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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]

Jamie Heaslip Announces Retirement From Rugby

Ireland and Leinster back-row Jamie Heaslip has announced his retirement from professional rugby. The 34-year-old has had an injury-plagued 12 months and on Monday announced he would be leaving the sport. Heaslip won 95 caps for Ireland and won three Heineken Cups with Leinster. Thanks for everything pic.twitter.com/cZpK78vzXu — jamie heaslip (@jamieheaslip) February 26, 2018 Heaslip said on a social media …

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‘It Wasn’t Easy’ – Davy Speaks Honestly About Facing Native Clare

Davy Fitzgerald is an emotional character. He is often seen animated on the sideline and living every puck of the ball. It isn’t overly unusual for the post-match discussions to centre around the All-Ireland winning player and manager. However, heading into Sunday’s Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A clash between Wexford and Clare, it was the build-up to the game that …

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This Heartwarming Letter Sent To Chrissy McKaigue Is Blowing Up On Twitter

What the GAA is all about… On Thursday, Derry and Slaughtneil football star Chrissy McKaigue shared a heart-warming letter on social media. While everyone in the Derry hamlet is focussed on Saturday’s All-Ireland club semi-final against Nemo Rangers of Cork, the centre back tweeted out the letter which was sent by the friend of a Donegal GAA stalwart who recently …

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Eddie Jones Names England Side To Face Scotland In Calcutta Cup

Eddie Jones has named the England side to face their arch-rivals Scotland in the Calcutta Cup on Saturday. With their Grand Slam hopes still alive, and the potential for a winner-take-all finale against Ireland still a possibility, Jones will be hoping that this selection won’t slip up against a Scotland side who have given two very different performances in the opening …

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‘We Are Targeting A Bonus Point’ – Wales Scrum Half Sets Stall Out Ahead Of Ireland Clash

Wales take on Ireland in an eagerly anticipated NatWest 6 Nations clash on Saturday as Joe Schmidt’s side look to keep their Grand Slam aspirations alive. While the Welsh opened their campaign with an impressive win over a fancied Scotland side, the fell just short in a controversial 12-6 defeat at Twickenham last time out. However, despite not being able …

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The FA Have Finally Made A Decision On The Roberto Firmino-Mason Holgate Case

The Football Association has announced this Wednesday evening that Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino will not be punished for his altercation with Everton’s Mason Holgate during the Merseyside Derby. Firmino was accused of using racial language after the exchange – which in a bizarre twist saw Holgate investigated for old tweets of his which allegedly contained homophobic slurs. Explaining the decision, the FA …

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