Cork Sport

The Paudie Kissane column: Kerry have always pulled forwards back

Paudie Kissane
New Evening Echo football columnist Paudie Kissane uses his experience in Rebel red and as a coach to examine how Kerry will use their tactical nous to try and exploit any Cork weaknesses this Sunday  AS a supporter the Munster...

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Another cruel defeat has left Cork hurling on its knees

Cork minor
Éamonn Murphy Analysis IT’S been a long agonising seven seasons since the Cork minor hurlers last contested, and won, a...

Friday, 03/07/15 - 10:13am Read More

The Tony Considine column: No excuses left for the Rebels

Waterford v Cork - Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final
THE genuine Cork hurling supporter wants to get behind this team like they have over the last few seasons, and...

Thursday, 02/07/15 - 9:08am Read More

Donncha could be the missing link up front

Cork Football Press Evening
Barry O’Donovan IN the 23rd minute of the Clare game a few weeks back Colm O’Driscoll carried the ball down...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 12:34pm Read More

Video: Cork take on Kerry in Munster Junior Football final

EEXXjob 01/07/2015
Echo Sport / Irish Examiner.
Munster Junior Football Championship Final, Cork V's Kerry, at Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork.
Michael O'Leary, Cork, Brendan O'Sullivan, Kerry.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Cork go down fighting against Kerry in the Munster Junior Football Final.

Thursday, 02/07/15 - 6:57am Read More

Winning is all that matters now for Cork’s underage hurlers

Éamonn Murphy IF you want a prime example of a player who developed through the Cork underage ranks, Seán Óg...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 12:44pm Read More

Cork primed to answer their critics

Colm OÕNeill takes to the field 14/6/2015
Éamonn Murphy Football EAMONN Fitzmaurice called the Cork footballers the “most maligned team in the country” at a press call...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 7:54am Read More

Spike: There is no boxer I fear

Andy Lee 9/2/2013
Padraig Hoare It’s been a quiet few years at the top level for Irish fighters within professional boxing – but...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 7:33am Read More

Clubs set to find out path to county final

By John Horgan GAA  ONE of the most important events on the Cork GAA calendar takes place tonight with the...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 7:56am Read More

Rebels must be ready for a cauldron in Wexford Park

Offaly v Wexford - Bord Gáis Energy Leinster GAA Hurling U21 Championship Semi-Final
John Horgan Hurling BEWARE of a Wexford team with home advantage in Wexford Park.  That message was starkly illustrated last...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 7:21am Read More

National Sport

Trainer withdraws horses from race after row over a sandwich

A row over a sandwich appears to have been the reason for a trainer in Australia withdrawing three of his horses at a meeting at Park in Victoria.Bryce Stananway's Entirely Perfect, Trinidadian and Travelling Wilbury were taken out following...

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Canning wondergoal not enough for Galway against Kilkenny

By Michael Moynihan, Croke ParkKilkenny 1-25 Galway 2-16Kilkenny had too much firepower for Galway in Croke Park today, surviving a...

Sunday, 05/07/15 - 5:43pm Read More

Free-scoring Fermanagh star Quigley puts Antrim to the sword

Fermanagh 1-21 Antrim 0-11Sean Quigley had one of those days that most inter-county footballers can only dream about.Fermanagh’s hit-man tortured...

Sunday, 05/07/15 - 5:06pm Read More

Limerick made to work for victory by battling Westmeath

By John Fallon at Cusack ParkLimerick 4-15 Westmeath 1-12Limerick may have got two goals in the opening 13 minutes but...

Sunday, 05/07/15 - 3:42pm Read More

Hamilton wins F1 thriller at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton won an incident-packed British Grand Prix to claim back-to-back victories on home soil.The world champion finished ahead of...

Sunday, 05/07/15 - 2:52pm Read More

Chile stun Argentina to win first ever Copa America

Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties on home soil last night to win their first ever Copa America title.After a...

Sunday, 05/07/15 - 11:01am Read More

Blistering first half from Cork leaves Wexford with too much to do

Michael Moynihan, Wexford ParkCork 2-22 Wexford 0-20Cork got their hurling season back on track last night in Wexford Park, with...

Sunday, 05/07/15 - 10:33am Read More

Hat-trick sees Keane share the limelight at Gerrard’s LA unveiling

The Los Angeles Galaxy introduced new signing Steven Gerrard to their crowd on Independence Day - but Robbie Keane re-asserted...

Sunday, 05/07/15 - 10:14am Read More

Clare close in on Offaly to score championship win

By Declan RooneyClare 3-26 Offaly 0-15Clare picked up their first championship win in 22 months thanks to goals from Conor...

Saturday, 04/07/15 - 9:34pm Read More

Dublin score 10-point victory over Laois

By Cóilín DuffyDublin 4-17 Laois 0-19A 32nd minute Conal Keaney goal provided the platform for victory, as Dublin registered a...

Saturday, 04/07/15 - 8:26pm Read More

Sport Columns

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 continue to play themselves out in the relative obscurity of the higher numbered sports channels of our satellite subscription. Setanta...

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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...

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

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

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

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...

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