Cork Sport

Johnny Sexton believes Michael Cheika is the key to Australia’s success

Ireland's Johnny Sexton during the World Cup match at the Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 4, 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.
The secret to Michael Cheika’s success with Australia lies in his ability to scare the wits out of his Wallabies, according to Johnny Sexton. Where straight-laced Stuart Lancaster keeps England on a tight leash and governs by process, Ireland fly-half...

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The French didn’t see much to fear, but it was a case of job done

Simone Favaro and Michele Campagnaro with Peter O'Mahony and Keith Earls 4/10/2015
The expert view from Irish international Heather O’Brien A TENTATIVE encounter was to be expected between teams so well acquainted....

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Cauflield deserves plaudits after solid showing in cup semi-final

Bray Wanderers v Cork City - Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Semi-Final
NOEL SPILLANE Soccer TAKE a bow John Caulfield.  The former Avondale United manager has steered Cork City into their first...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 11:43am Read More

Rodgers isn’t the reason Liverpool are stuck in a rut

Soccer - Brendan Rodgers File Photo
Barbara O’Connell I got a phone call from a friend on Sunday morning saying Brendan Rodgers was going to be...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 11:45am Read More

Castlehaven and Nemo set up repeat of 2013 county final

Haven celebrate
John Horgan THE Cork County SFC final that most neutrals would have chosen has come to pass after Nemo Rangers...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 8:12am Read More

It’s wasn’t pretty, but Cork City won’t mind

Bray Wanderers v Cork City - Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Semi-Final
John McHale THEY won and are through to next month’s cup final.  That’s the only important statistic you ever want...

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Goal hero Morrissey put his body on the line to send Cork City into FAI Cup final

Cork City supporters celebrate the opening goal 4/10/2015
NOEL SPILLANE Bray Wanderers 0, Cork City 1 DANNY MORRISSEY, with just one goal all season, was Cork City’s hero...

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Something has to give under pressure when Ireland meet Italy

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Ireland Team Captain's Run - Wembley Stadium
Sean McCarthy IT will all come down to pressure and who handles it best tomorrow at the Olympic Stadium, 4.45pm,...

Friday, 02/10/15 - 12:16pm Read More

Castlehaven and Carbery Rangers can make it an all west Cork final

Ross v Hanve
Ger McCarthy WEST Cork clubs occupying three of the four Cork SFC semi-final berths is good news for the Carbery division...

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Sheehan back in the mix for Erin’s Own against rivals Sars

John Horgan ERIN’S OWN have a clean bill of health in advance of tonight’s Cork County SHC semi-final replay with...

Friday, 02/10/15 - 11:07am Read More

National Sport

Martin O’Neill: I never chased Grealish, never ‘prostituted’ myself

Martin O’Neill insists he never “prostituted” himself in an attempt to persuade Jack Grealish to opt for the Republic of Ireland rather than England. The 20-year-old Aston Villa midfielder, who qualifies for both nations, finally gave the nod to England...

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FA awaits Jose Mourinho response to misconduct charge

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has two days to respond to a misconduct charge from the Football Association as his problems...

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Rory McIlroy takes ‘selfish view’ of his special exemption

Rory McIlroy admits he has to take a “selfish view” of his special exemption to remain in the Race to...

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Brendan Rodgers ‘incredibly disappointed’ over Liverpool sacking

Sacked Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his disappointment at being dismissed but has wished his successor well for...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 9:56pm Read More

WATCH: Belgian goalie saves a hat-trick of penalties to earn unlikely draw

By Stephen Barry When the final whistle blew moments after their 94th-minute equaliser, the players of Belgium’s KV Mechelen didn’t...

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WATCH: Roy Keane nails the crossbar challenge during Ireland training

Roy Keane may have hung up his boots a good while ago now, but he proved today he’s still got...

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Rape conviction of Ched Evans referred to British Court of Appeal

Footballer Ched Evans’s conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman has been referred to the British Court of Appeal, the Criminal...

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Martin O’Neill not ruling Seamus Coleman out

By Liam Mackey Martin O’Neill says that Seamus Coleman’s fitness is being assessed day by day, as the Irish management...

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Jose Mourinho has Chelsea’s ‘full support’

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continues to have the “full support” of the club, the Barclays Premier League champions confirmed in...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 1:28pm Read More

Juan Mata: Man United must learn from Arsenal defeat

Midfielder Juan Mata accepts Manchester United must learn the harsh lessons of their horrible start in the 3-0 defeat at...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 12:51pm Read More

RWC 15 Banter

RWC Diary: Japan becoming a rugby county too

JAPAN BECOMING A RUGBY COUNTRY TOO Some 1.38m people tuned in to see Ireland beat Italy on Sunday, an average of 956,600 viewers, which is the highest ratings ever achieved by TV3. The Ireland v Italy game peaked at 1.18m...

