Raffaele Rocca

Interim boss Boland speaks to Limerick FC

By Raffaele Rocca / April 5, 2017 /

Interim manager Willie Boland speaks to Limerick FC about the last few days and how he preparing the team of the trip to face St Patrick’s Athletic.

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Ronan O'Gara

IRFU remain coy on O’Gara joining Irish coaching staff

By Raffaele Rocca / April 5, 2017 /

IRFU remain coy as speculation mounts that O’Gara could join Irish coaching set up The IRFU has said it will not respond to speculation that Ronan O’Gara will join Joe Schmidt’s Ireland coaching team for the summer tour of the US and Japan. A report in Independent.ie says the Racing 92 assistant coach will join…

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“Solid” Kiely is making great progress with Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / April 5, 2017 /

Limerick making progress with Kiely at the helm Despite missing out on promotion from 1B for another year, RTÉ panelists believe that John Kiely is steering Limerick in the right direction and will have them fired up and ready come the championship clash with neighbours Clare on June 4th. Speaking after last Sunday’s two-point victory over Cork…

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Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal

Tony Ward hugely critical of Toulon approach

By Raffaele Rocca / April 4, 2017 /

Former Irish and Munster out half Tony Ward voices scathing criticism of what the French giants represent I hate everything Toulon’s European wins stand for Ward has penned an excellent article  in today’s Irish Independent about the resurgence of the Irish provinces at European level as their progress this season. While complementing the approach and…

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Plenty to ponder for Rassie Erasmus

Erasmus focused on Pro12 as injury worries mount

By Raffaele Rocca / April 4, 2017 /

Rassie Erasmus focuses on Glasgow and Ulster as injury worries mount At Munster’s University of Limerick base yesterday, Rassie Erasmus was non committal about the fitness of back row CJ Stander as the South African updated the waiting press on the health of some key players. “CJ is only going for scans today and we…

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John the Baptist Community School, Hospital

St Mary’s and John the Baptist to clash in Semple showdown

By Raffaele Rocca / March 24, 2017 /

Best of luck to John the Baptist Community School, Hospital in tomorrow’s but game agains St Mary’s of Belfast in Semple Stadium tomorrow. We caught up with the coach and two players ahead of their huge encounter. Lets hope they can emulate the girls and bring back an All Ireland title.  

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John the Baptist Girls face Tyrone’s Ballygawley in All-Ireland final

By Raffaele Rocca / March 23, 2017 /

Lidl All-Ireland PPS finals preview We caught up with the coach and players of John the Baptist Community School, Hospital in advance of their big game tomorrow. The Lidl Senior All Ireland Post Primary School “A’ Final take place this tomorrow at Cusack Park (Mullingar) with throw in at 1pm. The Limerick team play St…

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Paul O'Connell at Thomond Park

IRFU launch video promoting stadia for 2023 bid

By Raffaele Rocca / March 23, 2017 /

Sporting Legends get behind Ireland’s venues for the 2023 World Cup bid. Limerick’s Paul O’Connell, Brian O’Driscoll, Bernard Brogan and Phillip Matthews feature in stadium showcase for Ireland’s 2023 World Cup Bid. The video features O’Connell and Co previewing their memories of Thomond Park, Croke Park, Landsdowne Road and Ravenhill.   It is not of…

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O'Connor cup

UL must get past tricky DCU to reach O’Connor Cup Final

By Raffaele Rocca / March 20, 2017 /

DCU stand in the way of UL getting to the O’Connor Cup Final After an exceptional win over UCC two weeks ago UL will now go onto play in the O’Connor Cup weekend. They are into the Semi-final where they will play against DCU this Saturday at 1pm in Bekan at the Connacht Centre of…

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Making a case for a Munster Trio

By Raffaele Rocca / March 20, 2017 /

Is it time for one of Munster’s new backline heroes to be called up to Joe Schmidts Ireland squad? Tommy Bowe’s inclusion in the Irish match day 23 for the crunch match against the Welsh came in for a lot of criticism from the public, with many arguing that Bowe’s recent injury woes, compounded with…

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