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“People Said ‘Jesus, Ireland Were Great,’ I Hadn’t Heard That In Years”

Former Ireland striker Kevin Doyle was one of the many onlookers impressed by Mick McCarthy’s side’s victory against Georgia in their opening home game of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Ireland safely negotiated the tricky task of familiar foes Georgia, defeating them by 1-0 but looking much improved in McCarthy’s return to Landsdowne Road. The win was their second in the …

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How The PRO14 Playoff Race Looks With Just Two Rounds Remaining

PRO14 Playoff

There are just two regular season rounds remaining in this season’s Guinness PRO14 campaign and the race for a coveted playoff position looks set to go down to the wire.  The top three teams in each conference qualify for the PRO14 playoffs. In terms of European qualification, the three highest ranked European sides from each conference will qualify for the …

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“There’s Not Much That Needs To Be Said After A Day Like That”

Conor Murray

Conor Murray admits that the criticism he received throughout Ireland’s disappointing Six Nations campaign hasn’t affected him.  The Munster and Ireland star was speaking this week as brand ambassador for Pinergy and he believes that such has been Ireland’s success over the last 18 months, any dip in form is always going to be met with a strong reaction. “It …

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Michael Obafemi On Kenny & 21s: I Think We’ll Be Working Together Soon

Ireland and Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has outlined that his immediate international future may lie with Stephen Kenny’s U21s when the 18-year-old returns from injury. Obafemi is eligible to play for Stephen Kenny’s side as well as Tom Mohan’s exciting U19s who have reached the this summer’s European Championships in Armenia. The striker, however, has also been capped at senior …

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Michael Obafemi: “I Lost The Ball & He Screamed At Me For Five Minutes”

Southampton and Ireland striker Michael Obafemi has opened up on his experience working under former assistant manager Roy Keane during his first international call-up last November. Obafemi, one of Irish football’s brightest talents, was included in Martin O’Neill’s senior squad for the games against Northern Ireland and Denmark last year. The 18-year old made his debut during the last 10 …

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Pundit Arena Allianz Football Team Of The League

Mayo collected their first Allianz Football League crown on Sunday after an 18-year wait and it is difficult to begrudge many of their stars a national winners medal. Overall, it was a fantastic league campaign from start to finish. It began with Monaghan shocking Dublin and ended with Mayo finally winning a Croke Park final after nine unsuccessful attempts. With …

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“It Was Black And White” – Conor Murray On Controversial Beirne Penalty Call

Conor Murray Tadhg Beirne

There was no shortage of controversial moments from Munster’s come-from-behind Champions Cup quarter-final victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Saturday.  Johann van Graan’s side emerged 13-17 winners to secure a tie with Saracens in the last four with two tries from Keith Earls proving the difference against Richard Cockerill’s side. Both of Munster’s tries had some interesting moments. For the …

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