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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.

Five Questions Surrounding The Clare Hurlers Ahead Of 2018

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 22/7/2017 Clare vs Tipperary Clare's Tony Kelly stands over the ball with a bloodied jersey Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

As part of our build-up to this weekend’s AIG Fenway Classic, we take a look at Clare, as they begin to prepare for 2018. _____ How will they deal with retirements? For the first time since 2005, Clare will enter a hurling season with no Brendan Bugler, Patrick Donnellan, nor Colin Ryan. The loss of such experience undoubtedly hurts any …

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Dublin Confirm Hurling Selectors And Announce Squad For Fenway Classic

Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Boston for the Fenway Classic, Pat Gilroy has confirmed his Dublin hurling backroom team, and named a playing squad for the tournament. The St Vincent’s clubman was the shock successor to Ger Cunningham following three underwhelming seasons for the Boys in Blue. Considering his lack of experience at the top level of hurling, Gilroy …

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The 2023 Rugby World Cup Host Has Been Announced

TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 02: Webb Ellis Cup is seen during the Rugby World Cup 2019 match schedule announcement at Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa on November 2, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

Today, World Rugby has announced that the 2023 World Cup will be hosted by France.  Following the official recommendation two weeks ago that the tournament should be hosted by South Africa, Ireland and France had vowed to keep fighting until the fat lady was in full voice. That is very much the case today, as the governing body have announced that France have …

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Cuala’s Shane Stapleton Discusses One Key Strength Of The Dublin Side

Shane Stapleton

All-Ireland champions Cuala are on the march again. The Dublin club take on St Martin’s in this weekend’s Leinster semi-final as they aim to defend their provincial title. After another hard-fought county title, the Dalkey side flexed their considerable muscle with a somewhat comfortable win over Kilkenny champions Dicksboro, on a scoreline of 2-20 to 1-16. Unlike many top club …

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Craig Bellamy Weighs In On Ireland’s Play-Off With Denmark

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 09: Craig Bellamy is interviewed on tv during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at The Cardiff City Stadium on October 09, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Craig Bellamy wasn’t the most popular figure amongst Irish fans in the run-up to the final game of the World Cup qualifying Group D campaign, when he dismissed Ireland’s chances of beating the Welsh in the pre-match build-up. “No, they are not…as good as Wales. We have better players. So that really fills me with confidence.” James McClean found the net …

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