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Four Key Players In Round Two Of The Allianz Football League

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The runners and riders are off to the races in the Allianz Football League, and you can expect that after this weekend all four divisions will begin to take shape.  Last week saw an inspired double substitution lead Monaghan to victory over Dublin, a resurgent Mayo side welcome back James Horan with a hard-fought win in terrible conditions, and Westmeath …

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Four Key Fixtures In Round Two Of The Allianz Football League

The Allianz Football League rolls into Round Two this weekend with it all to play for as teams up and down the country look to improve upon their opening day outings. For some teams, this weekend will be about building upon the early momentum gained in Round One, whilst for others, this weekend represents damage control. Whilst losing your first …

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A Log-Jam At Lightweight & What Will Likely Happen Next

The UFC’s lightweight division is in for quite an interesting 2019 following the decisions made by the NSAC during yesterday’s UFC 229 hearing. To get a better understanding of the exact punishments given to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and the others involved, you can take a look at our original report here. The important points that are of relevance here …

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Donnacha Ryan Living With No Regrets As Another Six Nations Looms

There are so many photographs from Ireland’s triumphant Grand Slam win in Twickenham last year that will stay with Irish rugby fans for a long time to come. Rory Best lifting the trophy with Johnny Sexton holding the Tripe Crown plate, players embracing their families and Ireland fans preparing themselves for the celebrations that were to come. However, one photograph …

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Peter Stringer: “I’m In Control Of My Own Life Now”

Peter Stringer Munster

For any rugby player who has played the game professionally for 20 years, the thought of retirement must be a daunting one. However, for Peter Stringer, who retired last year on his own terms, he is happy to now live his life in the same manner.  Ireland are favourites going into this weekend’s Guinness Six Nations opener against England, having won …

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Outside Shouts: The Divisional Dark Horses Of The UFC

They might not all win UFC titles before all is said and done, but here are some of the fighters that have a better chance at getting further into the title-mix than most give them. It was a lot harder than expected to forego the usual picks when constructing this list. You’ll find no hotly-tipped prospects like Zabit Magomedsharipov or …

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The Ten Fighters Set To Define The World Of MMA In 2019

Unquestionably, 2018 was a good year for the fans of MMA but, without a doubt, this last quarter was the most moved. There were many fights that provided unexpected results for fans of the UFC and other organizations. On top of that, there have also been many controversies within the circuit of the MMA, such as those unleashed by fighters …

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Liam Lawrence On ‘Huge Talent’ Rice: “He’s A Better Version Of Eric Dier”

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Lawrence was full of praise for West Ham’s young star Declan Rice but outlined that he cannot understand the 20-year old’s decision to consider representing England. Rice has been mulling over his international future since August when then manager Martin O’Neill outlined that he had left the young midfielder out of his squad amid …

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“Billy Does What He Does Best” – Earls Ready For Vunipola Threat

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Keith Earls is expecting a typically physical Six Nations encounter with England this weekend as Ireland look to get their title defence off to the best possible start.  Matches between these two teams are always high in the physicality stakes and with England seeing the return of Mako and Billy Vunipola, Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes among others, there is a …

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Deep-Dive: Analysing The Five Minutes Of Monaghan Magic That Downed Dublin

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Monaghan made a statement of intent on the opening weekend of this year’s Allianz Football League by securing a three-point victory over All-Ireland champions, Dublin. The win marked the second time in two seasons that Malachy O’Rourke has masterminded a league win over Jim Gavin’s men …

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