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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.

Tipperary U-21s Downed By Impressive Limerick Outfit

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thrules, Tipperary 14/7/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's Willie Connors with Barry Nash of Limerick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Tipperary headed to Limerick this evening in the first round of the Munster u-21 Championship, with the home side fancied by many as they were littered with senior talent. Barry Nash, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey, Ronan Lynch and Cian Lynch were among the senior stars within the Treaty ranks, and they had too much for the Premier, winning on a …

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Pretty Much Everyone Is Calling For Jack Nowell To Start The First Lions Test

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017, FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand 20/6/2017 Chiefs vs British & Irish Lions Lions' Jack Nowell with Chase Tiatia of the Chiefs Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Today, the Lions dispatched of Super Rugby outfit Chiefs with relative ease. Warren Gatland fielded his ‘midweek’ side as the tourists had more than enough for their hosts. Most were in agreement that most of these players won’t be coming close to a starting berth for Saturday’s opening test against the All Blacks. However, there have been no standout candidates …

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Hurling’s Renaissance: Chaos Reigns With Beautiful Unpredictability

Hurling

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn” – JRR Tolkien. Eleven months ago, hurling headed into the All-Ireland semi-finals stage with the sport in chaos. The threat of sweepers and defensive mindsets were only trumped by the increasing duopoly of Kilkenny and Tipperary. Crowds dwindled, competition faded. Even the Munster Championship failed to inspire. Last August, a meagre 34,432 …

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Conor McGregor’s Corner For Floyd Mayweather Clash Takes Shape

UFC John Kavanagh Conor McGregor

With just under 10 weeks to go until Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather face off in Las Vegas, hype continues to build ahead of what is likely to be a record-breaking bout. There are obvious questions flying around about how the Notorious One will adapt to boxing, how his preparations will differ, etc. Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 6

With all teams up and running in the race for the Liam McCarthy Cup, we take a look at the latest pecking order in hurling. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen are All-Ireland favourites, and justifiably so after the demolitions of Dublin and Offaly. The men in maroon have a physicality which is telling, while clutch players such as Daithí Burke, David …

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Draw Made For Round 2A Of The Football Qualifiers

Mayo football qualifiers

There were some heavy hitters in this morning’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier draw, as the line-up for Round 2A was confirmed. Following losses in their  provincial semi-finals, Mayo and Donegal were the teams to avoid as they look to rebuild their seasons after losses to Galway and Tyrone respectively. However, for Laois, Longford, Sligo and Derry who came through …

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