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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 Club Games To Look Forward To This Weekend

While most counties have played their hurling and football finals, there are still a few that are down for decision. We also have the opening rounds of the Ulster and Leinster SFC to look forward to as well as the start of the Munster SHC. The provincial club championships let us see the best play the best as teams in …

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Joe Schmidt And IRFU Make Huge Statement As Simon Zebo Dropped For November Internationals

Joe Schmidt has a named a 38-man Ireland squad this Friday afternoon ahead of the upcoming Autumn International series. Into the squad comes Darren Sweetnam, Bundee Aki, Chris Farrell and Adam Byrne who will all be looking to make their international debuts. 4 uncapped players in Ireland's #GuinnessSeries Squad. Congrats Darren Sweetnam, Bundee Aki, Chris Farrell & Adam Byrnes pic.twitter.com/UF2JBsR2QG …

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Munster And Connacht Name Teams For Friday’s Inter-Provincial Derby

Munster and Connacht have revealed their starting XV’s for this week’s derby clash in the Sportsground in Galway. The game, televised on TG4, sees the provinces return to domestic action after playing two rounds of European competition. Munster have named a strong squad and have included Ian Keatley at fly-half, playing outside Conor Murray. The southern province opened their European …

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Camogie Star Says More Joined Up Thinking Needed Between Camogie And Hurling Officials

A lot has been made of the decision from the Special Congress of the GAA to completely restructure the hurling championship. From 2018 until at least 2020, the provincial championships will be played on a round robin system with five teams competing on both the Munster and Leinster Championships. The camogie championship is also played with a similar structure and …

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Dowling Hopes Na Piarsaigh Can Keep Remarkable Record Intact

Limerick champions Na Piarsaigh celebrated their fourth county SHC title when they defeated Kilmallock in the Gaelic Grounds. When you consider the city club won their first ever title in 2011, this is an impressive record. However, what is even more impressive is the side’s record in the Munster club championship. In each of the previous three years, they claimed …

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Sligo Appoint New Senior Football Manager

With most counties beginning their preparations for the 2018 season, Sligo have finally put a new manager in place ahead of the coming year. After Niall Carew announced his departure in September, the Yeats County had to begin the search for a new bainisteoir. That search is finally over as Tyrone native Cathal Corey has been named as the new …

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‘Unacceptable And Unfair’ – Sacked Galway Camogie Boss Furious With Treatment From County Board

Former Galway camogie manager Mark Dunne was relieved of his position this week – and he has responded with a hard-hitting statement slamming the board. Despite reaching an All-Ireland semi-final, where they were narrowly beaten by Cork, Dunne has been told his services are no longer required. The reason given was that a member of his backroom team, Niall Corcoran, …

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