Raffaele Rocca

WATCH: Kiely says Limerick have to “fight for every ball” in Munster Championship

By Raffaele Rocca / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Defending All Ireland Champions Limerick will make their first appearance of the 2019 Munster Championship on week two of the competition with Waterford V Clare and Cork V Tipperary having taken place in the opening weekend. Speaking at the Munster Championship launch this week, the Galbally native was looking forward to renewing rivalries. “we are…

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WATCH: Niall O’Carroll to join SL team with sports psychology insights

By Raffaele Rocca / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sporting Limerick is delighted to announce that Sports Psychologist and Mental Skills coach Niall O’Carroll will be joining the team with a series of columns detailing the work that goes on behind the scenes. Having worked with a series of olympic winners and successful teams, Niall will reflect on what makes a successful team and…

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The Breakdown EP100: Munster fail to take Saracens out of their comfort zone

By Raffaele Rocca / April 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Unfortunately our 100th episode of the podcast is reflecting on Munster’s semi final loss to Saracens in a game where Johann van Graan’s side struggled to exert their game plan on the English side We reflect on Munster’s shortcomings in the kick return aspect of their plan and how the failed to take Saracens outside…

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Limerick Celtics take home two Glo Basket European Cup Titles

By Raffaele Rocca / April 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick Celtics take home two Glo Basket European Cup Titles During Easter week, in Catelonia, strains of The Fields of Athenry and ‘Olé Olé, Olé’ were to be heard at venues across the Costa Brava.  Why, you might ask? The answer, the participation of almost 100 Limerick Celtics Basketball Club players and parents at the 2019  Glo…

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Munster Rugby awards night honours professional & domestic games

By Raffaele Rocca / April 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Peter O’Mahony was tonight announced as Munster Men’s Player of the Year at the annual Munster Rugby Awards, in association with the Irish Independent.  The event took place at the University Concert Hall in Limerick with 11 awards presented to worthy recipients involved in professional and domestic rugby in Munster. Ireland captain Ciara Griffin was…

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The Breakdown EP98 Munster’s Road Win In Italy & Pro14 Round Up

By Raffaele Rocca / April 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

We look back on Munster’s 37-28 road win over Benetton in Italy as Johann van Grann’s men came back from 10-0 and 28-17 down to claim a vital bonus point win. Up for discussion are JJ’s tactical masterclass at ten, Munster’s excellent second half display and Ben Whitehouse’s bizarre interpretation of Benvenuti’s shoulder charge to…

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WATCH: Munster claim vital 37-28 BP win on the road over Benetton

By Raffaele Rocca / April 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster recovered from 28-17 down to claim a crucial 37-28 bonus point win on the road over Benetton. The win means it is over to provincial rivals Leinster to see if Leo Cullen’s side can deny Glasgow a victory tomorrow and see the battle for a home semi final swing back in Munster’s favour. The…

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Limerick Early Childcare McManus Pro-Am Qualifier Launched

By Raffaele Rocca / April 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Limerick Early Childcare McManus Pro-Am Qualifier was launched this week with Golfers having the chance to win a coveted spot at the Adare event in 2020 and tee off alongside some of the biggest names in Golf. All funds raised go towards the Early Years & Family Centre and Phoenix Creative Physiotherapy Centre. If…

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John Kiely “very much looking forward” to league final

By Raffaele Rocca / March 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick and Waterford will contest a first ever league final between the two counties on Sunday. Both sides will have been very happy with their league campaigns thus far. Waterford beat Galway twice despite losing to Dublin while Limerick suffered just the one loss to Cork and demonstrated superb battling qualities to take a point…

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Treaty Talk EP59: Limerick v Waterford, Club Football Championship & U21 success for Doon

By Raffaele Rocca / March 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

In this week’s podcast we look back on Doon’s U21 success as well as previewing round 1 of the Irish Wire Products Limerick Senior Football Championship with some big games up for decision. All that plus a look at Limerick’s league final meeting with Waterford swell as interviews with Ciarán Carey and John Kiely. Click…

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