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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

GAA Round-Up: Galway Out & Offaly Relegated In Crazy Day Of Hurling

Wow… What a crazy day of hurling. Offaly’s clash with Kerry in the Joe McDonagh Cup was being hailed as the most important game in the Faithful County’s history. Unfortunately, a two-point loss means they drop into hurling’s third tier next season. In other shock news from around the hurling world. Dublin’s win over Galway coupled with Wexford and Kilkenny’s …

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Blow To Mayo As Matthew Ruane Suffers Broken Collar Bone

They never get it easy in Mayo that’s for sure.  Throughout their run to this year’s Allianz Football League title, newcomer, Matthew Ruane, had forged a blossoming partnership with his Breaffy clubmate, Aidan O’Shea. Ruane was a colossus in the engine room for James Horan’s side. He was their best performer by a mile in their fourth round drubbing to …

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Cork Keep Faith With Fifteen While Clare Make One Change

Cork and Clare have named their sides ahead of Sunday’s clash in the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. John Meyler’s side have kept faith with the same fifteen that saw them comfortably dispatch of Waterford last weekend with Mark Ellis continuing at centre-back alongside Robert Downey and Mark Coleman. Anthony Nash continues in goal where he is protected …

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Murphy Back For Kilkenny While Dublin & Galway Name Starting XV

Eoin Murphy has been named to start for Kilkenny in Saturday’s Leinster SHC round-robin clash with Wexford at Innovate Wexford Park.  The All-Star goalkeeper suffered a knee injury while in action for his club Glenmore back in April and was not expected to return to inter-county duty this soon. Elsewhere on the Kilkenny team, Pádraig Walsh is named at centre-back …

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Cian Lynch & Declan Hannon Missing From Limerick XV To Face Tipperary

John Kiely has made four changes ahead of Limerick’s final Munster SFC round-robin game with Tipperary on Sunday. Last year’s All-Ireland winning captain, Declan Hannon, and Hurler of the Year, Cian Lynch, both drop out of the starting XV for the clash at Semple Stadium. The other two players not included following the county’s biggest ever Munster SHC win over …

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Enda Smith Returns To Captain Roscommon In Connacht SFC Final

Galway and Roscommon have both named their starting XV for Sunday’s Connacht SFC final at Pearse Stadium. Hubert Darcy and Andrew Glennon make way for Anthony Cunningham’s side with Conor Devaney and Diarmuid Murtagh coming in, while Enda Smith returns to captain the side in place of Ultan Harney. Galway have made just one change following their semi-final victory over …

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Tonga Offer Israel Folau International Rugby Lifeline

Tonga head coach, Toutai Kefu, has opened the door for Israel Folau to join the Pacific island international side ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.  Kefu revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald that he has been in contact with Folau’s camp following the disgraced stars sacking over his controversial comments that “Hell awaits” homosexuals. Folau’s brother, John, …

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Mayo Disappointed At ‘Unfair’ Treatment Of Fans & Players

The Mayo County Board have slammed the GAA’s scheduled throw-in time for their second-round qualifier fixture with Down next Saturday.  The first championship meeting between the two counties was fixed for 7 pm at Páirc Esler meaning that the Mayo supporters face a long trek across the country for the evening time fixture. Following the decision, Mayo PRO Paul Cunnane …

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Ireland To Face England Again In World Rugby U20 Championship Playoff

Noel McNamara’s Ireland charges will face England on Monday in the fifth-place playoff semi-final at the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships after France secured the best runners-up spot. Ireland were in contention for a semi-final berth following their bonus-point win over Italy on Wednesday, however, a heavy defeat on Saturday against Australia ultimately cost them in the end. Hosts, Argentina, …

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Alan Kerins: “Pearse Stadium Can Be A Nightmare”

Former Galway dual star, Alan Kerins, believes his native Tribesmen should have too much for Roscommon in this Sunday’s Connacht SFC final with Roscommon in Pearse Stadium. The two sides meet for the fourth year in a row following the Rossies huge upset win over Mayo last month while Galway have dispatched off London and Sligo en route to Sunday’s …

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GAA Stock Watch: Neil McManus’ Punditry Debut A Breath Of Fresh Air

An intriguing weekend of GAA action across both codes. Munster Hurling again failed to ignite and was completely overshadowed by Galway and Kilkenny’s game for the ages in Leinster.  Cavan ended an 18-year barren run by reaching the Ulster final following a classic encounter with Armagh while Donegal flipped the script to down Tyrone and qualify alongside them. Meanwhile, Dublin …

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Gaelic Football Team Of The Week: Cavan & Donegal Dominate

Another great weekend in the Gaelic Football Championship as Cavan qualified for a first Ulster final in 18 years where they will meet an on-fire Donegal outfit.  As expected, Dublin strolled into the Leinster final where they will meet Meath who had 11 points to spare over Laois in Croke Park. Here is our team of the week. 1. Shaun …

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Cian O’Neill On Media Misinterpretation: “It Was Sly, It Was Devious”

Cian O’Neill admitted his disappointment in how his comments were portrayed in the media in the build-up to their Leinster SFC semi-final against Dublin. Kildare overcame Longford last Sunday after a replay to set-up yesterday’s meeting with Jim Gavin’s side and O’Neill was quoted after the game as saying “we are going to win that match”. The Kildare manager’s comments …

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Mayo Draw Down But Tie Of The Round Sees Monaghan Host Armagh

Mayo will travel to Páirc Esler to take on Down in the second round of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers. The tie of the round, however, sees Ulster rivals, Monaghan host Armagh in Clones. Elsewhere, after defeat to Donegal on Saturday, Tyrone face a trip to Longford as they begin their road through the qualifiers. After defeating Wicklow on …

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Conclusions As Costello & Mannion Shoot 0-16 In Win Over Kildare

Dublin 0-26 Kildare 0-11 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park. Kildare battled hard but it was to no avail as Dublin swatted aside their challenge with an accomplished second-half performance. Cian O’Neill’s men gave Dublin everything they had throughout an entertaining first half before going in at half-time just four points behind and full of hope. However, they coughed …

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