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Neil Best Column: Despite Setbacks, Ulster Have Causes For Optimism


Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it. Ulster are rightly expected to beat Wasps in the curtain raiser on this season’s European Champions Cup. Setting aside the Zebre debacle and Ulster’s obsessive squad rotation, the Irish province are pretty much firm favourites. They are the form team of the two and they have …

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Pundit Arena’s Premier League Predictions 2017/18

Premier League Predictions

With the Premier League season beginning on Friday night, we asked our in-house team to make their calls for the biggest milestones for the campaign ahead. While Leicester confounded just about everyone on their way to the title two seasons ago, last year felt like something of a return to normality with Antonio Conte’s Chelsea taking the top prize. At the bottom, …

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The 16th Man GAA Podcast: Cork Back It Up, Kildare And Tyrone Make Statements, And Previews Of All The Weekend’s Action

Kildare Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, O'Connor Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly 17/6/2017 Meath vs Kildare Meath's goalkeeper Paddy O'Rourke dejected as Cathal McNally celebrates scoring his sides opening goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

As we reflect on what was a remarkable weekend of GAA action, The 16th Man podcast reviews all the talking points. Valerie Wheeler, Sean Cremin and Brian Barry sit down to discuss Cork’s dominant display in their win over Waterford, backing up the hype after beating All-Ireland champions Tipperary. Can the Rebels now deal with the favourites tag against Clare in …

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Rugby Player Took On Three Terrorists Before Being Taken Down By Stab Wounds In London Last Night

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Police officers outside a property in East Ham which has been raided by police on June 4, 2017 in London, England. Police have arrested 12 people after raids in Barking following last night's terrorist attacks on London Bridge and at Borough Market where 7 people were killed and at least 48 injured. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police at the scene. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Following the horrific attacks in London last night, there is a sense of shock around England, particularly considering it is only a number of weeks after the incident in Manchester. At the London Bridge attack, the first policeman on the scene, a rugby player, took on all the terrorists before being subdued by stab attacks. Sky sources:first police officer on …

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Are Football Video Games Affecting Our Footballing Stars?

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: A Playstation 4 and its controller is on display at the Sony Playstation E3 2013 booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Big-hitting football video gaming franchises like PES, FIFA and Football Manager have recently proven to be so realistic that many of our sporting stars are using the games to improve their own performance on the pitch. Whilst many of us can play titles like FIFA 17 as a form of entertainment much as we might play League of Legends or …

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Conor McGregor Posts First Picture Of Newborn Baby Boy

Yesterday, Tony McGregor, father of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, confirmed that his famous son and longtime partner Dee Devlin had welcomed their first child into the world at the Coombe Hospital in Dublin on Friday night. A baby boy, weighing 8lbs and 14 ounces, they named him Conor Jack McGregor Jr. This morning, ‘The Notorious’ one himself made his …

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