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Adam is an Arts student in University College Cork.Hailing from Tipperary, Adam is passionate about soccer, tennis and F1.

Danny Cipriani Should Be In England Squad For Tour Of New Zealand

He was once heralded as Jonny Wilkinson’s successor for England’s fly-half position. He was the key player in a club side that was beginning to dominate both English and European rugby. He had a beautiful celebrity girlfriend and the world appeared to be his oyster. Then Danny Cipriani left for Australia. Few players in the modern game have caused as …

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Top Three Loan Signings In European Football History

With Atletico Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois in the headlines as he prepares to face his parent club, Chelsea, in the Champions League Semi-Final, Adam Davern looks back on the top three loan signings in European football history. The recent controversy surrounding Atlètico Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois and whether or not he’ll play against his parent club Chelsea in the Champions League has …

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Fernando Torres: Time To Return Home?

It seems like a lifetime ago when Liverpool announced the signing of Atlètico Madrid’s captain Fernando Torres for a club record £25 million. The Spaniard lit up Anfield with some sumptuous displays as the Reds’ main striker, scoring a total of 81 goals in just 142 appearances. Since then though, things have changed slightly for Fernando Torres, writes Adam Davern. …

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What’s Up With Andy Murray?

7th July 2013. Andy Murray ended British tennis’ 77 years of disappointment with his glorious victory over Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon. It was a historic day for the Scot who was hailed as a national hero following his triumph on Centre Court as he wrote his name in to the history books with an emphatic straight sets victory to become …

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A Tribute to Jonny Wilkinson

Earlier last week one of the all-time greats – Jonny Wilkinson – announced that he will retire at the end of the current season. The 34-year-old will end his glorious career in May, hunting for glory in both the French Top 14 and the Heineken Cup with Toulon. Jonny Wilkinson was England’s talisman for over a decade and will forever …

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Roberto Martinez & Everton On a Roll

Adam Davern discusses the transformation of Everton under Roberto Martinez, as his side continue their good form in the chase for a Champions League spot. Towards the end of last season there was very little optimism around Goodison Park. Long-term manager David Moyes had been head-hunted by Manchester United, the futures of key players like Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines …

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Is Tim Sherwood Just Kidding Himself at Tottenham?

Despite the recent defeats in important games, his outburst against his own players and the interest from Louis van Gaal in managing a Premier League club, Tim Sherwood maintains  that he will be the manager of Tottenham Hotspur next season. The question we must pose though is this; is he full of false hope? Adam Davern gives us his analysis. …

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Ten of Arsene Wenger’s Most Memorable Victories as Arsenal Boss

As we approach Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of Arsenal, we look back at ten of his most memorable victories as the Gunners’ boss. Appointed in 1996, the Alsatian manager arrived in England as an unknown but has since proven himself to be one of the greatest managers of all-time. He has won three Premier League titles and four …

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Daniel Ricciardo Was Hard Done by in Australia

After a turbulent pre-season, Red Bull appeared to have silenced the doubters last Sunday when their new driver Daniel Ricciardo delivered a fine performance in his native Australia by securing his first podium finish in Formula One. However, the 24 year old’s dream was snatched from him following the FIA’s decision to disqualify the Australian on the grounds of his …

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UEFA Champions League Rewind: Sheringham and Solskjaer’s Late, Great Show in the Nou Camp

Manchester United need all the inspiration they can muster ahead of their second leg clash with Olympiakos on Wednesday night so this week we are revisiting United’s greatest ever come-back – the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final. Every Red cherishes their memories of the club’s second European Cup triumph when Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secured their place in …

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Five Candidates to Replace Brian O’ Driscoll at Outside Centre

Brian O’ Driscoll hung up the green jersey on Saturday in Paris, bringing an end to an exceptional career and leaving a gaping hole in the Irish midfield. Who are the favourites to step up and make the number 13 jersey their own? Ireland’s Six Nations’ victory in Paris last Saturday provided Brian O’ Driscoll with the fairytale ending to …

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Mercedes: Now or Never

The first race of the new Formula One season kicks off in Melbourne this Sunday and Mercedes begin the new campaign as strong favourites with Lewis Hamilton the bookies choice for the Driver’s Championship. With so many teams experiencing different problems at the moment, it appears that it is finally time for Mercedes to step up and mount their first …

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Red Bull: Era of Dominance Coming to an End?

Red Bull, with Sebastian Vettel, have been champions for the past four years and were dominant in the second half of the 2013 season with their 26-year-old German driver winning the last nine races in a row. However, if their pre-season testing is anything to go by, it appears that Red Bull’s era of dominance may finally be coming to …

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UEFA Champions League Rewind: AFC Ajax’s Last Hurrah in Vienna

Adam Davern looks back on a historic moment in European football; the 1994/95 Champions League final between Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan. AFC Ajax, Dutch football’s most successful club, is still a name that will be forever associated with the European Cup due to its rich history in the competition. Led by the legendary Johan Cruyff in the 1970’s, the …

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David Moyes’ Masterplan

Having been stunned by his team’s worst performance of the season so far in the 2-0 defeat to Olympiacos of Greece, Manchester United manager David Moyes must now well and truly start planning for the next campaign, writes Adam Davern. Given that David Moyes men are eleven points adrift of the top four, winning the Champions League was seen as …

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Ferrari: Dream Team Or Potential Train Wreck?

Kimi Raikkonen’s return to Ferrari is going to be great for the sport as a spectacle, writes Adam Davern. There is no doubt that the return of ‘The Iceman’ to the iconic Formula One team will excite fans while his partnership with Fernando Alonso will be one of the main talking points throughout the coming season. However, it will also …

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