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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. Mail: [email protected]

Kilkenny Look To Turn Famine Into Feast As They Bid To Retain Camogie Title

Last Sunday was dramatic in Croke Park as Galway ended their 29-year famine and attention for this weekend now turns to the All-Ireland camogie finals. The main event sees a repeat pairing of the 2016 All-Ireland senior final with Kilkenny and Cork going head-to-head again. Dublin and Westmeath get proceedings underway in the junior final, with Cork’s second string and …

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Galway Lead The Way In Pundit Arena’s Hurling Team Of The Year

After a thrilling All-Ireland final, Galway are the champions, bridging a 29-year gap to bring Liam MacCarthy west of the Shannon for the first time in a generation. A novel final pairing was a fitting tribute to a rather strange hurling year, with a changing of the guard a reoccurring theme given the (slight) regression of Kilkenny and Cork coming back …

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Mícheal Donoghue Admits Relief To Finally Banish ‘Chokers’ Tag

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After being without a doubt the number one team in the country all year, Galway were crowned All-Ireland champions after a three-point over Waterford.  After winning league and Leinster titles in 2017, the Tribesmen completed the clean sweep with an impressive display – scoring 0-26 in the process. However, having lost finals in both 2012 and 2015, some people questioned …

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Joyous Scenes As Galway Win First All-Ireland In 29 Years

After nearly three decades, Galway are All-Ireland hurling champions as they edged out a spirited Waterford side in a memorable final in Croke Park. It was tense, it was nervy and, at times, not the prettiest game, but take nothing away from the Tribesmen – who will be bringing Liam MacCarthy west of the Shannon for the first time since …

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Tommy Bell Heaps Praise On London Irish ‘Icon’ Topsy Ojo Following Opening Day Win

The Aviva Premiership came back with a bang on Friday night as defending champions Exeter Chiefs were stunned by a dramatic Jason Woodward try as Gloucester scored an unlikely win. Then on Saturday, we had the London Double Header in Twickenham as Saracens and new-boys London Irish took maximum points from the games against Northampton and Harlequins respectively. Irish had …

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Win Or Resign: Former Tipperary Boss Says Derek McGrath Must Walk Away If Déise Lose Today

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford manager Derek McGrath Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Former Tipperary manager Michael ‘Babs’ Keating has said that if Waterford fail to win the All-Ireland, manager Derek McGrath should resign. The out-spoken Tipp man was writing in his column in the Irish Sun where he has often been critical of Wateford’s use of the so-called ‘sweeper system’. The Déise are looking for their first All-Ireland title in 58 years and, under …

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