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Pundit Arena’s All-Star Hurling XV Following Classic Semi-Finals

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After an unpredictable, intriguing and let’s face it, at times underwhelming, hurling championship, we are down to the final two teams.  All start-of-year predictions went out the window at the weekend as Tipperary and Kilkenny battled their way into the All Ireland final with respective wins over Wexford and Limerick in what was a feast of hurling and a great …

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Championship Deep-Dive: Young Guns Answer Sheedy’s Rallying Call

Liam Sheedy

When Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher suffered his season-ending cruciate injury against Limerick in the Munster round-robin series, the topic of who Liam Sheedy would choose to replace him quickly arose.  Dan McCormack found himself on the bench at the start of the season but when Niall O’Meara picked up a hamstring injury against Cork in their championship opener, he and Jake …

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Stephen Kenny Unfazed By Hype Surrounding “Level Headed” Troy Parrott

Irish U21 manager Stephen Kenny isn’t overly concerned about the level of hype surrounding Tottenham striker Troy Parrott, despite the 17-year old’s tender age. Parrott has been considered an incredibly promising prospect over the last year or so thanks to his sensational goalscoring record at underage level for Spurs, but he has come under increased scrutiny as of late, due …

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Major Progress: Turning Minor Rejection Into Major Greatness

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In association with “Them are the kind of decisions and you’d always be saying to them when you’d be cutting off the panel that it wasn’t an easy decision and you’d hope maybe two or three years down the line they’d come along and prove you wrong and we’d be delighted if that happened.” Former Galway minor manager, Mattie Murphy, …

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10 Years On: When Tallaght Stadium Welcomed Real Newboy Ronaldo

10 years ago today, Cristiano Ronaldo donned the famous white of Real Madrid for the first time following his then world record £80 million move from Manchester United. One of the finest players of this generation, the Portuguese phenom would go on to spend nine incredible seasons at the Bernabeu scoring 450 goals in just 438 games, winning four Champions …

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Pundit Arena’s All-Star Hurling XV From Championship To Date

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With a break in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, we have a moment to catch our breath and reflect on what has been an intriguing competition thus far.  We have experienced huge shocks in the championship already, not least Galway’s exit in the provincial stages at the hands of Dublin, and Mattie Kenny’s sides subsequent loss to Laois which …

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