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Michael Keaveny

Part-time writer and farmer, full-time sports fan.

Everton Agree Club Record Deal For Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson

Everton have agreed on a deal worth up to £45m for Swansea’s Icelandic playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson. It is understood Sigurdsson will undergo a medical on Wednesday to complete his long drawn out transfer to Goodison Park. The saga has dragged on for most of the summer with The Swans initially valuing the 27-year-old at £50million. However, The Toffees now look set to …

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Premier League LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Wayne Rooney speaks to the press at Goodison Park on July 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Three Outside Bets Worth Considering At The Start Of The New Premier League Season

As the new Premier League season dawns, we take a look at three outside bets worth considering. Everton to finish fourth – 9/1 (Paddy Power) As the new campaign kicks off, much of the spotlight is on the ‘will he/won’t he’ Philippe Coutinho saga, Jose Mourinho’s ever growing shopping list and Antonio Conte’s much-publicised frustration about his activity or lack …

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Four Take-Aways From A Hectic GAA Weekend

GAA fans of both codes were treated to a bumper weekend of action with the unusual scenario of four games across one weekend. We now know the line-up for the All-Ireland football semi-finals as Dublin will take on Tyrone and Kerry face Mayo. Galway also became the first side into the All-Ireland hurling final. They await the winners of the …

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Combined Galway/Kerry XV Of The Past Twenty Years

Sunday sees the clash of the Cain and Abel of the GAA, the purists favourite sons, Kerry and Galway. This has been a relatively one-sided contest in recent years, and both have experienced stints in the doldrums (although one more so than the other) in the past two decades. Both have provided some of the finest footballers to lace boots …

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 16: Richie McCaw of the All Blacks looks on during semi final two of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park on October 16, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Three Sportspeople Who’ve Played Through Horrendous Injuries

It emerged recently that Johnny Sexton started the British and Irish Lions’ final Test versus the All Blacks with a broken wrist and a ruptured tendon in his ankle.   Here we examine three other famous cases of sportspeople gritting their teeth and pushing themselves through the pain barrier to achieve glory in their chosen field. ________ 3. Aidan O’Mahony …

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