Cork Sport

Emerging Rockies have bright future

Blackrock’s Eoin Smith raises aloft the Cork County U21 A hurling championship cup  after his team defeated Carrigaline in the  final at Páirc Uí Rinn. Picture: Dan Linehan
IF THE U21 grade is primarily a stepping stone to success at adult level, then Blackrock are poised for a return to senior glory sooner rather than later. Their coronation as U21 kingpins – flagged up well before this championship...

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Milford storm to third county title

Milford captain Rebecca Finn celebrates with her team-mates, after defeating Inniscarra in the Evening Echo Cork County Senior Camogie final at Castle Road.
Picture: David Keane.
IT’S THREE Evening Echo county senior titles in a row now for Milford as another polished team performance saw off...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 10:02am Read More

VIDEO: See Valley Rovers claim Cork PIFC title

Valley
Congratulations to Valley Rovers, who secured the Cork County PIFC title with their 0-12 to 0-8 victory over Na Piarsaigh...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 8:51am Read More

VIDEO: Ballincollig win their first Cork County SFC title

SFC
For the first time in their history Ballincollig claimed the Cork County Senior Football Championship after defeating Carbery Rangers 1-13...

Sunday, 19/10/14 - 11:35pm Read More

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VIDEO: Fans at Turner’s Cross delight in Cork City going top of the table

Citybohs
Cork City beat Bohemians  1-0 at Turner’s Cross last night, in front of 6,129 delirious fans, to go top of the...

Saturday, 18/10/14 - 12:00pm Read More

City need home rule to force showdown

TURNER’S Cross will be thronged tonight as Cork City host Bohemians in their last home game of the season, just...

Friday, 17/10/14 - 2:10pm Read More

Finalists aiming to be firsts among equals

Ballincollig will be hoping that Patrick Kelly will have a big influence on Sunday’s final.
SUNDAY Cork County SFC final: Ballincollig v Carbery Rangers, Páirc Ui Chaoimh, 3.45pm IN 1887 the now defunct Lees became...

Friday, 17/10/14 - 12:35pm Read More

Caulfield: We know what is required

CORK CITY boss John Caulfield said the title race is now very much a black and white affair. However, that’s...

Thursday, 16/10/14 - 10:18am Read More

Ross side must make big calls

Micheál ‘Haulie’ O’Sullivan says they have huge decisions to make tonight in their team selection for Sunday’s county SFC final against Ballincollig.
CARBERY RANGERS expect to name their team tomorrow night for the county senior football final against Ballincollig at Páirc Uí...

Thursday, 16/10/14 - 9:45am Read More

O’Brien’s wary of Ross threat

BALLINCOLLIG expect to be unchanged for their first Cork County SFC final against Carbery Rangers at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on...

Wednesday, 15/10/14 - 12:56pm Read More

National Sport

United force draw with the Baggies

West Brom 2 Man Utd 2Daley Blind rescued a late point for Manchester United as they were held to a 2-2 draw at West Brom.The Holland international scored his first goal for the club to break Albion's hearts just as...

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Celtic keeper attacked in the street

Celtic player Lukasz Zaluska has been attacked in the street.The goalkeeper was targeted in Ashton Lane in Glasgow's west end...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 7:23pm Read More

Colm O’Rourke stirs up hornets’ nest with article on GPA

Colm O'Rourke's article about the Gaelic Players Association in the Sunday Independent yesterday has provoked a storm of online reaction,...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 5:37pm Read More

Mourinho vents fury over Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is furious at Spain boss Vicente del Bosque after believing Diego Costa's hamstring problem was exacerbated...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 5:20pm Read More

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Barcelona remain focused on Ajax

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insists his team's focus is solely on Tuesday night's Champions League meeting against Ajax, with all...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 4:46pm Read More

Birmingham part company with Clark

Birmingham have parted company with manager Lee Clark following a poor start to the Sky Bet Championship season.The Blues are...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 4:42pm Read More

Mourinho blasts national managers who ‘simply don’t care’

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken of his simmering discontent with uncommunicative national team managers over the treatment of his...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 4:35pm Read More

Footballer dies from goal celebration injury

An Indian footballer has died five days after sustaining a serious injury while celebrating a goal. 23-year-old Peter Biaksangzuala played...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 4:02pm Read More

Give Balotelli time, urges Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted summer signing Mario Balotelli will never match Luis Suarez's Anfield impact.Rodgers backed the Italy...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 2:09pm Read More

Sunderland keeper wants refund for fans

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone wants a refund for fans of the club who made the 650-mile round trip to see...

