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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

Munster Confirm Departure Of Bill Johnston To Ulster

Munster Rugby have confirmed that out-half, Bill Johnston, is heading north to Ulster Rugby ahead of the 2019/2020 season. The Academy product has struggled for game time in the red of Munster making just 12 Guinness PRO 14 appearances and scoring 29 points. The Clonmel native made his debut for the province against Zebre two seasons ago when he was …

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Ten-Minute Murnin Cameo A Masterstroke From McGeeney

There will be a few sore bodies in Down and Armagh today following Sunday’s gruelling 90-minute thriller in Páirc Esler. However, Andrew Murnin will be nursing aches and pains for a different reason following his match-winning 10-minute cameo that saw Armagh take the spoils on derby day and give Kieran McGeeney his first Ulster Championship win as a manager. The …

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Lee Brennan Quits Tyrone Panel Citing Lack Of Game Time

Lee Brennan has stepped away from the Tyrone panel citing a lack of game time as the reason. Niall Gartland of the Ulster Herald reported on Monday that the tricky Trillick forward informed Mickey Harte of his decision over the weekend before subsequently playing for his club on Saturday. News of Brennan’s departure is a further blow to Tyrone following …

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Rian O’Neill Stars For Armagh On Derby Day Debut Win Over Down

Michael Corry reporting live from Páirc Esler Down 3-13 Armagh 2-17 Wow… and breathe… what a finale. Extra-time was needed to separate Down and Armagh in front of 15,112 fans at Páirc Esler this afternoon but in the end, it was the Orchard County who came out on top.  Kieran McGeeney was looking for his first Ulster Championship win since …

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Cavan Shock Monaghan In Huge Derby Day Upset At Breffni Park

Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-12 Cavan caused a huge upset in Kingspan Breffni Park by dumping local rivals, Monaghan, out of the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Mickey Graham’s side dominated from start to finish in front of over 13,000 fans to send last season’s All-Ireland semi-finalists into the first round of the qualifiers. Conor Brady made his championship debut at midfield …

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Raheem Sterling Seals Domestic Treble With FA Cup Final Hat-Trick

Manchester City have secured a domestic treble following an emphatic 6-0 win over Watford at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. A Raheem Sterling hat-trick plus goals from David Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne eased Man City over the line for Pep Guardiola’s third trophy of the season. Watford had a golden opportunity to go ahead after 12 minutes when …

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Cavan To Peak At The Right Moment And Ambush Monaghan

Monaghan take on Cavan later this evening at Kingspan Breffni Park in the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final. Malachy O’Rourke’s charges go into the game as strong favourites and have named an experienced starting XV, plenty of whom made a telling impact on their run to last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. As is so often the case, the Farney County will …

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Full Round-Up Of Teams Ahead Of Football Championship Action

There are a couple of tasty affairs up for grabs this weekend across the Connacht and Ulster Senior Football Championships. The action gets underway this evening when Monaghan travel to Kingspan Breffni Park to take on local rivals Cavan for a place in the Ulster semi-finals. Whoever comes out on top tonight will be watching on in anticipation tomorrow as …

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Limerick Name 14 Starters From All-Ireland Final For Cork Clash

John Kiely has stayed faithful to the men who got Limerick over the line in last year’s All-Ireland final with 14 starters named in their line-up to take on Cork on Sunday. Seamus Flanagan is the one player to lose out as Peter Casey is named at right corner-forward with the in-form Aaron Gillane named at full-forward for Limerick. Graeme …

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Rory Best Bows Out Following Glasgow’s Dismantling Of Ulster

Glasgow Warriors 50 Ulster Rugby 20 Rory Best’s career in an Ulster jersey came to a disappointing end as they were defeated by Glasgow Warriors in their Guinness PRO 14 semi-final at Scotstoun. The pre-match talk centred on the return of Jacob Stockdale after the Irish international was named at full-back, however, a late injury to Robert Baloucoune meant he …

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Forgotten Friday: Reliving Armagh’s Breakthrough Win 20 Years On

The beginning of the 21st century will be remembered as a golden period for Gaelic football in Armagh. The Orchard County were arguably the nation’s most successful side throughout the noughties. A plethora of Ulster titles through the century’s opening decade were wrapped nicely around All-Ireland titles in 2002 (senior), 2004 (U21) and 2009 (minor). While the 21st century ushered …

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McGeeney Names Four Debutants For Armagh’s Clash With Down

Kieran McGeeney has named four debutants for Armagh’s Ulster Senior Football Championship clash with Down on Sunday. Jarly Og Burns will make his debut at midfield where he will be partnered by the experienced Charlie Vernon. While Crossmaglen’s Rian O’Neill gets the nod at full-forward. Burns father, Jarlath, was captain of the Armagh side that defeated Down in the 1999 …

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Blow For Leitrim As Mulligan Steps Away But Stops Short Of Retiring

Emlyn Mulligan has opted out of the Leitrim panel for the remainder of 2019 following their defeat to Roscommon in the opening round of the Connacht Senior Football Championship. The news was reported by the Irish Sun on Wednesday with the player confirming reports to the publication on Thursday. The Melvin Gaels club man did not start last weekend’s Connacht …

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Molloy Drafted In To Galway XV For Connacht Semi-Final With Sligo

Kieran Molloy has been drafted into the Galway starting XV as they take on Sligo for a place in this year’s Connacht Senior Football final.   The AIB Club Footballer of the Year comes into the squad at right half-back with his Corofin club mate, Bernard Power, replacing Ruairi Lavelle in the Galway goals. The other two changes from the Tribesmen’s …

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