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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
sean boylan

The Story Of How Two Meath Managers Almost Came To Blows

Sean Boylan is an icon of Gaelic games and arguably the greatest Gael to hail from the Royal County of Meath. Known more for his exploits on the hurling field, the Meath county board surprised everyone back in 1983 when they took a gamble on the relatively unknown and untested Boylan, giving him the manager’s job during a period where …

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gaelic football

Four Gaelic Football Greats Unlucky Not To Win An All-Ireland

Winning an All-Ireland senior football championship medal is seen as the pinnacle of one’s Gaelic football career. Year in, year out, players strive to get the best out of their careers living in the hope that one day they will be lucky enough to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand. However, for every Colm Cooper, there is a Ciaran …

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west ham

Eight West Ham Players In Isolation After Showing Covid-19 Symptoms

West Ham United have placed eight players in self-isolation after displaying symptoms of the coronavirus according to Karren Brady the club’s vice-chairperson.  The East-London side are the latest Premier League outfit to be affected by the ongoing pandemic after Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi contracted the virus as well as several unnamed Leicester City players. Speaking …

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european cup

Quiz: Name The 11 Ireland Players To Win The European Cup

The Champions League is the most prestigious prize in the history of club football.  From the old European Cup to the modern-day Champions League, taking home the iconic trophy is the pinnacle of most players’ careers. For a country the size of Ireland, we have left our mark on the European football scene. We had two internationals on the first …

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dana white

Dana White Looking To Make UFC 249 The “Baddest Card Ever”

Dana White has said that the UFC are attempting to build the “baddest card that’s ever been done” despite the Covid-19 outbreak wreaking havoc worldwide. UFC 249 is due to go ahead as planned on April, 18 with lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov set to face long-standing rival Tony Ferguson at the fifth time of asking. However, the eagerly-anticipated fight …

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Goalposts May Have Moved But Goal Remains The Same For Smyth

At the turn of the decade, Jason Smyth was preparing for a run at number six and seven in terms of Paralympic gold medals. The fastest Paralympian in history was gearing up for Tokyo 2020 only for the games to be deferred for a year following the outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe. Smyth, like many athletes, now finds himself …

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gaa championship

GAA Won’t Look To Revise Championship Structures Until End Of April

The GAA confirmed on Thursday morning that there are no plans in place to change the format of the All-Ireland hurling and football championships. However, it has been confirmed by Feargal McGill that the May 10 start date involving Connacht champions Roscommon, who travel to Ruislip to face London, is unlikely to go ahead as planned. “The current situation is …

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pat spillane

Spillane Believes Knockout Championship Can Level The Playing Field

Pat Spillane believes the All-Ireland football and hurling championships will be moved to a straight knockout format once concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have eased. The competitions have not been played in a knockout format since 1996 in hurling and 2000 in football, however, with the all sporting activity cancelled for the foreseeable future it is unlikely the GAA will …

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Billy Vunipola Pledges Future To Saracens Despite Relegation

Billy Vunipola has pledged his future to Saracens despite the fact that the club have been relegated from the Premiership. The current domestic and European champions were confirmed to be relegated from English rugby’s top division following a second 35-point deduction was inflicted on the London-club following a salary-cap scandal which was exposed in 2019. With the club set to …

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gaelic football quiz

Quiz: Name The Top 10 Scorers In The History Of Championship Football

The All-Ireland senior football championship has been blessed with thousands of great forwards. From the great Tom Langan to David Clifford, the game has never been devoid of classy forwards, guaranteed to light up the game, bring the crowd to their feet and generally worth the entrance alone. From Croke Park to Casement Park, Pearse Stadium to Fitzgerald Stadium, thousands …

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fury wilder trilogy

Bob Arum Expects Fury/Wilder Trilogy Fight To Take Place In October

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are still on track to rubber stamp their rivalry this year as Bob Arum expects the trilogy fight to take place in October.  Wilder exercised his contractual right to a rematch after losing his title to Fury following a seventh-round stoppage back in February. However, as expected, Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter with Frank Warren, told …

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joe canning

Canning Expecting Massive Crowds If And When The Games Resume

Joe Canning believes the GAA need to factor in county training time before making a decision on when to start to 2020 All-Ireland senior hurling championship, adding that crowds will be massive given the lack of game time.  With all sporting activity ceased due to the ongoing pandemic, like many others, Canning is training on his own. When play eventually …

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tom parsons

“You Will Never Be Able To Run Again, This Is Your Reality”

Tom Parsons has opened up on being told he’d never be able to run again following a horrific knee injury in 2018.  Such was the extent of the damage that the Mayo midfielder suffered, many believed the Charlestown Sarsfields man would never play for the county again. Parsons eventually recovered, making a second half substitute appearance against Dublin in the …

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olympics ireland

Irish Athletes Guaranteed Funding Despite Olympics Delay

State funding granted to Irish athletes ahead of the Olympic Games has been extended to 2021. An official announcement was made yesterday that this summer’s games in Tokyo would be suspended for a year following the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy confirmed today that the two year carding scheme which helps to fund Irish athletes had been …

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gaa All Star

Quiz: Name The Top 10 All-Star Award Winners In GAA History

To win an All-Star is among the highest individual honour that can be bestowed upon a Gaelic footballer or hurler. It’s recognition of one’s individual brilliance whether or not their team won an All-Ireland. All the greats have them. From siblings such as Darragh, Tomas and Marc O’Se to father/son duo Tim Kennelly and Tadhg Kennelly, we’ve even had family …

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horse racing

Horse Racing To Be Suspended As Varadkar Calls For Total Shutdown

Horse racing in Ireland is set to be suspended after Leo Varadkar called for a shutdown on all sports, even those being played behind closed doors. Addressing the nation this afternoon, the Taoiseach said that all sporting events, including those behind closed doors must cease immediately as part of new measures implemented to help slow the spread of Covid-19. High …

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