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Conor Malone

21 year old University College Cork student with a diverse interest across the sporting spectrum. Proud holder of an Under 11 All-Ireland football medal and 2001 Street Leagues runner-up. Swipe right if interested.......?
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 11: Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on December 11, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

IRFU Release Statement On Ruan Pienaar

Despite the best efforts of both player and club, Ruan Pienaar’s playing days at the northern province are now numbered. The South African has established himself as a real leader in the Ulster squad since arriving to Belfast in 2010. Scoring 777 points in 118 games Pienaar’s record speaks for itself. However, due to the IRFU succession policy Pienaar must …

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: A general view of the ground ahead of the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Wasps at Twickenham Stoop on October 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Harlequins Announce Signing Of Samoan International

Harlequins have today confirmed the signing of Samoan international back Alofa Alofa.  The New Zealand born player originally began his career in league where he played for NRL side Sydney Roosters before making the jump between codes in 2013. Scoring thirteen tries in his inaugural season for West Harbour, Alofa came under the radar of Super Rugby franchise Waratahs whom …

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OXFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Leicester Tigers celebrate with Harry Thacker after he touches down a try during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Leicester Tigers at Kassam Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers Players Disciplined By Club

A number of unnamed Leicester Tigers players have been disciplined by the club following an incident which took place following the sides 33-10 pre-season victory over Italian outfit Treviso on Friday August 19. The incident which occurred in a McDonald’s restaurant revolved around a player who became impatient whilst waiting to pay for his food and then made the decision to …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: Mixed martial artist Jon Jones listens during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to address being pulled from his light heavyweight title fight at UFC 200 against Daniel Cormier due to a potential violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jon Jones Sued By UFC 200 Fan For Failed Drugs Test

It seems that Jon Jones just can not stay out of trouble these days. Having being instated to the showpiece UFC 200 card as replacement for Conor McGregor following the ‘retirement’ Twitter incident, Dana White and co. were dealt another cruel hand as the main card replacement Jon ‘Bones’ Jones tested positive for performance enhancing substances prior to his eagerly anticipated …

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: The Lions celebrate their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Premiership Bosses Slam 2017 Lions Tour

With the dawn of the new season on our doorsteps as the 2016/17 season begins in earnest, the prospect of the upcoming Lions tour slowly but surely begins to creep its way over the horizon and into our vision.  To that end, players and pundits alike will be adding an extra degree of scrutiny to their performances throughout the season with …

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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Beauden Barrett of New Zealand looks on during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Beauden Barrett: Best Player In World Rugby Right Now?

Skill, shrewdness and a deadly killer instinct; these three qualities serve as an apt encapsulation of the type of All Black Beauden Barrett has become. Prior to Dan Carter’s impending international retirement following the 2015 World Cup, Hurricanes fly-half Beauden Barrett was but just another in a long line of highly rated prospects coming through the domineering All Blacks conveyor belt …

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New Bellator Signing Rory MacDonald Openly Criticises UFC

In the world of mixed martial arts it is a given precedent that the UFC has now become the benchmark on which any and all aspiring fighters aim for. Given its pool of the sports finest talent and superior financial power over that of its competitors, the UFC has somewhat monopolised the sport in terms of franchising. So when one of …

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Fiji head coach Ben Ryan celebrates with players as they win gold after the Men's Rugby Sevens Gold medal final match between Fiji and Great Britain on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Fiji Award Ben Ryan Highest Honour In the Country

In light of rugby sevens’ inaugural appearance at sports premier showpiece, the Olympic Games, it is fair to say that Englishman Ben Ryan is somewhat of a living legend on the island having steered the nation to its first ever Olympic medal. Ryan was instrumental to Fiji’s success having installed a ethic and ethos of professionalism into the side, who, …

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Beauden Barrett of New Zealand prepares to kick at goal during the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

New Zealand Rugby Secure Major Signing

A degree of relief will be felt right throughout New Zealand following the announcement that star fly-half Beauden Barrett has resigned with the union through to the end of the 2019 season. After a glittering season in which Barrett’s scintillating form has seen his Super Rugby franchise Hurricanes secure its first ever Super Rugby title, as well as steering the …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz celebrates after defeating Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

UFC 202 Was A Record Breaking Night For Nate Diaz

While UFC 202 as a card exceeded all expectations, one facet where perhaps it subsided in somewhat was its inability to break the all time PPV record. Having said that, 202 still rates alongside UFC 196 and 100 as the top three most viewed fight cards in the promotions history and is also worth noting the fact that it surpassed …

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Peter O’Mahony Informs When His Long-Awaited Return To Action Will Be

Almost twelve months have passed since Peter O’Mahony last featured in a competitive rugby match and since that time change has been afoot at Munster rugby. After another bitterly disappointing season for the Munster faithful where the Anthony Foley lead squad barely scraped their way into European Champions Cup qualification by securing the sixth and final ECC qualification spot in the …

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 24: Jose Aldo Jr weighs in during the UFC 179 weigh-in at Maracanazinho on October 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Jose Aldo Makes Another Outrageous Remark Aimed At Conor McGregor

Humility, respect and integrity; these are but a few of the emanant traits that we expect to emerge from the personality of someone who has risen to the top of their food chain and can legitimately call themselves champion. For a man who previously reigned undisputed atop the UFC featherweight division, having gone ten years unbeaten in the sport and was …

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Wallabies players stand for their national anthem during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

New Zealand Prime Minister Addresses Sydney ‘Spygate’ Scandal

Prior to Saturdays opening game of the Rugby Championship some potentially unsettling developments occurred in which a listening device was found in the hotel room where the All Blacks were holding their pre-match meeting the morning before kick-off. While the ARU have denied any responsibility for the device, New Zealand Rugby are not convinced as a police investigation has gotten underway …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Nate Diaz eyes Conor McGregor from across the Octagon before their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Nate Diaz Has Cruel Intentions For Conor McGregor Teammate

Nate Diaz’s post UFC 202 press conferences and comments have led to a plethora of quotable remarks.  In the aftermath of what is now being hailed by many as the greatest UFC encounter of all time, Nate Diaz can be forgiven for feeling somewhat aggrieved after evidently going to the very limit of ones will, only to come up just …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Brock Lesnar prepares to fight Mark Hunt during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Brock Lesnar’s Drug Test Results Revealed Following UFC 200

Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been issued a temporary suspension following a failed drugs test from UFC 200, thus marking the initial proceedings of the adjudication process. In the aftermath of Tuesday’s hearing, the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed that the WWE Superstar had tested positive for ‘clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene, which is a metabolite of chomiphene. Clomiphene is an …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Nate Diaz walks to the Octagon before his welterweight rematch against Conor McGregor at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Nate Diaz Declares Shrewd Warning To Conor McGregor Via Instagram

With the dust of Sunday morning’s fight-fest gradually beginning to set as the full post-mortems of each fight continue to be dissected, many people are now turning one eye to the future as regards to what lies ahead for the UFC 202 fighting contingent. In the immediate aftermath of the brutal contest, Conor McGregor was adamant in ensuring fans that there …

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