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  • Aaron Ward

    Aaron Ward

    A writer with an interest in all sports including GAA, MMA, soccer and tiddly-winks.
  • Brian Barry

    Brian Barry

    Brian Barry is a Sports Journalist and the Commercial Editor with Pundit Arena. You can get in touch by mailing [email protected], and can follow him on Twitter via @briangbarry.
  • Cillian Cunningham

    Mixed Martial Arts (and occasional Football) journalist who can be contacted at [email protected]
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    If you would like to join The PA Team, drop us an email at [email protected]
  • Gary Brennan

    Gary applies his questionable skills to the reporting of Rugby, MMA and Football. He is contactable on Twitter here:
  • John Murphy

    John Murphy

    John is the Editor-in-Chief of Pundit Arena. Contact him on Twitter here:
  • Joel Slattery

    Joel Slattery

    Sub-editor at Pundit Arena. Bad at predictions, Joel was also slightly uncomfortable writing this bio in the third person. Mail: [email protected]
  • Rob Lyons

    Rob Lyons

    Rob Lyons is Pundit Arena's manager of quality control and works closely with the website's remote writer base. He also regularly contributes to print and broadcast media, including PA's Irish football podcast, The Mixer, which he produces and presents. If you'd like to discuss writing for PA, you can contact Rob at [email protected]
  • Sean McMahon

    Sean is Head of Pundit Arena Rugby. Contact him on Twitter here:
  • Simon O'Keeffe

    Simon O'Keeffe

    Simon is a football writer here at Pundit Arena. You can contact him at [email protected], or through the Twitter link below
  • Seamus Raftery

    Seamus Raftery

    Seamus is the Lead MMA Writer at Pundit Arena and you can reach him via [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @SeamusRaftery
  • Chris Kelleher

    Chris Kelleher

    Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs. Tweets rubbish @ChrisK9605
  • Dave O'Regan

    Dave is Head of Multimedia at Pundit Arena, producing podcasts, broadcasts and leading the graphic design team. A proud member of Satellite Taxis FC, he acquires injuries at an alarming rate. Like most people his age, Dave is 29.
  • Rob Lynch

    Rob Lynch

    Rob is passionate about Football. An avid Boxing and MMA fan with keen interest across all sports.
  • Rory Murphy

    Rory Murphy

    Lover of all sports with a particular interest in golf, football and rugby union. Very mild obsessions with Ji-Sung Park and Patrice Evra.
  • Sean Cremin

    Sean Cremin

    Sean Cremin graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Education in Sports Studies and PE. A self-proclaimed 'pure G.A.A head', Sean recently made the transition from spluttering offline to writing online. Sean loves nothing more than a good debate and still hopes for Tebow to return.
  • Andy Goode

    Andy Goode

    Andy is a former professional rugby player, hater of pre-season, and an all-round cult hero. You can read his column exclusively on Pundit Arena.
  • Alan Flood

    Freelance writer based in Dublin, Manchester United fan, have been ever since my older sister handed me down an unwanted Eric Cantona poster.
  • Asher Randall

    24 year old music graduate living in Bath, mad on all things rugby.
  • Charlie Morgan

    Published in The Times and a heard on university radio in Exeter. Aside from the sports journalism passions, I play Touch Rugby for the University and study Economics (on occasion!)
  • Cian Keating

    I'm 21 from Cork Studying Journalism. MMA mad. Also have a keen interest in soccer and the NFL. Run a twitter page called CSKPreviews, where I write articles and give my picks for MMA events and NFL games on a weekly basis.
  • Colm Carter

    Colm Carter is a passionate rugby fan, with an extensive knowledge of NFL.
  • Conor O'Shea

    Self-confessed GAA and Football nerd; if I'm not reading/writing about them then chances are I'm listening to a podcast about them. Final year Irish and Journalism student in DCU who has a passion for sport and sportswriting.
  • Matthew Coughlan

    Corkonian Football fanatic living in Dublin.
  • Daniel Hussey

    23 years old, wannabe salesman, Division 7 footballer and GAA referee.
  • Ed Budge

    A mature student and international Touch Rugby player, who loves his rugby and American Football.
  • Eddie Ryan

    Author of the bestselling Little Book of GAA Facts and The Little Book of Rugby Facts, Eddie also writes the sports column for Ireland's Own Magazine and is a contributor to Extra Time Live. A qualified life coach who lives in Templemore, County Tipperary with his fiancée Mary.
  • Faolan Cahill

    My name is Faolan, I'm 25, from Meath but living in Dublin and working for a betting company called BETDAQ, who are part of the Ladbrokes Group. The only thing I'm truly interested in is sport. Don't really talk about anything else! Love football especially, but also a big fan of golf, tennis, rugby, and more recently MMA (not just a McGregor bandwagoner!). Listen to all of the football podcasts and some other spots ones too, and that has made me want to get into journalism. I would love to write about football, golf, tennis, MMA or boxing.
  • Ger Deegan

    Ger Deegan. Freelance sport writer based in Dublin. Studied at the University of Wolverhampton. Generally write about all aspects of European football with a keen interest in Manchester City and Serie A .Horse racing enthusiast.
  • Giles Jagger

    I have been a keen rugby player and supporter for as long as I can remember, playing for my school and a local club in York throughout my teenage years. After starting a degree in Ancient History at Cardiff University (admittedly almost entirely for the Principality Stadium) I immediately joined my departments intramural rugby team. I was selected as captain for this team in my second year and then chairman in my (current) third year. I not only enjoy playing and watching rugby but also documenting it: I enjoy being the team photographer when I'm not on the pitch as well as writing match reports afterwards. I am planning on staying at Cardiff University to do a masters in broadcast journalism once I graduate at the end of this academic year, with the idea of a career in the media industry, preferably as a presenter. In order to learn about this profession I am a regular contributor to the Cardiff Uni student media TV station and I am in the processes of writing a documentary which I will be presenting with filming starting over the Christmas break.
  • Gareth Maritz

    A former professional rugby player, coach and rugby entrepreneur.
  • Hari Bhagirath

    Hari Bhagirath is the first combat sports photographer from India. I have extensive experience in athlete management and athlete relations. Currently I am associated with developing Mixed Martial Arts in the Middle East and have worked closely with IMMAF and IMMAF World Championships.
  • Eoghan Hickey

    Eoghan Hickey

    A former pro rugby player, Eoghan played for seven clubs througout his career, including Leinster, Munster, London Irish, Wasps, Worcestor, Patrarca & Massy. In parallel to sport, Eoghan also attended three different universities, UCD, Brunel University London, and HEC Paris, where he completed six courses comprising, three degrees (BSc, MSc, MBA), one Graduate Diploma, and two Certificates. Eoghan is now a technology investor with Jolt Capital, a private equity investment firm based in Paris.
  • Itayi Stott

    Itayi Stott is a British sports journalist who is currently completing a Masters degree in Sports Broadcast Journalism at Staffordshire University. Itayi has lived and worked in the UK, Spain, China and several countries in Africa. In addition to his passion for sports and travel, he is an enthusiastic communicator who, as well as English, speaks fluent Spanish and has a good working knowledge of French and Mandarin. Itayi writes short articles for a series of media outlets, including: Adictos NBA (https://www.adictosnba.com), Football Espana (http://www.football-espana.net/) and the OMG Radio website (http://omgstaffs.com/category/omg-sports/) where he is also part of a team that presents a weekly radio show on a range of different sporting activities. (http://omgstaffs.com/listen/)
  • James Sheehan

    I am currently a Commerce student at UCC. Having being involved in Sport all my life I am now looking to transition into the media side of things.
  • Jack Coppinger

    Hi, I'm Jack. I'm 23 and have been a longtime occasional reader of Pundit Arena, and would love the opportunity to contribute to this excellent site. I'm a sales prospectus writer by trade, so feel I have the necessary ability to deliver interesting and engaging articles that could benefit the site. Football has always been my passion, with a particular interest in UK broadsheet sports analysis from the Guardian, Telegraph and The Independent. Some influential sports writers of mine include Paul Hayward and Miguel Delaney. I am especially focused on the Premier League but keep updated on all of Europe's top leagues.
  • Joseph Hobbs

    Joseph Hobbs

    English graduate, amateur writer and photographer who eats football before breakfast. Master of time zones and watching football at uncomfortably unnatural times after spending 2 years in Korea. Currently living in Amsterdam. Tweet @HoeJobbs
  • Juan Diego Medina

    Developer @ square1.io
  • Luke Gannon

    Arts student in NUIG. Aspiring sports journalist. Soon to be writing for the Connemara journal. Interested in Football, Tennis, Badminton, MMA, GAA and Darts.
  • Lauren Guilfoyle

    Lauren Guilfoyle

    Lauren is a regular contributor to Pundit Arena's GAA coverage despite her inter-county camogie career peaking at minor level with Clare. You can follow her musings on Twitter @LaurenGuilfoyle.
  • Luke Holmes

    20 year old UCC English student from Cork. Major interest in football, massive Manchester United supporter.
  • Michael Corry

    I am a sports enthusiast who watches, writes and talks about a lot of different sports. Firstly, my main passion would be Gaelic Games, I have grown up with them my whole life, played them and write about them. MMA is another sport I am addicted too, I have been following all things MMA related since around 2006 so long before Conor McGregor came and ushered in a lot of so called 'fans' I come from a martial arts family and have practiced in JKD over the years so this is where my love of the sport comes from. I am a McGregor fan, but a realistic one at that, he doesn't even crack the top 5 UFC fighters of all time. I attend a lot of Rugby games also and recently had a feature article about Women's rugby published in the match day programme for Leinster v Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Growing up my whole life I always played soccer, primarily as a goalkeeper. I never supported a team though, the way I seen it was no team made me feel the way Armagh GAA and my club Clann Eireann did therefore I couldn't back anybody. In my opinion this has made for great writing, as I am totally unbiased unlike most others, I know the game inside out, maybe I do harbour a bit of hate towards the money side of the gamee, but can you really blame me? I am an aspiring Journalist currently studying for my Masters at DCU. Very driven and determined to take advantage of my skills and previous experience working for the BBC (before opting to travel the world) in order to make a life for myself in Dublin working within the media. My main passion in life is following sports, playing sports, listenoing to podcasts and writing. I love the odd pint too! I love making people laugh and having fun, because we all need to be a 'silly geese' from time to time.
  • Mícheál Ó Scannáil

    Journalism student in final year at DCU. Have a great interest in and knowledge of rugby, Hurling and Gaelic Football. Have also a good knowledge of football and MMA and a moderate knowledge of most other mainstream sports and some more alt sports.
  • Gerry O'Neill

    Hi There. Well i suppose first my name is Gerry O'Neill. I am not a professional journalist but i have been blogging on and off for the past couple of years. currently i am running an MMA blog www.mma-insiders.com. I have developed a lot of contacts within UK and Irish MMA and have interviewed many of them for my blog.
  • David Alford

    David Alford DCU International Business with French student 2nd year. Keen interest in everything sports related and in a wide variety of sports. Also very interested in writing and journalism.
  • Ed Larkin

    MMA nut who gets far too much pleasure from a rear naked choke.
  • Jack Neville

    21 year old sports enthusiast from Limerick. 3rd year English and Psychology student in the University of Limerick. Sportswriter with Sporting Limerick. Passionate about a number of sports with GAA the prevailing interest. Keen observer of Soccer, Rugby and American sports, especially Basketball. Play football, hurling and soccer for my local clubs in West Limerick. Heavily interested in pursuing a career in sports journalism. Also a lover of music.
  • Nick Skelly

    I am a newly qualified journalist eager to write the things people want to know more about
  • paul shaughnessy

    Paul Shaughnessy is a keen follower of Galway United, Galway GAA and Connacht Rugby.
  • Ronan Lynn

    Fan of literally every sport you can think of Favourites : Soccer and F1. Known for mid-table obscurity in Fantasy Football. Driver of the Day : Max Verstappen. Also #VivaRonaldo
  • Rob Stileman

    21 years old and sports-mad from London.
  • Rory MacEneaney

    Kilkenny man living in Dublin. Ball sports primarily but will watch almost any sort of contest. Part time writer.
  • Liam Scahill

    Aston Vila is my love, my staple diet is comprised of Serie A-Ligue 1-Bundesliga-La Liga in order of preference.
  • Sean Curtin

    Sean Curtin

    Community manager for Pundit Arena. Want to join the team? Got an idea? Get him at [email protected]
  • Shane Cassidy

    A native of Dublin, Ireland with experience in translation, editing and content writing in both the private and public sectors. I have been involved in documentary making, article writing, proposal drafting and research with NUI Maynooth. Until recently, the full-back of choice and second half-back of choice with St. Oliver Plunkett's on the Navan Rd. I like to think stories of my defensive heroics with the Junior C's kept the Brogans on their toes while training with the Seniors. I am currently based in South America deepening my knowledge in the furious, passionate footballing rivalries of Brazil and Argentina
  • Stephen Horan

    Steve is a Management Consultant and Fantasy Football veteran with an average finish inside the top 1% of the world over nine consecutive seasons. He runs a Fantasy Football Instagram tips and advice account, which can be found at https://www.instagram.com/fantasyfootballfairy/
  • Stuart MacLennan

    I am a freelance sports journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Currently Editor of the country's sole rugby publication, SCRUM Magazine, and I am looking to expand my personal brand through further writing and analysis. I enjoy all manner of sport, including of course rugby, as well as football, cricket, golf, snooker and tennis.
  • The Secret Agent

    The Secret Agent

    The Secret Agent brings to light all the murmurings from the shadows of the rugby world. He endeavours to bring you all the latest transfer news before anyone else.
  • Tom May

    Tom May

    Tom May enjoyed a 19-year rugby career at the very top. He represented England, Newcastle Falcons, Toulon, Northampton Saints and London Welsh . Since retiring, Tom has worked for ESPN, BT Sport and Pundit Arena.
  • Adam Behan

    Adam Behan

    Adam Behan is studying Music and History at Trinity College, Dublin. A Newcastle United and Leinster fan, his main sports of interest are football and rugby.
  • Aaron Boyse

    Aaron Boyse

    A Fantasy Premier League addict and a huge Manchester United fan as well. Love to chat and interact with people at home and abroad. Twitter @world_fpl and also please find attached my pic.
  • Alex Burke

    Alex Burke

    I work in a call centre by day but my true passion is discussing football's trivia and oddities, as well as focusing on the current affairs of the Premier League, with a keen eye being placed on Manchester United's fortunes.
  • Andrew Byrne

