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Eoin Lyons

Eoin Lyons
A recent graduate of Law, Media and Cultural Studies from University of Limerick, Eoin Lyons has been writing for many years. He was Comment Section editor for An Focal in UL and was also involved in the creation of Between The Lines magazine in Waterford. Eoin is a Man United fan, and yes, one of those annoying ones. He is also a massive tennis fan, and one of the best table tennis players in the universe.

Top 5 Irish Soccer Victories of All Time

As it’s St. Patrick’s Day, Pundit Arena HQ has gone all green, white and gold, unearthing Irish gem after gem. Here, Eoin Lyons takes us back to the five best victories* for Ireland over the years, in the hope that there are more to follow this year. Note:Despite protests in the office, we weren’t allowed to include Ireland’s 1-1 draw with world …

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What A Perfect Summer Looks Like for Manchester United

Manchester United need another summer of financial excess. Here’s what breaking the piggy bank could get them.    Although Manchester United have been hovering around the automatic Champions League places this year, holding 3rd or 4th position since match day 11, it is clear that there is still something missing from the team. The fans want to push for the …

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WATCH: Happy Anniversary Happy Gilmore

On this date in 1996, every young sports fan’s favourite comedy arrived on our screens; Happy Gilmore. Adam Sandler starred as Happy Gilmore, the unorthodox people’s favourite on the golfing pro tour. It was a film we could all relate to: achieving our dreams in sport, helping the ones we love, and that eternal dilemma of what to do when …

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Then Vs Now: Harry Kane & Gareth Bale – Stars at Spurs

The tabloids haven’t hung around in linking Harry Kane with Real Madrid. Perhaps the similarities run deep between Kane and Bale after all.    It was most certainly Harry Kane’s week, both goals in the North London Derby followed by a goal and assis against Liverpool. Inevitably the media took to the possibility that the young starlet may follow in the footsteps …

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Why Have Ronaldo & Bale When You Can Have These XI?

Eoin Lyons compiles a group of eleven players, who together would cost close to the fees paid for just three of Real Madrid’s star players.  Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez cost Real Madrid €265 million altogether. Although this money has undeniably helped Real Madrid strengthen their position as possibly the best team in football, €265 million is a hell of …

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The Hard As Nails Classic XI

Here, Eoin Lyons brings you the ‘Hard As Nails Classic XI’; a team made up of football’s most notorious hard men.  With Diego Costa recently grabbing the headlines after being given a three match ban for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can, the dirtiness of the modern game has again come to the forefront of discussion. Arguably, football has seemingly lost …

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Rory McIlroy and Horizon’s Epic Court Battle Lasts Two Days

Billed as an eight-week mammoth legal battle. Just 48 hours in to proceedings Rory McIlroy and Horizon have settled the case.    So what was the issue? For anyone who is not familiar with the ins and outs of the case, it centres upon a contract drawn up in 2011 between Rory McIlroy and Horizon Sports, which detailed an agreement …

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The January Transfer Window’s Hidden Gems

As the January transfer window draws to a close with some of the usual big names being thrown around, Eoin Lyons discusses some of the young, hidden gems that the big clubs may have regrettably overlooked this January. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) Although the 22-year-old French attacking midfielder has had a tough start to 2015, with many possibly recognising the name for …

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Teenage Wonder-kids; The Good, The Bad & The Anderson

With Real Madrid announcing last week that they have signed Norwegian wonder-kid, Martin Odegaard, on an €80,000 a week contract, much debate has surrounded the effects of offering teenage players such valuable contracts. In light of this, Eoin Lyons takes a look back at some of the biggest teenage transfers from recent years, and discusses how those players have fared in the meantime. The …

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Then vs Now: Liddell & McGregor – The UFC Poster Boys

Despite their different weight classes and different eras of stardom, Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell and Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor have one thing in common, they are both poster boys for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Chuck Liddell was the first UFC superstar, and now our very own Conor McGregor is becoming the most talked-about fighter in the business. So let’s compare …

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