Raffaele Rocca

Kennedy Cup 2017 kicks off at UL this afternoon

By Raffaele Rocca / June 12, 2017 /

It’s that time of year again as the SFAI Umbro Kennedy Cup kicks off at the University of Limerick at 4pm. The Kennedy Cup is one of the blue ribband event for U-14 competition in the country for inter-league teams with Limerick having three sides competing for honours. Limerick District Schoolboy League (LDSL), the Limerick…

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Keith Earls gives reminder of his quality as Ireland ease past USA

By Raffaele Rocca / June 12, 2017 /

Keith Earls is stand out performer as Ireland overcome average USA side. Nobody is arguing that the USA are anything other that an average side reflected by their 16th spot ranking in  World Rugby. And but for an indifferent performance from Joey Carberry, the 55-19 margin of victory could and should have been greater. Ireland…

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Henry and Marshall praise Murray’s role in Lions progression

By Raffaele Rocca / June 12, 2017 /

Graham Henry and Justin Marshall prise Conor Murray’s role in the Lions progression. Munster’s Conor Murray was broadly seen as one the biggest factors in the Lions victory over the previously unbeaten Crusaders on Saturday. The Limerick man controlled the game from the base and his box kicking kept the Crusaders pinned deep in their…

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Watch: Limerick lose to Offaly in opening round of Camogie Championship

By Raffaele Rocca / June 10, 2017 /

Limerick lose to Offaly in opening round of Camogie Championship. John Tuohy’s Limerick side suffered a one point defeat in their opening round of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. The faithful county got the better of Limerick on a 2-18 to 3-14 scoreline in what was a top quality exhibition of hurling with some superb…

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WATCH: Highlights and reaction to Lions win over Crusaders

By Raffaele Rocca / June 10, 2017 /

Highlights and reaction to Lions win over Crusaders. The Lions seemed to grow a bit more into the tour today with a hard fought and gritty win. Munster’s trio of Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony all featured and played well. You can catch the full highlights below. Video courtesy of StarSport. Please accept…

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Gutsy Lions frustrate Crusaders in suffocating win

By Raffaele Rocca / June 10, 2017 /

What a difference a week makes, well defensively at least. The midweek wrongs of Whangarei were corrected as the Lions played smart rugby to topple the undefeated Canterbury Crusaders. Right from the off the Lions were sharper, smarter and most important of all more disciplined. The penalty count was much reduced from last week which ensured…

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Na Piarsaigh and Ahane recorded vital wins in Limerick SHC

By Raffaele Rocca / June 10, 2017 /

The torrential conditions counted for little as Na Piarsaigh continued their march in the Limerick Senior Hurling Championship with an emphatic 6-21 to 0-16 victory over newly promoted Monaleen at Claughaun last evening. Twelve points ahead – on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-9 – at the break, the margins of victory was the only…

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WATCH: Limerick’s Niamh Mulcahy talks about her 2017 Championship hopes

By Raffaele Rocca / June 9, 2017 /

Limerick’s Niamh Mulcahy talks about her 2017 Championship hopes. Limerick captain Niamh Mulcahy talks about what they need to do to kick on in the 2017 Liberty Insurance Ireland All-Ireland Camogie Championship! It all starts with a huge game tomorrow against Offaly at the Gaelic Grounds. Let’s hope the girls get off to a good…

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Munster Showjumping returns to Limerick Greyhound Stadium

By Raffaele Rocca / June 9, 2017 /

The Limerick leg of ‘Munster Stadium Jumping’ will takes place at Limerick Greyhound Stadium this evening and promises to be a spectacular night for all involved. Munster Stadium Jumping is now in its third year, with two legs taking place in Limerick and Cork Greyhound Stadiums. Horse Sport Ireland’s sponsorship of the Grand Prix class sees…

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WATCH: 6 Munster players in Ireland squad to face USA

By Raffaele Rocca / June 8, 2017 /

Joe Schmidt has included 6 Munster players in his match day 23 to take on the USA. Schmidt has handed exciting young Ulster back Jacob Stockdale his first Test start against the United States at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on Saturday. Shorn of 11 frontline players away on duty with the British and…

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