    21 year old English and media studies student with a particular interest in rugby, MMA and football. Any queries or responses please contact at [email protected] or on twitter AndrewByrne254.
  • Alan Casey

    Alan Casey

    A University College Cork graduate in History, Politics and International Relations, Alan Casey contributes on current affairs to various publications. However, sport is his real passion. An enthusiastic yet unfit cyclist, Alan admits to being 'more of a talker than a player.' when it comes to the beautiful game of football.
  • Andrew Casey

    Andrew has a passion for all things rugby having been born and bred in the rugby grounds of Limerick. Digital Marketing Manager by day Sports Pundit by night!
  • Aaron Cawley

    Aaron Cawley

    Aaron is a passionate Sligo Rovers fan that attends most home games. He works shift work on the front line.
  • Alan Condon

    Alan Condon

    Alan is a recent graduate with a BA in Journalism. Once called a US bank vault “home” for a night. A football nut and fond lover of happy hour. Developing a hint of megalomania as he ages.
  • Ashling Dalton

    Ashling Dalton

    An Arts student at Carlow College. Can sniff out a GAA conversation a mile away. Hurling is my first love, with a side interest in Camogie and Gaelic Football. For more from this GAA nut follow @clashoftheashkk on Twitter.
  • ADavern


    Adam is an Arts student in University College Cork.Hailing from Tipperary, Adam is passionate about soccer, tennis and F1.
  • Alan Dempsey

    Alan Dempsey

    Alan Dempsey is a recent graduate of Political Science. He is also a life-long rugby player, pitch and putt enthusiast, and casual ice hockey fan. He will watch almost any sport you put in front of him, and claims Eurosport is great for the obscure stuff.
  • Andrew Dolan

    Andrew Dolan

    22 year old graduate in Sports Technology from the University of Ulster. Fan of English and European football as well as golf, tennis and US Sports. Opinions are generally sound and logical except in regards to Ryan Babel, a living legend.
  • Alex Dunne

    Alex Dunne

    A journalism student at Dublin City University, with a love of the history of the beautiful game of football, and a desire to one day be the one documenting it. Occasionally tweet about tennis, wrestling, and politics @alexdunnesf
  • Andrew Fields

    I teach sport studies and coach rugby in Hampshire.
  • Amy Forde

    Amy Forde

    Amy is a Galway woman with an Arts degree from NUIG and currently completing an MA in Journalism at Griffith College Dublin. Amy's interested in all things sport but the GAA takes pride of place followed by horse racing, soccer and rugby. Women in sport is also an interest. You can follow her on twitter @amyforde6
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    Agency France-Presse

    This article was edited by a member of the Pundit Arena Team, using information provided by AFP.
  • Aaron Gallagher

    Aaron Gallagher

    Aaron is a freelance writer and first year journalism student at DCU. His interests are found in football and GAA. He believes that football is a beautiful game that must be played beautifully. You can follow him on Twitter @AaronGallagher8.
  • Andrew Gloster

    Andrew Gloster

    Passionate Munster Rugby supporter with a degree in Theoretical Physics and a black belt in Kenpo Karate, as you do! You can find him on Twitter @TheBuherfather
  • Anthony Hayde

    Salon-quality hair and a right foot that could open a tin of peas. Twitter: @ahayde7
  • Adam Haynes

    Adam Haynes

    Adam is a journalist, boxing connoisseur, MMA loud mouth and all round sports junkie.
  • Anthony Horgan

    Anthony Horgan

    Anthony Horgan is no stranger to Irish rugby fans. The Heineken Cup winner and former Ireland international is Munster's all-time leading try scorer, touching down for the province 41 times.
  • Adam Kelly

    Adam Kelly

    Adam Kelly. Bohemians fan since 2008. Witnessedn Bohs win the league in 2009 to complete a historic two league titles in a row. Also watched the Setanta Cup success in 2010. Studying Business and German in Trinity College. Other hobbies include playing golf and refereeing GAA matches.
  • Alex Kirwan

    Alex Kirwan

    A Law graduate with an interest in all things sport, Alex has ambitions of being a sports agent purely just to shout “show me the money”. Follow him on Twitter for regular sports law updates @AlexKirwanLaw
  • Aodán Mitchell

    Aodán Mitchell

    Aodán Mitchell is a graduate from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Irish and Politics. The Irish language is a huge part of Aodán’s life however it is his passion for sports, NBA, football and wrestling specifically, that has driven him to sports journalism.
  • Amy Molloy

    DCU journalism masters student. Liverpool fan and Wexford native which means I have to cling on to past glories quite a bit. Once dressed up as Marty Morrissey for Halloween.... Twitter: @Amymolloy9
  • Alex Morris

    Alex is an English teacher living in Canada and a rugby enthusiast who is sadly better at watching than he is at playing.
  • Alan Myers

    Engineering student by profession, rugby addict by choice.
  • Alan O'Brien

    Alan O'Brien

    A maths graduate who prefers to apply his analytical skills to something far more serious than life or death - football. Alan writes about the game at all levels - he is also the foremost authority on the amateur scene in his native Limerick (see https://limerickdl.wordpress.com/). Tweet him @alanob2112
  • Aidan O'Dwyer

    Aidan O'Dwyer

    Interested in all sports but in particular Golf, Soccer, Rugby and Gaelic Games. Big time Man United and Munster Rugby fan but with “miles on the clock” can only watch these sports now! Keen golfer and all things to do with golf. Golf Digest Ireland Panel Reviewer.
  • Aonghus Ó Maicín

    MA Journalism Student at NUIG. Interested in all sports from GAA to NFL.
  • Andrew O'Reilly

    Andrew O'Reilly

    I m a 21 year old student looking for a life partner.. sorry wrong site, my name is Andrew O'Reilly and I study Business and Economics in Trinity College Dublin. I would describe my writing style as a very much unpolished mixture of cynicism and humour...I am a United fan who's only ever supported a successful team so finding the current demise guiltily refreshing.
  • Aled Price

    21 year old Dental Student, avid egg chaser and supporter, special interest in Welsh and Southern Hemisphere rugby
  • Arsenal TSN

    Arsenal TSN

    One of Facebook's biggest Arsenal blogs, run by 5 dedicated Gooners from around the world, bringing you the latest transfer updates and more. facebook.com/ArsenalTSN
  • Adam Thornhill

    I enjoy watching and playing Gaelic football and hurling, also enjoy spectating and playing a bit of soccer on the side.
  • Andy Twomey

    Andy Twomey

    A recent graduate of New Media and English at the University of Limerick, Andy Twomey has always had a passion for sport. He has previously worked for The Corkman Newspaper and has always had an interest in sports journalism. Andy is a massive Manchester United fan, but follows pretty much any sport……with the exception of cricket.
  • Brian Corcoran

    Brian Corcoran

    23 year old student who, despite studying Financial Economics, still managed to write a thesis on a sporting topic! Interested in all sports and the rise of the Moneyball era.
  • Barry Aldworth

    Barry Aldworth

    Barry Aldworth is a Cork based writer with experience in both print and online journalism, having served as the sports editor for the UCC Express before taking over the Deputy Editor in Chief and News Editor positions. Barry’s sporting interests include tennis, American football and golf.
  • Bradley Bates

    26 year old die-hard MMA reporter. From Manchester, England.
  • Brian Bowler

    Brian Bowler

    Currently living in Reading, UK, Brian is a UCC graduate with a BA in Maths and English, and an MA in Film Studies. A lifelong Man United fan and a proud Kerryman, Brian is particularly interested in Football, GAA and NBA but will watch pretty much any sport (except cricket and snooker!).
  • Bill Byrne

    Bill Byrne

    When not screaming “advice” to highly tuned athletes on his TV, Bill likes to ponder the “whys” and “what if” questions of sport. Happiest when watching rugby, boxing and US sports.
  • Ben Coles

    Ben Coles

    Ben is a journalist currently based in London, previously Cape Town, who works for Planet Rugby, The Times and other publications.
  • Barry Creed

    Barry Creed

    MA in journalism from the University of Limerick. Would have an interested in most sports on land and in the sea. Passionate music fan with an interest in languages. Twitter @Creed_Clicks
  • Barry Dempsey

    Barry Dempsey

    Barry is a supermarket manager from Cork who has played a bit of rugby and has too many opinions.
  • Brian Fitzgerald

    Brian Fitzgerald

    Currently studying Applied Business & Project Management in the University of Limerick Brian has been involved in soccer and GAA clubs at grassroots level in Kerry, Dublin and Limerick down through the years. He formed his own ‘lads mag’ in 2009 and is now hoping to expand his writing experience on an online publication. He hails from the literary mecca of Listowel Co. Kerry.
  • Ben Forsyth

    Ben Forsyth

    My name is Ben Forsyth. I'm a life long Martial Artist now competing in Mixed Martial Arts, training in Straight Blast Gym Ireland. My aim is to reach the highest platforms imaginable in this sport & to be considered one of the greatest of all time.
  • Barry French

    Barry French has been involved in rugby throughout his life and writes about all aspects of the modern game. He currently runs his own blog, www.TotalFlanker.blogspot.ie . where you can read more of his articles.
  • Brendan Graham

    I am an avid GAA fan gladly calling Croke Park my second home for all things Football, Hurling or Camogie related. Other interests include soccer and rugby.
  • BJ Botha

    BJ Botha

    BJ Botha is a World Cup winner with South Africa, a Munster legend and an all round scrummaging guru.
  • Brian Keating

    Long-term Republic of Ireland season ticket holder and passionate Liverpool fan, but will watch any sport. Especially if Ireland are playing it! Views are my own.
  • Billy Keenan

    Billy is a 20 year old DCU Communications student & Rugby Correspondent for the Hybrid Award winning Action Replay- Extra Time podcast on DCUfm.
  • Brendan Kelly

    Brendan Kelly

    Brendan is a final year Med Student in UCD and Rugby enthusiast. A Leinster fan and former club rugby bench warmer, he has a special interest in sports medicine particularly in concussion and medical imaging. Follow on Twitter @KellyBrendans
  • Ben Lewis

    Ben Lewis

    My name is Ben Lewis, 28, and I'm from Swansea in South Wales. I live and breath rugby, and apart from being a frustrated Wales supporter I worship the All Blacks and super rugby. I'm full of cynical humour and love a good laugh
  • Bill Lonergan

    Kilkenny man in Dublin. Fascinated by sport: the skill, the drama, the passion, even the greed and dishonesty.
  • Brein McGinn

    Brein McGinn

    Brein is a second year DCU journalism student who is passionate about most sports but none more so than Soccer, Golf and GAA. Brein has covered games in Croke Park for a regional paper and reports on local club games when he's not in college. He also contributes to a weekly sports podcast with fellow Pundit Arena contributor Jack O'Toole and other members of DCUfm's Action Replay sports show.
  • Billy O'Loughlin

    Sport comes easy. All of it.
  • Ben Scobie

    A Masters student studying Economics and Finance. Main interests are Rugby and Football.
  • Brendan Shiels

    Brendan Shiels

    Young aspiring journalist from Dundalk,, who has held a season ticket at Oriel Park for the last five years. Loves all things League of Ireland
  • Brian Strahan

    Brian Strahan

    Brian Strahan is a freelance writer and author. He can be found on Twitter @StrahanBrian.
  • Ben Twomey

    Ben Twomey

    Soon to be English and German graduate in University College Cork. In love with soccer, unable to play racket sports and the undisputed Pro Evolution 2008 champion with Saudi Arabia. @twomey_ben
  • Charlie Boscoe

    Charlie is a climber and skier who lives in Austria but maintains a long distance relationship with the English and World rugby scenes.
  • Ciarán Brennan

    Currently studying BIS at University College Cork, Ciarán can be described as an all-round sports addict. In his spare time he can be found attempting to guide San Marino to World Cup glory on Football Manager, however rugby is and has always been his one true love.
  • Ceimin Burke

    Ceimin Burke

    Céimin Burke is mildly obsessed with sports. He’s all in on the NBA, football, rugby, and gaelic football, but nothing moves his soul like hurling. As a day job Céimin works as a researcher and broadcaster with AA Roadwatch. Find Céimin on Twitter on @CeiminB.
  • Ciaran Carr

    Ciaran Carr

    A grumpy early morning commuter with an opinion on all things football. Ciaran aspires to be a football hipster but, to his dismay, can't pull off dark rimmed glasses or skinny jeans. Footballer with Drumcondra FC, talker of nonsense with anyone that will listen. Follow or get in touch via https://twitter.com/ciarancarr
  • Chris Cox

    Chris Cox

    Creator of The Undersized Basketball Blog & Podcast, Chris is a huge hoops fantastic who follows and writes about basketball in the UK and across the pond. You can follow The Undersized Basketball Blog & Podcast by clicking here
  • Ciaran Cronin

    Ciaran Cronin

    Ciaran Cronin is currently completing an MA in Journalism at Cork Institute of Technology. You can contact Ciaran via email at [email protected] or on Twitter via @ciarancronincit Cheers
  • Carlin Crossan

    I am from New Zealand and have been a large sports fan from the age of 6 years old. I played rugby and cricket growing up for my local club and school. I follow most sports that involve New Zealand teams. I work at my former secondary school as a Sports Co-ordinator.
  • Cian Dalton

    Cian Dalton

    Currently studying English and Psychology at the University of Limerick, Cian Dalton is a lifelong Manchester United fan but 'tries' to keep his articles unbiased. English football, hurling and Gaelic football are Cian's main interests. Follow him on twitter, @DaltonCian.
  • Ciaran Darcy

    Ciaran Darcy

    Ciaran is a Graduate of Irish and New Media from the University of Limerick. He loves every sport known to man but he especially has a soft spot for Basketball and of course the noble sport of Chess Boxing (it’s real). Follow him on Twitter @DarcyCiaran.
  • Cormac Dawson

    Cormac Dawson

    A graduate of Philosophy and Politics from Queen's University, Belfast, Cormac is currently working as a teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam. Cormac writes about a lot of things but he could talk about MMA all day, much to the chagrin of loved ones, so on to the internet his ramblings shall go...
  • Colm Egan

    Colm Egan

    Colm works in accounting and has a personality to match. Despite this he's an avid follower of a range of sports from GAA and soccer to golf and MMA.
  • Craig Farrell

    Craig Farrell

    Craig Farrell is a an avid fan of all things sports. Stemming from the heart of Ireland; Dublin, Craig has followed sport since he was able to first say the word - obviously his understanding and comprehension of each games' intricacy came a little later.
  • Cathal Geeney

