Raffaele Rocca

Munster Pre Season Ramps Up As Larkham Takes First Session

By Raffaele Rocca / August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

The second block of Munster’s pre-season training is well underway with the coaching staff of Johann van Graan, JP Ferreira and Academy Elite Player Development Officer Colm McMahon managing the rugby integration up to this point. McMahon has been appointed Interim Forwards Coach while Graham Rowntree completes his World Cup commitments with Georgia Rugby. The…

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WATCH: Munster Women Earn Interpro Win Over Ulster

By Raffaele Rocca / August 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

Munster Women got their 2019 Interpro campaign off to a winning start with a 38-12 bonus point win over Leinster at Musgrave Park. The six try win saw Chloe Pearse (2), Laura O’Mahony, Clodagh O’Halloran, Kate Sheehan and Niamh Kavanagh all cross for scores. Watch the full highlights below. Senior Interior Highlights Meanwhile the U18s had a…

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Treaty Talk 77: Limerick SHC, Ladies action & KK v Tipp

By Raffaele Rocca / August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Limerick senior hurling championship actions returns this weekend with some big games down for decision and opportunities to copper fasten knock out places. We preview all the games with a special focus on the game of the weekend between Patrickswell & Kilmallock. We also look back on a mixed week for ladies sport as the…

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Ian Poulter Latest Golfing Star to Commit to JP McManus ProAm

By Raffaele Rocca / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Iam Poulter is the latest in a line of elite golfers to commit to playing the JP McManus ProAm at Adare Manor next year. Tickets for the event sold out last week and it promises to be yet another huge success. It comes on the back of securing the rights to host the Ryder Cup…

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OPINION: Carbery ok for World Cup but more problems ahead for Schmidt

By Raffaele Rocca / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Joey Carbery’s ankle injury picked up against Italy in Ireland’s first World Cup warm up game will not keep him out of the World Cup, but the injury raises some serious selection headaches for coach Joe Schmidt. The news will no doubt cause serious disruption to  Schmidt’s preparations as he ponders how to manage game…

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WATCH: Billy Lee Claims Big Group 1 Win Aboard Romanised

By Raffaele Rocca / August 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Ballingarry native enjoyed another successful day in the saddle as he claimed the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on Sunday afternoon aboard Romanised. Watch the race and Lee’s reaction on the videos below.

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WATCH: Reaction To Ireland’s Rusty Win Over Italy

By Raffaele Rocca / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team beat Italy 29-10 in the first warm up game before the World Cup but the game was over shadowed by an injury to Joey Carbery. Schmidt confirmed there was no fracture to the ankle but that the player would undergo a scan once the swelling reduces. Also in today’s game Munster’s…

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WATCH: Shauna D’Arcy Rocket Fires Limerick into Junior Camogie Final

By Raffaele Rocca / August 10, 2019 / 1 Comment

Limerick’s Junior Camogie side overcame a previously unbeaten Roscommon side on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-8 in Cusack Park Ennis this afternoon to reach the All Ireland Junior Final. The defining score came through super sub Shauna D’Arcy who made her introduction in the second half. Only on the pitch for 30 seconds and…

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Rory Scannell Returns to Munster as Schmidt Trims Ireland Squad

By Raffaele Rocca / August 5, 2019 / 1 Comment

Joe Schmidt has cut his 45 man panel to 43 ahead of Ireland’s Summer Series match against Italy at the Aviva Stadium with Munster’s Rory Scannell & Connacht’s Ultan Dillane returning to their provinces. The game against Conor O’Shea’s Azzuri side kicks off at 2pm on Saturday. Ireland will play England at Twickenham on August 24th…

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WATCH: Munster’s John Ryan “Looking Forward to the Rugby Starting”

By Raffaele Rocca / August 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Joe Schmidt has been putting the Irish players through their paces as the side prepare for next weekend’s World Cup warm up against Italy at the Aviva. Munster’s John Ryan was speaking to Irish Rugby during the week after a long day which saw the squad put through tough gym and pitch sessions. The Munster…

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