Cork Sport

Irish sides set for international return to duty

Bernard O’Byrne. Picture: Sportsfile
BASKETBALL IRELAND secretary general Bernard O’Byrne has hinted that senior men and women international basketball could be on the way back after a five year absence. The sport had to suffer the humiliation of withdrawing from all international competition after...

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Kelly and Walsh retire from intercounty football

2013 Cork captain Anne-Marie Walsh
MULTI All-Ireland winners Norita Kelly and Anne-Marie Walsh have both retired from intercounty football. Kelly had amassed eight senior All-Irelands,...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 11:09am Read More

Aoife’s biggest battle is off the court

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From being a star with Brunell, Aoife Dineen has endured a horrendous few months through illness. This weekend her teammates...

Saturday, 24/01/15 - 10:54am Read More

The universal language of basketball

David Murphy for online
Demons veteran David Murphy explains to Eoin Gubbins how a trip to Italy revived his passion for basketball LIKE anyone...

Saturday, 24/01/15 - 10:54am Read More

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Coughlan and O’Reilly on the brink of history

Cup glory
Demons stars Niall O’Reilly and Shane Coughlan will make history tomorrow night if they land their sixth National Cup medals....

Saturday, 24/01/15 - 10:53am Read More

Scannell: ‘I had to accept my role in the team’

Jess guarding
Playing for Team Montenotte Hotel again wasn’t as straightforward as Jessica Scannell expected. She explains to Éamonn Murphy about the...

Friday, 23/01/15 - 10:47am Read More

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

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

Hurlers showing the appetite for the hard yards

Hard hit
John Horgan THE Waterford Crystal Cup is what it is, a pre-season competition which gives team managers an opportunity to...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 12:08pm Read More

Olive to get World gold

Olive silver
COACHFORD race walker Olive Loughnane is set to be awarded the gold medal for the 20km race walk from the...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 12:00pm Read More

National Sport

Figo to stand for FIFA presidency

Luis Figo has announced he will stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.The 42-year-old former Portugal international and world footballer of the year is understood to already have the minimum five nominations.Figo said in an interview with CNN: "I...

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Djokovic relishing rematch with Wawrinka

Top seed Novak Djokovic is relishing the renewal of his intense Australian Open rivalry with defending champion Stan Wawrinka after...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 12:54pm Read More

Six Nations launched with new trophy

The 2015 RBS Six Nations was launched today in London - with a snazzy new trophy up for grabs. Paul...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 11:41am Read More

Kerry star quits job to focus on football

Darran O'Sullivan has admitted he quit his bank job in November last year in order to focus on his footballing...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 10:24am Read More

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Liverpool and Chelsea with very different opinions of this tackle

Chelsea knocked Liverpool out of the Capital One Cup last night, with both sides giving live updates of the game...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 9:44am Read More

Serena through in Australia, but Venus beaten by childhood fan

Top seed Serena Williams powered into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday, but was denied a showdown with...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 7:27am Read More

Mourinho stands firm over ‘accidental’ Costa stamps

Jose Mourinho insisted Diego Costa's stamps were "accidental" and criticised Brendan Rodgers after Chelsea beat Liverpool to a place in...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 7:16am Read More

Chelsea through to Capital One Cup final after extra time

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on aggregate)Branislav Ivanovic kept his head as Chelsea edged a frenetic, ill-tempered clash...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:26pm Read More

Long facing six-week lay-off

Southampton will be without Shane Long for up to six weeks after he fractured a couple of ribs, it is...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 6:38pm Read More

O’Brien may line out for Irish Wolfhounds

Sean O'Brien remains in contention to end an injury-plagued 14 months by making a comeback for the Irish Wolfhounds against...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 5:31pm Read More

Sport Columns

Betting adverts have changed our mindset

De-regulation on when you can show adverts for sport gambling websites has also spawned the growth in online bingo and casino websites.
John Roycroft wonders if adverts for sport betting websites are having a detrimental effect NOW if he was recommending a shampoo you’d hear the guy out… challenging the most entrenched political establishment since the Catholic Church is another thing altogether....

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Radical rules in the Lord Mayor’s Cup

Lord Mayor's Cup action
JOHN HORGAN ONE of the most successful hurling ventures that has been undertaken in the city and county in recent...

