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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

Rory Beggan On Ulster Buzz, Tasty Rivalries & Being A Fly-Keeper

Rory Beggan is looking forward to Monaghan’s Ulster Senior Football Championship bow this weekend when they take on Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park The two neighbouring counties lock horns on Saturday evening in their Ulster quarter-final with Beggan describing Cavan as their ‘tastiest’ rivals. “Yeah, it’s probably the tastiest rivalry we would have. A lot of people would work in …

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Team Ireland Confirm McIlroy Will Represent Ireland At 2020 Olympics

Neil Manchip, the Team Leader of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), has confirmed that Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland, if selected, for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Manchip highlighted his delight at McIlroy’s commitment to representing Ireland in a statement released on Wednesday. “We are delighted that Rory has signalled his intention to compete  for Ireland at …

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FAI In Danger Of “Becoming Insolvent In Only A Matter Of Weeks”

SIPTU claim they have received important information relating to the FAI’s current financial situation.  The Trade Union say that the association’s finances are in an “extremely precarious financial situation” and that they face the threat of “becoming insolvent in only a matter of weeks.” They are now calling for a meeting with Sports Minister Shane Ross in order to solve …

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: “He Won’t Be On Cork’s Christmas Card List”

Cork’s 2019 Munster Hurling Championship campaign got off to a rocky start as they fell to a seven-point defeat against Tipperary in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Liam Sheedy’s men rolled back the years Leeside to record their first win in the province since 2016 much to the dismay of the current back-to-back Munster champions. Following Cork’s loss, Diarmuid O’Sullivan took umbrage …

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Michael Conlan Confirms Rematch With Vladimir Nikitin In Belfast

Michael Conlan has today confirmed that he will face Vladamir Nikitin on August 16th at Falls Park, Belfast. The Belfast boxer confirmed the news via Instagram on Tuesday. It was reported last week that Conlan would be returning to his home city to fight professionally for just the second time with Nikitin being touted as a potential opponent. It has …

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Max Holloway Set To Defend Title At UFC 240 Against Frankie Edgar

According to multiple sources, both Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar have verbally agreed to face off for the featherweight title at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Canada. This marks the third time that the UFC have tried to book a fight between ‘Blessed’ and ‘The Answer’, however, it fell through on the previous two occasions due to injury. Edgar was forced …

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Bevan Duffy: Louth Not Looking Past Wexford Despite Dublin Dream

Bevan Duffy isn’t looking beyond Wexford, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Louth travel to the sunny south-east today for their Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter-final and despite the Wee County being favourites and the Yellowbellies having fallen on hard times, Duffy knows all too well that they can’t be looking past the Division 4 outfit. “It’s the first round …

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Gaelic Football Round-Up: Treaty Men Shock Tipperary In Thurles

The Gaelic football championship continued this evening as Kildare, Limerick and Clare all advanced to the next round of their provincial championships.  The big story comes via the way of Thurles as Limerick recorded a huge upset victory over Tipperary while Kildare were made to sweat it out against Wicklow. Here is our round-up of Saturday evening’s games. ___ Leinster …

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Williams Questions IRFU Decision To Not Consider McCall For Irish Job

Saracens have won the Heineken Champions Cup trophy for the third time in their history after dethroning Leinster at St. James Park this afternoon.  It’s the third time in four seasons that the English club have lifted European club rugby’s top prize and Irishman, Mark McCall, has been an ever-present in all three of those victories. The Saracens director of …

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Tadhg Furlong Marks 100th Cap With A Try In Gripping First-Half

It’s tight, it’s tense, it’s enthralling and to no surprise whatsoever, it’s level. Leinster and Saracens are tied at 10-10 at half-time in the 2019 Heineken Champions Cup final. It’s a battle that you simply cannot take your eyes off as the top two sides in the continent went hammer and tongs in a bruising first 40 minutes. Sexton opened …

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Kildare Feeling Under Pressure Ahead Of Potential Banana Skin

Kildare know all too well the potential banana skin in front of them as they prepare for their Leinster Football Senior Championship showdown with Wicklow on Saturday evening.  The Lilywhites fell to a shock defeat at this stage last season when Carlow ambushed them at Netwatch Cullen Park, the same venue for their clash with Wicklow. Vice-captain, Kevin Feely, admits …

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