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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
canelo kovalev

Canelo Crowned Four-Weight World Champion After Flattening Kovalev

Canelo Álvarez cemented his spot at the top of the world’s best pound-for-pound pugilists by flattening Sergey Kovalev to claim the WBO light heavyweight title in Las Vegas. The Mexican stepped up two whole weight classes to face heavy hitter Kovalev. The fight may have lacked the action that fans desired from two of the game’s greats with the crowd …

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stephen cluxton

Cluxton Ready To Step Aside But Decision Won’t Be Made Until January

Long-serving Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton has been named the PwC Footballer of the Year for 2019 following the sky blues successful bid for five-in-a-row. The Parnells club man was in top form for Jim Gavin’s side throughout the season, arguably his best campaign in a number of years, beating out teammates Con O’Callaghan and Jack McCaffrey to the gong. Having …

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gaethje mcgregor

Justin Gaethje Goads Conor McGregor For Being Scared To Fight Him

Who is going to be the man that welcomes Conor McGregor back to the UFC Octagon? With the Dubliner announcing his comeback date for January 2020, speculation is mounting as to who his, as of yet unnamed, opponent is. UFC veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone seems to be the front-runner but one other lightweight contender is making a lot of noise… …

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conor mcgregor

Conor McGregor Fined After Pleading Guilty To Assault

Conor McGregor has pleaded guilty to assault after appearing in court for the second time in relation to an incident at a Dublin pub earlier this year. The MMA star has since been hit with a €1000 fine after footage of the assault was caught on CCTV. He arrived at Dublin District Court shortly after 10 am. It was his …

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richard keogh

Richard Keogh Reportedly Sacked For Not Wearing A Seatbelt

The Richard Keogh saga continues after reports emerged that the Republic of Ireland international was sacked by Derby for not wearing a seatbelt in the car accident that led to two of his teammates’ arrests. On Tuesday evening, the club announced that they have terminated Keogh’s contract “with immediate effect for gross misconduct.” The former Derby captain suffered a serious …

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ireland new balance

New Balance Unveil Ireland Home Kit For 2019/2020 Season

New Balance have unveiled the new Ireland home kit ahead of the 2019/2020 season as both the girls and boys in green set their sights on qualification for the European Championships. This kit officially launches “Through It All”, New Balance’s campaign for the year, which aims to encapsulate the devoted and loyal spirit of Ireland’s legendary fans. The jersey is …

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katie taylor

Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Katie Taylor’s Date With Destiny

The fighting pride of Ireland returns to the ring on Saturday as the undisputed lightweight champion of the world, Katie Taylor, attempts to become a two-weight world champion. The Bray pugilist will attempt to further cement her legacy as Ireland’s greatest ever boxer with a win over Christina Linardatou in Manchester. It marks the first fight for Taylor since defeating …

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county final

First-Time Winners, Second Replays & Six Halves Of Hurling

Nine county senior champions were crowned this weekend in yet another dramatic weekend of club action. There was a first-time winner in Leinster while up north, a second replay has been organised for the Ulster champions. Meanwhile, in the small ball, the All-Ireland champions were in action while across the water, one final needed six halves of hurling to decide …

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michael carruth

Michael Carruth: “I’m Hoping This Is Her Last Fight”

“As the old cliche says, thousands upon thousands of punches can make a career. One can end it.” There’s no sport quite as cutthroat as boxing with the life of a pugilist more often than not being one of struggle and strife. It takes years of blood, sweat and tears to reach the top but only one defeat to plummet …

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james mccourt

Meet The Cousin Of Garry Ringrose Who Shocked The World Last Week

While Saturday past may not have been a highlight reel moment for Garry Ringrose, it most certainly was for his cousin James McCourt. Shortly after Ireland were humbled by the All Blacks in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final, the University of Illinois kicker made headlines worldwide when his last gasp 39-yard field goal gave his side victory over Big Ten …

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rory mcilroy

Rory McIlroy Confirms He Has Committed To Ireland For Tokyo 2020

Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will represent Ireland at next year’s Olympic Games claiming it was an easy decision to make as soon as he stopped worrying about “trying not to upset anyone”. McIlroy, who is eligible to represent both the UK & Ireland, withdrew from the Rio Games in 2016 citing issues over the Zika virus. However, many …

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