Raffaele Rocca

OLD Crescent RFC confirm next season’s coaching ticket

By Raffaele Rocca / May 17, 2017 /

OLD Crescent RFC have announced a new senior coaching management structure for next season as the Rosbrien club will once again be tipped to go on further that this year and get promotion to 2A. Brendan Guilfoyle will take the reins from Joe Nix as Head Coach for the 2017/2018 season but will also continue to play…

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Neil McDonald set to be unveiled as Limerick FC’s new boss

By Raffaele Rocca / May 17, 2017 /

It is strongly rumoured that Neil McDonald will be confirmed as the new Limerick FC boss at tomorrow morning’s press conference. McDonald was a former assistant coach at Hull as well as a brief period with Blackpool and a caretaker role at Blackburn. He also enjoyed a successful playing career with spells at Newcastle, Everton,…

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Ireland’s 2018 and 2019 Six-Nations schedules announced

By Raffaele Rocca / May 16, 2017 /

The fixtures for the next two 6-Nations tournaments have been announced. The 2018 tournament begins on Saturday 3rd February and finishing with a Championship ‘Super Saturday’ on March 17. The 2019 Championship will begin on February 1 and conclude on March 16. Wales and Scotland get things underway next year in Cardiff on Saturday 3…

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Joe Schmidt

9 Munster players on Joe Schmidt’s Summer Touring Squad

By Raffaele Rocca / May 16, 2017 /

Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland squad to play USA and Japan this summer. Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has named his squad for the Summer Tour to USA & Japan and has included the uncapped Rory Scannell as one of nine Munster players in a 31-man travelling party. Scannell has been a key figure…

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WATCH: Chiedozie Ogbene equaliser secures point against Derry City

By Raffaele Rocca / May 16, 2017 /

Watch dramatic Chiedozie Ogbene equaliser. Watch match highlights of Limerick FC snatching a dramatic late draw agains Derry FC at the Markets Field last weekend. In what is strongly rumoured to be Willie Boland’s last game as interim manager, the Superblues snatched a point to stay in 6th place in the table. Video courtesy of…

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Limerick hurlers to feature on Sky’s 2017 Championship opening weekend

By Raffaele Rocca / May 16, 2017 /

Limerick, Clare and Kilkenny hurlers along with the Dublin footballers will feature in the opening round Sky Sports 2017 Championship coverage. The broadcaster confirmed today that they will be televising 14 exclusive matches this summer. The Dublin footballers will be first out for their Leinster quarter-final on Saturday 3 June against Wexford or Carlow, just…

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Limerick Hurlers beat Waterford in Challenge match

By Raffaele Rocca / May 15, 2017 /

Limerick senior hurlers notched another challenge game success with a 0-27 to 2-19 win over Waterford at Fraher Field, yesterday evening. It follows on from a victory over Cork in their last outing and while nobody will get carried away with the result it is another small progression as John Kiely prepares his side for…

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Willie Boland & Brendan Clarke give post match reaction of Derry encounter

By Raffaele Rocca / May 13, 2017 /

Willie Boland and Brendan Clarke give post match reaction. In what is widely expected to be his last game as interim boss, Wille Boland gave his assessment of the Limerick performance as his side battled back to earn a hard fought point. Audio courtesy of Limerick FC. Brendan Clarke was also speaking to Limerick FC…

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Ogbene’s late strike earns Limerick point against Derry

By Raffaele Rocca / May 13, 2017 /

Late Ogbene strike earns Limerick a hard fought point against Derry. Chiedozie Ogbene was the Limerick FC hero as his close range finish rescued a point against Derry City at the Markets Field in a competitive 1-1 draw on Saturday evening. Limerick started well but it was both goalkeepers that were the main talking points…

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European Player of the Year trophy in memory of Anthony Foley

By Raffaele Rocca / May 13, 2017 /

European Player of the Year to be given new Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy. The EPCR have announced the European Player of the Year will be awarded the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy, in tribute to Munster and Ireland’s late number eight. Foley, who was capped 62-times for Ireland and won the European Cup twice with Munster…

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