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Marcus Horan: “Every Day I’d Think Of Him And I Still Can’t Believe That He’s Gone”

As we made our way out of the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon, we counted ourselves lucky not to have bumped into Peter O’Mahony. Having heard his interview in the aftermath of Munster’s defeat at the hands of Leinster, it wouldn’t have needed much extra-sensory perception to imagine what was going on in the Cork man’s mind. The intensity of …

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Potential Fight Of The Decade Golovkin v Alvarez Is The Fight We Have All Been Waiting For

After the damp squib in Vegas last month, sports fans can look forward to a genuinely enthralling contest Saturday night Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez finally face in Las Vegas. Unlike the bland anomaly of a fortnight ago, GGG and Canelo will meet as the two best at their weight, the famed and storied middleweight division of Leonard, Hearns …

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Rugby’s Injury-Ravaged XV

Injuries in sport are common, particularly in the more abrasively physical code of rugby. While some dance through their careers without a scratch, for others, injury is an ongoing occupational hazard. As the professional game continues to evolve and turn out bigger, faster and stronger players, who have, over time, become more ‘thoroughbred’ than ‘shire’. As a result, bigger and harder …

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Ranking And Rating The Top UFC Weight Divisions

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

UFC is back people! The McGregor boxing circus is over and the Irishman is sidelined for now, so let’s turn our attention to the sweet art of MMA. UFC 215 lacks high profile, big names for the casual fan, but there are some insane fights on that card. Cejudo v Reis, Magny v Dos Anjos, Nunes v Shevchenko. However, the …

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Do League Of Ireland Fans Have A Right To Feel Aggrieved At The Timing Of Sean Maguire’s Ireland Call-Up?

Maguire Ireland

Martin O’Neill caught many on the hop on Monday afternoon by naming Preston North End striker Sean Maguire in his latest Ireland squad. It wasn’t that the 23-year-old didn’t deserve it – the opposite was true in fact as Maguire has been lethal all season – but the timing seemed a bit off for those following the narrative of this …

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