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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.

Home And Away’s Alf Stewart Was Delighted Cork City Won The League

Alf Stewart Cork City

Cork City are League of Ireland champions, after a 0-0 draw with Derry City in Turner’s Cross last night. After a difficult run-in, they didn’t let their significant lead slip, despite Dundalk breathing heavily down their neck. John Caulfield’s side were undoubtedly the strongest club in the league this year, as they now eye up what would be a remarkable …

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Ireland Threw Trap’s Gameplan Out The Window Vs France In 2009 – Shay Given

2010 FIFA World Cup Play Off 2nd Leg 18/11/2009 Republic of Ireland The Ireland team huddle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Next month will mark eight years since Ireland were knocked out of the World Cup by France in the playoffs. The game will forever be remembered for Thierry Henry’s handball. It was a thoroughly disappointing night for the team and fans, and the result ensured that it was France that would be travelling to South Africa the following summer. However, the night remains …

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Marc Ó Sé Highlights One Major Flaw In Splitting Dublin In Two


Sam Maguire is heading into another winter on the banks of the Liffey, after Dublin completed a clinical three-in-a-row this summer. Naturally, talk has led to some sections supporting an unlikely split in the county. There are countless plausible counter-arguments to such a proposal. Why would the Dublin footballers be handicapped and not the Kilkenny hurlers when they were in …

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Fears Grow Over Sean Maguire Ahead Of Ireland’s World Cup Play-Off

Dublin , Ireland - 6 October 2017; Sean Maguire of Republic of Ireland acknowledge supporters after the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Moldova at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With Ireland preparing for a two-leg World Cup qualifying play-off next month, the one concern is around the strike-force. Ireland did not exactly set the world alight with their goalscoring escapades throughout Group D, scoring just 12 times in ten games, seven in eight games if you discount the Moldova clashes. With doubts lingering over Jonathan Walters due to injury, …

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Watch: Thunderous Promo For McGregor Vs Ferguson Has Just Dropped


After Tony Ferguson efficiently dealt with Kevin Lee last week, he is now the interim title-holder in the UFC’s lightweight division, and the next in line to fight champion Conor McGregor. Following the Dubliner’s foray into boxing over the summer, he is widely expected to return to the Octagon, but there has been a question over whom his opponent may …

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Watch: Ireland Captain David Meyler Sent Off In Championship Today

David Meyler has gotten away with less, and certainly committed worse fouls on Monday night. The Irish captain has had quite the week. Having impressed during what was a disastrous September international window for Ireland, Meyler was central to Martin O’Neill’s plans against Moldova and Wales. The Cork native exuded the passion and work-rate that was key as Ireland achieved …

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Watch: Celtic Stretch Unbeaten Run With 25-Yard Goal From Ntcham


Celtic extended their remarkable run of form today, as they have not been beaten domestically this season nor last. The Glasgow outfit came up against Dundee at Celtic Park looking to make space at the summit of the Scottish Premiership, and were full value for their three points after digging deep for a 1-0 victory. The win came courtesy of a …

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