcester Warriors. Munster travel with an extended match day squad of 27 players made up of senior and academy players. Academy player Liam O’Connor is named in the front row alongside Rhys Marshall and Stephen Archer while in the second row, Jean Kleyn returns after…

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WATCH: Jeff & Kammy episode 4 as the lads head for Monaghan

By Raffaele Rocca / August 23, 2017 /

Fresh from their Island exploits, Jeff & Kammy sample Ulster football in Monaghan. From island to inland, Jeff and Kammy head to Monaghan to meet the Clerkins and watch a match, seeing firsthand how important family is to club, and club to family. The two sky sports commentators are still trying to get to grips…

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WATCH: Jeff & Kammy episode 3 as the lads head for Inis Oírr

By Raffaele Rocca / August 23, 2017 /

Jeff & Kammy episode 3 as the lads head for Inis Oírr. Jeff and Kammy sail to Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, to discover the importance of GAA to island life and the community across generations young and old. It also contains a rental car that has seen better days. #TheToughest Video credit…

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Eddie O’Sullivan highly critical of Ireland’s World Cup showing

By Raffaele Rocca / August 22, 2017 /

What was billed as huge occasion and opportunity to put the women’s game front and centre of the public’s affection has gone horrible wrong. A stuttering campaign kicked off with narrow and unconvincing wins against Australia and Japan. It was hoped that Ireland could circle the wagons and launch a final assault against the French…

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