    Cathal Geeney

    Avid follower of MMA, boxing and football.
  • Cal Gray

    Cal Gray

    Trinity graduate, lover of all sports played and speaker of many languages foreign. Guardian of grammar and general cynic. Liverpool & Leinster lover.
  • Conor Hayes

    Conor Hayes

    A graduate from Trinity College and a longtime sufferer of Bohemian Football Club, Conor enjoys watching, talking and writing about sport. Wasn't alive during Italia '90 and has regretted it ever since. Also might find him at the cricket. Follow him at @ConorHayes08
  • Conor Heffernan

    Conor is a recent graduate History and Political Science graduate with an interest in health and football. He has been a long-suffering Leeds United fan since the late 1990s but as always remains optimistic for next season!
  • Chris Herlihy

    Chris Herlihy

    Graduate of Economics & Politics Degree, coupled with Masters in Economics. Working in the Finance Sector in Cork for past few years. Liverpool Supporter. Follow me on Twitter @C_Herlihy
  • Carl Innes

    3rd Year Sports Journalism Student at the University of Gloucestershire. Huge passion for rugby, long suffering Gloucester fan. Follow me on twitter @carl_innes
  • CJ O' Neill

    CJ O' Neill

    Sports-centric, argumentative and passionate. This trio of adjectives describes Cj O'Neill in a nut-shell. Love and live sports? Feel the urge to have your say? Why not drop me a line @cjoneill92
  • Chris Jordan

    Sports nut with a passion for Rugby and GAA, while Soccer gets a look in too. One of the many Sports Journalist's coming from DCU. Some of my work can be seen on LiveGaelic.com and heard on Dublin City FM.
  • Colin Keane

    Colin Keane

    Zoology graduate,watcher of many sports, occasional heart breaker, Colin Keane spends his time contemplating the big questions in life. Like if flips flops would be half as popular if they were called flop flips.
  • Conor Keenan

    Conor Keenan

    Young aspiring sports journalist from the north of Ireland. Strong but almost unhealthy addiction of sport. Football and golf fanatic. Big NFL and GAA fan also. Quite simply the best Fifa player Ireland's ever seen. Twitter - @conorjkeenan
  • Christopher Kerr

    Christopher Kerr

    Recent graduate of English and French. Mainly interested in Football, Golf and Tennis.
  • Conor Luttrell

    Conor Luttrell

    Conor is a UCC graduate with a huge interest in sport especially GAA, Soccer, Rugby and NFL. Will watch whatever sport is put on the TV.
  • Chris Magee

    Chris is a passionate boxing fan with a keen interest in MMA as well. Based in Belfast, Chris has fought in several competitions as an amateur and this is where the love for boxing spilled over into writing. Currently works in Belfast and writes in his spare time. Check out the social media for articles and opinions!
  • Conor Malone

    21 year old University College Cork student with a diverse interest across the sporting spectrum. Proud holder of an Under 11 All-Ireland football medal and 2001 Street Leagues runner-up. Swipe right if interested.......?
  • Conor McManus

    Conor McManus

    Conor McManus is a Dublin based reporter. He has been a Shelbourne supporter since he was a child and was previously involved with The 1895 Trust, a supporter’s trust aimed at promoting the needs and interests of Shelbourne FC supporters. Conor writes on various topics including the League of Ireland and the Irish International Senior squad. Conor is on twitter under the handle @ConorMcManus87.
  • Conor Morris

    Conor Morris

    GAA fanatic with keen interest in Rugby and Soccer. Jumps on most bandwagons!
  • Conal Murnin

    Sports mad with a particular passion for football, GAA and tennis. Happy Chelsea fan and suffering Down fan. Loughborough University student.
  • Ciarán Murphy

    Ciarán Murphy

    21-year-old Business & Accounting student in NUI Maynooth. Played football once upon a time, now watches as much as humanly possible. Manchester United fan but also a overly keen follower of European Football. Has a secret love of all things Francesco Totti.
  • Cathal Murtagh

    Cathal Murtagh

    DCU, Final Year Sport & Health Science Student. If it isn't Rugby or Travel, you probably won't see me doing it. Follow me on Twitter/Instagram @cathalmurtagh
  • Cian O'Callaghan

    Cian O'Callaghan

    A writer about many sports but football really gets his blood pumping, with golf, boxing, tennis and darts not far behind. Cian has written for many outlets including The Irish Times and Setanta.com and can also be found giving his tuppence worth on the airwaves too. Twitter: @cianocallaghan1
  • Conor O'Donoghue

    Huge football fan. My childhood hero was Wes Brown and that will never change. https://twitter.com/conordunny
  • Caradh O'Donovan

    Caradh is an elite kickboxer, athlete mentor and blogger with a passion for and opinion on almost all sports.
  • Colm Hayes

    Colm Hayes

    Colm graduated from UCC with a degree in accounting but is hoping to leave the numbers behind and pursue a career in sports writing. Passionate about football and interested in a whole host of other sports, Colm is a long-suffering Man United fan. Other interests include reading, playing poker and socialising with friends. Twitter: @iL1keS0up
  • Conor O' Mahony

    Conor O' Mahony

    Conor is currently a Bachelor of Education student in Mary I, Limerick. A follower of many sports including Gaelic football, rugby and football, Conor would be most knowledgeable on NBA basketball. A
  • Ciara O'Toole

    Ciara is a graduate of Maynooth University. As a passionate GAA supporter, Ciara can rarely be found at home, instead choosing to spend her weekends eating sandwiches from the boot of the car just about anywhere around the country.
  • Chris Prendergast

    Chris works in the legal industry, but in his spare time works on a sports radio show for 92.5 Phoenix FM and would ideally like to pursue a career in journalism. A Kilkenny man born and bred he follows the GAA passionately. Follow Chris on Twitter @Chris_Prender
  • Ciaran Priestley

    School teacher and PhD graduate with an addiction to attending live sport. Goals are overrated and beauty is in the struggle, until someone smashes in a 92nd minute winner from 35 yards.
  • Cian Roche

    Cian Roche

    Cian is a final year journalism student in DCU. Practiced in both radio and print, huge sports fan particularly soccer and GAA. Twitter: cian_roche
  • Conor Sherry

    Conor Sherry

    I'm Conor, a recently graduated English and Geography student of NUIG. A passionate Mayo man, so therefore well used to sporting heartbreak. A general football fanatic, with a particular love for Liverpool FC. Keen on all major European leagues, and always on the watch for the games next stars. Follow at @csherryLFC.
  • Chris Shields

    Chris Shields

    Chris Shields is a professional footballer for Dundalk FC, and was a major cog in the team that secured a League of Ireland title and cup double in 2014.
  • Chris Traynor

    Hi. I'm Chris. I'm a Sport & Performance Psychologist, Performance Analyst, Coach, Tactician, Personal Trainer and Player. My mission is maintaining and enhancing high-level performance.
  • Darren Kelly

    Darren is a GAA Writer with Pundit Arena and also broadcasts on Gaelic Games and Ladies Sports. Loves to be heard with a microphone but happy to put his thoughts in print too. Also likes his fix of snooker, darts, cycling and ... wrestling.
  • Darragh Bermingham

    Darragh Bermingham

    Darragh Bermingham is a journalism student at the University of Limerick. Originally from Carlow, Darragh is a Liverpool fanatic on work placement with the Carlow Nationalist and soon to be with the Irish Examiner. With a keen interest in many sports, Darragh currently plays soccer for the University of Limerick team and coaches in Carlow. Twitter page: (For all general ramblings and thoughts) https://twitter.com/Daarraagh
  • Dan Bright

    Dan loves writing about football and focuses mainly on the Premier League in his posts. He enjoys looking a little deeper into the goings on in and around football and often spends plenty of time delving into the stats to explain what we're seeing each week.
  • Darran Carroll

    Darran Carroll

    I'm 34 and was born in Tipperary. Currently living in Cork but got here via 6 years in London and 2 in Limerick. I've always had an interest in writing and in sports. Specifically football. I once met David O' Leary while queuing to go up the Eiffel tower.
  • Donal Cashin

    Donal Cashin

    Married with two kids, living in Co. Meath. Originally from Kanturk Co. Cork where my love for GAA began. Grew up listening to stories of Christy Ring, the Doyles the Rackards and other GAA legends. Supporting, discussing and writing about our national sport is a passion of mine.
  • Dave Cashman

    Dave Cashman

    A Munster man exiled in Dublin! Insanely passionate, but cut-throat about rugby, simply don't tolerate any fluffy or prima donna behavior in my beloved sport. Be prepared for some hard hitting opinions as there no fence in sight to sit on here!
  • David Clarke

    David Clarke

    David is a final year journalism student at Dublin City University, with a passion for sport. He's also a depressed Manchester United fan, optimistic Meath supporter and MMA enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter @DavidClarke__
  • Darragh Cleary

    Darragh Cleary

    Darragh Cleary is an Arts, Joint Honours student at the University of Limerick, Living in Shinrone, Co. Offaly, Darragh is passionate about all things sport, in particular hurling and soccer. Darragh sees Pundit Arena as the perfect platform to combine his two passions; sport and writing.
  • Derek Coughlan

    Derek Coughlan

    Former Cork City and Bohemians defender. FAI Cup winner in 1998 with Cork City. Won the Premier Division with Bohs in the 2002/03 season and with Cork City in 2005.
  • Darragh Culhane

    Darragh Culhane

    Darragh is a 20-year-old journalism student who has an avid interest in Soccer, GAA and Golf. He also is a part of sports podcast called Action Replay-Extra Time alongside fellow Pundit Arena writers Jack O'Toole, Brein McGinn and Enda Coll. Follow Darragh on twitter @DarraghCulhane.
  • David Cullinane

    David Cullinane

    Aspiring to write words on the beautiful game and lover of all things international football, European football and Waterford United.
  • David Dennison

    David Dennison

    David has a keen interest in all sports but mainly writes boxing related articles. He can be contacted at [email protected]
  • Dom Dickinson

    Law graduate who has a passion for everything Arsenal. I previously wrote under the auspices of ArsenalTSN and I am in the team which oversees the "Arsenal Transfer Speculations and News" Facebook community, which currently has a following of over 600,000: https://www.facebook.com/ArsenalTSN/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
  • Darren Dunlea

    Darren Dunlea

    Graduated from L.I.T with an honours degree in Marketing and Management. A lover of most sports in particular GAA, golf and Soccer. A passionate Limerick GAA and Manchester United fan. Currently playing hurling for Murroe/Boher Seniors in Limerick.
  • Daniel Edwards

    Daniel Edwards is an accounting and finance graduate based in Dublin. However, his real passion is sport, as outlined by Daniel's passionate articles. You can follow Daniel on Twitter via @Dannno5.
  • Dominic Evans

    Dominic Evans

    Dominic graduated from University College Cork with an honours degree in English and History. He has also completed a News Journalism course and is an accomplished writer.
  • Denis Foynes

    Denis Foynes

    Denis Foynes was born in New York City to Irish parents in 1991. When he was 8, his family returned to Celtic Tiger Ireland. Denis has an International Politics degree from Aberystwyth University in Wales. He has been published online by various media publications.
  • David Gantly

    David Gantly

    Dave is our expert on rugby. He covers all aspects of world rugby, and is a Munster fan.
  • David Haran

    David Haran

    Opinionated, unreasonable, irreverent & completely charmless and that’s before you add booze! No shortage of volunteers to agree with that summing up!
  • Daniel Higgins

    2nd year business student in Trinity College Dublin.
  • Daniel Higgins

    Daniel Higgins

    An avid rugby fan with a specific nose for anything mildly egg-shaped. Looking to be an opinion that counts!
  • Darren Holliday

    Student from South Africa, who loves writing about English Football and Southern Hemispheric Rugby. Supports the Golden Lions and Arsenal.
  • Darren Kelly

    Seeing as Darren's friends have stopped listening to him when he rambles on about football, the good readers of Pundit Arena can now read his ramblings. Darren is particularly interested in the history of football in Ireland.
  • David Kennedy

    David has the useless superpower of being able to recall the majority of the unimportant football events from the 00s. Keenly interested in tactics, Liverpool and injuries. Holder of a BSc in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin.
  • David Kiely

    Non-League footballer. Personal Development Coach. Coaching Psycholgy graduate. Devoted to the beautiful game, particularly English football, the League of Ireland and the amateur game, and a keen interest in sports psychology
  • David Knowles

    A football fanatic from the stony grey soil of Monaghan, cursed and blessed to support Blackburn Rovers which is handy because they share Monaghan's colours so I save a fortune on flags. Once met Marouane Fellani in a supermarket in Liverpool, he was, very tall.
  • Donal Lucey

    Donal Lucey

    Donal is currently doing a MA in Journalism, as well as working as a freelance writer for a media company based in Dublin. He loves sport and is an avid Liverpool fan. You can reach him at @donaltlucey or [email protected]
  • Damien McEvoy

    Damien McEvoy

    I am sports mad with a love of all sports. I love writing and reading all things sport and attending live games when I can. Find me on Twitter at @McEvoyDamien
  • Diarmuid Ryan

    Diarmuid Ryan

    Born and raised in Cork. An Engineer by day. Married with two children: Elaine, Abby (9) & Jack (6). Munster season ticket holder and fanatical Irish Rugby Fan.
  • Dave Meier

    Dave Meier

    My name is Dave Meier. I am a former FIFA assistant Referee and these days I work on all things football in the media. When I refereed, I shared pitches with the likes of Dermot Keely, Damian Richardson, Mick Neville, Pat Fenlon, Paul Gascoigne, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, John Barnes and Kenny Dalglish, to name just a few. These days I do a lot of media work in and around Irish soccer. I have also worked for Sports Tonight TV, BBC Radio, Toronto Radio and regularly write articles on various Barclays Premier League websites. I hope you enjoy my pieces.
  • Damien Morris

    Damien Morris

    Damien is a passionate lover of sport from North Dublin. He loves watching soccer, golf, snooker and darts.A huge Manchester United fan, Damien plays golf and snooker in his spare time. You can follow him on twitter @damienmorris28.
  • David Newman

    David Newman

    David has been writing about football for two years. In that time he's had articles posted on other sites such as footballblog.co.uk and rkfootballtalk.wordpress.com. David is a Man United supporter and also a big snooker fan.
  • Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird

    Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird trains in boxing, MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the MMA Clinic Cork. She has big aspirations and hopes for women in fighting sports. Deirbhile has a working knowledge of fight training from personal experience and would love to raise the profile of female fighters and hopefully encourage other girls and women to join the combat community.
  • Dan O'Carroll

