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A More Mature Jack Conan Is Now Ready To Grab World Cup Chance

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“This time around is a lot different and (I’m) now really coming into my own performance-wise.”  This time four years ago Jack Conan received his first cap for Ireland as he looked to make a late surge into Joe Schmidt’s final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. That cap came in a warm-up game against Scotland at the …

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Derek McGrath On His Two Passions In Life, Neither Of Which Are Hurling

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Spend half an hour in Derek McGrath’s company and two of his life’s passions becomes increasingly clear… family and teaching.  Sporting a healthy tan, the former Waterford manager reveals he’s just returned from holidays with his wife Sarah and two sons Fionn (13) and Odhrán (6). While Odhrán is about to enter his last year of senior infants, Fionn is preparing for his second year …

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PA Roundtable: Top Hurling Stars Predict The All-Ireland Final

Ahead of the highly-anticipated All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, Pundit Arena spoke to some of the country’s top hurlers to get their thoughts.  Johnny Coen (Galway), Mark Kavanagh (Laois), Alan Cadogan (Cork), and Cian Boland (Dublin) predict the 2019 decider in Croke Park, the Hurler of the Year and tell us whether or not they would like to see …

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Predicting Mick McCarthy’s Ireland Squad For September’s Games

On Friday, Ireland manager Mick McCarthy will name his provisional Irish squad for the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. The Boys in Green haven’t been in action since June where they drew with Denmark in Copenhagen and defeated Gibraltar in Dublin to solidify themselves at the top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group. With the season only just underway …

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Why Sheffield United’s Irish Quartet Will Be Key To Premier League Survival

On Saturday, Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium will play host to Sheffield United’s first Premier League game for nearly 12 years. After over of a decade of hovering between the second and third tiers of English football The Blades finally returned to where so many of their fans believe they belong after achieving promotion from the Championship  in stylish fashion last year. …

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PA Prem Predictor: Every Team’s Season In Two Lines Or Less

With the Premier League starting this weekend it’s easy to get bogged down with lengthy discussions on how the season is going to play out. Will Liverpool usurp Man City? How will Frank Lampard cope at Chelsea? Can the League’s new boys cause a stir? Fear not, however, Pundit Arena have you covered with all 20 Premier League teams previewed …

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Harry Maguire Fee Shows Man United Don’t Know What They Are Doing

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*** Originally published on August 4. Manchester United are about to break the world transfer record for a defender, signing Harry Maguire for £85m from Leicester City. The transfer is further proof that the club do not know what they doing. Imagine you spent months haggling over the price of something, only to eventually pay the price you were originally …

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