Cork Sport

Resolute Jamie refuses to give in

Jamie Wall v Tipp
A gifted dual player with Cork, Jamie Wall was struck down last summer with a spinal infection which has left him unable to walk since.  However, as Éamonn Murphy discovered when they met ahead of a Cork-Kilkenny hurling fundraiser, his...

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Rivalry with Kerry still ‘alive and kicking’ says Walsh

Annie Walsh in action against Kate O'Sullivan of Kerry in round two of the National League in Cloughduv. Picture: Sportsfile
SUNDAY Tesco Homegrown NFL SF: Cork v Kerry Drumcollogher/Broadford (Limerick), 2pm CORK bid to make it into their 11th National...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 12:50pm Read More

City ready for showdown with Dundalk

Cork City flag
Noel Spillane Soccer CORK City and Dundalk, the two best teams in the country, will pack Turner’s Cross tonight for...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 12:29pm Read More

O’Neill is an inspiration for club as well as county

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Colm O’Neill has been the form forward in the league. Ahead of the clash with Dublin, Barry O’Donovan looks at...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 12:27pm Read More

The little club with more starters than the big guns

Colm O'Driscoll U21
It’s rare for three brothers to figure in an inter-county senior football team at the same time, but that’s what...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 11:09am Read More

Hurley adapts to evolving inside-forward role

Brian Hurley tackling
Brian Hurley is one of the most lethal finishers in the game, but with packed defences at every turn, he...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 12:28pm Read More

Bennett boost for Dundalk showdown

Noel Spillane Soccer ALAN Bennett will be back in the Cork City colours for their top of the table clash...

Thursday, 23/04/15 - 9:01am Read More

Paudie must have a key role in Rebel attack

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Éamonn Murphy Hurling analysis WHEN speaking to Conor Lehane last week he revealed a few interesting details about the Cork...

Thursday, 23/04/15 - 8:58am Read More

O’Connor and Egan set to return to Cork panels

Alan O'Connor
WITH the footballers short on genuine high-fielders, Cork manager Brian Cuthbert has received a huge boost with the news Alan...

Thursday, 23/04/15 - 7:38am Read More

Cronin and Ellis back for Jamie Wall fundraiser against Kilkenny

Pa Cronin
THE Kilkenny hurlers will bring their big guns to Páirc Uí Rinn this Saturday, 7pm throw-in, for a glamorous clash with...

Thursday, 23/04/15 - 7:33am Read More

National Sport

Armagh overturn Fermanagh to claim Division 3 title

By Daragh Ó Conchúir Armagh 0-16 Fermanagh 0-11Armagh continued the impression that they are moving in the right direction under Kieran McGeeney’s stewardship, overcoming a slow start and the first-half sending off of centre-back, Finnian Moriarty to bag the Allianz...

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Late goal seals win for City who move into second

Substitute Fernandinho struck a late winner as Manchester City killed off an Aston Villa comeback to claim a frantic 3-2...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 8:16pm Read More

Offaly firepower proves too much for Longford

By Daragh Ó Conchúir Offaly 4-16 Longford 1-12Offaly had way too much firepower for Longford and it was their more...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 7:11pm Read More

Rodgers: Reds must be flawless to reach top four

Boss Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool must win their last five games to reach the Champions League.A 0-0 draw at The...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 6:41pm Read More

Two Burnley fans wore the best fancy dress outfits today

Burnley may have lost to Leicester in their relegation six-pointer today, but there's a couple of videos to ease the...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 5:43pm Read More

AP McCoy – the jockey of a lifetime

Spurs fans look away now, but Arsene Wenger was on the money.For all the justifiable hyperbole over the last few...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 5:07pm Read More

Sunderland in relegation zone after Leicester and Hull win

Leicester and Hull were the significant winners in the Barclays Premier League relegation battle, with respective wins at Burnley and...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 5:00pm Read More

Treviso make Munster work hard for bonus-point victory

By Barry CoughlanMunster 30 Treviso 19Munster got the bonus-point win required to keep their Guinness Pro 12 challenge running, but...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 4:53pm Read More

Emotional McCoy finishes third in Sandown swansong

Tony McCoy had to settle for third aboard Box Office on the final ride of his career in the bet365...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 4:54pm Read More

Connacht tumble to five-try defeat at the hands of Glasgow

Connacht 13 Glasgow 31Glasgow Warriors’ clinical finishing proved too much for Connacht as the Guinness PRO12 leaders ran out 31-13...

Saturday, 25/04/15 - 3:31pm Read More

Sport Columns

Goalden era but the gap grows wider

Barcelona’s Neymar, left, celebrates with Andres Iniesta after scoring their great opening goal against PSG at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. 	Picture: AP Photo
John Roycroft looks at Bayern and Barcelona’s sublime efforts, as English sides continue to slide SOMEWHERE between Neymar’s second goal for Barca and Robert Lewandowski first for Bayern Munich, it became clear that we are blessed to be witnessing some...

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Fillies and follies add to a Grand National

What the ladies wear seems  to  have become as important as the  Grand National at Aintree itself.PA
The  Aintree Grand National still captures our imagination like no other race.  John Roycroft explains the best methods for picking...

Thursday, 09/04/15 - 10:48am Read More

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...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:28am Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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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