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Brian Barry
Brian Barry is a Sports Journalist and the Commercial Editor with Pundit Arena. You can get in touch by mailing brian@punditarena.com, and can follow him on Twitter via @briangbarry.

All The Results From The Weekend’s National Football League Action

National Football League Cavan Mayo

The National Football League had its fifth round of matches this weekend, with the promotion and relegation races becoming clearer. Reigning champions Dublin maintained their undefeated start, earning a draw last night in Tralee. The Dubs are joined at the top of the table by Tyrone and Donegal. Without semi-finals this year, the League’s two final rounds of group games …

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The Merger Of Racing 92 And Stade Francais Is Off

Stade Racing

Earlier this week, European rugby was shocked as it was announced that Paris clubs Racing 92 and Stade Francais would be merged. However, a dramatic u-turn has taken place today, with Racing president Jacky Lorenzetti releasing a statement that they have changed their minds after great opposition. The merger will not take place In agreement with Thomas Savare, the merger will …

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Talking Points As Ireland Deny England The Grand Slam In Dublin

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 18: Anthony Watson of England and Jared Payne of Ireland compete for a high ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

What a performance from Ireland. Eddie Jones and England came to Dublin hot on the heels of a second Grand Slam in as many years, and a 19th consecutive test win. However, fresh from a bruising defeat in Cardiff last week, Ireland ironed out the creases, and delivered one hell of a performance to end a disappointing campaign on a …

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The Story Behind The Greatest Irish Football Song Of Modern Times

Irish Football

Mick Konstantin, a school teacher from Kildare answered #TheCallUp last year, travelling to Euro 2016. His song, Taking Over France, caught the mood of a nation. This is the story of one of the sounds of last summer. “Stand up for the Boys in Green! Olé Olé and a chance to dream, we’re heading to the Euros, we’re taking over …

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#TheCallUp: Join The Biggest Squad In The World!


Everyone knows the Irish fans are the greatest in the world and as Ireland approach the critically important World Cup qualifying games the Irish fans’ support is more important than ever. Making it to Russia will not take an 11-man effort. It won’t even take a 23-man effort. This requires an entire nation to join the cause to make the …

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Quiz: Can You Name Every Ireland Goalscorer In The Martin O’Neill Era?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (C) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (L) and Robbie Brady (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill has overseen quite the rollercoaster journey for Ireland over the past few years. Rebuilding from the rubble of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, the Boys in Green have gone on a remarkable journey. Qualifying for Euro 2016 after some spirited performances, most notably at home to Germany and Bosnia, they acquitted themselves honourably in France. Now sitting …

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Latest World Rankings Show England Tie Is No Dead Rubber For Ireland

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: Joe Schmidt the head coach of Ireland takes part in the pre match warm up prior to kickoff during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Saturday’s clash between Ireland and England has a lot more riding on it than many realise. What a weekend of rugby we were served up. Ireland went to Cardiff on Friday night looking to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive but were sent packing by a resurgent Wales side. The following day, a comprehensive victory over Scotland at Twickenham secured …

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