Cork Sport

Sexton backs Zebo’s instinct

Australia’s Bernard Foley intercepts  Simon Zebo’s offload to Jonathan Sexton as he is tackled by Matt Toomua  last Saturday. Picture: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
JOHNNY SEXTON doesn’t think Simon Zebo should be criticised for an error which led to Australia’s first try on Saturday. Zebo’s attempted offload to Sexton in the 18th minute, with Ireland 17-0 up, was tapped down by Bernard Foley and...

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O’Connell: Peter gave us an added edge

Ireland's Peter O'Mahony and Australia's Henry Speight . Picture: PA
PAUL O’CONNELL may have won man of the match but was first to acknowledge the contribution made by his Munster...

Monday, 24/11/14 - 12:02pm Read More

Golden Girl

Katie Taylor celebrates with her gold medal 24/11/2014
KATIE TAYLOR secured a fifth successive AIBA World Elite lightweight title on Jeju island in South Korea this morning. The...

Monday, 24/11/14 - 8:10am Read More

VIDEO: Katie Taylor beats Mira Potkonen

Katie Taylor speaking at 2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Championships in Korea,  after beating Mira Potkonen. See the video...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 4:00pm Read More

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Set-piece accuracy key for Irish

Ireland’s Dave Foley caIled a near-perfect game in the set-plays against Georgia in the Aviva last Sunday. Ireland will need more of the same if they are to beat the Aussies tomorrow. Picture: NPHO/Dan Sheridan
A YEAR ago, there was a sense of expectation that Ireland would beat Australia, but it was based more on...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 10:10am Read More

Millstreet aim to end Kerry reign

Millstreet’s James Broxton tries to round Naomh Eoin defender Conor Downes in the Munster Junior A Football Championship in Mallow earlier this month. They s now face Kerry champions Brosna in the Munster SFC semi-final. Picture: Des Barry.
SUNDAY Munster Club Junior Football Championship semi-final: Brosna v Millstreet, Brosna, 2pm. MILLSTREET attempt to end a seven-year wait since...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 10:07am Read More

Mayfield to get €200k boost for soccer club

Soccer - Goal Line Technology File Photo
MAYFIELD UNITED were celebrating today following the announcement the club had been granted €200,000 to upgrade their facilities. Chairman Tadhg...

Friday, 21/11/14 - 8:34am Read More

JBM to try Darren in forward line

Cork's Darren McCarthy.
DARREN McCARTHYcould be given an out-field role for Cork in 2015. McCarthy has been a stand-out in attack for his...

Thursday, 20/11/14 - 11:41am Read More

All we want is a safe return of Cork stars

Aidan Walsh at  Ireland International Rules Squad Training, Sandringham VFL Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Picture: INPHO
WILL you be switching on to TG4 on Saturday morning for the Australia-Ireland International Rules one-off Test? The programme starts...

Wednesday, 19/11/14 - 3:48pm Read More

Cork Landers their man

HAPPY DAYS: Cork captain Mark Landers and manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy with the Liam MacCarthy Cup back in 1999.
AS REVEALED in the Evening Echo two weeks ago, Mark Landers is the new Cork senior hurling coach. Ger Lane...

Wednesday, 19/11/14 - 10:51am Read More

National Sport

Messi breaks Champions League record with hat-trick

Lionel Messi became the record goalscorer in Champions League history as he led Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over APOEL Nicosia.After Luis Suarez had opened the scoring with his first goal for Barca, the Argentina international struck for the 72nd...

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No mercy for Di Matteo as Chelsea hit five past sorry Schalke

Roberto Di Matteo played down the talk of a revenge mission as Chelsea visited Gelsenkirchen to take on his Schalke...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 9:51pm Read More

Hat-trick hero Aguero sinks Bayern in dramatic style

Sergio Aguero struck twice in the closing minutes to complete a hat-trick and revive Manchester City's Champions League hopes with...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 9:49pm Read More

Crowds gather to welcome home world champion Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor returned to a heroine's welcome at Dublin Airport this evening, as she returned from the World Boxing Championships...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 7:38pm Read More

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Wilshere will be ‘out for a while’

Jack Wilshere will see a specialist to assess his ankle injury, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced.Wenger confirmed that Wilshere...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 3:03pm Read More

