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Brave Limerick exit 2017 championship as Kilkenny progress

By Raffaele Rocca / July 1, 2017 /

John Kiely’s Limerick side lost out to Kilkenny in their Championship showdown at Nowlan Park on a 0-20 to 0-17 scoreline in a game that sometimes lacked quality but wanted for nothing in terms of intensity. It was the Cats ninth championship victory over Limerick as TJ Reid scored eight points for Kilkenny in what was…

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John Tuohy – I’m delighted with the result, the girls played outstanding stuff”

By Raffaele Rocca / July 1, 2017 /

Limerick camogie get vital win to get revive championship hopes. Limerick captain Niamh Mulcahy fired a phenomenal 15 points as Limerick just edged out Tipperary by 1-20 to 3-12 at Semple Stadium to keep their hopes of emerging from Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship alive. It was a sensational exhibition…

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WATCH: Highlights and reaction from the Lions 2nd Test victory

By Raffaele Rocca / July 1, 2017 /

Highlights and reaction from the Lions 2nd Test victory. Watch highlights from a dramatic night in Wellington that saw The British & Irish Lions level the Test series with tries from Taulupe Faletau and Conor Murray. Video credit: Sky Sports. Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content…

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Lions roar back to take test series to final weekend

By Raffaele Rocca / July 1, 2017 /

The British & Irish Lions roar back to level the series heading into next weekend’s grand finale. Sonny Bill Williams was sent off as the British and Irish Lions claimed a thrilling Test series-levelling 24-21 victory over world champions New Zealand at Westpac Stadium. The All Black centre was shown a straight red card by French…

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Limerick travel to Drogheda in search of first win since Summer break

By Raffaele Rocca / June 30, 2017 /

Limerick FC travel to Louth on Friday night to face struggling Drogheda United at United Park (kick-off 7.45 pm). The Super Blues will be looking for their first win since the resumption of the league following a two-week break in June. Neil McDonald’s charges have picked up one point from six in disappointing performances against…

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Munster Rugby confirm Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber will leave the province

By Raffaele Rocca / June 30, 2017 /

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have today confirmed that Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and Defence Coach Jacques Nienaber are set to depart the province at the end of December. Erasmus joined Munster in July 2016 and helped Munster reach the Guinness PRO12 final and Champions Cup semi-final in his first season. The IRFU, Munster Rugby…

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John Kiely makes two changes for Kilkenny qualifier

By Raffaele Rocca / June 29, 2017 /

Limerick manager John Kiely and his backroom team has released their starting fifteen and match panel for this Saturdays evening clash with Kilkenny. The game will have a throw in at 7pm in Nowlan Park. Management team of John Kiely and his selectors Paul Kinnerk, Joe O Connor, Jimmy Quilty & Brian Geary. The Limerick…

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WATCH: Gatland placing all his eggs in second test basket

By Raffaele Rocca / June 29, 2017 /

Warren Gatland is no stranger to making big calls and there are plenty of talking points around his second Test selections. The debate of Sexton and / or Farrell in the same team and how to combine them has been put to bed for now, or a least until around 10:30 on Saturday morning. Warren…

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WATCH: Richie Bennis – “If we go down with the right attitude, I can see us coming out with a result”

By Raffaele Rocca / June 29, 2017 /

Riche Bennis needs no introduction to Limerick hurling fans. As a player he scored ten points against the Cats in the 1973 All-Ireland final and led the team as manager against Brian Cody’s men in the ill-fated 2007 showpiece. Sporting Limerick chatted with Richie this week to get his take on the weekend’s big game.…

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Gatland axes OMahony as Lions name match day 23 for second test

By Raffaele Rocca / June 29, 2017 /

Mixed news for Munster players on the Lions tour as last week’s captain Peter O’Mahony has been dropped from the match day squad for the second test in Wellington while CJ Stander has been rewarded for his hard work with a place amongst the replacements. Conor Murray will partner Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton in the half…

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