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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

It’s Newbridge or Nowhere For Mickey Harte This Weekend

Tyrone travel to Newbridge this weekend for their crunch Round 3 qualifier clash with Kildare in an intriguing encounter that could go either way given the current form of both sides.  Mickey Harte’s men had four points to spare over Longford last weekend while Kildare travelled to Belfast and came away with a big win over a plucky Antrim outfit. …

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Gunnar Nelson To Face Thiago Alves At UFC Copenhagen

Gunnar Nelson will make his return at UFC Copenhagen in September where he will face octagon veteran, Thiago Alves. Nelson’s last fight came at UFC London back in March when he dropped a split decision to Englishman, Leon Edwards. The Icelandic welterweight whose record stands at 17-4-1 will look to bounce back from that loss when he takes on UFC …

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O’Mahony: Cavanagh Looking For Headlines With Kerry Assessment

Former Kerry footballer, Aidan O’Mahony, has taken umbrage with Sean Cavanagh’s comments regarding the current state of Kerry football on last week’s edition of The Sunday Game.  The three-time All-Ireland winning Tyrone player claimed that if Kerry were competing in any other province bar Munster that they wouldn’t qualify for the Super 8s. O’Mahony feels that Cavanagh was just looking …

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Corry’s Corner: Dublin Don’t Need Diarmuid Connolly But We Do

Deep down we all knew once the Leinster SFC got underway and Diarmuid Connolly wasn’t in the Dublin panel that the likelihood of him making a grandiose return was slim to none. Despite Jim Gavin’s repeated sentiment that the Dublin camp has a year-round open door policy, once Rory O’Carroll returned on the eve of Championship and Connolly didn’t, the …

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GAA Stock Watch: Spin Doctor Morrissey Pales In Comparison To Cantwell

The Gaelic football provincial series came to a less than dramatic conclusion on Sunday as Dublin collected their ninth Leinster SFC title in a row following a facile 16-point win over Meath. The game followed a less than spectacular finish to a rip-roaring Ulster campaign as Donegal swatted aside the Cavan challenge in Clones to lift their fifth provincial championship …

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Diarmuid Connolly Shipping Up To Boston Once Again

It has been reported that Diarmuid Connolly is shipping up to Boston once again, ending speculation that he may return for Dublin’s drive for five. Connolly is expected to jet out in the coming days after having accepted an offer to join up with Donegal Boston, the side he led to Boston SFC glory last summer. Jim Gavin has repeatedly …

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Pundit Arena’s 2019 Provincial All-Star Awards

The provincial series has ended for another year and with that, it’s time to reflect on what was a strange provincial season overall. As expected, Kerry and Dublin picked up their seventh and ninth provincial crowns in a row. Dublin’s was as challenging (not very) as ever while Cork left us all with a huge smile on our faces Saturday …

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Dublin Sail To Nine-In-A-Row Following Drab Leinster Final Win

Dublin 1-17 Meath 0-4 It wasn’t pretty and neither team were really effective but the game finished as expected with Dublin collecting their ninth Delaney Cup in a row. Meath kicked an awful lot of wides on a day where they stayed within touching distance fo Dublin until they ultimately showed their class and pulled away in the final quarter …

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Jim Gavin Keeps Faith With Fifteen For Leinster SFC Final

Jim Gavin has named his side ahead of this afternoon’s Leinster SFC final against Meath in Croke Park. The starting fifteen is unchanged from Dublin’s 15-point semi-final victory over Kildare two week’s ago. Dublin’s attack will be spearheaded by Paul Mannion and Cormac Costello who shot 0-15 between them against Cian O’Neill’s side. They are joined up front by Niall …

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Leitrim GAA Should Be Proud Of Stellar 2019 Season

The 2019 GAA season will go down in memory for a lot of reasons.  Mayo ending a hoodoo of nine straight Croke Park final defeats, Galway’s mid-summer exit one week after beating Kilkenny, Cavan’s run to a first Ulster final in 18 years, Carlow’s participation in the Liam MacCarthy Cup and who can forget the incoming five-in-a-row, something that looks …

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Malachy O’Rourke Resigns Following Monaghan’s Shock Exit

Malachy O’Rourke has stepped down as Monaghan boss after seven seasons in charge following their All-Ireland qualifier exit to Armagh in Clones. After reaching their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 year’s in 2018, Monaghan endured a difficult 2019. They barely survived the drop in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League before falling to arch-rivals Cavan in the opening round …

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All-Ireland Qualifiers: Armagh Stun Monaghan In Clones

Less than a year after reaching their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years, Monaghan have exited the Championship before July after defeat to Armagh in their All-Ireland qualifier clash in Clones. It was seen as the tie of the round following Armagh’s narrow Ulster semi-final replay loss to Cavan two week’s ago. Monaghan laboured to a win against Fermanagh on …

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