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Wexford And Offaly Have Learned Their Opponents For Leinster SHC Quarter-Finals

Leinster Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Round 1, Gorey, Wexford 8/1/2017 Wexford vs UCD Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Wexford and Offaly have learned their Leinster SHC quarter-final opponents after the final round of games in the round-robin this afternoon. The draw took place live on RTÉ Radio 1, after Westmeath beat Meath to relegate their neighbours, and Laois overcame Kerry. Leinster SHC quarter-final line-up: Westmeath vs Offaly Laois vs Wexford Galway vs Dublin [Already decided] _____ The winner …

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All The National Football League Results Confirm Promotion And Relegation Places

National Football League

If your head was hurting trying to figure out all the permutations before the final day of National Football League action, you probably weren’t alone. However, after a bumper Sunday of action, the promotion and relegation places across four divisions have been confirmed. Dublin and Monaghan played out a thrilling tie in Clones, with the reigning champs shading it at the …

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Where Did It All Go Wrong For David Moyes?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Sunderland at Olympic Stadium on October 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Sunderland’s recent 4-1 loss to Arsenal equalled the worst ever start to a Premier League season after ten games. In many ways it isn’t surprising. After all, David Moyes is their manager. This is not to dismiss Moyes’ managerial ability. Rather, it is a result of a curse cast by Sir Alex Ferguson in May 2013 when he chose Moyes …

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By Numbers: Newcastle Falcons In The Premiership

Even though Newcastle won the first Premiership title of the professional era, they have since struggled to impose themselves as genuine title contenders in the league having never finished higher than sixth since 1998. We take a look at their statistical history in the Premiership. Team Records Biggest win: A 56 – 10 thrashing of Rotherham back on 9th November …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Worcester Warriors

Up until a few weeks ago Worcester Warriors would have been feeling pretty confident, with a host of new signings and a squad that was slowly building for the future. However, the departure of Director of Rugby Dean Ryan just a few weeks before pre-season fixtures sent shockwaves across the region, and meant the club had to quickly reorganise the …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Newcastle Falcons

Few people would envy Director of Rugby Dean Richards’ task of transforming Newcastle Falcons into a competitive Premiership outfit, but the former Leicester and Harlequins man has been quietly going about his business as usual and at the very least has done enough to maintain the club’s Premiership status. Looking at the club’s transfers ins and outs for the season …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Bath

Believe it or not, the Premiership clubs are back in their pre-season training programmes despite the English season only finishing at the end of May. The clubs’ pre-season fixtures will soon be upon us and before we know it the season will be well under way again. Therefore we take a look at each club and predict how they will …

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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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Aston Villa To Make Surprise Move For Manchester United Striker

Aston Villa COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 02: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo before the UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Nordsjaelland v Chelsea at Parken Stadium on October 2, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa are currently looking to bounce back from relegation. The Birmingham club were sent down to the second tier of English football for their first time in the Premier League era last season, and have appointed Roberto Di Matteo as manager in a bid to get back to the top flight. Under new ownership, the Villans are expected to …

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The Fields Of Freedom: Understanding Georgia’s ‘Lelo’ Spirit

Centuries and centuries ago, in the beautiful countryside of the lands that now make up Georgia, the game of ‘Lelo burti’ or ‘field ball’ was played. Teams could be of any size and usually consisted of the male populations of neighbouring villages. The aim of the sport would be to move a heavy ball across a stream or river in between …

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Relegated Newcastle Absolutely Destroy Hapless Tottenham

during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in Newcastle, England.

Far from a consolation to being relegated, Newcastle fans will be wondering why their side didn’t show this much quality all season long. It’s safe to say the Spurs players minds are already in France (or Magaluf for those not travelling to the Euros) but Newcastle showed a desire to win that has been missing all year. Geordie fans have …

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Two Pivotal Football Games Interrupted by Fan Protests

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Aston Villa supporters are seen in protests on the stand prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on May 7, 2016 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

It has been a season marked by the incredible. If Leicester’s title win wasn’t enough, the appearance of Andrea Bocelli prior to their final home game should satisfy those with a passion for the peculiar. Another theme that has marked this season is fan protest. The reasons for the protest have been varied. In October, Bayern Munich fans boycotted the …

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