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Richard Barrett is a Co-Founder and Head of Content at Pundit Arena. You can follow him on Twitter via @TheBoyBarrett .

Conor McGregor Breaks Top 10 In UFC Rankings

A fantastic week for Conor McGregor just got better, with the news that ‘The Notorious’ has broken into the top ten in UFC rankings for the first time. McGregor was in devastating form in Dublin when he easily saw off Diego Brandao with a first round win in front of a raucous Irish crowd. The O2 Arena was packed to the rafters …

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Manchester City – Friday’s Transfer News

Manchester City are usually the ones disrupting players at top European clubs, but they’ve been given a taste of their own medicine by Juventus in the last couple of days. The Bianconeri are targeting Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic and have already had bids rejected for the forward. Jovetic signed for City in a £22 million deal last summer from Fiorentina, …

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Tottenham – Thursday’s Transfer News

Mixed news for Tottenham fans on Thursday, as Hugo Lloris commits to the club and Jan Vertonghen is linked with a move to Catalan giants Barcelona. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has put rumours about a departure from North London to bed by signing a new five-year contract with the club. The deal is a massive boost to Mauricio Pochettino’s side, as …

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Lacrosse: Irish World Championship Preparations Continue

 Ireland’s preparations for the World Championships in Denver continued with a full exhibition game on Tuesday evening against the Austrian national team at the Colorado Academy in Lakewood in Denver. The Irish team performeed very well and came away with a 14-4 win.  Ireland jumped out to an early three-goal lead within the first five minutes and never looked back. While the …

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Cesc Fabregas – The Unwanted Son

If it’s possible to have sympathy for a footballer earning £150,000 a week, then perhaps Cesc Fabregas is entitled to his share. Fabregas’ £30 million transfer to Chelsea was met with gasps of derision by Arsenal supporters and neutrals alike lamenting the influence of money over the game. But Fabregas deserves more sympathy than he has received. Fabregas’ return to …

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The Ultimate World Cup Infographic

This infographic has every team stat from every World Cup. It is the Holy Grail for World Cup lovers. Warning: Do not continue reading unless you want to spend the next hour playing around with our infographic! While it makes for some interesting reading, it is also quite embarrassing for Irish World Cup fans as it shows that we have …

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Thomas Vermaelen Agrees Manchester United Move

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has agreed a deal in principle to sign for Manchester United, the Telegraph have reported. The decision to leave Arsenal is another blow to Arsene Wenger’s side, after Bacary Sagna signed for title rivals Manchester City last week. Vermaelen is in the final year of his Arsenal contract and fell out of favour last season, with …

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Kawhi Leonard Leads The Spurs To NBA Championship

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius. Twelve months on from their heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs have risen to the top of the NBA ladder. A 104-87 victory in Texas on Sunday night gave Gregg Popovich’s side their fifth …

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Anthony Nash Cork

Greatest Anthony Nash Song Of All Time

This Anthony Nash anthem is one of the best GAA songs we’ve ever heard. County Clare music legend MC Banner is releasing his first solo single “Don’t Do the Nash”. The song marks the new GAA rule that prevents hurling penalties encroaching past the 20 metre line, ending the rise and run in method of penalty taking made famous by the Cork Goalkeeper, Anthony …

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NBA Finals Game Four – Kawhi Leonard’s Legacy Begins

The San Antonio Spurs rolled into Miami with a point to prove, and boy did they deliver. After gifting Miami a road victory in Game Two, Gregg Popovich’s men were faced with the tough task of winning at the American Airlines Arena. After two outstanding performances, Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs to the impossible; successive road wins in Miami. The …

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Munster Senior League Controversy: Latest Developments

The controversy that has engulfed the end of the 2013/14 Munster Senior League campaign is far from over, but developments are expected next Tuesday. As reported by Pundit Arena on May 31st, the Premier Division of the Munster Senior League (MSL) has descended into farce as a result of the MSL’s decision to award Everton three points due to Leeds AFC playing an …

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PA Source: Luke Marshall Dropped For Second Test

Ireland centre Luke Marshall will not start the Second Test vs Argentina on Saturday, according to a Pundit Arena source in Argentina. It had been reported that Marshall was a major doubt for the clash with Los Pumas due to a head injury, but Pundit Arena has learned that the Ulster player will not start for Joe Schmidt’s side, regardless …

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Twitter Fans React Badly To RTE Live Stream of Cork-Waterford

RTE’s decision to live-stream the Munster Championship Quarter-Final replay between Cork and Waterford looks to have been a bad one, with the majority of fans disgusted with the quality of the stream and audio. Due to the meeting of Dublin and Laois in the Leinster Football Championship, Cork’s replay was live-streamed on the  RTE Player. The national broadcaster’s decision to stream …

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Johnny Sexton A Doubt For Second Test

The result was decisive, the performance was not. Ireland’s 29-17 victory in the First Test with Argentina may have come at a cost,with Johnny Sexton’s hamstring a worry for Joe Schmidt. Ireland out half Johnny Sexton left the field in Chaco on Saturday clutching his leg with sixteen minutes remaining in Ireland’s clash with the Pumas. The Second Test takes …

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Leinster Make History At The RDS

Leinster became the first side to retain the Pro12 trophy after a magnificent performance at the RDS. The Boys In Blue overturned a six point deficit early in the  first half to complete a historic 34-12 victory in Leo Cullen and Brian O’Driscoll’s last game. Brian O’Driscoll left the RDS to a standing ovation. However, the outpour of emotion was …

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Pro12 Final Teams: Leinster vs Glasgow Warriors

This season’s RaboDirect Pro12 campaign concludes tonight at the RDS, with Leinster facing the red-hot Glasgow Warriors. Glasgow are contesting their first ever Pro12 Final after they overcame Munster at Scotstoun two weeks ago. Gregor Townsend’s side are the form team in the competition and come into the game on the back of nine straight victories. Leinster secured their place in …

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Shane Byrne Says A Farewell To Leo Cullen & Brian O’Driscoll

The day has finally arrived. At 6:15pm, Brian O’Driscoll will begin his last stint as the chief protagonist in the Leinster love story. As we enter the final scenes of one of the greatest scripts in rugby history, Glasgow Warriors are all that stand between O’Driscoll and the perfect ending. However, there is a subplot at the RDS that will be awash …

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Trevor Hogan: Glasgow Will Pose A Serious Threat To Leinster

Leinster and Glasgow go to war on Saturday night at the RDS in what will be the Irish province’s fifth league final in a row. In stark contrast to Matt O’Connor’s side, Glasgow have qualified for the RaboDirect Pro12 Final for the first time in their history and are in blistering form ahead of the Dublin showdown. Pundit Arena spoke to …

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