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Seán Ó Murchú

Seán Ó Murchú
Insurance Graduate working in Banking. Originally from Cork and spent the Fridays of my youth cheering on Cork City from the famous Shed End. Currently exiled in Dublin so getting my LOI fix from covering UCD games. One would hope that would suggest a sensible impartial view but we’ll just see what happens when City come visiting. Once scored from past the halfway line in Turners Cross, admittedly at halftime with no goalkeeper.

Opinion: Champions League Restructuring – UEFA Bends To Will Of Big Four

NYON, SWITZERLAND - JULY 19: A UEFA Champions League draw ball is being prepared backstage prior to the UEFA Champions League Q3 qualifying round draw rehearsal on July 19, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

UEFA have taken the rather baffling decision of amending the qualification process for the Champions League from next season.  The top four leagues (currently Spain, Germany, England and Italy in that order) will qualify four teams automatically through to the group stages taking half of all the positions available without the risk of entering a play off. Many people will shrug their shoulders …

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Opinion: Highlighting The Republic Of Ireland Away Tickets Row

Seán Ó Murchú delivers his opinion on ticketing issues for Republic of Ireland away games, ahead of a huge play-off game next month.  It was well publicised last year that in the lead up to Ireland’s crucial away tie in Celtic Park against Scotland that there was major unrest caused by the ticket allocation methods employed by the FAI. Some long-time away travellers were …

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The Good Wall: How It Should Read

One of the most controversial rankings in Irish sport easily beating 50th in the world in Soccer or 2nd in Rugby Union is the ranking of Ireland’s greatest sporting heroes maintained by TV and Podcast show Second Captains. Never could they have envisioned it would become such a hot topic of debate. So with great trepidation, below from 10th to …

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22 Down 11 To Go: Here’s Our LOI Report Card

Two thirds of the way through we take a look at how teams are performing against pre-season expectations and where they can expect to be after the final series of games. Dundalk: Current Position: 1st Pre-Season Target: Champions Stephen Kenny’s side cannot have too many complaints about their position in the league sitting 4 points clear at the top with the …

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Dundalk’s European Odyssey: The Sky’s The Limit

Dundalk returned from Belarus with a credible 2-1 away loss against perennial group stage participants BATE Borisov last week. When the draw was made many feared the worst for Dundalk and BATE was declared the worst possible outcome for Stephen Kenny’s side. However, it was BATE who were lucky to escape their home tie with a victory as Dundalk looked …

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Paul O’Connell Set To Sign With European Giants Toulon

Paul O’Connell is, reportedly, set to sign with reigning European champions Toulon, on a two year deal. O’Connell hinted at the move last week by admitting the he had probably played his last game for Munster at the iconic Thomond Park. “I said before that summer will be the time when I make those decisions but that is probably the last …

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Cork City Will Seek Revenge At Home To Dundalk

The last fixture between these two settled the destination of the league. It’s too early for that possibility just yet, pride and points are on the line at Turners Cross tonight.    A big crowd is expected at Turners Cross on Friday for this highly anticipated top of the table clash. The matches between these teams decided the destination of the …

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