    Dan O'Carroll

    Dan is a massive Shamrock Rovers fan, but also support Leeds United and Barcelona. He is working his way through the coaching badges and holds a degree in Sports and Exercise Management from UCD. A lover of all sports, Dan is an all round good egg.
  • David O'Connell

    David O'Connell

    Dave is a passionate sports fan who mainly writes about Liverpool FC. He has played GAA at various levels and shares a passion for that also. You can find him on Twitter @DaveOCKOP or visit his website: http://www.daveockop.com.
  • Daniel O'Connor

    Daniel O'Connor is a student currently studying journalism in Dublin City University. When not watching or writing about Mixed Martial Arts, he can be heard appearing on DCUfm's Action Replay or hitting drums as hard as possible.
  • Donal O'Doherty

    Donal O'Doherty

    Donal O Doherty, is a boxing addict. Hailing from Midleton Co. Cork.he also has a strong interest in other sports such as hurling, rugby and Gaelic football.
  • David O'Donovan

    Ginger living down under. My claim to fame is when Nick Diaz told me to f*ck off in Las Vegas.
  • Dáire O'Driscoll

    German and Economics graduate from Trinity College Dublin. Former underage Irish swimming champion. Interested in all things sport. Once held a top ten time worldwide for Luigi Circuit on Mario Kart Wii.
  • Dan O'Mahony

    Dan O'Mahony

    Trying to find a use for the huge chunk of memory in my head taken up with sports has led me to Pundit Arena. My greatest interests are in football and rugby. I enjoyed a fruitless career in the latter which spanned the eras of the 4 point and 5 point tries although I can't remember scoring many of either. I love all sports with the possible exception of dressage.
  • Donnacha Curtin

    Donnacha Curtin; Munster and Arsenal supporter since 2003, 1st year studying Government in University College Cork. Donnacha has an interest in many sports, in particular soccer, a sport in which he has been writing articles about for a number of years.
  • David O' Rourke

    David O' Rourke

    David O’Rourke is a recent BComm Graduate from UCC. He was a prominent member of the Commerce Society & held the position of Sports Officer for one year. He writes on all aspects of modern football as well as golf on both the PGA & European Tours. Some of his articles can be viewed on his football blog Lovely Cushion Header. You can follow him on Twitter via @davidorourke3.
  • David Pheasey

    David Pheasey

    First year journalism student in DIT. Life long Waterford United fan. Chasing my dream of being a sucessful sports journalist. Twitter - @DavidPheasey
  • David Prendergast

    David Prendergast

    David is a journalism graduate from Griffith College Cork with a keen interest in all sports in particular Gaelic Football and Boxing.
  • David Revers

    David Revers

    David Revers is a highly regarded member of the PA Team. His Racing Post background has given David the opportunity to write horse racing analysis and feature in tipping previews for Racing Post TV. David is a keen fan of horse racing, in particular NH racing, and this is expertise along with NFL and football.
  • Daniel Rey

    Full-time journalist with a particular passion for all things rugby union.
  • David Rusk

    David Rusk

    David Rusk studies creative writing for digital media in the Institute of Technology in Tralee. David has a massive interest in soccer, rugby, football and horse racing and this is reflected in his works.
  • Danny Ryan

    Danny Ryan

    I’m a teacher qualified from UCC with a BA from NUI Maynooth to back it up. I enjoy Football, Rugby, Hurling, Soccer and indeed any chance to be distracted from daily life with the chance to watch sport.
  • David Sheehan

    David Sheehan

    A fanatical Liverpool supporter and former marathon runner. Writing mainly on English football but feel confident giving an opinion on most sports! Working in finance by day.
  • Daniel Spillane

    Daniel Spillane

    University College Cork graduate, avid follower of all things football related, and contributor for thejournalist.ie. A Man United and Ireland fan, Daniel is also a player and coach of GAA, and a proud Cork man. He also has an interest in Rugby and Golf. All opinions expressed are Daniel's own and you can follow him on Twitter via @Spilly89.
  • Dylan O'Regan

    Dylan O'Regan

    19-year-old college student based in Ireland. Lifelong rugby fan who has recently decided to throw his hat into the rugby analysis ring. Can be contacted at [email protected]
  • Eoghan Allen

    Having suffered the dreaded ACL tear in April 2016, Eoghan is now on the road to recovery. The 20 year old Maynooth University Business & Management student is an avid sports fan with particular interests lying in Gaelic football and all things Republic of Ireland.
  • Eilis Brennan

    Eilis Brennan

    A UCD graduate, Eilis is completing her MA in Journalism at Griffith College Dublin. A big sports fan, but tennis is the main passion. Avid follower of Newcastle United and New England Patriots. Has been known to get into arguments with people over "Who is the greatest- Nadal or Federer?" [It's Federer] .
  • Eoin Carrigan

    Eoin Carrigan

    TCD philosophy graduate. Intend to write about issues surrounding the history, psychology, politics and economics of sport - mostly football.
  • Eoin Cass

    Eoin Cass

    Business Graduate. I was a golfer once upon a time. These days I spend more time carrying bags than chasing birdies. I recently won the Lotto, I just do this for fun!
  • Enda Coll

    Enda Coll

    Enda is a 20-year-old journalism student in DCU. He's an avid GAA and soccer fan. Enda also takes part in the Action Replay radio show and the weekly Action Replay - Extra time podcast.
  • Eamon Doggett

    I am a big sports fan with a particular interest in football, golf and horse racing. As a Wolves fan, I long for the return of Kenny Jackett and Gary Breen.
  • Edel Flynn

    Edel Flynn

    Edel Flynn is a journalist whose main interests are fashion, beauty and health. Her education background includes a past history of studying social studies. A creative hardworking individual who is very passionate about writing. She pays great attention to detail and aims to create interesting articles.
  • Evan Greer

    Evan Greer

    19-year-old Journalism and New Media student at the University of Limerick. Living in County Clare, an avid follower of all sports especially golf, football, GAA and darts. Twitter @EvanG1888
  • Eoin Hallissey

    Eoin Hallissey

    A semi-retired Junior footballer, Eoin has recently graduated from Trinity College Dublin, having completed a degree in History & Political Science. A self-confessed sports and politics addict, he has a particular love for all things G.A.A. and soccer. Twitter: @ehallissey91
  • Eoin Harmon

    Eoin Harmon

    Eoin is a recent DIT Journalism graduate with an unbreakable bond with motorsport and football. F1 is just the beginning for this 23-year old as he revels in a wide variety of racing disciplines. He's also finding his feet as a relatively fresh follower of the League of Ireland, and St. Pat's in particular.
  • Eric Haughan

    Struggling hack, struggling mid-handicapper, struggling corner-forward, quotes cheesy 80s action movies too much - or not enough...
  • Eamonn Hickson

    Eamonn Hickson

    Eamonn Hickson is a Gaelic Football enthusiast. He has played for Kerry at every level in recent years, winning two All-Ireland medals in the process. He is currently undertaking a Creative Writing degree course in IT Tralee.
  • Eoin Ó Catháin

    24 year old student of Statistics from Kerry. Previosuly received nationwide acclaim for correctly predicting the outcome of 27 consecutive egg-and-spoon races
  • Eoin Larkin

    Eoin Larkin

    Eoin Larkin is a former inter-county hurler for Kilkenny. Playing with the Cats for twelve seasons the James Stephens clubman won ten Leinster titles, eight All-Ireland Hurling Championships and two All Star awards.
  • Eoghan Lordan

    Eoghan Lordan

    "Eoghan is a Law and Irish student in UCC and is a big fan of Limerick GAA and Munster Rugby. Hurling, Gaelic football and soccer are his main interests, but he's into just about every other sport there is.
  • Eoin Lyons

    Eoin Lyons

    A recent graduate of Law, Media and Cultural Studies from University of Limerick, Eoin Lyons has been writing for many years. He was Comment Section editor for An Focal in UL and was also involved in the creation of Between The Lines magazine in Waterford. Eoin is a Man United fan, and yes, one of those annoying ones. He is also a massive tennis fan, and one of the best table tennis players in the universe.
  • Eric Miller

    Eric Miller

    Eric Miller is a former Ulster, Leinster, Barbarians, Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby union player. Miller is part of a rare breed of sports stars to make the jump from professional rugby to gaelic football for Dublin.
  • Emelie Okeke

    Emelie Okeke

    Football, tennis and cricket enthusiast from London and Leyton Orient supporter; with a keen interest in the coaching and managerial aspect of professional sport. Current NCTJ trainee with aims of becoming a sport all-rounder, in the journalistic sense.
  • Eoin O'Neill

    Eoin O'Neill

    Cork based, Waterford born & WIT graduate. Liverpool fanatic with a strong emphasis on writing about all Football topics. The old European Cup is a particular favourite subject. Working in IT by day.
  • Eoin Purcell

    Eoin Purcell

    A self diagnosed sportaholic, Eoin plays soccer and Gaelic Football (somewhat) competitively. His family think he is an insomniac, but sadly it is just his my addiction to the NFL and NBA that mean he has to stay up late.
  • Emmet Ryan

    Emmet Ryan

    Emmet Ryan is Editor of Action81.com, where he writes the Tactics not Passion column on Gaelic Football, and author of the book Tactics not Passion. You can follow Emmet on twitter via @Action81.
  • Eddie Stack

    Eddie Stack

    Eddie is a Media & PR graduate and is currently completing a Masters in Media Studies in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. A lover of all things football, Eddie has wasted a good chunk of his life playing Football Manager. He is also a long-suffering Liverpool fan and you can follow him on Twitter via @Eddie_Stack.
  • Edward Teggin

    Edward Teggin

    A recent history graduate specializing in c18 India. Ed has been a youth rugby coach for the past three years and has previously edited a financial newspaper at Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Enda Walsh

    Enda Walsh

    Degree in English and History, qualified teacher. Fan of Manchester United and Irish soccer. Enjoy football, G.A.A. , snooker and tennis. Promising football career ruined by my love for jam doughnuts and white magnums!
  • Fred Blagden

    Recent Multimedia Journalism graduate. A rugby enthusiast with a particular interest in the Aviva Premiership and Champions Cup. You can find him on Twitter @fredblagden and on LinkedIn.
  • Fergal Cantwell

    Fergal Cantwell

    Fergal Cantwell is from Kilkenny and played hurling with James Stephens CLG. He has a deep love for all sports but in particular, hurling, rugby and golf. Fergal enjoys the humourous side of things and is fluent in sarcasm. Follow on twitter @fergalcantwell
  • James Fenton

    James Fenton

    James is a media graduate from Dublin. Most of his day involves consuming sports media. Not very opinionated. At least that's what he thinks. Handy to have in a pub quiz. Not so handy in a mass brawl. Can be found on Twitter @fentonjames16
  • Fergal Nolan

    Passionate about rugby and running. Running 26.2 miles till' I'm done, writing rugby articles for fun.
  • The Voyager

    The Voyager

    The Voyager is a young GAA player and freelance sports journalist, who writes about his experiences as an amateur player. The Voyager has a diploma in sports journalism.
  • Frank Quinn

    Frank Quinn was the founder of the Irish Rugby Review and has a lifetime of rugby experience as a player, agent and journalist.
  • Fionnán Rowan

    About as interesting as he is tall, five feet seven inches to be exact. Fionnán is an NUIG graduate who's interested in all things MMA. Follow me on twitter @FionnanRowan.
  • The Final Third

    The Final Third

    The Final Third is Ireland's fastest-growing football podcast. Set in Dublin, the show is presented by Rob Canavan, Ger Deegan and Conor Kelly. You can catch every podcast on http://thefinalthirdfootballpodcast.com .You can also follow the Final Third on Twitter via @Third_Final and catch all their pods via iTunes. and Soundcloud.
  • Gary Anderson

    Gary Anderson

    From Donegal, now based in Manchester and like to write about the beautiful game.
  • Guillermo Andreu

    Guillermo Andreu

    Graduate in Business Administration in Barcelona. Guillermo is a sports lover who brings new insights to Pundit Arena.
  • Gavin Bergin

    Gavin Bergin

    Born and bred in Dublin's fair City, now residing in Melbourne, Gavin is passionate about football. He has watched and played the game for as long as he can remember, and has also taken a keen interest in the Australian A-League since moving to Australia. Also a fan of many other sports from Gaelic Football, to Hurling, Rugby, Boxing, Golf, and Formula 1. Follow Gavin on Twitter via @fontofontaine
  • George Brunton

    In the modern age of professionalism in sport, still very much an amateur pundit who loves all things rugby. On twitter at @George_Brunton
  • Greg Chew

    Greg Chew

    Anglo Irish former RU / RL player, Lions, England (played bulk of my rugby there), Leicester and all things engine powered are my passions, huge admirer of Munster, Exeter & Wasps. Father to 4, husband to 1.
  • Graham Cullinane

    Graham Cullinane

    My name is Graham Cullinane. 22 year old sports enthusiast. Avid Liverpool FC supported. Currently studying to become a Neuromuscular Physical Therapist and I'm a qualified sports massage therapist.
  • Graham Cummins

    Graham Cummins

    I am a professional footballer playing for Exeter City in League 2. I am also currently studying at Staffordshire University, doing a degree in Broadcasting and Sports Journalism. I've been told that I do like to moan, so Journalism is the perfect way for me to use this skill.
  • The Grateful Golfer

    I have a single digit handicap and learn something new every round. I have enjoyed many highlights during my 35 years of hitting the links. Many friends have shared their tips, tricks, and proven ways to lower one's score. I believe that these and other aspects of the game should freely be shared with others so everyone can truly enjoy the game. I am a Grateful Golfer. Click here for thegratefulgolfer.com
  • Gerard Grimes

    Gerard Grimes

    Gerard is a keen follower of all sport, in particular football, rugby & Formula One. He's passionate about Irish football and a Drogheda United supporter. Other than the Drogs, he also supports Liverpool. Twitter: @GerardGrimes11.
  • Gary Guilfoyle

    Gary Guilfoyle

    A hopeless sports addict interested in MotoGP, cycling, rugby, GAA, football and the League of Ireland. A Sligo Rovers supporter and a Man Utd follower, he hopes one day to see both clubs successful again but doesn’t know if he will live that [email protected]
  • George Hook

    George Hook

    No one in the rugby world epitomises the word 'pundit' quite like George Hook. An established broadcaster, author, and journalist, George's knowledge of the world of the oval ball is second to none. Never one to bite his tongue, you can read George's thoughts exclusively on Pundit Arena.
  • Gareth Hughes

