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John Morrison: A Devoted Club Man To The Very End

john morrion club tribute

John Morrison was laid to rest this weekend and as tributes continue to pour in from all over the country it’s clear that he left a mark wherever he went. However, the greatest mark he left in this world is arguably with his club. He coached Armagh, Derry, Mayo, Antrim, Donegal and Leitrim, but through it all, John Morrison was …

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Kieran Fitzgerald: “Talented” Galway Should Express Themselves More

Former Galway footballer and current Corofin star Kieran Fitzgerald feels that the defensive style of football is not the way to beat reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin. Fitzgerald was a part of Galway’s infamous All-Ireland winning side in 2001, capturing an All-Star in what was an immensely impressive season for the Corofin man. Despite still playing for his club at 38 …

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Barry McNamee On “Great Buzz” Ahead Of Derry City’s New Season

It’s a case of back where it all began for returning Derry City midfielder Barry McNamee, following a season away from the Brandywell. After a number of standout campaigns in midfield for the Candystripes, McNamee made the move down South in November 2017, joining double-winners Cork City. McNamee impressed at the Leesiders, featuring 33 times and scoring four goals as …

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Five Players To Watch Ahead Of The New League Of Ireland Season

After what felt like an endless offseason, the Airtricity League Premier Division finally returns on Friday night with a host of eye-catching fixtures to kick-off the new campaign. There are narratives aplenty to delve into, with a host of players, some new to the division and some much for familiar to it, keen to impress. As the season kicks into …

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Back To Business: The Major Talking Points Ahead Of New LOI Season

After what felt like an endless offseason, the Airtricity League Premier Division finally returns on Friday night with a host of eye-catching fixtures to kick-off the new campaign. Last season’s champions Dundalk will be looking to prove they can retain their crown in Stephen Kenny’s absence while a host of clubs look as though they may be geared up for …

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Collie O’Neill: “I Don’t Think Any Team Will Ever Fear Playing UCD”

UCD manager Collie O’Neill understands the challenge that faces his students when they begin their first season back in the Airtricity League Premier Division on Friday night. O’Neill’s side were the winners of last season’s First Division and their eye-catching style of football gained them many admirers on their way to clinching the title by three points. UCD have always been …

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It’s Kylian Mbappé’s World And We’re All Just Living In It

Last night at Old Trafford, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United fell to French Champions PSG in a performance reminiscent of Mourinho-esque days of old. The home side were thoroughly outplayed in Solskjaer’s first European game at the helm of the Manchester club, with PSG showing the world that even in Neymar and Cavani’s absence they are still one of the elite teams …

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Five Potential Breakthrough Stars Set For A Big 2019

With the Allianz Football League taking a back seat this weekend, it gives us a chance to reflect on what we have seen so far. Whilst the league is a great chance for teams to blood in fresh talent ahead of the Championship, the nature of promotion and relegation means that teams are fighting tooth and nail for those vital …

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A Look Back At Some Of The Biggest Irish Rugby Transfers Abroad

Irish rugby transfers abroad

Sean O’Brien will become the latest Irish rugby player to ply his trade abroad after it was announced this week that the ‘Tullow Tank’ will join London Irish after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.  O’Brien wasn’t offered a national contract by the IRFU which meant in Stuart Lancaster’s words the situation “was almost out of Leinster’s hands” when London Irish …

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Where The Irish Provinces Stand As PRO14 Returns

Irish Provinces PRO14

The Irish provinces return to Guinness PRO14 action this weekend after a three-week absence as the Six Nations has taken centre stage over the last few weeks.  As we are in the midst of a fallow week in the Six Nations, attention will shift back to the PRO14 and here we provide a little reminder as to where the Irish …

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John Caulfield: Even Without Stephen Kenny, Dundalk Still “Team To Beat”

Cork City’s John Caulfield has admitted that despite the apparent plethora of teams ready to challenge for the Airtricity League title, reigning champions Dundalk are “still the team to beat.” The holders lost their talismanic manager Stephen Kenny to the Irish U21s during the off-season with former assistant manager Vinnie Perth and a returning John Gill taking over. Caulfield’s Cork fell …

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Chopping & Changing Highlights The Beauty Of The Allianz Leagues

While there may be a lot of discontent surrounding championship structures at present, the same cannot be said about the leagues.  Following Round Three of the Allianz Football League, each of the four divisions have begun to take some sort of shape as we head into the break. The chopping and changing of each division on Sunday really highlighted the …

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