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Poll Result: The Public Opinion On Paraic Duffy’s Proposed Championship Restructure

The radical proposed Championship restructure yesterday by Paraic Duffy has got the GAA world talking. The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship could be undergoing a major facelift, with group stages being introduced to replace the quarter-finals. The four provincial winners will be joined by the four teams who emerged from the qualifiers, in two groups of four. In each group, every …

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Done Deal: Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark Completes £5m Championship Move

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 2: Ciaran Clark poses for a photograph with a home shirt with the pitch in the background at St.James' Park on August 2, 2016, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Newcastle United have today confirmed the signing of Irish international Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa. The 26-year-old has signed a five-year deal at the Championship side, after Newcastle triggered his £5m release clause earlier this week (though the fee is undisclosed officially). CONFIRMED: @C_Clark_6 has signed for Newcastle United! ⚫️⚪️#WelcomeCiaran #NUFC pic.twitter.com/tjcJyFoMKb — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 3, 2016 Speaking …

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Fee Agreed: Aston Villa Closing In On £12m Fulham Striker

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Ross McCormack of Fulham in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on September 22, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Aston Villa and Fulham have agreed a fee for the transfer of striker Ross McCormack, the selling club have announced this morning. Though they have not disclosed the size of the offer, it is believed to be in the region of £12m, having rejected a £10m offer from Norwich recently. The Club can confirm that a bid has been accepted from Aston …

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Everton Trigger Aston Villa Star’s £7m Release Clause

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Idrissa Gueye of Aston Villa reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on August 29, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

With the new Premier League season beginning in just over two weeks, clubs such as Everton are yet to make a big splash in the transfer market. To date, they have recruited just one player – the £750,000 signing of Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg – while the likes of Tim Howard, Tony Hibbert, Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar have all …

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Juventus Line Up £35m Newcastle Star As Pogba Replacement

NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 22: Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St James' Park on March 22, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Getty Images)

Juventus would appear to have accepted that Paul Pogba is destined to leave the club, and are in the process of lining up his successor. The Guardian are this morning reporting that the Italian giants have lined up Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko as the prefect replacement for the departing French international – but face competition from Everton to land him. After …

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Liverpool Veteran Could Reunite With Rafa Benitez At Newcastle This Summer [Report]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Lucas Leiva of Liverpool looks on during the Capital One Cup semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on January 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva could be set for a sensational reunion with former manager Rafa Benitez this summer, with The Daily Telegraph reporting Newcastle want Lucas as part of any deal which would see Georginio Wijnaldum leave St James Park for Anfield. Wijnaldum, capped 30 times by the Netherlands, only joined Newcastle last year, signing on a five-year contract, …

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Liverpool Goalkeeper Having Medical At Wigan Ahead Of Loan Move

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JULY 24: Adam Bogdan in action during the international friendly match between Malaysia XI and Liverpool FC at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on July 24, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by How Foo Yeen/Getty Images)

The Liverpool clear-out is set to continue today, as Ádám Bogdan is on the verge of joining Wigan on a season-long loan deal. While this deal has been on the cards for some time, the Liverpool Echo are today reporting that the goalkeeper has travelled to the DW Stadium ahead of a temporary move. Although Bogdan has continued to train at …

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Opinion: The U21 Hurling Championship Needs To Be Restructured

There’s no doubt that the Bord Gais Energy Under 21 Championship is unique. The football and hurling championships have structures in place solely to benefit each provincial winner. It’s a knock-out type championship too, which makes it all the more entertaining and nail-biting for both sets of fans. However, even though this championship structure works for Gaelic football, sadly the same cannot be said for …

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Liverpool’s £25m Wijnaldum Pursuit Has Accelerated Massively [Report]

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United celebrates with the match ball as he scores four goal during their 6-2 victory after the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James' Park on October 18, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

News broke last night that Liverpool were keen to add Newcastle and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to their squad. Multiple sources claimed that the Reds had leapfrogged Tottenham and Everton in the race to sign the 25-year-old, though stressed that Liverpool had yet to a agree a fee with Newcastle. This afternoon, it appears that both sides may be inching …

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London Irish Unveil Squad For Championship Campaign

Being relegated is always a testing time for a former Premiership club, with high profile players often leaving in search of top tier opportunities elsewhere. However, despite being in the Championship this year London Irish have managed to keep some big names and bring in some quality players as well. Even though former head coach Tom Coventry left the club …

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Done Deal: Newcastle Complete The Signing Of Atlético Madrid Defender

Newcastle sign Jesus Gamez

Newcastle United’s preparation for life in the Championship is continuing, as manager Rafa Benítez looks to promote the Magpies back to the Premier League at the first attempt. Further to the signings of Matz Sels, Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie, the club have today confirmed a deal to bring Atlético Madrid right back Jesús Gámez to St. James’ Park. CONFIRMED: Newcastle …

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Spurs Reportedly Keen On Bringing Dutch Maestro To White Hart Lane

Georginio Wijnaldum has emerged as a target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Telegraph. Spurs, having bolstered their defensive midfield options with the signing of Victor Wanyama, are now thought to be on the lookout for an attacking midfielder. Mauricio Pochettino has apparently earmarked former Feyenoord and PSV star Wijnaldum as a potential recruit. Capped 30 times by the Netherlands, …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 9

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Padraig Walsh and Conor Whelan of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After a bumper weekend of action which included the first round of the All-Ireland qualifiers and the Leinster final, we look at how the hurling landscape lies. _____ 1. Waterford (No change) 2. Kilkenny (No change) The juggernaut keeps its course as Kilkenny plowed through yet another opponent yesterday. It was the same old story, as the Cats showed too much …

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