Cork Sport

Smith: Munster are ready to finish the job

Munster v Ospreys - Guinness PRO12 Play-Off
Seán McCarthy Rugby THIS week has been about just keeping the engine ticking over for Munster outside centre Andrew Smith. After a tough physical battle against Ospreys last Saturday, one of the hardest of the season he’s played, the Australian...

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The Cork man helping take Tipp to the top

Laois v Tipperary -  GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3A
Barry O’Donovan Football IT’S THE year for Cork coaches in the Munster football championship. Last weekend we had Ephie Fitzgerald...

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 11:16am Read More

From Gaelic games to the beautiful game

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Noel Spillane Soccer JOHN KAVANAGH, by his own admission, only took up soccer to keep fit in the winter, but...

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 11:02am Read More

No room for sentiment against dangerous Warriors

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We’d all love for Paul O’Connell to sign off his Munster career with a first trophy in red in four...

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 11:28am Read More

Shining talent secures professional deal with Glasgow

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GIFTED young Cork soccer star Clare Shine has secured a major move to Glasgow City. The 20-year-old will link up...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 12:43pm Read More

Bennett back for trip to Wexford

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NOEL SPILLANE Soccer ALAN Bennett puts a four-week injury nightmare behind him when he trots out to face Wexford Youths...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 7:29am Read More

‘Kingston is mentally very strong, he’ll return better than ever’

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By John Horgan Hurling CORK minor hurling selector Liam Martin has described the injury sustained by team captain Shane Kingston...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 9:07am Read More

Cruel injury blow for minor ace Kingston

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John Horgan Hurling CORK’S Munster minor hurling championship hopes have been dealt a devastating blow with the news that team...

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 12:56pm Read More

Ballincollig GAA gear up for town’s Belle celebrations

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AS ANYONE involved in GAA knows, a club is about far more than just on-field activities. Certainly providing — whatever...

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 11:50am Read More

Cummins becomes a Saint before his big day

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NOEL SPILLANE Soccer GRAHAM CUMMINS, who gets married in Blarney tomorrow, has signed for Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone....

Thursday, 28/05/15 - 8:06am Read More

National Sport

Rory McIlroy misses cut as Harrington stays near leaders

Padraig Harrington was frustrated not to be in a commanding position to win a second Irish Open title as tournament host Rory McIlroy missed the cut for the third year in succession.Three-time major champion Harrington predicted on Wednesday that an...

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Blatter re-elected as FIFA boss after rival withdraws

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president despite the crisis that has struck the world...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 6:39pm Read More

Blatter fails to win first round of FIFA presidential vote

Voting in the Fifa presidential election has gone to a second round. Blatter remains poised for re-election to a fifth...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 6:10pm Read More

WATCH: The Simpsons predicted the FIFA scandal

A lot of long-time fans feel The Simpsons has had its day, and should have finished some time ago. But...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 5:34pm Read More

Federer rolls into last 16

Roger Federer suggested he could play on for another five years after the Swiss eased into the French Open last...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 5:06pm Read More

Donegal and Tyrone hit with €5k fines

The Donegal and Tyrone county boards have been fined €5000 each for the brawl between their two sides earlier this...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 4:57pm Read More

So much sport, so little time – the weekend action starts here

As always, May is sporting finals month. There’s a couple of bigguns this weekend so stock up on the pizzas...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 4:18pm Read More

Irish Triathletes aiming high in London

Aileen Reid and Bryan Keane are looking to continue their rich vein of form at this weekend’s London World Triathlon...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 3:03pm Read More

Tomás Ó Flatharta calls for change in GAA calendar structure

By Daragh Ó Conchúir Tomás Ó Flatharta believes that a reduced season with more games would benefit county teams while...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 2:55pm Read More

Harrington in contention while McIlroy battles to make cut

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington was frustrated not to have put himself in a commanding position to win a second...

Friday, 29/05/15 - 2:23pm Read More

Sport Columns

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 that even the most entrenched social issue can, when people of vision act and the will of the people resolved,...

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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

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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

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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

Festival’s fun comes at a cost

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John Roycroft believes the Cheltenham Festival is very special, but  wonders what the impact of  so much gambling is having...

Thursday, 12/03/15 - 4:23pm Read More

It’s time to get serious about future of the league

The iconic picture of Cork City’s  Denis Behan celebrating his goal against Bohs in 2013. However, there are few pots of gold  at the end of the rainbow for the league’s clubs and players or their  dilapidated and empty stadiums like  Dalymount  Park.
Another  League of Ireland season is on our doorstep, but as  John Roycroft  discusses, little has been done during the...

Thursday, 05/03/15 - 2:15pm Read More

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...

Thursday, 26/02/15 - 3:41pm Read More

Sports Blogs

Tough task now to pick the starting 15

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    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

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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

Former Rebel prospects will now link up at Munster

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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

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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

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  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
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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

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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...

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Search on for Cork relations of camogie trailblazers – can you help?

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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’

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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

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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

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Séan McCarthy spoke to Ireland stalwart Noel Murphy about his memories of Grand Slam icon Jack Kyle THEY say that...

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