Raffaele Rocca

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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Conor Murray talks with TG4 ahead of Saturday’s semi final

By Raffaele Rocca / May 19, 2017 /

The number 9 spoke openly about the death of Anthony Foley and how it has effected the team, his injury and his hopes for the rest of the season. His return to fitness and match time two weeks ago was a huge relief to both Munster and Lions management teams. The Garryowen man has been…

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Paul O’Connell and Lions legends debate upcoming tour

By Raffaele Rocca / May 19, 2017 /

Paul O’Connell talks with fellow Lions legends. Watch an exclusive British & Irish Lions debate with Martin Johnson, Shane Williams, Paul O’Connell, Gavin Hastings and a special guest, hosted by Sky Sports’ Alex Payne. Video courtesy of Standard Life Investments.

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Neil McDonald takes first Limerick FC training session

By Raffaele Rocca / May 18, 2017 /

Neil McDonald puts his team through their paces at his first training session. After finally being confirmed as Limerick boss, Neil McDonald took his first training session with the players this afternoon along with Willie Boland, Joe Gamble, and Eddie Hickey. Let’s hope the team can turn in a good performance against champions Dundalk tomorrow night.…

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Neil McDonald takes first press conference as Limerick FC boss

By Raffaele Rocca / May 18, 2017 /

Neil McDonald takes his first press conference as Limerick FC Manager. No time to waste as the new manager has the challenge of champions Dundalk at home tomorrow evening. The club should be commended for attracting a manager of McDonald’s status and let’s it’s the hope of a challenge for a place in Europe for…

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Sky Sports GAA Championship promo 2017

By Raffaele Rocca / May 18, 2017 /

Whether we like it or not, it looks like Sky are to have a role in the GAA Championships for the foreseeable future. Sky pundits include All Ireland winning manager with Donegal, Jim McGuinness, Tyrone legend Peter Canavan, ex-Mayo boss James Horan, Clare hurling hero Jamesie O’Connor, nine-time Celtic cross winner with Kilkenny, JJ Delaney,…

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