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Newcastlewest AFC and the Billy Daly Saga remembered in video

By Raffaele Rocca / June 1, 2017 /

In the late 1980s Desmond League side Newcastlewest AFC enjoyed a spell in League Of Ireland playing as they did in The Desmense. During that time the team had many locals in it and also featured players such as Des Kennedy, Al Finucane and Gerry Cussen who had previously played at the highest level with…

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UL Vikings move to 5-0 with close win over Dublin Rebels

By Raffaele Rocca / May 31, 2017 /

The University of Limerick Vikings American football team continued their unbeaten season in the Shamrock Bowl Conference on Sunday with a 28 – 22 win away to the defending champion Dublin Rebels. The Vikings got the perfect start scoring off the opening drive after a rushing touchdown from running back Adam O’ Mahony but failed…

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Ladies Football Round Up

By Raffaele Rocca / May 31, 2017 /

Ladies Football Round-up. St Ailbes Crowned Division 1 League Champions The 2017 Division 1 Senior League Final took place last Sunday evening in Knockainey.  It was a repeat of last year’s Championship Final where St. Ailbes were up against Ballylanders current County Senior Champions. Ballylanders opened the game with the first point after 3 minutes…

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Clive Woodward Explains How He And The Lions ‘Let Paul O’Connell Down’ In 2005

By Raffaele Rocca / May 31, 2017 /

Having managed England to World Cup glory in 2003 against Australia, Clive Woodward was handed the daunting task of taking the Lions to take on the mighty All-Blacks two years later. At the time, few would have been in disagreement with the decision as the Englishman was at the zenith of his coaching career. Twelve…

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WATCH: Charlotte and Cathal interview Limerick FC captain

By Raffaele Rocca / May 30, 2017 /

OSC JUNIOR BLUES: Watch as Charlotte and Cathal interview Limerick FC captain Shane Duggan. Video courtesy of Limerick FC

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Late rally not enough as Clare edge Limerick in MSFC

By Raffaele Rocca / May 28, 2017 /

A late rally was not enough as Clare edge Limerick in MSFC quarter final. Clare edged Limerick on a score line of 1-13 to 1-12 in Sunday’s Muster Senior Football Championship quarter final played in front of almost 3000 supporters at Cusack Park, Ennis. Billy Lee’s panel will not have to negotiate round one of…

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Munster Endure Aviva disaster as Scarlets canter to victory

By Raffaele Rocca / May 28, 2017 /

Munster had another Aviva horror show as the Scarlets cruised to a 46-22 victory and claim the 2017 Guinness Pro12 title on Saturday evening. It was Scarlets second title and the first since their 2003/2004 victory. Defensive frailty is not something one would have associated with Munster this season by Scarlets repeatedly cut through gaping…

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Collision and breakdown Key if Munster are to prevail against Scarlets

By Raffaele Rocca / May 26, 2017 /

Collision and breakdown are key if Munster are to prevail against Scarlets. Former Munster scrum half Mike Prendergast gives his thoughts on Saturday’s Pro12 final. It’s very much a clash of styles as Munster who are the best defence in the competition take on one of most ambitions attacking teams in the Scarlets. With the…

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Munster looking for first silverware since 2011

By Raffaele Rocca / May 26, 2017 /

Munster looking to claim domestic silverware since 2011 title winning season. It’s Irish-Welsh affair at the Aviva tomorrow as Munster and Scarlets clash in the 2017 Pro12 final. Munster will be looking to bounce back from a nightmare final agains the Glasgow Warriors in 2015 while Scarlets are hoping for their first title since 2004.…

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WATCH: Tommy Robson talks about his loan move to Limerick FC

By Raffaele Rocca / May 26, 2017 /

“I’ve really enjoyed playing here. It’s a good club and a good city.” Sunderland loanee Tommy Robson talks to us about settling in to life at Limerick FC and how he feels the move here is exactly what he needed. Video courtesy of Limerick FC.

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