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D-Day for Garryowen, UL Bohs and Old Crescent

By Raffaele Rocca / April 28, 2017 /

D-Day for Garryowen, UL Bohemians and Old Crescent and UBL season draws to a close. The Ulster Bank League comes to it’s dramatic conclusion tomorrow with tension guaranteed as UL Bohs make the trip to Dooradoyle to take on Garryowen in the 1A relegation / promotion playoff final and Old Crescent making the long trip north…

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Women’s Rugby World Cup tour comes to Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / April 28, 2017 /

The Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy stops off in Limerick. So with Ireland set to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup later this year, excitement has been growing around the high levels of skill and professionalism exhibited both on and off the pitch in the women’s game. Not only this but the tournament is seen as a…

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AP McCoy

AP McCoy talks life post racing

By Raffaele Rocca / April 27, 2017 /

AP McCoy talks life post his illustrious racing career. As with many sports stars, retirement comes with a host of different challenges that require a different approach. Some immerse themselves in punditry or media work, others turn to coaching and training. Not everyone gets the fairytale ending but AP simply wanted to call time on…

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Willie Boland’s thoughts on Derry game

By Raffaele Rocca / April 25, 2017 /

Limerick FC interim manager Willie give his pre match thoughts on the Derry game. The team have showed some good progress defensively over the past few weeks so let’s hope it continues. Audio courtesy of Limerick FC.

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Munster’s Path to the Semi Final

By Raffaele Rocca / April 20, 2017 /

Munster’s path to the semi final, another step to take. With the Lions hype put to bed for now, let’s focus on Munster and the huge game at the weekend. Do you think we have what it takes to beat a superb Saracens team?  

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Ballysteen Point-to-Point set for another successful meeting

By Raffaele Rocca / April 19, 2017 /

This Sunday marks another edition of the long running Ballysteen Point-to-Point. Sporting Limerick sat down with two of the many organisers involved in running the event. Treasurer Tommy Kelly and Clerk of the Course, John Neville talked about the challenges facing the point to point and the buzz and excitement that surrounds the local community…

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Munster Lions

Murray, Stander & O’Mahony selected for Lions

By Raffaele Rocca / April 19, 2017 /

Warren Gatland this afternoon confirmed a 41 man squad for this summer’s Tour to New Zealand with Munster’s Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander all included. A member of the successful side that toured Australia in 2013, Conor Murray is named on a Lions squad for the second time with CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony…

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Sr Ian McGeechan discusses Lions Captains

By Raffaele Rocca / April 19, 2017 /

McGeechan discusses Lions Captains. With the selection almost upon us, Sir Ian McGeechan discusses the attributes of the Official Lions Rugby captain, like a candidate, they should be a leader and earn the respect of others. Who would you recruit?

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Munster v Ulster

highlights of Munster’s win over Ulster at the weekend

By Raffaele Rocca / April 19, 2017 /

Video highlights of Munster’s 22-20 win over Ulster at the weekend. It was a gritty performance that had more mistakes that we would have liked but the fact is that Munster have been superb this season and have secured a semi final spot in the pro 12. Let’s hope we can book a Champions Cup…

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Willie Boland on Cork defeat and Galway league tie

By Raffaele Rocca / April 19, 2017 /

Interim manager gives his thoughts on the 3-0 defeat by Cork City in the EA Sports Cup as well as looking forward to the league game with Galway at the weekend. Listen below. Audio courtesy of Limerick FC.

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