Cork Sport

Clyda celebrate their special day

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Denis Hurley GAA THIS coming Sunday, November 29, will be a special day for Clyda Rovers as the club celebrates its 70th anniversary. While the Mourneabbey area had a variety of short-lived clubs in the early days of the GAA –generally...

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Munster’s Cronin primed for derby battle

James Cronin is tackled by John Barclay 23/10/2015
CORK’S James Cronin is keeping his focus firmly on what’s in front of him despite other attractions a bit further...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 11:58am Read More

Cork basketball star making her mark in the States

Mary White Basketball CORK-BORN basketball star Edel Thornton will make history Friday night when she lines out against Georgetown University. The...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 11:55am Read More

‘This Nemo team isn’t getting the recognition it deserves’

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Peter McNamara  GAA LARRY KAVANAGH is as honest a character off the field as he was on it during a...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 11:47am Read More

O’Gara: I’m more likely to move within France than back to Ireland

Ronan O'Gara 18/11/2010
RONAN O’Gara is committed to his rugby career in France, despite a link to a position in the Ireland backroom....

Friday, 27/11/15 - 7:59am Read More

Cork GAA clubs set for relegation reprieve

Denis Hurley GAA THE sides relegated in this year’s Cork county championships could be set for a dramatic reprieve after events...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 1:48pm Read More

Scannell is appointed Irish women’s basketball coach

UCC Demons  v Bord Gais Neptune - 2013 Basketball Ireland Men's Superleague National Cup Semi-Final
CORK’S Mark Scannell has been appointed head coach of the Ireland Women’s Basketball team, after a six-year hiatus.  The Leesider was...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 2:14pm Read More

Shine wants to step up to the next level

Clare Shine 24/11/2015
John Fallon Soccer CLARE SHINE wants to make her club and country form earn a move to the English Women’s...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 11:40am Read More

Cork City midfielder is itching to win silverware

Dundalk FC v Cork City FC - Irish Daily Mail Cup Final
CORK CITY have tied down midfielder Garry Buckley to  a new two-year deal. Buckley has made over 80 league appearances...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 7:52am Read More

Whelan hits a double as Coláiste Choilm advance

Mark Woods GAA THREE Cork teams made it to the quarter-finals of the Corn Uí Mhuirí following an eventful last...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 7:48am Read More

National Sport

Kyle Edmund’s Davis Cup dream turns sour with David Goffin’s comeback win

Britain’s Kyle Edmund’s Davis Cup debut turned from a dream to a nightmare as David Goffin fought back from two sets down for the first time in his career to win the opening point of the final for Belgium in...

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Paula Radcliffe innocent of any blood doping and her treatment was ‘shocking’, says IAAF

Three-times London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe has been declared innocent of any blood doping by world athletics’ governing body the...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 5:45pm Read More

Mathieu Valbuena ‘more than disappointed’ after Karim Benzema’s arrest in sex-tape scandal

By Darragh Bermingham France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena has revealed his “disappointment” with fellow countryman Karim Benzema after the Real Madrid...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 3:44pm Read More

Katie’s brother to replace dad Pete in her corner

By Darragh Bermingham Katie Taylor will enter the ring tonight without her father, Pete in her corner for the first...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 1:09pm Read More

Munster and Ulster Champions Cup matches postponed after Paris attacks to be replayed in January

Tournament organisers have announced that five European Champions Cup pool games postponed earlier this month following the Paris terror attacks...

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Kevin Keegan takes swipe at Newcastle’s ‘shrinking’ stars

Former Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has claimed the club is too big for some of current head coach Steve McClaren’s...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 9:49am Read More

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United showed more ambition in my day

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has come to the defence of current manager Louis van Gaal but also criticised...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 8:49am Read More

Andy Murray confident he can handle pressure of Davis Cup final

Andy Murray is ready to shoulder the pressure and carry Great Britain to a first Davis Cup title since 1936....

Friday, 27/11/15 - 7:18am Read More

Liverpool wait to learn extent of latest Daniel Sturridge injury

Liverpool will await the results of a scan on yet another Daniel Sturridge injury before deciding the next course of...

Friday, 27/11/15 - 6:59am Read More

Liverpool beat Bordeaux qualifying for knockout stages with a match to spare

Christian Benteke’s brilliant strike saw Liverpool beat Bordeaux 2-1 to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League with...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 10:23pm Read More

RWC 15 Banter

New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup stars fancy Bandon Grammar for the cup

Bandon Grammar School will hope to be inspired by a little reflected Rugby World Cup glory after two of New Zealand’s try scorers in Saturday’s final took time out from their celebrations to tip the school for next year’s Munster...

