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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.

Watch: Poignant Scenes At Celtic Game As Respects Paid To Liam Miller

Liam Miller

The tragic news emerged last night that former Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has passed away following a brave battle with cancer. Aged just 36, the Cork native had an impressive career, representing clubs such as Celtic, Manchester United and Cork City. Indeed it was at Celtic where he made his real breakthrough under Martin O’Neill, before earning a move to …

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Lar Corbett Explains Why The All-Ireland Club Championship Is So Difficult To Win

Lar Corbett club

The two spots for this year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship final are up for grabs today, as Slaughtneil meet Na Piarsaigh in Parnell Park, and Liam Mellows attempt to shock reigning champions Cuala in Semple Stadium. Indeed, while Thurles is invaded by the ‘Cuala Ultras’ and the Galway champions, the locals will watch on, green with envy. Thurles Sarsfields …

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“I Knew Straight Away. I Was Bawling My Eyes Out.” – Cork Footballer Brian Hurley On Injury Hell

Allianz Football League Division 1, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry 3/4/2016 Kerry vs Cork Cork's Brian Hurley Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

For most Gaelic footballers, the dream is to achieve success on the field of play. For others, the dream is to simply take to the field. It’s fair to say that Cork footballer Brian Hurley has had a torrid experience with injuries in recent times. The Castlehaven clubman has been through the wars with his hamstring, but is on the comeback trail …

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France Roll Back The Years With Out-Half Selection For Scotland Clash

France head for Murrayfield on Sunday with both sides eager to recover from a disappointing start to the Six Nations. The French thought they had the game won against Ireland last Saturday night, but a late Johnny Sexton drop-goal completely changed the complexion of their trip to Edinburgh. Jacques Brunel has named his team for the Scotland showdown, and one …

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Mayo Handed Major Boost As Former Minor Star Returns From Brisbane Lions

Electric Ireland Connacht GAA Football Minor Championship Final, MacHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo 13/7/2014 Mayo vs Roscommon Mayo's Cian Hanley celebrates scoring the first goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After yet another agonising All-Ireland final loss last September, the focus surrounding Mayo has been on whether they have the extra percent in their arsenal that could see this side to the promised land. To that end, the Allianz National Football League probably isn’t overly crucial to Mayo’s summer ambitions this year, but Stephen Rochford may need to give his side …

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Eddie Jones Turns Heat Up On Wales’ “Third-Choice 10” Rhys Patchell

Wales

England face Wales on Saturday in what is undoubtedly the Six Nations tie of the round. Following wins for both sides in the opening weekend, they head for Twickenham to renew what is always an intense rivalry. England head coach Eddie Jones has well and truly kicked off the mind-games when discussing Wales out-half Rhys Patchell. The 24-year-old Scarlets star …

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Adrian Lewis Issues Statement Following Suspension For Controversial Incident

Adrian Lewis

Adrian Lewis made headlines for all the wrong reasons last week, after an unsavoury incident in a UK Open qualifying tournament. The two-time world champion was playing against Spain’s Jose Justicia, and frustrations spilled over leading to Lewis physically confronting his opponent. The reason why Adrian Lewis has been suspended by the PDC, what a wanker. pic.twitter.com/DSmTsBfZIy — tam sellics son (@gibbygibbo1) February …

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Major Shake-Up In The Predicted Ireland XV To Face Italy

Ireland

Fresh from the dramatic victory over France on Saturday, Joe Schmidt and Ireland look ahead to the visit of Italy as the Six Nations Championship rumbles on. Josh Van Der Flier’s injury in Paris means that he is out for the season, but while there may only be one forced change to the starting XV this weekend, the Kiwi head …

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