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Michael Conlan On Nikitin Rematch: “It’s In Works For Belfast This Year”

Irish boxer Michael Conlan has opened up on a potential rematch with his old rival Vladimir Nikitin, explaining that a grudge match between the pair is “in the works for Belfast this year.” Conlan was defeated by the Russian in incredibly controversial circumstances during the bantamweight quarter-finals of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The Belfast native appeared to have comfortably won …

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Steven Poacher: “There Is A Person Behind The Coach”

Steven Poacher has made a lot of headlines over the past two years, some of it good, some of it bad. However, what many may not know about the Newry native is that the hours he puts into Gaelic Games is unparalleled. Poacher recently took up a post with Lismore Comprehensive. A great school by all accounts but not a …

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Greenlight: Dara O’Shea On Captaining Ireland & Vidic Comparisons

In this edition of the Greenlight series, we spoke to Dara O’Shea who opened up on captaining Ireland, life on loan at Exeter and being a part of West Brom’s talented youth academy. “If you imagine the Ferdinand/Vidic partnership at Manchester United, Dara is very much the Vidic.” _____ 20-year old centre-back Dara O’Shea is in a unique position. With Ireland, he …

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Allianz Hurling League Talking Points Heading Into this Weekend

The Allianz Hurling League returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures following a rain-soaked Sunday forced the cancellation of a number of key games last weekend. The fixture list has been thrown into chaos after last week’s weather mishap meaning that this weekend will see a number of Round Five ties played, as well as the first of …

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McCarthy: “If A Chance Falls To Them, They Might Just Put It In The Net”

Mick McCarthy has outlined his reasoning behind selecting uncapped strikers Padraig Amond and James Collins in his first provisional Irish squad, despite the pair playing in the third and fourth tier respectively. Neither Collins nor Amond has ever been included in an Irish squad before, but the duo has been in excellent goalscoring form for their clubs this season. Collins …

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O’Connor & Dolan Call Upon GAA To Adopt Two-Tier Championship

As Dublin continue to dominate Gaelic football and only a few strongholds like Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone etc. looking capable of challenging them in the near future. Is it time we adopted a two-tier championship? Everybody has an opinion on where the future of Gaelic Games lies, but when it comes to whether we should adopt a two-tier championship, it’s probably …

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Five Things We Learned As The Dust Settles On A Historic Night In Paris

Manchester United sealed their place in the last eight of the Champions League following a dramatic away goals victory over PSG on Wednesday night. United became the first team to overcome a two-goal home defeat in the competition’s knock-out stages to see off the French champions in Paris. Romelu Lukaku scored twice before Marcus Rashford’s dramatic late penalty following a …

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Mick McCarthy: I Contacted Patrick On Saturday, He Still Wants To Join Us

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has stressed that Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford is still keen to join up with the Boys in Green during his first squad announcement on Thursday. Bamford has been linked with an international transfer to Ireland having represented England at U21 level but was not included in McCarthy’s squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar …

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McCarthy Names First Irish Squad Ahead Of Gibraltar & Georgia

Mick McCarthy Declan Rice

New boss Mick McCarthy has named his first Ireland squad ahead of the Euro 2020 qualification games against Gibraltar and Georgia in two weeks time. BREAKING: Mick McCarthy has named his provisional squad for the upcoming @UEFAEURO European Qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia! Get your tickets for the Georgia game here➡️ https://t.co/gAjsxK5ZUd #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/e7sfb1fXpt — FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) March 7, …

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