Home Michael Corry (page 20)

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
gaa league versus championship

Corry’s Corner: Stop Saying “It’s Only The League” When It’s All We’ve Got

The Allianz Football League is underway and what an opening weekend it was. With all eyes firmly fixed on Dublin and Kerry, the nation’s top two in GAA HQ, there were exhilarating games and exciting performances up and down the country. James Durcan’s last-minute piledriver saved Mayo’s blushes in Ballybofey. Leitrim put all the naysayers back in their boxes in …

Read More »
ronan steede

Ronan Steede Handed Galway Senior Debut At 28-Years-Old

Corofin made history ten days ago by becoming the first club side ever to win three successive All-Ireland senior football titles when they defeated Kilcoo at Croke Park. In what was a scrappy game overall, Kilcoo will have walked away with regrets knowing that Corofin were there for the taking on a cold day in HQ. The Galway men performed …

Read More »
callum robinson

West Brom Announce Loan Signing Of Ireland’s Callum Robinson

West Brom have announced the loan signing of Irish striker Callum Robinson from Sheffield United as they look for promotion from the Championship. Robinson joins the Baggies until the end of the season with the club sitting in the promotion places in the second tier, with the 24-year-old set to add to their attacking options. West Brom have been out …

Read More »
ed woodward attack

Man Utd Will Ban Supporters Involved In Attack Of Ed Woodward’s Home

Manchester United have issued a strong statement after the home of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was reportedly attacked by fans on Tuesday night. On the eve of United’s League Cup semi-final second-leg with rivals Manchester City, it is believed that between 20 and 30 fans reportedly threw flares at Woodward’s house. Since the attack, the club have released a statement …

Read More »
shane long

Shane Long Explains How He Chose Soccer Over Hurling

We all know by now that Shane Long used to play hurling. His exploits in the GAA’s small-ball code have been well documented since his meteoric rise from Cork City teenager to Premier League star. The Gortnahoe-Glengoole man played two years county minor with Tipperary before concentrating on his burgeoning soccer career. Tipperary hurling’s loss was Irish football’s gain as …

Read More »
ireland scotland

Doris Set For Ireland Debut As Murray Retains Place In Starting XV

Andy Farrell has named his Ireland side ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. The big news stemming from Farrell’s first-ever team announcement as head coach is that Munster’s Conor Murray will continue at scrum-half alongside new captain Johnny Sexton while Caelan Doris of Leinster gets the nod at number eight in what will be …

Read More »
peter keane

Peter Keane Happy Heading Home With A Point In The Pocket

Peter Keane was his usual coy self as he addressed the media following Kerry’s entertaining draw with Dublin in the opening round of the Allianz Football League.  The Kerry boss settled into his chair and was immediately pressed on whether it was a point gained or a point dropped for the Kingdom in Croke Park. “I suppose we could look …

Read More »
dublin kerry

Kerry Versus Dublin Always Warms The Heart, Even In Cold Conditions

Dublin 1-19 Kerry 1-19 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. There really is something to be said for Saturday night football. Making the journey through town this evening, there was a sense of optimism flowing through the air as Drumcondra drew closer. Dublin versus Kerry, opening game of the season, under lights and a healthy crowd in HQ, you …

Read More »
ciaran mcdonald

Moran Believes McDonald Addition Is A Huge Boost For Elder Statesmen

Andy Moran believes the addition of Ciaran McDonald to the Mayo backroom team will come as a huge boost to James Horan’s side. The recently-retired Moran feels that Mayo’s more experienced contingent will benefit most from McDonald’s presence in the squad. McDonald is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever wear the Mayo jersey and in his …

Read More »
stephen o'brien

“It Was Disappointing Not To Win It, It Would Have Been A Nice Reward”

“Kerry’s star performer throughout 2019. O’Brien caused continual headaches for opposition teams in the championship and turned the screw when Kerry needed him in the final 15 minutes against Tyrone. Kerry looked like they were heading for the exit until O’Brien’s goal flipped the script. “Touch and go as to whether he will receive an All-Star, such is the competition …

Read More »
UCC Shane Conway Lixnaw

First Class Impact: Lixnaw Delight In Success Of Shane Conway And UCC

In association with  There are no competitions quite like the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships for giving players from so-called ‘weaker counties’ a chance to shine against the best and brightest that hurling has to offer.  In Kerry, the county has become intertwined with Gaelic football since the dawn of time given the county’s huge success rate from underage through …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »
paul geaney

“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 …

Read More »
cork football

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »