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Maori All Blacks name side to face the British & Irish Lions on Saturday

By Raffaele Rocca / June 15, 2017 /

The Maori All Blacks face the British & Irish Lions in Rotorua on Saturday. James Lowe, who joins Leinster Rugby next season, will start for the Maori All Blacks in this Saturday’s match against the Lions. Lowe currently plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby and has scored 11 tries this season, making 33 clean…

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Patrickswell’s Gary Murphy makes astonishing save in Junior League Final

By Raffaele Rocca / June 15, 2017 /

Patrickswell won the Limerick City Junior League final agains parish-rivals Ballybrown by just a single point on Tuesday night on a 1-10 to 0-10 scoreline. It was Patrickswell goalkeeper Gary Murphy who was the hero as he pulled of an astonishing save to ensure the three point win. With a goal bound shot heading for the top…

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Four Munster players named in Irish Women’s Sevens Squad

By Raffaele Rocca / June 15, 2017 /

Munster players Chloe Blackmore, Claire Keohane, Louise Galvin and Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe have been selected for the Irish Women’s Sevens Squad for the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series tournament in Malemort this weekend. They will then contest the last leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Clermont, France the following week. Malemort is the first of…

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Tributes paid following the passing of broadcaster Fred Cogley

By Raffaele Rocca / June 14, 2017 /

Former RTÉ broadcaster and Head of Sport Fred Cogley has died aged 82. Known mostly for his rugby commentary, Fred Cogley began working with Radio Eireann in 1950 aged just sixteen. Considered by a generation of sports fans to be the “voice of rugby”, the legendary commentator covered 11 Olympic Games, 12 World Cups and…

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No luck for Limerick sides in Kennedy Cup as all three lose out

By Raffaele Rocca / June 14, 2017 /

All three Limerick sides suffered defeat on the third day of competition at the SFAI Kennedy Cup on Wednesday at UL. The Limerick Desmond Schoolboy League suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Cork League in their well-attended quarter-final fixture. The Desmond trailed 1-0 at half-time after Rob Walsh fired the Leesiders in front from a free-kick.…

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Ireland U-20s win to retain position at top table for next year

By Raffaele Rocca / June 13, 2017 /

Peter Malone’s side have avoided relegation play-off after first tournament win in Georgia. It was definitely a case of mission accomplished for Peter Malone and his side as their 52-26 demolition of Samoa ensured that they avoided the relegation playoff and will remain in the top tier for next year’s U20 competition. The victory is…

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WATCH: Limerick Desmond Schoolboy League advance to Kennedy Cup 1/4 Finals

By Raffaele Rocca / June 13, 2017 /

Limerick Desmond Schoolboy League advance to Kennedy Cup 1/4 Finals. Limerick Desmond Schoolboy League have qualified for tomorrow’s quarter finals while there was disappointment for Limerick District Schoolboy League who fell just short. The Cork League are the Desmond League’s opponents tomorrow evening at 5pm on Wednesday. The Desmond side won their opening tow games against Carlow…

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Mixed results for Limerick sides in Kennedy Cup

By Raffaele Rocca / June 12, 2017 /

There was contrasting fortunes for the Limerick sides in the opening round of the 2017 Kennedy Cup. Limerick Desmond Schoolboy League were the only winners with a 2-0 victory over the Carlow League in Group 1. A brace from Ballingarry’s Michael Molly along with a goal from Shannonside’s Niall O’Connor saw the West Limerick side…

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WATCH: Kennedy Cup 2017 drawing near

By Raffaele Rocca / June 12, 2017 /

Kennedy Cup 2017 drawing near. With the 2017 Kennedy Cup only a matter of hours away, let’s take a look back a some of the goals from last year’s competition. Over the week, there will be a whopping 96 games, involving 640 players representing 32 inter league teams from across the country. The competition is…

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Murray Singled out by NZ media as key to Lions success

By Raffaele Rocca / June 12, 2017 /

Munster’s Conor Murray singled out by NZ media as key to Lions success. While not overly impressed with the Lions attacking prowess over the first three games, New Zealand media and supporters have grudgingly began to see some sort of a competitive threat to the All Blacks in the first Test. Conor Murray’s part in…

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