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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.

Eight Ladies Football League Ties Confirmed As Double-Headers With Men’s Games

Dublin Mayo Ladies Gaelic Football

Following the success of the record-breaking attendance of 46,286 at last year’s Ladies Football All-Ireland final between Dublin and Mayo, the LGFA are eager to draw even more support. Ahead of the National Leagues, eight fixtures have been paired up with men’s League games, including two ties at Croke Park. All-Ireland champions Dublin will face Cork at HQ on February …

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Joe Marler Cited After Red Card Against Sale Sharks

Joe Marler

England loosehead prop Joe Marler could be set to miss out on some of the Six Nations Championship, after being cited for an incident during Harlequins’ clash with Sale Sharks on Saturday. Marler was shown a straight red after reckless shoulder charge, and can’t have had many complaints. Complete headloss from Joe Marler ūüė≥ He saw red as Sale edged …

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Corofin And Galway Stalwart Calls Time On Intercounty Career

Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Elvery's McHale Park, Mayo 17/7/2016 Galway vs Roscommon Galway’s Damien Comer and Gary Sice celebrate Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Galway footballers face into 2018 with a sense of optimism that they can mix it with the big boys. However, as manager Kevin Walsh prepares his side for life in Division 1 of the National Football League,¬†he knows he will have to plan without the services of Gary Sice, who is calling time on his intercounty career. Sice, 33, …

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Galway Manager Unhappy With Timing Of Call To Postpone Mayo Clash

The Connacht FBD League clash between Mayo and Galway was set to be one of the most intriguing ties of the weekend, as a sizeable crowd travelled to McHale Park in Castlebar. However, with weather warnings in place over the cold temperatures, the adverse conditions had their say, and the pitch was unplayable come throw-in time. The call was made …

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Preston Fans’ Chants For Lotto Winner Kevin O’Connor Are Simply Brilliant

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk Cork's Kevin O'Connor celebrates scoring their second goal from a free kick

Preston North End centre-half Kevin O’Connor made the headlines this week after winning the lottery. The former Cork City star won¬†the National Lottery‚Äôs Christmas Millionaire¬†Raffle, which capped off quite the 12 months for the 22-year-old who got his move to England last summer. O‚ÄôConnor‚Äôs uncle and godfather Peadar Murphy bought him the winning ticket just before Christmas at Flanagan‚Äôs Supermarket …

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Clare Recall Big Guns For Rebels Showdown As Munster Teams Named

Peter Duggan Clare

The Munster Senior Hurling League rumbles on this weekend,¬†as Clare and Cork meet in Ennis with the Banner looking to build on their win over Kerry last week. The management team of Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney saw their experimental team easily account for the Kingdom last week by 20 points, and this week have called back some more established …

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Liverpool Fans Aren’t Happy With Martin Tyler’s Underwhelming Reaction To Van Dijk Winner

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool earned the Merseyside bragging rights last night, thanks to the head of ¬£75million signing Virgil Van Dijk. The big Dutch centre-half joined the Anfield club from Southampton this month, and much of the focus has been on his record-breaking price-tag. Naturally, there was huge attention on the former Celtic defender when he was making his bow last night, and …

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Tyrone’s McKenna Cup Campaign Features A Significant Return

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Preliminary Round, Ballybofey, Donegal 17/5/2015 Donegal vs Tyrone Donegal's Neil McGee tackles Conor McAliskey of Tyrone Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tyrone kicked off their Dr McKenna Cup campaign on Wednesday night with a comprehensive win over Antrim, winning on a scoreline of 4-20 to 2-11. While the result itself is not overly meaningful in the entire context of 2018, there was one significant aspect which can boost their entire year. The return of forward Connor McAliskey comes as a major¬†lift …

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