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Munster’s player awards to take place this week

By Raffaele Rocca / May 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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Munster complete Italian job to secure home semi final

By Raffaele Rocca / April 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

As expected Munster overcame Treviso with bonus point 34-14 point win at the Stadio Monigo to secure a home semi final in two weeks time against a yet unconfirmed opponent. Rassie Erasmus’ side ran in five tries with the ever impressive winger Darren Sweetnam grabbing a brace to copper-fasten a Thomond Park semi final with…

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LISTEN: Willie Boland’s thoughts on a hard earned point

By Raffaele Rocca / April 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Interim boss Willie Boland gives his thoughts on a hard earned point. “It’s three draws but we’re unbeaten and there have been some decent performances” – Boland. #LimerickFC Audio courtesy of Limerick FC.

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Last gasp Tosi goal scrambles well earned point for Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / April 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

A last gasp Rodrigo Tosi strike was enough earn a well deserved 1-1 draw for Limerick FC at Tallaght Stadium last night as interim boss Willie Boland extends his unbeaten league run. Rovers looked set for a win that would move them level on points with the Blues in third after Roberto Lopes’ had given them…

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Munster face Treviso in bid to guarantee home semi final

By Raffaele Rocca / April 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Benetton Treviso host Munster at Stadio Monigo on Saturday at 18:05 Irish time as Rassie Erasmus’ men look to copper-fasten a home semi final. A win of any description will be enough for Munster who will still be licking their wounds from last week’s European defeat by Saracens. What’s at stake? Munster can secure home…

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D-Day for Garryowen, UL Bohs and Old Crescent

By Raffaele Rocca / April 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

D-Day for Garryowen, UL Bohemians and Old Crescent and UBL season draws to a close. The Ulster Bank League comes to it’s dramatic conclusion tomorrow with tension guaranteed as UL Bohs make the trip to Dooradoyle to take on Garryowen in the 1A relegation / promotion playoff final and Old Crescent making the long trip north…

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