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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

Stephen Ireland On The Two Managers He Didn’t Get On With

Stephen Ireland is viewed by many as one of Ireland’s most gifted yet unfulfilled footballers. Despite playing alongside players such as Carlos Tevez, Patrick Viera and Vincent Kompany, Ireland only ever made six international appearances for the Boys in Green. Various off-field issues have created the narrative that the midfielder is somewhat difficult to work with. However, in a wide-ranging …

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Joe Brolly Replaced By RTÉ For All-Ireland Final Replay

RTÉ will replace Joe Brolly for this Saturday’s All-Ireland football final replay with Stephen Rochford set to take his place on the panel alongside Ciarán Whelan and Pat Spillane.  As first reported by the Irish Examiner, Rochford, who previously managed Mayo and is currently part of the Donegal management team, impressed while on punditry duty during last month’s All-Ireland semi-final …

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Stephen Ireland Opens Up On Exile From Irish National Side

Professional footballer Stephen Ireland has opened up on his exile from the Republic of Ireland national side. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with Sam Lee of The Athletic, the former Manchester City midfielder spoke at length about the early days of his career, his fallout with various managers and his low-key lifestyle. However, what was most interesting was Ireland speaking …

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Former Tipperary All-Ireland Winner Confirmed As New Antrim Manager

Darren Gleeson has been named as the new Antrim hurling manager. The 2016 All-Ireland winning goalkeeper has been involved with the Antrim hurling squad for the past two seasons where current Premier boss Liam Sheedy also worked in an advisory role. Gleeson, who retired in 2017 after winning two All-Ireland’s with Tipperary, was officially ratified as Antrim’s new senior hurling …

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Irish Athlete Craig Lynch Tragically Dies Aged 29

Irish athlete Craig Lynch has died in a car accident. His club, Shercock AC released a statement via social media announcing that Lynch had tragically passed away. “Following the tragic death of Craig Lynch, one of our most talented athletes, in a car accident last night, our thoughts and sympathies are with his parents, brothers, sisters, daughter, fiancée and all …

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Rory Best Holds Back Tears As He Reflects On Final Home Game

Rory Best started in 2005 coming on as a sub against New Zealand to take up his position in the scrum alongside his brother, Simon. While it’s not over just quite yet the end is most definitely approaching for the Ulster man who made his final appearance at the Aviva Stadium in Ireland’s 19-10 win over Wales this afternoon. The …

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Dan Biggar Displays Ultimate Show Of Sportsmanship At The Aviva

Ireland and Wales are in the midst of a heated battle at the Aviva Stadium as the two sides round off their summer warm-up series before heading to the World Cup in Japan. Ireland looked the better side throughout the majority of the first half despite, again, losing two of their own lineouts. Rob Kearney opened the scoring for Ireland …

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Eddie O’Sullivan Weighs In On Devin Toner Debate

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan has weighed in on the debate surrounding Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squad. The Leinster lock, capped 67 times for Ireland, was the shock omission from Joe Schmidt’s squad earlier this week and the decision has divided the nation in the lead up to the World Cup. Before today’s final warm-up …

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Jon Walters Hits Back At Roy Keane’s Scathing Criticism

Jon Walters wonders why anyone listens to Roy Keane anymore after the former Ireland captain made controversial comments about him earlier this week. The pair have a strained relationship dating back to Keane’s spell as manager of Ipswich and Walters subsequent exit from the club in 2010. More recently, it was highly documented that the pair had an argument in …

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Dunphy On Keane – “He’s a Pathetic, Grumpy Old Man”

Eamon Dunphy has hit out at Roy Keane following the former Ireland captain’s controversial comments earlier this week. The former Manchester United captain was the main guest at an Off The Ball event earlier this week and proceeded to air his views on a varying range of topics ranging from Alex Ferguson to Jason McAteer. However, it was Keane’s comments …

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Ireland In Position To Go Top Of Rugby’s World Rankings

Ireland will go top of the World Rugby rankings if they defeat Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. As it turns out both Ireland and Warren Gatland’s Welsh side are capable of leap-frogging New Zealand into first place as we countdown towards the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The All Blacks currently sit atop the rankings having regained it …

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Weight Of Expectation May Have Stunted Kerry Hero’s Growth

Kerry were on the ropes last weekend as the minutes ticked down towards the end of the All-Ireland final. Five points down with 15 minutes remaining, it looked as though Dublin would cruise home in a predictable fashion. However, the game was soon flipped on its head. Shane Ryan batted away Paddy Small’s effort before Tommy Walsh flicked the ball …

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Donaghy & O’Mahony To Take Charge Of Tralee IT

Kieran Donaghy has taken his first steps into management with Tralee IT with former Kerry teammate Aidan O’Mahony named on his coaching ticket.  Donaghy has been appointed joint-manager alongside Liam Brosnan who has been at the helm for the last two years. Former All-Star O’Mahony is due to come on board as a selector where he will be joined by …

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David Pocock To Retire From Wallabies Duty Following World Cup

Wallaby flanker David Pocock will retire from international rugby following the World Cup. The 31-year-old will make his 78th Test appearance for Australia on Saturday when he captains the side against Samoa in Parramatta. The destructive flanker announced today however that he will bring the curtain down on his illustrious Wallabies career following this year’s tournament in Japan. The veteran …

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