Monday, 20/10/14 - 1:55pm Read More

Sport Columns

Keyboard warriors need to take stock

Oshea
RIGHT from the off the Germans dictated proceedings. The Irish struggled for long periods under the immense pressure. And while the experts expected a lot more from us, thanks to some hard work, fighting spirit and a never-say-die perseverance, we...

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Gibraltar’s European inclusion is bizarre

DEFENCE Gibraltar 3
WHERE did the time go? It was like only yesterday we were eulogising the winning wonder-goal of Aiden McGeady against...

Wednesday, 08/10/14 - 4:36pm Read More

Walsh will suit up for just one Cork campaign

Aidan Walsh at the GAA/GPA Partnership Launch With Best Menswear. Picture: INPHO
WHETHER Jimmy Barry-Murphy returns or not for a fourth year in charge of Cork will have a major bearing on...

Wednesday, 08/10/14 - 4:28pm Read More

McGuinness did it his way, Johnny C doing the same

Cork City manager John Caulfield seen here celebrating the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division victory over Drogheda at Turner’s Cross has a two-year plan to make City successful.  This year it’s about making the team hard to beat and he has achieved that. Picture Sportsfile
THE similarities between John Caulfield and Jim McGuinness’ first year as manager of their respective teams are quite remarkable. Both...

Tuesday, 07/10/14 - 10:50am Read More

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David Corkery: Pack mentality won it for Reds

Peter O’Mahony, who made a winning return from injury, shows how much the win meant to him and his team-mates at the Aviva. Picture: Sportsfile
UGLY wins are sometimes the best ones. On this occasion where patterns and structure were replaced with skullduggery and cunning,...

Monday, 06/10/14 - 6:28pm Read More

Cork’s tale added to sporting miracles

Cork’s tireless Geraldine O’Flynn shoots past Dublin’s Leah Caffrey to score what proved to be the winning point in Sunday’s amazing comeback at the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC final at Croke Park, Dublin. 
 Picture: SPORTSFILE
GRABBING victories from the jaws of defeat plays a big part in our lives. And not just in sport, it’s...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 12:00pm Read More

Defining seasonal roles for players is essential

James Loughrey is one of a number of Cork players who need to be given more defined roles in the side.
BRIAN Cuthbert is on the verge of integrating Pat Flanagan into his managerial team set-up for 2015 as Cork seek...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 2:40pm Read More

Will 41st All-Ireland end in a draw? Maybe

Cork huddle prior to the 2012 All-Ireland final. Picture: Inpho
THERE’S not much we can say about this, only that it should be a cracker, and closer than the majority...

Friday, 26/09/14 - 1:37pm Read More

Soccer moms have raised awarness on concussion

Javier
THE term soccer mom has a number of connotations in America, some are of a lewd nature, some are derived...

Wednesday, 24/09/14 - 8:22pm Read More

Ryder Cup fervour has a very dark side

US Ryder Cup player Justin Leonard celebrates sinking the winning  putt on the final day of the 1999 tournament. While the tasteless  celebrations over Jose Maria Olazabal’s putting line will always be remembered as the Battle of Brookline, the real horror was the shirts the US team wore that day.
IT’S hard for some to understand why people could get so excited whenever the Ryder Cup comes around. When you...

Wednesday, 24/09/14 - 6:59pm Read More

Sports Blogs

Are we reading too much into one game?

Lorcán
  Denis Hurley   HERE’S A question – would you rank the Cork hurlers’ 2014 campaign as being better or worse than the 2013 one? Last year, relegation was suffered from Division 1A of the national league and then a...

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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

Is City’s season Dun and dusted?

