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Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.

Irish Fans Get 500 Tickets For Opening Euro 2020 Game

The ticket details for Ireland’s first game in the Euro 2020 campaign have been confirmed. Mick McCarthy’s first competitive match in charge of Ireland in over 15 years will take place on Saturday, 23 March. The boys in green are away to Gibraltar, and considering the circumstances, the ticket allocation for the tie is generous to the away support. The …

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Koscielny Nears Arsenal Return From Achilles Injury

Arsenal could be bolstered by the return of club captain Laurent Koscielny for the busy festive period after seven months out due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. Koscielny missed out on France’s World Cup victory in Russia and is yet to feature for new Arsenal boss Unai Emery. The 33-year-old defender limped out of the Checkatrade Trophy clash at Portsmouth …

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No Talks To Share World Cup With Other Countries, Says Qatar

Qatar has not held talks with any other countries to share football matches at the 2022 World Cup, a senior tournament organiser in Doha said on Wednesday. Despite coming under pressure from FIFA president Gianni Infantino to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams – which could mean some matches being played elsewhere in the Middle East — …

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Five Things We Learned From The First December Premier League Weekend

Manchester City won their sixth Premier League match on the spin to underline their status as firm favourites but Liverpool clung on to their coat-tails after a dramatic late win against Everton. Elsewhere on a Premier League weekend dominated by derbies, Arsenal beat Tottenham 4-2 and Chelsea overcame Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham 2-0. The top five are now eight points clear …

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Jordan Pickford Apologises For Howler Against Liverpool

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford apologised on Sunday to fans for his blunder that handed Liverpool a 1-0 victory in the Merseyside derby at Anfield but said he is mentally strong enough to bounce back. The England international misjudged a looping, miskicked shot from Virgil Van Dijk, appearing to push the ball upwards before it bounced on top of the bar …

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Adonis Stevenson Reportedly In Medically Induced Coma

Adonis Stevenson suffered his first defeat in eight and a half years last night. While the eyes of the boxing world were on proceedings in Los Angeles between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, Stevenson was in action against title challenger¬†Oleksandr Gvozdyk. In defending his WBC light-heavyweight title for the tenth time, the Canadian lost by knockout to the Ukrainian in …

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Ireland’s Alan Kelly Wins Third MLS Referee Of The Year Gong

Alan Kelly has won the Major League Soccer ‘Referee of the Year’ for the third time in four years. The former League of Ireland referee made the move to the States in 2014 and has flourished in the MLS thanks to his domestic experience. With the combined submissions of MLS clubs, players and media, the Corkonian claimed over 46% of …

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UEFA Approves Creation Of Third Club Competition From 2021

UEFA confirmed on Sunday the creation of a third European club competition from the 2021/22 season designed to offer more clubs and associations the chance to play European football. After approval from UEFA’s Executive Committee in Dublin, the Europa League will be cut from its current 48-team group stage so that all three competitions feature 32 teams in eight groups …

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Watch: Pickford Howler Gifts Liverpool Last-Second Derby Win

It looked as though the Reds had lost some crucial ground to leaders Manchester City. The Merseyside derby had somehow approached its conclusion without a goal for either side. Xherdan Shaqiri threatened early on for Liverpool, while Everton’s best chance came via Andre Gomes, who was denied a goal by the duo of Alisson and Joe Gomez. The near-certainty of …

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Aubameyang Stars In Fiery Derby As Arsenal Fightback Stuns Spurs

Arsenal won an explosive north London derby as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace and Alexandre Lacazette’s crucial strike inspired a pulsating 4-2 win over bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches in all competitions after fighting back from 2-1 down in arguably the Premier League’s game of the season so far. Aubameyang’s penalty had …

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Perpignan Lose Record Eleventh Straight Top 14 Match

Perpignan lost 22-11 to Bordeaux-Begles on Sunday in a record 11th straight league defeat in one season for a Top 14 club. The Catalans take over from Mont de Marsan who failed to win on 10 occasions in the top-flight in 2012-13. Bordeaux-Begles move up to sixth in the table with their second victory in a row and remain unbeaten …

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Watch: Dier Celebration Ignites Melee At North London Derby

This is the derby atmosphere that we all know and love. Spurs and Arsenal are currently in action at the Emirates, and it’s 2-2 between the North London rivals. Arsenal took the early lead through a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty after Jan Vertonghen handled the ball in the box. After a half hour, a Christian Eriksen free kick found Eric Dier …

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Mourinho Regrets Lack Of ‘Mad Dogs’ After United Draw

Jose Mourinho suggested after a third Premier League match without victory that his team had not had enough “mad dogs” on the field in their 2-2 draw with Southampton. To a neutral, it seemed that it was not rabid canines that were missing but intensity and desire at key times in the stalemate with a side who have yet to …

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Damning Stats Sum Up Man United’s Season Thus Far

It’s now December and Manchester United are outside the top six. After a solid October and early November that saw their only dropped points come against Chelsea in a draw, United have been dominated by derby rivals City and drew in depressing fashion at home against Crystal Palace. Even with that bright period, it’s been poor overall. Manchester United's last …

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Watch: Michael Obafemi Provides Assist In First Premier League Start

Relegation-threatened Southampton are in the lead against Manchester United, thanks in no small part to an Irish debutant. Some early chances were available in what is a must-win game for both sides at St. Mary’s. Romelu Lukaku has yet to score in the league since mid-September, and he really should have punished an early error from Saints keeper Alex McCarthy. …

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