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Eoin Neylon

Eoin Neylon
Eoin is a sports fanatic who will watch pretty much anything sports-related. His main focus, though, is on GAA and Rugby. Although he still occasionally haunts the hurling field, he mainly watches and writes about the action these days.

National Hurling League: Team Of The Season So Far

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Croke Park, Dublin 4/3/2017 Dublin vs Waterford Waterford’s Pauric Mahony Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

All games in the league portion of this year’s competition are now complete following the weekend’s action. Five intense rounds of hurling have thrown together some great quarter-final pairings. We will see three clashes of neighbours next weekend: Wexford face Kilkenny while Cork are rewarded with a meeting against Limerick. Offaly, though, face the unenviable task of playing Tipperary. Finally, …

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Watch: All The Best Division 1A Scores From The Weekend

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 26/3/2017 Clare vs Waterford Clares Podge Collins celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the venues and times of this weekend’s league quarter-finals and relegation play-offs announced, the season is beginning to hot up. This was evident last weekend, with the style and intensity of hurling – some of it championship standard – that was on show. The GAA’s official YouTube channel published the best of the weekend’s scores from the final round of …

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National Football League: All The Final Day Permutations

Allianz Football League Division 1, Kingspan Breffni Park, Co. Cavan 26/3/2017 Cavan vs Kerry Kerry’s Barry John Keane celebrates scoring a late point Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

The 2017 National Football League will go down as one of the best in years. As we look ahead to the final weekend of action only Division 4 is settled at this juncture. Furthermore, in the other three divisions, only four teams are sure as to what division they will be playing in next season. In order to save you the …

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Two Coaches Appointed To Kieran Keane’s New Setup At Connacht

Kieran Keane Appointed New Connacht Head Coach 20/2/2017 ITM Cup, Lansdowne Park, Blenheim, New Zealand 4/9/2015 Otago vs Tasman Tasman head coach Kieran Keane

Connacht have found life difficult as reigning Pro12 champions. Subsequent to their maiden champions, injuries have plagued this season. Pat Lam’s decision to leave for Bristol next season was an even worse blow, however. With Connacht sitting 7th in the Pro12 standings, facing a daunting run-in, they needed some good news. That news came in the announcement on Monday with two …

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Injuries Mounting For England Ahead Of Germany Clash

ESSEN, GERMANY - MARCH 21: Gareth Southgate, manager of England talks during an England press conference at the Atlantic Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Essen, Germany. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

English football has been through a lot in the past 12 months. This day last year, England were, like today, preparing for a friendly game against “the old enemy”. A 3-2 win in Berlin looked to show that England were ready to take Euro 2016 by storm last summer. However, what transpired in France caused considerable embarrassment and led to …

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EPCR Unveil Full List Of Nominees For ‘Player Of The Year’

With the finale weekend of the Six Nations behind us, attention now moves sharply back to the club game. Close on the horizon is Rugby Champions Cup action. Furthermore, the quarter-finals this year have thrown up some mammoth ties involving Europe’s rugby elite. To whet our appetite for the knockout stages, the EPCR have been drip feeding the public their nominees …

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What Each County Needs In The Last Two Rounds Of The NFL

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The weekend’s results have set us up for interesting run-ins in all but Division 4 of the league. With some great matches in the last two weekends of the 2017 edition of the NFL, we look at what each team needs to do in the last fortnight’s action. Division 1: Dublin, Tyrone, Donegal & Monaghan  – All these counties sit …

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Ballyea: The Story Of A Small Country Club On The Brink Of Greatness

Tony Kelly Ballyea

Friday’s All-Ireland club finals have thrown up great match-ups. In the hurling we have two teams who are playing their first ever decider. Ballyea have caught a lot of headlines since winning their first ever Clare Senior Hurling Championship. Their win last November to capture the Canon Hamilton Cup has been a long time coming according to fans of the game …

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