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Eoin Reddan Announces Retirement From Rugby

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 08: Eoin Reddan of Ireland looks on during the International match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Following on from Pundit Arena’s EXCLUSIVE report that Eoin Reddan was on the verge of announcing his retirement from professional rugby, the Leinster scrum-half has today officially stated to the media that he is to hang up the boots following Ireland’s test series clincher with the Springboks this weekend. With the signing of Kiwi scrum half Jamison Gibson-Park at Leinster and what …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 8

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 19/6/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring the third goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The provincial finals are set. There are only four unbeaten teams left in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship. The draw has been made for the qualifiers. It’s time for us to reassess the power rankings on the hurling landscape. 1. Waterford (No change) 2. Kilkenny (No change) Heading into the Leinster semi-final in Portlaoise last weekend, there were several questions-marks surrounding …

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Twitter Reacts As 14 Man Tipperary Dig Deep To See Off Limerick

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 19/6/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's John O'Dwyer is sent off by Referee James McGrath Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Tipperary have secured a place in the Munster Final against Waterford after they saw off Limerick in Semple Stadium this afternoon, on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-16. The Premier were reduced to 14 men early in the game, after John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer was dismissed for striking an opponent. A powerful image that sums up the task ahead of Tipp …

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Ireland Sevens Claim Massive Scalp As They Take Another Step To Rio Olympics Qualification

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Ireland sevens side have just taken one of rugby sevens biggest scalps in the form of Samoa with an impressive 27-21 victory. The Ireland Men’s 7s have beaten one of the tournament favourites Samoa 27-21 at the Olympic Qualifier in Monaco! pic.twitter.com/CCZWLe00W5 — Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) June 18, 2016 Ireland come into this weekends repechage tournament on the back of …

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EXCLUSIVE: Eoin Reddan Poised To Announce Retirement

Eoin Reddan has enjoyed a trophy laden career. When Leinster unveiled a list of players who had secured contract extensions earlier this season, there were three notable absentees; Isaac Boss, Cian Healy and Eoin Reddan. Although Healy had been linked with a move to the Worcester Warriors, he ultimately signed a new deal with the province, leaving questions marks hanging over both …

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Munster Confirm Coaching Line Up For Next Season

Munster have confirmed the make up of Rassie Erasmus’ coaching team. After appointing Rassie Erasmus as Director of Rugby for next season, Munster have today announced the coaching ticket that will serve under the South African. Although Jacques Nienaber’s appointment had already been publicised, Munster have today confirmed the South African would take on the role as defence coach after signing a three …

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Twitter Reacts As Waterford Show Too Much Class For Clare

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Waterford defeated Clare on a scoreline of 1-21 to 0-17 to book a place in final of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, and they gained revenge for their defeat in the League final. The Twitter community was impressed with the Déise as they stated their All-Ireland credentials. Clare dying an unimpressive death here. Have Waterford ever enjoyed such a sustained era …

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Munster Announce Massive €1.9 Million Deficit

The grave financial problems facing Munster are mounting. The reality of Munster’s grave financial position was laid out for all to see at the province’s AGM last night, when their Financial Controller, Philip Quinn, forecast Munster Rugby would record a deficit of €1.9 million for the year ending 30 June 2016. Although this figure represents an improvement on the €2.2 million originally …

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Limerick Footballers Urged Not To Jump Ship And Go On A J1 This Summer

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 29/5/2016 Limerick vs Clare Limerick's Danny Neville and Peter Nash tackle Keelan Sexton of Clare

Limerick were beaten by Clare in the first round of the Munster Senior Football Championship last weekend, and now they must face the qualifier route. Despite being the primary challenger to the Cork-Kerry duopoly in the province a few years ago, the Treaty now find themselves well down the pecking order. Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Sunday’s stand-in captain Ian …

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Connacht Fully Deserving Of Their Time In The Limelight

There’s an old saying I came across before: “It’s six o’clock and there isn’t a cow milked or a child washed.” I wouldn’t be surprised if it applied over there in Connacht last weekend. For my sins, I was in Galway last Saturday evening. With my Leinster jersey in tow, I perched myself in The Lough Inn on Woodquay, surrounded by …

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Paul O’Connell In Talks With IRFU Over Possible Coaching Role

The IRFU are anxious to secure the services of Paul O’Connell. Since Paul O’Connell was forced to retire in February after failing to recover from the hamstring injury he sustained during the World Cup, the legendary second row has been linked with a number coaching positions throughout Europe. First came the obvious link with Munster, followed by reports of interest …

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The Biggest Omissions From Joe Schmidt’s Ireland Squad

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 21: Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt takes the warm up before the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on March 21, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

As Ireland embark on their quest to claim their first test victory in the professional era in South Africa, many questions have been raised following the aftermath of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad announcement regarding the logic and legitimacy of his selections and namely; omissions. It would appear that Schmidt has to a certain extent disregarded form as a determinant when …

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Five Players That Will Light Up The Munster Hurling Championship


The Munster Hurling Championship starts with a bang this weekend, as Cork travel to Thurles to renew one of the great rivalries in Irish sport. Ahead of four huge fixtures, we look at five players who can light up the grand-daddy of all provincial championships over the coming weeks. _____ Patrick Curran (Waterford) There was a worry last year that …

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