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Joel Slattery

Joel Slattery
Sub-editor at Pundit Arena. Bad at predictions, Joel was also slightly uncomfortable writing this bio in the third person. Twitter: @JoelSlattery

Five Talking Points Ahead Of The U-21 Hurling Semi-Finals

Saturday sees the semi-finals of the All-Ireland U-21 Hurling Championship take place in Thurles as part of a triple-header with the clash of Meath and Kerry in the ‘B’ competition acting as the curtain-raiser. Champions of 2015, Limerick, will be looking to reclaim their title. They were impressive in their successful Munster-winning efforts but will not take the untested Galway …

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GAA Fans Furious After Alleged ‘Dive’ From Dublin Footballer

While Dublin made light work of Monaghan in Croke Park, an unfortunate incident is grabbing a lot of attention on social media. After an altercation with Conor McManus of Monaghan, Dublin’s Jonny Cooper went down rather easily and rolled around on the turf. The Farney forward was booked for this incident. While the commentators on Sky gave him the benefit of …

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Dublin Set To Send A Message To All Challengers On Saturday

Dublin take on Monaghan in the final All-Ireland quarter-final at the weekend and, going by the form book, look set to secure a place in the last four. Monaghan have recovered well from a defeat to Down by beating Wexford, Carlow and the Mourne County in their rematch last weekend. Over this trio of wins, the Farney are playing well. …

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Tipperary Coming Into Form At The Right Time Ahead Of Galway Battle

Defending champions Tipperary come into this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final as underdogs as they prepare to do battle with Leinster champions, Galway. The sides last met in April in the National League final in Limerick, where the Tribesmen ran out 3-21 to 0-14 winners. Hurling followers expected a backlash from the Premier as they entered the Munster Championship, however, Tipp’s defence …

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Harry Kehoe Is Trying His Best To Get Tadhg De Búrca Off His Ban

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 23/7/2017 Wexford vs Waterford Referee Fergal Horgan red cards Tadhg De Burca of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

With the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals just around the corner, Waterford are still sweating on the availability of Tadhg de Búrca – who is still in the process of appealing his one-match suspension, which was handed down to the Déise sweeper after he was sent off against Wexford. De Búrca was sent off after an altercation with Wexford’s Harry Kehoe – …

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Connacht Star Released From Contract On Compassionate Grounds

There was disappointing news for Connacht Rugby supporters this Wednesday morning. South African fly-half Marnitz Boshoff has been released from his contract on compassionate grounds. Boshoff had an injury-plagued tenure in the west of Ireland and made his final appearance against Munster in May. On his departure, the once-capped South African international said: “I would like to thank Connacht Rugby for …

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Carl Frampton Set For World Title Shot Before Christmas

WBA World Featherweight Title - Frampton vs Cruz II, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 28/1/2017 Carl Frampton in action against Leo Santa Cruz Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

After the disappointment of the late cancellation of his scheduled bout on Saturday against Andreas Gutierrez, Carl Frampton is set to get a world title shot in 2017, according to The Irish Times. After a freak accident, where his opponent fell in the shower the day before the fight, Frampton’s SSE Odyssey Arena fight was cancelled after the Ulsterman initially …

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