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MacKenna On Monday: Hiring Of McCarthy Reeks Of Hasty Smokescreen

Wikipedia shouldn’t often be used as the be-all and end-all resource. But on this occasion, the mere index of the Republic of Ireland soccer team is as fitting a snapshot as it is frustrating. 1.5 The Charlton years (1986-1995) 1.6 Mick McCarthy era (1996-2002) 1.7 Decline… It helps along a train of thought that wonders if there’s a better living …

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The Youthful XI: How Ireland Should Lineup Against Denmark

Ireland enter a dead rubber against Denmark hoping to regain some momentum following some disappointing performances over the last year. Having failed to register a goal in the last three outings, Martin O’Neill will be looking for some form of creative spark with fans growing tired of recent showings. However, one thing the Irish manager has done is introduce some exciting …

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MacKenna On Monday: Rugby The Game Of Ireland’s Elite

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That was good. Very good, actually. But stop right there and don’t dare go any further. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. We beg you. Please. For can you imagine this scenario as a glorious alternative to what inevitably plays out next? Fair, joyous talk of Peter O’Mahony being a monster, and Devin Toner and Tadhg Furlong running into the wall and it …

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Exclusive: Galway’s Jack Canning To Pursue Rugby Career In Australia

Highly-rated Galway hurler Jack Canning has decided to take a sabbatical from hurling to pursue a rugby career in Australia, he has exclusively revealed to Pundit Arena. For most talented young hurlers, the dream is to progress from inter-county minor to U21, and eventually onto senior level. However, one of Galway’s young hopefuls has decided to buck the trend and step …

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