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

Conor McGregor Mocks The Idea Of A Showdown With Paulie Malignaggi

UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs Hall, SSE Arena, Belfast Northern Ireland 19/11/2016 Teruto Ishihara vs Artem Lobov UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor celebrates Artem Lobov's victory Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

The war of words between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi has lit up the build-up to Irishman’s bout with Floyd Mayweather next week. Malignaggi, a former world champion, was brought in to spar with the Dubliner, but relations soon went south as he wasn’t happy with images and footage released of the training. Malignaggi has since floated the idea of …

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Report: Carl Frampton Set To Split With Manager Barry McGuigan

Carl Frampton vs Andres Gutierrez Press Conference, Europa Hotel, Belfast 27/7/2017 Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Freddie Parkinson

Carl Frampton has had a tumultuous summer to date. The Jackal was set to fight in Belfast last month, in front of a bumper home-town crowd. In the lead-up to the fight, Frampton weighed in too heavy, so the bout was rendered void as far as the title elimination was concerned if he were to win. However, his opponent Andréis Gutierez …

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“This Is Persecution” – Cristiano Ronaldo Blasts Five-Match Ban In Passionate Rant

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 13: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (L) gestures after gets a red card from Fifa Referee Ricardo de Burgos Bergoetxea (R) during the Supercopa de Espana Final 1st Leg match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on August 13, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Marcio Rodrigo Machado/Power Sport Images/Getty Images,)

Cristiano Ronaldo was the subject of huge controversy this week for his role in El Clasico. The Real Madrid superstar was shown a second yellow card for diving, and proceeded to push the referee in frustration. The Portugal international subsequently received a five-match ban, and the appeal was rejected by the authorities, meaning he will be out of action for …

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Glove Sizes Confirmed For Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor

There have been several subplots in the build-up to Conor McGregor’s bout with Floyd Mayweather next week in Las Vegas. The undefeated boxer is attempting to stretch his record to 50-0, as the UFC champion makes his professional boxing debut. With McGregor crossing over from MMA, there have been several suggestions how the conditions could be made more in his …

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Mick Konstantin Releases ‘There’s Only One Conor McGregor’ Single And It’s For A Great Cause

Mick Konstantin

Last week, Kildare singer/songwriter Mick Konstantin shot to fame once again with the release of ‘There’s Only One Conor McGregor’. The school teacher posted the video to his Facebook page, and it spread virally across the world, garnering millions of views within hours. There's Only One Conor McGregor – Mick Konstantin Just throwing up the yearly tune, and for the month …

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Austin Gleeson’s All-Ireland Final Fate Could Soon Be Learned After CCCC’s Latest Move

Austin Gleeson Waterford

Following Waterford’s dramatic win over Cork in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final, the major talking point has been whether or not Austin Gleeson will be playing in the final. The reigning Hurler of the Year was seen pulling the face-guard of Luke Meade, in the latest helmet incident this summer. It is unclear whether he could face the same fate as teammate …

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Dan Shanahan’s Account Of The Diarmuid O’Sullivan Incident Sums Up The Attitude Of This Waterford Team

Dan Shanahan Diarmuid O'Sullivan

Waterford are through to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship final, after seeing off Cork on a scoreline of 4-19 to 0-20. The Déise were full value for their win, after trumping the Rebels in the majority of individual battles all over the field. It was neck and neck up until the sending off of Damien Cahalane, before Waterford raced clear. It …

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Cork Minors See Off Dublin At Croke Park To Reach All-Ireland Final

The 14 men of Cork had too much class for Dublin today in the All-Ireland minor semi-final in Croke Park. The young Rebels saw off the Dubs as Brian Turnbull proved to be the difference. The Douglas star had featured prominently in their Munster Championship victory, as they claimed the title after a replay win over Tipperary in the semi-final …

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Cork Fans Urged To Not Fly Confederate Flags At Croke Park


Cork hurling fans are among the most colourful in the game. The Rebels often bring bumper crowds to Semple Stadium, Croke Park, and indeed anywhere else they may travel to. One trademark of the Rebel support is that they bring all sorts of flags to brighten up the occasion. A frequent sight at Cork games is a Japan flag flying …

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