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Pundit Arena MMA Awards 2018: Knockout Of The Year

The time has come for us to make our choice for MMA Knockout Of The Year 2018 and while the category was absolutely stacked, one KO rose above all others. Earlier this week our annual awards kicked off with the pick for Fighter Of The Year 2018, an award that really could not have been any tighter. The Knockout Of The …

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Remembering The Time Joe Schmidt Played GAA For Mullingar

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Joe Schmidt will long be remembered when he packs his bags and leaves Ireland after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The New Zealander has brought an unprecedented level of success to the nation and raised the standard for all coaches across all sports. However, there is one little pocket of Ireland that Joe Schmidt holds very close to his heart; Mullingar. …

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Greenlight: Darren Randolph On Tough Year With Boys In Green

Pundit Arena sat down with Irish goalkeeper Darren Randolph, who opened up on his international career, a difficult year with the Boys in Green and sympathising with Declan Rice. ______ It is said that the goalkeeper is the most lonely man on the football pitch. Former Celtic and Poland stopper Arthur Boruc once quipped that “being a goalkeeper is like …

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Pundit Arena MMA Awards 2018: Fighter Of The Year

In this edition of our end-of-year awards, we’ll be crowning the fighter who achieved more within the world of mixed martial arts than any of their peers. UFC 232 is now behind us and as expected, there were more than enough major talking points to be found to have a pretty impressive effect on our end-of-year awards. And while there …

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New Year, New Me: Jack Canning To Pursue Rugby In Australia

Highly-rated Galway hurler Jack Canning has decided to take a sabbatical from hurling to pursue a rugby career in Australia, he has exclusively revealed to Pundit Arena. For most talented young hurlers, the dream is to progress from inter-county minor to U21, and eventually onto senior level. However, one of Galway’s young hopefuls has decided to buck the trend and step …

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Darren Randolph Full Of Praise For “Ridiculous” Caoimhin Kelleher

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph has spoken of his admiration for Liverpool’s young stopper Caoimhin Kelleher as the 19-year old looks to begin his international career under new manager Mick McCarthy. Kelleher was called up to the Irish squad by then manager Martin O’Neill for Ireland’s games against Northern Ireland and Wales in November although didn’t feature in either …

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An Insight Into Norway’s Reaction To Solskjaer’s United Appointment

Pundit Arena spoke with Norwegian football writer Thore Haugstad to get an insight into how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United manager has been viewed back in his home country of Norway. ___ Pundit Arena: Thore, firstly great to speak with you, what has been the Norwegian general public’s reaction to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United manager? …

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Win A Personal Training Scholarship Worth €3,300

Brought to you by Setanta College Ever wanted to be a Personal Trainer? Well, now you can be thanks to Setanta College Ireland’s leading sports college are offering one lucky person a chance to win a full scholarship to their Personal Training course worth €3,300. Whether it is a new career you are looking for, a chance to upskill or just …

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