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Dan O'Mahony

Dan O'Mahony
Trying to find a use for the huge chunk of memory in my head taken up with sports has led me to Pundit Arena. My greatest interests are in football and rugby. I enjoyed a fruitless career in the latter which spanned the eras of the 4 point and 5 point tries although I can't remember scoring many of either. I love all sports with the possible exception of dressage.

Rugby: Ireland’s Top 5 Home Victories Over England

As the build up to Sunday’s big game against the old enemy continues we take a look at some of Ireland’s most memorable home wins against England. There is a bias towards more recent encounters, with 1875-1984 not featuring. Anyone out there whose memory stretches back further may be able to enlighten us as to any glaring omissions. 5. 1985 …

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Under Fire Liverpool Boss May Struggle to Hang On To Star Player

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is facing a chorus of criticism as he struggles to get superstar winger Raheem Sterling to sign a new deal. Things are not looking good for Brendan Rodger as the press are turning on the man that they feted last season as a footballing visionary. Tony Cascarino has added his voice to the  growing chorus of …

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Manchester United Rumours: Powerhouse Midfielder On Radar

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 Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is keen to sign compatriot Kevin Strootman from Roma, meanwhile the reports linking  Nemanja Vidic with a move back to Old Trafford are now being dismissed as fiction. Manchester United fans will have to brace themselves again for a repeat  the ceaseless transfer rumours that ruined their summers’ in the run up to this …

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Five Famous Footballing Philanderers

Sometimes afternoons at work can be a struggle, so to help you shut the game down for the final half hour we have the perfect wind down…..a tabloid style countdown of football’s most notorious love rats. Soccer players are known for their dissolute lifestyles and while they are often found wanting in the heat of battle their pursuit of sexual conquests …

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Top 3 Greatest Irish Goalkeepers

Top 5 lists rarely feature Irish goalkeepers…..and for good reason because after an extensive search we are stuck on three. Legends Shay Given and Packie Bonner are automatic choices for the list, but in the dark old days before Ireland’s first glorious foray into a major tournament  – Euro ’88 – there are few stand-out performers that demand inclusion. Outside …

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Chelsea Chief Executive Quits Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have announced Ron Gourlay is to leave his role as chief executive of the Stamford Bridge club. The Scot, who previously worked with Manchester United and sportswear manufacturer Umbro, departs on amicable terms to seek new opportunities. A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Chelsea Football Club announces that Ron Gourlay, after 10 successful years at the club including five as …

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Souness: Liverpool’s Balotelli Needs Attitude Adjustment

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness believes misfiring striker Mario Balotelli has to undergo a personality change to survive at Anfield. The Italy international was hauled off at half-time against Real Madrid after another lacklustre performance and with his side 3-0 down in their Champions League tie. He may have compounded the criticism coming his way by swapping shirts with opposing …

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Crystal Palace Boss Warnock In Trouble After Outburst At Referee

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been charged with misconduct by the FA for his post-match comments following the home defeat by Chelsea on Saturday. Warnock appeared to infer that referee Craig Pawson was using double standards by not booking John Terry yet cautioning a Palace player for a similar offence. The FA said in a statement: “It is alleged that …

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French International Free Agent Signs For Sunderland

Former France international Anthony Reveillere has joined Sunderland for the remainder of the season, the club have confirmed. The 34-year-old full-back, who has been training with the Black Cats in recent weeks, is a free agent after being released by Italian side Napoli during the summer. Reveillere began his career at Rennes, but enjoyed his most successful spell with Lyon, …

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Big Sam Not Worried About Contract Situation At West Ham

Sam Allardyce insists he is not worried about being offered a new contract at West Ham despite his current deal expiring at the end of the season. Allardyce led the Hammers to promotion from the Championship two years ago and the team have enjoyed an excellent start to their third campaign in the top flight, sitting fourth in the Barclays …

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