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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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All-Star Nominee Daniel Flynn Opts Out Of Kildare Squad For 2019

Daniel Flynn has opted out of the Kildare panel for 2019 as Cian O’Neill announced his squad for the upcoming O’Byrne Cup.  Full-forward, Flynn was nominated for an All-Star this year off the back of some impressive performances for the Lilywhites and news of his exclusion will come as a huge blow for Kildare as they seek to bounce straight …

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Kevin Cassidy: “It’s The Proudest Moment Of My Life”

Kevin Cassidy described Gaoth Dobhair’s Ulster final triumph on Sunday as the proudest moment of his life. Only two years ago the former All-Star retired from club duty before being enticed back into the fold. His decision to return has now been rewarded after the Donegal club collected their maiden Ulster title, defeating Scotstown in Healy Park, Omagh. “It’s unbelievable, …

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Tony Galvin Believes Declan Rice Could Captain Ireland Within Two Years

Tony Galvin was born in England and represented England schoolboys before going on to win 29 caps for the Republic of Ireland, which included a game against England at Euro ’88. However, the Huddersfield native can’t quite understand the predicament that West Ham’s Declan Rice finds himself in regarding his own international future. “I can’t see his predicament, because I think …

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Boxing’s Future Hangs In Balance Ahead Of 2020 Olympic Games

Boxing is currently fighting for its Olympic future as top officials decide whether to punish the sport’s governing body, which is on the ropes over finances, judging and its controversial leader. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made clear that boxing’s future at the Tokyo 2020 Games could be facing a knockout blow amid serious concerns over governance at the …

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Anderson Silva Reveals He Was In Talks To Fight Conor McGregor

It was announced this week that Anderson Silva will face Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 in February. However, ‘The Spider’ has revealed that he was in talks about facing Conor McGregor before his fight in Melbourne was confirmed. The former pound-for-pound told ESPN that he was in talks with the UFC about a fight with Conor McGregor, after the Dubliner called …

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Most Attacked Sports Club In Ireland Guns For Maiden Ulster Crown

This Saturday in Armagh, North Belfast club, Naomh Éanna will take to the field against Cavan’s Mullahoran for the right to call themselves Ulster champions.  However, it is difficult to talk about the success of this Naomh Éanna side without reflecting on the history of the club which is situated in Glengormley, a once predominantly Unionist area of Northern Ireland. …

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Spanish Footballer Breaks Silence Regarding Ballybrack Death Fiasco

The Leinster Senior Football League is making headlines around the world today after Ballybrack FC falsely reported that one of their players died in a car accident last week in order to get a game postponed.  In a Facebook post that has since been deleted, Ballybrack wrote that Fernando LaFuente had “passed away Friday morning after a tragic accident on Thursday …

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Liam Brady: The Absence Of Brian Kerr In Irish Football Is ‘Disgraceful’

Irish football has found itself at a crossroads. As the current situation stands, Martin O’Neill’s gone, Mick McCarthy’s back and Stephen Kenny will take over in two years… Make of that what you will. The real problem though is not the managerial merry-go-round. The problem’s come from the grassroots right up through the entire system. On a domestic level, Irish …

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Andy Moran Confirms Mayo Availability For 2019

Some good news coming out of Mayo this morning as it has been confirmed that Andy Moran is to continue playing with the senior footballers in 2019. Moran’s decision to continue his inter-county career comes after James Horan extended an invitation to the former ‘Footballer of the Year’ who admits he ‘had no hesitation’ accepting Horan’s request. James Horan, who …

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Rory Best Backs Andy Farrell To Thrive As Ireland Head Coach

The IRFU yesterday confirmed that Joe Schmidt will step down as Ireland head coach after the 2019 World Cup in Japan, and will be replaced by current defence coach Andy Farrell. It is seen as a smart appointment by the IRFU given that Farrell has made a huge contribution to this current Ireland squad over the last two and a half …

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Gianluca Vialli: “I Hope My Story Can Inspire People”

Former Chelsea striker and manager Gianluca Vialli revealed on Monday that he has been battling cancer for the past year. Vialli, 54, who also scored 16 goals in 59 games for Italy and is now a popular TV pundit, told Italian daily Corriere della Sera that he hoped that his story would “inspire people”. “I’m fine now, very well indeed,” …

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Nucifora And IRFU Laud ‘World Class’ Andy Farrell

The IRFU confirmed this morning that Andy Farrell will take over as Irish rugby’s head coach following Joe Schmidt’s decision to step down after next year’s World Cup in Japan.  Andy Farrell brings a wealth of experience to the role having coached both the Ireland and England national sides, as well as the British and Irish Lions. Farrell has been …

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Stuart Lancaster Will Reportedly Also Be On Irish Coaching Ticket

Andy Farrell is to replace Joe Schmidt as Ireland’s head coach after the IRFU announced the New Zealander’s intentions to leave the role after 2019 World Cup in Japan.  Farrell was touted as the best candidate to take over from Schmidt, and the appointment is seen as a seamless transition given his role within the Ireland set-up to date. The English …

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