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A Cork group is slaying the side effects of breast cancer by inviting people who have been diagnosed with the disease to work together to increase their physical activity and fitness levels. 

In 2012, Meitheal Mara in partnership with ARC House Cancer Support Centre, Health Promotion Department, HSE South and the Prince Clinic came...

Cork man and retired Irish rugby star Mick O'Driscoll is to join the Munster Rugby backroom staff for the next two years as technical advisor. The role, commencing on Tuesday, July 1st, will also include responsibility for the Munster A squad.

O'Driscoll began his career in August 1998 and made his Heineken Cup debut against Neath at Musgrave Park in September of that year. He went on...

A new sport for Cork is making waves. Cork Ladies, an underwater hockey team formed only in February, had its debut tournament at the UK Ladies Nationals in the John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds. "It was a daunting proposition for some of the newer players as six of the teams competing were elite, with many GB team or international players on each team," said Cork Ladies officer...

It’s time to get back into the swing of things as The Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Annual Golf takes place later this month. The event on Friday, April 25th at Cork Golf Club will help the fight against cancer through The Mercy Cancer Appeal. The aim is to raise €2.5m by 2016 to fund key services and advancements in the treatment of and research into many cancers.

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Munster captain Peter O'Mahony has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing reconstructive shoulder surgery this week. The Cork man travelled to Dublin for a review with his specialist, and following the consultation, it was confirmed that the Munster captain required surgery on his left shoulder. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in the opening 20 minutes of Munster'...

A new extensive library of online resource videos for primary school teachers to aid them in providing mini-basketball for their pupils has been launched. The video clips help guide teachers through the teaching techniques for a wide variety of mini-basketball skills. They have all been designed to aid teachers in teaching the sport for PE lessons and extra-curricular activities. 

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Cork's Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan is preparing to return to her hometown to compete in an iconic race next week. The Cobh native, who now lives in Melbourne, Australia, has revealed her training preparation for The Great Island 10 mile road race in Cobh on Sunday, April 13th included a run with comedian Jason Bynre. Having arrived back in Ireland earlier this week, the sporting legend wrote a...

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The GAA's historic three-year deal with Sky Sports is to be discussed at next Tuesday's Cork County Board meeting. The move will mean, for the first time ever, some GAA Championship matches will become pay-for-view. 

"Making our games more widely available to Irish people abroad was a critical factor in our...

The former president of the GAA has reiterated his support for Ireland’s bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, while addressing an event at Bandon Rugby Football Club. MEP Sean Kelly stated major GAA venues around the country, alongside the traditional rugby home grounds of Thomond Park, the Aviva, Musgrave Park, and Ravenhill, are potential locations for the games.

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The event is being organised by Sandy Boundy whose young son Max (pictured) was diagnosed with leukaemia in October.

A fundraising walk from the Lee Fields to Fitzgerald's Park is to be held next weekend in aid of two Cork charities. All proceeds from Max's Magnificent Mile will go to the Children's Leukaemia Association and the Children's Unit at CUH. The event is...

A Cork student is eyeing a spot on the Irish powerlifting team for the World Championships later this year. Maria Tracey talks to Frankfield's Scott McSweeney about what it takes to compete.

If qualifying for the World Powerlifting Championships is on your agenda, gruelling training twice a day, six days a week and a diet packed with 5,000 protein-heavy calories a day are par for the...

Pictured at the launch of the Cork City Marathon Team Relay are Team Batman. Batman: Paul Twomey (PCH International); Robin: Seán Corkery (PCH International); Catwoman: Fiona Finn (PCH International); Alfred: Keith Buckley (PCH International) and Joker: Sinead O’Regan (Buckley Kiely), who are running the marathon to raise funds for MS Ireland. Joined by members of St....

Launching Dress for Success Cork’s Golf Classic at Monkstown Golf Club are Billy O’Neill, member, Monkstown GC; Carmel O’Keeffe, founder and manager, Dress for Success Cork, and Helen Geary, Vice Lady Captain, Monkstown Golf Club. Picture: Diane Cusack

A golf classic is to be held at Monkstown Golf Club for a charity that supports women seeking work....

The deadline for an initiative providing rugby clubs with the opportunity to win support packages to renovate their club and upgrade their facilities is approaching. Cork rugby clubs have until Friday, April 11th to enter Ulster Bank RugbyForce, with a prize fund of €30,000. One rugby club will receive a top prize of €10,000, as well as a special training session with an IRFU coach...

Cork is to host qualifiers for the Football 5s World Championships. The astroturf complex at Supernova Ballincollig will hold the five-a-side football qualifiers on Sunday, April 6th, with the championships to take place in Dubai later this year. There will be a minimum of two teams qualifying out of Cork, who will go forward to the national competitions in Dublin on Easter Monday.  The...

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