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Irish Strawweight Aisling Daly Retires From Professional Competition After Brain Scan Showing ‘Abnormality’

Irish MMA star Aisling Daly has unfortunately announced her retirement from all professional MMA competition due to an abnormality found during a brain scan as a result of a prior brain haemorrhage.  Today is, unfortunately, a sad day for Irish sport as SBG Ireland’s Aisling Daly has announced her retirement from all professional mixed martial arts competition, effective immediately. Daly, who appeared on …

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Leinster And Munster Name Sides For Weekend European Cup Ties

LIMERICK, IRELAND - DECEMBER 10: Rassie Erasmus, the Munster director of rugby looks on during the European Champions Cup match between Munster and Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park on December 10, 2016 in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Irish provinces Munster and Leinster are on a crest of a wave at present, following comprehensive victories over English opposition last weekend. The two, who have won five European Cups between them, are looking to put the disappointment of last season behind them by qualifying for the knockout stages. Munster shut out Leicester at Thomond Park last week, on a …

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Ireland Reveal Official 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 18: A general view of the Stadium during the England Captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 18, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ireland’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been revealed today, as the IRFU have put together an impressive proposal to host the tournament. Ireland will face major opposition from South Africa, as World Rugby will be eager to return the competition to a traditional stronghold after Japan in 2019. The 12 stadiums included are dotted around the country, …

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Leinster Wear Red Before Montpellier Clash As A Tribute To Anthony Foley

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2, Altrad Stadium, Montpellier 23/10/2016 Montpellier vs Leinster Leinster team line up in tribute to Anthony Foley Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Leinster are facing Montpellier away in the European Champions Cup this afternoon, looking to make it two wins from two in their campaign. The Irish province are eager to emulate yesterday’s performance of their southern counterparts, as Munster blew Glasgow Warriors away in a special occasion at Thomond Park. Last night, Ulster paid tribute to the late Anthony Foley with a rousing …

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Ulster To Erect Monument In Memory Of Anthony Foley

Heineken European Cup Semi-Final 6/5/2000 Munster Anthony Foley celebrates ©INPHO/Patrick Bolger

Irish rugby is in mourning at present, after the tragic passing of Anthony Foley in France over the weekend. Munster’s tie with Racing Metro was called off, and it remains to be seen if this weekend’s clash against Glasgow Warriors will go ahead. Four years ago, Ulster centre Nevin Spence passed away, and the southern province installed a memorial to the …

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The Secret Agent Exclusive: Bundee Aki To Turn Down New Contract

Connacht won the Pro 12 during a historic season last term, beating Leinster in the final at Murrayfield. The western province were full value for their victory, with several standout performers. However, arguably the star of the season was Pro 12 Player of the Year Bundee Aki. The Kiwi was a revelation in the midfield, combining physicality with raw footballing ability …

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Pic: Munster Rugby Have Revealed A Truly Beautiful New Home Jersey

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** RaboDirect PRO12 2013/14 Season Launch, Titanic Building, Belfast 27/8/2013 General view of the Munster Rugby crest Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Munster Rugby have revealed a simply gorgeous new European jersey for the 2016/2017 season, after revealing it today. “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you pay good.” – Deion Sanders. They will wear the new strip as they attempt to launch a more credible challenge on all fronts this season, having started their league campaign …

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Joe Schmidt Heavily Linked With Ireland Exit

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 19: Joe Schmidt the head coach of Ireland watches over his team warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt pulled off one of the country’s greatest ever results yesterday, as the Irish recorded a famous victory over South Africa. The 2014 and 2015 Six Nations champions were heavily depleted, and played the majority of the game with 14 men. However, they dug deep to record a famous six point win. While Schmidt is a …

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The Stat Which Shows How Far The Irish Provinces Have Receded

It is little secret that the European Champions Cup has been an unmitigated disaster for the Irish provinces so far this year, with Munster and Leinster looking unlikely to reach the knockout stages, while Ulster still face an uphill task. In a not so distant past, the three sides dominated Europe between them, casting away the French and English opposition …

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Video: Irish Fans’ Trip To Cardiff Looked Like Great Fun

Yes, Ireland did not reach the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup, and the wait goes on for four more years at least for the Boys in Green, but that did not prevent the thousands of supporters from having a great time on their travels. Joe’s Army crossed the Irish sea in their numbers to shout for their country in five games …

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Top 5 Irish Soccer Victories of All Time

As it’s St. Patrick’s Day, Pundit Arena HQ has gone all green, white and gold, unearthing Irish gem after gem. Here, Eoin Lyons takes us back to the five best victories* for Ireland over the years, in the hope that there are more to follow this year. Note:Despite protests in the office, we weren’t allowed to include Ireland’s 1-1 draw with world …

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