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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
ronan clarke

Ronan Clarke Arrived On The Scene When Armagh Needed Him Most

 “Armagh have the best forward in the country in Ronan Clarke,” Ross Carr. The year 2002 saw breakout stars aplenty in the GAA with names likes Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, Stephen Cluxton and Sean Cavanagh all announcing their arrival on the inter-county scene.  However, the breakout star that stood tallest in 2002 defeating all three en route to an All-Ireland title …

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Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day Two

Welcome to day two of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. So, for example, if the clue was, ‘The All-Ireland finals take place here’ the answer would be, ‘Croke Park’. You have five minutes to try …

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Francis Ngannou Scores 20-Second Knockout Win At UFC 249

Francis Ngannou scored a petrifying 20-second knockout win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in front of an almost empty arena at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida. The fight was billed as a clash of two of the most terrifying fighters in the UFC. Ngannou is known for his scary punching power while the previously undefeated Rozenstruik has his fair share of highlight-reel …

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Justin Gaethje Dominates Tony Ferguson But Refuses Interim Title

Justin Gaethje dominated Tony Ferguson in their UFC 249 main event in Jacksonville, Florida en route to being crowned UFC interim-lightweight champion. However, Gaethje promptly removed his first UFC strap moments after the win announcing that he would only accept the real title which is currently held by Khabib Nurmagomedov. Gaethje def. Tony Ferguson, TKO (Punches), 3:39 R5 Ferguson v …

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Dana White Reacts To Jacare Souza’s Positive Covid-19 Test

UFC 249 is being billed as one of the most controversial sporting events of the year given that it’s the only sporting event taking place amidst a global pandemic.  Dana White was already sceptical about cancelling events as he tried in vain to not let Khabib Nurmagomedov versus Tony Ferguson fall through for the fifth time. Another day in Florida …

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gaa trivia challege

Pundit Arena Daily GAA Trivia Challenge – Day One

Welcome to day one of Pundit Arena’s daily GAA trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. So, for example, if the clue was, ‘The All-Ireland finals take place here’ the answer would be, ‘Croke Park’. You have five minutes …

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fury joshua

Andy Lee Predicts Outcome Of Potential Fury/Joshua Showdown

Andy Lee has weighed in on the potential undisputed heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. The former WBO middleweight champion claims that Fury is mentally stronger than his fellow Briton and that a potential bout between the pair would be one-sided in Fury’s favour. Fury is due to face Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight while Joshua …

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alan brogan

Alan Brogan On The Player He Benchmarked Himself Against

Alan Brogan was a once in a generation type of footballer whose career spanned two generations that are seemingly polar opposite. While the ‘noughties’ mirrored Gaelic football’s traditional method of kick and chase, the 2010s era ushered in a more controlled possession-based game that turned many spectators off. The Dublin legend’s career crossed over both decades and while he rode …

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munster crusaders

“There Is An Appetite – Munster v The Crusaders Sounds Pretty Cool”

Sam Whitelock has admitted his intrigue surrounding the possibility of southern hemisphere clubs facing their northern hemisphere rivals under the global rugby strategy mooted by Sir Bill Beaumont. Beaumont was re-appointed World Rugby chairman on Sunday with an annual cross-hemisphere tournament proving to be one of his main goals. If implemented, this would mean Japan and Fiji join the Rugby …

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tennis ireland

Tennis Ireland Paving The Way For All Types Of Athletes

“What we always try and say, our philosophy would be to try and give people a better life through tennis,” Richard Fahey, CEO Tennis Ireland. In these somewhat precarious times, a half-hour spent chatting to Richard Fahey on a sprightly Wednesday morning is enough to make anyone forget the worries and the stresses that come with a pandemic.  By the …

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david gough

David Gough Not Willing To Return Until Vaccine Made Available

David Gough has said he will not return to referee Gaelic football matches until a vaccine is made available for Covid-19. Whilst the season has been suspended due to the ongoing health crisis, last Friday it was announced that games could return by July 20 under the roadmap outlined by the Government. While Leo Varadkar outlined on the Late Late …

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david clifford

David Clifford Names Toughest Ever Opponent

David Clifford is probably the most intriguing footballer in Ireland. Marked out from before he was old enough to drive as a star in the making, the Kingdom captain has done nothing to dampen those expectations following two highly successful debut seasons playing senior inter-county football. The Kerry forward is already recognised as one of the best players in the …

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mike brown

MMA Coach On The Big Disadvantage While Training Under Lockdown

With a worldwide pandemic bringing an end to sport, for now, the UFC is attempting to keep the beacons of Gondor lit for fans around the world.  MMA’s premier organisation has scheduled three cards over the space of seven days starting on May, 10 with the interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje kicking off proceedings next …

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