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Five Potential Breakthrough Stars Set For A Big 2019

With the Allianz Football League taking a back seat this weekend, it gives us a chance to reflect on what we have seen so far. Whilst the league is a great chance for teams to blood in fresh talent ahead of the Championship, the nature of promotion and relegation means that teams are fighting tooth and nail for those vital …

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A Look Back At Some Of The Biggest Irish Rugby Transfers Abroad

Irish rugby transfers abroad

Sean O’Brien will become the latest Irish rugby player to ply his trade abroad after it was announced this week that the ‘Tullow Tank’ will join London Irish after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.  O’Brien wasn’t offered a national contract by the IRFU which meant in Stuart Lancaster’s words the situation “was almost out of Leinster’s hands” when London Irish …

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Where The Irish Provinces Stand As PRO14 Returns

Irish Provinces PRO14

The Irish provinces return to Guinness PRO14 action this weekend after a three-week absence as the Six Nations has taken centre stage over the last few weeks.  As we are in the midst of a fallow week in the Six Nations, attention will shift back to the PRO14 and here we provide a little reminder as to where the Irish …

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John Caulfield: Even Without Stephen Kenny, Dundalk Still “Team To Beat”

Cork City’s John Caulfield has admitted that despite the apparent plethora of teams ready to challenge for the Airtricity League title, reigning champions Dundalk are “still the team to beat.” The holders lost their talismanic manager Stephen Kenny to the Irish U21s during the off-season with former assistant manager Vinnie Perth and a returning John Gill taking over. Caulfield’s Cork fell …

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Chopping & Changing Highlights The Beauty Of The Allianz Leagues

While there may be a lot of discontent surrounding championship structures at present, the same cannot be said about the leagues.  Following Round Three of the Allianz Football League, each of the four divisions have begun to take some sort of shape as we head into the break. The chopping and changing of each division on Sunday really highlighted the …

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All The Key Performers After Round 2 Of The Six Nations

Performers Six Nations

Round 2 of the Guinness Six Nations has come and gone as we now enter a two-week break until Round 3 kicks off with France hosting Scotland, England travelling to Wales and Italy welcoming Ireland to Rome.  Eddie Jones’ side lead the championship table on 10 points, two points ahead of Wales who also have a 100% record so far. …

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Why The Melee In Tralee Restored Faith In Gaelic Football

kerry dublin league tralee

The begrudgers will tell you that Dublin were only at half-pace, that the league doesn’t count or that the championship is already a foregone conclusion anyway. However, let’s take the positives where we can. Last night’s clash between Kerry and Dublin went a long way to restoring some faith that there is life in this game just yet. There was …

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Allianz Football League Round-Up: Shock Results Across Divisions

While there were a number of eye-catching fixtures in Division 1 of the Allianz League this weekend, it was the Division 2 results that stood out as Tipperary recorded a shock win over Donegal while Clare had nine points to spare over Cork. Here is our round-up of this weekend’s Allianz Football League action. _____ Allianz Football League Division 1  Kerry …

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Robert Whittaker Vs. Kelvin Gastelum: Our Official Prediction

UFC 234 is finally upon us and in the night’s main-event, the UFC middleweight title will be on the line as Robert Whittaker takes on Kelvin Gastelum. It’s a middleweight title tilt worth writing home about as the champion Robert Whittaker looks to add the scalp of Kelvin Gastelum to his increasingly long list of conquests. This is an extremely …

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