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Exclusive: The Unbeaten James Gallagher Promises A Jawdropping Performance At This Weekend’s Bellator 180

Ahead of his Bellator 180 matchup with Chinzo Machida this weekend, SBG Ireland’s unbeaten rising star James Gallagher spoke to Pundit Arena in an exclusive interview and gave us an insight into why exactly he feels ready to break on through to the next level of his already impressive career. One of 2017’s biggest cards, Bellator 180, has been scheduled for a …

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Could A Loss To Floyd Mayweather Shatter Conor McGregor?

Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor has been made official at last, but could the McGregor who rose to the very top of the sporting world in such spectacular fashion be lost to us forever, when all is said and done? After going through what has seemed like a lifetime of unavoidable speculation and complete and utter uncertainty, the absolutely bonkers …

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Five Reasons Why You Must See England V Argentina Tonight

Although Lions coach Warren Gatland appears to be giving England’s touring squad the cold shoulder due to geographical factors, Eddie Jones is rightly proud of his young players. Tonight they go into battle once more against an experienced and talented Argentina side – here are five reasons why you cannot miss the match. 1) The first test was tremendously exciting …

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The Pros And Cons To The Continued Selection Of Glenn Whelan

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau, Moldova 9/10/2016 Moldova vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Glenn Whelan

Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Austria on Sunday brought with it many criticisms of Martin O’Neill’s team selection. One of the individuals in question yet again was Glenn Whelan. Whelan did not necessarily have a bad game on Sunday and did produce some good defensive play and anchored the midfield. However, he was anonymous at times and and offered Ireland very …

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Ireland Were Once Again Crippled By Fear Factor

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 11/6/2017 Ireland vs Austria The Ireland team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

If you had offered Republic of Ireland supporters the chance to be placed joint top of their World Cup qualifying group with Serbia on twelve points after six games they would have bitten your hand off. But supporting the Irish football team is sort of like watching the film Groundhog Day and despite the promising group position, the same questions …

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Six Talking Points Ahead Of Crucial Ireland v Austria Qualifier

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's James McClean celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Following Ireland’s 3-1 defeat to Mexico, the more experienced head racked up an impressive reverse score against South American heavyweights Uruguay.  This will have Ireland is fantastic spirits as they approach another critical game. Austria come to Dublin following a crushing 1-0 defeat at the hand’s of Martin O’Neill’s men and expectations are high for the home side. Ireland look …

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