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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 [email protected], and can follow him on Twitter via @briangbarry.

Tottenham To Play All Home Games At Wembley Next Season

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: General view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and KAA Gent at Wembley Stadium on February 23, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they will play all their home games at Wembley next season. White Hart Lane is due for reconstruction, so Spurs will temporarily relocate to the home of the England national team. Spurs, who still hold faint hopes of catching Chelsea in the Premier League title race, have enjoyed a mixed campaign. The North London club …

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Joe Launchbury’s Reaction To Missing The Lions Tour Sums Up The Man

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Joe Launchbury of Wasps in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Northampton Saints at Adams Park on September 14, 2014 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The dust has settled on Warren Gatland’s Lions squad announcement last week, but there are still grievances amongst fans over the selection. Perhaps the most surprising exclusion from the squad was that of Joe Launchbury. The England international lock was, for many, the standout player of the Six Nations, but was deemed surplus to requirements. That left Wasps with just …

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Can You Name Every All-Ireland Winning Hurling Captain Since 2000?

All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Kilkenny 14/9/2003 DJ Carey raises the Liam McCarthy Cup on Hill 16 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

For every hurling player up and down the country, the ultimate dream is to lead your county to All-Ireland glory. Stepping up in the Hogan Stand on the first Sunday in September to lift the Liam McCarthy Cup is the goal, realised by some remarkable hurlers down through the years. We’re challenging you to name the 17 captains to captain their …

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Report: Kieran Bergin To Leave Tipperary Panel

After Sunday’s League final defeat to Galway in the Gaelic Grounds, Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has been dealt another blow as Kieran Bergin will leave the panel. Bergin, 31, will not remain in the squad approaching the Championship. The emergence of Michael Breen, Seamus Kennedy, and Ronan Maher in the midfield and half-back line led to limited chances in the …

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La Rochelle Star Banned For Punching Richard Hibbard In The Crown Jewels

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Richard Hibbard of Gloucester lies on the ground following a hit during the European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter final match between Gloucester Rugby and Cardiff Blues at Kingsholm Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

On the rugby field, there are certain ‘do’s and ‘don’t’s. The latter include foul play, and they certainly include punching, especially when it comes to private areas. Welsh hooker Richard Hibbard certainly has our sympathy after last weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final. During the tie between La Rochelle and Gloucester, the Top 14 side’s Fijian lock Jone Qovu took exception with …

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Oisín McConville Joins Backroom Team Of Laois Hurlers

Laois Launch of GAA/GPA Gambling Guidelines 27/1/2014 Former Armagh footballer Oisin McConville Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Having secured their Division 1B status for 2018, the Laois hurlers are set to push on and leave their mark on the Championship. Having already picked up one win over Westmeath in the Leinster round robin group, the O’Moore County will be eager to secure a quarter-final berth with a win over Meath this weekend. Manager Eamonn Kelly will be …

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Armagh Manager Kieran McGeeney Set For 12-Week Suspension

Dr. McKenna Cup Round 1, Owenbeg, Derry 8/1/2017 Derry vs Armagh Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

Managerial suspensions are a hot topic right now in GAA. Wexford hurling boss Davy Fitzgerald was given eight weeks away from the sideline for his altercation with Tipperary players on the field of play during the National Hurling League semi-final. Now, Armagh senior football manager Kieran McGeeney is set for an even longer suspension. ‘Geezer’ was reportedly involved in a …

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Diego Costa Ends Drought And His Stats Keep Getting Better And Better

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their fourth goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on April 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chelsea took a giant leap on the path to the Premier League title tonight with a 4-2 win over Southampton. The Pensioners now sit seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, who have a game in hand. The most notable talking point from this evening’s action was Diego Costa’s return to goalscoring ways, as the Spanish striker found the net twice. …

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