Cork Sport

Kissane: ‘I know the hurt these lads are feeling’

The Paudie Kissane Column  DESPITE not winning the Munster championship recently, I still felt this Cork team was showing consistency and organisation, and irrespective of who they were to play they were certainly going to be hard to beat. Unfortunately on...

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Minor upturn would have a major impact

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Éamonn Murphy  WE can often get too caught up in underage results. Everyone remembers the cautionary tale of the Limerick...

Monday, 27/07/15 - 12:48pm Read More

Cork GAA: Frank Murphy, County Board, JBM, Cuthbert and the blame-game

By Peter McNamaraThe ‘devastation’ knows no bounds, it seems.The collateral damage is extensive.Message boards, radio phone-ins, Facebook and Twitter are...

Monday, 27/07/15 - 7:29pm Read More


Kearney flattened
Éamonn Murphy  WE should be used to it by now, horrifically disappointing trips to Tipp and beyond, but it doesn’t...

Monday, 27/07/15 - 8:56am Read More

Rebel Hell

JBM worried
Éamonn Murphy CORK GAA fans are still shellshocked today after two humiliating defeats this weekend in Thurles. The footballers were...

Monday, 27/07/15 - 10:52am Read More

Galway v Cork: Fan reaction in Tweets

Galway recorded a fine victory over Cork, winning by a score of . Here's what the reaction on Twitter was...

Sunday, 26/07/15 - 5:48pm Read More

Galway untroubled by lacklustre Cork performance

Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22By John FogartyA weekend of misery for Cork GAA was topped by this dismal showing as the...

Sunday, 26/07/15 - 4:53pm Read More

We’ve been waiting a while for this, says delighted Kildare boss Ryan

Kildare football boss Jason Ryan paid tribute to his team's workrate and focus as they came against Cork in the...

Saturday, 25/07/15 - 9:39pm Read More

Cork football in shock after tame exit

25 July 2015; Cork manager Brian Cuthbert. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 4A, Kildare v Cork. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / SPORTSFILE
Éamonn Murphy  CORK football is at a crossroads after a dispiriting display in a 1-21 to 1-13 loss to Kildare...

Saturday, 25/07/15 - 10:03pm Read More

Cork V Kildare: Fan reaction in 10 Tweets

Kildare came out on top in a famous win against Cork in today's All-Ireland Senior Football qualifier.Kildare fans were no...

Saturday, 25/07/15 - 9:18pm Read More

National Sport

Brian Cuthbert steps down as Cork manager

By Stephen BarryBrian Cuthbert will not seek another year as manager of the Cork footballers, as reported in tomorrow morning's Irish Examiner.Examiner Sports Editor Tony Leen tweeted a picture of the front page, carrying a report that Cuthbert is to...

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Mexico coach sacked after allegedly punching a reporter

Miguel Herrera has been fired as Mexico coach just two days after guiding them to a record seventh Gold Cup...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 10:25pm Read More

Tom Brady’s ‘deflategate’ ban upheld by NFL

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback’s role in the ‘deflategate’...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 9:22pm Read More

Hint of a Tint proves Topaz jewel for David Wachman

Hint Of A Tint gave trainer David Wachman another big-race winner with victory in the Topaz Mile Handicap at Galway.The...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 9:03pm Read More

TWEETS: Ulster Camogie criticised for statement on Poc Fada ‘sexism’ row

Ulster Camogie issued a statement this afternoon regarding coverage of the recent Ulster GAA Poc Fada competition, but many commentators...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 3:57pm Read More

VIDEO & TWEETS: Punters respond to #AskTed hashtag exactly as you’d expect

If you didn’t see it unfold live on RTÉ and Twitter yesterday evening - the #AskTed hashtag started by the...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 3:09pm Read More

Luis leaves Chelsea to return to Atletico

Chelsea have sold defender Filipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid, the Premier League club announced on their website.The 29-year-old Brazilian,...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 2:21pm Read More

Vermuelen boost for injury hit Springboks

South Africa are confident of arriving at the World Cup with a clean bill of health despite being ravaged by...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 2:15pm Read More

PICS: The ‘Cork team bus’ is up for sale on Done Deal

Cork GAA fans are having a tough time of it. They had to cope with exiting both All-Ireland competitions at...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 1:58pm Read More

Benitez hopeful over Ramos

Rafael Benitez is hopeful that captain Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid.The future of Ramos has been one of...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 12:26pm Read More

Sport Columns

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 of my youth was the Munster football final at the end of July in 1987 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. It...

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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...

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

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...

Thursday, 04/06/15 - 11:45am Read More

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...

Wednesday, 27/05/15 - 8:25am Read More

COMMENT: Munster’s Ian Keatley is not up to it

23 May 2015; Munster's Ian Keatley kicks a first half penalty. Guinness PRO12 Play-Off, Munster v Ospreys. Thomond Park, Limerick.  Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
By David Corkery Whoever would have thought it? Munster playing in the semi-final of a major competition in Thomond Park...

Tuesday, 26/05/15 - 11:47am Read More

The fight we all want but should not need

Boxer Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, arrives at a rally in Las Vegas, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are scheduled to fight May 2. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
John Roycroft on how Mayweather v Pacquiao has reinvigourated boxing but raises questions about our relationship with hype and big fight...

Friday, 01/05/15 - 10:31am Read More

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...

Friday, 24/04/15 - 2:23pm Read More

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

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’

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