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Long Read: Is VAR The World Cup’s Real Dark Horse?

As the debate on the efficacy of VAR continues in light of its role in this year’s FIFA World Cup, we take a look at FIFA’s limited history with technology – and why VAR may play a bigger role in Russia than we may have thought. After years of eager anticipation, the world’s most beloved sporting event, the FIFA World …

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Exploring Irish MMA – Part I: Blaine O’Driscoll

In this, the very first edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we spoke to SBG’s flyweight prospect Blaine O’Driscoll as he edges closer to his first BAMMA title-shot. The Irish mixed martial arts scene just doesn’t seem to be slowing down in its growth and with this generation of rising stars, there are more than a few who have shown championship …

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Long Read: The Second Coming Of Tiger Woods

A persistent back injury, culminating in a spinal fusion procedure in 2017, has meant that for the past five years Tiger Woods has spent more time off the course than on it. But after impressing at the Valspar and The Players Championship this season, the most gifted golfer of all time is edging closer to one of the greatest comebacks …

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Interview: Fiery Roger Milla Blames Racism For Lack Of Legacy

Cameroon great Roger Milla has said that he never received the credit he deserved for his World Cup goalscoring exploits. Milla, lured out of retirement at the ripe old age of 38, left an indelible mark on the 1990 finals in Italy. Considered an intriguing addition to a Cameroon team expected to head home after the group stages, Milla turned …

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Daily Discussion: Should Athletes Stay Out Of Politics?

In today’s politics, everyone has an opinion. This includes some of the men and women we consider heroes, but should big-name athletes use their celebrity to voice their political views? Are there limits to what athletes should be able to discuss and where they should discuss it? Kailey Curtis discusses. The world is entering an era where athletes are talking about …

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MacKenna On Monday: The Death Of Leinster Football Is Upon Us

At first glance, there seemed nothing unusual or untoward about the notice. The bus would leave for the Dublin-Wicklow quarter-final in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise from outside the local clubhouse at 1.30pm on the dot; juveniles would be a fiver; adults were €20, but that included the first drowning or celebratory drink back in the bar upon return. No different to …

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“My Parents Didn’t Want To Treat Me Differently” – Ellen Keane

Ellen Keane was selected as the Pundit Arena Sportswoman of the Month for April. Life doesn’t stop for 23-year-old Clontarf native Ellen Keane.  The impressive bronze Paralympic medalist currently has the unenviable task of balancing life as a high-performance swimmer, a student in her final year at DIT and a spokeswoman for promoting various campaigns including her sport, positive body …

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