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Colm Egan
Colm works in accounting and has a personality to match. Despite this he's an avid follower of a range of sports from GAA and soccer to golf and MMA.

Lions Bench Could Be the Key To Beating The All Blacks

With 62 minutes gone in Chicago, Ireland led the All Blacks 33-22. New Zealand had worked their way back into the match as is their wont, and looked poised to haul Ireland in. The All Blacks looked primed to launch a spectacular second half display to sink Ireland and extend their unbeaten run to 19 games. Just three minutes prior …

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British And Irish Lions As Relevant As Ever In Professional Rugby World

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 07: The Lions players observe a minutes silence in remembrance to the the victims of the London Bridge terror attack prior to kickoff during the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Blues and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 7, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Much has been made of the Lions’ commitment to off-pitch pleasantries since landing in New Zealand last week. Seldom is a day not punctuated by a school visit or official welcome and woe betide a tourist forced to go 24 hours without respectfully receiving some manner of Haka. Warren Gatland has spoken at length about the importance of appreciating Kiwi culture and …

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Arsenal’s Players Should Speak Out To Return Club To Europe’s Top Table

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Arsene Wenger the Manager looks on as his players celebrates after the match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The seemingly never-ending saga as to whether or not Arsene Wenger would remain at Arsenal beyond this season had many villains. Many clearly felt Wenger himself was to blame, readily articulating the notion that he’s doing little other than slowly dismantling his legacy with each passing season. Others lay the blame with the owner, Stan Kroenke. The last decade has …

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Finances Could Consign Spurs’ Title Ambitions to the Scrapheap

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at White Hart Lane on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

It was Game Six of the 1972 World Chess Championship. It pitted Bobby Fischer against Boris Spaasky. USA against the USSR, and the Cold War’s frosty atmosphere was never off the table. The best of 24 game series was locked at 2.5 to 2.5 and the eyes of the world were transfixed on those 64 squares in Reykjavik, Iceland. The …

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Arsene Wenger Insists Not Selling ‘The Ox’ Is Crucial To Arsenal’s Midfield Stability

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on April 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arséne Wenger insists that retaining the services of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain next season is crucial for Arsenal football club, and that losing the player would constitute “big damage” for the club. As quoted in The Guardian, Wenger clearly places great emphasis on the importance of keeping the 23-year-old at the club. While much of the recent headlines have been grabbed by speculation …

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Liverpool Boss Klopp Set To Be Handed Exorbitant War Chest For Summer Transfers

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Bet365 Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s season has been a rollercoaster ride. Back in September the team looked irrepressible at times. Jurgen Klopp’s high octane brand of football appeared capable of sweeping all before them. Indeed, despite their defensive inadequacies, many saw them as very serious title challengers until the wheels came off in 2017. January saw them pick up just a single win, against …

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Opinion: Warrenball Could Lead To Disaster For The Lions In New Zealand

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 25: Head Coach Warren Gatland of Wales reacts prior to the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Forsyth Barr Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

On 1 July 1916, World War 1 British Army General Haig ordered the Somme offensive. The British Army would suffer 60,000 casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and Haig’s poor strategy throughout the battle earned him the ignominious nickname of ‘Butcher Haig’. Indeed, so ill-suited were his tactics for the troops at his disposal that …

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The Hidden Reason Behind Chelsea’s Stellar Season

No longer do people question if Chelsea will win the league, rather they ask why. Chelsea beat Manchester City last night to maintain a seven-point lead over Tottenham, and now look like shoo-ins for the Premier League title. Spurs have long appeared to be the only team capable of challenging them, but their chances appear remote now with Harry Kane …

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