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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
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Bizarre Own Goal Gifts Northern Ireland Half-Time Lead

Northern Ireland lead Luxembourg 1-0 at half-time in their international friendly thanks to one of the most bizarre own goals you are likely to see. The two sides clash this evening in Windsor Park with the Belfast crowd expecting a win against the European minnows. Michael O’Neill’s side took in a slender 1-0 lead at the break thanks to a …

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“I Don’t See Anyone Clamouring For Him To Be In The Squad”

Ireland’s crunch Euro 2020 qualifying clash with Switzerland has just gotten underway as the ‘Boys in Green’ look to extend their lead atop Group D. Despite picking up 10 points from a possible 12 so far Ireland have looked devoid of options up front at times and have lacked a serious goal threat. Mick McCarthy named four strikers in his …

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RTÉ Analysts Change Their Tune Following All-Ireland Final

Ciarán Wheland Joe Brolly have both retracted statements following Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. The match in Croke Park took on a life of its own as Gaelic football’s biggest rivalry penned yet another excellent chapter in their neverending saga. The big call on the day was referee David Gough’s decision to send off Jonny Cooper for …

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FAI Confirm Limerick FC Are Under Investigation Around Betting Issues

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) confirmed on Wednesday evening that it is investigating unusual betting patterns around Limerick FC’s recent FAI Cup game away to Sligo Rovers. Limerick were leading 2-0 before the Premier Division side fought back to win 6-2 on a night where Limerick finished with eight players. The FAI have confirmed that the investigation into the …

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Corry’s Corner: From The Car To The Party Bus & Back Again

August 8, 2008 Joe Kernan’s Armagh are Ulster Champions for the seventh time in ten seasons. However, with just one All-Ireland title to their name, there’s a feeling of last chance saloon as they rock up to Croke Park to take on Wexford in an All-Ireland quarter-final. The Orchard County are heavy favourites and the game seems to be going …

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Graham Rowntree Outlines The Reason He Is Joining Munster

Incoming Munster coach Graham Rowntree has spoken publicly about how his move to the southern province came to fruition. The former British and Irish Lions coach will link up with Johann van Graan following the departure of Jerry Flannery as forwards coach at the end of last season. Ex-Wallaby out-half Stephen Larkham will also be coming on board where he …

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Cris Cyborg Ends UFC Run To Sign With Bellator

Former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has ended her free agency and officially signed with Bellator MMA. Bellator president Scott Coker made the announcement on Tuesday claiming that Cyborg had signed the ‘biggest contract in women’s MMA history’. “I have worked with countless athletes over my thirty-plus years of promoting combat sports, but there is no one quite like Cyborg,” …

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Former Derry Star On Rory Gallagher Managerial Ticket

Rory Gallagher has been appointed manager of the Derry senior football side just two months after stepping down from his native Fermanagh. Gallagher’s management team will include Ciaran Meenagh and Enda Muldoon, the former Derry All-Star who won an All-Ireland with his club Ballinderry. Gallagher spent the last two seasons in charge of Fermanagh where he guided the Erne County …

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All-Ireland Deep-Dive: How Brian Howard Makes Dublin Tick

The superlatives surrounding this current Dublin team seem neverending such is the guile and grace with which they play Gaelic football.  Stephen Cluxton is quite simply, the greatest goalkeeper Gaelic Games have ever seen while Jack McCaffrey’s style of play shares characteristics with a thoroughbred stallion racing home at Aintree for differing reasons. Michael Darragh MacAuley and Brian Fenton have …

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Huw Jones The Shock Exclusion As Scotland Name World Cup Squad

Huw Jones is the shock exclusion from the Scotland squad officially announced by Gregor Townsend earlier today.  The Glasgow Warriors centre has scored 10 tries in 22 international appearances but has ultimately paid the price after a recent dip in form. Jones made an impressive start to his Test career with Scotland scoring notable tries in some big games but …

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Joe Schmidt Hits Back At Agustin Pichot Criticism Of Kleyn Selection

Joe Schmidt has responded to Agustin Pichot after the World Rugby Vice-Chairman expressed his disappointment at Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s World Cup squad. The Leinster lock was the shock exclusion from Schmidt’s squad announcement yesterday after it was confirmed that South African born Munster second-row Jean Kleyn had been selected in his stead. Kleyn only qualified for Irish selection …

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Kevin Walsh Steps Down As Galway Manager

Kevin Walsh has stepped down from his role as manager of the Galway senior football side.  The news was confirmed today by Galway GAA that Walsh has stepped down from the role after five seasons in charge of the Tribesmen. Galway qualified for the Allianz League final and won the Connacht Championship in 2018 before going on to contest an …

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Séamus McEnaney Returns To Monaghan Hot Seat

Séamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney has returned to his native Monaghan for a second stint as Farney boss after being ratified at a County Committee meeting on Monday. McEnaney was in the role between 2004 to 2010 when he led the county to two All-Ireland quarter-finals. He returns for his second stint as manager following the departure of Malachy O’Rourke who stepped …

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Peter Keane’s Glass Half Full Following Missed Opportunity

It was a heroic performance by Kerry in yesterday’s All-Ireland final and while they live to fight another day, ultimately they came up short. They had Dublin on the ropes but could not strike the killer blow as Jim Gavin’s charges rescued a draw. They could have clinched the five-in-a-row had Dean Rock slotted over a difficult free with the …

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Gavin Disappointed But Insists Weight Of Expectation Not An Excuse

Jim Gavin was visibly disappointed as he entered the press room yesterday following Dublin’s draw with Kerry in the All-Ireland final.  The Dublin manager was his usual coy-self, sprinkled with a little touch of frustration as Dublin had it, then lost it, before nearly having it again. Gavin admitted he was disappointed with the Dublin performance but pleased with the …

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Player Ratings As Dublin Survive Kerry Onslaught

It finished 1-16 to 1-16 meaning Kerry and Dublin will have to do it all again in two week’s time in Croke Park.  In what was an excellent and enthralling game from start to finish both sides have excellent performers across the pitch. Here are our player ratings following an amazing All-Ireland final. Dublin Stephen Cluxton – 8 A couple …

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