Raffaele Rocca

Live95fm’s Feature remembering Pike Rovers bus crash

By Raffaele Rocca / June 1, 2017 /

Thirty years ago, the people of Limerick were struggling to come to terms with their collective grief in the aftermath of the Pike Rovers bus crash which led to the deaths of three people and many more being injured. The crash occurred on Sunday, April 26, at approximately 8.50pm when a CIE chartered coach, carrying 53…

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Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell to miss Irish tour of USA and Japan

By Raffaele Rocca / June 1, 2017 /

Munster back row Tommy O’Donnell will miss Ireland’s upcoming tour to the USA and Japan due to an ankle injury. The quad will depart on Monday with the first Test taking place in New Jersey the following Saturday. Ulster’s Sean Reidy has been selected as O’Donnell’s replacement on the tour. Following their clash with the Eagles,…

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WATCH: Poor start for Ireland U20’s who lose to Italy in opening round

By Raffaele Rocca / June 1, 2017 /

Poor start for Ireland U20’s who lose to Italy in opening round. The Ireland U20 rugby team suffered a disastrous start to the 2017 world championships losing 22-21 in their opening game against the Italians. Peter Malone’s side only played in patches and didn’t turn in an 80 minute performance with their defence found wanting.…

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Newcastlewest AFC and the Billy Daly Saga remembered in video

By Raffaele Rocca / June 1, 2017 /

In the late 1980s Desmond League side Newcastlewest AFC enjoyed a spell in League Of Ireland playing as they did in The Desmense. During that time the team had many locals in it and also featured players such as Des Kennedy, Al Finucane and Gerry Cussen who had previously played at the highest level with…

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UL Vikings move to 5-0 with close win over Dublin Rebels

By Raffaele Rocca / May 31, 2017 /

The University of Limerick Vikings American football team continued their unbeaten season in the Shamrock Bowl Conference on Sunday with a 28 – 22 win away to the defending champion Dublin Rebels. The Vikings got the perfect start scoring off the opening drive after a rushing touchdown from running back Adam O’ Mahony but failed…

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Ladies Football Round Up

By Raffaele Rocca / May 31, 2017 /

Ladies Football Round-up. St Ailbes Crowned Division 1 League Champions The 2017 Division 1 Senior League Final took place last Sunday evening in Knockainey.  It was a repeat of last year’s Championship Final where St. Ailbes were up against Ballylanders current County Senior Champions. Ballylanders opened the game with the first point after 3 minutes…

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Clive Woodward Explains How He And The Lions ‘Let Paul O’Connell Down’ In 2005

By Raffaele Rocca / May 31, 2017 /

Having managed England to World Cup glory in 2003 against Australia, Clive Woodward was handed the daunting task of taking the Lions to take on the mighty All-Blacks two years later. At the time, few would have been in disagreement with the decision as the Englishman was at the zenith of his coaching career. Twelve…

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WATCH: Charlotte and Cathal interview Limerick FC captain

By Raffaele Rocca / May 30, 2017 /

OSC JUNIOR BLUES: Watch as Charlotte and Cathal interview Limerick FC captain Shane Duggan. Video courtesy of Limerick FC

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Late rally not enough as Clare edge Limerick in MSFC

By Raffaele Rocca / May 28, 2017 /

A late rally was not enough as Clare edge Limerick in MSFC quarter final. Clare edged Limerick on a score line of 1-13 to 1-12 in Sunday’s Muster Senior Football Championship quarter final played in front of almost 3000 supporters at Cusack Park, Ennis. Billy Lee’s panel will not have to negotiate round one of…

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Munster Endure Aviva disaster as Scarlets canter to victory

By Raffaele Rocca / May 28, 2017 /

Munster had another Aviva horror show as the Scarlets cruised to a 46-22 victory and claim the 2017 Guinness Pro12 title on Saturday evening. It was Scarlets second title and the first since their 2003/2004 victory. Defensive frailty is not something one would have associated with Munster this season by Scarlets repeatedly cut through gaping…

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