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Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter
Carton Dublin

Former Dublin Hurler Discharged After Recovering From Covid-19

Former Dublin hurler Michael Carton has been discharged from hospital after recovering from the coronavirus (Covid-19).  Earlier this month, the O’Tooles club man announced his diagnosis and shared his symptoms in an effort to warn people to remain indoors and to follow the HSE and government advice. “So I had been self-isolating for a few days with flu-like symptoms. Got …

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Galway All-Star 2017

Quiz: Name The Classy 2017 All-Star Team Dominated By Galway

Next up in our series of quizzes on All-Star hurling teams of the last decade, it’s 2017 and the year Galway finally lifted the Liam MacCarthy for the first time since 1988. In what was a memorable year for the Tribesmen, they took home both the Leinster and All-Ireland crowns, beating Wexford in the provincial final. Meanwhile in Munster, Cork …

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All-Star 2016

Quiz: Name The Eye-Catching All-Star Hurling Team Of 2016

It’s time for another All-Star hurling team of the year quiz and this time we’re turning our focus to 2016 when Tipperary reclaimed the Liam MacCarthy Cup.  In what was a very successful season for the Premier County, they first collected the Munster Cup before overcoming Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final on a scoreline of 2-29 to 2-20, winning their …

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Tipperary Kilkenny

Recalling The Infamous 2012 Semi-Final From Lar Corbett’s Perspective

“It was hard to believe how poor Tipperary were. This was their biggest championship defeat since 1897, I don’t know what was going on, it was confusing and embarrassing.”  Those were some the thoughts of RTÉ commentator Michael Duignan on the Sunday Game on the evening of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Tipperary – All-Ireland champions in 2010 and finalists …

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All-Star 2015

Quiz: Name The Hurling XV Who Took Home All-Star Honours In 2015

Next up in our series of quizzes on the All-Star hurling teams of the last decade, it’s 2015 and another successful year for the Cats. Brian Cody’s side recorded back-to-back All-Ireland titles after a battle with Galway in the decider in Croke Park. The side’s had met earlier that year in the Leinster final with Kilkenny prevailing by seven points …

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Leona Maguire

Leona Maguire On Social Distancing And Going Back To Golfing Basics

One saving grace for Leona Maguire is that she lives in the countryside.  Surrounded by fields and nature, it’s easy to avoid people outside her immediate family and social distancing isn’t an issue. It also means that she can hit golf balls to her heart’s content without disturbing anyone else. “We’ve a field out the back so I’ve been hitting …

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Eddie Jones RFU

Eddie Jones Asked To Take Pay Cut Amid Covid-19 Uncertainty

England head coach Eddie Jones has been asked to accept a reduction in his salary of over 25 per cent by the RFU, according to reports.  Sky Sports News are reporting that English Rugby’s governing body is facing massive revenue losses of £45 to £50 million over the next 18 months as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and …

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Clare All-Star 2013

Quiz: Name The Eye-Catching All-Star Hurling Team Of 2013

Next up in our series of quizzes of every All-Star team from the last decade, it’s 2013 and a year Clare hurling fans will never forget. It was a year of firsts, the year that went against the grain. Kilkenny were favourites to complete the three-in-a-row with Galway and Tipperary in hot pursuit. However, the provincial championships threw up more …

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Olympics

Committee Member Says Tokyo Olympics Will Be Postponed

An established International Olympic Committee member has said that the Tokyo Olympics set to take place this summer will be postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The committee confirmed on Sunday that they will make an official decision on the games in the next four weeks and will announce details should it be postponed. However, speaking to USA Today, Canadian …

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O'Neills scrubs

O’Neills Announce Plans To Manufacture Hospital Scrubs

Sportswear company O’Neill’s have announced that they have begun to manufacture scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts. The company, whose headquarters are based in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, will produce 10,000 sets of scrubs a week, according to the Irish Times. “With immediate effect, O’Neills are manufacturing scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts. The health and safety …

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All-Star 2012

Quiz: Can You Name This All-Star Hurling Team From 2012?

Following on in our series of the All-Star Hurling teams of the last decade, it’s time to test your knowledge of the 15 players who made the cut in 2012. Another memorable year of action saw Brian Cody’s Kilkenny side record back-to-back All-Ireland titles, though in 2012, Galway provided the opposition in the decider. In what was a historic year …

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All-Star 2011

Quiz: Name The Tricky All-Star Hurling Team From 2011

Last week, we tested your knowledge of the legendary All-Star hurling team from 2010, now it is time to move onto the 2011 edition.  As you will probably recall, that was the year Kilkenny and Tipperary met in the third instalment of their thrilling final trilogy with Brian Cody’s side winning out on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-16, avenging …

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