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MacKenna On Monday: USA Have Been Pompous & Arrogant But That’s Okay

As tough as it can be to utter out loud, there’s no denying that Alex Morgan was completely correct. With the United States’ deserved semi-final victory belonging to the past, and most eyes turning to yesterday’s World Cup decider, there were still those that wouldn’t let it go. Some English players claimed upset around her tea-sipping celebration (and that moment …

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MacKenna On Monday: The People Are Fed Up With Dublin’s Advantage

Brian Fenton Brian Howard Dublin Leinster Final 2019

There’s a scattering of straws… Tyrone’s reversion to 15-behind-the-ball counter-attacking football might suddenly be good enough when it was nowhere near good enough a year ago. Kerry’s youth might grow up in a flash when in 2018 they were too green to make even the last four and today are more at Cork’s level. Thus there’s clutching… Donegal winning one …

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Modestas Bukauskas Calm & Confident Ahead Of CW106 Title-Shot Tonight

Highly-touted prospect Modestas Bukauskas spoke to Pundit Arena ahead of his first shot at Cage Warriors gold at tonight’s massive CW106 show in London. Gegard Mousasi, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy, Conor McGregor. All household names who had at one time or another fought under the Cage Warriors banner. All fighters who eventually used the platform as a springboard …

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Corry’s Corner: Dublin Don’t Need Diarmuid Connolly But We Do

Deep down we all knew once the Leinster SFC got underway and Diarmuid Connolly wasn’t in the Dublin panel that the likelihood of him making a grandiose return was slim to none. Despite Jim Gavin’s repeated sentiment that the Dublin camp has a year-round open door policy, once Rory O’Carroll returned on the eve of Championship and Connolly didn’t, the …

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GAA Stock Watch: Spin Doctor Morrissey Pales In Comparison To Cantwell

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The Gaelic football provincial series came to a less than dramatic conclusion on Sunday as Dublin collected their ninth Leinster SFC title in a row following a facile 16-point win over Meath. The game followed a less than spectacular finish to a rip-roaring Ulster campaign as Donegal swatted aside the Cavan challenge in Clones to lift their fifth provincial championship …

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Pundit Arena’s 2019 Provincial All-Star Awards

The provincial series has ended for another year and with that, it’s time to reflect on what was a strange provincial season overall. As expected, Kerry and Dublin picked up their seventh and ninth provincial crowns in a row. Dublin’s was as challenging (not very) as ever while Cork left us all with a huge smile on our faces Saturday …

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Briege Corkery: An Inspiring Tale Of Relentess Drive For Success

Briege Corkery

In association with Irish Blood Transfusion Services Briege Corkery’s name has become synonymous with success in the Rebel County. In 2016, after winning her 17th All Ireland title (11 football titles and six in camogie), Corkery decided to step away from the inter-county scene. She later admitted that she wasn’t enjoying that part of her life at the time. But …

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Five Potential Next Moves For Roy Keane Following Forest Exit

On Sunday morning, Nottingham Forest confirmed the news that Roy Keane would be leaving his role as the club’s assistant manager to Martin O’Neill. Keane only joined Forest in January, after five years as the Irish assistant manager, but has left the club which finished the season in ninth under the duo. With Keane now gone from Nottingham Forest and …

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Leitrim GAA Should Be Proud Of Stellar 2019 Season

The 2019 GAA season will go down in memory for a lot of reasons.  Mayo ending a hoodoo of nine straight Croke Park final defeats, Galway’s mid-summer exit one week after beating Kilkenny, Cavan’s run to a first Ulster final in 18 years, Carlow’s participation in the Liam MacCarthy Cup and who can forget the incoming five-in-a-row, something that looks …

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