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Arsenal Must Sell Star-Man Aubameyang To Progress Under Arteta

Déjà vu is not a sense lost on an Arsenal fan. Tearful goodbyes and tarnished legacies, Gunners fans know the revolving door of the transfer market, all too well. When Thierry Henry left for Barcelona he was hailed with “long live the king” chants when Ashley Cole left for Chelsea, calls of ‘Judas’ rang out through the skies of North …

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Forgotten Friday: Mick Lyons – Harder Than The Leaving Cert

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Article originally published March 22, 2019. _____ Uncompromising, unforgiving, unrelenting… The great Meath team of the late 1980s is known by many as one of the toughest sides to ever play Gaelic football. With stars like O’Rourke, O’Malley, Flynn, Foley and O’Connell, none epitomised this great team as much as full-back and leader, Mick Lyons. That Meath team of the …

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Remembering The Time Joe Schmidt Played GAA For Mullingar

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Joe Schmidt’s legacy in Ireland was cemented a long time before he stepped down as Irish Rugby’s head coach in 2019. The New Zealander brought an unprecedented level of success to the nation and raised the standard for all coaches across all sports. However, there is one little pocket of Ireland that Joe Schmidt holds very close to his heart; …

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Great Individual Comebacks That Ended In All-Ireland Success

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The GAA has been littered with some fascinating tales of comebacks down through the years. Earlier this week, we drew up a list of Gaelic football’s five best team comebacks of the 21st century but today our attention turns to individual comebacks. Each of these individuals were stars of their sport before their careers were seemingly cut short. However, each …

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“When Will He Be Able To Fly From New Zealand?” – Some Of The Questions Facing Rugby

David McHugh

When will sport return?  For a sports-mad country like Ireland, that is a question on many people’s lips at the moment. Of course, there are bigger and more serious issues which are currently being experienced by many people throughout the land. Job losses, pay cuts, financial uncertainty and tragically, the loss of loved ones is prevalent. These are difficult times …

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Five Of The Best Sports Books To Get You Through The Shutdown

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With everything but the supermarket closed at this stage, many are finding themselves at a loose end on a daily basis.  That being said, it does present us with an opportunity to delve into those dusty old bookcases and start reading. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best sports-related books in our collections. Here …

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The Five Greatest Gaelic Football Comebacks Of The 21st Century

Continuing on with our list of GAA greats, it’s time to look back at the greatest Gaelic football comebacks of the 21st century.  We’ve chosen five games from the last 20 seasons of action where one team looked dead and buried only to rise like Lazarus and advance to the next round of their respective championship. To qualify for our …

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“The Goal In Poland Gave Me A Spark, I Want To Show The New Manager What I’m About”

Aiden O’Brien still remembers that night in Wroclaw vividly.  The game itself, Ireland vs Poland, was far from a classic, largely forgettable friendly, some cynics might say. Under the guidance of Martin O’Neill, the Boys in Green played well but succumbed to a late equaliser from Mateusz Klich. 1-1. Job done. For O’Brien though, it’s an evening he knows he …

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Revisiting Arguably The Greatest Title Fight In UFC History

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When the conversation turns to the greatest UFC title fight in history a few contenders always spring to mind.  There’s Frankie Edgar’s magnificent comeback against Gray Maynard at UFC 125 that saw the bout end in a split-decision draw. Maybe Anderson Silva’s first win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 is more up your street. With Sonnen seemingly en route …

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St. Patrick’s Athletic – More Than Just A Football Club

Walking through Inchicore en route to Richmond Park, the vast amount of gardai patrolling the Emmet Road area is striking. For a first-time visitor popping his League of Ireland cherry, this feels strange. Fears are compounded when a cop’s directions lead down a little sideroad that feels like a cross between an alley-way and somebody’s back garden because that’s exactly …

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Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – The Final

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All week long you’ve been voting for the greatest All-Star midfielder in Gaelic football history.  We started with 25 candidates and have whittled them down to just five for this weekend’s final. The final sees a couple of Kerry legends go up against the two Brian’s from Dublin while there is an Ulster GAA icon thrown in to shake things …

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