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Championship Countdown #3: Munster Hurling Championship

A lot of the provincial championships are now underway for 2015 and next up is possibly the most eagerly anticipated one of all, the Munster Hurling Championship. Five teams will all set out with aspirations of lifting the crown and it promises to be a cracking campaign. _____ Last year’s Munster campaign was full of surprises. Limerick shocked Tipperary by …

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GAA Championship Countdown #2: Connacht Football Championship

The Connacht Football Championship is the first competition to get underway every year with the annual trip to New York. Galway got their campaign off to a winning start on the east coast of America, and the trip out of Ireland will continue with London completing the contingent of non-Irish-based teams competing for Sam Maguire. Following on from part 1 of our …

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GAA Championship Countdown #1: Ulster Football Championship

With the GAA Championship season just around the corner, Pundit Arena GAA will begin the countdown with a preview of each provincial championship in the run up to the summer. First up, we look at the championship that provides the first live game of the year; the Ulster Football Championship. _____ The Ulster Championship is one that divides the opinion of many. Many …

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Watch: UFC 207 Countdown Takes A Close Look At Friday Night’s Championship Combatants

UFC 207, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Friday night, is headlined by a pair of title fights at 135lbs – Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey for the women’s bantamweight strap and Dominick Cruz vs Cody Garbrandt for the men’s bantamweight belt. Both are mouth-watering scraps and both have really intriguing backstories. The women’s title …

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Watch: 20 Minute-Long Countdown To UFC 196 – Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz Is Sweet

Countdown to UFC 196 takes you all-access inside the lives of the two protagonists of UFC 196’s main event, as featherweight champ Conor McGregor confronts Nate Diaz. Complete with a Liev Schreiber-soundalike narrator, ‘Countdown to UFC 196’ is an epic preview befitting of the occasion. Involving some neat close-up footage showing viewers what was said during Conor and Nate’s controversial and thoroughly entertaining …

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Countdown To Bosnia – Ireland’s Playoff History

The playoff has always been an important point to consider before a major championship from an Irish perspective. Here, we take a look back at Ireland’s play-off history ahead of tonight’s massive clash with Bosnia…. Ireland V Spain World Cup 66′ Playoff Ireland first played Spain at home in Dalymount where they ran out 1-0 winners before travelling to Spain …

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2014 US Open Countdown: One Week To Go

The 114th United States Open Championship is just over a week away. The world’s best will make the long-awaited pilgrimage to Pinehurst, North Carolina to vie for the coveted title of US Open Champion. The second Major of the year, scheduled for June 12–15; will be played on the No. 2 Course, which is famous for hosting the US Open twice since 1999. This …

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Marty Clarke – Mickey Harte’s Take On McShane Saga Is ‘Comical’

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Cathal McShane, will he or won’t he?  That is the question on everybody’s lips as we countdown towards the beginning of the 2020 Allianz League campaign. The All-Star Tyrone full-forward looks set to link up with AFL outfit Adelaide Crows for their preseason training following a breakthrough 2019 campaign that saw him finish as the championship’s top scorer. Following Tyrone’s …

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Hurling Power Rankings Following Exciting Allianz League Campaign

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With the Allianz Hurling League wrapped up for another year, the countdown to the provincial championships and the Joe McDonagh Cup has begun. Limerick finished top of the class while the competition raised questions about a number of different teams that will need to be addressed before May. With all that in mind, here are our Hurling Power Rankings following …

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Conor Cooney: Keep The Club Finals On St Patrick’s Day

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St Thomas’ captain, Conor Cooney, believes that the AIB All Ireland senior club finals should continue to be played on St Patrick’s Day.  Given that the GAA calendar is so tightly packed this time of year, there were calls to move the finals back in order to give them more prominence. Last month, Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald suggested that the club …

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Gatland Names Two Uncapped Players In Wales Squad For November

Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland has named two uncapped players in his Wales squad for the upcoming November Internationals. Wales will take on Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa throughout November as Gatland and his coaches ramp up preparations in what is a crucial season building into the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Ospreys wing and Wales Sevens’ all-time leading points and try …

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Spike O’Sullivan: ‘I’m Training Like I’m Fighting Canelo And GGG On The Same Night.’

Seven days have passed since the news of a potential fight between Spike O’Sullivan and Canelo Alvarez somewhat caught the Irish sporting public off-guard. Arguably the biggest name in boxing right now facing off against a relatively under-the-radar Corkonian in a Las Vegas arena or a Texas stadium in September? The initial absurdity of such a prospect soon wore off. It …

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Warren Gatland Names Two Uncapped Players In Wales Six Nations Squad

There is a sense that there is a certain level of pressure on Wales as they enter the 2018 Six Nations championship.  Warren Gatland’s side finished with just two wins in last year’s competition, against Italy and Ireland, which left them second from bottom. They followed that up with summer victories over Samoa and Tonga before securing just two wins during …

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