Friday, 16/01/15 - 1:05pm Read More

Good and bad divide is harder to discern

Lionel Messi is still regarded by the  majority of people as the best player in the world but some recent behind the scene dramas and legal issues over unpaid taxes has seen the reputation of the Argentinean slip a little.
Lionel Messi has always been the crowd favourite but   John Roycroft believes that the tide has turned on the...

Thursday, 15/01/15 - 2:07pm Read More

Footballers need the experience of Goulding, Kelly and Kerrigan

EVEN allowing for the fact the facile demolition of Mary I in the McGrath Cup will have no bearing on...

Friday, 09/01/15 - 12:29pm Read More

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Will hype cloud the brilliance?

Soccer - Steven Gerrard Filer
  John Roycroft wonders if we’ll be able to handle Steven Gerrard’s long farewell to Anfield? MOST people hate long...

Friday, 09/01/15 - 10:44am Read More

Inside City chapter and verse

Neal Horgan Críost Rí
Éamonn Murphy sat down with Neal Horgan to talk about his brilliant book, a memorable career at Turner’s Cross, what...

Monday, 22/12/14 - 1:27pm Read More

Lee’s win converted all the guilty doubters

WBO champion Andy Lee poses with the belt in front of homecoming  crowd  outside Limerick City Hall on Wednesday. Picture: Inpho
BEING a doubter is always an easy choice. You tend to suffer less when the inevitable disappointments of life comes...

Thursday, 18/12/14 - 2:26pm Read More

Russia is not alone as sport’s big cheats

YOU know what it feels like to cross the line of an Olympics final and win gold, complete with the...

Wednesday, 10/12/14 - 10:02am Read More

Stephen creates his very own witchHunt

Republic of Ireland Squad Training - Wednesday 23rd May
IF CINEMA has taught us anything, it’s that there are certain things you should never do. First among these, never...

Thursday, 04/12/14 - 9:57am Read More

Kelly’s prowess made him all-time great

TIPP’S All-Ireland SHC final captain Brendan Maher yesterday portrayed him as a “player that could do anything” and that certainly...

Wednesday, 03/12/14 - 4:41pm Read More

Sports Blogs

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. Where will we go to next? Substitutes for players sent off? Honestly, don’t officials have enough to be worrying about...

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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

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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


Glove hate
It’s largely seen as a crossroads fight for Cork’s most famous fighting son. Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan takes on Dublin’s Anthony...

Saturday, 15/11/14 - 8:13am Read More

Walsh’s departure raises huge doubts for the footballers

Aidan Walsh
Barry O’Donovan  IN PLAIN terms, it’s pretty simple: it’s now harder for Cork footballers to win an All-Ireland than it...

Monday, 10/11/14 - 1:16pm Read More

Cork leading the way for last decade on All-Star front

Cork All-Star award winners, from left, Geraldine O'Flynn, Norita Kelly, Nollaig Cleary, Angela Walsh, Juliet Murphy and Briege Corkery. TG4 O'Neill's Ladies Football All-Star Awards 2009, Citywest Hotel, Conference, Leisure and Golf Resort, Dublin. Picture credit:
Cork are nominated for 10  All-Stars. Here Mary White reflects on the county’s record Despite 50 All-Stars for Cork in...

Saturday, 08/11/14 - 9:23am Read More

Are we reading too much into one game?

  Denis Hurley   HERE’S A question – would you rank the Cork hurlers’ 2014 campaign as being better or...

Wednesday, 20/08/14 - 12:04pm Read More

Gutsy display shouldn’t mask the problems

Cork disappointment
AS the dust settles on the footballers’ season, and despite the guts and class they showed against Mayo, you couldn’t...

Wednesday, 06/08/14 - 10:56am Read More

Sports Features

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 behind it What does Ireland’s first President, Dr Douglas Hyde, a Capuchin priest and the northside of Cork city have...

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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

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‘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

Small changes can make a big difference

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Padraig Hoare talks fitness with former Antrim hurler Ainle Ó Cairealláin FOR the exercise and sports scientists that exclusively make up...

Monday, 01/12/14 - 12:54pm Read More

Ballincollig mirrored Philpott’s fighting spirit

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Ballincollig’s county final win was particularly uplifting for their selector Eric Philpott after being diagnosed with a brain tumour during...

Saturday, 15/11/14 - 8:19am Read More