Cork Sport

Love of soccer guides Ring out of the darkness

Echo  Features  21/08/15  Cork City FC player Eileen Ring. Picture:Des Barry
“It’s a dark hole. It’s nothing.  I can’t even describe it. It’s an emptiness and a darkness.” Eileen Ring of Cork City Women’s FC tells Mary White about her fight against depression, injury, and falling in love with football again...

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Tony Considine reveals what it’s like to prepare for an All-Ireland final

Richie Hogan 2/9/2014
The Tony Considine column THE countdown to next Sunday week’s All-Ireland hurling final is now well and truly underway for...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 11:07am Read More

Brave Bohane upholding rugby’s club traditions

Cahirmee horse fair
David Corkery  EVER since the game of rugby went professional after the 1995 World Cup how players learn their trade...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 12:14pm Read More

It’s 75 not out for Nults as Sheppard signs new deal

Mark McNulty 9/7/2015
Noel Spillane  CORK City’s ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ Mark McNulty is assured of a rapturous reception at Turner’s Cross tonight. ...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 7:25am Read More

Doireann is recalled to Cork side as Collig edge out Ballinhassig

CORK have made one change ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry on Saturday.  Corner-forward Doireann O’Sullivan (above) returns to the...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 7:05am Read More

VIDEO: Midleton’s touching tribute to rugby stalwart

MIDLETON Rugby Club have played an amazing, heartfelt tribute to stalwart  Mick Cullinane, who last week passed away at the age...

Thursday, 27/08/15 - 1:46pm Read More

Playing at Croker was amazing, but I don’t expect an All-Star any time soon

GAA v Gaelic Writers Association
Éamonn Murphy  CROKE Park in August is usually the preserve of the best of the best. Even the top bands...

Thursday, 27/08/15 - 10:16am Read More

Ramblers are now on a sound footing

NOEL SPILLANE Soccer  THE vibrancy and positive vibe is back at Cobh Ramblers. Last night’s well attended AGM in the...

Thursday, 27/08/15 - 9:55am Read More

Huge blow to Magpies as Lehane ruled out

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By John Horgan Hurling MIDLETON have been dealt a cruel blow in advance of their Cork County SHC quarter-final clash...

Wednesday, 26/08/15 - 12:34pm Read More

Deadly Douglas on the double

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By John Horgan Hurling DOUGLAS remain firmly on the trail of a minor county hurling and football double after their...

Wednesday, 26/08/15 - 7:46am Read More

National Sport

Coloccini own goal hands Arsenal the win

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1 Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal handed Arsenal a hard-fought victory at Newcastle after controversial striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off just 16 minutes into the game. The Serbia international, who has now picked up two bookings and...

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Live updates: Ireland v Wales

Follow regular updates from Ireland’s final Rugby World Cup warm-up game on home soil. It promises to be an emotional...

Saturday, 29/08/15 - 2:02pm Read More

Poll: Ireland V Wales – Who will win?

Ireland’s final Rugby World Cup warm-up game on home soil takes place this afternoon (2.30pm) against Wales. It will be...

Saturday, 29/08/15 - 1:42pm Read More

Rob Heffernan finishes fifth in Beijing

By Will Downing, Beijing Rob Heffernan’s defence of the men’s 50m walk world title saw him finish fifth at the...

Saturday, 29/08/15 - 8:16am Read More

IAAF defends itself over fresh doping claims before they’re published

The International Association of Athletics Federations has sought to take the sting out of upcoming doping claims by revealing and...

Saturday, 29/08/15 - 7:47am Read More

Dublin name unchanged side for Mayo semi-final

By Stephen Barry Jim Gavin has named the same team that started in Dublin’s All-Ireland quarter-final victory to face Mayo...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 9:46pm Read More

Froome loses time on leaders as Martin and Roche stay close to front

Tour de France champion Chris Froome suffered a blow in his bid to add the Vuelta a Espana title on...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 8:39pm Read More

Schippers sweeps to gold with all-time great performance

Another night of history at the Birds Nest Stadium saw Dafne Schippers write her name into the annals as one...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 8:31pm Read More

WATCH: How will the managers influence Sunday’s Croke Park showdown?

Mayo take on Dublin in the second All-Ireland SFC semi-final on Sunday. A final against Kerry awaits the winner –...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 5:26pm Read More

Team news from the Premier League

All the team news from around the grounds ahead of Week 4 in the Premier League. Newcastle v Arsenal Saturday...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 5:34pm Read More

Sport Columns

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 as a battle of good versus evil and it was pretty clear from the start which side the BBC commentary...

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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...

Friday, 21/08/15 - 11:59am Read More

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...

Friday, 24/07/15 - 3:40pm Read More

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

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