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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]

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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Dundalk’s Conor Clifford Receives Worldwide Suspension For Betting Offences

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 5/5/2017 Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk Dundalk's Conor Clifford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Dundalk’s Conor Clifford has been banned from all football-related activities for six months due to betting offences.  The 26-year-old joined the Lilywhites from Boreham Wood in January and has since made 15 appearances for Stephen Kenny’s men. In a statement released by the FAI on Friday, they clarified that all offences took place in the UK. “The Football Association of …

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Rhys Webb To Depart Welsh Rugby At The End Of The Season

IS, FRANCE - MARCH 18: Rhys Webb of Wales reacts during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Wales at Stade de France on March 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Rhys Webb will no longer play his domestic rugby in Wales following the conclusion of this season, according to reports emerging on Wednesday. WalesOnline, via what they call an ‘impeccable source’ in France, claim the 28-year-old will depart Ospreys for the lure of French rugby come the summer, with Toulon expected to be the British and Irish Lion’s destination. Having spent ten years – …

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Kyle Sinckler Receives Ban For Making Contact With Michael Paterson’s Eye

British and Irish Lions substitute Kyle Sinckler reacts after the third rugby union Test match between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on July 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

The RFU Disciplinary Panel have on Tuesday evening decided on Harlequins tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler’s punishment after he was found to have made contact with the eye of Michael Paterson.  Facing Northampton Saints last weekend, the 24-year-old was adjudged to have come in contact with eye by the disciplinary panel despite the referee, Luke Pearce, only awarding a penalty following …

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Paul Hearty Reveals Biggest Influence On His Career In Classy Retirement Statement

AIB Ulster Club Senior Football Championship Final, Athletic Grounds, Armagh 29/11/2015 Crossmaglen Rangers vs Scotstown Crossmaglen's captain Paul Hearty lifts the cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Declan Roughan

Crossmaglen Rangers legend Paul Hearty has announced his retirement from Gaelic football.  The 39-year-old released a statement on Tuesday following a hugely successful club career. Hearty won 19 Armagh County Championship titles, eleven Ulster Championship medals and six All-Irelands in his time between the posts. He also played for his county, Armagh, on numerous occasions earning a nomination for an All-Star award …

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