Cork Sport

Smith wants senior players to lead the way for Munster

Munster's Andrew  Smith. Picture: Sportsfile
MUNSTER centre Andrew Smith has called on the senior players to step up to the mark when they face Cardiff Blues tomorrow, 5.30pm. With 11 of Munster’s first choice starters on international duty, the Australian centre, who has been an...

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Ó Sé is in line to play in league decider

Cork's Aidan Walsh.
Walsh confirms his commitment to playing hurling only for the Rebels TOMÁS Ó Sé should feature in the Kelleher Shield...

Thursday, 30/10/14 - 9:25am Read More

Aidan Walsh likely to choose hurling for the forseeable future

AIDAN Walsh will this week reveal whether he’ll play hurling or football for Cork in 2015, and the likelihood is...

Wednesday, 29/10/14 - 10:16am Read More

O’Mahony foresees Foley catching the eye

MUNSTER captain Peter O’Mahony is backing provincial pack-mate Dave Foley to hit the ground running when the uncapped lock goes...

Tuesday, 28/10/14 - 8:59am Read More

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Kingston opts out of Cork role

KIERAN KINGSTON will not be involved with the Cork hurlers in 2015. The selector for three years and coach to...

Tuesday, 28/10/14 - 8:57am Read More

Towns and counties

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A TOWN in Duhallow and a village in east Cork woke up today to celebrate the achievements of its footballers...

Monday, 27/10/14 - 9:12am Read More

VIDEO: A tribute to Cork City and their fans

THEY didn’t manage to win the title, but John Caulfield’s side lifted everyone on Leeside this year. Cork didn’t get...

Saturday, 25/10/14 - 4:28pm Read More

Cork City and Ballincollig celebrate close links with friendly match tomorrow

Tomorrow is a day of is huge celebration in Ballincollig. Ballincollig AFC are celebrating their 40th anniversary, and to mark...

Saturday, 25/10/14 - 10:40am Read More

VIDEO: Cork City fans in full voice at Oriel Park

Rebel Army fans show their support for John Caulfield’s Cork City in tonight’s crucial SSE Airtricity Premier League decider at...

Friday, 24/10/14 - 8:25pm Read More

D-day for City

Cork City supporter Caitriona Golden, who has travelled from Malaysia for tonight's game with Dundalk, pictured with Timmy Murphy, Cork City CEO and team manager John Caulfield.
Cork City were total outsiders at the start of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division campaign, but have defied the doubters...

Friday, 24/10/14 - 9:04am Read More

National Sport

Murray toppled in Paris

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets to book his place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paris Masters tonight.The Serb edged into the lead after claiming a hard fought first set before easing to victory in the second...

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Connacht disappointing as Ospreys extend unbeaten run

Ospreys 26 Connacht 11Ospreys maintained their unbeaten record in the Guinness PRO12 with a comfortable victory over Connacht at the...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 9:28pm Read More

Leinster notch fourth win on the trot

Leinster 33 Edinburgh 8Leinster made it four straight wins in all competitions with a bonus point success against injury-hit Edinburgh...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 9:06pm Read More

Team news from the Premier League

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 10 in the Premier League - more to follow...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 5:22pm Read More

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Rooney fit for derby clash

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for the Manchester derby, but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury.Manager Louis van Gaal...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 5:21pm Read More

Schmidt optimistic over Ross

Joe Schmidt is "quietly confident" tighthead prop Mike Ross will be fit in time to ease Ireland's front-row injury crisis...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 4:26pm Read More

Cute little monsters have a ball at Irish Rugby open training day

Ireland's Simon Zebo with supporters after trainingPicture: INPHO/Cathal NoonanThe Aviva stadium was the scene of a lively Halloween party today...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 3:57pm Read More

Major changes for Munster side to face Cardiff

Anthony Foley has made 11 changes to the starting fifteen that beat Saracens in Thomond last Friday night. With players...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 3:06pm Read More

Silva ruled out of Manchester Derby

Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss Sunday's derby against Manchester United and faces up to four weeks out with...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 2:39pm Read More

Costa recovers – Mourinho can’t stop him playing for Spain

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists he is powerless to stop Diego Costa joining up with Spain for the forthcoming internationals.The...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 2:29pm Read More

Sport Columns

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 expected, saw Gary and the guys in full bloom. The traditional wearing of the poppy, on one day in November,...

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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

Munster’s hard work, through the forwards  paid off. Expect more of the same tonight at their spiritual home in Thomond Park. 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

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Gibraltar’s European inclusion is bizarre

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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

McGuinness did it his way, Johnny C doing the same

Cork City manager John Caulfield seen here celebrating the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division victory over Drogheda at Turner’s Cross has a two-year plan to make City successful.  This year it’s about making the team hard to beat and he has achieved that. Picture Sportsfile
THE similarities between John Caulfield and Jim McGuinness’ first year as manager of their respective teams are quite remarkable. Both...

Tuesday, 07/10/14 - 10:50am Read More

David Corkery: Pack mentality won it for Reds

Peter O’Mahony, who made a winning return from injury, shows how much the win meant to him and his team-mates at the Aviva. Picture: Sportsfile
UGLY wins are sometimes the best ones. On this occasion where patterns and structure were replaced with skullduggery and cunning,...

Monday, 06/10/14 - 6:28pm Read More

Cork’s tale added to sporting miracles

Cork’s tireless Geraldine O’Flynn shoots past Dublin’s Leah Caffrey to score what proved to be the winning point in Sunday’s amazing comeback at the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC final at Croke Park, Dublin. 
GRABBING victories from the jaws of defeat plays a big part in our lives. And not just in sport, it’s...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 12:00pm Read More

Defining seasonal roles for players is essential

James Loughrey is one of a number of Cork players who need to be given more defined roles in the side.
BRIAN Cuthbert is on the verge of integrating Pat Flanagan into his managerial team set-up for 2015 as Cork seek...

Wednesday, 01/10/14 - 2:40pm Read More

Sports Blogs

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 worse than the 2013 one? Last year, relegation was suffered from Division 1A of the national league and then a...

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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

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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

Horgan on track to be best sharp-shooter of modern era 

PATRICK HORGAN hit 0-12 in Thurles, and in the Glen attacker’s 30th championship appearance, five as a sub, he took...

Wednesday, 28/05/14 - 12:26pm Read More

Liverpool must spend well not spend big

IT HAS been over a week now since Liverpool’s dream of winning the Premier League came to an abrupt end,...

Tuesday, 20/05/14 - 1:26pm Read More

Éamonn Murphy’s hurling league awards

IT’S been clear for quite some time that the league isn’t a priority on Leeside. The title hasn’t been collected...

Thursday, 03/04/14 - 8:38am Read More

Sports Features

Cusack is Echoing our sentiments

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ON The Sunday Game in the aftermath of Cork’s collapse at the hands of Tipp, Donal Óg Cusack lashed out about the state of underage hurling in the county. In doing so he raised some pertinent points about the county’s...

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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

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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

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  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

Garvan’s day in the sun is still special

Barry O’Donovan SOMETIMES your day in the sun burns out quicker than others. It’s 10 years ago now since Cork...

Friday, 23/05/14 - 1:06pm Read More

Late arrival proves to be last man standing

Donncha O’Connor is the only starter from the league game with Dublin in 2006 still on the Cork panel. He...

Monday, 03/03/14 - 12:59pm Read More

Regan: Cork have far better hurlers than the Banner

Cork panel
RTE panellist Daithí Regan says the Rebels have a far better panel than the Clare men. He tells Peter McNamara that...

Friday, 21/02/14 - 10:51am Read More