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Cian O'Callaghan

Cian O'Callaghan
A writer about many sports but football really gets his blood pumping, with golf, boxing, tennis and darts not far behind. Cian has written for many outlets including The Irish Times and Setanta.com and can also be found giving his tuppence worth on the airwaves too. Twitter: @cianocallaghan1

Premier League Gameweek 3 – Who’s Hot and Who’s Not?

Cian O’Callaghan discusses the winners and losers from another action-packed Premier League weekend. It was an excellent gameweek for Liverpool, while Manchester City were stunned by Stoke. Hot: Liverpool supporters For anyone wondering whether Liverpool will still be a contender for Champions League football this season after the departure of Luis Suarez, they got their answer yesterday and it was …

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Premier League: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

What a weekend of football! From Manchester United’s lethargy, to Arsenal’s comeback , to Manchester City’s dominance of Liverpool, it was a Premier League gameweek to remember. Cian O’Callaghan is here to talk us through the ups and downs. Hot Stevan Jovetic After an injury-hit first campaign at Manchester City saw the Serb collect a Premier League winner’s medal despite having made …

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Premier League: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

In the first of a new Premier League series, Cian O’Callaghan dissects the performances of the heroes and zeros from each Premier League gameweek. This week he discusses the results and performances of the opening weekend in the 2014/15 campaign. Hot The New SAS? With the driving force behind their unlikely title bid departing in the summer and no top-class …

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US PGA: Long-Shots The Value Bet At Valhalla

Cian O’Callaghan previews this weekend’s USPGA Championship at Valhalla. While Rory McIlroy is looking to make it three tournaments in a row, the long shots could prove the best value. While winning the FedEx play-offs next month- and the $10m pay cheque which accompanies it – or playing a key role in clinching the Ryder Cup would are moments that would …

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Woodward & Manchester United Face Make-Or-Break Month

While Manchester United fans were excited by the belief that the early summer signings of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera were the first of a batch of much-needed top quality recruits to bolster the squad, recent developments have made those same supporters a little twitchy. The reports this week that Arturo Vidal – the dynamic box-to-box midfielder that fans believe …

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The Open: Big Guns Set To Battle For Claret Jug

Golf

The third major of the year gets underway at Hoylake, Liverpool on Thursday morning and it is without doubt the most unique of golf’s biggest tournaments. The Open is the one of the four majors which presents golf according to how the sport’s founding fathers intended it to be played, taking place on a links course (the game’s inventors used the …

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World Cup Team Of The Tournament

After 64 games, a record-equalling 171 goals and a month that will live long in the memory of anyone who experienced it, Germany have been crowned world champions and there are few who could dispute they deserved to emerge victorious. More importantly however, the world awaits the Pundit Arena team of the tournament and after much deliberation, here it is…. Goalkeeper …

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World Cup Semi Finals Best XI

There was a point on Tuesday evening when Germany’s performance in humiliating Brazil was so complete that the temptation was to simply nominate Jogi Low’s starting XI as the semi-finals best XI even before the Argentina-Netherlands game was played. However, despite the latter match being a huge let-down in terms of both quality and excitement, a handful of players impressed enough …

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Louis Van Gaal & The Wayne Rooney Dilemma

As Manchester United prepare for life under Louis Van Gaal, there are a number of players whose futures seem uncertain under the new manager. Indeed, even before he even takes his first training session at the club some already appear surplus to requirements. Van Gaal has used the World Cup to showcase his tactical flexibility – his Netherlands team have …

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World Cup Quarter-Finals Best XI

And then there were four. The quarter-finals followed the Round of 16 with the favourites to win coming out on top in each of the matches but after an almighty scrap – limp French exit aside – and with little to spare. The goalfest of the group stages is a distant memory as teams are remembering that it is often …

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