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Lar Corbett On How Babs Keating Left Tipperary A “Broken Team”

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Michael ‘Babs’ Keating was considered one of the greatest hurlers of his generation, winning two All-Ireland medals with Tipperary. He proved just as successful in his first stint at managing the Premier County, guiding them to All-Ireland glory in 1989 and ’91. However, his ‘second-coming’ as Tipperary boss produced no medals for the county who seemed to go from bad-to-worse. …

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A Look At How Four Provincial Irish Football Teams Would Line-Up

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With no inter-county football or provincial rugby on the horizon, we have decided to ignite some tribal rivalry that is so unique to Ireland now that football looks set to return. We have updated our four provincial Irish football teams with a lot of changes from our 2016 and 2017 editions but we have still managed to construct four sides.  Let’s …

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Five Best Players To Never Win The Champions League

Since the Champions League replaced the European Cup in the 1992/1993 season, some of the game’s greatest names have lifted the famous trophy. Helping your club reach the pinnacle of European football has been viewed by many as a hallmark of the game’s most iconic players, but there have been some superstars who have never achieved such success. Here we …

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“It Was A Horrible, Horrible Feeling” – John Hayes On Munster 2000 Heartbreak

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“Yeah…,” John Hayes replied with a weary sigh. A long pause follows before ‘The Bull’ begins his explanation as to what went wrong in south-west London, with the heartbreak of that day 20 years ago still very much inflicting pain despite the two decades which have passed since that groundbreaking 1999/2000 season. Today is the 20 year anniversary of Munster’s …

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Showcase Your Sport – Q&A With Athletics Star Sarah Healy

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In our new series, ‘Showcase your Sport’, in association with the Irish Federation of Sport, we will be giving you a thorough insight into some of the most fascinating sports we have in Ireland. This week, our focus is on Athletics, and taking part in our Q&A is Under-18 European gold medallist, Sarah Healy. _____ When did you take up athletics?  …

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Five Of The Biggest Hurling Controversies To Rock The GAA

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Cork great Seán Óg Ó hAilpín revisited one of the greatest sagas in hurling on The Sunday Game over the weekend by admitting his regrets over the Cork 2009 hurling strike.  This prompted us to take a trip down memory lane to relive some of the biggest hurling controversies to rock the world of GAA. Here are five of the …

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Gaelic Football’s Hardman XV Of The 21st Century

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What classifies you as being a Gaelic football hard man?  The most obvious specification is the ability to handle one’s self in a tough situation, whether that’s through the football or the fists is often debatable. When tasked with choosing a select XV of Gaelic football’s hardest players of the 21st century, while the execution of their craft is paramount, …

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An XI Of Ireland’s Finest Ever ‘Granny-Rule’ Players

Who are some of Ireland’s greatest ever granny-rule players? Many men who have represented the Boys in Green may not have been born here, but their brilliant displays for Ireland have seen them go down in the country’s sporting folklore. Here we comprise an XI of some of the country’s finest international footballers who qualified for Ireland through ‘granny-rule’ – …

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Pundit Arena’s Ultimate Gaelic Football Team Of The Noughties

This particular one took a long time to choose.  The Gaelic football decade from 2000-2009 was ultimately dominated by four counties who took home All-Ireland titles, Tyrone, Kerry, Armagh and Galway. While Galway’s reign spanned the first few years of the decade, it was Tyrone and Kerry, with Armagh a constant presence, who consumed control in the latter half of …

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Showcase Your Sport – Q&A With Camogie Legend Rena Buckley

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In our new series, ‘Showcase your Sport’, in association with the Irish Federation of Sport, we will be giving you a thorough insight into some of the most fascinating sports we have in Ireland. This week, our focus is on Camogie, and taking part in our Q&A is seven-time All-Ireland winner and Cork legend, Rena Buckley. ______ Earliest memory of playing …

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Five Basketball Documentaries To Watch On YouTube Following The Last Dance

OOWith the acclaimed documentary ‘The Last Dance‘ chronicling Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls officially drawing to a close, sports fans will be left itching for further content to get their teeth into.  While some may be long-time basketball fans, others may have discovered a new-found appreciation for the sport and thus, want to learn more about the …

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