    Former rugby player, coach and referee. I enjoy watching, analysing and commenting on rugby from across the world.
  • Greg Hurley

    Greg Hurley

    Greg is a fanatical football fan and Drogheda United and Chelsea are his true loves in life. Greg is the grandson of former Drogheda United President, Charlie Hurley, who served the club from its foundation until he passed away aged 89 in August 2012.
  • Geraldine Kieran

    Geraldine Kieran

    Geraldine is a qualified Drama facilitator with a B.A (Hon) arts degree from DKIT, and Dips from Leinster School & Trinity Guildhall. As a naturally dramatic personality, broadcast journalism was a natural progression. Geraldine produces & presents the Rugby show on Dundalk Fm & creates sports documentaries for local radio. “A passion for Sport is not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle”
  • Gary LaCumbre

    Hello all! I am Librarian by day and a freelance writer, blogger and endurance runner by night. I write about MMA and Football mostly.....
  • Garbh Madigan

    Garbh Madigan

    "No matter how much you know about sport, you're only a bar stool away from a fella who knows twice as much." Law Graduate and NBA, GAA, MMA, Rugby & NFL addict. Follow @GarbhM because the RTE Sunday Game keep mistaking me for an accredited sports journalist.
  • Graham Manditsch

    Lifelong rugby fan based in Scotland.
  • Gavin Nolan

    Gavin Nolan

    A second-year journalism student in Dublin City University, Gavin Nolan hails from Santry in Dublin. A passionate writer, Gavin's articles are never boring and always stimulate debate.
  • Gerald O'Connell

    Gerald O'Connell

    Gerald spent his youth competing at various sports including athletics, Gaelic football, handball and soccer. In recent years, he has been consumed by the ancient game of golf, where his knowledge and interest is matched only by his inability to play the game well.
  • Ger Power

    Ger Power

    A hurler on the ditch with a keen interest in all things sport.
  • Gavin Quinn

    Gavin Quinn

    Gavin Quinn is a final year Journalism student at DCU with a passion for sport and a particular love of Gaelic Games. A Dubliner, Gavin loves football and Liverpool in particular.
  • Gearóid Ó'Ríada

    Social Worker. Former Castleisland Desmonds GAA player and All-Ireland Medal winner with Kerry. Lifelong grá for Kerry GAA, Cork City FC, Manchester United and Munster Rugby.
  • Gavin Spillane

    Gavin Spillane

    20 year old from Cork studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. Keen interest in writing about Rugby Union. Twitter: @GavSpillane
  • Gary Walsh

    Gary Walsh

    Gary Walsh is a recent graduate in Arts from NUIG and is currently studying an MA in Literature and Media. Galway hurling and Connacht/Irish rugby are his passions and he also has a love/hate relationship with Sunderland. Currently putting the final touches on a thesis investigating whether Galway's hurlers are the most infuriating team in sport.
  • Graham Wilson

    Graham Wilson

    A history student at Glasgow University with a rugby obsession since the tender age of six.
  • Henry Best

    Henry Best

    Henry is a recent college graduate who's never come across a sport he doesn't like, though he thinks curling is a bit odd. Henry likes long walks on the beach, screaming advice at the best athletes in the world and throwing soft objects at his television.
  • Hefin Jones

    Hefin Jones

    Hefin is a sports anorak with a love for cricket, boxing and football but a particular penchant for rugby. English teacher, Journalism student and Scarlets fan. Attempt to tweet trilingually @hefrhys.
  • Hurling Mad

    Hurling Mad

    Hurling Mad is Ireland's premier GAA Blog and your one-stop-shop for all things GAA. As well as delivering top-drawer articles on the GAA, Hurling Mad provide some of the best GAA t-shirts on the market. Check them out via www.HurlingMad.com .
  • Hamish Milner

    Hamish Milner

    Hamish is a recent politics graduate but his true passion comes in his love of sports, with rugby and football his two major fields of expertise.
  • Hugh O'Neill

    Hugh O'Neill

    Hugh is a fan of all sports, with a particular interest in Soccer and Rugby. He is also a long-suffering supporter of Waterford Hurling and Arsenal. He enjoys watching, reading about, and writing about sport and will usually do one of the three to avoid doing any actual work at all! You can contact him at [email protected]
  • Iain Anderson

    Iain Anderson

    Iain is a Mancunian that left Manchester for the Costa del Sol in 1993 and has lived there ever since. An avid football and cricket fan, you can read Iain's opinions, only on Pundit Arena.
  • Iain Anderson

    Iain Anderson

    Iain is a Mancunian that left Manchester for the Costa del Sol in 1993 and has lived there ever since. An avid football and cricket fan, you can read Iain's opinions, only on Pundit Arena.
  • Ian Coughlan

    Ian Coughlan

    A Commerce International graduate who has always had a keen interest in sports writing, Ian Coughlan has written for The Evening Echo, covering NFL and GAA and has a good knowledge of most sports. He has also played senior football championship for his local club Ballincollig in Cork.
  • Injury Time

    Injury Time

    Injury Time is a radio show presented by Pádraig O’ Halloran and Mark O’ Connor. They broadcast out of the UCC studios on UCC 98.3FM every Tuesday afternoon from 1-2pm.
  • Ian White

    Ian White

    Ian is an Irishman who uprooted his life four years ago to live in New Zealand. As much as golf is his best ability, rugby is the talk of the town in Wellington, so he tells it how the Kiwi pundits see it!
  • Jonathan Abbott

    Jonathan Abbott

    Currently studying Economics & Sociology in UL. Internship in Luxembourg this year and Erasmus in Stoke next semester. Constantly ponders if he will ever see Kildare win Sam. Strong fondness for going against the grain. Would watch anything from NRL to T20. Follow on twitter @officialjabbott.
  • Jackie Cahill

    Jackie Cahill

    Tipperary native Jackie Cahill has written for a host of Irish newspapers and magazines. He has penned four books – the biographies of Brendan Cummins (Tipperary), Davy Fitzgerald (Clare), Conor Mortimer (Mayo) and former inter-county football referee Paddy Russell.
  • Jabari A. Davis

    Jabari A. Davis

    Jabari A. Davis, Co-Founder and Co-Editor in Chief of 'The OpinioNation' is an unabashed sports fanatic with an opinion on just about anything/everything. Based in South California, Jabari also writes for the highly popular LakersNation.com . "Don't Believe the Hype" is his mantra on life, let alone sports. Jabari is the host of "Speak On It" with Jabari Davis and Co-Host of "Coast 2 Coast" with EJ and Jabari. Follow Jabari on Twitter @RealTalkOnSprts .
  • John Andrews

    Former professional soccer player with teams such as Coventry City, Mansfield Town, Cork City and Cobh Ramblers, turned coach/ fitness instructor/radio presenter on Cork City Community Radio. Opinionated and open to discussion Tune into my Sport in Cork sports show on Cork City Community Radio 100.5fm every Saturday from 15:00-17:00 for more on all things sport - or text on 0868724100
  • Jane O'Sullivan

    Diehard sports fan with a particular interest in GAA and cycling.
  • Jack Cahill

    Jack Cahill

    Jack is an MA Journalism student in DCU. An avid sports enthusiast, he has been known to commandeer televisions for official football business. @jackpcahill
  • Jack Cairns

    Jack Cairns

    Third year journalism student in Aberdeen. Thierry Henry aficionado. Follow me on Twitter: @JackCairns_.
  • Joseph Carroll

    Joseph Carroll

    Writes on football and basketball for a number of online outlets. Follow @JoPCarroll for all views.
  • James Clancy

    A qualified Irish journalist and photographer with an interest in an eclectic mix of sports. James Clancy has written for a variety of sports media outlets.His knowledge is dominated by (but certainly not limited to) Irish and British football issues, rugby, and GAA; contemporary, nostalgic, current affairs and quirky.
  • Josh Cogley

    Final year journalism student in DCU. Will criticize top class athletes for money.
  • Jason Coulter

    Jason Coulter

    Even with little football or acting talent, Jason still harbours an ambition to be the first man to win the FA Cup and Oscar for Best Actor double in the same year.
  • James Cox

    James Cox

    James is a 24-year-old graduate from the journalism masters in D.I.T. An aspiring sports journalist, loves all things Soccer and looking to make a career out of it. Twitter @jamescox91
  • John Craven

    I occasionally put simple words in the right order.
  • John Cronin

    John Cronin

    John claims to be the most knowledgeable ginger in in the country when it comes to the NBA and random jerseys; a couple of his sporting heroes include Juwan Howard and Freddie Adu .
  • Jason Dundon

    Jason Dundon

    An English teacher living in Glasgow, Jason is an avid Manchester United fan, but isn't too biased against the lesser teams. Contact Jason via twitter @reDundoncy
  • Jonathan Dunne

    Jonathan Dunne is a Dublin journalist, crime novelist and martial arts enthusiast. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwondo and is currently a BJJ student. He is an Editor's assistant with Outsider Magazine and a regular MMA columnist.
  • John Elliott

    John Elliott

    Some liken John’s writing style to that of a yak let loose with a box of crayolas. But then again, there are those that say John is the Hemingway of sports writing. Actually, John is the only one who would say that. Most people go with the former description. An English and Sociology student at University College Cork, John is finally coming to terms with the fact that a career as a pro rugby player might not happen, so he chose to write about it instead.
  • Jonathan Fitzpatrick

    Jonathan Fitzpatrick

    UCD Commerce Graduate working in Marketing. An avid fan of Irish Rugby, with loyalties lying at Leinster. I'm also a Manchester United supporter, old school wrestling fan, Phil Collins enthusiast and lactose intolerant. Follow me @jfitz92 on Twitter as my Bebo is still down unfortunately.
  • Jamie Fraser

    Jamie is a 20 year old Commerce student from Cork with an unhealthy obsession with all things rugby.
  • John Gemmell

    Sports geek that decided to start writing down some of his thoughts. These will mainly concern egg chasing.
  • Jerome Glavin

    Jerome Glavin

    Jerome is a Journalism and New Media student at the University of Limerick. His life revolves around sports, and his passion varies from Formula 1 and Moto GP to football and tennis. A keen cyclist himself, Jerome has a huge interest in the world of professional cycling.
  • Joe Gleeson

    Joe Gleeson

    Joe Gleeson is 26 years old and lives in Dublin. He is passionate about sport and football is his first love. He has always been a keen writer and blogs about his love of all things football. In his spare time he is an avid reader and does the occasional run for charity. To keep up to date with the latest from Joe, you can follow him here on Pundit Arena, https://joestiptoptips.wordpress.com and on Twitter @JosephGleeson
  • Just Golf

    Just Golf are Ireland’s number one golf deals site, offering up to 70% off green fees, equipment, stay and plays and golf lessons. We aim to make golf affordable for everyone and give golfers an opportunity to play some of Ireland’s best courses. For our latest offers, visit www.justgolf.ie and subscribe to receive deals in your area.
  • James Gough

    Goughie is a football tragic and when he's not playing, coaching or watching the game, he's writing about it. Cites key influences as Tiger & Scorcher's Billy Dane and Colchester United's Roy McDonough.
  • James Harrington

    James Harrington is a cheese-eating, wine-drinking, France-living freelance journalist and rugby writer, as well as a loving husband and devoted - and utterly exhausted - father of three
  • Jordan McCarthy

    Jordan McCarthy

    Jordan McCarthy is our Horse Racing expert and a University College Cork graduate. He was a prominent member of the UCC Horse Racing Society and will be focusing on the big talking points in racing . He also discusses some of the burning issues in football.
  • Johnny Hynes

    A Tipperary native who moved to Merseyside in 2003 to watch LFC on a regular basis and ending up reporting on the Reds. Author of The Irish Kop and Alright Aldo, regular writer for LFC magazine and match programme and a contributor to a variety of newspapers/websites including The Irish Indo, The Examiner and thesetpieces.com
  • John Ivory

    John Ivory

    John is a Journalism student in NUI Galway. He is an avid fan of GAA, Soccer and Rugby, and others. He’ll write on anything that takes his fancy. Follow him on Twitter @JohnIvory12.
  • James Jones

    James Jones

    James is a former full-time international match official and Pro 12 and European Cup referee. He has made over 100 World Rugby 7s appearances, including a 7s World Cup.
  • Joe Keane

    Joe Keane

    An avid sports-fan, Joe graduated from Trinity College in 2013 having also studied for a year in Düsseldorf, Germany. He particularly enjoys watching and talking about anything football, rugby or boxing related and has followed the rise of MMA in Ireland with a keen interest. Twitter: @joekeane1990
  • John Keogh

    John Keogh

    Currently studying Journalism & New Media at the University of Limerick, John Keogh is a massive sports fan with Football, GAA and Rugby being his main interest. Follow him on twitter @johnnybkeogh
  • Jack Leahy

    Jack Leahy

    Jack Leahy is a 22-year old student of History in Trinity College Dublin. Jack specialises in rugby union and soccer but always has a few words to say about cricket and tennis
  • Jimmy Magee

    Jimmy Magee

    No one epitomises the word pundit quite like Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee. The veteran sports broadcaster has spent over half a century in sports broadcasting, and has presented radio and television coverage of the Olympic Games since 1968 and the FIFA World Cup since 1966. He is also the man everyone wants on their quiz team.
  • Jack McCann

    Jack McCann

    Jack is a current UCD Arts student. He is in his early 20s, Prestonian for life. Likes watching, talking and writing about sport with particular interests in football, rugby and field hockey. Follow him on Twitter @CaptainJack_94.
  • James McDonald

    James is a freelance writer for a number of years covering a range of different sports, showing a particular interest in all things MMA.
  • James McDowell

    James McDowell

    James is a final year Sport Science student in the University of Limerick. A Co. Leitrim native, his main sports of interest are GAA and boxing, as James still competes as a boxer himself.
  • Jacob Miller

    Jacob Miller is a graduate student at George Mason University in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program in Virginia, USA. His professional interests are in how research based theories of psychology and organizational sciences apply to, and are upheld in the sports industry. He has worked with numerous MMA fighters, college wrestlers, and other collegiate athletes. He is an avid fan of all sports and is particularly fond of MMA, Boxing, American Football, and Basketball.
  • James Neville

    James Neville

    James Neville is a graduate of the University of Limerick and an avid all round sports fan but his true passion is rugby. He has a plethora of sporting statistics that are both pointless and impressive in equal measure. At 37, he now finds himself in the unenviable position of being too old to play and too young to be an alickadoo.
  • Jordan Norris

