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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

Molloy & Mullen Walk Away With Club Player Of The Year Awards

Corofin defender, Kieran Molloy and Ballyhale Shamrocks attacker, Adrian Mullen have been named AIB Club Footballer and Hurler of the Year respectively following a ceremony in Croke Park last night.  Wing-back, Molloy recently collected his second All-Ireland club medal following Corofin’s dismantling of Dr Crokes last month. Molly has been in tantalising form in the past 18 months, both with …

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Late Tavuyara Try Earns Benetton Deserved Draw With Leinster

Leinster 27 Bennetton 27 A makeshift Leinster side conceded an 80th minute try this evening as they were held at home by a brave Benetton outfit. Leinster held possession the majority of the first five minutes as they looked to build through the phases and keep the ball in play just as they had done against Ulster in last week’s …

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Allianz League Finals: Egan Powers Westmeath To Division 3 Title

Jack Cooney’s tenure as Westmeath manager continues on an upward curve after securing the Allianz Football League Division 3 title following a hard-fought win over Laois this afternoon in Croke Park.  Laois started the brighter of the two teams with Donie Kingston, in particular, looking dangerous throughout the opening exchanges. Early points from Kingston, Evan O’Carroll and Eoin Lowry had …

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Paul McGinley: McIlroy Is The Form Player Heading Into Masters

Irish golfing legend, Paul McGinley believes that based on form, it is hard to look past Rory McIlroy winning the Masters at Augusta next weekend. McIlroy recently won golf’s ‘fifth major’, the Players Championship, and is heading into next week’s most famous event rich in form. According to McGinley, guys are so used to playing the course that it is …

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Pundit Arena Allianz Football Team Of The League

Mayo collected their first Allianz Football League crown on Sunday after an 18-year wait and it is difficult to begrudge many of their stars a national winners medal. Overall, it was a fantastic league campaign from start to finish. It began with Monaghan shocking Dublin and ended with Mayo finally winning a Croke Park final after nine unsuccessful attempts. With …

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Richard Johnson Talks 21-Years of Aintree Heartache

“It doesn’t matter where you go, people know what the Grand National is. So, to say you won it would be a dream come true.” – Richard Johnson The Aintree Grand National is one of horse racing’s most famed events and ahead of the 2019 race, Betway Horse Racing has released a video feature on National Hunt Jockey, Richard Johnson. …

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Controversial Cork County Board Motion Rejected By Delegates

The controversial proposal to play a number of Cork club championship games without the county contingent was rejected following a specially convened county board meeting at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Tuesday night. The proposal was presented to Cork club delegates last week alongside two other options; Common to all three were group systems, with the creation of a new Senior …

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Watch: Paulie Malignaggi Slaps Artem Lobov At Heated Media Event

There is a weird rivalry brewing between former World champion boxer, Paulie Malignaggi and SBG fighter, Artem Lobov and it just went up a notch… Malignaggi has been a long-time rival of Lobov’s main training partner, Conor McGregor after the pair became involved in some heated trash talk following Malignaggi’s involvement in McGregor’s camp ahead of his landmark fight with …

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GAA Stock Watch: Jim Gavin Gives Hope To The Chasing Pack

The Allianz Leagues wrapped up on Sunday (almost) as Mayo and Limerick lifted their first Allianz League trophies in 18 and 22 years respectively in Croke Park. For some teams, it was a league campaign to remember, for others it was one to forget. With that in mind, we have decided to select our GAA Stock Watch based on the …

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Rory Best on Jacob Stockdale: “He’ll Use This And He’ll Bounce Back”

The trajectory of Jacob Stockdale’s career since bursting onto the scene with a try against South Africa in his first home international has been a constant upward curve. Unfortunately for the Ulster winger, Saturday’s game-changing slip-up against Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final marks the first major setback of his career as the northern province crashed out of Europe’s …

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Ballyfermot De La Salle: From Surviving To Thriving

Brought to you in association with AIG Ireland.   For those who believe life as a GAA club in Dublin is easy, they clearly haven’t come across Ballyfermot De La Salle. A small club run by a smaller number of people in an area where soccer is the dominant sport, the club has gone from being on its knees and …

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: A Radical Overhaul Needed In Cork Championships

Cork legend, Diarmuid O’Sullivan has weighed on the debate surrounding the decision to propose three new club championship restructures within the county. The three proposals were circulated to Cork club delegates last week and are due to go to a vote at a special county board meeting tomorrow evening. O’Sullivan believes a ‘radical overhaul’ is needed because the club championship …

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