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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

Benvenuti Receives Two Week Ban For High Challenge On Archer

Tommaso Benvenuti has received a two-week ban for his high challenge on Stephen Archer during Munster’s 37-28 win over Benetton Treviso on Friday. The centre was reported by the Citing Commissioner in charge for an infringement of Law 9.20 – A player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders. The player was shown a …

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Conor Murray Tyler Bleyendaal

D’Arcy: Carbery Won’t Be A Loss If Conor Murray Can Make His Mark

Gordon D’Arcy believes Conor Murray will need to stamp his authority in their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens in order to fill the void left by Joey Carbery. Carbery has been deemed as “highly unlikely” to start the game after being withdrawn during their quarter-final win over Edinburgh after 36 minutes with the hamstring injury that prematurely ended his …

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Rory Best

Rory Best To Retire From Rugby Following World Cup

Ireland and Ulster captain, Rory Best, has confirmed that he will retire from rugby following the World Cup in October.  Best is Ulster’s most-capped international with 116 appearances (10 tries) and has helped Ireland win the Six Nations Championship on four occasions, including two Grand Slam successes (one as captain). He made his competitive debut for Ulster in 2004 and …

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Champions League semi-finals

UEFA Confirm Champions League Semi-Final Fixture Dates

Following last night’s quarter-final results, the fixture details for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals have been confirmed. Liverpool will travel to the Camp Nou on Wednesday, May 1 for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. Jurgen Klopp’s men sealed their place in the final four with a 4-1 win (6-1 on aggregate) over FC Porto last …

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Gordon D'Arcy

Gordon D’Arcy: “Sport Is Inclusive, It Doesn’t Care Who You Are”

Former Leinster and Ireland rugby player, Gordon D’Arcy, believes anyone who wants to participate in sport must accept and live by approved societal norms. His comments come as Rugby Australia announced the termination of Israel Folau’s contract due to a “high level” breach of the professional players’ code of conduct, while stating that he had ignored formal instruction not to …

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Jarrell Miller Returns ‘Adverse Findings’ In Drugs Test

Anthony Joshua’s next opponent, Jarrell Miller, has returned an “adverse finding” in a drug-testing sample, according to promoter, Eddie Hearn. The American boxer is due to fight Joshua in a heavyweight title unification bout on June 1 in Madison Square Garden, having never fought for a world title before. The random drugs test, carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association …

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD watches today's bout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Shane Ross: Entire FAI Board Intend To Step Down

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has indicated that the FAI board have written to him and intend to step down. Speaking at a Joint Oireachtas Committee, Minister Ross said that the FAI have written to him indicating that decisive action will be taken with an EGM likely to take place. Earlier today, it emerged that proper accounts …

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Billy Vunipola

Billy Vunipola: “My Intention Was Never To Cause Suffering”

Saracens and England player, Billy Vunipola, has addressed the recent controversy over his social media post defending the views of Australia’s Israel Folau. Last week, the 26-year-old ‘liked’ Folau’s Instagram post in which he warned gays, drunks, and adulterers, among others, that ‘hell awaits them’. Vunipola then took to Instagram to defend his actions, explaining that it was the point …

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Ross King Laois

Boost For Brennan As Former Captain Ross King Returns To Laois Panel

Laois manager, Eddie Brennan, has received a major boost ahead of their Joe McDonagh campaign with the news that Ross King has returned to the senior panel.  The Rathdowney-Errill man stepped away from the inter-county panel at the end of last season and missed all of their 2019 Allianz League campaign. However, King returned to training on Sunday, according to Laois …

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Israel Folau

Unrepentant Israel Folau Happy To Give Up Rugby If It Is God’s Will

Controversial Australian rugby player, Israel Folau, has said that the outraged response to his recent social media post has not made him change his stance.  In a post on Instagram last week, the 30-year-old warned drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators, that hell awaits them. Rugby Australia soon released a statement saying that they intend to terminate …

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