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C&S UCC Demons have been crowned Basketball Ireland Men’s Premier League Champions following a 122-81 win over UCD Marian.

Breaking the 100-point mark for the seventh time this season, the win stretches the Demon’s winning streak to 51 weeks and sees their unbeaten-season continue.

“It was another good win but the title was earned with the hard yards...

BASKETBALL HOOPS St Angela's College supporters celebrate a score in the 2012 All-Ireland Schools Cup U19A Girls Final against Coláiste Íosagáin, Dublin, in the National Basketball Arena in Dublin. Picture by: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

Cork schools prepare for All Ireland Finals

Five Cork teams will be competing in the All Ireland Schools...

The January enthusiasm is long since evaporated, and Febuary’s apathy has probably resulted in any good work you might have done in your own private battle of the bulge being reversed as you huddled on the couch, comfort eating to try to ignore the unpleasant weather. There is no quick fix for a combination of the winter blues and a lack of activity. 

Or is there?...

Munster have the chance to overtake Guinness Pro12 leaders Glasgow Warriors this Saturday when they face the Scottish side in Independent Park at 7.15pm.  

Sitting third in the PRO12 table and four points behind the Warriors, Munster will top the table on points difference with a bonus point win.

Having lost their three previous meetings with the Warriors, Munster...

Cork City FC is strengthening its squad ahead of the 2015 season, having signed both Josh O’Shea and Alan Smith. O’Shea joined the club in June last year, and made 15 league appearances last season, while goalkeeper and Cobh native Smith, returns to Cork having had a spell in Scotland with Glasgow Rangers. 

City boss John Caulfield believes the goalkeeper has a...

Cork's own Peter O'Mahony has signed a three year contract with the IRFU that will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2018. The current Munster captain and Ireland back row outlined that with Munster being his home province — and the team he "grew up supporting" — he was "honoured to both represent and captain" them. "I look forward to...

Cork hurlers play Clare in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A this weekend, with both sides looking for redemption after narrow defeats in the opening rounds. Despite securing two goals in last weekend's game against Kilkenny in Páirc Uí Rinn, The Rebels still lost out and were left reeling on home soil, with a final scoreline of 2-17 to 1-22. For Clare, their game against...

The new Cork City FC home jersey has been unveiled, keeping to the traditional green with an offset white stripe. Cork City CEO Tim Murphy said: “We are delighted to launch our 2015 home jersey, which we hope will prove extremely popular with supporters. The 2015 away jersey, which went on sale before Christmas, has proved extremely popular already, so we are hoping there will be...

Cork will take on All–Ireland champions Kilkenny in the opening round of the Allianz Hurling League. This game tomorrow, Saturday at Páirc Uí Rinn (thrown–in 7pm) is the first in a trilogy of Allianz Hurling League games in the stadium, with Clare and Tipperary playing in later rounds. Tickets are available from gaa.ie and selected Centra and Supervalu stores for...

Cork's own C&S UCC Demons are now in full control of the Men’s Premier League. Last weekend's 88-74 win against Travelodge Swords Thunder means the Leeside team only needs to win their remaining home games to wrap up their second ever League and Cup double. Despite having won 14 out of 14 games, captain Shane Coughlan admitted the trip to the ALSAA last weekend was their...

 

'It's a massive step up from the weekend'

Ireland needs to up its game this weekend to remain in RBS 6 Nations contention, according to scrum half Conor Murray. The Munster man said the team’s performance in Rome last weekend will not be good enough at home to France tomorrow, Saturday. It took second half tries from Murray and Tommy O'Donnell to fend off the...

A free talk to assist coaches and trainers to keep their players competing, not on the bench, will be held later this month. The talk, at West End Physiotherapy Clinic, Main Street Ballincollig on Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm, will be given by chartered physiotherapist Neil Sheehan, who will discuss the most up–to–date information on injury prevention and tips for effective...

The picturesque Mealagh Valley will be the setting for a 10–mile road race next weekend. Taking place at the secluded and idyllic Bantry location on Sunday, February 22nd at 11am, the challenging hilly course is organised by Bantry AC. It includes a 5km road race, also leaving at 11am, along with a 10–mile walkers' challenge, which kicks off at 10am. Race director Geraldine...

The annual Mallow Search and Rescue raft run from Mallow bridge to Killavullen will take place next month. Ninety rafts are set to hit the water on Sunday, March 15th, to fundraise for the voluntary organisation, which assists in water searches for missing persons at the request of the emergency services and affected families. Participants in the raft run are asked to register in advance, and...

After dropping six stone in just 12 months, one Cork man is set for another whirlwind year. Colin Mullane (26), who lives in Mallow, has been signed to a top Cork modelling agency, is to participate in a bodybuilding event and will be taking on an endurance challenge next month. His life's new departure comes after he kicked off a complete cardio workout last year, to drop his body fat...

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