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Michael Corry

Sports Journalist based in Dublin. Hit me up if you have a unique story to tell. Email: michael@punditarena.com Twitter: @Corry_10 Instagram: @Corry_10

Paul Geaney Believes GAA Are Ignoring Most Obvious Rule Change

Since Paul Geaney first entered the Kerry senior set-up, he’s had to deal with a plethora of rule changes in the game. Between black cards, super 8s and advanced marks it’s been a tumultuous ten years for the sport of Gaelic football. The Dingle forward understands that there has been an appetite for change in recent years, however, he’s not …

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“We Still Haven’t Beaten Them In The Championship So That’s The Goal”

The Allianz Football League kicks into gear this Saturday evening with a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry in Croke Park. Gaelic football’s most storied rivalry penned another chapter in the history books last season with two epic encounters, the second of which saw Dublin claim a fifth successive All-Ireland title, something that hadn’t been achieved …

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Cork Football Riding Crest Of A Wave Despite Division Three Woes

Cork welcome Offaly to Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend with Ronan McCarthy’s Rebels looking to get their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start.  The Leesiders endured a horrendous Division 2 campaign in 2019 picking up just two victories over Tipperary and Armagh as they suffered relegation to Gaelic football’s third tier. Seeing a heavyweight such as Cork in …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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England Squad To Air Grievances Over Saracens Salary Cap Issues

Eddie Jones has claimed his England squad will hold talks this week to resolve any anger stemming from the ongoing salary cap scandal to hit Saracens. Saracens, who will be relegated at the end of the season, boast seven squad members ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. Speaking to the BBC, Jones said he will preside over talks with …

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Ballyhale Shamrocks Create History As Most Successful Club Side Ever

Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-18 Borris-Ileigh 0-15 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park Ballyhale Shamrocks are the most successful club side in the history of Gaelic Games after collecting an unprecedented eighth senior club All-Ireland at Croke Park on Sunday.  Borris-Ileigh provided stiff opposition in what was the first-ever Kilkenny/Tipperary final at senior club level. Jerry Kelly shows great skill and …

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“Maybe The Experts Will Start Saying I Am Just A Left Shoulder”

Conor McGregor returned to the UFC Octagon in impressive fashion finishing veteran fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone after just 40 seconds. There was a lot to admire with McGregor’s performance. Not least the fact that he rocked Cerrone was a devastating head kick that set him up to finish the fight. Cerrone is well-known for his repertoire of head kicks with …

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Conor McGregor Praises Donald Cerrone Following Victory At UFC 246

There was nothing but respect shown in the build-up to Conor McGregor’s comeback fight with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246. It was different from the normal pre-fight chatter we are used to hearing from the abrasive Irish man, a master of the mental warfare that so often has opponents defeat before they’ve even entered the cage. It was different …

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The Story Of A Dual All-Ireland Winner & A World Cup Winning Captain

Philanthropist, humanitarian, All-Ireland winner. There’s nothing like a 20-minute chat with Alan Kerins to make you feel like you haven’t maximised a life’s potential. Despite being the only man to win senior All-Ireland titles in both club hurling and football, it’s his life outside of sport that’s really inspiring. A physiotherapist by trade, Kerins has devoted much of the last …

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McGregor Makes Unexpected Call-Out Following UFC 246 Victory

It’s normal for the pre-fight chat leading into a Conor McGregor fight to focus on who may be waiting down the line. It was no different this week ahead of his highly-anticipated return at UFC 246. The Dubliner was fielding questions all week long about possible match-ups with Jorge Masvidal [BMF title holder], Kamaru Usman [welterweight champion] and Khabib Nurmagomedov …

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McGregor Returns In Vintage Fashion Finishing Cowboy In 40 Seconds

Conor McGregor returned to the UFC Octagon in impressive style with a vintage performance that saw him finish Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246.  The welterweight bout was the Dubliner’s first time inside the cage since his October 2018 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Many wondered whether McGregor could recapture the form that had seen him propel into …

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Double Dose Of Capitals Colliding In Sigerson Cup Quarter-Finals

There are four semi-final spots up for grabs this weekend as the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup quarter-finals kick into gear up and down the country.  In Dublin, we have a double-dose of capitals colliding as DCU and Queens clash in Glasnevin while on the south side of the city UCD play host to St. Mary’s University College at Belfield. 'Big …

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Joe Brolly’s Intriguing Take On Live Punditry That Was Rejected By RTÉ

Joe Brolly addressed the media on Wednesday following his unveiling as eir Sport’s newest GAA pundit and the former Sunday Game analyst was as riveting and engaging as expected.  The 1993 All-Ireland winner was controversially axed by RTÉ in the wake of last year’s drawn All-Ireland final. His relationship with the state broadcaster dated back 20 years with Brolly addressing …

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