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Munster seal top spot with 7 try rout of Connacht

By Raffaele Rocca / May 6, 2017 /

Munster secure top spot with seven-try win over Connacht. Munster ruthlessly dispatched of Pat Lam’s hapless Connacht and took advantage of Leinster’s loss at Ravenhill to finish top spot in the Pro12 regular season. Three first half tries accompanied by four in the second half simply left the western province with no answers as Munster’s…

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O’Gara gives insight on his future coaching plans

By Raffaele Rocca / May 6, 2017 /

Despite having two years to run on this current deal with Racing 92, the former Munster outhalf has ruled out a return to Ireland for the foreseeable future. The Corkman has been added to the Irish coaching set up for the upcoming tour of the USA and Japan this Summer but O’Gara’s comments today suggest…

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Tony Whitehead talks with Limerick FC ahead of Sligo tie

By Raffaele Rocca / May 6, 2017 /

Defender Tony Whitehead talks about his extended run in the #LimerickFC first team this season, as he looks ahead to Saturday’s trip to Sligo Rovers. Listen below. Audio courtesy of Limerick FC.

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Darren Sweetnam speaks with Rugbai Beo

By Raffaele Rocca / May 6, 2017 /

Darren Sweetnam speaks with TG4’s Rugbai Beo ahead of Connacht clash. Darren Sweetnam chats Rugby, GAA and his Cork routes. The Corkman has been in flying form this year and will be a vital part of Munster’s title aspirations as we look towards  home semi final. Video courtesy of TG4.

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Murray sub-plot dominates end of season derby

By Raffaele Rocca / May 6, 2017 /

Conor Murray’s fitness dominating the narrative of end of season derby. It’s not often that the fitness of one player dominates the thoughts and minds of supporters. However, Conor Murray’s inclusion in the match day panel has given renewed hope that the scrum half can not only have a big impact on the remainder of Munster’s…

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Munster’s player awards to take place this week

By Raffaele Rocca / May 3, 2017 /

Munster’s player of the year awards to take place this week. Fly-half Tyler Bleyendaal, prop John Ryan and hooker Niall Scannell are the three nominees for the Munster Rugby Senior Player of the Year accolade. The trio have been nominated by their peers as Munster’s stand out performers and their nominations are well warranted. The winner will…

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Highlights of Munster’s 34-14 win over Treviso

By Raffaele Rocca / May 2, 2017 /

Highlights from Round 21 of the Guinness PRO12 as Munster beat Benetton Treviso 34-14. The victory guarantees Munster a first home playoff semi-final in two years. Video courtesy of Guinness Pro12.

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ITV Racing’s tribute to the late JT McNamara

By Raffaele Rocca / May 1, 2017 /

Although released a while back to coincide with the Cheltenham Festival, this tribute to the late JT McNamara was certainly worth re-sharing. Video courtesy of ITV Racing.

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Limerick hurlers edge Cork in pre-championship warm up

By Raffaele Rocca / April 30, 2017 /

John Kiely’s side earned a hard fought two point win over Cork on Sunday evening on a 2-25 to 4-17 scoreline. The pre-championship challenge – a Mary Hegarty Memorial – took place in Old Christians GAA grounds at a sun soaked Rathbane. Michael Cahalane scored the first of the game’s six goals seven minutes in to put Cork 1-2…

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Garryowen edge UL Bohs for 1A place while Crescent miss out in Armagh.

By Raffaele Rocca / April 30, 2017 /

Garryowen edge UL Bohemians for 1A place while Crescent miss out in Armagh. Garryowen emerged victorious in the 1A playoff over local rivals UL Bohemians yesterday on an 18-13 scoreline. The win secures the light blues’ top flight status for next season while for Bohs, it was very much a case of what might have been.…

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