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Player Ratings As Ireland Suffer Defeat At The Hands Of Wales

Ireland suffered a disappointing 0-1 defeat at the hands of Wales following Harry Wilson’s stunning second-half free-kick at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night. O’Neill’s side now sit on the brink of relegation into the third tier of the competition following another disappointing result at home, this time against a Welsh side missing the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron …

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Harrington Blog: Golf Is Entering The Age Of Power

In association with  Tadhg Harrington returns to discuss the main talking points from the golfing world. This week he discusses the rise of power hitters, while also discussing how to improve our putting. An important event for golf took place last weekend in Orlando, Florida. The Titleist Performance Institute hosted their 7 th biennial World Golf Fitness Summit, and a …

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The Exciting XI Martin O’Neill Should Deploy Against Wales

Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Denmark was admirable but did not capture the imagination of the home faithful.  In a match that should have been a revenge mission for Martin O’Neill’s side, a dull and conservative approach sucked the life out of the game as Ireland abandoned any real structure of ambition. Another revenge mission approaches on Tuesday night as Wales …

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Issues That Ireland Need To Address Before Wales Game

Ireland pulled off an uninspiring 0-0 draw with a Danish side who inflicted a 5-1 humiliation on them in the same venue just under twelve months ago. The Boys in Green should have been out for blood in a revenge mission but the mission from the offset was to stop the flow of goals rather than exert revenge. Martin O’Neill’s …

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“Nice Plate, It Can Go In The Kitchen Where You Belong”

Former England captain and current Manchester United Women’s manager, Casey Stoney, was in Dublin to outline why the conversation around female sports needs to continue. The launch of the ’20×20′ campaign, an initiative that aims to increase media coverage, attendances and involvement in female sports by 20% by 2020, generated much buzz and conversation across social media on Monday. A …

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Ranking The Top-Ten MMA Bouts Closing Out The Year

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The year’s biggest MMA event is now behind us but over the course of the next three months, we have some absolutely scintillating matchups to look forward to. UFC 229, by all accounts, was a massive success. Of course, the PPV figures that estimated it bringing it as many as 2.5 million buys are one thing but in terms of …

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Injury Concerns For Munster After Exeter Arm Wrestle

There were plenty of sore bodies around the High-Performance Centre in UL this morning as Munster get ready to prepare for the visit of Gloucester to Thomond Park on Saturday at 1 pm.  Munster put in their most physical performance of the season to earn a hard-fought draw against the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park but unfortunately for Johann van Graan …

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MacKenna On Monday: What Do We Actually Want Our Games To Be?

In the superb 1970s movie, Network, the character Howard Beale tapped right into the heart of what was influencing the world and where it would all end up. A news anchor driven finally mad by all around, he previously professed the power of the box as a way into every living room, long before having an awakening and urging people …

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Five Ireland Players With A Point To Prove In Nations League Fixtures

Pundit Arena outlines five Republic of Ireland players who are due a big performance in Saturday’s game against Denmark and Tuesday’s game against Wales. ___ Matt Doherty  Ireland fans have been crying out for a call-up for the right-back. Doherty has never played a competitive fixture for Ireland but has been in fantastic form for Wolves this season. Doherty beat the …

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Dai Young: “It’s Pretty Much The Irish Team Isn’t It?”

Sean McMahon reports from the RDS A record defeat for Wasps in Europe is going to make it a difficult task for Dai Young to take any positives out of such a thrashing.  Wasps, for all their battling and admirable defence in the opening 40 minutes, shipped six second half tries as they couldn’t hold out the Leinster juggernaut for …

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Who Beats Khabib? – Assessing The Chances Of His Rivals

At 27-0, the most impressive record in the game is in his hands but with a massive target now on his back, who exactly has the best shot at defeating Khabib Nurmagomedov? If you weren’t a believer before, surely his dominant win over Conor McGregor last weekend was enough to make this guy’s talent undeniable. Khabib is more-than-deserving of his …

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Harrington Blog: Justin’s Rise, Ryder Cup Captaincy & Bunker Shots

In association with  Tadhg Harrington returns to discuss the main talking points in the golfing world. This week he discusses Justin Rose’s rise and how to improve bunker shots. _____ Rose’s Rise Justin Rose hosts the British Masters this week at Walton Heath, continuing a tradition of top British stars hosting the event at different venues over the past four years. …

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