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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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Stoke City Match Stopped Following Sectarian Abuse Aimed At McClean

Stoke City’s Skybet Championship clash with Huddersfield Town was called to a stop this afternoon when James McClean was subjected to abusive chanting from the stands. Huddersfield Town have confirmed that they are to investigate claims of sectarian abuse aimed at the Irish international after the winger reported such to match referee James Linington. Linington stopped play in the 64th …

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micheal o muircheartaigh

How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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leitrim

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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shane hogan

Shane Hogan Looking To Inspire A Generation Of Native New Yorkers

For the New York Gaelic football squad, Sunday’s Connacht Championship encounter with Mayo presents an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the greatest sides of a generation. Nobody is giving them a hope in hell of winning and why should they, the last time James Horan’s side came stateside they left with a comprehensive victory. However, since then, New …

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Lurgan

How One Divided Town Is Using Sport To Broker Peace

July is always a very contentious time of year in Northern Ireland with the annual celebrations of ‘The Twelfth’ more often than not highlighting the division between the states two communities. Ulster has made headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons and one area that’s name is constantly dragged through the mud is Lurgan. Known very much for …

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The Butler Brothers – Born In London, Raised On Gaelic Games

Speaking to both Killian and Philip Butler you have to pinch yourself and remember that you are speaking to two devout Gaels. Such are their London accents, it is easy to forget that these boys are Irish to the core.  Born and raised in Greenford, the Butler brothers are key figures within the Tír Chonaill Gaels club, the current London …

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Bizarre Gaelic Football Moments That Will Live Long In The Memory

It started with the return of Down’s prodigal son and ended with another piece of history for Dublin’s favourite son. The 2010s will be looked back upon with mixed emotions when it comes to Gaelic football. Dublin’s dominance, as impressive as it is, has been shrouded in controversy due to claims of financial doping while Jim McGuinness was branded the …

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UFC Release Spine-Tingling Promo Video Ahead Of McGregor Return

Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated return to the UFC octagon is less than four weeks away. The Dubliner headlines UFC 246 in Las Vegas where he will face fan favourite Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, one of the sport’s most decorated fighters. The former two-weight world champion has not competed since October 2018, when he fought lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. …

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rory best

Rory Best: “What Really Frustrated Me Was The Actual Headlines”

Rory Best has spoken of his frustration at how comments he made in the media about Joe Schmidt have been negatively portrayed.  After blazing a trail through the competition in 2018, Ireland stagnated in 2019 with their poor form culminating in a dismal showing at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Following that and his subsequent retirement from Irish rugby, …

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michael farragher

Corofin’s Success Has Come At A Price For Michael Farragher

For Michael Farragher, Corofin’s continued success has come at a price. The ace attacker has been pivotal for the Galway side whose search for a first-ever three-in-a-row of All-Ireland club titles continues when they face Nemo Rangers on the first weekend of 2020. However, the 2011 All-Ireland U21 winner has struggled for playing time with the Galway senior side. Speaking …

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chrissy mckaigue

Chrissy McKaigue: “It’s A Very Dangerous Precedent To Be Setting”

When the topic of Derry football is broached, top tier names spring to mind such as Henry Downey, Paddy Bradley, Enda Muldoon and Chrissy McKaigue. Unfortunately, for the latter, despite his brilliance, the harsh reality is that he will be competing in a second-tier championship in 2020 when Gaelic football officially splits the inter-county competitions in two. The introduction of …

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esri gaa

Corry’s Corner: ESRI Report A Damning Indictment Of Gaelic Games

The ESRI report into life as an inter-county player is superb, supportive, surefooted and in the end, could be instrumental to the games’ survival. The one thing it’s not… surprising. The research paper, undertaken by Elish Kelly, Conor Keegan and Brendan Walsh, used data from a survey of 2016 players to examine how the demands of playing inter-county affect players’ …

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Tyson Fury Splits With Trainer Ahead Of Deontay Wilder Rematch

Tyson Fury has split with trainer Ben Davison, the man many people credited for the heavyweight’s amazing weight transformation after taking a sabbatical away from boxing. The news will come as a shock to most boxing fans as Fury gears up for a highly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder early next year. Davison and Fury began working together at the …

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Wayne Rooney: “I Could Still Play In The Premier League”

Wayne Rooney claims he still has what it takes to cut it in the Premier League as he prepares to take up a role as player-coach with Derby County.  The former England captain had two spells with hometown club Everton either side of a decade spent at Manchester United where he went on to break Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record finishing …

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