Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh's clubman Brian O’Driscoll is to captain the Cork U21s as they take on Tipperary in the EirGrid GAA Football U21 Munster Final on Wednesday, April 8th.

Considered favourites for the Semple Stadium matchup, Cork have defeated Tipperary in the last three U21 Munster finals.

Managed by Sean Hayes, the Cork U21s have progressed to the final after a...

Ahead of Munster’s return to PRO12 action against Connacht this weekend, head coach Anthony Foley has spoken of his hope that Paul O’Connell will see out the end of his contract in Munster.

“I haven’t even talked to him about it, but I know he’s contracted up to the end of next season so that’s the way I view it,” said Foley, going on to hail O...

Cork man and Olympic hopeful Bryan Keane is this weekend competing in the Auckland leg of the World Triathlon Series.

The relatively long distance of Sunday’s race is expected to suit Keane, who typically favours endurance-based events over sprint distances.

The top-ranked Irish triathlete, Keane currently lies inside the Olympic Qualification zone for Rio 2016 following a...

Former world number one cyclist Sean Kelly this week launched the annual Cork to Galway Charity Cycle, which takes place Friday, June 19th, and Saturday, June 20th.

Open to all levels of cyclist, participants will cover 100 kilometres a day on their way to Galway:

“There is a fantastic route planned: very manageable for the leisure cyclist while still presenting a good...

Cork's own Simon Zebo is out of the starting line–up for Ireland's final game of the RBS 6 Nations Championship against Scotland at Murrayfield tomorrow, Saturday (ko 2.30pm).

Luke Fitzgerald replaces Zebo on the left wing and Cian Healy comes in for Jack McGrath at loose–head prop. Captain Paul O'Connell continues his second–row partnership with Devin Toner with Healy...

Cork's Brunell could book their place in the Women’s Premier Basketball League Final for the first time with a win over DCU Mercy this Sunday. The Gurranabraher side came from behind to beat the Dubliners last weekend but have only a three point cushion going into the second leg of their play–off semi–final (3.30pm). Captain Danielle O’Leary stated she is hopeful of...

Cork City will be looking to repeat the success seen during their first home of the season as they make the trip to Tallaght this evening, Friday. John Caulfield's side face Shamrock Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League in Tallaght Stadium (ko 8pm), coming a week after a resounding 5–0 win over Limerick at Turner’s Cross.

Caulfield stated tonight's game will be a tough test...

World champion Cork athlete Rob Heffernan this week launched the Great Island Run, a ten–mile road race set to take place on Sunday, April 12th.

Held in Cobh, the event will raise money for the Irish Cancer Society, and for the first time will include a four–mile charity race and walk.

Launching the event, Mr Heffernan — who won gold in the 50 kilometre walk at...

A Douglas man and member of Togher Athletic Club is to run what the Discovery Channel calls “the toughest footrace on earth.”

The Marathon des Sables (MdS) is run in 50° Centigrade heat in the Sahara desert, and is the equivalent of five and half marathons – 251 kilometres – over six days.

24–year–old David O’Keefe, an accountant with...

Sketchers Ireland are calling on the people of Cork to take part in the inaugural Sketchers 5k in Aid of the Marie Keating Foundation.

Taking place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday, March 29th. Registration for the 10.30am event is €15 for individuals and €30 for a family ticket, with entrants receiving a €15 Sketchers voucher on registering.

For more...

Munster Rugby this week confirmed that prop BJ Botha has signed a six–month contract extension, keeping him at the province until December 2015.

Having made 93 appearances for the club, it means the South African powerhouse will be available to head coach Anthony Foley during the World Cup, which will make all the difference for the province when some of their biggest hitters...

Cork's Mark Collins has this week been named Football Player of the Week, following a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram vote.

Named at full–forward for Cork’s 3–17 to 2–9 win over Kerry, the Castlehaven man played as a second centre–forward, directing much of Cork’s play, and was the game’s standout player. 

The Cork...

Having secured a point away to Sligo Rovers with a late strike last weekend, Cork City FC play their first home game of the season on Friday, 13th March.

Manager John Caulfield expects a different type of game when Limerick FC come to Turner's Cross:

"I’d expect Limerick to play on the counter – we’ll need to play the ball a lot quicker than we did...

The Cork footballers this Sunday host Kerry in Páirc Uí Rinn in round four of the Allianz Football League.

Having lost away to Donegal last weekend, midfielder Mark Collins notes the importance of the match against the All-Ireland champions, who were this week boosted by Paul Galvin’s return to inter-county football:

“Especially with the four...

Cork North West TD Áine Collins is leading a campaign to encourage 1,000 women to participate in the Cork Women’s Mini Marathon for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Launching the campaign, which aims to raise €100,000, Ms Collins said “as many people know, cystic fibrosis is an issue very close to my heart as my youngest daughter Lily is living with CF.


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