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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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Chris Henry Details Battle With Stroke And Return To Rugby

Former Ulster and Ireland international, Chris Henry, sat down for an exclusive chat with Pundit Arena recently where he recalled the daunting experience of suffering a stroke prior to a test match with South Africa. Astonishingly, Henry battled back from the harrowing experience and returned to professional rugby in time to make the final cut for Joe Schmidt’s squad at …

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Steven Poacher: “There Is A Person Behind The Coach”

Steven Poacher has made a lot of headlines over the past two years, some of it good, some of it bad. However, what many may not know about the Newry native is that the hours he puts into Gaelic Games is unparalleled. Poacher recently took up a post with Lismore Comprehensive. A great school by all accounts but not a …

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Allianz Hurling League Talking Points Heading Into this Weekend

The Allianz Hurling League returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures following a rain-soaked Sunday forced the cancellation of a number of key games last weekend. The fixture list has been thrown into chaos after last week’s weather mishap meaning that this weekend will see a number of Round Five ties played, as well as the first of …

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O’Connor & Dolan Call Upon GAA To Adopt Two-Tier Championship

As Dublin continue to dominate Gaelic football and only a few strongholds like Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone etc. looking capable of challenging them in the near future. Is it time we adopted a two-tier championship? Everybody has an opinion on where the future of Gaelic Games lies, but when it comes to whether we should adopt a two-tier championship, it’s probably …

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Week In GAA: Hurling Fixture Chaos & Healy Defects To Mourneabbey

Footballers around the country get a moment to relax this week as the Allianz Football League goes into hibernation, meanwhile, the hurling takes centre-stage, but not the quarter-final ties as originally planned.  Here is the pick of the news from around the GAA world this week. ___ Allianz Hurling League Fixture Crisis. On Monday, the GAA announced that last weekend’s …

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Sean Cronin Dropped From Ireland Six Nations Squad To Face France

Joe Schmidt has named a 37-man squad for Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations game against France in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.  The big news stemming from the squad announcement is that Sean Cronin has been left out of the squad in favour of Ulster’s Rob Herring. Leinster out-half, Ross Byrne, returns to the squad following his exclusion from the opening …

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GAA Stock Watch: Gallagher On The Up While Geezer Takes A Tumble

Following another epic weekend of Allianz Football League action we now get a clearer picture of how the four divisions are shaping up ahead of the final two fixtures. There were plenty of talking points following the weekend’s action. Sligo are now a confirmed Division 4 team following an eight-point defeat to Westmeath. Leitrim and Derry are going in the …

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Mickey Burke: Playing Both Codes Can Become Fashionable Again

Versatile Meath man, Mickey “The Honeybadger” Burke, has been representing Meath footballers since 2004 and is the last remaining link to Sean Boylan. Since his debut under county royalty, he’s always been ahead of the curve. While it’s not uncommon these days to see players covered in tattoos, Burke donned the ink up and down his arm long before having …

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Allianz Football League Four Players To Watch In Round Five

A lot can happen in Round Five of the Allianz Football League as a county’s entire season can sway on one result this weekend. Round Four saw some classy performances. Peter Harte was majestic in Tyrone’s win over Monaghan, Evan Comerford came of age and Donal O’Hare fired Down to the top of the league with a hat-trick. The leagues …

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Despite Vast Experience Clonduff Leaning On Youth Ahead Of Final

Despite having 10 representatives on the Down camogie panel, Clonduff may be looking to their younger camogs for peace and serenity ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland intermediate club final.  For those 10 this Sunday is almost like returning to the scene of a crime after their last outing in Croke Park ended in a heartbreaking All-Ireland intermediate final defeat to …

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