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John O’Shea Outlines Coaching Ambitions: “I Hope To Give It A Bash”

Former Ireland and Manchester United defender John O’Shea has outlined his ambitions to get into coaching when he calls time on his glittering club career. O’Shea, who is currently plying his trade at Championship side Reading, has previously captained both Sunderland and Ireland and also spent 12 years at Manchester United. The centre-half has always been a leader on the …

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Poll: Choose Your Combined Arsenal vs Manchester United XI

Manchester United take on Arsenal on Sunday with both sides firmly in the hunt for a spot in the Premier League’s top four. Following Spurs’ loss on Saturday, Solskjaer’s side can go level on points with the North London club should they beat Arsenal at the Emirates. Arsenal, on the other hand, will leapfrog United and move into fourth should …

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Five Systems McCarthy Could Deploy Ahead Of Euro Qualifiers

The Mick McCarthy era is in full swing after the Ireland boss named his first provisional squad for the upcoming games against Gibraltar and Georgia. We examine some systems McCarthy could deploy as his return game away to Gibraltar quickly approaches. We have selected squads based on the players picked in Thursday’s provisional squad, however, some of these players may …

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Michael Conlan On Nikitin Rematch: “It’s In Works For Belfast This Year”

Irish boxer Michael Conlan has opened up on a potential rematch with his old rival Vladimir Nikitin, explaining that a grudge match between the pair is “in the works for Belfast this year.” Conlan was defeated by the Russian in incredibly controversial circumstances during the bantamweight quarter-finals of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The Belfast native appeared to have comfortably won …

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Steven Poacher: “There Is A Person Behind The Coach”

Steven Poacher has made a lot of headlines over the past two years, some of it good, some of it bad. However, what many may not know about the Newry native is that the hours he puts into Gaelic Games is unparalleled. Poacher recently took up a post with Lismore Comprehensive. A great school by all accounts but not a …

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Greenlight: Dara O’Shea On Captaining Ireland & Vidic Comparisons

In this edition of the Greenlight series, we spoke to Dara O’Shea who opened up on captaining Ireland, life on loan at Exeter and being a part of West Brom’s talented youth academy. “If you imagine the Ferdinand/Vidic partnership at Manchester United, Dara is very much the Vidic.” _____ 20-year old centre-back Dara O’Shea is in a unique position. With Ireland, he …

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Allianz Hurling League Talking Points Heading Into this Weekend

The Allianz Hurling League returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures following a rain-soaked Sunday forced the cancellation of a number of key games last weekend. The fixture list has been thrown into chaos after last week’s weather mishap meaning that this weekend will see a number of Round Five ties played, as well as the first of …

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McCarthy: “If A Chance Falls To Them, They Might Just Put It In The Net”

Mick McCarthy has outlined his reasoning behind selecting uncapped strikers Padraig Amond and James Collins in his first provisional Irish squad, despite the pair playing in the third and fourth tier respectively. Neither Collins nor Amond has ever been included in an Irish squad before, but the duo has been in excellent goalscoring form for their clubs this season. Collins …

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O’Connor & Dolan Call Upon GAA To Adopt Two-Tier Championship

As Dublin continue to dominate Gaelic football and only a few strongholds like Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone etc. looking capable of challenging them in the near future. Is it time we adopted a two-tier championship? Everybody has an opinion on where the future of Gaelic Games lies, but when it comes to whether we should adopt a two-tier championship, it’s probably …

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