    Jordan Norris

    Mostly covering football and GAA - Jordan is currently studying a BA English in UCC, and can be contacted through [email protected] .
  • John O'Connor

    John O'Connor

    A DIT journalism graduate and a Man United fan who, this season, finally feels like he’s paying his dues. Keen five-a-sider with a tendency towards ridiculous back heels despite uselessness. Agree/argue on Twitter @JohnO_Connor
  • Joseph O'Gorman

    19 year old journalism student from Wexford, Ireland
  • John Fitzpatrick

    A GAA enthusiast with an interest in Soccer and Rugby.
  • Jarlath O'Loughlin

    Jarlath O'Loughlin

    Galway native living in Dublin. A follower of all sporting endeavours, especially GAA and Anerican sports, a love discovered during a fabled J1 to the states.
  • John O'Shea

    John O'Shea

    John is a DCU Masters In Journalism graduate who's interested in all things sport. However, he's particularly passionate about football, including the League of Ireland.
  • James O'Sullivan

    Huge fan of eSports, rugby and football.
  • Jack O'Toole

    Jack O'Toole

    22-year-old journalism student who writes about sports from time to time. Follow Jack on Twitter at @jackjotoole
  • James Peeling

    James Peeling

    Away from his job as a Graduate Researcher, James Peeling's big passion is tennis. You can follow him on Twitter via @MooTennisBlog. You can read more of James' articles via his blog, Moo Tennis.
  • Josh Prenderville

    Final year journalism student at the University of Limerick. All sports at all times. Got a story suggestion? Get in touch: [email protected]
  • Jack Price

    Jack is an English graduate with more than a decade of experience playing rugby.
  • David Sharkey

    A Mullingar man living in Henley-on-Thames who spends much of his time nodding awkwardly with a glazed expression when people talk about rowing. An English Teacher and Sports Coach of rugby and football. U12 Boys Leinster Boxing Champion 1996.
  • Jason Redmond

    A 21-year-old from Wexford, Jason is a final year English and History student at the University of Limerick.
  • James Richardson

    I am extremely passionate about all things rugby, I enjoy writing about it, watching it, shouting at it on the TV... I also enjoy most other sports ... they're not rugby though!
  • Jacob Sterling

    Jacob Sterling

    Typical rugby mad kiwi, play for the famous Petone RFC and spent an injury riddled 2 seasons in England playing for Paignton RFC. In reality just a huge fan of the game and probably think I know more than I actually do.
  • Jay Williams

    Law student at the University of Warwick. Major interests in football and rugby.
  • Jack Yates

    Jack Yates

    Jack achieved a Journalism degree from Bournemouth University and if he's not writing about rugby you can find him playing or refereeing it.
  • Kieran Caw

    Kieran Caw is a keen sports writer, focusing on Scottish and Celtic-themed articles. Kieran also writes for CelticJournal.org . You can follow Kieran on Twitter via: @Kieran_Celtic
  • Kevin Clancy

    Performance Psychologist with a lot of experience of working in sport. Currently living and working in Australia but passionate about Irish sport.
  • Kayla Cooley

    Kayla Cooley

    Involved in sports for many years, mostly playing soccer and camogie with experience in both club and county level. Following injury, Kayla has invested most of her time in coaching and working in various sports initiatives. Her biggest interests are camogie and ladies soccer and she is very opinionated when it comes to sport. Kayla researches all sports and is striving to increase awareness for women in sport.
  • Kevin Daly

    Kevin Daly

    A lover of all sports, a master of none.
  • Kieran Duffy

    Kieran is a Mayo native now living in Colombia. A fan of Gaelic Football with the occasional interest in soccer and NFL..
  • Kevin Galvin

    Cork based Journalist writing also for my own blog and the Evening Echo. Views are of some bastard who is presumably responsible (But none of the outlets I write for!)
  • Karl Graham

    Karl Graham

    Karl is a student of Journalism at Dublin Business School. He has a passion for writing with his main interests being in football, GAA and boxing. Previously a student of engineering, Karl made the drastic change after two years traveling the globe. Follow Karl on Twitter via @Karlgraham13
  • Killian Healy

    Killian Healy

    Killian is a 2nd year BBS student in the University of Limerick. He is a key member of the Pundit Arena social media team. He is a massive sports fan and is a key member of the Pundit Arena social media team, where he specialises in all things GAA related.
  • Kaal Kaczmarek

    Wandering Kiwi, rugby devotee (stereotypes...yep, I know), tennis, cricket - most things with balls.
  • Ken Kidney

    Ken Kidney

    Ken Kidney is Journalism masters student in CIT. He has attended five Wrestlemania events having been a fan since childhood. He has an extensive knowledge on wrestling history and the inner workings of the wrestling business. Check him out on Twitter at @KenKidney
  • Karoon Kiratiwongboone

    Karoon is a die-hard Manchester United fan from Thailand. Football is his main area of interest, but he also loves basketball and the Houston Rockets.
  • Kehlan Kirwan

    Kehlan Kirwan

    Journalist and a love of sports of all kinds and is sure that if two flies going up a wall was in fact a real sport he'd probably watch that too. Tends to express an opinion on things he wasn’t asked about. @KehlanK on the tweet machine.
  • Jack and Pete

    Jack and Pete

    Two English football correspondents reporting on Korean football. We travel the country to get an insight into K-League clubs, the culture of their town and the unique match-day experience. We have a particular interest in foreign players in Korea too.
  • Kevin McCormack

    Kevin McCormack

    Father of three, a passion for genealogy and a love for Cardiff City F.C. I love to write and my ambition is to write a book.......one day. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth now. I remember Pele and Eamon Dunphy playing, In Eamon's case, sadly. You can follow Kevin on Twitter via @kevmacsport.
  • Kit O' Keeffe

    Kit O' Keeffe

    An avid NFL fan, Kit also extends his views and opinions to soccer and the state of the modern game. A keen Liverpool and Green Bay Packers fan, Kit tries his best to remain objective, although he is certain that Luis Suarez has already bagged the PFA Player of the Year, no discussion needed.
  • Kevin O'Neill

    Kevin O'Neill is a sports writer with almost 20 years experience. His new book 'Where Have All The Irish Gone? The sad demise of Ireland's once relevant footballers' is due for publication later in the year. You can contact Kevin at [email protected] or on Twitter @kevoneillwriter
  • Kevin Power

    Kevin Power

    Kevin Power is a fan of all sports, but golf is his real passion. Currently a law student in UCC, Kevin is making a concerted effort to spend less time thinking about golf, and more time thinking about the law!
  • Kevin Real

    Kevin Real

    Recently graduated from Trinity College Dublin, where I studied Theoretical Physics. I'm a football addict but I also have keen interest in tennis, rugby and Mick McCarthy careless whisper videos.
  • Keeley Ryan

    Keeley Ryan

    Keeley is a recent graduate from the University of Limerick with a Joint Honours degree. Growing up in Canada, her main sport is hockey - but she's also an avid follower of the NBA & NFL. You can find her at @keel3y.
  • King Shamus

    King Shamus

    King Shamus writes at Blog De KingShamus, Baldilocks and The Conservative Commune. You can follow him on Twitter via @KingShamus.
  • Kieran Shanahan

    Kieran Shanahan

    26 years old sports scholar from Ashford Co. Limerick. A lifetime following Newcastle United and Limerick has led to some strong opinions on his teams. Writes his opinions on Soccer, G.A.A. & Rugby
  • Luke Beasley

    Luke Beasley

    Luke is a journalism student from Coventry with a passion for playing and writing about rugby.
  • Liam Cairns

    Passionate about Football, F1, Tennis and Snooker. On-site athlete researcher for US media company Gracenote during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Louis de Montfort

    Louis is a rugby-mad fan who loves to write about this amazing sport. He is also passionate about the NHL, football (soccer to those from across the Pond), cricket and just about anything that involves sport!
  • Legit MMA

    Legit MMA

    LegitMMA is our MMA expert / insider covering the latest events around the world and hot topics of debate. A Physiotherapist and Sports Science graduate, who has trained in boxing and has a wide range of interest in martial arts. LegitMMA has cultivated his own LegitMMA blog and you can follow him @LegitMMA for the latest inside news, blogs and opinions.
  • Liam Hope

    University of Bath Graduate with a (life-long) love of Leicester city. Big fan of Cricket, American Football and the occasional run.
  • Luke Kelleher

    17 year old football writer for PA.
  • Luke Lonergan

    Luke Lonergan

    Luke Lonergan is a graduate of University College Cork with BA (Hons) and MA in History. Born in Tipperary and a follower of Manchester United and the New England Patriots but the real passion lies with hurling as an ardent supporter of Tipperary (where life has been difficult since 2010) and enthusiast of the game. You can follow Luke on Twitter: @Luke_Lonergan.
  • Leon McSweeney

    Leon McSweeney

    Leon McSweeney is a former professional footballer. He has been involved in elite football since 2001 having previously played for Cork City, Stockport County and Hartlepool United amongst others. He's an FAI Cup winner and League 2 Play-Off winner. You can read more of Leon's articles via his personal blog, SweeneyMc83's Blog.You can also follow him on Twitter via @LeonMcSweeney.
  • Luke O'Connor

    Luke O'Connor

    Currently studying Media and politics in DCU. Obsessed with the state of Irish soccer, especially league of Ireland. Man united supporter, massive Kildare GAA fan. Former St. Kieran's college cross country captain. Tweet on a wide range of issues from politics to sport. @LukeOConnor5
  • LOI Blog

    LOI Blog

    The League of Ireland Blog is a website set-up by the fans, for the fans to give exclusive insights to all things LOI. There are match reports, player interviews & live updates on the website (www.theloiblog.com). Founded in 2010, the blog has increased dramatically and has high hopes of increasing the league's fanbase.
  • Lawrence Vos

    Lawrence Vos

    Lawrence Vos – NFL blogger for Pundit Arena. Lawrence is 38, married with a 1 year old daughter and lives in North Birmingham. Lawrence has followed the NFL since 1985 and has been to six NFL stadiums. He has spent time with a Hall of Fame enshrinee and also played and coached in England. Check out Lawrence's NFL blog, 'NFL Fan In England'. You can follow Lawrence on Twitter via @NFLFanInEngland. You can also contact Lawrence through his Facebook page.
  • Marcas Brennan

    Marcas has been covering the NFL for a variety of betting websites over the past few years and he's hoping that might consider him an expert on the sport. He's sure to be ranting and raving about GAA. He's a bit nervous by the fact that he's actually writing this about himself, but hoping you are reading it in the voice of a gameshow host, like he is.
  • Maurice Brosnan

    Sports Journalist, master of all trades, jack of none. Podcaster, Writer, Producer and Tipster. Special interests include Fantasy Football and eccentric managers. @m_brosnan
  • Mikey Brown

    Mikey Brown

    I eat football, I sleep football, I breathe football. I'm not crazy, I'm just Passionate.
  • Mark Casserly

    Studying Business and Accounting at Maynooth University. Westmeath GAA Admin- Facebook and Instagram.
  • Matt Cassidy

    Matt Cassidy

    Matt is a graduate from Queen's University Belfast with a degree in Irish & Celtic Studies. A big Chelsea fan with a keen interest in GAA,Mat's greatest passion is rugby. Matt is an advocate for the Irish language and has spent many a summer in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
  • Michael Cole

    MA Journalism graduate of NUI Galway. Big interest in all things sport. Twitter: @TheMickCole
  • Maycon Dimas

    Maycon Dimas

    Journalist and writer from Brazil currently based in Ireland despite its weather. Has always loved football, a bit of a laugh and the good things tomorrow might bring, combination that explains his blind passion for Flamengo. Never denies bacon and the good auld pale ale.
  • Michael Dorgan

    Michael Dorgan

    Michael has written on a variety of sporting topics including soccer, GAA and horse racing and was a political contributor for the Hill during the US Presidential elections. He also plays senior football with Nemo Rangers in Cork. Follow him on twitter @MDorgan
  • Muiris Dunworth

    Muiris Dunworth

    Muiris is a history and sociology graduate with a keen interest in football, the Irish national team, and motorsports. Enjoys reading about, talking about and dissecting all sports and the endless drama and sideshows that accompany them. Lives in Cork but from Kildare and works in I.T. Twitter: @muirisd
  • Moss Finn

    Moss Finn

    Moss Finn is a former Irish international and Munster rugby player. Moss was part of the historic Munster side that trounced New Zealand 12-0 in Thomond Park.
  • Maurice Gleeson

    Maurice Gleeson

    Irish exile currently residing in Barcelona but stay up to the date with the latest in League of Ireland and the Premier League.
  • Melvin Griffiths

    Rabid and obsessed combat sports fan, and, at times, practitioner.
  • Micheal Halton

    Micheal Halton

    Graduating from UCD with a Chemical engineering degree this year, Micheal is from Cavan and has played Gaelic football for club and college (UCD) and hurling for club and county. His other interests include hill walking, rugby, football, reading and all things sport.
  • Max Hamid

    Max Hamid

    A recent languages graduate from Bristol who is rugby mad and a keen fan of MMA. Building a portfolio of sports articles as he tries try to crack the sports writing industry. [email protected]
  • Matthew Hardy

    Matt is a student and teenager currently beginning a journalism degree at City, University of London. He has a passion for a broad range of sports but specialises in rugby and is a Gloucester Rugby fan.
  • Michael Hayes

    Michael Hayes

    Michael Hayes is widely regarded as being the best sportswriter in his apartment. He lives alone in Cork.
  • Michael Cave

    Hi all, I’m Mike, a part time player and long-term fan. I started rugby writing during RWC 2015, inspired by the fans on the train and the passion and support around the grounds, I just wanted to share my opinion, my thoughts about our passion.
  • Michael Kerrigan

    Michael Kerrigan

    Michael Kerrigan hails from Buncrana Co. Donegal and is a current Derry city season ticket holder. He is also a member of the Pride of the Northside Derry City supporters club and is currently studying a foundation degree in Sport at the North West Regional College in Derry.
  • Max Lahiff

    Max Lahiff

    Max is professional rugby player currently plying his trade at Bath Rugby Club. A product of London Irish academy, Max has also spent time in New Zealand and Australia, playing for Hawkes Bay and Melbourne Rebels respectively. An avid MMA fan and lover of NFL with a passion for film.
  • Michael Laverty

    Michael Laverty

    A fitness instructor with great knowledge in fitness and weight training. Aspires to work with athletes at the highest level. Sporting knowledge in football. @athletemichael
  • Mark Lynch

