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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.

Michael Fennelly Doubtful Whether He Will Return For Kilkenny this Season

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly picks up an injury during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Kilkenny were dominated by Tipperary in the All-Ireland final last September. While the Premier enjoyed almost total domination all over the field, the loss of Michael Fennelly was telling. The 2011 Hurler of the Year suffered a ruptured Achilles injury in the semi-final replay win over Waterford, and missed out on the decider as a result. The 31-year-old is yet …

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Dylan Hartley Must Complete Fitness Test In Order To Start For England In Six Nations

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Dylan Hartley of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium on February 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England captain Dylan Hartley must prove his fitness in order to start against France in the Six Nations. The hooker is currently serving a six-week ban for striking Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien in the European Champions Cup. This means that the tie with France would be his first bit of action since early December. With Jamie George impressing for Saracens, Eddie …

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Sean Cronin Ruled Out Of Ireland’s Six Nations Campaign

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 24: Sean Cronin of Irleand is tackled during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leinster and Ireland have been dealt a significant blow today, with the news that hooker Sean Cronin is set to miss the Six Nations with a hamstring injury. The 30-year-old was forced ashore during Leinster’s 70-6 win over Zebre last week and is now set for an extended period on the sideline. Although Cronin is not part of Joe Schmidt’s starting plans, …

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Floyd Mayweather Appears To Rule Out Conor McGregor Bout In Latest Remarks

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd Mayweather addresses the crowd during the press conference announcing the Badou Jack v James DeGale Super Middleweight World Title Unification Bout at Barclays Center on November 16, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Conor McGregor

The ongoing back-and-forth between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was ramped up a notch this week, with the undefeated boxer fielding several questions on a potential bout. Meanwhile, the Irishman has kept his card closer to his chest, but did land a dig at Mayweather with an offensive tweet. Call me C.J Watson! https://t.co/9m2Omw4Wca pic.twitter.com/GZMzxxTsbb — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January …

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CPA Secretary Declan Brennan Outlines Goals Of The Association

Club Players Association CPA

The talk of the GAA world this week has been surrounding the launch of the Club Players Association, or the CPA. The association was set up to give a voice to club players, who are often an afterthought when it comes to fixtures scheduling. This week on Pundit Arena’s 16th Man podcast, CPA Secretary Declan Brennan spoke about the goals …

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