Rodgers demands aggression from his men

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on his players to be more tenacious and aggressive in the wake of criticism...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 3:02pm Read More

Toffees win in Europe will help home league, Distin says

Defender Sylvain Distin believes securing progress to the knockout phase of the Europa League with a match to spare will...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 2:34pm Read More

Audio: FAI CEO breaks down while talking of cyberbullying of partner

The Chief Executive of the FAI John Delaney has broken down while speaking about the cyber-bullying of his partner by...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 11:44am Read More

Delaney apologises for singing Republican ballad

John Delaney has apologised for any offence caused by his singing of a Republican ballad in a video that emerged...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 10:51am Read More

Firm involved in row with Spurs over stadium hit by fire

A fire has hit a business locked in a stadium redevelopment dispute with Tottenham Hotspur.Firefighters were called to the blaze...

Tuesday, 25/11/14 - 10:08am Read More

Sport Columns

Fifa refuses to show us FA of World Cup bid file

Fifa president Sepp Blatter announces, back in 2010,  that Russia and Qatar will  host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup. However, continuous allegations of a corrupt bidding processes have undermined the World Cup and his  administration.
A SWELTERING July afternoon in Munich saw us finally nab our tickets… No not the start of a spy novel, rather the hunt for match tickets that thousands, if not millions have done before and after. For three hours we had...

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Even in defeat Ballincollig did their club proud

THERE were times last Sunday when it felt Ballincollig’s incredible season was on course to reach new heights. That what...

Tuesday, 18/11/14 - 3:03pm Read More

Corkery: Ireland stayed loyal to their values to take a big scalp

Tommy Bowe celebrates his try with Conor Murray, Rhys Ruddock, Richardt Strauss and Tommy O'Donnell 8/11/2014
THERE is no rocket science involved in winning rugby matches; in fact, it is a very straightforward and uncomplicated procedure....

Monday, 10/11/14 - 3:26pm Read More

League of Ireland in need of an overhaul

Former Derry City manager Roddy Collins claimed he was embarrassed by the standard of play in the League of Ireland after going to the FAI Cup final last weekend. But is it  the poor facilities rather than the talent that lets the league  down?
EARLIER this week, while speaking on the Today Show with Seán O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio One, former Carlisle United and...

Friday, 07/11/14 - 10:54am Read More

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Sports do not need military influence

THE Match of the Day crew are regularly the very first to wear the patriotic flower. And last weekend, as...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 11:20am Read More

Peter the Great led Munster’s comeback

THE fear was real enough. There was a spell, coming up to half-time in Munster’s game against Sale on Saturday...

Friday, 24/10/14 - 12:49pm Read More

Comforts at home crucial for the Reds

Paul O'Connell. Picture: Inpho
LEGENDARY South African golfer Gary Player once stated“the harder I work, the luckier I get.” Now aged 78, the nine-time...

Friday, 24/10/14 - 12:46pm Read More

Keyboard warriors need to take stock

RIGHT from the off the Germans dictated proceedings. The Irish struggled for long periods under the immense pressure. And while...

Thursday, 16/10/14 - 3:16pm Read More

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

Sports Blogs


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 Fitzgerald at the 3Arena tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports. Winning in convincing style is the only option, he tells...

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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

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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

 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

McIlroy has to juggle too many lifeStyles

   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

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

Sports Features

Ballincollig mirrored Philpott’s fighting spirit

Eric 1967
Ballincollig’s county final win was particularly uplifting for their selector Eric Philpott after being diagnosed with a brain tumour during the championship, as Éamonn Murphy explains   THEY didn’t make it a rallying point ahead of the county final because...

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Ballincollig finally ride the crest of the wave

Collig main
Ballincollig are senior football champions after years of disappointments and underachievement. Éamonn Murphy spoke to club chairman Seamus O’Callaghan, who...

Monday, 03/11/14 - 1:41pm Read More

Buck doesn’t stop at final whistle for Cork City

Kim seat
Cork City’s season may have ended, but for the volunteers and full-time staff who run the club, there’s no time...

Monday, 03/11/14 - 1:33pm Read More

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...

Wednesday, 20/08/14 - 12:29pm Read More

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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

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

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

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