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Munster’s Peter O’Mahony will captain the Lions in first test

By Raffaele Rocca / June 21, 2017 /

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony will captain the British & Irish Lions in the first test against New Zealand. 2017 has been quite the year for Peter O’Mahony. The year began for the Cork man with him still nursing himself back to health after a torn ACL suffered at the 2015 RWC. O’Mahony returned to the Irish…

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Oh no! Rugby 18 demo looks absolutely awful

By Raffaele Rocca / June 21, 2017 /

So there is good news and bad news. The good news is that we are getting a Rugby 18 title for Xbox One and PS4. The bad news is that it looks absolutely awful. We all know that Rugby games are not top priorities for developers but knowing that we would finally get a glimpse…

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WATCH: Gatland pleased with finishing after Lions victory over Chiefs

By Raffaele Rocca / June 21, 2017 /

Gatland pleased with finishing after Lions victory over Chiefs. Warren Gatland was pleased with the Lions performance yesterday in both defence and attack. The 34-6 win was their most impressive on tour to date and we finally saw some attacking prowess and efficiency from the team. It couldn’t have come at a better time considering…

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Limerick name starting XV to face Tipperary in Munster U21 Championship

By Raffaele Rocca / June 20, 2017 /

Thursday’s quarter final has a 7.30 start in the Gaelic Grounds and is televised live on TG4. If Limerick emerge victorious, the will play Clare at the Gaelic Grounds on July 12th in a semi final. Limerick U-21 Team: Eoghan McNamara (Doon), Sean Finn (Bruff),  Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), Dan Joy (Kilmallock), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Kyle…

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WATCH: Match highlights of Lions win over Chiefs

By Raffaele Rocca / June 20, 2017 /

Match highlights of Lions win over Chiefs. The British and Irish Lions had one of their best performances to date on tour with a fine 34-6 win over the Chiefs this morning. You can see the match highlights below. Video credit: Sky Sports. Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will…

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Improving Lions get excellent 34-6 win over Chiefs

By Raffaele Rocca / June 20, 2017 /

Lions finally deliver a complete performance with 34-6 win over Chiefs. The dirt trackers deliver! Finally the midweek side give a huge boost to the squad with an excellent win over the chiefs and in doing so played some fine attacking rugby mixed in with bone crushing defence and a solid set piece. From 1…

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Limerick FC put through their paces as focus switches to St Pats

By Raffaele Rocca / June 19, 2017 /

Limerick FC players soak up the sun this morning, as preparations begin for the visit of St. Patrick’s Athletic to the Markets Field, Saturday June 24, 6.30pm. Video credit: Limerick FC TRAINING DAY: #LimerickFC players soak up the sun this morning, as preparations begin for the visit of St. Patrick's Athletic to the Markets Field,…

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Ireland finish world cup with 24-18 win over Georgia

By Raffaele Rocca / June 19, 2017 /

Ireland finished their U20 World Cup on a high with a 24-18 win over hosts Georgia. Out of contention from early on having suffered pool defeats by Italy, Scotland and New Zealand, Peter Malone’s side set up this play-off for ninth place after beating Samoa on Tuesday. Ireland, runners-up in last year’s competition, trailed 10-7…

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Limerick claim inaugural U25 Munster Hurling title

By Raffaele Rocca / June 19, 2017 /

At a sweltering Semple Stadium an Oisin O’Reilly hatrick of goals saw Limerick take the inaugural Munster U25 Reserves hurling title. It was Limerick’s goal threat that kept them in the game early on as first half goals from O’Reilly and Kyle Dillion meant Limerick only trailed the Déise by 2-6 to 0-13 at the break. The…

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WATCH: Highlights of Ireland’s 50-22 win over Japan

By Raffaele Rocca / June 18, 2017 /

Highlights from Ireland’s seven try win over Japan in the Ecopa Stadium on Saturday. Ireland ran in seven tries with two each for Keith Earls, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan while Garry Ringrose also dotted down. Video Credit: Irish Rugby TV. Japan v Ireland Highlights Highlights from Ireland's seven try win over Japan in the…

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