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Five Outside Shouts For Stephen Kenny’s First Ireland Squad

By Robert Redmond and Oisin McQueirns _____ On Saturday, the FAI announced that Mick McCarthy would be stepping aside from his role as Irish senior manager with immediate effect to make way for the incoming Stephen Kenny. Kenny will take charge of Ireland’s Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia, whenever that game occurs, as well as the upcoming Nations League campaign …

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Niamh McLaughlin

Donegal’s Niamh McLaughlin Longing For Home During Current Crisis

Life has changed significantly for Niamh McLaughlin during the Covid-19 crisis – with the Dublin-based Donegal star admitting that she’s longing for home and deeply worried about her elderly grandmother. The renowned Santry Sports Clinic in Dublin, where McLaughlin works as a physiotherapist, has come to an agreement with the HSE which will see vital beds being provided for overflow …

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Another Five Of The Best Sporting Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

With the population confined to their houses across the nation, there’s never been a better time to explore some of the best content Netflix has to offer. And for those of us scrambling to consume at least some semblance of sport amid its almost worldwide cancellation across the globe, the universal streaming site can provide some much-needed respite. For your …

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Ireland manager

Poll: How Should The FAI Resolve The McCarthy/Kenny Succession Issue?

Back in November 2018, the FAI opted for appeasement. The previous regime in the association appointed Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager. However, a large section of Irish football supporters were underwhelmed. They wanted change after the dour final year of Martin O’Neill’s reign and Stephen Kenny was, arguably, the popular choice for the role. In an attempt to …

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weekend sports quiz

Pundit Arena Weekend Sports Quiz – Week Two

Welcome to week two of our weekend sports quiz. There are four rounds of questions, each round contains five questions and there 20 questions in total. This week, we have rounds on Premier League goalscorers, Gaelic Football captains, Ireland in the Six Nations and UFC champions. Each question is multiple-choice. Good luck, and let us know what score you get …

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Marian McGuinness

“I Felt Sick And Insanely Tired” – Former Armagh Star Contracts Covid-19

In an ideal world, former Armagh All-Ireland winner Marian McGuinness would have been jetting off on the 2020 TG4 All-Star tour yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Instead, she’s in self-isolation having received confirmation of a positive test for Covid-19 last Friday. McGuinness, who landed a TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate medal with the Orchard County in 2012, was invited on the All-Star tour, which …

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irish footballers

Five Of The Best Irish Players Never To Play At A Major Tournament

By Robert Redmond & Oisin McQueirns _____ Over the years, Ireland has developed some incredibly talented footballers that have had the chance to shine on the biggest international stages. The likes of Ronnie Whelan at Euro 88, Paul McGrath at the World Cup in 1994, Damien Duff and Robbie Keane in Korea and Japan in 2002 – there’s been plenty. …

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Five Of The Best Sports Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

With the population confined to their houses across the nation, there’s never been a better time to escape the madness of the world with a podcast. And for those of us scrambling to consume at least some semblance of sport amid its almost worldwide cancellation across the globe, a sporting podcast can provide some much-needed respite. For your listening pleasure, …

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Siobhan Killeen

Siobhan Killeen Details Fight Against Covid-19 After Contracting Virus

Dublin ladies footballer Siobhan Killeen has revealed that she’s tested positive for Covid-19 – and has urged people to abide by expert advice in the fight against the coronavirus. Killeen, 27, who first experienced symptoms last Sunday evening, was tested on Monday and received her result on Tuesday. She is now self-isolating at home but reports that she’s doing well …

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An XI Of The Most Underrated Ireland Players

By Oisin McQueirns & Robert Redmond. With live football at a standstill and the Boys in Green’s quest for a spot in the European Championships put on hold, it’s time to look back rather than look forward.  And there’s no better place to start than with some of Ireland’s more underappreciated talents. Here, we select a starting XI of some …

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YouTube Sports Documentaries

Five Of The Best Sports Documentaries On YouTube

Have you watched every sports documentary on Netflix? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are five of the best sports documentaries currently on YouTube. Enjoy and let us know in the comments if you have any other recommendations. How many of these have you watched?https://t.co/yaXvWovbco — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) March 26, 2020 Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies The …

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Five Of The Best Sports Films To Watch On Netflix Right Now

The shutdown isn’t going to end any time soon, and sport won’t be back for a good while, so here are five sports films currently on Netflix that are definitely worth a watch or a rewatch. Warrior Warrior is a powerful film featuring excellent actors at the top of their game and a wonderful script. It is an MMA drama …

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aisling mccarthy

McCarthy Hoping Tipperary Can Cut The Mustard At Senior Level

Tipperary midfielder Aisling McCarthy says there is a fierce ambition among the county’s ladies footballers to be a force in this year’s TG4 Senior championship. McCarthy (24) only returned on Sunday from a six-month stint in Melbourne where she played with Western Bulldogs and she is currently in a self-imposed two-week isolation at her home in Cahir. While her AFLW …

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Six Of The Best Sports Documentaries To Watch On Netflix Right Now

With the population confined to their houses across the nation, there’s never been a better time to explore some of the best content Netflix has to offer. And for those of us scrambling to consume at least some semblance of sport amid its almost worldwide cancellation across the globe, the universal streaming site can provide some much-needed respite. For your …

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tracey leonard

Tracey Leonard Details Her Experiences Working On The Front Line

At the heart of the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak have been the medical professionals in our hospitals and surgeries. In the very front line is Galway star, Tracey Leonard. An outpatient nurse in normal times, the Corofin native has been seconded into a role as a tester in UCHG’s drive-through coronavirus clinic, as dreams of winning a first national …

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Sean Cox

Sean Cox Has Returned Home For The First Time In Almost Two Years

Sean Cox has returned home for the first time in almost two years. The Irish Liverpool supporter was the victim of a life-changing attack in April 2018 when he attended the Champions League semi-final against Roma at Anfield. Cox was attending the game with his brother, Martin, when he was attacked by away supporters. Two men were jailed for the …

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Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin Has Detailed His Experience After Contracting COVID-19

Charlie Austin has revealed that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and has detailed his experience fighting the illness. The West Bromwich Albion centre-forward warned others not to take the condition lightly. Austin said that his temperature reached 39.7 degrees Celcius and he experienced cold sweats. He described the last week fighting the illness as “intense” and described COVID-19 …

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