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Billy Lee names side to take on Waterford

By Raffaele Rocca / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Billy Lee has named his side to take on Waterford in round two of the Allianz Division 4 Football league on Sunday with the game having been moved from Newcastlewest to Mick Neville Park with a 2pm throw in. Limerick will be looking to make it two wins from two following their one point win…

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Keatley moves to London Irish on short term deal as his Munster career ends

By Raffaele Rocca / January 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster Rugby can confirm that Ian Keatley has completed his time with the province, joining Declan Kidney’s London Irish for the remainder of the season.The news comes after the recent announcement that Keatley will join Benetton Rugby at the end of the season. The 31-year-old out-half joined Munster ahead of the 2011/12 campaign and has…

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Villiers advance to Munster Hockey Final following 3-2 win over Bandon

By Raffaele Rocca / January 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Villiers School, took full advantage of a home draw with plenty of support from the school to advance to this season’s Munster Final with a deserved 3-2 win over a much improved and youthful Bandon Grammar School last Thursday. Bandon started the stronger and scored a well deserved opener after only 10 minutes of play. The…

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WATCH: Gearoid Hegarty “Every team wants to play in the top division”

By Raffaele Rocca / January 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Gearoid Hegarty was a huge physical presence for Limerick today in what was a real dog fight between the two sides at Innovate Wexford Park. Limerick eventually ran out 3 point winners but it could have been a different story had Conor McDonald’s late shot not come back off the post. Speaking to the media…

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WATCH: John Kiely “delighted to get the two points” after tough Wexford encounter

By Raffaele Rocca / January 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick manager John Kiely cut a happy figure following his side’s hard fought win over a dogged Wexford side on a 1-17 to 2-11 scoreline to make a winning return to 1A Hurling. Speaking to the media after the game Kiely said “I was delighted to get two points and get off the mark and…

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Limerick edge Wexford by 3 points in tough 1A Battle

By Raffaele Rocca / January 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

A lat flurry of points form Murphy, Hegarty and O’Donovan plus the intervention of the post and a fine Nickie save saw Limerick make a wining return to 1A hurling following a superb 1-17 to 2-11 win over Wexford on Sunday afternoon. It was a fairy hectic opening as Wexford looked to play the short…

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John Kiely Names Side For Wexford League Opener

By Raffaele Rocca / January 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

John Kiely has named his side to take on Wexford in the opening league game of 2019 with 11 starters from last year’s All Ireland Final selected. The game throws in at 2pm on Sunday at Wexford Innovate Park with TG4 carrying delayed coverage from 3:40pm.

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Newcastlewest & Abbeyfeale to Contest Transfield Cup at Markets Field

By Raffaele Rocca / January 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

On next Sunday, 27thJanuary 2019, the Markets Field will stage the Transfield Cup Final with kick-off at 2.30pm between last year’s winners Newcastlewest RFC and their neighbours Abbeyfeale RFC. This famous trophy was presented by T. C Transfield, a proprietor of a circus in O’Connell Avenue, Limerick in 1895. It is the second oldest trophy…

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Ulster Rugby issue lifetime ban to fan who racially abused Simon Zebo

By Raffaele Rocca / January 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

An Ulster Rugby spectator has been given a lifetime ban over racial abuse aimed at Simon Zebo during their recent Heineken Champions Cup game at Kingspan Stadium. In a statement, Ulster thanked members of their support who came forward with information on the incident when CCTV footage proved inconclusive. Following the match, Zebo posted a…

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The Breakdown EP83: Munster beat Exeter while Leinster, Ulster & Connacht also progress

By Raffaele Rocca / January 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

It may not have been pretty but Munster stood tall when they needed to and eked out a hard fought 9-7 win in what was a pulsating and absorbing round 6 game of Pool 2. The win sets up a 1/4 final trip to Edinburgh at the end of March while Leinster will host Ulster…

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