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The Butler Brothers – Born In London, Raised On Gaelic Games

Speaking to both Killian and Philip Butler you have to pinch yourself and remember that you are speaking to two devout Gaels. Such are their London accents, it is easy to forget that these boys are Irish to the core.  Born and raised in Greenford, the Butler brothers are key figures within the Tír Chonaill Gaels club, the current London …

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Jordan Burroughs Responds To ‘Disrespectful’ & ‘Out Of Touch’ Chael Sonnen

Jordan Burroughs spoke to us here at Pundit Arena in an interview which will be released in two parts ahead of his showdown with Ben Askren next week. The Olympic gold-medalist, four-time world champion, two-time undefeated national champion and three-time All-American, Burroughs, spoke to us here at Pundit Arena for an exclusive interview in promotion of HowUdish. HowUdish is an app designed …

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Derek McGrath On Training Camps, Punditry & Dealing With Mental Health

Derek McGrath agrees with his Waterford successor, Paraic Fanning, that the GAA need to focus their attention elsewhere rather than trying to ban training camps. Earlier this week, Fanning voiced his displeasure at the GAA’s ruling to prohibit foreign training camps from next year onwards. Waterford recently returned from a five-day stint in Portugal and Fanning described the change in …

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Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part VIII – Sam Slater

In this, the eighth entry to the series Exploring Irish MMA, I had the opportunity to speak to one of this country’s most promising prospects, Sam Slater. Those who have been close to the Irish mixed martial arts scene and its growth were no doubt delighted by February’s Bellator Dublin and the manner in which it played out. A card …

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Rhys McClenaghan – “I Always Felt Like If I Wanted Something Bad Enough, I’d Do It Myself”

Rhys McClenaghan

There’s something about the Irish psyche which means many of our elite athletes tend to play down their achievements or make safe predictions about their potential success in future competitions. Focusing on the quality of their opponents, or using phrases such as “I’ll give it my best and see what happens” are often expressed and it’s clear to see why. …

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How Sheffield United’s Irish Quartet Became Key To Premier League Return

On Sunday, Sheffield United’s promotion back to the Premier League was confirmed following Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. The result for third-placed Leeds as well as United’s victory over already-relegated Ipswich on Saturday meant that the Blades ensured their spot in the top flight for the first time since the 2006/2007 campaign. Chris Wilder’s men, in only their …

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