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Brian Bowler

Brian Bowler
Currently living in Reading, UK, Brian is a UCC graduate with a BA in Maths and English, and an MA in Film Studies. A lifelong Man United fan and a proud Kerryman, Brian is particularly interested in Football, GAA and NBA but will watch pretty much any sport (except cricket and snooker!).

The 5 Greatest Contests Between Dublin & Kerry

There’s nothing quite like it. When Kerry and Dublin meet in the All-Ireland Championship it rarely disappoints. It’s always a special occasion when the two most successful team in the history of the game meet. The Jackeens vs the Culchies, it is a rivalry which brings with it a huge history and tradition, and their clashes have provided us with …

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Kerry & Dublin’s Soccer Equivalents XV

In recent years the amateur status of our GAA stars has become a hotly debated topic with many feeling our top players deserve to be paid like professionals, given their dedication to the sport. With Kerry and Dublin set to contest this year’s All-Ireland final on Sunday, we take a look at the two teams and consider who their equivalents …

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Video: The 10 Greatest Rugby World Cup Moments

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup now only a week away the excitement is really starting to build. This year’s renewal promises to be the latest instalment in what has been a series of exhilarating and enthralling tournaments full of iconic moments. It is now time to look back and reminisce on those instances which have made this tournament so …

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5 Contenders for Footballer of the Year

With just two teams left in this year’s All-Ireland Championship, the Footballer of the Year picture is becoming clearer. As Kerry and Dublin prepare for yet another showdown, it is perhaps unsurprising to see that this list is dominated by players from the age old rivals. Others of course have staked their claims. Aidan O’Shea was a beast up until …

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5 Things Irish Supporters Will Hope to See in Clash with England

After a month of what have been rather inconsistent performances in the build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Ireland’s final pre-tournament test is unquestionably their most difficult. A highly motivated, highly physical and full strength England side will provide Ireland with a very stern challenge. While the result is not the be all and end all, there are …

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3 Things Mayo & Dublin Need To Do To Reach All-Ireland Final

The replay between Dublin and Mayo is going to likely be a case of he who learns, wins. Here’s three simple lessons both teams need to address.  We’ve barely caught our breath after last Sunday’s frantic finish in Croke Park and already the replay looms large. Dublin will have been relieved to escape with a draw after what was a …

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Don’t Blame the Ref: Gaelic Football’s Refereeing Dilemma

Oh to be a referee. They’re the men and women who we as sports fans spend our days ridiculing and lambasting. The vitriolic chants, the contemptuous abuse, the abhorrent treatment; and that’s just from the supporters. Yet they’re participation in the sports we all love is crucial, perhaps more crucial than anyone else involved. Without referees we have no game. …

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A New Tottenham? Sensible Spurs Showing Signs Of Stability

While inactivity in the transfer window is often seen as a lack of a club’s ambition, for Tottenham this relatively quiet summer shows a sign of a shrewdness and maturity which has been distinctly lacking in recent years. Spurs’ transfer dealings over the past number of years have seen the club struggle to achieve and maintain a stable and harmonious …

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Why Cork’s Capitulation Does Dublin No Favours

At this juncture in last year’s All Ireland Championship, this writer wrote an article questioning Dublin’s credentials as many people’s champions elect. Having swept aside Laois, Wexford and Meath en-route to yet another Leinster title the Dubs were unbackable favourites to claim back-to-back Sam Maguire trophies. Of course their unexpected collapse against Donegal at the semi-final stage is now notorious and …

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