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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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Ireland Rue Horrible Opening 20 Minutes In Defeat To Baby Blacks

New Zealand U20 – 40 Ireland U20 – 17 Ireland rounded off their 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships with defeat to New Zealand in their seventh-place playoff encounter after a horrible opening 20 minutes that saw Noel McNamara’s side give the Baby Blacks a four-try lead. Ireland showed great heart to battle back and make a game of it midway …

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Sligo Snatch Nicky Rackard Win With Late Croke Park Rally

What a wonderful day of hurling in Croke Park where Leitrim, Down and Sligo were all crowned respective All-Ireland champions after hard-fought victories at HQ. The day started with an absolute cracker between Leitrim and Lancashire that saw the O’Rourke County come out on top after extra-time. It was then Meath’s turn to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand …

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Meath Name Side Bidding To Stop Nine-In-A-Row Chasing Dublin

Meath have named an unchanged side for their Leinster SFC final clash with Dublin at Croke Park on Sunday.  Andy McEntee’s side defeated Laois by 11 points two weeks ago to qualify for the final against a Dublin side seeking nine provincial titles in a row. James Conlon will continue at corner-forward after impressive in his first championship start against …

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Doherty On His Semi-Final Heroics & Managing Against His Own Team

 Last week Pundit Arena obtained footage of the recent Nicky Rackard Cup semi-final between rivals, Armagh and Tyrone.  As the game entered the dying moments, Armagh held a slender lead over their neighbour’s but the game was very much there to be won. Tyrone had Armagh on the ropes and following a sustained period of pressure, they bore down on …

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Lobov V Malignaggi: Gear Up For The Ultimate Grudge Match

Artem Lobov and Paulie Malignaggi are set to square off in the bare-knuckle boxing fight heard around the world Saturday night in Tampa, Florida.  It’s a fight that has been rumoured for the longest time and whether you agree with the sport of bare-knuckle boxing or not you cannot deny the appeal of such a grudge match given the intense …

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Johnny McPhillips Departs Ulster For Leicester Tigers

Ulster out-half, Johnny McPhillips has signed a deal with Leicester Tigers and will join the English Premiership ahead of next season.  McPhillips becomes the second Irish player to move to Welford Road this summer alongside Leinster’s, Noel Reid, where they will be coached by former Irish international, Geordan Murphy. He was born in England and spent five years playing soccer …

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English Player Cops Three Month Ban After Biting Ireland U20

England U20 international, Cameron Redpath, has been handed a three-month ban after admitting to biting Irish hooker, Dylan Tierney-Martin, at the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships. Ireland faced England on Monday for the second time in the tournament in a fifth-place playoff semi-final where it was England who came out on the right side of a 30-23 result following a …

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Corry’s Corner: The Rise, The Fall & Rise Again Of Ulster

The baking heat, ham sandwiches, ice-cold finches and a packed out Clones, the Ulster final is a day like no other. My first taste of Ulster final day coincides with my earliest memory of following Armagh. The year was 1999 and a youthful, yet fancied Armagh side went in search of their first Ulster title in 17 years where they …

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The Future Of Galway Football Is In Good Hands Despite Grim Weekend

It was a tough weekend by all accounts if you’re a Galwegian. It started with the small ball on Saturday as the Galway camogie side got their Championship campaign underway with a tough two-point loss to Kilkenny followed later that evening by Dublin’s heroic victory over Micheál Donoghue’s hurling side that ultimately lead to their unusually early exit from the …

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Tipperary Confirm Bonner Maher Has Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Tipperary’s Munster and All-Ireland hopes have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and will likely play no further part in this year’s Championship campaign.  Tipperary GAA also confirmed via Twitter that Cathal Barrett will undergo a scan later this evening to assess the damage he sustained in Sunday’s …

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Spotlight: Conor Cox The Hero Roscommon Badly Needed

Roscommon are Connacht champions for 2019 and they won it the hard way.  It started with a trip to Castlebar where they defeated Mayo on their home turf for the first time since 1986. Their attention then turned to Pearse Stadium and Galway and despite the fact that the Rossies defeated the Tribesmen in the same fixture at the same …

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Israel Folau Launches Fresh Attack On First Public Appearance

Disgraced rugby star, Israel Folau, has launched a fresh attack on homosexuality during his first public appearance since his sacking from Rugby Australia following social media posts claiming that “Hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The former Wallaby full-back delivered a sermon at his Sydney church where he once again described homosexuality as a sin …

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Conclusions As Roscommon Rally To Be Crowned Kings Of Connacht

Galway 0-12 Roscommon 1-13 Roscommon are Connacht champions for 2019 following an impressive second-half comeback win over Galway in Pearse Stadium, Salthill.  The Rossies trailed Kevin Walsh’s side by five points at half time but a Diarmuid Murtagh goal in the second half set them up for a comeback win which was helped a lot by Galway’s struggles up front. …

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