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Doherty On His Semi-Final Heroics & Managing Against His Own Team

 Last week Pundit Arena obtained footage of the recent Nicky Rackard Cup semi-final between rivals, Armagh and Tyrone.  As the game entered the dying moments, Armagh held a slender lead over their neighbour’s but the game was very much there to be won. Tyrone had Armagh on the ropes and following a sustained period of pressure, they bore down on …

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Ranking The Toughest Pool Draws Of Irish Teams In Champions Cup

Irish Teams Champions Cup

The draw for the 2019/2020 pool stages of the Heineken Champions Cup took place on Wednesday as clubs from across Europe learned their fate as to who stands between them and the knockout stages of the competition.  It’s a special year for the Irish teams as it’s the first time that all four provinces have qualified for Europe’s premier club …

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Corry’s Corner: The Rise, The Fall & Rise Again Of Ulster

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The baking heat, ham sandwiches, ice-cold finches and a packed out Clones, the Ulster final is a day like no other. My first taste of Ulster final day coincides with my earliest memory of following Armagh. The year was 1999 and a youthful, yet fancied Armagh side went in search of their first Ulster title in 17 years where they …

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Spotlight: Conor Cox The Hero Roscommon Badly Needed

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Roscommon are Connacht champions for 2019 and they won it the hard way.  It started with a trip to Castlebar where they defeated Mayo on their home turf for the first time since 1986. Their attention then turned to Pearse Stadium and Galway and despite the fact that the Rossies defeated the Tribesmen in the same fixture at the same …

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The Work Begins Now As Ireland Look To Exorcise Six Nations Demons

Ireland World Cup

Toulouse lifting the Top 14 title on Saturday signalled the end of the northern hemisphere club season but the lengthy nature of the French campaign aside, many of Europe’s elite players will be getting back to work soon.  Today, Ireland have reconvened at their Carton House base as they begin their preparations for their World Cup opener against Scotland on …

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Go And Watch Daniel Mandroiu While You Can, He’s A Special Talent

“In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on Danny Mandroiu.” Friday night’s Dublin derby was an absolutely brilliant showcase of everything that makes the League of Ireland special, as Bohemians once again got the better of their bitter rivals Shamrock Rovers. A sold-out Dalymount Park witnessed a fantastic game of Friday night …

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