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Louise Galvin On Female Pundits And Silencing Keyboard Warriors

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For most of us rugby fanatics, or even half-interested bystanders, the most difficult decision we’ll face this weekend is choosing which channel to tune into for the Rugby World Cup.  Over the past number of weeks, broadcasters have been revealing their illustrious panels for their coverage with a mixture of established names and new faces. Irish people will have a …

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Inter-County Stars Discuss Super 8s & Tiered Championships

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The inter-county season has officially ended and as the long days stretch into the early evenings we can sit back, relax and look forward to a new decade of football in 2020. Dublin are champions for the fifth year in succession and the rest of Ireland will be gunning to stop their championship streak of 37 games without defeat. However, …

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All-Ireland Deep-Dive: The Clutch Moments That Made Dublin Immortals

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What was once deemed impossible is now possible as Dublin are All-Ireland Champions for the fifth year in succession.  Jim Gavin’s men were put to the pin of their collars by Kerry over 150 of high-intensity Gaelic football but their heart, desire and steely determination shone through on both days. Kerry will reflect on what could have been having led …

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The Experimental Starting XI McCarthy Could Choose Against Bulgaria

On Tuesday night, Ireland face their first non-competitive game of the second Mick McCarthy era when they take on Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium. After a hard-earned point against Switzerland in Dublin last Thursday night, Tuesday’s friendly represents a chance for McCarthy to make some changes and rotate his team. The Irish boss has already outlined that there will be …

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Troy Parrott On U21s, Champions League Inclusion & Dealing With Hype

On Friday night, Ireland’s U21s picked up a 1-0 win over Armenia at Tallaght Stadium to keep their 100% record in European Qualifying alive. The scoreline may have been narrow but Stephen Kenny’s men impressed once again with their stylish, free-flowing and attacking brand of football in front of 3,500 fans in Tallaght. For Tottenham striker Troy Parrott, the game …

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If Ever A Man Deserved A Goal For Ireland, It Was David McGoldrick

How sweet last night must have been for Ireland’s number nine. For David McGoldrick, Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium felt like a landmark moment in his near 15-year career as a professional. Coming off his debut month as a Premier League footballer, and finally featuring consistently at international level, the 31-year-old netted his first goal for …

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Four Exciting Ways Ireland’s U21 Could Set Up Ahead Of Qualifiers

Last week, Stephen Kenny named an incredibly exciting U21 squad ahead of Ireland’s upcoming European Qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. The 22-man panel contains some of the most promising names in Irish football with the selection bringing with it a renewed sense of excitement that the country could be seeing shades of a golden generation coming through. With Kenny in …

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On This Day In 2001: McAteer’s Winner Against The Dutch Revisited

“Finnan facing Cocu…. a little cross in there.. and it’s come through here.. MCATEER!” _____ The Context On the first of September 2001, Mick McCarthy’s Irish side stepped onto the Landsdowne Road pitch to face European giants Holland knowing that they needed the most unlikely of victories to keep the spark of their World Cup dream alive. The Boys in …

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Mickey Burke Has His Say On The Future Of Football & Hurling

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All-Ireland final weekend is finally upon us. In two days, Dublin and Kerry go head-to-head in a Sam Maguire decider that means so much to both counties given what’s on the line. All week-long as part of of our Pundit Arena Roundtable we’ve been speaking to inter-county stars from each corner of the country and getting their thoughts this weekend’s …

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