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Corry’s Corner: Red Hand Rising As Tyrone Strike Fear Once Again

tyrone gaa

Tyrone deserve credit… there, I said it! For nearly two full decades, the Red Hands have dined at Gaelic football’s top table winning three All-Ireland titles and seven Ulster Championships. Despite the fact their last All-Ireland win came over a decade ago, Mickey Harte’s men have consistently competed in the latter stages of the championship. Since 2008, they’ve reached six …

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Corry’s Corner: Stop Saying “It’s Only The League” When It’s All We’ve Got

gaa league versus championship

The Allianz Football League is underway and what an opening weekend it was. With all eyes firmly fixed on Dublin and Kerry, the nation’s top two in GAA HQ, there were exhilarating games and exciting performances up and down the country. James Durcan’s last-minute piledriver saved Mayo’s blushes in Ballybofey. Leitrim put all the naysayers back in their boxes in …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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Corry’s Corner: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Corofin?

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It’s a case of David versus Goliath this weekend when Corofin and Kilcoo meet in the All-Ireland club football final. The Galway champions stand on the brink of immortality. No club side, either hurling or football, has ever managed to complete the three-peat of All-Ireland titles. While many look to one of the Rangers’ outfits (Nemo & Crossmaglen) as Gaelic …

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How One Divided Town Is Using Sport To Broker Peace

Lurgan

July is always a very contentious time of year in Northern Ireland with the annual celebrations of ‘The Twelfth’ more often than not highlighting the division between the states two communities. Ulster has made headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons and one area that’s name is constantly dragged through the mud is Lurgan. Known very much for …

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Corry’s Corner: ESRI Report A Damning Indictment Of Gaelic Games

esri gaa

The ESRI report into life as an inter-county player is superb, supportive, surefooted and in the end, could be instrumental to the games’ survival. The one thing it’s not… surprising. The research paper, undertaken by Elish Kelly, Conor Keegan and Brendan Walsh, used data from a survey of 2016 players to examine how the demands of playing inter-county affect players’ …

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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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Corry’s Corner: I Came To Dublin To Escape The Flag Protest

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Once obtaining a solid grounding for myself in journalism working with the BBC, like so many other young Irish people, I fled for pastures new. After two years of living and working in Thailand, I returned to Ireland equipped with a ballsy Dublin blade (nordie for girlfriend), ready to take on the world. A few days spent in the capital …

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