Cork City fans
Éamonn Murphy looks back at Friday’s sickening 2-1 loss for Cork City at home to leaders Dundalk WELL, that defeat...

Monday, 04/08/14 - 10:25am Read More

Cuthbert: Stop knocking dual players

Walsh
 Éamonn Murphy FOOTBALL manager Brian Cuthbert believes the county’s dual stars should be praised rather than criticised for serving Cork...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 12:45pm Read More

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McIlroy has to juggle too many lifeStyles

McIlroy
   With the British Open in full swing, John Roycroft looks at one of Ireland & Britain’s best hopes of...

Friday, 18/07/14 - 11:55am Read More

Supremo Jimmy so proud of his young guns

JBM
HE was calm and composed, but deep inside Jimmy Barry-Murphy must have been glowing with pride after witnessing another terrific...

Monday, 14/07/14 - 12:48pm Read More

Cork have missed nine of their last 13 penalties

Nash penalty
FORGET about the legitimacy of Stephen O’Keeffe’s block on Sunday, it was yet another missed penalty for Cork. Since 2007,...

Wednesday, 11/06/14 - 12:59pm Read More

Horgan on track to be best sharp-shooter of modern era 

Horgan
PATRICK HORGAN hit 0-12 in Thurles, and in the Glen attacker’s 30th championship appearance, five as a sub, he took...

Wednesday, 28/05/14 - 12:26pm Read More

Liverpool must spend well not spend big

Rogers
IT HAS been over a week now since Liverpool’s dream of winning the Premier League came to an abrupt end,...

Tuesday, 20/05/14 - 1:26pm Read More

Éamonn Murphy’s hurling league awards

Hoggy
IT’S been clear for quite some time that the league isn’t a priority on Leeside. The title hasn’t been collected...

Thursday, 03/04/14 - 8:38am Read More

Sports Features

Cusack is Echoing our sentiments

Cork team Hill
ON The Sunday Game in the aftermath of Cork’s collapse at the hands of Tipp, Donal Óg Cusack lashed out about the state of underage hurling in the county. In doing so he raised some pertinent points about the county’s...

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System failure on Jones’ Road

Cork dejection
THE CORK hurlers have endured some tough days since they last got their hands on Liam McCarthy, but yesterday was...

Monday, 18/08/14 - 10:14am Read More

Lessons have been learned by Leesiders

Footballers
Barry O’Donovan THIS is the brutal truth of championship football: when you’re beaten, the focus falls on the reasons why....

Saturday, 09/08/14 - 8:27am Read More

Ref calls time on epic comeback

Players and ref
THIS defeat will gnaw at Cork long into the winter. That they restored pride after their collapse to Kerry in...

Monday, 04/08/14 - 1:53pm Read More

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Cadogan gunning for another Munster medal

Alan Cadogan
ROLL back to last summer and few were predicting a bright inter-county hurling future for Alan Cadogan.  The lightning quick...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 7:23am Read More

Teddy Mac: Hurlers shouldn’t fear anyone

Lehane
Rebel legend Teddy McCarthy tells Peter McNamara why Cork are now poised to lift Liam McCarthy WITH absolute conviction in...

Thursday, 24/07/14 - 3:11pm Read More

Kick-out woes a serious concern

Cork football 1
  Barry O’Donovan examines Cork’s misfiring midfield and explains why the absence of a powerhouse like Nick Murphy isn’t enough...

Thursday, 24/07/14 - 3:07pm Read More

Garvan’s day in the sun is still special

Garvan
Barry O’Donovan SOMETIMES your day in the sun burns out quicker than others. It’s 10 years ago now since Cork...

Friday, 23/05/14 - 1:06pm Read More

Late arrival proves to be last man standing

Donncha
Donncha O’Connor is the only starter from the league game with Dublin in 2006 still on the Cork panel. He...

Monday, 03/03/14 - 12:59pm Read More

Regan: Cork have far better hurlers than the Banner

Cork panel
RTE panellist Daithí Regan says the Rebels have a far better panel than the Clare men. He tells Peter McNamara that...

Friday, 21/02/14 - 10:51am Read More