Raffaele Rocca

Limerick GAA confirm upcoming Hurling & Football club championship fixtures

By Raffaele Rocca / July 13, 2017 /

The upcoming fixtures for the Limerick club hurling and football championships have been confirmed and with both inter county teams out of their respective All-Ireland Championships their is nothing to prevent the club games going to planned. The Senior Hurling Championship games are as follows. Senior Football Championship. Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship. Intermediate Football Championship

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WATCH: Highlights of Limerick’s victory over Clare in the U21 Munster Semi Final

By Raffaele Rocca / July 13, 2017 /

Highlights of Limerick’s victory over Clare in the U21 Munster Semi Final. GAANOW brings you highlights of the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 Hurling Semi-Final between Limerick and Clare in the Gaelic Grounds as Limerick overcame the Banner County to reach the Munster Final What a great result for Limerick and roll on the final.…

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WATCH: All the goals from Limerick FC’s 3-2 win over Charlton Athletic

By Raffaele Rocca / July 12, 2017 /

All the goals from Limerick FC’s dramatic 3-2 win over Charlton Athletic. While it was only a pre season friendly Limerick FC can take great encouragement from a comeback win against the League One side at the Markets Field last night. Three second-half goals – from Stephen Kenny, Shane Tracy and Chiedozie Ogbene – saw…

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WATCH: Former Ireland & Lions scrum half John Robbie backing South African Pro12 plans

By Raffaele Rocca / July 11, 2017 /

Former British & Irish Lion and South African broadcaster John Robbie is excited by Cheetahs and Kings proposed move to the Pro12. Only last Friday SANZAAR confirmed that both the Cheetahs and Southern Kings would be cut from Super Rugby. It means that the South African Rugby Union have two pro teams with no league…

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Limerick & Clare name teams for Munster U21 Hurling Semi Final

By Raffaele Rocca / July 10, 2017 /

Both Limerick and Clare have named their teams for Wednesday’s Munster U-21 hurling championship semi final on Wednesday (7.30) at the Gaelic Grounds. Following their comfortable 11-point win over Tipperary in the last round, Limerick have made just one change with Na Piarsaigh’s Thomas Grimes coming in at wing back for Josh Adams. Limerick U21 v Clare EMcNamara…

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Limerick Schools know Harty opponents as 2017/2018 draw is announced

By Raffaele Rocca / July 10, 2017 /

Limerick Schools now know Harty Cup opponents as 2017/2018 draw is announced. The five Limerick schools who will compete in the blue ribband event for secondary school hurling in Munster – the Harty Cup – now know their group opponents for next year’s edition of the famous competition with the groups being made public in…

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RTÉ Panelist Michael Duignan was hugely critical of Sky’s GAA deal

By Raffaele Rocca / July 10, 2017 /

Former Offaly hurler and RTÉ Panelist Michael Duignan was hugely critical of Sky’s GAA deal. The Sky Sports deal to carry GAA live hurling and football championship games has split opinion across the GAA community. Croke Park say the deal broadens the horizons and viewership of the game to a more international audience and showcases…

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Ireland Women’s Sevens claim 3rd in Kazan and qualify for World Cup

By Raffaele Rocca / July 10, 2017 /

The Irish Women’s Sevens side hammered France 40-0 on Sunday in their final game of the Kazan 7s tournament to claim third spot and finish second overall in the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series. The victory means Anthony Eddy’s squad have qualified for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens courtesy of back to back 3rd…

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Romain Poite is certainly not the most popular man in NZ right now

By Raffaele Rocca / July 9, 2017 /

The French referee has drawn the ire of the New Zealand public and media. While a draw is not the most romantic or satisfying of outcomes, heading to New Zealand for a test series and emerging all square is certainly something to be lauded. Today’s final test was an enthralling affair but one where the result…

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Irish Women’s 7s side through to 1/4 finals in Kazan

By Raffaele Rocca / July 8, 2017 /

Anthony Eddy’s Irish Women’s 7s side are through to the quarter finals in Kazan. Wins over Poland and Sweden saw Ireland guarantee a 1/4 spot before their final group game defeat to England. The quarter final line ups will take place on Sunday with Ireland taking on Portugal.

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