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Bill Lonergan

Kilkenny man in Dublin. Fascinated by sport: the skill, the drama, the passion, even the greed and dishonesty.

Potential Fight Of The Decade Golovkin v Alvarez Is The Fight We Have All Been Waiting For

After the damp squib in Vegas last month, sports fans can look forward to a genuinely enthralling contest Saturday night Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez finally face in Las Vegas. Unlike the bland anomaly of a fortnight ago, GGG and Canelo will meet as the two best at their weight, the famed and storied middleweight division of Leonard, Hearns …

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Carl Frampton And Scott Quigg Step To It At Last

After four years of negotiations, boxing fans finally get to enjoy the highly anticipated showdown between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg in Manchester on Saturday night.   However, unlike the protracted nonsense that preceded the excuse of a fight that was Mayweather -v- Pacquiao, the delay in bringing about this super-bantamweight may well prove to the advantage of fight fans. …

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Central Issues For Ireland Coach Joe Schmidt

during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Ireland and Argentina at Millennium Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

It really has been bemusing to listen to pundits in recent weeks discussing the makeup and creative problems of the Irish rugby team. Since Ireland impressively defeated South Africa and Australia in 2014, there has been an acknowledgement that Joe Schmidt’s side would ultimately need to add a more creative, penetrative aspect to their attacking game. And, despite what Matt …

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Premier League’s Looming TV Deals Create Illusion Of Level Playing Field

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: A practice ball is seen on the pitch prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on February 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The 77th-minute protest by almost 20,000 thousand fans in Anfield recently proves that people power, however slight, still exists in the modern Premier League. Fenway Sports Group had outraged Liverpool fans with their complete disregard for year-long discussions over ticket pricing. Corporate greed needs to be challenged at every turn, and despite the financial impact of the protest in Anfield being a …

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