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O’Shea On Potential Irish Call-Ups: “There Shouldn’t Be Any Chasing”

Former Ireland captain John O’Shea has had his say on potential Irish call-ups under the “granny rule” outlining that he feels Mick McCarthy shouldn’t be “chasing players.” The new boss will name his first Irish squad ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia on Thursday, although they will not include the likes of Patrick Bamford and Nathan …

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Allianz Deep Dive: Kerry’s Winning Mentality In Final Minutes

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Many expected today’s encounter to be a routine victory for Kerry at home to a struggling Monaghan. The Kingdom had enjoyed a 100 percent record in the Allianz Football League and, though they had been far from convincing at times throughout the campaign, they had also …

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A Best XV Of The Irish Provinces In PRO14 Action This Weekend

PRO14 Team Of The Weekend

There were three wins for the Irish provinces this weekend in the Guinness PRO14 as Leinster, Connacht and Ulster all recorded victories.  Munster’s 6-10 loss to the Scarlets in Llanelli will have disappointed the supporters of the southern province but as we mentioned before, Johann van Graan’s side had ample opportunity to win that game as they dominated possession and …

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What We Learned From LOI As Stalemates Dominate & Drennan Delivers

A relatively quick turnaround from Monday night, Friday saw another full fixture of League of Ireland action with five games in the Airtricity League. Unquestionably the least exciting gameweek of the four that have occurred so far, last night saw three scoreless draws with Sligo Rovers the only side in the division to pick up three points. With that in mind …

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Schmidt Confident On Sexton Availability And Hopeful On Carbery Injury

Ireland Sexton Carbery

Joe Schmidt offered an injury update on some of Ireland’s key players when he spoke to the media this afternoon at an open training session at Queen’s University, Belfast.  The Ireland head coach is confident that Johnny Sexton will be fit for next weekend’s clash against France at the Aviva Stadium. Joey Carbery is also in contention which dampens reports …

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Mickey Burke: Playing Both Codes Can Become Fashionable Again

Versatile Meath man, Mickey “The Honeybadger” Burke, has been representing Meath footballers since 2004 and is the last remaining link to Sean Boylan. Since his debut under county royalty, he’s always been ahead of the curve. While it’s not uncommon these days to see players covered in tattoos, Burke donned the ink up and down his arm long before having …

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Allianz Football League Four Players To Watch In Round Five

A lot can happen in Round Five of the Allianz Football League as a county’s entire season can sway on one result this weekend. Round Four saw some classy performances. Peter Harte was majestic in Tyrone’s win over Monaghan, Evan Comerford came of age and Donal O’Hare fired Down to the top of the league with a hat-trick. The leagues …

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Ben Askren’s UFC 235 Debut: Why Is It So Significant?

Ben Askren is now hours away from making his debut for the UFC and with that, an entire career’s worth of questions will be answered as he finally competes against one of the welterweight division’s most iconic warriors. To those who are still not fully familiar with Askren and his long history within this sport, trust me when I say …

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