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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
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Ireland Handed Tough Draw For U20 World Championship

Ireland have been handed a tough draw in this year’s U20 World Championships in Italy. Noel McNamara’s side have been drawn in Pool A alongside defending champion France, Argentina and last year’s World Rugby U20 Trophy winners Japan. Pool B sees Australia and New Zealand go head-to-head with Wales and Georgia making up the other two teams. England and South …

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Conor McGregor Admits He May Have Went Too Far In Khabib Feud

Conor McGregor has given an insight into the life he was leading after reaching the height of his fame ahead of his comeback fight this weekend. The Irishman spoke with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani ahead of Saturday’s UFC 246 bout against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone where they discussed a lot of the incidents that have seen McGregor’s name in the headlines over …

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Eddie Jones Adds World Cup Winning Coach To Backroom Staff

Eddie Jones has added two new coaches to his backroom staff including World Cup winning coach Matt Proudfoot and former England Seven’s coach Simon Amor. The pair come into the set-up ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations as assistant coaches alongside defence coach John Mitchell and Steve Borthwick who will transition to skills coach. Proudfoot is South African born …

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Joe Brolly Announced As Eir Sport GAA Pundit

Joe Brolly will make his return to TV screens over the coming months after it was announced that he’d be taking up a role with eir Sport for the Allianz Football League.  The broadcaster has confirmed that the 1993 All-Ireland winner will be part of their panel of pundits for the upcoming league campaign. The Derry man had been working …

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Billy Morgan: It’s Becoming An Elitist Association

Billy Morgan has launched heavy criticism the GAA’s way following UCC’s thrilling win over NUIG in the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup.  The prestigious higher-education tournament got underway this past weekend with the tie of the round undoubtedly being the current champions’ clash with a Galway outfit who qualified for the final in 2018. UCC prevailed by a single point in …

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Dillon Danis Will Not Be Permitted To Corner Conor McGregor At UFC 246

Dillon Danis will not be permitted to corner Conor McGregor in his upcoming bout with Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246 this weekend. The American was at the centre of the row at UFC 229 following McGregor’s last fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Following the Russian’s fourth-round submission win in October of 2018, he scaled the UFC Octagon to start a …

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Major Moments From Round One Of The Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup

The Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup produced moments of sheer brilliance throughout the weekend as Round 1 of the prestigious competition kicked into gear. In Group A, DCU were made to work for their win over UL in Glasnevin while just down the road Maynooth University overcame Trinity College by a single point in Santry. In Grangegorman, Mary I had nine …

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Major Talking Points Following Electric Weekend In The Sigerson Cup

The quarter-final pairings are official following a blistering opening weekend in the 2020 Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup. Expect fireworks next weekend when Dublin and Belfast meet head-on twice over for a place in the final four. UCD take on 2017 champions St. Mary’s University College following hard-fought wins over Ulster University and Maynooth University, respectively. While, DCU survived a potential …

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“The Biggest Thing Is Free-Taking, Anyone Is A Free-Taker Now”

Mayo have long been one of the most dominant forces in Gaelic football boasting some of the game’s brightest talents.  Littered with All-Stars such as Higgins, O’Shea, Keegan and Boyle, it was Diarmuid O’Connor who was handed the captaincy at the tender age of 24 last season. The two-time Young Footballer of the Year is a firm favourite with the …

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Farrell Expresses Curiosity & Concern Over GAA’s Advanced Mark

Dessie Farrell dipped his toes into senior inter-county management for the first time yesterday when an experimental Dublin side fell to a 1-13 to 3-6 defeat to Longford in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final. With mass media attention circling the game, column inches got what they wanted as Farrell made 23 substitutions during the game while referee Alan Coyne needed an …

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Five Players To Watch In The Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup

The Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup kicks into gear this weekend with a feast of college action taking place up and down the country. The highly prestigious third-level competition brings together talent from all over the country who set their county rivalries aside in pursuit of silverware alongside their fellow alumni. Throughout the years the Sigerson Cup has featured the game’s …

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Sportsground & RDS To Receive €10m Grant From Government

The first wave of government funding under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF) was announced today with Connacht Rugby and Leinster Rugby set to receive €10m for stadium redevelopments.  In total, 25 different projects are to receive funding of various amounts with the total expenditure amounting to €77.4m. While the project funding has been announced, all grants are …

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Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup

First Class Rivals: From Opposing Captains To College Teammates

In association with    When we think of January football, the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup is the first thing that springs to mind. While most other players are being put through their preseason paces, the GAA’s top young footballers are preparing to battle it out for All-Ireland honours and the opportunity to place themselves into a unique club. The prestigious …

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Cluxton & Connolly Both Set To Continue Playing With Dublin

Dessie Farrell gave his first press briefing on Friday morning with the new Dublin manager confirming that six-time All-Ireland winning captain Stephen Cluxton will return to the set-up in 2020. There had been speculation surrounding Cluxton’s future given the surprise nature of Jim Gavin’s resignation coupled with the fact that the current Footballer of the Year recently turned 38. Farrell …

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Aaron Molloy Selected At 16th Overall In MLS Draft

Aaron Molloy has been selected by the Portland Timbers at 16th overall in the 2020 MLS Draft. Dublin native, Molloy, who is the son of League of Ireland legend Trevor, first moved to the United States in 2016 where he took up a position with Keiser University. The Dubliner was then picked up by the more prestigious Penn State University …

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Mark Collins Hoping Cork Can Drag Themselves Out Of The Doldrums

With changes to the football championship structures coming into effect in 2020 the Allianz Leagues have become more crucial than ever before. With only the top 16 teams guaranteed to compete for All-Ireland honours, more emphasis has been placed on Division two and three of the league as the final standings in both dictate who will be competing in the …

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Diarmuid O’Connor Buoyed By Returning Mayo Legends

Diarmuid O’Connor is looking forward to getting his sixth season with Mayo underway having recently returned from an extended break ahead of the Allianz Leagues.  Mayo have a tough start if they are to retain their Division One title with Donegal (away) and Dublin (home) proving to be formidable opposition in the opening two weeks. However, before all of that, …

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