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The Wales Autopsy: Three Negatives Of Martin O’Neill’s Performance

Martin O’Neill’s job is under further scrutiny as Ireland face a difficult tie away to Poland. Kevin Boyle discusses the areas that O’Neill has failed to address during his tenure as Ireland boss. The crisis in Irish football has deepened following Ireland’s abysmal defeat to Wales and the fallout from the Roy Keane-Harry Arter-Jon Walters rift. In typically combative fashion, …

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Mickey Harte Will Need A Plan B To Stop Dublin Juggernaut

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, Clones, Co. Monaghan 18/6/2017 Tyrone vs Donegal Tyrone's manager Mickey Harte speaks to his team

The qualifiers provided redemption for Tyrone after a disappointing Ulster Championship exit to Monaghan, but as they prepare to lock horns with the all-conquering Dubs, can Mickey Harte conjure up a Plan B to triumph on Sunday? _____ All Ireland Semi Final, 2017 The match was not yet five minutes old when Con O’Callaghan waltzed through a hole-ridden Tyrone blanket defence, …

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Opinion: Regardless Of Outcome, Damage Has Already Been Done By GAA

Not for the first time, the GAA has embarrassed itself by hiding behind a callous bureaucracy. Even if the Liam Miller testimonial does eventually get the green light for Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the unnecessary grief they have brought to Liam Miller’s family, friends and fans will not be forgotten. If there is one attribute that the GAA has always been …

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The Open Championship: Preview And Tips

The 147th edition of the British Open Championship is nearly here, bringing with it the promise of high drama, world class talent and perhaps, a new Major Champion. Preview Nestled in the Eastern district of Angus in Scotland, Carnoustie is as far removed from the subtropical climates of Florida and Georgia as it gets. So many of the world’s top …

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Super 8 Preview: Kerry Have Too Much Firepower For Galway To Handle

Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 23/6/2018 Cork vs Kerry Kerry's Michael Burns and Sean O'Shea celebrate after the game

What: All Ireland Championship Football Quarter Finals – Phase 1 (Group 1) Who: Kerry v Galway Where: Croke Park, Dublin When: Sunday, July 15th at 4pm Odds: Kerry 4/11        Draw 8/1        Galway 3/1 Most of the talk regarding these two teams has been around its scheduling. Throw in between Kerry and Galway at Croke Park coincides exactly with the World Cup final and, as …

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Super 8 Preview: Kildare To Spring Another Championship Shock

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4, Páirc Tailteann, Co. Meath 7/7/2018 Fermanagh vs Kildare Neil Flynn and Kevin Feely of Kildare celebrate after the game

What: All Ireland Championship Football Quarter Finals – Phase 1 (Group 1) Who: Kildare v Monaghan Where: Croke Park, Dublin When: Sunday, July 15th at 2pm Odds: Kildare 13/8        Draw 8/1        Monaghan 4/6 Cian O’Neill deserves an enormous amount of credit for transforming a season that was threatening to fizzle out embarrassingly. Defeat in the Leinster Championship to a plucky Carlow side became one …

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Super 8 Preview: Dubs To Prevail In Battle With Donegal

Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/6/2018 Dublin vs Laois Dublin's Jack McCaffrey celebrates with The Delaney Cup

What: All Ireland Championship Football Quarter Finals – Phase 1 (Group 2) Who: Dublin v Donegal Where: Croke Park, Dublin When: Saturday, July 14th at 7pm Odds: Dublin 1/7    Draw 14/1        Donegal 11/2   With the Anglo-Celt Cup accounted for, it feels as if Donegal football is back on the right track. They have been impressively efficient in their four Ulster Championship games and produced …

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Super 8 Preview: Tyrone’s Experience To Tell Against Roscommon

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4, O'Moore Park, Co. Laois 7/7/2018 Cork vs Tyrone Tyrone's Connor McAliskey celebrates after scoring his sides opening goal

What: All Ireland Championship Football Quarter Finals – Phase 1 (Group 2) Who: Tyrone v Roscommon Where: Croke Park, Dublin When: Saturday, July 14th at 5pm Odds: Tyrone 2/5    Draw 8/1    Roscommon 11/4   The three-year trial that is the Super 8s will begin in earnest at Croke Park on Saturday evening with the meeting of Tyrone and Roscommon. Mickey Harte’s Tyrone side have become the …

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How To Cope With England Winning The World Cup As A Bitter Irishman

You’ve tried fooling yourself into believing that you wouldn’t mind THIS England team winning a World Cup, but as that once implausible scenario edges closer towards reality, you must face facts and admit you’re not sure how to approach this semi-final. Luckily, Pundit Arena is here with a helpful guide to watching England win the World Cup and maintaining your …

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Long Read: The Second Coming Of Tiger Woods

A persistent back injury, culminating in a spinal fusion procedure in 2017, has meant that for the past five years Tiger Woods has spent more time off the course than on it. But after impressing at the Valspar and The Players Championship this season, the most gifted golfer of all time is edging closer to one of the greatest comebacks …

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