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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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James Gallagher “Definitely In That Mix” For World Title Fight

James Gallagher has fast become one of the top young attractions in MMA with his famed 3Arena headlined events consistently selling out and delivering an incredible night of action for a boisterous Irish crowd. Gallagher’s rise through the Bellator bantamweight division hit a snag in the road following his sole loss to Ricky Bandejas in 2018, however, the “Strabanimal” has …

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Can You Get Top Marks In This Big Fat GAA Quiz Of The 2010s?

How well do you remember the GAA decade we just left behind? It ended with Dublin’s dominance being reaffirmed and Tipperary returning to the top of the hurling summit but what do you know about the other nine seasons? We’ve compiled a list of 20 questions, encompassing both hurling and football between the years 2010 and 2019. It is tough …

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Narrative Reflects Poorly On Memorable Decade Of Football

Article originally published September 29, 2019. _____ The decade belongs to the Dubs. That much cannot be disputed. A team that was once viewed as a band of also-rans are now running away with it and show no signs of stopping after seven All-Ireland titles in ten seasons. We aren’t going to discuss the ins and outs of “financial doping” …

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“Khabib Has No Say, I Have No Say, His Father Has The Say”

Ali Abdelaziz has admitted that a rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor makes a lot of sense financially, however, he insists that the champion will never step over a number one contender for a money fight.  Nurmagomedov’s manager also suggested that a decision on whether Nurmagomedov and McGregor face-off again will not be made by himself, or even Khabib, …

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Can You Get Top Marks In This GAA Stadium Quiz?

Can you get top marks in this GAA stadium quiz?  We have developed a quiz which will test your knowledge of some of the most famous GAA stadiums around Ireland and further afield. How familiar are you with some of these hallowed grounds which have treated fans to plenty of epic clashes in the past? The premise for this quiz is very …

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Stephen Kenny Believes Ireland Can Become A Formidable Side

Newly appointed Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny believes the senior international team can become a formidable side under his watch. The former Derry City and Dundalk manager took over from Mick McCarthy earlier than expected due to the ongoing pandemic and will now lead the side into their crunch Euro 2020 playoff whenever sport resumes again. Following that, Kenny …

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Joey Barton Gives Explosive Interview Detailing Time At Rangers

Joey Barton has given a detailed insight into his short spell at Rangers and the problems he encountered while contracted to the Scottish giants. In an explosive interview with the Football CFP podcast, the former Rangers midfielder spoke of the difficulties coming to a club in a middle of a rebuilding phase while also giving an insight into his first, …

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eddie hearn

‘You Ain’t Never Going To Come Back Anyway, Look At The Size Of You’

Eddie Hearn has revealed how he turned down the opportunity to sign Tyson Fury to his Matchroom Boxing stable before the Briton’s well-publicised comeback.  Fury is now the hottest commodity in boxing having comfortably defeated Deontay Wilder in February to claim the WBC heavyweight title. However, many believed that Fury’s career inside the ring was over, including Hearn who almost …

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Non-Contact Sport To Be Made A Priority Admits John Treacy

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy has warned that it could be a long time before contact sports resume in Ireland due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  With GAA, soccer, rugby and many, many other sports currently on a hiatus due to the global shutdown, Treacy claimed earlier today that it could be a long time before we see contact …

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Can You Get Top Marks In This Gaelic Football Top Scorers Quiz?

Every county has a scorer-in-chief. That dead ball expert who is equally effective from open play and is often credited with changing the game in favour of their teams. However, what we want to know is can you name the top scorer from every All-Ireland football championship season of the 21st century? There are 20 seasons to cover and 11 …

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Robert Whittaker Puts The Record Straight On “Crazy Rumour”

Robert Whittaker has spoken about the personal battle that forced him to take time out from all MMA-related activity. The former UFC middleweight champion withdrew from his scheduled UFC 248 bout with Jared Cannonier in January as rumours spread that Whittaker was to donate bone marrow to his daughter. However, in a revealing interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, Whittaker put …

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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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mick lyons

Forgotten Friday: Mick Lyons – Harder Than The Leaving Cert

Article originally published March 22, 2019. _____ Uncompromising, unforgiving, unrelenting… The great Meath team of the late 1980s is known by many as one of the toughest sides to ever play Gaelic football. With stars like O’Rourke, O’Malley, Flynn, Foley and O’Connell, none epitomised this great team as much as full-back and leader, Mick Lyons. That Meath team of the …

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Eir Sport Have A Friday Night Treat In Store For Irish Rugby Fans

Eir Sport are throwing it back this evening to nine years ago when Leinster and Munster faced off in the 2010/2011 Celtic League Grand Final. The powerhouse pair faced off following a rip-roaring season that saw both provinces, as well as Ulster, storm their way to the league semi-finals. Ulster’s prize for finishing third in the table saw them take …

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Vinnie Murphy: How Kerry Renewed His Love Following Dublin Exile

“Vinnie’s going to get you, Vinnie’s going to get you.” Vinnie Murphy recounts a tale of leaving a Kerry nightclub back in the early 2000s shortly after his second retirement from inter-county football. He travelled south to play in the famous Páidí Ó Sé tournament and after being hammered by hosts, An Ghaeltacht, they flocked to one of the many …

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Remembering The Time Joe Schmidt Played GAA For Mullingar

Joe Schmidt’s legacy in Ireland was cemented a long time before he stepped down as Irish Rugby’s head coach in 2019. The New Zealander brought an unprecedented level of success to the nation and raised the standard for all coaches across all sports. However, there is one little pocket of Ireland that Joe Schmidt holds very close to his heart; …

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