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Luke O'Connor

Luke O'Connor
Currently studying Media and politics in DCU. Obsessed with the state of Irish soccer, especially league of Ireland. Man united supporter, massive Kildare GAA fan. Former St. Kieran's college cross country captain. Tweet on a wide range of issues from politics to sport. @LukeOConnor5

Long Read: The Conflicting Tactics Underlining Argentina’s World Cup Quest

As the Argentinian national team reaches a crossroads in the side’s development, we take an in-depth look at the tactical history that has influenced the side’s style of play. As football fans all over the world look forward to the World Cup in Russia, there is growing consternation at the ineptitude of Argentina’s qualifying campaign. They collapsed over the finishing …

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Is Mickey Harte Quickly Becoming Gaelic Football’s Arsene Wenger?

Allianz Football League Division 1, Healy Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone 12/3/2017 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

The All-Ireland semi-final which took place between Dublin and Tyrone was a travesty for Gaelic football. It displayed the gulf in class between Dublin and the rest of the country in stark terms. Dublin dismantled a hapless Tyrone team which were beaten into submission by a team brimming with attacking inventiveness married with a ravenous hunger when out of possession of …

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Five Reasons Kildare Can Be Competitive Against Dublin

Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Semi-Final, St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge 22/1/2017 Kildare vs Dublin The Kildare team stand for The National Anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

As we approach next weekend’s provincial finals there is an overriding feeling that both the Ulster and Leinster finals are mismatches.  The bookies have priced up the handicap market at a Dublin -9 points bet at even money, which on the face of it seems reasonable. Regardless, I see real concrete evidence that Kildare can give the All Ireland champions a …

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