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Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter
Briege Corkery

Briege Corkery: An Inspiring Tale Of Relentess Drive For Success

In association with Irish Blood Transfusion Services Briege Corkery’s name has become synonymous with success in the Rebel County. In 2016, after winning her 17th All Ireland title (11 football titles and six in camogie), Corkery decided to step away from the inter-county scene. She later admitted that she wasn’t enjoying that part of her life at the time. But …

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John Horan Dublin

John Horan: Review Of GAA Funding Not On The Agenda

GAA President John Horan has said that the association has no plans for a review into GAA funding, believing that the current model is progressive.  The GAA have been criticised for their allocation of funds in Leinster particularly, with Dublin receiving almost €18 million in development funds between 2007 and 2018. Cork were the next highest recipients with €1.4 million …

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Israel Folau

Folau Defends GoFundMe Page As Rugby Australia Deem It Inappropriate

Former international Israel Folau has taken to social media to defend his GoFundMe page which he set up to raise funds for his legal battle against Rugby Australia.  Folau is filing a claim with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs for unlawful dismissal on the grounds of religious discrimination. The page has received over $723,000 …

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Ireland Ring The Changes For Final U20 Game Against New Zealand

Noel McNamara has made a number of changes to his side for their final U20 World Championship game against New Zealand in Rosario on Saturday (kick-off 5pm Irish time). Ireland are competing in the 7th-8th place play-off following their last-gasp seven-point loss to England earlier this week.  Leinster duo Max O’Reilly and Brian Deeny will make their first starts in …

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Aine McDonagh

McDonagh Excited For Return Following Eye-Opening Injury Experience

After having her spring campaign disrupted by injury, Aine McDonagh is excited to return to competitive action for Galway as they prepare for the Connacht final against Mayo on Sunday.  The UCD student suffered a stress fracture during the O’Connor Cup final earlier this year and admitted that the injury was due to an accumulation of matches. “It was a …

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Israel Folau

Israel Folau’s GoFundMe Page Raises Almost $400,000 In Two Days

A GoFundMe page set up by former Australian international Israel Folau to help cover his legal costs has raised almost $400,000 in two days.  ​Folau has launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia following their decision to terminate his contract due to a high-level breach of the players’ professional code of conduct last month. Folau has …

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Eoin Kelly Munster Championship

Eoin Kelly: Players Would Die For A Munster Hurling Medal

During his 14-year career, Tipperary great Eoin Kelly won five Munster Hurling Championship medals, the first coming in 2001 and the last in 2012.  His former county find themselves back in the provincial decider following a two-year absence and with Liam Sheedy back at the helm, Tipperary will be desperate to reclaim the Munster Cup. The task ahead of them …

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Rugby Law Changes

World Rugby Scraps Plans For Nations Championship

World Rugby has discontinued their Nations Championship plans having failed to gain unanimous support from the countries involved in the Six Nations.  The proposed structure, which they hoped to launch in 2022, would have seen the Six Nations winners take on the winners of the expanded six-team Rugby Championship. The governing body says that plans were scrapped due to “a …

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Patrick Bonner Maher

Eoin Kelly On Bonner Maher Injury: “He Will Be Back In The Tipp Jersey”

Former All Ireland winning captain with Tipperary Eoin Kelly remains adamant that Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher will return to inter-county action following his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury. Tipperary GAA confirmed on Tuesday that the 29-year-old had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday’s win over Limerick in Semple Stadium and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. …

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Major Talking Points As Tipp Get The Better Of Limerick In Thurles

Tipperary 1-22 Limerick 0-21 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Semple Stadium Limerick and Tipperary will contest the Munster Senior Hurling Championship final in two weeks’ time following the conclusion of the round-robin series. Liam Sheedy’s side got the better of the Treaty men during today’s entertaining encounter in Semple Stadium with Seamus Callanan’s 38th-minute goal proving the difference in front …

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Paddy Jackson

Diageo Ends Sponsorship Deal With London Irish Over Jackson Signing

Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, have chosen to end their sponsorship deal with London Irish following their signing of Paddy Jackson. The former Irish international was acquitted of rape following a court case last year and subsequently joined French side, Perpignan. Following one season with them, it was announced that Jackson had signed for London Irish, coached by Declan …

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Khabib Dismisses Talk Of Rematch With Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has dismissed rumours of a rematch with Conor McGregor at a press conference ahead of his fight with interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier. Earlier this month Dana White confirmed that McGregor had returned to training in the hope of a rematch with the Russian. Khabib is currently serving a nine-month ban for his role in …

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