Cork Sport

Cian Mac was often substituted too early in games

Cian Mac
WHEN the club hurling All-Stars were dished out by Reardens last winter, Cian McCarthy was an automatic. As his citation read: “Ever since Sars upset the odds in capturing the 2008 county, Cian Mac has been a go-to guy in...

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Is Shefflin the best hurler ever?  

John Horgan  Hurling  THE greatest hurler, the greatest soccer player, the greatest rugby player and so on, that is a...

Saturday, 28/03/15 - 5:32pm Read More

O’Reilly returns to Cork set-up after hip op

Deirdre O'Reilly in action for Cork. Picture: Sportsfile
CORK have been boosted by the return of nine-time All-Ireland-winning defender Deirdre O’Reilly. The St Mary’s star was back in...

Saturday, 28/03/15 - 11:19am Read More

O’Shea returns to football squad

Paddy O'Shea
ST VINCENT’S keeper Paddy O’Shea has been recalled to the Cork football panel ahead of Sunday’s NFL clash with Mayo...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:22am Read More

Cork often held Shefflin but Rebels can’t deny his greatness

IT’S what neat timing after he announced his inter-county retirement on Wednesday, Henry Shefflin is visiting Cork this weekend. The...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:21am Read More

City head off to the seaside

City fans
CORK CITY are off to the seaside and bottom club, Bray Wanderers but again they will under-estimate Alan Matthews’ new...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:16am Read More

Spillane and Burke get chance against Wexford

Anthony Spillane
A FIRST competitive start for Anthony Spillane at right corner-forward and the placing of Killian Burke at centre-back are the...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:11am Read More

Big ball game is spreading to Inniscarra

THE PAUDIE PALMER COLUMN LAST weekend, non-sporting activity prevented me from attending Páirc Uí Rinn so I was dependent on...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:10am Read More

Hurlers rocked by injuries

MIDFIELDER Daniel Kearney, Mark Ellis and Alan Cadogan (below), who were all substituted with hamstring injuries last weekend, are major...

Tuesday, 24/03/15 - 12:05pm Read More

Waterford’s promotion has been a revelation and a threat

LOOKING at the national hurling league in its entirety, the performance of Waterford in topping Division 1B and regaining their...

Tuesday, 24/03/15 - 10:26am Read More

National Sport

The Conor McGregor – Jose Aldo circus hits Dublin

You can watch the press conference live here from 6pm.The UFC tour to promote Conor McGregor's upcoming title fight against Jose Aldo has reached its final day - at a press conference in Dublin this afternoon. There are huge crowds...

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Irish clubs to benefit from UEFA prize money increase

UEFA has announced the detailed financial distribution system for its club competitions for the 2015-18 cycle in the UEFA Champions...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 5:21pm Read More

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is very disappointed with Jamie Heaslip

Rugby super-jock Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is bemoaning the fact that rugby players just ain't what they used to be. Leinster forward...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 4:35pm Read More

WATCH: Dani Alves sings into mic to dodge questions

Brazilian footballer Dani Alves is reportedly set to leave the current club Barcelona in the summer - with Manchester United...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 3:24pm Read More

Prize money boost for Europa League

UEFA has moved to increase the financial rewards from playing in the Europa League by announcing prize money for the...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 2:45pm Read More

All-Ireland winning manager Joe Kernan to take charge of International Rules team

The GAA has confirmed today that Joe Kernan is the new Irish international Rules manager. He will take charge of...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 1:42pm Read More

Dunphy: James McCarthy is ‘a terrible flop’

James McCarthy in action against Tomasz Jodlowiec of Poland on Sunday night. Picture: INPHO/Cathal NoonanPundit Eamon Dunphy was sharply critical...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 1:02pm Read More

Williams sisters safely through in Miami

Serena Williams and sister Venus both through to quarter-finals in Miami.Top seed Serena Williams advanced to the quarter-finals of the...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 11:54am Read More

Newcastle profits provoke questions

Newcastle have emerged as one of the most profitable clubs in the Barclays Premier League after announcing record profits of...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 11:51am Read More

Tiger Woods’ intentions remain unclear

Tiger Woods' Masters plans may still be unknown - but this week's world rankings see his decline once again laid...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 11:47am Read More

Sport Columns

Call off the weekend, my side’s after losing

THE MOMENT OF DREAD: Manchester United's Juan Mata celebrates scoring his second goal to seal victory over Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.
The weekend was a right-off for Liverpool fan  John Roycroft, who seems to be struggling with the week after it too. Here he describes the suffering and mindset of the losing fan THE thrilling events from the fields of the...

