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Club Players Association Launched With Calls For Big Changes


There is an air of change in gaelic games today, as the Club Players Association has been launched at Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA club this Monday. The CPA has been founded with a mission statement of tackling some key issues, mainly the scheduling, or lack thereof, of club games. The statement which was used to drive sign-ups, entitled “I am …

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Munster Scrum-Half Tomás O’Leary Signs Short-Term Deal With Top 14 Side [Report]

Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick 12/4/2016 Tomas O'Leary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Munster scrum-half Tomás O’Leary has signed with Top 14 side Montpellier for four months, according to reports in France. Midi Olimpique are reporting that the 2009 Grand Slam winning number nine is set to fill a gap for the southern French outfit, with Benoit Paillaugue set for another spell on the sidelines. Since returning from London Irish after three seasons with …

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The New Arsenal Club Captain Has Been Announced


Arsene Wenger has made a decision on a new Arsenal club captain. BREAKING: Arsenal name Per Mertesacker as their new captain. #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 13, 2016 ? Congratulations to @Mertesacker, our new club captain! pic.twitter.com/BjzOsibEF9 — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 13, 2016 The German defender is facing a lengthly injury layoff, but nonetheless has been …

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Opinion: Cork Hurling Is Not In Crisis

Cork hurling supporters may have travelled to Thurles more in hope than expectation as they prepared to face Tipperary on Sunday, but after the opening exchanges, the hope had quashed. It just adds more fuel to the fire on the Cork hurling debate. It is amazing how one county seem to capture the talking points of the country. At this …

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Sale Sharks Sign Former Lions And Wales Scrum-Half Mike Phillips

SALFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 1: Sale Sharks players congratulate Sam James, second from right, after he scored his side's first try of the match during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Salford, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks already boast one veteran scrum-half in their ranks, having awarded Ireland and Munster legend Peter Stringer the accolade of Player of the Season. However, it has been announced this morning that Stringer will be joined at the Premiership club next season by former Wales and Lions star Mike Phillips. BREAKING NEWS:@mikephillips009 signs for Sale Sharks! #JoinTheHunt pic.twitter.com/K3lZeaWcnp — …

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Harlequins Announce Signature Of Scotland International Ruaridh Jackson

Harlequins LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: A general view prior to kick off at the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Saracens at Twickenham Stoop on September 12, 2014 in London, England (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Premiership side Harlequins have announced that Scotland international pout-half Ruaridh Jackson will be moving to the London club next season. The 28 year-old, capped 28 times for Scotland, has played with Wasps for the last two seasons. Speaking on the Harlequins website, he spoke of his excitement at the news. “I’m extremely excited to be starting a new challenge with …

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Watch: Nigel Owens Hosts A Dragons’ Den-Style Show For Rugby Clubs

Dragons’ Den proved to be one of the most popular television shows in recent years, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to business experts who then choose whether to invest or not. Well, the good news is, the concept has been applied to rugby clubs, and Nigel Owens, Will Greenwood, Lewis Moody and more have got involved. To launch NatWest RugbyForce …

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Watch: Mike Catt And Denis Leamy Unite Irish And English Rugby Fans

Unsuspecting rugby fans recently found themselves at the centre of an unforeseen scenario in a Dublin pub on the day of the England v Ireland Six Nations game. As the old rivals clashed in what was billed as one of the defining matches of this year’s tournament for both teams, Heineken with the help of rugby legends Denis Leamy and Mike Catt, set up …

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David Pocock Extends Contract With Australian Rugby Union

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: David Pocock of the Wallabies looks on with a cut left eye during The Rugby Championship match between the Australia Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

David Pocock has given Australian rugby a major boost today, after it has been confirmed that he extended his contract with the Brumbies and Australia until after the 2019 World Cup. However, there is a clause in his contract allowing him to take a sabbatical in 2017 “to further his studies”, but will return in 2018. The 27 year-old spoke …

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Time For A GAA Calendar Year Season Has Come

Provincial Championships Dublin

Long suffering GAA supporters are well used to spending January afternoons frozen stiff in a stand or terrace, watching managerial tickets put the potential stars of the summer through their paces (although, given the sodden conditions underfoot, it is usually a much slower pace). However, that isn’t necessarily the case given that many players nationwide are not available to play …

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Should A British Army GAA Team Be Allowed To Compete?

A proposal has been made by a GAA club to disallow a British Army GAA team, the Irish Guards, from competing under the London County Board. The Granuaile club have exercised their right to dispute the Irish Guards’ admission to the league, after the decision was made last September that they should be included. In 2001, Rule 21 of the …

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Is It Time For A GAA Club Players Union?

Over the last few weeks, there have been several examples of despicable treatment towards GAA club players, suggesting that in the GAA’s mind, the club game is merely a formality to be put to one side until after the intercounty season is over. Kerry were unable to complete their club football championship in time this year, so the county board nominated …

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Five Contenders For the All-Ireland Club Football Championship

Yesterday in Pundit Arena, we highlighted five teams in the running to capture the All-Ireland Club Hurling title. Today, we turn to the big ball. Many of the traditionally strong clubs are in contention for the Andy Merrigan Cup this year, with a few new names knocking about too. As always, we’d love to hear from you. If you fancy …

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