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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.

Tomás Ó Sé Rolls Back The Years As Nemo See Off Slaughtneil After Extra-Tme


While Corofin’s win over Moorefield last week wasn’t overly memorable, the other semi-final today between Nemo Rangers and Slaughtneil was the polar opposite. The Derry outfit took an early lead, and looked like they would take control of the tie with ruthless efficiency. However, the Cork champions mounted a spirited fightback, featuring two points from Kerry legend Tomás Ó Sé …

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Everyone Was In Awe Of Chris Farrell After Thunderous Start To Wales Clash

NatWest 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/2/2018 Ireland vs Wales Ireland's Chris Farrell is tackled by Alun Wyn Jones of Wales Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland lead Wales 15-13 at half-time in the Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium, and despite some spurned opportunities, one huge positive for Joe Schmidt and Ireland thus far has been the showing of Chris Farrell. The giant Munster centre was brought into the side following injury to Robbie Henshaw, and justified his inclusion straight from the off. The former …

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GAA Congress Votes Overwhelmingly To Ban Gambling Sponsorship


In recent years, there have been some high profile examples of top GAA players struggling with gambling problems. The likes of Cathal McCarron and Oisín McConville have been quite vocal on their issues. Today, the GAA have made a major statement on the issue at Congress by voting overwhelmingly to ban sponsorship by gambling companies. The motion was brought forward by Mick …

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Large Attendances Show League Of Ireland Is Winning Fans Over

The League of Ireland returned with a bang last week, as Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers played out a cracker in front of a full house at Dalymount and a national audience live on RTÉ. The levels of enthusiasm surrounding the first round of games was always going to be difficult to maintain, but on Friday evening there were numbers to suggest …

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Italy Set A Highly Unwelcome Six Nations Record Tonight


France are up and running in this year’s Six Nations after a comprehensive win over Italy tonight in Marseille. Les Bleus lost two tight encounters to Ireland and Scotland, but they finally got a win on the board against the tournament’s basement boys. Jacques Brunel’s side seem to have improved, and ought not to be written off when England come …

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Both Mayo And Kerry Switch Goalkeepers As Teams Named For League Ties


Dublin travel to Castlebar tomorrow night to take on Mayo in the Allianz National Football League. Clashes between the two sides have been somewhat entertaining in recent times, to put it mildly. With the Connacht outfit welcoming the All-Ireland champions to their own backyard, Stephen Rochford’s side will be eager to prove a point. They have made four changes from …

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