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Struggling hack, struggling mid-handicapper, struggling corner-forward, quotes cheesy 80s action movies too much - or not enough...

After Another Gargantuan Tussle, Where Next For Football’s Greatest Rivalry?

In an effort to sum up the heated rivalry between the two-time NBA champion New York Knicks of the early 1970s and their hated Eastern Conference adversaries, the Baltimore Bullets, colourful American sports analyst Larry Merchant quipped: “Those games were so intense, it felt like, afterwards, the fans needed a shower…” And so it seemed on Sunday after the latest instalment of the GAA rivalry. After …

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Opinion: Oman Game Will Be A Farewell To Ireland’s Greatest Ever

Next Wednesday evening, in an otherwise nondescript friendly at home to Oman, Ireland will say goodbye to its greatest ever footballer. After 18 years in green, Robbie Keane will walk off into the sunset with goalscoring records in tow. It’s April 1998. A far more glamorous fixture at the old Lansdowne Road than the one that will bring the curtain down on such …

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