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VIDEO: Sighs of relief for Ireland’s green army

Phew… that was the general consensus at the end of a too-close for comfort match which put Ireland in the...

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VIDEO: The sights and sounds from Ireland v Italy

Check out this video gallery of images captured by Irish Examiner photographer Dan Linehan, before, during and after Ireland’s victory...

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Cuddles in the huddle

Canadian captain Jamie ’Cuddles’ Cudmore will try anything to gain an advantage for his team Cuddles in the huddleby Eileesh...

Saturday, 03/10/15 - 11:00pm Read More

Tricky wiki

Some smart alec has managed to edit Ryle Nugent’s wikipedia page with a sneaky entry on his occupation. While RTE...

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VIDEO: Conor Murray attempts to explain rugby to newbies. Leaves everyone confused

Rugby can be quite a complicated game for a newbie who’s getting acquainted with the sport via the very exciting...

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Advert edited to reflect England’s World Cup misfortune

Yet again a TV ad featuring English rugby has been edited to account for their performance. This time it is...

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VIDEO: BallTalk: Rugby World Cup – Ireland v Italy preview

Neville O’Donoghue, Shaun Cronin and Steve Neville look ahead to Ireland’s Pool D clash with Italy and ask whether or...

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VIDEO: BallTalk: Rugby World Cup – England V Australia

It’s last chance saloon for England. After defeat to Wales, can they beat the Wallabies and get out of Pool...

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Rugby World Cup Diary

Rugby gaming So it seems the Wallaby woes only extend to proper supplies to avoid boredom in camp. Players Matt...

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RWC 15 News

TV3 celebrates highest-ever ratings as 1.38 million tune in to see Ireland beat Italy

TV3 is celebrating its highest ratings ever after nearly 1.4 million people watched the Ireland v Italy match. 1.38 million people tuned in to watch Ireland beat Italy to book a place in the quarter finals. The game had an...

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VIDEO: Australia’s Michael Hooper cited for alleged foul play during England win

Australia flanker Michael Hooper has been cited for alleged foul play during the Wallabies’ 33-13 victory over England at Twickenham...

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World Rugby investigates England over alleged coaching protocol breach

England are being investigated for an alleged breach of protocol in communications with matchday officials during Saturday’s 33-13 defeat to...

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QUIZ: See how many rugby team names you know in our World Cup quiz

Was England’s World Cup campaign doomed from the start by the lack of a good team nickname? Stuart Lancaster’s men...

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WATCH: Paulie sees the funny side when phone goes off during press conference

During the post-match press conference last night, a Rugby World Cup press officer’s mobile phone interrupted head coach Joe Schmidt....

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Sean Cronin: Ireland have to ‘adapt to whatever referee’ is in charge

By Grainne McGuinness and Shaun Cronin Sean Cronin acknowledged there was plenty of room for improvement after yesterday’s victory against...

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Johnny Sexton wary of France juggernaut Mathieu Bastereaud

Johnny Sexton has admitted he fully expects France to try to blast him out of Sunday’s crucial World Cup clash...

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Jamie Heaslip: ‘Happy to qualify obviously, but we’ve got a big challenge’ ahead

By Grainne McGuinness and Shaun Cronin Speaking in the moments after Ireland’s narrow victory against Italy yesterday, Jamie Heaslip was...

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Sean O’Brien: France claims of favouritism are ‘a bit of kidology’

France are trying to ease the World Cup pressure by branding Ireland favourites for next weekend’s Pool D decider, according...

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Sean O’Brien: We must shut down Mathieu Bastareaud to beat France

Ireland must shut down powerhouse Mathieu Bastareaud to beat France and avoid New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-finals, according...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 8:47am Read More

Sport Columns

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 Irish overcame Romania without too much hassle, yet hardly set the world alight either in claiming their bonus point and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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We’re not that good with a ball at our feet

The Republic of Ireland team standing for a picture ahead of their game against Scotland, last weekend. While we believe every member of the team gave his all for the cause, maybe it is time for people in Ireland to accept that we are just not that good at football.
Ireland’s recent soccer campaigns have John Roycroft thinking we should try other sports WHEN the fixtures for next season’s Barclays’...

Friday, 19/06/15 - 3:30pm Read More

Roots of the problem still exist in Fifa

The empty chair of FIFA President Sepp Blatter is pictured prior to a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Sepp Blatter says he will resign from his position amid corruption scandal and is promising to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
Many greeted Sepp Blatter’s demise, but John Roycroft fears that corruption goes far deeper in the organisation and beyond BACK...

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Park or Páirc, it still is good for the game

Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield supporters celebrate their win over Carrigaline Boys NS in the H3 Allianz Sciath na Scol final at Musgrave Park earlier this week. 	Picture: Eddie O’Hare
John Roycroft praises those involved in bringing the Sciath na Scol to Musgrave Park THE recent Marriage Referendum has shown...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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,...

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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...

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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

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

‘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...

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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...

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