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Forgotten Friday: The Immovable Force That Was Tony Reddin

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“Try that again and they’ll be having a by-election in Cork.” – Tony Reddin to then Cork TD, Jack Lynch, during the 1950 Munster final.  Since the retirement of Darren Gleeson in 2017, Tipperary have been having trouble nailing down their man between the sticks. This season, Liam Sheedy has juggled between Paul Maher and Brian Hogan of Lorrha. However, …

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Strengths, Weaknesses & Key Men: Analysing CL’s Last Four

With the Champions League’s last four decided we analysed each of the teams vying for European glory this season. _____ Liverpool How They Got Here: Liverpool did excellently to negotiate a difficult group containing PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade. The Reds finished second, just ahead of the Italian side on goals scored. They won three games, beating each team …

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Five Of The Craziest Games In Champions League History

Last night, Tottenham advanced to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals after a stunning 4-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad. The game had absolutely everything from four goals in the opening ten minutes to Raheem Sterling’s late winner being disallowed by VAR for an offside in the build-up. Many people are calling last night’s all English clash …

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Corry’s Corner: No Glitz, No Glamour, The Gavin Way Gets Results

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During my chat with Dublin legend, Vinnie Murphy, last week one particular comment stood out. Murphy was reminiscing on 1995 and how Dublin had barely fallen over the line following five years of heartache. According to Murphy, it was a weaker Dublin side compared to the 1992 & 1994 All-Ireland finals, however, the reason they won that year (apart from …

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Top Five Candidates For FAI Chief Executive Role

The John Delaney era looks to be over. After weeks of speculation surrounding the much-maligned former CEO turned Executive Vice-President, the Football Association of Ireland released a statement on Monday claiming that Delaney has voluntarily ‘stepped aside pending the completion of an independent investigation’. “The Board of the Football Association of Ireland met in Dublin today. Following that meeting, the …

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Pundit Arena’s Top Five Team Sporting Comebacks

There’s no way we could compile a list of the greatest individual sporting comebacks and not apply it to team sports. Again, the team here at Pundit Arena HQ sat down to discuss the greatest sporting comebacks by teams. By no means are some of these comebacks as emotional and harrowing as some of the individual achievements of men like …

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Pundit Arena’s Top Five Individual Sporting Comebacks

With the euphoria and nostalgia surrounding Tiger Woods’s victory at Augusta National yesterday to collect his fifth Masters title, it got us thinking… Woods hadn’t won a major since the 2008 US Open with his last Masters title coming three years beforehand. A fall from grace over his personal life saw him slip to golf’s rankings and following a succession …

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Vinnie Murphy: How Kerry Renewed His Love Following Dublin Exile

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“Vinnie’s going to get you, Vinnie’s going to get you.” Vinnie Murphy recounts a tale of leaving a Kerry nightclub back in the early 2000s shortly after his second retirement from inter-county football. He had taken a team down to play in the famous Páidí Ó Sé tournament and after being hammered by hosts, An Ghaeltacht, they flocked to one …

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Forgotten Friday: Ronan Clarke Arrived When Armagh Needed Him Most

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 “Armagh have the best forward in the country in Ronan Clarke” Ross Carr. The year 2002 saw breakout stars aplenty in the GAA with names likes Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, Stephen Cluxton and Sean Cavanagh standing out.  However, there was one breakout star that stood tallest in ’02 defeating all three en route to an All-Ireland title and a Young Footballer …

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