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Conor O' Mahony

Conor O' Mahony
Conor is currently a Bachelor of Education student in Mary I, Limerick. A follower of many sports including Gaelic football, rugby and football, Conor would be most knowledgeable on NBA basketball. A

The Terrible Truth Behind The Chapecoense Tragedy

The director of Brazil's Chapecoense football club, Marcelo Zolet, holds a replica of a Copa Sudamericana trophy, sent by the president of Colombia's Independiente Santa Fe, Cesar Pastrana (not in frame) as a tribute, at Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin, Colombia on December 1, 2016. / AFP / STR / RAUL ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The world of football was in shock this week as a chartered plane carrying the Brazilian football team Chapecoense crash landed in Colombia, killing almost everyone on board. Seventy one people lost their lives last Monday when the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 crashed landed into the mountains about 53 miles from Medellín airport, Columbia. Seventy seven people were on board …

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2002 World Cup – The Forgotten Irish Team

The 2002 World Cup is remembered by Irish people today for one incident only, “Saipan.” Almost 14 years later, the issue still divides opinions. But regardless of where you stand on Keane vs McCarthy, it is important that we recognise the achievements of the group of players that came within a penalty shootout of making the quarter-finals. Down Roy Keane, …

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Dirty Tricks Campaign against Sexton is Nothing New From French Media

Conor O’Mahony draws parallels between how the French media attempted to smear Ronan O’Gara in 2007 and their attempts to discredit Johnny Sexton this week.  Ireland face the biggest game of the Joe Schmidt era this coming Sunday, when they face France in the Millenium stadium. The stakes could scarcely be higher, and it will for all the world feel like a knock out game …

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The Five Levels of GAA Shemozzles

The word “shemozzle” has a very precise meaning for GAA fans throughout Ireland. A shemozzle is a fight which breaks out during a football or hurling match, usually after an innocuous enough tackle. There are different levels to the “shemozzle,” all of which Conor O’Mahony is here to discuss.   Level 5: A Thing of Nothing “Leave Him Go Patrick” …

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Breaking: Benzema To Arsenal Edging Closer

Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Karim Benzema signing for Arsenal Huge news coming out of the Spanish capital  this evening, with multiple news outlets including The Telegraph and The Metro reporting that Karim Benzema is set to complete a move to Arsenal before the end of the transfer window. The news seeping out of Madrid is that the club is …

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Ronaldo Homeless For The Day In Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has released a video on Youtube of himself disguised as a hobo, with a only a dog and a football for company. Ronaldo takes to the streets of Madrid in a fat suit, wig, and clip on moustache, with the goal of duping bystanders into thinking he is homeless person. The disguise works a treat, nobody gives him …

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“Totally Wrong Refereeing Decision Cost Us Semi-Final Place”

It could have been Cork putting 7 goals past Kildare yesterday in Croke Park, if the Cork County board are to be believed.  The claim was made yesterday evening in a press statement which reads like something a Fr Ted script writer would produce. The County Board have placed the blame for the team’s exit from this year’s Championship at the …

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Sergio Ramos Will Not Be Joining United This Summer

News coming out of the Bernabeu tonight, by way of La Marca, is that Sergio Ramos will not be leaving Real Madrid for Manchester United this summer. The 29 year old  centre back has agreed terms with the club to remain with Los Blancos untill 2020. Ramos appeared to be heading for the exit door, after the player and the club …

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LVG Docks Rojo 140K after San Jose No Show

Marcos Rojo has been fined 2 weeks wages for failing to show up for Manchester United’s pre-season tour of North America. The Argentine was granted an extended break following the Copa America, but was instructed to join up with the team last Friday. United had laid on a flight for  Rojo and his compatriot Angel Di Maria, but neither player …

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