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El Clásico at centre of Spain’s dark past

One of the bitterest sporting rivalries will be played out on Sunday night and as John Roycroft  discovers, there are...

Thursday, 19/03/15 - 12:48pm Read More

Festival’s fun comes at a cost

General view of the field 11/3/2015
John Roycroft believes the Cheltenham Festival is very special, but  wonders what the impact of  so much gambling is having...

Thursday, 12/03/15 - 4:23pm Read More

It’s time to get serious about future of the league

The iconic picture of Cork City’s  Denis Behan celebrating his goal against Bohs in 2013. However, there are few pots of gold  at the end of the rainbow for the league’s clubs and players or their  dilapidated and empty stadiums like  Dalymount  Park.
Another  League of Ireland season is on our doorstep, but as  John Roycroft  discusses, little has been done during the...

Thursday, 05/03/15 - 2:15pm Read More

Cricket is well worth giving a second look

Ireland's Ed Joyce strikes the ball during Wednesday’s  ICC Cricket World Cup, Pool B, thriller against The UAE at  The Gabba, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane, Australia.
Cricket is not everyone’s cup of tea. But as John Roycroft  describes, an off-chance discovery of the game has led to...

Thursday, 26/02/15 - 3:41pm Read More

Briggs: “We’ll definitely be going out to get a win against England”

Irish captain Niamh Briggs. Picture: Inpho
  “THE championship is very much open and we’ll definitely be going out to get a win against England”, Irish...

Thursday, 26/02/15 - 3:23pm Read More

Game now affected by incredible bulk

Ireland v France - RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship
 John Roycroft believes the size of the modern rugby player not only adds to the risk of concussion, it also...

Wednesday, 18/02/15 - 1:03pm Read More

Worrying signs as Rebels lack raw hunger

Éamonn Murphy wonders why Cork were outfought by an understrength Kilkenny side on Saturday night  THE QUESTION Cork have to...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 1:35pm Read More

League’s drama adds to hurling’s popularity

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley and Galway’s  Jonathan Glynn  battle for possession in the NHL semi-final last year. The competitiveness of the league and championship has seen hurling become more popular with spectators than football. Guessing which Galway side will take to  the field is entertaining enough in its own right.
 The revelation to  John Roycroft  that hurling now has  more spectators than football is down to, in no small measure,...

Friday, 13/02/15 - 12:02pm Read More

The dash for cash is leaving fans behind

DENIS win 11.jpg
John Roycroft warns that The Open’s decision to move to Sky will have a detrimental effect on the sport THERE...

Thursday, 05/02/15 - 11:27am Read More

Sports Blogs

Tough task now to pick the starting 15

Luke v Clare
    Éamonn Murphy looks at the questions raised after Cork’s emphatic victory over Clare on Saturday night at Páirc Uí Rinn in the NHL.  Can they be this good again? So which was a more accurate reflection of the...

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We were unbeatable in this form says a thrilled Coughlan

SHANE COUGHLAN has had many great days in a Demons jersey but in his own words the performance in their 117...

Monday, 16/02/15 - 1:01pm Read More

Ready for take-off, and another season

Avondhu's Mikey Sheehan bursting past Beara's Brian T O'Sullivan during the Cork County SFC at Newcestown. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
 It’s the toughest part of the season for all GAA players, the post-Christmas slog. Here Glanworth and Avondhu player Mike...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 2:55pm Read More

Whatever happens in the league Cork are summer underdogs

Colm O'Neill goal
THE league, huh. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing? We wouldn’t go that far, but it’s obviously not the...

