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Conor Hayes

Conor Hayes
A graduate from Trinity College and a longtime sufferer of Bohemian Football Club, Conor enjoys watching, talking and writing about sport. Wasn't alive during Italia '90 and has regretted it ever since. Also might find him at the cricket. Follow him at @ConorHayes08

Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 32

As the League of Ireland season heads into its final week of action, Conor Hayes looks back on one of the season defining weeks not only in this year’s title race but also in the relegation battle at the other end of the table. Dundalk drop points and Cork City win to take it to the final day One wonders if even the …

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The Fairytale Run Of The 2014 Kansas City Royals

Conor Hayes discusses the incredible run of the Kansas City Royals, who will face the San Francisco Giants this week in the World Series. Sport can be cruel. We all know it, we’ve all lived it. That uncomfortable fact crossed my mind once again during the eighth inning of the American League Wild Card game on September 30. The home …

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Three Conclusions From League of Ireland Gameweek 31

Conor Hayes discusses three conclusions from League of Ireland Gameweek 31 in what is well and truly the business end of the campaign with relegation battles and Premier Division champions to be decided in the next couple of weeks.  _____ Dundalk leave the door ajar for Cork City After a dramatic game on Monday night at Oriel Park, which was belied …

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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 30

With this year’s League of Ireland drawing ever closer to it’s conclusion, Conor Hayes takes us through three of the main talking points from gameweek 30, including the merits of the First Division, Brian Lenihan’s Ireland call-up and the promise the FAI Cup final holds this year. _____ The First Division still has purpose Congratulations must be given to Longford …

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Keane and KP: Score Settling From The Wilderness

One day, two autobiographies. In the era of the twenty-four hour sports coverage where the action can’t even satisfy the demand for stories, the media were given a gift from the gods on Monday as Roy Keane and Kevin Pietersen’s books could be poured over on the same day. The sifting in this country mostly concerned Keane who reached hysterical …

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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 29

With the season edging ever closer to its conclusion, Conor Hayes takes us through three of the key talking points from League of Ireland Gameweek 29.  _____ The timing of the FAI Cup semi-finals help no one A lot of grumbling could be heard from Ulster last week as the draw for the FAI Cup semi-finals placed both games in …

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Three Conclusions From The League of Ireland Gameweek 28

Conor Hayes is here to discuss the top three conclusions from this week’s action in the League of Ireland. 1. A glimmer of light at the end of a dark tunnel for Bohemians In the aftermath of Ireland securing hosting rights to Euro 2020 games, John Delaney stated his desire to redevelop Dalymount Park. The stadium would act as part …

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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 27

In the fallout of League of Ireland Gameweek 27 there has been goals, drama and heartache from all across the country. Conor Hayes discusses the main issues of the past week. _____ 1. Cork Refuse To Go Quietly It’s happened twice now. On two occasions the title race looked dead and buried and both times Cork City somehow claimed vital late winners at …

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Three Conclusions From League of Ireland Gameweek 23

Conor Hayes is here with three conclusions from the recent Gameweek in the League of Ireland, where Colin Healy was the star for Cork City. 1. Colin Healy gives Cork fans a moment they’ll never forget Supporting a team in the League of Ireland can be tough. There’s often very little pay-off for your unwavering loyalty, your team and league are ignored …

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The Limerick Hurlers’ Window Of Opportunity

Conor Hayes questions if this is the Limerick hurlers’ last chance at All Ireland hurling glory, as their window of opportunity begins to close. In football, the undisputed kings of heartbreak and despair are Mayo. To make seven All-Ireland in twenty- five years is an extraordinary achievement in itself, to lose them all is pretty astonishing too. The dubious honour in …

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