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Corry’s Corner: Dublin Don’t Need Diarmuid Connolly But We Do

Deep down we all knew once the Leinster SFC got underway and Diarmuid Connolly wasn’t in the Dublin panel that the likelihood of him making a grandiose return was slim to none. Despite Jim Gavin’s repeated sentiment that the Dublin camp has a year-round open door policy, once Rory O’Carroll returned on the eve of Championship and Connolly didn’t, the …

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Corry’s Corner: The Rise, The Fall & Rise Again Of Ulster

oisin mcconville

The baking heat, ham sandwiches, ice-cold finches and a packed out Clones, the Ulster final is a day like no other. My first taste of Ulster final day coincides with my earliest memory of following Armagh. The year was 1999 and a youthful, yet fancied Armagh side went in search of their first Ulster title in 17 years where they …

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Corry’s Corner: Donegal Are Wasting Michael Murphy’s Talents

September 23, 2012 It’s All-Ireland final day in Croke Park and Gaelic football’s showpiece event has taken on an extra special meaning. There was no Kerry for just the second time in eight years. Dublin had faltered, while Cork and Tyrone had regressed. Donegal faced Mayo in a game that guaranteed history. Either Mayo were finally going to break the …

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Corry’s Corner: Comparing Sports Is Futile And Pointless

They talk about shithousery in sport but what about shithousery in punditry? Dick Clerkin, must be the king of pundit shithousery these days. He made Twitter headlines around the country a few months back with his views that children under eight shouldn’t be given All-Ireland final tickets. The former Monaghan captain was at it again following Armagh’s exciting extra-time win …

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Corry’s Corner: No Glitz, No Glamour, The Gavin Way Gets Results

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During my chat with Dublin legend, Vinnie Murphy, last week one particular comment stood out. Murphy was reminiscing on 1995 and how Dublin had barely fallen over the line following five years of heartache. According to Murphy, it was a weaker Dublin side compared to the 1992 & 1994 All-Ireland finals, however, the reason they won that year (apart from …

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

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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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Corry’s Corner: Corofin Making The Hand Pass Great Again

corofin

“Kick the bloody thing in!“ A common phrase heard in grounds up and down the country as teams look to build from the back and play patience football. People love to hate the hand pass, but why? The days of just catch and kick are long gone. Long gone because they no longer work. Tactically, teams are much more organised, …

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