County Final Round-Up

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With inter county matters done and dusted for another year, the County Championships take centre stage, as teams vie for bragging rights within their own borders. Here Is John Ivory with a roundup of the recent County Finals from around the Country.

The Decline of La Roja

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Spain’s demise has been well documented after their disastrous World Cup campaign this past summer.

The top 5 Premier League signings

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Diego Costa: Nobody really could have predicted just how good a signing Diego Costa would be and those who criticised the Spanish international after a poor World Cup must be hiding under the duvet. Costa was named the Barclay’s Premier League Player of the Month for August with 4 goals in 3 games, earning praise […]

Concussion; who calls the shots?

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Thibaut Courtois lays outstretched and lifeless on the Stamford Bridge turf. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez pats the Belgian with concern after the two collided in the Chelsea penalty area.

Football All-Stars 2014

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Goalkeeper: Paul Durcan – Donegal Durcan had another very impressive year in goals for Donegal.

Hurling All-Stars 2014

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Goalkeeper: Darren Gleeson – Tipperary Gleeson’s puck-outs were a weapon in their own right.

Conor McGregor; Believe the hype!

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Conor McGregor has at last proven his worth against a world-class opponent in the octagon, writes Jack Leahy. The young Irishman’s doubters have been silenced after an explosive victory against the number five-ranked featherweight in the world, Dustin Poirier.

Preview: Germany Vs Ireland

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We have always been a nation that produces shock results. Think back when Ray Houghton put the ball in the English net in Stuttgart at Euro ’88; when he did the same again to beat the Italians 1-0 at USA ‘94 and when Robbie Keane’s injury time equaliser gave the Irish a point and hope […]

The 2014 All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay

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Last Saturday evening saw Kilkenny and Brian Cody claim another All-Ireland title. Their harassing and tormenting of Tipperary saw them eke out a three point victory in an enthralling All-Ireland Final replay. How would the replay live up to the drawn game, which was dubbed the greatest game of all time? As it turned out, […]

Rodney Ah You receives Ireland call-up

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  Not many would have predicted that when Joe Schmidt announced his extended 44 – man squad to train ahead of the upcoming Six Nations that one Rodney Ah You would be among the names selected.   The Christchurch native was the surprise inclusion to the Irish set-up, but hard-work and determination are seemingly paying […]