Raffaele Rocca

Billy Lee Names Team To Face Cork in McGrath Cup Final

By Raffaele Rocca / January 11, 2020 /

Billy Lee has named his side to take on Cork in the McGrath Cup final at the Gaelic Grounds at 5:30pm this afternoon. Limerick are looking to complete a satisfying preseason which saw they record wins over Clare and Waterford to seal their place in the final. They will face a Cork team under new…

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The Breakdown EP127 Munster Face Into Do Or Die Battle With Racing 92

By Raffaele Rocca / January 10, 2020 /

Munster are facing an uphill battle against a hugely talented and physical Racing 92 side on Sunday afternoon. Nothing from their recent form would suggest a Munster win. Ravaged by injury and in poor form, van Graan’s side know that a defeat will end their European ambitions for the current season. Raffaele Rocca and Tom…

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WATCH: Highlights of Limerick's Win Over Clare

By Raffaele Rocca / January 7, 2020 /

Limerick booked their place in the Munster Senior Hurling League final with a win over Clare in Sixmilebridge last weekend. The will now take on Cork at the Gaelic Grounds at 7:30pm on Saturday evening and if you can’t make the game you can catch all the action on the Irish Examiner’s Facebook page as…

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The Breakdown EP126 Munster's Worrying Slide Runs Into Crucial European Week

By Raffaele Rocca / January 6, 2020 /

Raffaele Rocca and Tom Savage of Three Red Kings look back on Munster’s woeful performance up in Ravenhill in a comprehensive loss to Ulster. We delve in the reasons behind the defeat and where Johann van Graan can look for improvements ahead of a huge game in Paris at the weekend with their European hopes…

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Two Changes To Kiely's Starting XV To Take on Clare

By Raffaele Rocca / January 5, 2020 /

John Kiely has named his side to take on Clare in Sunday’s Coop Superstores Munster Senior Hurling against Clare in Sixmilebridge. The game amounts to a semi final with both sides having beat Tipperary in their opening games. A draw would also send Limerick through to the final against Cork by virtue of their superior…

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The Breakdown EP125 As Munster Look To Bounce Back Against Ulster

By Raffaele Rocca / January 3, 2020 /

This week Munster make the trip to Ravenhill as they look to wrestle back some momentum in the Pro14 following on from last week’s disappointing loss to Leinster. Both head coaches have named pretty strong teams and they look forward t crucial European fixtures next weekend. We analyse the starting XVs as well as predictions…

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Munster Name Team for Ulster Clash

By Raffaele Rocca / January 2, 2020 /

Johann van Graan has named his team for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium (7.35pm). It sees ten changes to the side that lost out to Leinster last weekend. The five to retain their places are Shane Daly, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Fineen Wycherley and Jack O’Donoghue. Peter O’Mahony returns…

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Billy Lee Names Team for Waterford McGrath Cup Clash

By Raffaele Rocca / January 1, 2020 /

Limerick football manager has named his team to take own Waterford in round 2 of the McGrath Cup on Thursday evening. His charges will be looking to build on their round one victory over Clare and know what a win will see them through to the final of the preseason competition. Should Cork beat Tipperary…

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The Breakdown EP124 Munster Come Up Short Against Leinster

By Raffaele Rocca / December 31, 2019 /

In this week’s podcast, Sporting Limerick’s Raff Rocca Tom Savage of Three Red Kings look back on a bitterly disappointing 80 minutes for Munster agains their bitter rivals on Saturday evening. We look at where it went wrong and why fans should have faith in the process and what the coaching ticket are trying to…

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WATCH: Reaction from van Graan, Holland, Cullen & Cronin

By Raffaele Rocca / December 28, 2019 /

Munster’s Billy Holland and headcoach Johann van Graan gave their take on Munster’s disappointing 13-6 loss to Leinster Rugby in the PRO14 Rugby JvG “I thought we didn’t start the game well enough and that put us under pressure” Watch the interview in full on the link below. Leinster Rugby‘s Sean Cronin also spoke to the media after…

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