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European Player of the Year trophy in memory of Anthony Foley

By Raffaele Rocca / May 13, 2017 /

European Player of the Year to be given new Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy. The EPCR have announced the European Player of the Year will be awarded the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy, in tribute to Munster and Ireland’s late number eight. Foley, who was capped 62-times for Ireland and won the European Cup twice with Munster…

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Clare beat Limerick minors to book Munster final date with Kerry

By Raffaele Rocca / May 11, 2017 /

A poor second half was to prove costly for Limerick as Clare ease into Munster Final. Limerick minor footballers failed in their bid to reach a first Munster final since 1998 as Clare ran out convincing winners on a 3-13 to 0-12 scoreline at the Gaelic Grounds Last evening. A fine first half saw Limerick…

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Limerick Minor Hurling team Announced

By Raffaele Rocca / May 10, 2017 /

Manager John Mulqueen and his selectors has released their minor hurling team and match panel for this Thursday evening’s Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship semi final meeting with Waterford in the Gaelic Grounds at 7pm. The Limerick Team and match panel is as follows 1. Daithi Heffernan (Mallow), 2. Conor Flahive (Mungret St. Pauls),…

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WATCH: all the tries from Munster’s emphatic victory over Connacht

By Raffaele Rocca / May 8, 2017 /

Watch all the tries from Munster’s emphatic victory over Connacht. Rassie Erasmus and co capped off their regular season with a convincing 50-14 win over Connacht at Thomond Park at the weekend. Despite resting several first team players, the likes of Alex Wootton, Angus Lloyd and Conor Oliver made serious cases for including in the coming…

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Tyler Bleyendaal an injury doubt following Connacht win

By Raffaele Rocca / May 8, 2017 /

With Conor Murray retuning, injury concerns now surround Tyler Bleyendaal. Munster flyhallf, has emerged as a serious doubt for their PRO12 semi-final clash with Ospreys on Saturday week. The early stages of the Kiwi playmaker’s Munster career had been plagued by injury but he has been one of Munster’s standout players this season, recently winning…

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Radical change on the way for Hurling Championship

By Raffaele Rocca / May 8, 2017 /

Round Robin structure to lead the way in revamped hurling championship format. It was reported yesterday that the All-Ireland Hurling Championship is set to receive a major overhaul that would mean more games via a round robin format and the retention of the Leinster and Munster championships. The Sunday Times’ Denis Walsh reports that hurling will likely…

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Sligo dominant as Limerick’s good run ends

By Raffaele Rocca / May 7, 2017 /

Sligo dominant as Limerick’s good run comes to an end at the Showgrounds. A poor showing from the Superblues away at the Showgrounds last evening resulted in a disappointing 3-0 defeat which eases Sligo’s relegation worries. Limerick were lacklustre from the off while Sligo made a flying start to the game and scored with their…

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Munster seal top spot with 7 try rout of Connacht

By Raffaele Rocca / May 6, 2017 /

Munster secure top spot with seven-try win over Connacht. Munster ruthlessly dispatched of Pat Lam’s hapless Connacht and took advantage of Leinster’s loss at Ravenhill to finish top spot in the Pro12 regular season. Three first half tries accompanied by four in the second half simply left the western province with no answers as Munster’s…

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O’Gara gives insight on his future coaching plans

By Raffaele Rocca / May 6, 2017 /

Despite having two years to run on this current deal with Racing 92, the former Munster outhalf has ruled out a return to Ireland for the foreseeable future. The Corkman has been added to the Irish coaching set up for the upcoming tour of the USA and Japan this Summer but O’Gara’s comments today suggest…

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Tony Whitehead talks with Limerick FC ahead of Sligo tie

By Raffaele Rocca / May 6, 2017 /

Defender Tony Whitehead talks about his extended run in the #LimerickFC first team this season, as he looks ahead to Saturday’s trip to Sligo Rovers. Listen below. Audio courtesy of Limerick FC.

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