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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

Cheltenham Festival Preview – Day 4 – Cheltenham Gold Cup

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to the third day of the Cheltenham Festival, the highlight of which is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The festival comes to its conclusion today and with the bookmakers on top, punters will be out to recoup some hard earned cash today.  The so called Irish ‘banker’ of the week Briar Hill runs in the Albert Bartlett …

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Cheltenham Festival Preview – Day 3 – World Hurdle

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to the third day of the Cheltenham Festival, the highlight of which is the World Hurdle. Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is all about the World Hurdle (3:20pm) and the clash of former champion versus young pretender, old versus new, male versus female, Big Bucks versus Annie Power. Having won the race on four consecutive occasions, …

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Cheltenham Festival Preview – Day 2 – Queen Mother Chase

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, the highlight of which is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. After yesterday’s indifferent opening for punters, many will be hoping to get one over on bookmakers today beginning with the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle (1:30pm) where Faugheen, the well regarded mount of Ruby Walsh has been well supported. While …

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Cheltenham Festival Preview – Day 1 – Champion Hurdle

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to today’s opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, the highlight of which is the Champion Hurdle.  After a terrible few months of dreadful weather, the grey clouds are abating and the sun is breaking out in glorious sunshine to signal the beginning of spring. A sense of optimism has filled the air and finally the wait …

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The John Caulfield Era – What We Learned From Friday Night

Friday Night’s 1-1 draw at home to reigning League of Ireland Champions St. Patrick’s Athletic was John Caulfield’s first league game in charge of Cork City; Michael Dorgan takes a look at what we learned about Caulfield’s new look Cork City. Crowds ‘Build it and they will come!” – The county has been buzzing with excitement since Caulfield was announced as Cork City …

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Wrestling Weekly 5/3/14

After another eventful few days in the world of WWE, Michael Dorgan takes a look back at some of the highlights in the latest edition of Wrestling Weekly. Return of the Undertaker We’ll start with the biggest story, which is the news that the ‘Phenom’ has finally returned and it now seems that Brock Lesnar will be the latest man …

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Maynooth Clinch First Ever Collingwood Cup

National University of Maynooth (NUIM) made history yesterday by clinching their first ever Collingwood Cup with a 2-1 victory over  National University of Galway (NUIG) writes Michael Dorgan.   National University of Maynooth (NUIM) made history yesterday by clinching their first ever Collingwood Cup with a 2-1 victory over  National University of Galway (NUIG) in the UCD Bowl at Belfield. In …

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Collingwood Cup Update – Semi Finals

Michael Dorgan reports from Day 3 of Collingwood Cup 2014 Day 3 of Collingwood Cup was Semi Final Day with 2011 champions University College Cork (UCC) taking on National University of Maynooth (NUIM) and National University of Galway (NUIG) taking on Dublin City University (DCU) for spots in tomorrow evenings decider. NUIM confirmed that victory over pre-tournament favourites UCD in …

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Collingwood Cup Update – Day 2

Michael Dorgan looks back on Day 2 from Collingwood Cup 2014 Day 2 of Collingwood Cup 2014 saw holders and favourites UCD crash out to NUI Maynooth in in their opening quarter-final game at Belfield Sports Grounds. The hosts were stunned to go a goal behind in the 25th minute when John McKeown put Maynooth into the lead. However UCD …

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Preview: Collingwood Cup 2014

Michael Dorgan looks forward to this week’s Collingwood Cup tournament from Dublin. The 2014 Collingwood Cup tournament begins in Dublin today marking the 100th anniversary of the prestigious intervarsity soccer competition. Eleven universities will battle it out to be crowned centenary champions and this year teams have an added incentive to go all the way to the final as Setanta …

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