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England International Explains How Munster Can Beat Saracens

By Raffaele Rocca / April 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Saracens easily beat Glasgow 38-13 in their semi final two weeks ago, setting up a Champions Cup semi-final against Munster at the Aviva on April 22nd. The high level of the English side’s performance was highlighted on On BT Sport’s Rugby Tonight with Saracens topping the stats in terms of clean breaks, dominant collisions, tackle…

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Lions release spine tingling promotional video

By Raffaele Rocca / April 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

If this video doesn’t make you want to run through walls for the team, nothing will. With the April 19th deadline for Lions selection fast approaching, opportunities for players to claim a spot in the squad are fast evaporating. While Gatland will undoubtedly know the majority of those on the plane to the land of…

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Post match reaction from Munster’s Conor Oliver

By Raffaele Rocca / April 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post match reaction from Conor Oliver after Glasgow victory Munster’s man of the match Conor Oliver speaks after his superb performance against Glasgow warriors at the weekend. The versatile back row academy player has made a big impression and Saturday’s performance will only increase his stock. Erasmus has not been afraid to give youth a chance…

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12th All-Ireland title for UL Bohemian Women

By Raffaele Rocca / April 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

UL Bohemians are the new Women’s All-Ireland League champions ending Old Belvedere’s three year rein as champions with a hard fought 10-3 win at Donnybrook last evening. The victory is UL Bohs 12 league crown and their first since 2013 and a richly deserved triumph for Mike Storey and his squad who topped the table by…

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Munster edge Glasgow in low scoring thriller

By Raffaele Rocca / April 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

Munster Win Cork Cracker To Push Clear In Second Place Munster defeated Glasgow Warriors for the fourth time this season as James Cronin’s early try guided them to a 10-7 win in Cork last evening. This low scoring affair was an absorbing contest from start to finish with Glasgow bidding to spoil Munster’s plans for…

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Action packed Saturday of UBL action

By Raffaele Rocca / April 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dramatic day of Ulster Bank League action with crucial victories for five Limerick clubs. 1A   3-0 rugby score lines are usually reserved for the depths of Winter, confined to the mud and rain but never was a 3-0 score line as welcome in Tom Clifford Park as it was today. Alan Tynan’s 38th minute penalty was…

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Limerick FC back to winning ways

By Raffaele Rocca / April 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Limerick FC are back to winning ways after successful St Pat’s trip. Limerick FC got back to winning ways last night with a solid 2-0 victory away to St Patrick’s Athletic thanks to goals from Tony Whitehead and John O’Flynn. Willie Boland gives his impression of last night’s game below. Audio courtesy of Limerick FC.…

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Limerick clubs face crucial round of UBL fixtures

By Raffaele Rocca / April 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Limerick clubs with lots on the line in penultimate round of Ulster Bank League. There are a crucial round of Ulster Bank League fixtures this weekend as several Limerick clubs are involved in high stakes games with a lot to play for. All fixtures kick off at 2:30pm this afternoon. 1A Young Munster: The cookies…

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Munster welcome familiar foe Glasgow to Cork

By Raffaele Rocca / April 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

It’s 2nd hosting 6th in Round 19 of the PRO12 as Glasgow Warriors make the trip to Irish Independent Park to take on a Munster team in a rich vein of form. Peter O’Mahony is on the bench after he overcame a thigh complaint – but Ireland trio CJ Stander, Keith Earls and Conor Murray…

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Irish women’s U-19’s take on Ukraine tonight

By Raffaele Rocca / April 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Women’s U19s are in action again this evening at the Markets Field. The Republic of Ireland Women’s Under-19 will be looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s Elite Round defeat to Scotland when they face Ukraine in Limerick on Thursday evening. Dave Connell’s side were defeated by a 95th minute penalty in their opening group game,…

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