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Ranking The Top Eight UFC Fights Of 2016

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Doo Ho Choi (R) of South Korea fights Cub Swanson (L) of the United States in their Featherweight bout during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

It’s that time of the year again folks! With 2016 behind us the MMA media now face the near-impossible task of drawing up a list of the greatest fights of the 366-day period that just passed, and though I was originally going to produce a top-five, the standard this year was simply too ridiculous so with that, I give you …

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Watch: Ten Of The Best International Rugby Tries Of 2016

There have been some wonderful tries scored in international rugby in 2016, but we’ve scoured the internet to pick out ten of the very best scores from across the world this year. 10) Nicolas Sanchez v Japan, 5th November 2016 In recent years the Pumas have stepped up their rugby a few gears, in particular their attacking game. Gone of …

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Five Conclusions From The All Blacks’ 2016 Season

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 26: Kieran Read of the All Blacks leads the haka before the international rugby match between France and New Zealand at Stade de France on November 26, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The All Blacks looked mentally and physically exhausted in Paris but still managed to turn on the brilliance when it mattered to win the final match of their international season. So, what have we learned about the All Blacks in 2016? ______ 5. The House Of Barrett Is The Future Beauden Barrett had another spellbinding game in Paris, where he …

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Rating The Six Contenders For Footballer Of The Year

Ciarán Kilkenny Aidan O'Shea Dublin Mayo Footballer of the year

The Player of the Year accolade usually goes to a footballer from the All-Ireland winning team. We are not sticking our necks too far out by suggesting that the same will apply in 2016. Not since 2010 in football (Bernard Brogan) and 2007 in hurling (Dan Shanahan) has there been a player to win the prize who did not collect a celtic …

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Pic: The Betting Odds For Footballer Of The Year 2016

With only one game left in the Championship, there is usually a stand-alone front-runner for Footballer of the Year. What about 2016? Dublin and Mayo lock horns in tomorrow’s decider, and in truth, there are several names in the mix. Mayo negotiated a path to the final after a Connacht loss to Galway. The Westerners beat Fermanagh, Kildare and Westmeath …

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Dublin Receive Good News And Bad News For 2017 Championship

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin Manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

When Dublin recaptured the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title 12 months ago, it was in large parts thanks to Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey and All-Star full-back Rory O’Carroll. As 2016 dawned, they had to cope without the pair, but have performed admirably, going unbeaten in the League and Championship. However, there is a sense that if they were …

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2010 Vs 2016: Which Was The Better Tipperary Team?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Lar Corbett of Tipp scores his sides second goal despite a hurley being thrown in his direction Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer bestof2010

As the dust settles on a remarkable All-Ireland Hurling Championship victory for Tipperary, there are obvious parallels to the team of 2010. Six years ago, the Premier stopped the ‘Drive for Five’, and looked set to dominate the hurling landscape for years to come. The questions now being raised are whether the class of 2016 can achieve what Lar Corbett …

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Aviva Premiership 2016/17: Four Props To Watch Out For This Season

As we head into the new Premiership campaign, it’s time to evaluate the squads and look at the players that could make the difference in those tight games. Here are four props that will be looking to make their mark in the coming months. Alec Hepburn Last year was a breakout season for the Exeter Chiefs loosehead. Proving his fitness in one of the …

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The Draw For The Second Round Of The Hurling Qualifiers Has Been Made

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 1, Cusack Park, Ennis, Clare 2/7/2016 Clare vs Laois Aaron Shanagher of Clare celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal with Podge Collins Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Following the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers, eight teams remain in the hunt for the Liam McCarthy Cup. In arguably the game of the weekend, Cork overcame a 14 man Dublin team, and were full value for their victory. Kieran Kingston’s sides bounced back from a hammering at the hands of Tipperary to beat Ger Cunningham’s …

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The Draw For The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Has Been Made

Hurling Davy Fitzgerald Donal Og Clare

The draw for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers has been made this morning, which was live on RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland. Despite an impressive march to the National Hurling League title, Davy Fitzgerald and Clare were dumped out of the Munster Championship by Waterford. However, they must rise again as they hope to repeat the heroics of 2013 by …

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Picture: Dublin GAA Release New Jersey For 2016

Dublin GAA have released a new jersey for the 2016 championship. The Dubs have gone with a brighter look this year, which strays away from their traditional sky blue and navy combination, incorporating a lot more white. The Dubs will be in their new kit as they embark on the championship. The hurlers start out their conquest for Liam McCarthy …

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