JACK ANDERSON: Increasing ‘gamblification’ of sport now a public health crisis

Being in Ireland for July, I got to see some hurling and follow Limerick as they marched into the All-Ireland. Reading the programme for the Limerick v Kilkenny All-Ireland, one page stood out. It was a full page on a GAA campaign called “Reduce the Odds”.

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JACK ANDERSON: VAR is changing how we play the game

Last week, the head of Fifa’s referee committee, Pierluigi Collina claimed that 99.3% of “match-changing” decisions have been, thanks to the newly introduced Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, called correctly at the World Cup.

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JACK ANDERSON: Disaster averted but iceberg of discontent has not melted

The dispute between Kildare and the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) regarding the venue for their round 3 qualifier fixture against Mayo has been resolved.

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JACK ANDERSON: How ‘anti-congestion’ zones could help our GAA stars shine

Over the next number of weeks, the emphasis in the GAA championships moves to football. Galway’s victory in the Connacht final on Sunday against Roscommon means they are the first team to, coin a phrase, be “safe in the [Super] 8”.

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JACK ANDERSON: Levelling the round robin playing field in GAA championships

The GAA championships in both hurling and football have reached a crucial stage.

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JACK ANDERSON: Ireland tour in the shadows as Wallabies at a low ebb

The first of a three-match Test series between Ireland and Australia takes place at the weekend in Brisbane, writes Jack Anderson.

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JACK ANDERSON: Racing embracing change but what about Irish gambling laws?

Dating back to 1780, the Epsom Derby is the one of the oldest continuous events on the sporting calendar. The latest running is Saturday. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Saxon Warrior will start as favourite. If Saxon Warrior wins, it will give O’Brien a record-equalling seventh Derby.

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JACK ANDERSON: The data challenge reaches every corner of sport

Doping is one of the key topics in any sports law course. Students generally want to talk about the excuses athletes resort to in trying to reduce the length of their ban.

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JACK ANDERSON: Say it ain’t so: America open to another great fix

Next year is the 100th anniversary of arguably the greatest fix in sporting history.

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