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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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Michael Fennelly Appointed Offaly Hurling Manager

Offaly GAA have confirmed that they are recommending former Kilkenny captain Michael Fennelly as the new manager of the Faithful County. The eight-time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny has been recommended by the Management Committee for a two-year term with the option for a third year. A statement from the Offaly county board reads: “The aim of this appointment is to …

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Michael Quinlivan On All-Ireland Final, Super 8s & 2019 Season

As the days tick down towards the season’s end it gives us a chance to reflect on what has been an enjoyable season overall for Gaelic football. Whatever the outcome of Sunday’s final between Kerry and Dublin we know we are set for a historic occasion. Either Dublin complete the ‘drive-for-five’ or Kerry become the team to stop them just …

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Major Preparation: How DJ Carey Resurrected Kilkenny Football

In association with April 16, 2016, will forever be remembered as one of the lowest points in Kilkenny GAA as their Minor footballers were subjected to a 70-point beating by Wexford in the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship. The fallout from that defeat was major as the Kilkenny county board came in for huge criticism over the perceived lack …

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Major Switches: Conor O’Malley On Preparing For Life Outside Sport

In association with Before making the major switch across the water to apply his skills with Peterborough United, Conor O’Malley was better known in many parts of Ireland for his burgeoning GAA career that saw him rub shoulders with current Mayo captains, Diarmuid O’Connor and Patrick Durcan. O’Malley was the first-choice goalkeeper for the Mayo Minor squad in 2012. Overall …

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Corry’s Corner: Hurling Has Become Too Hard To Referee

Tipperary are All-Ireland champions and deservedly so after a second-half blitz that totally tamed Brian Cody’s cats on Sunday. However, despite the tantalising hurling put on show by Callanan and co. The dominating narrative is Richie Hogan’s red card which is fair considering the controversial nature and how the game transpired following his dismissal. For what it’s worth, it was …

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Ben Askren Set To Face Demian Maia In Singapore

Ben Askren looks set to make his return to action in October when he will face Brazilian welterweight Demian Maia. The fight has not been officially announced by the UFC but the former ONE FC champion took to Twitter earlier today to declare that the fight was indeed a “done deal” and that “Oct 26 we will find out who …

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Richie Hogan Claims “Absolutely No Way” Should He Have Seen Red

Kilkenny hurler Richie Hogan has claimed there was “absolutely no way” he should have been sent-off during Sunday’s All-Ireland final with Tipperary. Hogan received his marching orders following a clash with Cathal Barrett towards the end of the first-half before Tipperary blitzed Kilkenny in the second en route to a 28th All-Ireland title. The decision to send off Hogan has …

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Liam Sheedy Pays Tribute To ‘Unbelievable’ Backroom Team

Following Tipperary’s All-Ireland triumph on Sunday, goal-scorer John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer waxed lyrical about the impact made by Liam Sheedy’s backroom team.  “Just Liam (Sheedy) returning is no good, he’s only as good as his backroom team. He came back with a backroom team that was different class so he got the people that he wanted and without them, Liam is …

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Ronan Maher: “He Deserves It More Than Anyone”

Tipperary defender Ronan Maher admits 2016 feels like a long time ago and that the Premier County deserved their All-Ireland win on Sunday.  The Thurles Sarsfields man was in top form yesterday as Tipperary blitzed Kilkenny with a second-half goal rush to win on a scoreline of 3-25 to 0-20 and claim the county’ 28th All-Ireland title. Speaking to Pundit …

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Liam Sheedy Under No Illusions As To Impact Of Kilkenny Red Card

Liam Sheedy has hailed his Tipperary team for correcting their first-half mistakes on-field before blowing away Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC final.  However, the now two-time All-Ireland winning manager was honest in his assessment that the sending off of Richie Hogan close to half-time had “a huge bearing on the game.” Kilkenny led by five points at one stage as …

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Brian Cody Feels Referee Was Unsure About Richie Hogan Red Card

Brian Cody felt the decision to send off Richie Hogan in the first half of Sunday’s All-Ireland final was the decisive factor in the match.  The Kilkenny manager also felt that had referee, James Owens been sure it was a red card offence then he would have made his decision a lot quicker. Cody addressed the media following his side’s …

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Shefflin Calls For Common Sense Following Hogan Red Card

Henry Shefflin has called for common sense from officials following the decision to send Richie Hogan off in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final.  Hogan was shown a straight red card following a clash with Cathal Barrett on the stroke of half-time. In real-time, the incident looked like a yellow card offence, however, the replay’s seemed to show Hogan’s elbow making contact …

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Derek McGrath On His Two Passions In Life, Neither Of Which Are Hurling

Spend half an hour in Derek McGrath’s company and two of his life’s passions becomes increasingly clear… family and teaching.  Sporting a healthy tan, the former Waterford manager reveals he’s just returned from holidays with his wife Sarah and two sons Fionn (13) and Odhrán (6). While Odhrán is about to enter his last year of senior infants, Fionn is preparing for his second year …

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Jackie Tyrrell Knows More Than Most When It Comes To Pressure

Jackie Tyrrell knows more than most about the pressure that comes with playing in an All-Ireland final. The James Stephens club man was drafted into an all-conquering Kilkenny set-up following their successful league campaign in 2003. The teak-tough defender bided his time on the Kilkenny bench for three years as they collected another All-Ireland in 2003 before watching on as …

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Major Preview: Derek McGrath Looks Ahead To All-Ireland Final

In association with The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship draws to a close on Sunday when Galway and Kilkenny meet in Croke Park. The two teams know each other extremely well having met at the same stage of the competition last year while also locking horns earlier this season in the quarter-final round-robin series. Galway and Kilkenny have been dominant …

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