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Joel Slattery

Joel Slattery
When not watching or writing about sport, Joel will most likely be listening to American country music. Bad at predictions, Joel was also slightly uncomfortable writing this bio in the third person.

Previewing The Midweek GAA Action

GAA Dr. McKenna Cup Round 1, Breffni Park, Cavan 8/1/2017 Cavan vs Tyrone Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

The pre-season GAA action continues at a strangely fast pace this week, as the various provinces seem to be in a rush to get these competitions out of the way. While it seems only the die-hards attend these games, they are important for any young players trying to break into their county’s panels for the National Leagues. With time running out …

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Opinion: Headache For Rugby’s Administrators Only Getting Worse After More Concussion Controversy

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In the second half of Munster’s crucial European Rugby Champions Cup win over the Glasgow Warriors, scrum-half Conor Murray was on the receiving end of a bad blow to the head. This collision was accidental but still, it was clear with the referee’s reaction that Murray was clearly hurt. This collision was accidental but still, it was clear with the …

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New Chinese Super League Rules Set To Limit Foreign Player Numbers

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 03: (L - R) Hulk, Elkeson and Oscar of Shanghai SIPG pose for photos at Pudong International Airport prior to their team's departure to the Doha training camp on January 3, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

According to a report from the AFP, teams in the Chinese Super League will only be able to play a limited number of overseas players at any given time. With Chinese clubs making headlines due to big-money moves for European-based players, when the new season begins in March, teams can only have three non-Chinese players on the field at any one …

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GAA: Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s Action

Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Round 2, GAA National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 15/1/2017 Kilkenny vs Antrim Kilkenny's Richie Leahy with Simon McCrory of Antrim Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

The GAA pre-season competitions are in full swing with a number of games up for decision all over the country this past weekend. Bearing in mind that all action at this time if year must be taken with a pinch of salt, here are some of the headlines as teams prepare for the National Leagues, which are only a short …

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Incredible Stat That Shows Why Burnley Are Out Of Relegation Danger

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Burnley manager Sean Dyche applauds fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Stoke City at Turf Moor on May 16, 2015 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Burnley secured an impressive 1-0 win over Southampton in yesterday’s Premier League clash, thanks to a 78th minute Joey Barton goal. The win brings to puts the Lancashire club into 10th place – and 10 points above the drop zone. The reason Sean Dyche’s club are so far above the relegation places? Their incredible home form. Only Tottenham & Chelsea …

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Harry Arter Responds To Vile Troll In Revealing Interview

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Harry Arter of Bournemouth celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and West Ham United at Vitality Stadium on January 12, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

In an intriguing and wide-ranging interview with the Daily Mail, Harry Arter spoke about a number of issues – his injury torment, the influence of Eddie Howe, and the heartbreak of his still-born daughter. Talking to Jamie Redknapp, Arter had a quick and forthright answer when asked about an idiot who abused him about the worst thing that can happen to …

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Bad News For Irish And UK NFL Fans As Play-Off Tie Delayed

NFL PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 08: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a touchdown by Le'Veon Bell #26 during the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field on January 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Irish NFL fans have been dealt a bad blow as the kick-off the much anticipated Divisional Round play-off tie between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs has been delayed due to a snow storm in the area. The clash – which is effectively the quarter-final of the championship – was due to kick off just after 1pm Eastern Standard …

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