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

Roy Keane Offers Blunt Assessment Of Spurs’ Culture Following Draw

Roy Keane has explained why he thinks Paul Pogba’s performances at Manchester United have improved significantly following their latest victory while he also took aim at Tottenham following their latest Premier League performance. The French man was among the goalscorers on Thursday evening as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side eased to a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park, moving …

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Pundit Arena Daily Sports Brainteaser Challenge – Day 45

Welcome to day 45 of the Pundit Arena daily sports brainteaser challenge. Each day, we’ll give you a sporting brainteaser question and you have to guess the correct answer before the time runs out. You have five minutes to try to answer the question. The brainteaser is designed to test your sporting knowledge. But, of course, all questions are easy if you …

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Schmeichel Cummins

My Sporting Heroes: Brendan Cummins On Peter Schmeichel

“He was angry, everyone was afraid when taking a shot on him. When he came out with the ball, he spread himself. And of course, he was on a successful soccer team which was the one I supported and still do.” Brendan Cummins is one of the most famed goalkeepers in hurling and a two-time All-Ireland winner with Tipperary. He …

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Five Fringe Players To Watch Out For In 2020 GAA Championships

Since the format of the 2020 All-Ireland Hurling and Gaelic Football Championships were confirmed, GAA fans have been eagerly awaiting the competitions.  A return to straight knockout in football with two rounds of ‘back-door’ games in hurling has added to the excitement while the short October to December window means that teams will have to take full advantage of their …

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Egan goal

John Egan Credits GAA Roots With First Premier League Goal

John Egan was the saviour for Sheffield United in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Burnley as his late goal earned a point for the Blades at Turf Moor Stadium. The 80th-minute strike was a first Premier League goal for the Cork man who has now scored in all four divisions. It came from a corner following which Ben Osbourn enticingly …

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Football upsets

Five Of The Biggest Gaelic Football Upsets Of The Last Decade

During the week, Kildare fans fondly reminisced about their stunning upset over Mayo in the All-Ireland Football Championship two years ago to send the previous year’s finalists crashing out of the competition. With the wait for inter-county action continuing, we’re taking a look back at some of the most memorable Gaelic Football Championship results of the last decade. 2011 All-Ireland …

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“The Barriers Are There But They Are Really Easily Overcome”

“For people with disabilities, the social aspect of sport and physical activity is huge, they’re meeting people with similar interests and experiences. It increases the quality of their life, they can be as independent as possible. They feel part of a community”, explains Odhran Doherty, the Cara Centre’s National Sport Inclusion Coordinator.  “There’s a real correlation between sport and employment …

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GAA training ban

GAA Threaten Disqualification For Breaking Inter-County Training Ban

The GAA will harden their stance on inter-county teams who break the training ban as they confirm that the September 14 resumption date will not be moved forward.  The association came under heavy fire this week after President John Horan stated that there would be no repercussions for inter-county teams who returned to training during the club window. Offaly chairperson …

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hurling managers

Can You Name Every County’s Current Hurling Manager?

Can you name the current hurling manager of every team competing in the All-Ireland hurling championship?  It may sound simple but there were plenty of managerial changes in the hurling world prior to the 2020 season. How well were you paying attention? For the purposes of this quiz, we have included the hurling managers of 16 counties, which are comprised …

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GAA retirement

Five GAA Players Forced Into Retirement Before Their Time

GAA fans around the country were shocked to learn of the retirement of Limerick sharpshooter Shane Dowling on Thursday morning. The 27-year-old, who won an All-Ireland medal with the Treaty County in 2018, explained that his hand was forced due to retirement. “To be speaking about retirement from the game I adore at the age of 27 is not what …

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