Cork Sport

Hands up if you think Ireland can beat England

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Eoin Gubbins analyses where the showdown between Ireland and England will be won and lost JUST two teams are still standing in pursuit of a Grand Slam, and they’ll clash on Sunday in the Aviva. Ireland and England could only...

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Devastated CIT fall short in semi

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  By John Horgan Hurling Waterford IT 1-20 Cork IT 0-19 (after extra time) IT took 80 minutes to drag...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 8:07am Read More

Another late, late show from Cork

Cork v Galway
Mary White reports Cork 1-14 Galway 3-7 BEWARE the Ides of March, for Galway will be a different animal come...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 8:02am Read More

UCC complete Collingwood-Harding double

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UCC were today celebrating their first Collingwood Cup triumph in five years. The college were simply too sharp for Trinity,...

Friday, 27/02/15 - 12:40pm Read More

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Spike delivers in Boston

By Bernard O’Neill GARY ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan improved to 19 wins from 20 outings (12 KOs) following a two-round demolition job...

Friday, 27/02/15 - 12:38pm Read More

Roco have come a long way

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Former pupil, Rory Noonan, looks at the development of football and hurling at St Francis College, Rochestown, ahead of the...

Friday, 27/02/15 - 12:36pm Read More

Making the most for work and play

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Everyone involved with sport would love to see their club become more successful and organised efficiently.  Peter McNamara spoke to...

Friday, 27/02/15 - 12:30pm Read More

Captain O’Sullivan wary of table-toppers Galway

TONIGHT Tesco Homegrown NFL, Round 4 Cork V Galway Mourneabbey, 7.30pm IT’S hard to believe that it’s four years since...

Friday, 27/02/15 - 8:53am Read More

Footballers’ steady start offers hope going forward

AFTER two decent results, especially away to Monaghan, the Cork footballers return to league action this Sunday with a bit...

Thursday, 26/02/15 - 12:03pm Read More

Dublin’s league record against Cats proves they’re the real deal

Cats v Dubs
THE agenda in Monday’s papers was dictated by Dublin’s terrific win over Kilkenny.  Proper order too, as it was their first...

Thursday, 26/02/15 - 11:56am Read More

National Sport

Munster go top after win over Glasgow

Munster 22 Glasgow 10Munster moved above Glasgow to the top of the Guinness PRO12 after defeating the under-strength Scots in Cork in a 22-10 bonus point win.Anthony Foley's men stormed out of the blocks but had nothing to show for...

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Four late Tyrone points ensure share of the spoils with Derry

Tyrone 0-11 Derry 1-8 Derry were denied a first NFL win of the season by Tyrone's late surge at Healy...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 9:27pm Read More

Late WIT point means Fitzgibbon Cup final goes to replay

By Eoghan Cormican, Gaelic GroundsUL 3-12 WIT 0-21Corner-back Tom Fox's point on 80 minutes ensured this dramtic Fitzgibbon Cup final...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 9:23pm Read More

Carlow claim dramatic win

By Tomás McCarthyCarlow 0-11 Waterford 0-9Carlow maintained their unbeaten run in Division 4 with a dramatic away win over Waterford...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 8:54pm Read More

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Activists disrupt IOC’s Rio meeting

Environmental activists have burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio's Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 7:48pm Read More

Ref explains Brown red card

Referee Roger East has told the body responsible for officiating standards in English football it was not a case of...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 7:09pm Read More

Wales stun French in Paris

France 13 Wales 20Dan Biggar scored a try and Leigh Halfpenny kicked five penalties as Wales kept alive their RBS...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 6:45pm Read More

Five refereeing blunders

A major refereeing blunder hit the Premier League again this weekend as Roger East set off the wrong Sunderland player...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 6:01pm Read More

Federer beats Djokovic to win seventh Dubai title

Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic to win a seventh title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.It was the pair's...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 5:16pm Read More

Card confusion mars United win; Saints lose at West Brom

Wayne Rooney's match-winning double for Manchester United against Sunderland was overshadowed by a case of mistaken identity.The England captain opened...

Saturday, 28/02/15 - 5:10pm Read More

Sport Columns

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 many pleasant years’ enjoyment of play and refreshments. IT’S a dark secret that more than a few Irishmen keep hidden...

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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

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League’s drama adds to hurling’s popularity

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley and Galway’s  Jonathan Glynn  battle for possession in the NHL semi-final last year. The competitiveness of the league and championship has seen hurling become more popular with spectators than football. Guessing which Galway side will take to  the field is entertaining enough in its own right.
 The revelation to  John Roycroft  that hurling now has  more spectators than football is down to, in no small measure,...

Friday, 13/02/15 - 12:02pm Read More

The dash for cash is leaving fans behind

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John Roycroft warns that The Open’s decision to move to Sky will have a detrimental effect on the sport THERE...

Thursday, 05/02/15 - 11:27am Read More

Leaders stood up when game was on the line

DON’T underestimate the importance of yesterday’s victory at Páirc Uí Rinn for Cork morale. In the bigger scheme of things,...

Sunday, 01/02/15 - 9:52pm Read More

Little Lance wants it all to just go away

John Roycroft believes Lance Armstrong’s BBC interview shows he has no idea of remorse “THE fallout’s been heavy, heavier than...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 3:14pm Read More

Our guide to the 2015 Division 1 ladies football National League

Alison Taylor of Laois. Picture: Sportsfile
With the Tesco Homegrown Division 1 National League kicking off this weekend, Mary White takes a look at what’s new...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 3:09pm Read More

Huge progress on and off the pitch, but a lot more to do

Cork players including LInda Mellerick (crouching) at the end of camogie semi- final with Kilkenny in 1999. 
The intervening years have seen massive changes in the game. Picture: INPHO
Former Cork All-Ireland winning captain Linda Mellerick played camogie for 21 years and has seen how far the sport has...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 2:25pm 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

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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

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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...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 2:39pm Read More

Adding to ref’s work won’t help

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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

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 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

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 the former Cork forward about his grá for football, and lifting trophies with UCC and his club AS one of...

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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

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

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

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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

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

Munster can shock hosts if they eliminate costly errors

THE Stade Marcel Michelin is never a pleasant place to visit, but it probably looks even less appealing to Munster given...

Friday, 12/12/14 - 12:31pm Read More