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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

Covington Slams ‘Fake Ref’ Goddard Following TKO Title Defeat

Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title following a ding-dong battle with Colby Covington at UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The high-profile main event was even going into the final round before the champion floored Covington twice before referee Marc Goddard stepped in with just 50 seconds of the fight remaining. Following the fight, Covington had some …

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Dubs Dominate Donnybrook Ceremony As Lowry Bags Top Prize

Shane Lowry took home the top prize at this year’s RTÉ Sport Awards after the Clara man was named as Sportsperson of the Year for 2019.  The yearly event at Donnybrook highlights Ireland’s greatest sporting achievements of the year and while many thought that 2018 would have been tough to top, upon reflection, 2019 was just as successful a year …

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Michael Conlan Avenges Rio 2016 Defeat To Vladimir Nikitin

Michael Conlan moved to 13-0 in the professional ranks after avenging his controversial loss at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with a win over Vladimir Nikitin in Madison Square Garden.  On the night, Conlan eased to victory over the Russian with the scorecards reading 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 to give the Belfast boxer a unanimous decision victory. In what …

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Jim Gavin Hails Successor Dessie Farrell As ‘Fantastic Choice’

Jim Gavin has hailed the appointment of his successor Dessie Farrell as “a fantastic choice” to lead the All-Ireland champions forward. The Clondalkin man sensationally walked away two weeks ago after having lost just once in 48 championship games en route to leading the Dubs to six All-Ireland titles in seven seasons. Following his departure, Farrell was the firm-favourite to …

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CPA & GPA Release Joint Statement Looking To Extend Club Calendar

The Club Players Association (CPA) and Gaelic Players Association (GPA) have released a joint statement calling for the club-only windows in the GAA calendar to be extended.  This comes as the GAA prepares to take the Fixture Review Task Force report to be reviewed by stakeholders across the country. The call is for the club window in April and May …

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Antrim Club Captain Wins Seat In Huge UK Electoral Swing

The people of the UK took to the polling stations yesterday in one of the most divisive Westminster elections of all time.  In the end, the result was never as close as anticipated as Boris Johnson’s Conservative party won with a sizable majority. However, while a one-sided race was taking place in the mainland UK, north of the border here …

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Roscommon Club Propose Mad Rule Change For Gaelic Football

With all the controversy surrounding county boards and conventions at present, Roscommon GAA seems to be suffering from a fear of missing out.  How else could one explain this absolutely mad rule change put forward by the Western Gaels GAA club at last night’s county convention? “Motion re aggressive fouls. Add the following to exceptions in Rule 2.2 The Rules …

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Corry’s Corner: Lowry Or Taylor For The Win But Cluxton Is King

There are only two in the final 10-person shortlist for the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year award who look like winning.  Shane Lowry is the overwhelming favourite following his historic Open win on Irish soil. Katie Taylor is close behind having unified the lightweight division before becoming a two-weight world champion. One of these two will win, not many will …

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Joshua Set To Avoid Both Wilder & Fury In Next Two Fights

I’ve got to speak to the IBF and the WBO and see who goes first. I think it sounds like it’s the IBF, For those of you hoping to see Anthony Joshua fight one of the heavyweight boxing’s biggest names in his next fight, look away now.  The Londoner is back on top of the world after regaining his heavyweight …

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Rafa Benitez Discusses Half-Time Consternation During ‘Miracle In Istanbul’

Rafa Benitez was the special guest on last night’s episode of Monday Night Football alongside Jamie Carragher and the pair did not disappoint when discussing their time together at Liverpool. The most famous moment from their spell together at Anfield was Liverpool’s miraculous recovery in the 2005 Champions League final when they trailed a star-studded AC Milan side 3-0 at …

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Lithuanian-Born Dingle Goalkeeper Impresses AFL Scouts

Lithuanian-born former Kerry minor Deividas Uosis caught the eye of scouts at the AFL Europe Combine held in UCD this past weekend.  The 19-year-old’s parents emigrated to Ireland when he was four in search of work. Since then he’s gone on to star in Gaelic football, basketball and soccer. The All-Ireland minor winner, a talented outfield player in his own …

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Russia Have Been Banned From 2020 Olympic Games & 2022 World Cup

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from global sporting events meaning they will not be eligible to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics or the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  The decision comes after WADA accused Moscow of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory. “The full list of recommendations have been unanimously accepted,” said WADA spokesman James Fitzgerald, via the …

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Boost For Waterford Camogie As Dan Shanahan Appointed As Coach

Waterford camogie have received a massive boost with the news that Dan Shanahan has taken over the reins as head coach of the senior side for 2020. Shanahan has already worked with manager Fergal O’Brien in the past when both were part of Derek McGrath’s backroom team with the senior hurling side. They went on to the reach the All-Ireland …

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Success For Ireland At The European Cross Country Championships

The Irish cross-country team can return from Lisbon with their heads held high after a sterling performance at the European Cross Country Championships where they took home two individual bronze medals and two team silver medals. Fionnula McCormack narrowly missed out, however, as she had to settle for a fourth-place finish in the senior race after being beaten out in …

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Boost For Mayo As County Legend Joins Horan’s Backroom Team

Mayo senior footballers have been bolstered by the news that Ciaran McDonald, one of the county’s most famous sons, will make up part of James Horan’s backroom team in 2020.  According to a statement from Mayo GAA, McDonald’s role will  be  to “work  closely  with  [trainer] James  Burke in  a  coaching  capacity  and  support  the  development  of  the players  in …

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