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Jim Malone Cup: Dundalk 2-0 Drogheda United

Dundalk won the Jim Malone Cup for the first time since 2010 with a comfortable 2-0 victory over neighbours Drogheda United, courtesy of second half goals from Andy Boyle and substitute Ciaran O’Connor, reports Gerard Grimes. Dundalk came into the first Louth Derby of the season unbeaten in pre-season with three wins and a draw under their belt, with two of those …

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Picture: New Photos Leaked Of 15/16 Manchester United Kit

After some blurred images were released a few months ago, this latest leak (seen below) seems to remove all doubt that this will be the Manchester United kit for the 15/16 season. However, the only suggestion that this may be a fake seems to be in the location of the Adidas logo. The previous leak (second picture below) had the …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Schalke 04 Vs Real Madrid

All the stats ahead of Real Madrid’s trip to Schalke 04 for the Champions League round of 16. Here’s how the sides stack up.      Credit to Guarantee Tickets who created and provided the original infographic which can be seen here.    [interaction id=”54e3769c9cf6a70335ac8f3d”]    

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INFOGRAPHIC: Basel Vs FC Porto

Night two of the Champions League round of 16. All the stats ahead of FC Porto’s trip to Basel.    Credit to Guarantee Tickets who created and provided the original infographic which can be seen here.    [interaction id=”54e37f2d9cf6a70335ac987e”]

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VIDEO: Nobody Recognises Super Bowl Hero Malcolm Butler

Malcolm Butler may have secured that game-winning interception in the dying seconds to secure Super Bowl XLIX, but nobody recognises him.   Good thing Malcolm Butler has a Super Bowl Ring to console himself with as the man was in line for a reality check courtesy of NFL.com. The New England Patriots Corner Back made one of the greatest interceptions in …

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow Nails 343 Yard Drive

Tim Tebow, for some reason ended up on the Golf Channel on Monday. He subsequently embarrassed the host on the virtual driving range.   Tebow said he wasn’t that big in to Golf. Sure he’d play the odd charity game and had maybe hit a golf course about four times at most this year. So host Charlie Rymer must have felt pretty …

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Cheltenham: The Best Week Of The Year Is Almost Upon US

The best week of the year is almost upon us, and no it’s not Christmas nor Halloween. It is of course the Cheltenham racing festival. It’s the punters’ Christmas morning with four days of brilliant horse racing and action. Infact even if you’re not a punter but love Horse Racing, this is your All Ireland Final day or county final. If …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Bayern Munich

The Champions League round of 16 kicks-off tonight. Here’s how Shakhtar and Bayern stack up heading in to the fixture.      Credit to Guarantee Tickets who created and provided the original infographic which can be seen here.  [interaction id=”54e37f2d9cf6a70335ac987e”]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Chelsea Vs PSG

The Champions League round of 16 kicks-off tonight. Here’s how Chelsea and Paris St Germain stack up heading in to the fixture.        Credit to Guarantee Tickets who created and provided the original infographic which can be seen here.  [interaction id=”54e3769c9cf6a70335ac8f3d”]  

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Audio: We Quiz The Irish Public On Cricket Terminology

Ireland recorded a famous victory over the West Indies in the cricket World Cup last night and with plenty hopping aboard the Blarney Army bandwagon, we took to the streets to test the Irish public’s cricket terminology knowledge. We asked each participant to explain firstly what a ‘googly’ was, a ‘dibbly dobbly’, a ‘LBW’ and finally a ‘sticky wicket’. The …

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Video: The Story Behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s New Tattoos

Another wonderful goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic this weekend. But this time, there was some wonderful meaning to the Swede’s understated but poignant celebration.    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored again this weekend. Hardly surprising. And what a goal it was too, literally kung-fu kicking the ball in to the net. But it was his celebration that was more special than the goal. …

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Fantasy Football: A La Liga XI Vs A Premier League XI

It’s Friday. We are giddy at Pundit Arena HQ and we started arguing about the best league in the world. The top to bottom strength of the Premier League or the ferocious power of the top 3 in La Liga? There was only one way to settle it…. A fencing match to the death. Alan and Jose Manuel Enrique Alberta …

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WNL Preview: Cork City WFC vs Raheny United

Cork City Women’s F.C. welcome Raheny United to Bishopstown Stadium on the 15th February at two o’clock for their rescheduled fixture in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League. The Leesiders were originally scheduled to play Raheny in October last year but the game was postponed due to Raheny’s participation in the Women’s Champions League against Bristol Academy WFC, a game …

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Cork City FC Unveil New Home Jersey

Cork City FC have unveiled their home jersey for the 2015 season.    Cork City FC unveiled the jersey via their twitter account earlier today. Our new home jersey has been officially unveiled @sohobarcork this morning & will go on sale on Feb 27th #CCFC84 pic.twitter.com/j4AdRiDupe — Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) February 11, 2015 We got our hands on with …

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GAA: Stop Punishing Those Who Love The Game?!

Chris Prendergast argues the GAA’s disciplinary system is inconsistent, unnecessarily harsh and altogether broken.   The purpose of imposing a ban on a player in any sport is two-fold. First and foremost the player must be punished for whatever his infringement. Secondly, and equally important, any punishment must act as a deterrent to other players. Simple right? The introduction of the …

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VIDEO: That Season When Henrik Larsson Scored 53 Goals In 50 Games

2000-01 was a special season for a special player. Henrik Larsson dominated the SPL, claiming in the process the European Golden Shoe and high praise from Celtic’s arch rivals.  To tell the story of that 2000-01 season that Henrik Larsson gave us, we need to go back to October 21st 1999. Henrik Larsson doesn’t know it yet, but the following …

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VIDEO: Ivory Coast Win AFCON….Didier Drogba Goes Crazy

Didier Drogba went a little bit mad as the Ivory Coast secured a 9-8 penalty shootout victory over Ghana to secure the African Cup of Nations.    There was no bitterness on show in the Drogba household as Ivory Coast ended their long wait for a trophy last night. Didier Drogba, footballer, peacemaker and all round hero in the Ivory …

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