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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.

The Standout XV From The 2018 Allianz Hurling League


Ahead of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final between Tipperary and Kilkenny, we take a look at the standout performers from the campaign. 1. Alan Nolan (Dublin) It was certainly an underwhelming campaign for Pat Gilroy’s Dublin side, but Nolan’s showings between the sticks were undoubtedly impressive. The fact that he kept former All-Star Gary Maguire and last season’s …

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Jim Gavin Addresses Reports Diarmuid Connolly Not Interested In Football Nor Hurling Right Now

Diarmuid Connolly

The continued absence of Diarmuid Connolly from the Dublin football team has been the subject of much debate so far this year, with the St Vincent’s star only seeing action in the win over Mayo. His absence from matchday squads has led to speculation that he may be close to joining Pat Gilroy’s hurlers. In the Sunday Times over the weekend, Christy …

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Tony Ferguson Ruled Out Of UFC 223 Showdown With Khabib

MMA fans around the world have received disappointing news this evening, with just a week to go until UFC 223. The showdown between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov has been the most anticipated fight of 2018, but it looks like it won’t be going ahead, yet again. Report are emerging tonight that Ferguson has suffered an injury and is ruled …

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Details For Kilkenny Vs Tipperary In Hurling League Final Confirmed

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 25/2/2018 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's James Maher and Seán O’Brien of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Following wins for Kilkenny and Tipperary over Wexford and Limerick respectively this weekend, the two traditional giants of hurling will face off in next weekend’s Allianz League final. The two old foes reacquainting themselves promises to be a cracker. Even if their great modern championship clashes are to be disregarded, their clashes in league finals in recent years have been …

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14-Man Dublin See Off Brave Galway Challenge To Capture League Title


Brian Barry reports from Croke Park as Dublin were crowned Allianz Football League Division 1 champions for 2018, after seeing off Galway on a scoreline of 0-18 to 0-14. Galway and Dublin faced off today in what was only the second time the two counties met in the National Football League final. After an unbeaten run in the League to reach the …

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Roscommon See Off Cavan In Goal-Fest To Win Division 2 Final


Brian Barry reports from Croke Park as Roscommon were crowned Allianz Football League Division 2 champions, after beating Cavan 4-16 to 4-12. Cavan and Roscommon descended on Croke Park this afternoon, both eager to finish their Allianz League campaigns on a high. After winning promotion to Division 1 for 2019, the sides were aiming to head into summer with silverware under …

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Watch Live: Wexford Vs Kilkenny In Allianz Hurling League Semi-Final


Wexford and Kilkenny face off in today’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final today, with a place in next Sunday’s decider against Tipperary at stake. The two counties have developed a fierce rivalry over the last year, as Davy Fitzgerald has overseen a rise in fortunes for the Yellowbellies. Despite a slow start in the Allianz League, the Cats have …

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Watch: Ronan Maher Puts On Long-Range Sideline Clinic In Semple Stadium

Ronan Maher is the undisputed champ of the sideline cut, after tonight’s display! Tipperary and Limerick met in Semple Stadium this evening, with a spot in next weekend’s Allianz Hurling League final on the line. At the end of normal time, the two sides couldn’t be separated, ending 0-26 apiece. It headed for extra-time, as the Treaty continued to come back …

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Conor Murray Receives Huge Plaudits After Ridiculously Opportunistic Try

Conor Murray

Conor Murray displayed huge intelligence to get Munster off the mark against Toulon. Munster, facing Toulon in the quarter-final of the European Champions Cup, were up against it today in Thomond Park. The home side were second best in the opening exchanges, as Toulon powered into a 6-0 lead, and spent the majority of the game inside the opposition half. After …

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