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Daniel McDonnell

Sheridan is Ireland’s leading light in Champions League

Daniel McDonnell
Aviva Soccer Writer
16 Sep 2014

WHEN the second night of Champions League action kicks off tomorrow evening, the majority of football supporters in Ireland will doubtless have their TV tuned into either Manchester City or Chelsea’s opening steps of a new journey. The members of Martin O’Neill’s squad who aren’t involved in Championship action with their employers will likely be…

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Hugh Farrelly Aviva Rugby Blogger

The Monday Maul with Hugh Farrelly

Hugh Farrelly
Aviva Rugby Writer
15 Sep 2014

TALKING POINT – HAVE FAITH IN FOLEY IN the Robert Di Niro-directed gangster film ‘A Bronx Tale’, there is a character called Eddie ‘Mush’, a degenerate gambler who never catches a break. ‘If I didn’t have bad luck, I’d have no luck at all,’ was Eddie’s catchphrase, a position Anthony Foley could relate to after…

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Hugh Farrelly Aviva Rugby Blogger

Zebo and Henderson the big winners after tricky tour

Hugh Farrelly
Aviva Rugby Writer
16 Jun 2014

BEFORE getting stuck into the details of Ireland’s tour to Argentina, it is important to recognise that this was the country’s first series win over a top-ranked southern hemisphere nation since they beat the Wallabies in 1979. True, Argentina are a softer touch than New Zealand, South Africa or Australia but it is still a…

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Hugh Farrelly Aviva Rugby Blogger

The retirement of Stephen Ferris…

Hugh Farrelly
Aviva Rugby Writer
9 Jun 2014

DURING the busy end-of-season rugby schedule, the retirement of Stephen Ferris got somewhat lost in the mix. You think of the great Ireland flankers over the years – Jimmy McCarthy in the 1940s, Fergus Slattery, John O’Driscoll, Nigel Carr and Philip Matthews in the 1970s and ’80s, right up to the world-class operators from the…

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