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Halloween tricks and treats from unearthly champs

Halloween. A long and spooky evening is in store for Australia, it seems. “Perfect weather for the All Blacks to...

Monday, 02/11/15 - 11:00pm Read More

Kylie Minogue was spotted at the Rugby World Cup final and Twitter went nuts

The Rugby World Cup final, the biggest match in 2015’s sporting calendar (aside from Ireland beating Germany in the Euro...

Saturday, 31/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

Cheika accidentally reveals Wallabies’ game-plan for Rugby World Cup final

Australia have blundered on the eve of the World Cup final by accidentally revealing elements of their game-plan for dethroning...

Friday, 30/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

VIDEO: BallTalk: Rugby World Cup Final preview

Steve Neville (@SteveNeville_) and Peter McNamara (@PeterMcNamara_) look ahead to the World Cup final and discuss where it will be...

Thursday, 29/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

Test your rugby knowledge – referee signals

How well do you know referee signals in rugby?  Even if you know the official signals, how well do you...

Wednesday, 28/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

VIDEO: BallTalk: Rugby World Cup semi final preview

Ireland may not be in the competition anymore but there are still two exciting matches to look forward to this...

Friday, 23/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

VIDEO: BallTalk: What next for Irish Rugby?

After crashing out of the Rugby World Cup, the BallTlak team look back at that quarter final defeat. Steve Neville,...

Friday, 23/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

These photos of Ireland fans after their Rugby World Cup defeat to Argentina will break your heart

Argentina dumped Ireland out of the World Cup for the third time as a 10-minute, two-try salvo floored Joe Schmidt’s...

Tuesday, 20/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

Rugby World Cup 2015: The team of the quarter-finals

Southern hemisphere domination of the 2015 Rugby World Cup was emphasised by last weekend’s quarter-final results. A clean sweep for...

Tuesday, 20/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

RWC 15 News

Stuart Lancaster steps down as England head coach ‘by mutual consent’

Stuart Lancaster has stepped down as head coach of England. The 46-year-old has paid the price for a dismal World Cup campaign that saw the hosts fail to get out of the pool stages following defeats to Wales and Australia....

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VIDEO: Why the Rugby World Cup 2015 was the greatest rugby tournament ever

By Steve Neville One week after New Zealand claimed a historic victory in the Rugby World Cup final, we reflect...

Saturday, 07/11/15 - 4:59pm Read More

‘We love you JC’: All Blacks bring Webb Ellis trophy to former team-mate’s grave

The New Zealand rugby team have made a triumphant return home after winning the Rugby World Cup, but took time...

Thursday, 05/11/15 - 1:15pm Read More

VIDEO: All Blacks return home to awesome airport haka

Rugby World Champions New Zealand were treated to an epic welcome when they returned home with the Webb Ellis Trophy....

Wednesday, 04/11/15 - 10:47am Read More

WATCH: Sonny Bill Williams gets new RWC winner’s medal after giving original to fan

New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams had his generosity rewarded when he was presented with a new World Cup winner’s medal...

Monday, 02/11/15 - 10:35am Read More

Dan Carter thrilled after ending international career with ‘ultimate achievement’

Dan Carter admitted he could hardly have a better ending to his glittering international career after his man-of-the-match performance helped...

Saturday, 31/10/15 - 9:33pm Read More

Sonny Bill Williams gifts World Cup winners’ medal to young fan

Sonny Bill Williams presented his World Cup winner’s medal to a fan tackled by security guards when trying to celebrate...

Saturday, 31/10/15 - 9:22pm Read More

Five things we learned from the Rugby World Cup final

New Zealand emerged 34-17 winners over Australia in a compelling World Cup final at Twickenham. Here we examine five lessons...

Saturday, 31/10/15 - 7:22pm Read More

Rugby has utmost respect for World Cup final referee Nigel Owens

New Zealand made sporting history at Twickenham as they became the first team to be crowned Rugby World Cup winners...

Saturday, 31/10/15 - 6:39pm Read More

All Blacks become first side to retain World Cup

New Zealand 34 Australia 17 New Zealand cemented their status as rugby’s greatest ever team by becoming the first side...

