Raffaele Rocca

WATCH: Limerick’s Ciara Neville joins Gina Akpe-Moses in European U-20’s 100m final

By Raffaele Rocca / July 20, 2017 /

Limerick’s Ciara Neville joins Gina Akpe-Moses in European U-20’s 100m final tomorrow. In 1979 Patricia Amond + Michelle Walsh made the Euopean U20 100m final in Poland. History repeated itself in 2017 with Gina Akpe-Moses and Ciara Neville both making the final. Akpe-Moses (Blackrock – Louth) finished second in her semi-final to qualify automatically for…

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WATCH: Willie Boland talks music and Cantona with Limerick FC

By Raffaele Rocca / July 20, 2017 /

Willie Boland talks music and Cantona with Limerick FC. In the latest edition of Limerick FC’s ON THE QT Eric Cantona & Heavy Metal come to the fore as Academy Director Willie Boland answers ten quick fire questions. Don’t forget to get down to the Markets Field on Saturday evening to cheer Limerick FC on…

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Limerick FC working hard on the training field ahead of Sligo visit

By Raffaele Rocca / July 19, 2017 /

Limerick FC preparations were well under way yesterday for the visit of Sligo Rovers to the Markets Field, this Saturday at 6.30pm. Make sure to get down to the Markets Field and get behind the team as they look to move up the table. Video credit Limerick FC. TRAINING DAY: It was a busy day…

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Cheetahs & Southern Kings move to be rubber-stamped in the next week

By Raffaele Rocca / July 19, 2017 /

Weeks of speculation to end as Cheetahs & Southern Kings move North expected to be rubber-stamped in the next week. South African media reports say a deal has been struck for the two South African teams to take part and that the expansion might not stop there with a wider expansion into North America in the…

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Tickets now on sale for next week’s Munster U21 Hurling Final

By Raffaele Rocca / July 17, 2017 /

Tickets have gone on sale for next week’s Munster U21 Hurling final. Limerick will play Cork in the Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Final on Wednesday July 26th at 7:30pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Ticket Information Adult General Admission: €15.00 Juveniles: €5.00 Students/OAP’s receive €5 concession with valid id prior to…

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Limerick Camogie know exact requirements to reach All Ireland 1/4 Final

By Raffaele Rocca / July 17, 2017 /

John Tuohy’s side now know exactly what they need to do in order qualify for the knockout stages. The weekend results in group two of the All Ireland Camogie Championship means Limerick know exactly what is required to get out of Group 2 and into the 1/4 finals. Round 4 Results: Cork who were already…

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Niamh Briggs honoured in World Cup postage stamp

By Raffaele Rocca / July 17, 2017 /

The launch of a commemorative Women’s Rugby World Cup stamp was a milestone for the sport and a wonderful day for team captain Niamh Briggs and her family. Video credit Irish Rugby. Niamh Briggs – Stamp Of Approval The launch of a commemorative Women's Rugby World Cup stamp was a milestone for the sport and…

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Shannon’s Greg O’Shea amongst try scorers as Ireland book 7s World Cup place

By Raffaele Rocca / July 17, 2017 /

Irish Men’s Sevens squad join female counterparts in qualifying for next summer’s Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco. It also marks the first time this has been achieved by the IRFU Sevens programme. Ireland have competed in five previous Men’s RWC Sevens tournaments – 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009 – with the Women’s…

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Ireland run England close in World Hockey League

By Raffaele Rocca / July 16, 2017 /

Ireland women’s hockey team were narrowly beaten 3-2 by England in Johannesburg today. Ireland suffered defeat to world number two side England today in their final pool game of the Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament.The 3-2 defeat – Ireland’s first in the competition – means they will play world number three Argentina in a Tuesday quarter…

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Ireland make book Cup Semi Final spot on opening day of Exeter 7s

By Raffaele Rocca / July 15, 2017 /

Ireland were the standout team on the opening day of the Exeter 7s tournament.  Anthony Eddy’s side made it three wins from three games, scoring 16 tries in the process as they beat Portugal 36-7, Belgium 40-7 and World Series side France 26-0 to top Pool A. Jimmy O’Brien and Jordan Conroy were top scorers with…

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