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Peter Stringer: “I’m In Control Of My Own Life Now”

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For any rugby player who has played the game professionally for 20 years, the thought of retirement must be a daunting one. However, for Peter Stringer, who retired last year on his own terms, he is happy to now live his life in the same manner.  Ireland are favourites going into this weekend’s Guinness Six Nations opener against England, having won …

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Outside Shouts: The Divisional Dark Horses Of The UFC

They might not all win UFC titles before all is said and done, but here are some of the fighters that have a better chance at getting further into the title-mix than most give them. It was a lot harder than expected to forego the usual picks when constructing this list. You’ll find no hotly-tipped prospects like Zabit Magomedsharipov or …

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The Ten Fighters Set To Define The World Of MMA In 2019

Unquestionably, 2018 was a good year for the fans of MMA but, without a doubt, this last quarter was the most moved. There were many fights that provided unexpected results for fans of the UFC and other organizations. On top of that, there have also been many controversies within the circuit of the MMA, such as those unleashed by fighters …

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Liam Lawrence On ‘Huge Talent’ Rice: “He’s A Better Version Of Eric Dier”

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Lawrence was full of praise for West Ham’s young star Declan Rice but outlined that he cannot understand the 20-year old’s decision to consider representing England. Rice has been mulling over his international future since August when then manager Martin O’Neill outlined that he had left the young midfielder out of his squad amid …

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“Billy Does What He Does Best” – Earls Ready For Vunipola Threat

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Keith Earls is expecting a typically physical Six Nations encounter with England this weekend as Ireland look to get their title defence off to the best possible start.  Matches between these two teams are always high in the physicality stakes and with England seeing the return of Mako and Billy Vunipola, Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes among others, there is a …

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Deep-Dive: Analysing The Five Minutes Of Monaghan Magic That Downed Dublin

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Monaghan made a statement of intent on the opening weekend of this year’s Allianz Football League by securing a three-point victory over All-Ireland champions, Dublin. The win marked the second time in two seasons that Malachy O’Rourke has masterminded a league win over Jim Gavin’s men …

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Allianz Football League Round-Up: Monaghan Shock Dubs In Clones

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Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues Monaghan claimed a huge opening day scalp in the Allianz Football League with a three-point victory over a strong Dublin side at Clones. Kerry produced a storming performance to down a fancied Tyrone side, whilst in Division Two, Kildare and Armagh played out an entertaining draw. …

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Top Ten UFC Fights To Look Forward To In Early 2019

Mixed martial arts fans have quite a lot of fantastic action to look forward to over the course of the next few months, here’s our pick for the top-10 matchups on the horizon for early 2019. Honourable mentions Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva: UFC 234 – Feb 10 James Vick vs. Paul Felder: UFC Pheonix – Feb 17 Derrick Lewis …

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Ryan Johansson: All You Need To Know About The Bayern Wonderkid

On Saturday evening, news broke that Bayern Munich’s 17-year old wonderkid Ryan Johansson would be committing his international future to Ireland. Johansson is highly rated at the Bundesliga giants and has featured for Bayern in their pre-season games against the likes of PSG, Manchester City and Juventus. After featuring for Ireland, Luxembourg and Sweden at underage level Johansson has finally decided …

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Four New Managers To Watch In The Allianz Football League

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With a new manager comes a fresh start, an opportunity for change, a chance for someone on the peripheral to come front and centre. A new manager can inspire… Take Joe Kernan for example, he took over an Armagh side in 2002 that was on the cusp of an All-Ireland final but just couldn’t get over the line in big …

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Top GAA Stars Highlight Imbalances In Men & Women’s Games

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The standard of women’s Gaelic Games has risen exponentially over the past decade, and the proof is in the pudding. However, some of our top female stars still have gripes over how their respective sports are run compared to that of the men’s game.  Pundit Arena recently sat down with two top Camogie stars who both highlighted clear imbalances that …

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Muireann Atkinson: AFLW Will Be Poaching More Players From Ireland

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For now, the only thing on Muireann Atkinson’s mind is securing back-to-back O’Connor Cup triumphs as the Monaghan star attacks 2019 head-on.  However, a different opportunity was presented to the DCU student last year after she was one of 18 women selected from around the world to travel to Australia for AFLW trials. Atkinson admits she did not know much …

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