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Podge O' Halloran

Podge O' Halloran
Currently studying journalism at Griffith College, Ireland. Podge is an American Football fanatic, whose works have been published on a number of sites, such as Bleacher Report and Irish Gridiron. Podge presents a weekly sports show on UCC98.3FM every Tuesday from 1-2.

Football Transfer Rumours – June 10th 2014

There are plenty of transfer rumours making the rounds today in our Pundit Arena roundup, with Luke Shaw leading the headlines. Speculation is growing surrounding the futures of some of Europe’s brightest talents including Shaw and Marco Reus. There is also an update on the Eden Hazard situation with the Belgian playmaker speaking out against rumours of a move away from …

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Player Profile: Manchester City Target Fernando

Manchester City are on the verge of signing Porto midfielder Fernando with a deal expected to be confirmed this week, according to the Guardian. Fernando has been on the Manchester club’s radar for over a year now and they came close to signing him in January before a deal fell through. Here’s a rundown of what too expect should the …

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Football Transfer News – Damien Duff Joins Melbourne City

Former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff has signed for Australian A-League side Melbourne City FC. The Irish winger was a free agent after leaving Fulham and moves to Melbourne on an initial one-year deal. The 35-year-old had previously been linked with a return to Irish football and a move to Bray Wanderers. Melbourne City FC are continuing to boost their …

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Celtic Manager Speaks – Ronny Deila’s Message To Fans

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has delivered a rallying call to Celtic supporters by outlining his commitment and plans for the club. Deila was appointed boss last Friday after signing a twelve-month rolling contract. He enters the Scottish Football sphere as a relatively unknown entity having spent his entire managerial career at Stromsgodset IF in Norway. The Norwegian spoke confidently in front …

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Breaking News – Clarence Seedorf Sacked By AC Milan

Clarence Seedorf has been sacked as manager of AC Milan and will be replaced by Filippo Inzaghi. Seedorf only took charge of Milan in January but was relieved of his duties after a highly disappointing 8th place finish in Serie A. A club statement read: “AC Milan announces it has dismissed coach Clarence Seedorf and has handed the reins of …

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Player Profile – Liverpool Target Alexis Sanchez

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez is wanted by both Liverpool and Manchester United with the forward’s future at the Camp Nou uncertain. Name: Alexis Sanchez Age: 25 Club: Barcelona Country: Chile 2013/14 season: 54 games, 21 goals. Linked With: Liverpool, Manchester United and Juventus. BIO: Alexis Sanchez signed for Barcelona for €26 million in 2011. He joined from Serie A …

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Football Transfer Rumours – June 9th 2014

Manchester United

There’s plenty of transfer speculation today in our Pundit Arena Transfer Rumour roundup, with Mario Mandzukic making the headlines. Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic has admitted he wants to leave the club. The Daily Mail are reporting that Mandzukic has become frustrated playing for manager Pep Guardiola. One player who could be on his way out of Old Trafford is …

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Manchester United Target Mario Mandzukic Wants Out

Mario Mandzukic has announced his desire to leave Bayern Munich after admitting he does not suit Pep Guardiola’s style of play. Mandzukic has fallen down the pecking order at Bayern after failing to hold down a regular place in their starting XI under Guardiola. The 28-year-old said: “I met with (Bayern chairman) Karl Heinz Rummenigge before the cup final and …

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Ronny Deila Appointed Celtic Boss – Details & Reaction

Celtic announced today that Ronny Deila will be their new manager on a 12-month rolling contract. Deila is 38-years-old and has spent his managerial career in charge of Stromsgodset IF in Norway. He is known for his attacking style of football built around a favoured 4-3-3 formation. He said in a statement on the Celtic club website: “It is a …

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U.S. Open Golf – Podge’s Picks For Pinehurst

The 2014 United States Open Championship tees off next week at the No.2 course at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina. This will be the 114th U.S. Open and the third time it will be played at Pinehurst. The Pinehurst Resort is the largest and most historic golf resort in America. The Donald Ross-designed course is a par 70 and stretches out …

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