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Eilis Brennan

Eilis Brennan
A UCD graduate, Eilis is completing her MA in Journalism at Griffith College Dublin. A big sports fan, but tennis is the main passion. Avid follower of Newcastle United and New England Patriots. Has been known to get into arguments with people over "Who is the greatest- Nadal or Federer?" [It's Federer] .

Sports Legacy Institute Leads Safer Soccer Campaign in the US

Injuries and sports go hand in hand. That’s a given. But what about the injury that you can’t see? In the United States, the Sports Legacy Institute are trying to make soccer safer for young players by delaying heading. The concussion in soccer debate has raised its head again during the Women’s World Cup. There has been several head collisions …

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Premier League Teams Compete for Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin’s QPR future is as uncertain as ever. Four Premier League teams are hoping to tempt him away from Loftus Road. According the Daily Express, Southampton are the latest team to have joined the race to sign Austin. They made a £10 million bid for the 25 year-old last night. Newcastle United, West Ham and Chelsea have also shown interested …

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2026 World Cup Bidding Process Postponed

In what should come as no surprise, FIFA have announced that the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup has been postponed. The bidding for the tournament was supposed to begin soon, with the official vote due to be held in May 2017 at the FIFA Congress in Kuala Lumpur. However, due to the corruption scandal that has engulfed the organisation over …

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French Open Preview: Can Nadal Retain His Title?

The French Open kicks-off this Sunday in Paris. Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova were at the draw ceremony on Friday morning.  ______ Men’s Singles There are a lot of questions marks are over defending champion Rafael Nadal. This clay season has been his worst in some time. One title, two final appearances and several early losses. It is not …

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Tennis Roundup – Sharapova Victorious in Rome

Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic warmed up for the French Open with victories in Rome. Also, coming to a cinema near you in 2016, LI NA: The Movie! Winning Week Maria Sharapova defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to win her third Italian Open title. World No.10 Suarez Navarro battled hard for two sets, but ran out of steam …

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Three Billie Jean King Films in the Works

Not content with just the one, Hollywood has three films about Billie Jean King in development.   “I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn’t win that match. It would ruin the women’s tour and and affect all women’s self-esteem.”                                 …

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Tennis Tuesday – Kvitova Reigns In Spain

Petra Kvitova crushed Svetlana Kuznetsova to win her second Madrid Open title. Andy Murray produced magic to win his first Masters 1000 clay title in the Spanish capital. Winning Week Petra Kvitova cruised to victory at the Madrid Open on Saturday. She defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2 in a dominant display. Earlier that week, Kvitova had ended Serena Williams’s 27-match …

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Tennis Tuesday – Murray Wins First Clay Title

Andy Murray became the first British winner on clay in nearly 40 years and Roger Federer added Turkey to the list of countries he has won trophies in. Winning Week Andy Murray claimed the BMW Open in Munich – his first clay court title. Murray defeated Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. The final had been postponed to Monday due …

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Tennis Tuesday – Nishikori Retains Barcelona Title

Kei Nishikori and Angelique Kerber were victorious on clay this weekend. In Davis Cup news, Queen’s will host the Britain-France tie in July. Winning Week Kei Nishikori defeated Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 to successfully defend the Barcelona Open title. Nishikori joins Thomas Muster and Rafael Nadal as players who have retained the title in the past 20 years. After exchanging …

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Tennis Tuesday – Djokovic Rules In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance as he swept to the Monte Carlo Masters title. He is the first man to win the first three Masters titles of the season. ______ Winning Week Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych to win his third Masters title of the season in Monte Carlo. In a rain-delayed match, Djokovic beat Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. The …

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