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Michael Dorgan

Michael Dorgan
Michael has written on a variety of sporting topics including soccer, GAA and horse racing and was a political contributor for the Hill during the US Presidential elections. He also plays senior football with Nemo Rangers in Cork. Follow him on twitter @MDorgan

Aintree Grand National Meeting – Day 3 Preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: David Mullins clears the water jump on Rule The World on their way to victory in the 2016 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to Day three of the Aintree Grand National Meeting. The Aintree Grand National Meeting comes to its conclusion today with the highlight being the most valuable jumps race in Europe; the 40 runner Randox Health Grand National Handicap Steeplechase (17:15). Ran over a stamina-sapping four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards with 30 obstacles for horse and …

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Aintree Grand National Meeting – Day 2 Preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: 'The Chair' the fence in front of the grandstands on day one of the three day Grand National meeting at Aintree racecourse on April 09, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to Day two of the Aintree Grand National Meeting, where the JLT Melling Chase (Grade 1) is the feature race on the card.  As anticipation grows towards tomorrow’s Randox Health Grand National, today is Ladies Day at the Merseyside venue in what looks like a very tricky card to dissect. In the Crabbie’s Top Novices’ Hurdle, 14:20 (2M 103Y) …

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Aintree Grand National Meeting – Day 1 Preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Don Cossack ridden by Tony McCoy and Cue Card ridden by Daryl Jacobs compete in the Betfred Melling Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse on April 10, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Nearly three weeks have passed since the thrills and spills of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival and national hunt racing fans have had time to dust themselves down and refocus their attentions on the next major festival of the season – the three-day Aintree Grand National Meeting. While Cheltenham was notably devoid of some of racing’s major stars, Aintree has fared …

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Weekend Racing Preview – Can Activial Land The Big Gamble?

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to the weekends racing with the Ladbroke Hurdle and JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot the highlights.   Ladbroke Hurdle Activial has been all the rage this week ahead of Saturdays Ladbroke Hurdle. A smart juvenile last season, Harry Fry’s four-year-olds price has plunged to as low as 7/2 in some places from a high of 12/1 …

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The New One To The Fore – Weekend Racing Preview

Michael Dorgan takes a look ahead to the weekend racing where star hurdlers The New One and Rock On Ruby will be on show at Cheltenham today. At Cheltenham today, last year’s unlucky Champion Hurdle third The New One aims to cement his place at the top of the 2015 Champion Hurdle market where he takes on seven others in StanJames.com International Hurdle. …

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New Wrestling Promotion to Compete Against WWE?

Michael Dorgan takes a look at an exciting new American wrestling production and examines whether it can compete with World Wrestling Entertainment’s global brand appeal. Last week saw the airing of a new wrestling production, Lucha Underground. The one hour show emphasises the high-flying, explosive moves of lucha libre; an ancient Mexican combat tradition known for masked wrestlers who wage war in …

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Local Based Players Key To Cork City Success

At his unveiling as Cork City boss last November John Caulfield declared that his new look team would be made up of local based players, Michael Dorgan takes a look at the make-up of the Cork City squad John Caulfield is Cork City through and through. Although born in New York in 1964, the current Cork City manager returned to …

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Undertaker Streak Ends – Why WWE Fans Never Saw It Coming

The Undertakers infamous WrestleMania streak was broken by Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30 last Sunday night much to the shock of WWE fans. Michael Dorgan looks at why fans never saw the upset coming. In the Usual Suspects, Roger ‘Verbal’ Kint cautions Customs Agent Kujan that “the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”. …

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WrestleMania 30 Preview

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to Sundays WrestleMania 30 event In 1984, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) owner Vince McMahon propelled sports entertainment onto a global scale when he launched WrestleMania. Thirty years on, the event is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and the now World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) company is a global phenomenon. Dubbed the “showcase of the immortals”, all roads lead …

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