    Mark Lynch

    I'm Mark Lynch and I'm a 19 year old sports fanatic who's studying Arts with Journalism in NUI Galway.
  • Mark Maher

    Mark Maher

    Mark is our expert on European and World soccer. He is is a QPR fan, but I suppose we all have our downfalls. You can follow Mark on Twitter via @MarkMaher85 .
  • MMA Mount

    MMA Mount

    MMAMount provides the latest UFC and MMA news, results and interviews to the MMA community. For the fans, by the fans. Check out the site by clicking MMAMount.com.
  • Michael McCarthy

    Michael McCarthy

    "A fan of most sports but unfortunately a master of none, I take a particular interest in rugby, soccer and the NFL. I am also a seasoned boxing observer although deemed (by my mother) to be too handsome to box." Follow me on Twitter @Mlmcc86
  • Mark McDermott

    Mark McDermott

    Mark McDermott is a graduate of TCD, where he studied History and contributed sports articles to the college papers. Originally from Derry, he's been living in Dublin for the last 9 years and works as an editor. He enjoys chicken rolls and scoring goals
  • Mark McDougall

    Currently studying Sports Journalism at University West of Scotland. A football fan but a Rangers fan first and foremost with a big interest in various sports including football and tennis. You can follow Mark on Twitter via @McDougall1994
  • Michael McKenna

    Michael McKenna

    Michael McKenna is a Business Studies student from the north east. With a keen interest in writing, Michael has a particular interest in, especially football and Gaelic football.
  • Michael McMullan

    Michael McMullan

    I am a GAA enthusiast with a background in coaching and video analysis. Proud Slaughtneil and Derry man. Love writing about, listening to and watching sport. A sports geek really!
  • Matthew Morrow

    Matthew Morrow

    Northern Irishman with a Law (with history) degree for UCD. Regularly compared to James Nesbitt. Ulster and Ireland rugby fan, has suffered greatly at the hands of Leinster in recent years. LA Clippers fan, enjoy following the NBA generally, as well as tennis, golf and F1.
  • Matthew Nesbitt

    Matthew is a sports graduate and rugby fan with an incomparable ability to ramble on about all things sporting.
  • Mark O' Connor

    Qualified Journalist from Griffith College Cork. Founder and Presenter of Injury Time Radio Show on UCC 98.3FM. This past year I was the presenter on a number of different shows on 88.7 Juice FM. Huge interest in sports, mainly UFC, soccer and hurling. I played hurling for many years with Blackrock NHC and currently play soccer with The Sextant FC.
  • Michael O'Neill

    Unfortunate enough to be a long suffering Antrim GAA supporter though forever hope that the Saffron Army will one day rise again. Also have quite a fondness for Everton FC, and follow a wide range of other sports whilst supporting any Irishman or Irishwoman in their chosen field. GAA club is Cumann An Piarsaigh from North Belfast.
  • Matthew Queenan

    A 4th year student studying Marketing and French in U.L with a love of G.A.A, Rugby and Football.
  • Michael Ramsay

    Michael Ramsay

    A 21-year-old Journalism student from Clare, Michael embarked on this path due to his never-ending obsession with soccer, as well as his passion for creative writing. Channeling these two passions, Michael hopes to follow in the footsteps of his journalistic inspirations, such as Michael Walker and Emmett Malone.
  • Niall Connolly

    Niall Connolly

    Currently studying Journalism in Dublin City University, Niall livesin Kildare and is passionate about Hurling and American Football. He has previously written for a number of online publications and has his own NFL based blog: http://thefleaflickerfootball.blogspot.ie/.
  • Neill Dennehy

    Neill is a fan of most sports but favours Racing, Football, Boxing and GAA. Can be found on Twitter @Neill_Dennehy
  • Niall Doran

    Niall Doran

    Founder and Editor of Boxing News and Views. Also currently boxing journalist for About.com and has been known to throw in his two cents worth on the sweet science for different publications. A marketing and journalism graduate from Ireland but above all else, a passionate, lifelong fight fan.
  • Neil Glackin

    A Donegal native and avid sports follower. Neil’s perfect weekend consists of equal amounts football, GAA and golf. Writing on the side while working 9 to 5 and hope to one day run a marathon. Follow on Twitter @NeilGlackin
  • Nigel Hegarty

    Nigel Hegarty

    Finn Harps fan, full time musician. Hops to one day see Finn Harps play in European competition as well as win an FAI Cup in Lansdowne Road. League is optional. Keen goalkeeper with Donegal League side Tullyvinney Rovers, clean sheets are a rarity.
  • Neal Horgan

    Neal Horgan

    Neal Horgan was one of Cork City Football Club's longest-serving players, winning the Premier Division, First Division, Setanta Cup and FAI Cup in his time with the Leesiders. Neal is also the author of 'Death of a Football Club?, the Story of Cork City FC: Season 2008' - a first hand account of one of the club's most turbulent years.
  • Neál Martin

    Sports Writer / Journalist from County Derry, Ireland. Mainly writing about MMA, Football and Gaelic Games. But have been known to dabble in other areas of sport also.
  • Niall McIntyre

    Niall McIntyre

    Niall hails from Lorrha, the most northerly parish in Tipperary and is currently studying journalism with Irish in DCU. He is an avid sports follower, particularly in the areas of Football, GAA, athletics.
  • Nick Menezes

    Nick Menezes

    Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.
  • Nigel Naughton

    Nigel Naughton

    22 year-old Mayo man, Masters of Journalism graduate from the University of Limerick. Huge interest and passion for all things sport, especially football and GAA. Play football with Castlebar Celtic, also played with Mervue United and represented Mayo and in the FAI Emerging Talent Centre. Played GAA with Castlebar Mitchels. Been writing for many years, Nottingham Forest fan and League of Ireland enthusiast. Twitter: @NigelNaughton29
  • Niall Newberry

    Niall is an ardent Dundalk and Irish football supporter. He can be found at any given League of Ireland ground on Friday nights and has a soft spot for Aston Villa across the pond. He's also written for the award-winning Dundalk FC Magazine and Extratime.ie
  • Niamh O'Mahony

    Niamh O'Mahony

    A fan of the beautiful game, Niamh is Head of Writer Development at Pundit Arena. Get in touch by dropping an email to [email protected] or finding her on Twitter.
  • Nick Powell

    English A-Level student who loves all sport, but especially rugby.
  • Noel Ryan

    Noel Ryan

    MMA and GAA would be at the forefront of my interests. I can also tell the difference between butter and 'I Can't Believe it's not Butter'.
  • Neil Smith

    Neil Smith

    Ridiculously old journalism undergrad with a tendency for writing his sentences a little bit too long, like this one, this sentence could definitely have been made shorter. Man United fan and arm chair European football obsessive with a foolhardy optimism for the Irish national team.
  • Neil Willoughby

    Neil Willoughby

    Neil is a 22 year-old history graduate of TCD with a passion for sports writing and rugby in particular. He co-presented Trinity FM's 2013-14 show of the Year 'Rugby Road Radio' and regularly writes on his own Rugby blog, 'The Proposition'.
  • Owen Grant

    A Donegal man studying in Nui Galway, who is an expert of English and European Soccer as well as the GAA. Raising questions and giving you his thoughts to ponder over and raise debate. Follow Owen @ThatManGrant.
  • Ozer McMahon

    Freelance sports journalist with a particular penchant for rugby. Keen follower of matters in both hemispheres, but biggest focus remains on Irish rugby. Twitter handle is @OzerMcmahon
  • Oscar Reilly

    Oscar Reilly

    Oscar is a 17 year old aspiring Journalist from London. Oscar plays rugby for Ireland Exiles U18 and St Georges College 1st XV. Follow me on twitter: @ozreilly7
  • Oliver Stimpson

    Oliver is a writer here at Pundit Arena, with a focus on MMA. You can contact him at [email protected], or follow him on Twitter @OllieStimpson
  • Padraic Kilcoyne

    Padraic Kilcoyne

    Padraic is a final year student of journalism in DCU. A keen sports writer and tennis fan. He is passionate about the game and has been playing and following the sport religiously for over 10 years.
  • Patrick Ardill

    I'm 17 years of age, based just outside of southwest London. I have a passion for sports writing, particularly regarding football, and have aspirations to make it as a football commentator in the long term. I have written for local football club Woking F.C as well as for school papers etc, but am now looking to push onto the next level.
  • Paul Corcoran

    Paul Corcoran

    Galway United fan and follower of all things football. I have a weird interest in the less glamorous parts of football and stressing myself out by following the League of Ireland. I also present Pundit Arena's GAA podcast, The 16th Man, alongside Maurice Brosnan.
  • Pete Bowdery

    Pete Bowdery

    Once upon a time, Pete was told by an over-enthusiastic coach that, on his day, he had 'the potential to be the best goalkeeper in the league'. Pete also possesses superior selective hearing abilities. When not twisting his coach's words, Pete is a sociology student, marketing administrator and lover of sports, beer and men's fashion.
  • Peadar Breathnach

    Peadar Breathnach

    Waterford man Peadar has a passion for all things sport. Following the completion of an arts degree in UCC he spent a year in Australia. He is currently completing an MA in Journalism and Media Communications in Griffith College Dublin. You can follow him on Twitter @PeadarBreathnac.
  • Paul Brennan

    Paul Brennan

    Paul is a 20-year-old soccer, GAA, mixed martial arts enthusiast and a creative digital media college dropout.
  • patrick Conway

    patrick Conway

    I grew up in County Derry loving Gaelic and football. However, I've always held an interest in a wide range of sports. I think I could add informed opinion to sports discussions all over the globe. I currently teach English in Korea and have sampled local culture such as taekwondo. Nonetheless, being far from home has reignited my love for Irish sport.
  • Patrick Corbett

    Patrick Corbett is a graduate of the National University of Ireland Galway with English and Psychology degrees. A football fan for as long as he can remember, Patrick is a big Arsenal fan. His all-time favourite player is former Germany legend Lothar Matthaus and Patrick hopes to entertain fellow football fans with his own assessment of the modern game.
  • Pearse Corcoran

    Pearse Corcoran

    Pearse is a freelance sports journalist. He hosts a sports show on Dublin South FM called “The Dugout”. You can follow Pearse on Twitter via @CorcoranPearse.
  • Paul Fitzgerald

    I like most sport and I like to spout off about it here and there....
  • Pa Freeman

    A student of English who's also a raging sportaholic!!
  • Philip Hanna

    Philip hails from Dublin in Ireland and has been a fan of mixed martial arts for many years. Working as a filmmaker and a writer, Philip covers the world of MMA across all mediums.
  • Phelim O'Halloran

    Phelim O'Halloran is a freelance journalist who writes mostly on soccer, MMA and the economics of sport. You can follow his work on Twitter via @phelimoh
  • Paul Hennessey

    Dub, dad, writer, engineer, gooner, dreamer, insomniac, fan. Currently residing on the third shopping mall from the sun.
  • PJ Ó Cualáin

    PJ Ó Cualáin

    Media & Communications student in NUIG. Currently on work Experience with RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta. Fluent Irish speaker and a Connemara native. Sports mad, Irish Football, GAA, WRC and Golf. Galway United & Manchester United at heart and a regular follower of Celtic F.C. Like to include as much detail as possible in my pieces and any feedback is more than welcome. Follow me on Twitter @p_folan
  • Patrick Kinsella

    Patrick Kinsella

    Patrick is a Business Studies student in DCU and is a huge fan of all things Wexford and GAA in general. A keen Guinness enthusiast, he is yet to find a sport that he is semi capable of playing but at least he can write.
  • PlayOn


    PlayON is the leader in regulated Daily Fantasy Sports, offering both freeplay and real money games in Premier League and Champions League football, NBA basketball and international cricket. Our blog writers along with PlayON Pros Simon March - FPL champion 2014/15 - and Tom Fenley - FPL champion 2013/14 - lend their know-how, in-depth analysis and opinion on everything Premier League. Twitter: @PlayON Website: playon.co
  • The Premier League Owl

    The Premier League Owl

    The Premier League Owl is an anonymous football journalist based in England. What he lacks in identity, he more than makes up for in his articles. You can follow the Premier League owl on Twitter via @PremLeagueOwl and read more of his articles via his personal site, ThePremierLeagueOwl.com
  • Peter Lee

    Peter Lee

    Peter recently finished his BA Journalism and New Media at the University of Limerick. A keen sports enthusiast, his love for a variety of different sports influenced Peter to study Journalism. His hope is to one day get into the broadcasting side of things. You can follow Peter on Twitter : @PeterLeeJourno
  • Peter Maher

    Peter Maher

    Recent graduate who spends a lot of time watching big men play with odd shaped balls.
  • Padraig Martin

    Padraig Martin

    A GAA man, combat sports fan and triathlon enthusiast, Padraig started out in journalism as a student covering a wide variety of sports for the UCC Express. He has also contributed to the Evening Echo, Irish News Review, Motley and Cuisle. A former Intern and current contributor at Pundit Arena, he is a freelance MMA blogger at RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @paidimartin
  • PJ Mc Grane

    Recently out of college and trying to make sense of the real world PJ is a lover of all things sports with a particular affection for GAA, and NFL. Self Professed data geek usually found on the side of a pitch with stats and a camera.
  • Peter McKeever

    Peter McKeever is a journalism graduate who spends his time teaching, cheering on (a progressively worse) Cardiff City, and writing about the statistical side of the beautiful game. He currently lives in Germany.
  • Póg Mo Goal

    Póg Mo Goal

    Póg Mo Goal magazine, the new Irish football publication focused on considered design and great writing from around the world.
  • Peter Nagle

    Peter Nagle

    Peter is a digital marketer and big sports fan. You can contact him through the Twitter link below.
  • Pádraic Ó Ciardha

    Pádraic Ó Ciardha

    After three degrees and five years in college, Pádraic finally decided that it was time to get serious with his life. He now uses his MA in Journalism as an excuse to watch all the soccer, GAA, F1, golf and tennis he can. According to Pádraic, “It’s all research.” You can follow him on Twitter, @pociardha.
  • Paul O'Donovan

    Paul O'Donovan

    A lover of all sports, Paul has a particular interest in Rugby, GAA, Golf, Soccer and NFL.
  • Podge O' Halloran

    Podge O' Halloran

    Currently studying journalism at Griffith College, Ireland. Podge is an American Football fanatic, whose works have been published on a number of sites, such as Bleacher Report and Irish Gridiron. Podge presents a weekly sports show on UCC98.3FM every Tuesday from 1-2.
  • Pat O'Rourke

