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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

Andrew Brace Named As IRFU’s Sole Official For Rugby World Cup

IRFU referee, Andrew Brace, has been selected in the 23-man match day officials squad ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan.  The 30-year-old has been named as one of seven assistant referees selected for the tournament which begins on September 20, 2019. ‘Team 21’ – the 21st tournament team – comprises of 12 referees, seven assistant referees and …

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Mick McCarthy Names 30-Man Ireland Squad For Portugal Training Camp

Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy, has named a 30-man squad for their upcoming training camp in Portugal ahead of June’s Euro 2020 qualifying games with Denmark and Gibraltar. Following his stunning Premier League debut for Bournemouth this past weekend, Kildare native, Mark Travers, has been named alongside regular number one, Darren Randolph and Kieran O’Hara, the Manchester United shot-stopper currently on …

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The Butler Brothers – Born In London, Raised On Gaelic Games

Speaking to both Killian and Philip Butler you have to pinch yourself and remember that you are speaking to two devout Gaels. Such are their London accents, it is easy to forget that these boys are Irish to the core.  Born and raised in Greenford, the Butler brothers are key figures within the Tír Chonaill Gaels club, the current London …

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Derek McGrath On Training Camps, Punditry & Dealing With Mental Health

Derek McGrath agrees with his Waterford successor, Paraic Fanning, that the GAA need to focus their attention elsewhere rather than trying to ban training camps. Earlier this week, Fanning voiced his displeasure at the GAA’s ruling to prohibit foreign training camps from next year onwards. Waterford recently returned from a five-day stint in Portugal and Fanning described the change in …

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Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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Burke And Silke Return For Galway As Walsh Hands Out Three Debuts

Corofin duo Ian Burke and Liam Silke return to the Galway starting XV for this weekend’s trip to Ruislip where they will face London in the opening round of the Connacht Championship.  Kevin Walsh had to make do without the Corofin contingent throughout the Allianz Football League as they powered their way to a second All-Ireland club title in a …

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Joe Canning: It’s Stupid Talk To Look Beyond Leinster

Joe Canning knows his championship season could be over before it gets started following a groin injury sustained in Galway’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Waterford. The former hurler of the year has been ruled out for up to 16 weeks after undergoing surgery and while that would leave him open to a return around mid to late July. Canning …

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Gaelic Football To Take A Back Seat As RTÉ Announce Live Schedule

In case you were under any illusion that Gaelic football is still the viewing choice of Gaels around the country, RTÉ are here to tell you otherwise.  The national broadcaster today released their schedule ahead of this summers provincial championships with hurling set to dominate our TV screens until the end of June. RTÉ will only broadcast just five Gaelic …

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John O’Shea To Bring Curtain Down On Fabulous Career

After five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, Champions League and 118 international caps, John O’Shea will bow out of professional football at the end of the season.  The former Republic of Ireland captain’s club, Reading, announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday, the centre back’s 38th birthday. O’Shea will bow out following Reading’s final league game with Birmingham City …

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Ladies Championship Game In Laois Abandoned Following Mass Brawl

Shocking scenes ensued during a ladies club championship game in Laois on Monday night after a mass brawl left one player hospitalised with a suspected broken nose. According to Laois Today, the intermediate championship match between Graiguecullen and St Paul’s was abandoned following the incident. The incident occurred during the second half of Monday’s clash. Last year’s finalists, Graiguecullen led …

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Kerry Don’t Fear Dublin Completing The Five-In-A-Row

The Dublin senior footballers stand on the brink of history as the 2019 All-Ireland Championship looms.  The ‘drive for five’ is underway and all anybody can talk about is whether Jim Gavin’s men can complete something that has never been done before in Gaelic Games. The great Kilkenny hurling team of the late 2000s couldn’t complete the five, nor could …

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Owen Mulligan: London Camp On The Same Level As Tyrone

The All-Ireland Championship kicks into gear this weekend when London welcome Galway to McGovern Park, Ruislip, for the quarter-final of the Connacht Senior Football Championship. It’s a tough ask for London taking on last year’s All-Ireland semi-finalists with former player, Owen Mulligan, admitting as much. However, the Tyrone legend was adamant in his assessment that there is no difference between …

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Dublin Handed Huge Boost With Return Of Rory O’Carroll

Dublin have received a huge boost on the eve of the championship with the news that Rory O’Carroll has rejoined the panel. The three-time All-Ireland winner left Ireland following Dublin’s Sam Maguire cup success in 2015 opting to spend the past three seasons travelling and working in New Zealand. Despite Dublin’s continued dominance, O’Carroll’s absence left a huge hole in …

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