Thursday, 29/01/15 - 8:17am Read More

Former Rebel prospects will now link up at Munster

Sweetnam hurling
DARREN Sweetnam won’t be making a comeback for the Cork hurlers in the immediate future despite recent speculation he was...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 2:39pm Read More

Adding to ref’s work won’t help

Red card
SO HURLING 2020 want to bring in a substitute after a player gets a second yellow card on a team....

Thursday, 08/01/15 - 12:19pm Read More

Kanturk adjusting to life in the AIL

BACK at the time, Kanturk number eight Dan McCabe should have known that the omens were good for his side....

Wednesday, 31/12/14 - 12:28pm Read More

Bohs match had us daring to dream

Cork City Bohs
 One of City’s most dedicated supporters  Nevin Power  offers his view on a rollercoaster campaign and Cork City’s  re-emergence as...

Monday, 22/12/14 - 1:24pm Read More

Mourneabbey will come out of loss stronger

  YOU can’t put into words what this meant to Mourneabbey. Everywhere you turned in Tuam Stadium on Sunday, there...

Tuesday, 02/12/14 - 9:55am Read More

Mourneabbey Eight can join an elite club

Former Rockbán captain Susan White was the first ladies footballer in the country to win senior, intermediate and junior All-Ireland club medals. Here she is winning the 2001 junior final with her teammates Amy O’Shea, Elaine Harte and Valerie Mulcahy.
  THE first ladies footballer in the country to win junior, intermediate and senior All-Ireland club medals happened to be...

Thursday, 27/11/14 - 1:31pm Read More

Sports Features

Ó Cróinín has the grá for football to keep driving on

Ó Cróinín for Naomh Abán
Even as his career winds down, Mícheál Ó Cróinín remains a wonderful shooter and consummate ball-player. Éamonn Murphy spoke to the former Cork forward about his grá for football, and lifting trophies with UCC and his club AS one of...

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Jordan by name, Jordan by nature – meet Ireland’s next best basketballer

Cork's Jordan Blount, who plays for Canarias Basketball Academy. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Jordan Blount is weeks away from signing his letter of intent to play division 1 basketball in the States having...

Friday, 23/01/15 - 9:33am Read More

Search on for Cork relations of camogie trailblazers – can you help?

Tadgh and Cáit O’Donoughue from Carrig Na Bhfear
With the Ashbourne Cup celebrating its centenary next month, Mary White  tries to find the relatives of the Cork woman...

Friday, 16/01/15 - 3:21pm Read More

McDonnell is bamboozled by Cork’s stagnation

Steven McDonnell leads out Armagh as captain in 2011. He believes some of the core group in the Cork panel must  step up and lead this year.
Former Armagh sharphooter Steven McDonnell tells Peter McNamara he can’t understand why Cork freeze on the  big stage ONE of the...

Friday, 16/01/15 - 11:40am Read More

Armagh ace preaches patience as vital for marquee forwards

Colm O’Neill  is one of the  best talents in the country  and Brian Hurley has savage
 potential as well say Steven McDonnell.
AS an attacker, there were few as accomplished than the elusive, yet devastating Stevie McDonnell, particularly in the early noughties,...

Friday, 16/01/15 - 11:40am Read More

Making up for lost time

Adrian main
When he was just 12, Adrian O’Sullivan was crippled by a knee injury that forced him out of sport the...

Friday, 09/01/15 - 12:32pm Read More

‘When your club wins a county it’s the experience of a life-time’

Collig main
HAVING covered and reflected on so many county title triumphs with the Evening Echo, from breakthroughs such as Sarsfield’s to...

Wednesday, 31/12/14 - 12:38pm Read More

Caulfield: I can’t wait to get cracking again

Mark Sull
Despite missing out on the league, John Caulfield had an outstanding first season at the helm. Éamonn Murphy sat down...

Monday, 22/12/14 - 1:32pm Read More

Murphy recalls friendship with Irish great Kyle

Kyle and BOD
Séan McCarthy spoke to Ireland stalwart Noel Murphy about his memories of Grand Slam icon Jack Kyle THEY say that...

Thursday, 18/12/14 - 8:05am Read More

Munster can shock hosts if they eliminate costly errors

THE Stade Marcel Michelin is never a pleasant place to visit, but it probably looks even less appealing to Munster given...

Friday, 12/12/14 - 12:31pm Read More