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Rob Lyons
Rob Lyons is Pundit Arena's manager of quality control and works closely with the website's remote writer base. He also regularly contributes to print and broadcast media, including PA's Irish football podcast, The Mixer, which he produces and presents. If you'd like to discuss writing for PA, you can contact Rob at [email protected]

Watch: Two Goals From Slovenia’s Bezjak Give Ireland Renewed Hope Of Qualifying

Scotland have ceded their 1-0 half-time lead to Slovenia meaning Ireland and Wales are now in the reckoning to finish as one of the top eight second-placed European sides in World Cup qualifying.  Current second-placed side Slovakia are beating Group F’s whipping boys Malta at the moment – and have won out against them earlier in the campaign – but of course …

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Worrying News For Manchester United As Fellaini Suffers Injury In Qualifier

during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Having started their season fantastically, Manchester United will be looking to build on that momentum following the international break, however this could be hampered by developments during Belgium’s most recent World Cup qualifier versus Bosnia-Herzegovina.  The Old Trafford club have yet to lose a game this season in the Premier League, having won six of their opening seven clashes while they’ve fared …

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Brolly Refutes Cooper’s Claims He Apologised Over Testimonial Comments

Dublin , Ireland - 28 August 2016; A disappointed Colm Cooper of Kerry after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final game between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

One of the most outspoken GAA pundits in the country, Joe Brolly, has again been thrust into the spotlight after refuting claims made by Colm Cooper this week.  Speaking on the Late Late Show, Cooper claimed that Brolly had apologised to him over all the fuss created regarding the pundit’s views on the former Kerry footballer’s testimonial dinner, which is …

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Bray Wanderers’ Harry Kenny To Step Down As Manager

Wicklow , Ireland - 12 August 2017; Bray Wanderers manager Harry Kenny during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup first round match between Bray Wanderers and Cork City at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co. Wicklow. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Harry Kenny is to step down as manager of Bray Wanderers to focus solely on his work with the Football Association of Ireland.  Kenny, who took over at Bray midway through the 2016 season, released a brief statement regarding his departure on Saturday, thanking the club for the opportunity. “It was with mixed emotions that I inform the board of …

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Ireland Fans React To 2-0 Victory Over Moldova

Republic of Ireland's striker Daryl Murphy (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Republic of Ireland and Moldova at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on October 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland came into their clash with Moldova on Friday night knowing they had to win to have any chance of qualifying from Group D.  With Wales beating Georgia away from home earlier in the evening, the pressure was intensified but the Boys in Green brilliantly stepped up to the plate, albeit against a much lesser opposition. Two goals inside 20 …

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Republic Of Ireland Team To Take On Moldova Named

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5/9/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Ireland manager Martin O'Neill during the post match press conference Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named his side to take on Moldova in what is the first of two do or die games for the Boys in Green.  BREAKING: David Meyler captains Ireland as Martin O'Neill names his starting team to face Moldova! #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/DjtRsBFPHz — FAIreland (@FAIreland) October 6, 2017 As expected, in goal is Darren Randolph …

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