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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.

Mickey Harte Has Added A Tyrone Legend To His Backroom Team

Ahead of the 2018 season, Mickey Harte is putting the final preparations to his backroom team before Tyrone’s Dr McKenna Cup campaign. The Red Hand experienced a heartbreaking end to what looked a hugely promising 2017 season. After a dominant march to an Ulster title, they saw off Armagh with ease to set up an All-Ireland semi-final with Dublin. The hammering …

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Wasps Tighthead Marty Moore Is Returning To Ireland Next Season

Marty Moore

Irish Rugby has received a significant boost today with the news that former Leinster prop Marty Moore is returning to the country next season, as Ulster have signed him on a two-year deal. The 26-year-old tighthead departed the Dublin 4 outfit at the end of the 2015-16 season, having made 58 appearances for the province. While he spent much of …

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Galway Stalwart Announces Retirement From Intercounty Hurling

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 14/8/2016 Tipperary vs Galway Galway's Cyril Donnellan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway stalwart Cyril Donnellan has called time on his intercounty hurling career. The 32-year-old Padraig Pearses clubman was a key member of the Galway panel over the last 10 years, helping the Tribesmen to two All-Ireland finals before they got over the line in 2017. A Fitzgibbon Cup winner in 2005, Donnellan went on to make 35 championship appearances with the …

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George North Is Leaving Northampton At The End Of The Season

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: George North of Northampton in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Castres Olympique at Franklins Gardens on January 14, 2017 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Wales star George North is widely respected as one of the best wingers in Europe. The 25-year-old has been with Premiership outfit Northampton Saints since leaving the Scarlets in 2013. However, the club have today announced that North will be leaving Franklin’s Gardens at the end of the season. The Welsh international explained his move, feeling it is the right time …

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Former Down Star Marty Clarke To Join Cavan U20 Coaching Team

Marty Clarke GAA All Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final 31/7/2010 Down Martin Clarke Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Down star Marty Clarke is not long out of the game, after retiring from club action earlier this year. A 2010 All-Ireland finalist with the Mourne County, he had two stints Down Under to pursue an Aussie Rules career with Collingwood. It was during his second spell in Australia that Clarke was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease. As a result, at the …

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Cyrus Christie To Lodge Official Complaint To Gardaí Over Racist Tweets

Cyrus Christie

In the aftermath of Ireland’s defeat to Denmark last week, ugly news emerged that Cyrus Christie received racist abuse online. The Irish fullback has been a key player throughout the campaign, when called upon to deputise for the injured Seamus Coleman. However, he received abuse online following the Denmark loss, and released a statement online blasting the individuals in question. “There …

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Anthony Daly Is Back In Management As He Returns To Dublin To Take Over Kilmacud Crokes

Anthony Daly

Former Clare and Dublin manager Anthony Daly is headed back to the capital to take over Kilmacud Crokes. The two-time All-Ireland winning captain is well regarded in Dublin, having led the county to League and Leinster titles. He takes over from fellow Banner native Ollie Baker, who stepped away from the role after Crokes’ county final loss to Cuala. Daly …

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The Incredulous Reaction As Liverpool Let Three-Goal Lead Slip In Spain

SEVILLE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 21: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool FC reacts during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on November 21, 2017 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Liverpool went to Sevilla this evening, and at half-time looked to be cruising, after bagging three goals before the break to take a dominant lead into the dressing room. However, when the Reds re-emerged for the second half, it was all change, and the hosts clawed their way back into the game, grabbing an injury-time equaliser. Despite being an outrageous …

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