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The Stakes: Tyron Woodley Vs. Darren Till

One of the year’s most anticipated title showdowns takes place tonight so, with that in mind, we have a look at what’s at stake for both men. The welterweight division has long been one of the UFC’s most talent-rich and tonight, two of its finest competitors will lock horns an attempt to take home a career-high victory. Tyron Woodley in …

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Our UFC 228 Picks & Predictions

With just a few hours left until UFC 228 gets underway, we’re going to have a go at predicting the tantalising showdowns that the event’s main-card has to offer.  Predictions in MMA are a messy business. Sure, you can look at the likes of Holly Holm and her head-kick KO of Ronda Rousey in hindsight and see it written in …

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Why You Absolutely Have To Watch UFC 228

UFC 228 may well be the year’s most underrated fight-card so for those of you who are unsure, here’s why it has to be considered a ‘must-watch’. Despite the news that flyweight champion Nicco Montano has been hospitalised for a yet-to-be-disclosed reason, UFC 228 will go ahead as planned and we are well and truly in for a treat. Contrary to what …

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Chief Medical Officer On The Dangers Of Extreme Weight-Cutting

It does seem like something of a broken record at this stage, but the controversies that have been surrounding the ugly practice of weight-cutting just seem to be growing in prominence with each passing year. With the high stakes and brutal consequences that come with a foray into the ring, cage or octagon, gaining even the slightest of advantages can be …

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Penalty Hero Gillian Pinder Determined To Alter Mindset After World Cup

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Whenever RTÉ broadcast the 2018 edition of Reeling In The Years, you can expect Ireland’s incredible achievement at the Women’s Hockey World Cup will garner some serious airtime.  From entering the competition as the second-lowest-ranked team, Graham Shaw’s side defied the odds time and time again to reach the World Cup final against the Netherlands. Ultimately, the class and quality …

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Rhasidat Adeleke Balancing Life On The School Yard And Sprinters Blocks

It was a busy day for 16-year-old Dubliner Rhasidat Adeleke.  Like any other teenager, she began her Tuesday morning by attending secondary school but soon after her early morning classes she was whisked away by her mother across Dublin City to attend the launch of the inaugural Dublin Sportsfest at Irishtown Stadium in Ringsend. Of course, Adeleke is now well known …

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The Khabib/McGregor Press Conference & What To Expect

For all of you worrying about the lack of pre-fight media events surrounding UFC 229, don’t worry, the proof is in the past. The biggest fight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship is upon us and all things considered, it’s been a pretty quiet buildup. Sure, we’ve seen some social media jabs from the outspoken Irishman in the direction of …

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Five Players Who Could Solve Ireland’s Attacking Crisis

With Sean Maguire, Shane Long and Scott Hogan all missing from Martin O’Neill’s latest Irish squad, it appears that there may be an attacking crisis afoot for the Boys in Green. With striking options limited let’s take a look at five players who could potentially solve Ireland’s attacking crisis. _____   1) Pat Hoban Well overdue an international call-up for …

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JJ Hanrahan Sees Joey Carbery Competition As Par For The Course

JJ Hanrahan was a relaxed figure when he spoke to the media moments after Munster’s 38-0 victory over the Cheetahs at Thomond Park on Saturday evening.  The Currow native put in a very good performance to follow up his preseason exploits as he looks to start the season with a bang to help cement his place as Munster’s first choice …

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Pep Guardiola Won’t Revel In José Mourinho’s Woes

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has refused to gloat over his old rival Jose Mourinho’s troubled start to the season at Manchester United. Guardiola was asked about the pressure which is mounting on his United counterpart following consecutive Premier League losses to Brighton and Tottenham. The pair have had a strained relationship since their days as rival managers of Barcelona …

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The PA Premier League Team Of The Month- August

It may seem like only yesterday when the Premier League season began once more, but already we are a month in and have witnessed some fantastic entertainment. Liverpool lead the pack, while Watford and Bournemouth have impressed with Manchester United struggling. Many players have started the campaign as they mean to go on – and with this in mind, we’ve compiled …

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Gallagher Premiership Predictions: The Top Four

The 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership season will kick-off tonight (Friday 31st August) as Bath visit newly-promoted Bristol. These are the four teams we predict will make it past the regular season and challenge for the title.  We have already given our lists of 12th to 9th and 8th to 5th, but we are backing these teams to squeeze into the top …

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Gallagher Premiership Round One Predictions

The Gallagher Premiership Season starts tonight as Bristol Bears host Bath at a sold-out Ashton Gate as they look to make an early statement as they make their return to the Premiership after a one-year absence. This season has been talked up as being one of the hardest to predict in years, with very little certainty about who will make …

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How A UFC 165lb Division Might Look

With the controversy surrounding weight-cutting reaching an all-time high, the implementation of several new weight-classes is looking increasingly likely. Talks of setting up 165lb, 175lb, 195lb, and 225lb divisions in the UFC have been gathering momentum in recent times on the back of several high-profile fighters missing weight. The sport’s community has made no secret of the fact that they …

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Home-Made: The Rise & Rise of Irish Golf Star Robin Dawson

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The latest instalment of ‘Making The Cut‘ shines a light on Robin Dawson, the Irish amateur making a name for himself on golf’s global stage. Before he was a fully-fledged golfer, Robin Dawson served as his father’s caddie. It was a memorable apprenticeship if only for his first day on the job. John Dawson, playing for Faithlegg alongside the highly …

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