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James Maddison Is Brilliant, But He’ll Never Wear The Green Of Ireland

On Saturday, a report emerged from The Independent.ie outlining that the FAI had reached out to Leicester City midfielder James Maddison about a potential switch to play for Ireland. The Association had reportedly received some encouragement about a potential switch for Maddison who qualifies to play for the Boys in Green through a grandparent. Irish manager Mick McCarthy is understood …

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Ten Things We Learned From Conor McGregor’s Massive ESPN Interview

Conor McGregor sent the MMA world into something of a frenzy after making an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter for a far-reaching interview with Ariel Helwani. It was a pretty in-depth interview that saw the famed-reporter asking Conor about everything from his recent controversies to his thoughts on the current landscape of the fight-game.   View this post on Instagram   …

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Kieran Sadlier Feels Irish Call Up Shows LOI Gamble Has Paid Off

Doncaster forward Kieran Sadlier’s initial reaction to his first call-up to the Irish senior squad was one of shock. In truth, it probably shouldn’t have been. The 24-year-old has adjusted well to life back in English football after his move to the Keepmoat from Cork City in December of 2018, with last year’s return of three goals in just 14 …

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A More Mature Jack Conan Is Now Ready To Grab World Cup Chance

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“This time around is a lot different and (I’m) now really coming into my own performance-wise.”  This time four years ago Jack Conan received his first cap for Ireland as he looked to make a late surge into Joe Schmidt’s final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. That cap came in a warm-up game against Scotland at the …

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Derek McGrath On His Two Passions In Life, Neither Of Which Are Hurling

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Spend half an hour in Derek McGrath’s company and two of his life’s passions becomes increasingly clear… family and teaching.  Sporting a healthy tan, the former Waterford manager reveals he’s just returned from holidays with his wife Sarah and two sons Fionn (13) and Odhrán (6). While Odhrán is about to enter his last year of senior infants, Fionn is preparing for his second year …

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PA Roundtable: Top Hurling Stars Predict The All-Ireland Final

Ahead of the highly-anticipated All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, Pundit Arena spoke to some of the country’s top hurlers to get their thoughts.  Johnny Coen (Galway), Mark Kavanagh (Laois), Alan Cadogan (Cork), and Cian Boland (Dublin) predict the 2019 decider in Croke Park, the Hurler of the Year and tell us whether or not they would like to see …

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Predicting Mick McCarthy’s Ireland Squad For September’s Games

On Friday, Ireland manager Mick McCarthy will name his provisional Irish squad for the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. The Boys in Green haven’t been in action since June where they drew with Denmark in Copenhagen and defeated Gibraltar in Dublin to solidify themselves at the top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group. With the season only just underway …

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Why Sheffield United’s Irish Quartet Will Be Key To Premier League Survival

On Saturday, Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium will play host to Sheffield United’s first Premier League game for nearly 12 years. After over of a decade of hovering between the second and third tiers of English football The Blades finally returned to where so many of their fans believe they belong after achieving promotion from the Championship  in stylish fashion last year. …

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PA Prem Predictor: Every Team’s Season In Two Lines Or Less

With the Premier League starting this weekend it’s easy to get bogged down with lengthy discussions on how the season is going to play out. Will Liverpool usurp Man City? How will Frank Lampard cope at Chelsea? Can the League’s new boys cause a stir? Fear not, however, Pundit Arena have you covered with all 20 Premier League teams previewed …

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