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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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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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Pat Fenlon Believes A System Overhaul Is Needed In Irish Football

Despite all the debate around who the next Ireland manager should be, Pat Fenlon believes the bigger issue at hand is the overall state of the game in the country. The legendary League of Ireland manager believes that we need to completely overhaul the system and develop an industry that can provide a platform for football to grow in Ireland. …

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Rachael Ostovich: “Husband Punched Me Repeatedly During Attack”

UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich has claimed that her husband, Arnold Berdon attacked her on November 18, leaving her hospitalised.  Rachael Ostovich described the frightening scene as she attempted to obtain a restraining order following the vicious attack. In her petition, as reported by TMZ, she claims that Berdon punched her repeatedly on the head, face, and ribs, before making her fall …

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Martin O’Neill Has Resigned As Republic of Ireland Manager

News broke this morning that the Republic of Ireland management team of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have resigned following Monday night’s drab 0-0 draw with Denmark.  The former Celtic manager took over in 2013 and immediately appointed the Manchester United legend as his assistant. A move that, at the time was seen as the dream ticket for Irish football …

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