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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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Corry’s Corner: Examining The False Dawn Of Munster Football

July 31, 2016 The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship has reached the quarter-final stages with the first of two double-headers set to go down in Croke Park. The majority of the teams involved in the last eight are as expected apart from two glaring exceptions, Clare and Tipperary. Three of the eight quarter-finalists are indeed Munster counties and it could well …

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Paul O’Connell Confirms He Is To Leave Stade Francais

Paul O’Connell has confirmed that he is to step down from his coaching role at French club, Stade Francais at the end of the season. However, the former Ireland captain has reiterated that he is not leaving to take up another coaching role. In a statement O’Connell said; “I have decided not to stay beyond my contract year with the …

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Ronan O’Neill Quits Tyrone Panel Ahead Of Championship

Talented Tyrone forward, Ronan O’Neill, has quit the panel following the conclusion of the Allianz Football League citing a lack of game time as the reason for walking away. As reported by the Team Talk Mag, O’Neill has opted out of Mickey Harte’s squad ahead of their 2019 Championship campaign after not having made a single league appearance this year. …

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Chris Henry: ‘We Watch Munster & Leinster At The Aviva Every Game, It’s Frustrating’

Former Ulster star, Chris Henry voices his dismay at the decision to allow Munster and Leinster to play each other at the Aviva while not giving the other provinces the same exposure. Speaking exclusively to Pundit Arena, the former Ireland international previewed this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash between his former side and champions, Leinster. Leinster and Munster regularly …

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Conor McGregor Retires From Mixed Martial Arts

Conor McGregor has retired from MMA, according to a statement on the UFC fighter’s social media accounts. The Dubliner announced earlier via the social media channel that he is set to retire “from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today. McGregor had been tipped to fight Cowboy Cerrone, along with a number of other high-profile fighters, including a …

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Allianz Leagues: Conclusions Following Exciting Final Round

With only the finals left to be played in the Allianz Football League (apart from Louth & Westmeath’s Round Six clash), it’s time to reflect on some of the things we’ve learned over the past couple of months.  Despite falling off the wagon after a promising start, Mayo recovered well to make the league final where they face Peter Keane’s …

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Allianz Leagues: Winners & Losers Following Insane Final Round

The group stages are over and all there is left to play for in the Allianz Football League is silverware this Saturday and Sunday. Seven tough rounds of games have come and gone and while the winners are yet to be determined we know the six counties who have been condemned to the drop. While relegation doesn’t necessarily always translate …

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Allianz Leagues: Conclusions Following Wins For Waterford and Limerick

What a day for Páraic Fanning and Waterford as they qualified for the Allianz Hurling League final following a two-point victory over Galway at Nowlan Park. It is a serious turnaround for the Déise hurlers who found themselves relegated from Division 1A last season. They subsequently failed to qualify from the group stages of the Munster Championship in what was …

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Adam Idah Double Leads Kenny’s Kids To Dominant Win

Stephen Kenny’s tenure as Ireland u21 manager got off to the perfect start earlier today with a 3-0 win over Luxembourg at Tallaght Stadium. Fans will be buoyed by the dominant display put on by Kenny’s kids, especially after the poor start to life under Mick McCarthy for the senior side who laboured to a 1-0 victory over Gibraltar yesterday. …

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Allianz Football & Hurling League Decider Set For HQ Triple-Header

The GAA have moved to announce that both Allianz Division 1 finals will be played in Croke Park on Sunday as part of a triple-header alongside the Camogie league decider.  The decision was made following the final round of fixtures in the football league today which coincided with a Nowlan Park double-header in the hurling semi-finals. The Allianz Hurling League …

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John Delaney To Receive ‘Substantial Reduction In Salary’

The FAI have today confirmed that outgoing chief executive, John Delaney, will receive a substantial pay reduction in his new role as FAI executive vice-president.  In his role as chief executive, Delaney was paid €360,000 per year. This was once as high as €450,000, but the FAI have today confirmed that he is set for a reduced salary. Delaney has …

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