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Schmidt Confident On Sexton Availability And Hopeful On Carbery Injury

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Joe Schmidt offered an injury update on some of Ireland’s key players when he spoke to the media this afternoon at an open training session at Queen’s University, Belfast.  The Ireland head coach is confident that Johnny Sexton will be fit for next weekend’s clash against France at the Aviva Stadium. Joey Carbery is also in contention which dampens reports …

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Mickey Burke: Playing Both Codes Can Become Fashionable Again

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Versatile Meath man, Mickey “The Honeybadger” Burke, has been representing Meath footballers since 2004 and is the last remaining link to Sean Boylan. Since his debut under county royalty, he’s always been ahead of the curve. While it’s not uncommon these days to see players covered in tattoos, Burke donned the ink up and down his arm long before having …

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Allianz Football League Four Players To Watch In Round Five

A lot can happen in Round Five of the Allianz Football League as a county’s entire season can sway on one result this weekend. Round Four saw some classy performances. Peter Harte was majestic in Tyrone’s win over Monaghan, Evan Comerford came of age and Donal O’Hare fired Down to the top of the league with a hat-trick. The leagues …

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Ben Askren’s UFC 235 Debut: Why Is It So Significant?

Ben Askren is now hours away from making his debut for the UFC and with that, an entire career’s worth of questions will be answered as he finally competes against one of the welterweight division’s most iconic warriors. To those who are still not fully familiar with Askren and his long history within this sport, trust me when I say …

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McCarthy Outlines Details Of Rice Phonecall: “I’ve Known For Months”

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has outlined that he felt Declan Rice’s drawn-out announcement over his international future was a good indication that he would not be re-joining the Boys in Green. Rice announced two weeks ago that he would be pursuing his international career with England despite playing three international friendlies with Ireland during the Summer. The saga over his …

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Five St Michael’s Players To Watch In Senior Cup Semi-Finals

We’ve reached the semi-final stage of this year’s Leinster Schools Senior Cup with four teams who fully believe that their name is on the trophy, including St Michael’s. For many of these young men, bigger and better things lie ahead, but for some, these next few weeks will go down as the biggest days in their rugby careers. In our …

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Kellie Harrington On Joining Pro Ranks: “It Could Be A Possibility”

AIBA gold medallist Kellie Harrington has not ruled out a move to the professional boxing ranks following the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Harrington must still qualify for next Summer’s games despite her gold medal at the AIBA World Championships in November but outlined that in the future, turning professional is something she is considering, providing, of course, the offer …

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Analysing Rob Hennelly’s Croke Park Redemption

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Mayo travelled to Croke Park on Saturday evening looking to go four wins from four in Division One of the Allianz Football League. It wasn’t to be for James Horan’s side as they fell to a comprehensive eight-point defeat against a Dublin side who, despite not firing on all cylinders, never really looked in trouble from the get-go. On the …

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Key Talking Points Following Allianz Football League Round Four

We have officially passed the half-way point of the 2019 Allianz Football League and the drama continues to unfold as we enter the home stretch. Dublin got their league back on track with a comprehensive eight-point win over Mayo, while Kerry overcame Galway thanks to a late, late effort from Irish dancing sensation, Tomás Ó Sé. Division Two and Three are …

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