    Pat O’Rourke has been a journalist for 18 years and is currently news editor of Northside People east edition. In the past he has worked as a sport reporter with the Irish Daily Star (Junior Soccer), Drogheda Independent and Dublin People.
  • Paul Peerdeman

    Paul is a professional writer from the Netherlands, currently living in Scandinavia. He's a rugby player and youth coach, triathlete and keen cyclist as well as being a GAA enthusiast for many years.
  • Patrick Perry

    Patrick is a sports fan who has a particular interest in rugby and football.
  • Peter Reynolds

    Peter is a keen sports fan and freelance writer, who mixes the two whilst drinking copious amounts of tea. Football is his passion, although he enjoys everything from boxing to darts and even a bit of strongman. Can often be found parked on his sofa at 3am watching wrestling.
  • Patrick Ward

    Patrick Ward

    DCU journalism graduate, Connacht and Ireland rugby fan. G.A.A journalist, part time player. #MayoForSam15
  • Paul Wassell

    Paul Wassell

    Paul is an English teacher by day and an avid rugby fan the rest of the time. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook, or contact him at [email protected]
  • Ross Cannon

    Masters in journalism graduate with an unhealthy obsession with sport.
  • Bear in the Square

    GAA tipping duo who share a common love of Junior B and Ciaran McDonald. Our tips are weighted from 1-5 with a 5 point stake being our max bet.
  • Richard Clune

    Came second in the club's Annacurra Goes Strictly fundraiser doing Bollywood dancing to Jai Ho.
  • Ryan Collins

    Ryan Collins

    Writer, reader, gamer, muser. Manchester United and Oklahoma City Thunder supporter and critic, avid professional wrestling fan despite a lifetime of really-should-know-better mindset. Playstation aficionado. Relishes any opportunity to troll a fellow human on a competitive, digital level. Failed idler.
  • Robert Cribbin

    Robert Cribbin

    I'm a Journalism student in Dublin Business School. Main sporting interests are that of Gaa, Soccer, Rugby and Horse Racing but have a very soft spot for kildare Gaa. You can follow me on twitter @rob_cribbin.
  • Robbie Deegan

    Final Year Business and French student in UL. Greatest achievements include being the namesake of a certain Brady, and famously playing two full rugby sevens tournaments without scoring a single point.
  • Robert Enright

    Robert Enright

    Born and raised in Limerick, Robert has been a major F1 fan as far back as he can remember. He rarely, if ever misses a race and always has an opinion on a given situation.
  • Rob Foran

    Rob is a History graduate from Trinity College, Dublin and writes about football and mixed martial arts.
  • Robb Graham

    Robb Graham

    Aston Villa fan, hospitality professional, and former media student, with a love of football and boxing. Views are my own, though often inspired by my customers. Or sometimes just repeated verbatim. But without the swear words!
  • Reuben Gready

    I am 22 years old and currently living in York, England. I was born in South Africa, and have recently finished my Bachelors degree in International Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Next year I plan to do a Masters in Sports Journalism, as that is the field in which I want to work
  • Ronan Groome

    Ronan Groome is an accomplished journalist with insightful and analytical articles. He also writes for the Racing Post.
  • Rob Hemingway

    Sports writer with a focus on British and European football. Hoping England don't go on getting bad results, getting bad results...
  • Rob Henderson

    Rob Henderson

    Rugby legend Rob Henderson needs no introduction. Munster, Toulon, the British and Irish Lions, Rob has played at the very highest level of professional rugby.
  • Rory Kirke

    Rory Kirke

    20 years of age, studying Media Studies in Maynooth University. A huge fan of football, baseball and tennis. Avid Manchester City supporter and a lover of all things football. Hoping to jog your memories with weekly throwbacks to goals, matches and incidents that occurred in the football world
  • Ross Lawson

    Ross Lawson is an aspiring sports journalist. His works focus on football and cricket, two of Britain's best-loved sports. You can follow Ross on Twitter via @RJLawson212. You can read more of Ross' articles via his blog..
  • Ronan McCabe

    Ronan McCabe

    'Ronan McCabe is a writer of all things football, with a particular interest in the international game. He is a recent graduate of Independent Colleges with an MA in Journalism. You can follow him on Twitter @RonanMCDublin
  • Richard McElwee

    A qualified barrister and accredited journalist, Richard is the Communications Manager & Legal Counsel with Rugby Players Ireland, the representative body for professional rugby players in the country. Richard can be contacted via email: [email protected]
  • Richard O' Donovan

    Richard O' Donovan

    Richard O'Donovan works in Finance but is unashamed to say that he knows far more about sport than the day job. Having briefly represented Ireland at underage level, football is his main focus when writing, but he has also been known to dabble in cycling, American sports and just about anything else that he catches on TV.
  • Rob O'Hanrahan

    Average former goalkeeper, averager current writer/talker of unfounded nonsense.
  • Ronan J. O' Sullivan

    Ronan J. O' Sullivan

    Ronan is a University College Cork undergraduate, with a big interest in rugby. He is also a rock climbing and bouldering enthusiast.
  • Richard Coleman

    Richard Coleman

    Opinionated sports fan and digital marketer with a Business degree. Old enough to have witnessed first-hand Lewis and Holyfield's controversial draw in New York and England's magnificent Rugby World Cup win in Sydney. Young enough to hopefully still see Everton win something - someday.
  • Rich Roberts

    Rich Roberts

    Richard Roberts is a third year economics and psychology student in Trinity College Dublin. An avid fan of all sports, Richard specialises in sailing, a sport in which he has represented his nation on multiple occasions.
  • Raffaele Rocca

    Raffaele Rocca

    MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick. Interested in all sports especially rugby from All Ireland league to International and everything in-between. Avid interest in sports film and documentary making. Twitter: @RaffRocca
  • Robert Ryan

    Robbie Ryan is a Dundalk based writer, obsessed with his local team and all things concerning Irish football! Also wrote for LeagueofIreland.ie
  • Russ Vernon

    Russ Vernon

    Freelance Sports Journalist. Freelance sports writer for many websites such as Football League World, We All Love Leeds, contributor to a Football Talk Show called Pitch Talk YOUR Monday Night Footballing Fix, Cover other sports such as Rugby Union, Rugby League, Tennis.
  • Simon Bracken

    Simon Bracken

    Cork based Journalism student who writes about sport in order to make some use of the pointlessly good memory he has for sporting knowledge. Liverpool fan who can't believe what's happening this season. Huge armchair rugby fan and an avid follower of tennis.
  • Shane Brennan

    Shane Brennan

    Some people think football is a matter of life and death...I can assure you it is much more important than that". The immortal words of Bill Shankly that ring true to all real football fans. So, let's talk about it...
  • Simon Callan

    Simon Callan

    Simon graduated from Dublin Business School with a BA (Hons) in Psychology before going on to graduate from U.L. with an MSc in Psychological Science and is still involved on the educational ladder. More importantly, Simon is a self-proclaimed sports expert (all sports - even those he doesn't follow or has never heard of). Fortunately, Simon's love for reading led him to the world of sports blogs and his love for writing made him believe he could do it better than most. Simon decided to give it a go and found he very much enjoyed sharing his opinions with the wider sporting community. Simon's favourite sporting memory would have to be Ireland's 2009 Grand Slam success. That achievement meant there was a lot of talk about the 1948 Grand Slam winning team, which his grandfather was a part of, which was nice for him and his family.
  • Stuart Connolly

    Stuart Connolly

    Self-proclaimed football fanatic and a passionate Leeds United fan. Love talking about football with anyone I can, and waiting for the day that Scotland qualify for a World Cup...it could be a long one.
  • Scott Deasy

    Scott Deasy

    Scott Deasy played professional rugby with Munster from 2009-2013. A Magners League winner, Scott offers an insight into life as a professional rugby player.
  • Simon Evans

    Simon Evans

    A former business journalist, Simon is an avid rugby follower, professional Welshman (exiled in London) who enjoys cycling, football (you can like the round ball too!) and politics.
  • Stuart Fagg

    I'm a freelance sports writer with writing published across a variety of publications including The Huffington Post UK, WalesOnline, uMAXit Football and more. Unfortunately, I am a Spurs fan.
  • Sarah Fitzpatrick

    Sarah Fitzpatrick

    Sarah is a New Media & English graduate from University of Limerick. She is a passionate Liverpool FC fan. A writer that loves to write about football but is capable of dabbling in some rugby tennis & athletics. Blog: https://sarahfitzknowsbest.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @SarahFitz1992
  • Shane O'Neill

    I am a 19 year old third-level student. I play Gaelic football and am a current member of the Carlow senior football team. My club is Palatine GAA.
  • Stephen Henderson

    Stephen Henderson

    Former LOI manager with Cobh Ramblers winning the loi first division in 2007 and 11th in the LOI Premier Division in 2008. Runners up at Waterford United in the LOI First Division , runners up in the EA Sports Cup and semi-finalists in the FAI Cup. Huge disdain for incompetence laziness and lick-arses . Passionate about Irish football at all levels .
  • Scott Howe

    Scott Howe

    Aspiring young journalism student. Huge GAA fan. Man Utd fanatic. Love a good game of rugby too. Follow me on twitter: @scotthowe10.
  • Sinead Kehoe

    Sinead Kehoe

    Wexford girl with a love for all things GAA. Interests extend from one end of the spectrum to the other. Could list out the most obscure facts about hurling while at the same time tell you everything there is to know about the kardashians. Love an underdog
  • Shane Kenny

    Shane Kenny

    Born and raised in The Kingdom, Shane is a Part I Architecture graduate from University College Cork with a huge passion for the GAA. Football is his sport and he continues play with his club Churchill. Recent work includes his final year thesis and dissertation on ash hurley making in Ireland, but he has many more strings to his bow. Personal writing is his dust; also follows soccer, rugby and MMA closely. Twitter: @shazzak13 Online Portfolio:  http://shanekenny.carbonmade.com
  • Stephen Loftus

    Stephen Loftus

    Currently studying journalism at DCU. Avid fan of all things American Sports and a die-hard Manchester United fan. Supporter of my local League of Ireland team, Athlone Town.
  • Shane Mangan

    Shane is a graduate of Sport Science and Health from ITT. He is currently doing a Masters by research relating to data analytics in team sports. Previously a performance analyst with the Dublin hurling team, Shane is now a sport scientist with Louth GAA.
  • Stephen McDonnell

    Stephen McDonnell

    Stephen is our resident Bray Wanderers fanatic. He has a strong passion for Irish football and this translates into all of his material. Apart from Bray Wanderers, he is also a Manchester United fan (for his sins) and I am currently studying computer science in college.
  • Shane McDonnell

    Shane is a secondary school student in Dublin. He is a devoted Shamrock Rovers & League of Ireland supporter but he enjoys discussing all levels of football. He believes he has a few interesting opinions to share. You can contact him on twitter at @Shanemcd07
  • Seán Ó Murchú

    Seán Ó Murchú

    A lover of all sports, Seán has a particular interest in all things GAA.
  • Shay Murrin

    Shay Murrin

    I am an exiled Killybegs man living in the oak county. I coach the local club, Faughanvale. I enjoy the details of coaching and tactical evolution.
  • Steve Neville

    Steve Neville

    Coming from a family of footballers more talented than himself, Steve Neville gave up and decided to write about it instead. A journalist from Cork, he hopes to see Ireland win a World Cup in his lifetime. He’s not holding his breath. Follow him on Twitter @SteveNeville_
  • Seán Ó Ciardha

    RuggerBugger, Judo and BJJ white belt, fair-weather Man City fan, summer skateboarder.
  • Shane O'Connor

    Shane O'Connor

    Shane joined Liverpool FC Academy when he was 16, spending three very enjoyable years there before joining Ipswich Town to play under his childhood hero Roy Keane. Shane captained the reserve team in his first season before going on to become an ever-present in the first team for the second half of the 2009/10 season. Shane was at Ipswich for just short of three years and he would consider it the most enjoyable experience of his footballing career. Shane subsequently moved back to Ireland to play for Cork City and Shamrock Rovers amongst others. He now plays for Cobh Ramblers. Shane has also featured for Ireland at under 15,16,17,18,19 and U21 levels.
  • Sean O'Gorman

    Sean O'Gorman

    Non biased sports enthusiast, except when it comes to sticking up for goalkeepers. Still dreaming of the day when Leeds Utd will be back in the Premier League. Currently studying business in UL. @Snoop_Sogg
  • Stephen O'Leary

    Stephen O'Leary

    Student of Sports Studies and Physical Education in UCC. Fanatical follower of sport, mostly GAA, closely followed by soccer, rugby and everything else. Occasionally on Twitter @steveol94
  • Shane O' Mahony

    Shane O' Mahony

    Journalism student in DCU from Navan who covers all aspects of soccer and the NFL. A passionate Liverpool, Meath and Seattle Seahawks supporter which has caused Shane more grief than joy over the last few years. Was once the Roy Carroll of Meath underage soccer goalkeepers but has since retired.
  • 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.
  • Sean O' Neill

    Sean O' Neill

    Sean is currently studying History and English in UCD. He contributes to the sports section of the University Observer newspaper within the college. A keen follower of all sports and in particular Soccer, GAA, Rugby and Tennis.
  • Stuart O'Shaughnessy

    35 Years of Age, avid Liverpool and MMA Fan.
  • Steven Parkhill

    Steven is a business graduate of UUC, and a very keen football fanatic. An avid fan of both Arsenal and Rangers football clubs. Perennial suffering comes naturally.
  • Sam Roberts

    Sam writes and talks about sport. Most will get him going but Rugby seems to have a gravitational pull. He commentates for BBC Sport, ITV and The Times and their Aviva Premiership Rugby coverage.
  • Shane Saunders

    Shane Saunders

    Shane is an avid fight fan bordering on obsessive. When he's not watching others dish out punishment, he's usually found receiving emotional punishment watching his beloved Bohemians or Newcastle United in an on going love/hate relationship between the two. He can also be found on Twitter talking nonsense to anybody who will listen. @ShaneSaunders88
  • Stephen O'Connor

    Stephen O'Connor

    Law Graduate and the quintessential armchair sports fan - @Soconnor_94
  • Sean Treacy

    Sean Treacy

    Seán's interest lies in combat sports, chiefly in the disciplines of MMA, Thai boxing and kickboxing. His approach to article writing comes from the technical and stylistic confluence of fights
  • Scott Turner

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