Raffaele Rocca

Neil McDonald’s reaction to Limerick’s loss at the weekend

By Raffaele Rocca / May 22, 2017 /

Newly appointed Limerick boss Neil McDonald gives his reaction to Limerick’s disappointing 3-0 loss at the Markets Field to champions Dundalk on Friday evening. A really difficult night at the office for Limerick that wasn’t helped when the game plan went out the window following the dismissal of goal keeper Brendan Clarke. Audio courtesy of…

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WATCH: Jaco Taute profile

By Raffaele Rocca / May 22, 2017 /

Munster Rugby profile Jaco Taute. There was great news for Munster supporters during the week with the news that Jaco Taute will extend his stay at Munster Rugby. The South African has been a huge hit with Munster supporters and has turned in some fantastic performances. Video courtesy of Munster Rugby

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WATCH: RTE 2017 Hurling Championship Promo

By Raffaele Rocca / May 21, 2017 /

RTÉ’s 2017 Hurling Championship video is sure to whet the appetite for the Summer of hurling ahead. While Limerick and Clare will lock horns in a few weeks time, the 2017 Hurling Championship begins in earnest today with the clash to Cork and Tipperary. Every year regardless of our county’s league performances or anything else,…

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Limerick Camogie make history with first Munster title win

By Raffaele Rocca / May 21, 2017 /

Limerick win first ever Munster title with two point win over holders Cork. The predominant message coming from manager John Tuohy during the week was that he was preparing this Limerick side to have a cut, to give it everything and take the shackles off. The team certainly followed his instructions to the letter as…

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WATCH: Post match reaction from Thomond Park

By Raffaele Rocca / May 20, 2017 /

Post match reaction from Thomond Park following 23-3 semi final win over Ospreys. On an emotional evening at Thomond Park with Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili playing their final games at the venue, Munster turned in an efficient performance to book their final spot. Here is some post match reaction from the game. Video courtesy…

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Munster Book PRO12 Final Place With Three-Try Display

By Raffaele Rocca / May 20, 2017 /

Munster booked their place in next Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 final agains the Scarlets with a convincing 23-3 win over Ospreys at Thomond Park. It was departing All-Black Francis Saili who stole the show as the New Zealander turned in a man to the match performance scoring the first try and playing instrumental role in Zebo’s…

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WATCH: RTÉ Championship 2017 promo is a thing of beauty

By Raffaele Rocca / May 20, 2017 /

RTÉ have launched their Championship 2017 promo video. Today marks the start of the 2017 Championship with the tie of the weekend being the Munster Hurling Championship clash of Cork and Tipperary. Let’s hope Limerick hurlers will be a the business end of the season and that the footballers can continue their league form in…

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LISTEN: Mike Prendergast talks Munster V Ospreys and Munster’s progress

By Raffaele Rocca / May 20, 2017 /

Regular Sporting Limerick contributor Mike Prendergast talks rugby as Munster chase Pro12 glory. Former Munster scrum half and Heineken cup winner Mike Prendergast talks Munster rugby with Sporting Limerick. Now coaching in France, Prendergast looks at how Munster have bounced back this year and what supporters can expect from next season. Prendergast believes the addition of…

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Thomond Park set for Munster – Ospreys Battle

By Raffaele Rocca / May 19, 2017 /

Munster and Ospreys do battle for  PRO12 final spot. This is the third time the sides have met in the  semi-finals at Thomond Park, and Munster will look to carry on their table-topping form into the game. Ospreys finished fourth in the league, boasting 14 victories which was made all the more impressive with the region…

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Limerick face Cork in Munster Senior Camogie Final

By Raffaele Rocca / May 19, 2017 /

Limerick face Cork in the Munster Senior Camogie Final this Saturday at 3pm in Charleville looking to claim their first ever Munster title. The final will be a rematch of last year’s Munster decider and the sixth meeting between the sides in John Tuohy’s two seasons in charge. With the tally of those games standing…

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