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Allianz Leagues: Conclusions Following Wins For Waterford and Limerick

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What a day for Páraic Fanning and Waterford as they qualified for the Allianz Hurling League final following a two-point victory over Galway at Nowlan Park. It is a serious turnaround for the Déise hurlers who found themselves relegated from Division 1A last season. They subsequently failed to qualify from the group stages of the Munster Championship in what was …

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Munster Fight Back From Poor First Half To Clinch Bonus Point

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Munster 31 – 12 Zebre  Sean McMahon reports from Thomond Park  A poor first-half performance from Munster saw them go into halftime break 5-12 down but an excellent second interval comeback inspired by the introduction of Tyler Bleyendaal saw the southern province secure a bonus point win on a final scoreline of 31-12. Strong carries from CJ Stander and Jack …

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Five Defining Moments In Jon Walters’ Illustrious Irish Career

On Friday, Irish international Jon Walters announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35 following an Achilles injury. Walters, who had an excellent club career with the likes of Ipswich Town and Stoke City, became one of Ireland’s most important players during his eight years as a part of the senior setup. As the striker calls time …

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Forgotten Friday: Mick Lyons – Harder Than The Leaving Cert

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Uncompromising, unforgiving, unrelenting… The great Meath team of the late 1980s is known by many as one of the toughest sides to ever play Gaelic football. With stars like O’Rourke, O’Malley, Flynn, Foley and O’Connell, none epitomised this great team as much as full back and leader, Mick Lyons. That Meath team of the late eighties is beloved by most …

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