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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.

Watch: Love/Hate Star Gives Cuala His Full Backing Ahead Of All-Ireland Semi-Final


Cuala are the latest side intent on stopping the Slaughtneil juggernaut this weekend, as they travel to Armagh to face the Derry outfit in the All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. The Dalkey side became the first Dublin club since Crumlin in 1979 to win the Leinster Championship with a deserved victory over O’Loughlin Gaels. Cuala boast several hurlers who …

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CPA Blast GAA Ahead Of Congress Over Lack Of Input

Micheál Briody CPA

The GAA Congress is taking place this weekend, and there is a proposal to revamp the All-Ireland Football Championship. While everyone has their own ideas on how this should be done, the proposal put before congress is that of a “Super 8” style championship to replace the quarter-finals. The Club Players Association was set up to address fixture chaos within …

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Blow For Clare As Conor Ryan Set To Take A Year Out [Report]

Clare Conor Ryan

Clare management duo Donal Maloney and Gerry O’Connor have been dealt a blow, as Conor Ryan is set to take a year out due to medical reasons. The 2013 All-Star has had his health issues in recent years, but on his day is regarded as one of the most potent hurlers around. According to Club Clare, Ryan will not be …

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Connacht Appoint Kieran Keane As New Head Coach

Connacht CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 04: Tasman Makos coach Kieran Keane looks on prior to the ITM Cup match between Canterbury and Tasman at AMI Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Connacht have confirmed that Kieran Keane will succeed Pat Lam as the province’s head coach next year. Lam is moving to Bristol at the end of the season, and as a result, the western province were searching for a suitable candidate to replace the Kiwi. Keane, a former All Black, joins last year’s PRO12 champions from the Cheifs, where he was …

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Liam Sheedy: Hard To See How Kilkenny Are Going To Mount A Challenge

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 19/2/2017 Clare vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

There is no point in beating around the bush this Monday afternoon. Kilkenny were hammered by Clare yesterday in Ennis. The Banner out-worked, out-fought and out-hurled the Cats all over the field, and were full value for their 13 point victory. Of course, clichés that “it’s only February” will fly around, but the fact of the matter is that last …

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Richard Cockerill Announced As New Edinburgh Head Coach

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Richard Cockerill of Leicester Tigers ahead of the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers at Kingston Park on March 8, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Richard Cockerill has not been out of work for long. Having parted ways with Leicester Tigers last month after a disappointing run of form, the Englishman has been confirmed as Edinburgh’s new head coach. The three-time Premiership winning coach has signed a two-year deal with the Scottish outfit, and will relocate to Scotland once his finishes his role with Toulon. …

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