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Darragh Culhane

Darragh Culhane
Darragh is a 20-year-old journalism student who has an avid interest in Soccer, GAA and Golf. He also is a part of sports podcast called Action Replay-Extra Time alongside fellow Pundit Arena writers Jack O'Toole, Brein McGinn and Enda Coll. Follow Darragh on twitter @DarraghCulhane.

Marcelo: Under-Appreciated In A Team Of Greatness?

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 23: Marcelo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's 7th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Getafe CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 23, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Who is the left back on the planet? If you were to go by the popular video game FIFA 17 it would tell you that David Alaba of Bayern Munich holds the honour and many people would put Barcelona’s Jordi Alba right at the top of the list. Yet, during the week Marcelo was voted into the FIFPro World XI …

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Pep Guardiola: A Victim Of His Own High Standards?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Pep Guardiola

Has Pep Guardiola set the bar impossibly high for himself? When I was 13 it was arranged that my friend would have his first kiss down a laneway in our local housing estate. The girl he was meant to kiss was tall, blonde and pretty and all the lads were routeing for him. All except me, because this girl was …

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Leeds United: Is The Sleeping Giant Finally Awoken?

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates with team mates after he scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 29, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Leeds United earned a 1-1 away draw against Aston Villa tonight. Are they finally on the right track for a return to the Premier League? What was the worst day in the history of Leeds United? Was it getting relegated from the Premier League in 2004 after a financial nightmare? Or was it when they went into administration in 2007 …

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Will The Return Of Harry Kane Spark A Title Challenge From Spurs?

Last season saw Tottenham’s Harry Kane cement himself as a legitimate star, netting 25 goals in the Premier League, enough to earn him the golden boot. He was the first Englishman to scoop the accolade since Kevin Phillips back in 2000. Not even England’s all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney had earned the prestigious gong in his 14 attempts. England’s new …

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How Martin O’Neill Has Turned Around Ireland’s Fortunes

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Sitting at their lowest ranking since the system was incorporated in 1993, Ireland football seemed dull, depressing and doomed. Five years under Giovanni Trapattoni had its highs such as qualifying for Euro 2012 and his side possibly deserving of a place at he 2010 World Cup but it was a downward spiral thereafter. Trapattoni was a national hero of sorts …

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Wes Hoolahan: A Case Of The Grass Always Being Greener?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (L) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

With Ireland set to face Austria in a pivotal clash in Vienna on November 12, the public are guaranteed to hear either Eamon Dunphy lament to exclusion of Wes Hoolahan from the starting line-up or quiver with excitement in the wake of his favourite Irish player starting in a crunch game. Hoolahan is by far Ireland’s most creative player and has …

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Are Arsenal Finally Equipped To Win The Premier League?

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates his team's 4-1 win in the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 29, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Arsenal made it nine wins from their last 10 games at the weekend after an impressive 4-1 victory over bottom of the table Sunderland and it represented the sign of maturity that shows that this Arsenal team may be equipped to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2003/04. Olivier Giroud came on as a substitute in the …

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