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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.

South Africa Rugby CEO Reveals Seriously Worrying Numbers For Springboks

London , United Kingdom - 15 November 2017; South Africa Rugby CEO Jurie Roux after the Rugby World Cup 2023 host union announcement at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, England. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The Springboks have struggled over recent seasons. After running the All Blacks closer than anyone at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, South Africa have certainly receded. 2017 brought with it some hope, given their series victory over France and two draws with Australia. However, record losses to New Zealand and Ireland put a dampener on the season, and they finished …

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Jason Flynn On Galway’s Hurling Boom, Staying At The Top And The Bigger Picture

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/9/2017 Galway vs Waterford Galway’s Jason Flynn celebrates with the Liam McCarthy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

2017 will be remembered as a year when it all changed utterly for Galway hurling. So often the bridesmaids, the Tribesmen finally made their statement, and emphatically so, winning League, Leinster and All-Ireland titles. As the celebrations following a first triumph in 29 years continued into the winter, the news came in that there would finally be home championship games …

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The RTÉ Sportsperson, Team And Manager Of The Year Have Been Announced

Republic of Ireland's midfielder James McClean celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the group D World Cup qualifying football match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff CADDICK (Photo credit should read GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tonight, the RTÉ Sports Awards took place. Ireland’s greatest athletes, teams and managers were honoured with gongs. There was fierce competition in each category, and although there is always going to be debate after such decisions, there is no doubting the credentials of these winners. 1997 Snooker World Championships winner Ken Doherty was the latest inductee to the RTÉ Sports …

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Watch: Should Leinster’s Match-Winning Try Have Been Disallowed?

Leinster

Leinster bounced back from a 14-point deficit against Premiership champions Exeter today to bag a win in Pool 3 of the European Champions Cup. Leo Cullen’s side looked dead and buried in the first half, after losing Jonathan Sexton just two minutes in, and the Chiefs ran into a 17-3 lead. However, penalties from the boot of Isa Nacewa dragged …

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Leo Cullen’s Reaction To Isa Nacewa’s Performance Says It All About The Leinster Captain

Isa Nacewa

Leinster staged a remarkable comeback to earn a victory over Exeter Chiefs at the Aviva Stadium this evening. The Irish province found themselves 3-17 down at one point in the first half, but fought back to win 22-17. 17 points came from the flawless boot of captain Isa Nacewa. After Jonathan Sexton was called ashore after just two minutes, the versitile …

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Leinster Produce Stunning Comeback To Deny Exeter Chiefs

Leinster

Despite going 14 points down in the first half, Leinster produced an inspired finish to come back and claim the win at home to Exeter in the European Champions Cup. Premiership champions Exeter headed for the Aviva Stadium in Dublin today with a major point to prove. Having fallen to their Pool 3 rivals at Sandy Park last weekend, the …

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Limerick Announce Their Senior Hurling Captain For 2018

Declan Hannon Limerick

The Limerick hurlers have underachieved over the last three summers, failing to win a Munster Championship match since 2014. The Treaty County reached back-to-back All-Ireland semi-finals in 2013 and 2014, but have taken a tumble down the pecking order since. However, nobody doubts the potential of this county to be challenging for silverware once again in 2018. Having scooped U21 …

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Watch: Jacob Stockdale Continues Ridiculous Form With Outrageous Run Past Harlequins Defence

Jacob Stockdale

Ulster beat Harlequins 52-24 tonight, with six tries. Despite not touching down, Jacob Stockdale continued to impress. Jacob Stockdale is one of the hottest prospect in not only Irish rugby, but indeed in the northern hemisphere. The 21-year-old made his debut against the US last June, but truly announced himself on the international scene last month by scoring three tries …

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‘Spike’ O’Sullivan Makes Weight And Looks In Serious Shape

Spike

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan is heading into one of the biggest fights of his career this weekend. The Irish middleweight could enter the conversation for a title shot should he overcome Antoine Douglas in Canada tomorrow night, on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders vs Davied Lemieux. The Corkonian has a record of 26-2, with his two losses coming against Saunders …

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