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Ian Coughlan

Ian Coughlan
A Commerce International graduate who has always had a keen interest in sports writing, Ian Coughlan has written for The Evening Echo, covering NFL and GAA and has a good knowledge of most sports. He has also played senior football championship for his local club Ballincollig in Cork.

NBA Rookie Watch: This Week’s Top 5

Ian Coughlan takes a look back at the week’s action in the NBA and ranks The top 5 Rookies: Some new faces once again in this week’s Top 5 with Tony Snell’s stay proving to be fleeting. Snell was unable to build on the impressive week which saw him crack the top 5 for the first time and just misses the …

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Richard Sherman: The Unofficial Face of Super Bowl XLVIII

Richard Sherman has indeed grabbed the headlines this week in the USA. Ian Coughlan takes a closer look at what may be behind it. While his rant was very much intentional and he has since stood by everything he said in that now infamous interview, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman inadvertently made himself the unofficial face of Super Bowl media …

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NBA Rookie Watch: This Week’s Top 5

Can anyone knock Michael Carter-Williams off top spot? Where does Tim Hardaway figure in this week’s rankings after seeing an increase in his minutes? Ian Coughlan takes a look back at the action in the NBA over the past week and how the top rookies are performing. Here is this week’s Top 5: 5. Tony Snell (G) – Chicago Bulls …

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NFL Pro Bowl: Top 10 Draft Picks

The Pro Bowl has been shaken up this year. Gone is the format where the best players from each conference face off against each other. Instead, NFL hall of famers Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice will draft their respective teams on Wednesday in a system which could pit teammates against each other on January 26th in Honolulu. Ian Coughlan gives …

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NBA Rookie Watch: This Week’s Top 5

Who are the movers and shakers in the rookie pool this week? Ian Coughlan takes a look back at the standout performers in the NBA over the past seven days and ranks the Top 5 rookies.   5.       Tim Hardaway Junior (New York Knicks) Another week like this could see Hardaway drop out of the top 5 altogether. Has seen his …

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Crabtree’s Comeback

As we get set for the clash of the top two dual threat quarterbacks in the game when Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers host Colin Kaepernick and his San Francisco 49ers this evening, Ian Coughlan looks at what the return to health of the 49ers number one receiver means for tonight’s game. Michael Crabtree returned to the 49ers offence for the …

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Lakers & Clippers: Is the tide turning in Tinseltown?

Is there a shift in power happening out west? Following the 36 point blowout of the Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers have made a very loud statement. Ian Coughlan looks at the current fortunes of the LA franchises and what the future might hold for these two teams. Over the past three seasons, the long-time second team in Tinseltown have …

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NBA Rookie Watch: This Week’s Top 5

We’re just over one third of the way through the season and one week into the New Year. The new batch of rookies have had time to settle in and show their worth. Some have impressed more than others but overall, those expected to make an impact have more often than not delivered. Ian Coughlan delivers the top 5 rookies …

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NFL: A Long Way From London

Ian Coughlan discusses why we won’t see an NFL franchise outside the US any time soon. The playoffs have started and following last night’s pair of dramatic wild card games, global interest in the NFL is nearing its peak at this stage of the campaign. American Football is now played in more than thirty countries worldwide and the league has …

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