Saturday, 31/10/15 - 6:06pm Read More

Sport Columns

Time for suits to get up to speed on drug cheats

Chairman of WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) Independent Commission , Richard Pound, presents the findings of the commission’s Report at a press conference, in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this week. 	Picture:AP
John Roycroft sadly found nothing surprising by the Russian athletics doping revelations THE World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report this week exposing the extent and range of doping and corruption within Russian athletics was revealing but unfortunately for most of us...

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FAI fail to fully promote their showcase final

OH DANNY BOY: Cork’s Karl Sheppard and Garry Buckley congratulate Danny Morrissey after he scored the winning goal as Bray keeper Peter Cherrie lies dejected during their FAI Cup semi-final at the Carlisle Grounds last month. 	Picture: INPHO/Donall Farmer
The FAI have missed an opportunity to promote magic of Cup decider, says John Roycroft THE league has unfortunately proven...

Wednesday, 04/11/15 - 5:21pm Read More

Fixtures hurt our hopes more than Pumas

Scotland’s Sean Maitland (centre) is tackled by Australia’s Michael Hooper (left) and Tevita Kuridrani (13). The Wallabies were lucky to advance against a more refreshed but inferior Scottish side. Picture PA
John Roycroft wonders if injuries, fixtures and sheer bad luck cost Ireland its World Cup dream THAT rustling noise you...

Wednesday, 21/10/15 - 12:49pm Read More

X-Factor makes Zebo indispensable

Ireland's Simon Zebo (left) gets away from Romania's Viorel Lucaci during the Rugby World Cup match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 27, 2015. See PA story RUGBYU Ireland. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Strictly no commercial use or association without RWCL permission. Still image use only. Use implies acceptance of Section 6 of RWC 2015 T&Cs at: Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further info.
John Roycroft thinks Simon Zebo’s performance on Sunday shows he is maturing as a players IN QUITE predictable fashion the...

Thursday, 01/10/15 - 11:18am Read More

BBC behaviour at Bolt win was inappropriate

Jamaica gold medallist Usain Bolt congratulates USA silver medallist Justin Gatlin (right) following the presentation ceremony for the Men’s 100m during at the IAAF World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China.	 Picture : PA Wire
John Roycroft wonders if the BBC got it wrong by openly celebrating Usain Bolt’s 100m win THE race was seen...

Wednesday, 26/08/15 - 2:52pm Read More

Roses get pruned, ask Rooney and Terry

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, whose form has come under the microscope after failing to score in his last eight Manchester United appearances. 	Picture: PA Wire.
John Roycroft feels the Premier League has little time for the regarding of reputations THE CAO points race and Rose...

Friday, 21/08/15 - 11:59am Read More

Doctor’s demotion is a dangerous game

Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro was demoted from match day activities after assisting a player in last Saturday’s game.
John Roycroft wonders about the ethics of a football manager telling a doctor what to do IT WAS such an...

Friday, 14/08/15 - 9:19am Read More

From bottom left at the table, a technical data performance analyst, Chris Froome, team director Sir Dave Brailsford, and Geraint Thomas, attend a press conference detailing Froome’s performance statistics during the second rest day of the Tour de France race in Sisteron. 	Picture: AP Photo/Peter Dejong
John Roycroft believes Armstrong’s legacy means we can never believe in the Tour again ONE of the more treasured memories...

Friday, 24/07/15 - 3:40pm Read More

Could have been a lot worse, Rory

Ken Griffey Jr of the Cinncinati Reds probably received the worst injury you could get while playing a sport.
John Roycroft defends Rory McIlroy’s choice to play football on his time off THERE is always a tendency, when you...

Thursday, 09/07/15 - 8:51am Read More

Fighting their corner for our country

Baku 2015 European Games, Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan 24/6/2015
Men's Light Fly 46 - 49kg Semi-finals
Ireland's Brendan Irvine (Red) in action against Dmytro Zamotayev (Blue) of the Ukraine
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
John Roycroft admires how Irish boxers continue to deliver at amateur and pro levels THE first European Games in Baku...

Thursday, 25/06/15 - 9:44am 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

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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

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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

It’s just us versus them

Michael Sheehan turns away from a challenge by Ballyclough’s Peter Carroll in an Intermediate Football Championship game at
Killavullen in 2011.
Cork and Dublin games can be intense, but nothing compared to the fire and fury generated by a local derby at club level. Michael Sheehan explains that as a player the feeling of playing ‘them’ is something special, but ‘the...

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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...

Wednesday, 04/02/15 - 12:36pm 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

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

Making up for lost time

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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

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...

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