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After an epic draw between Kilkenny and Tipperary in the All-Ireland hurling final last weekend, the attention now shifts to what's hoped to be a similar battle between Cork and Kilkenny in the senior camogie championship final on Sunday. The Rebels will face the Cats at Croke Park on September 14th at 4pm, having secured their spot by overpowering Wexford in a...

Two Cork-based sisters are part of an Irish basketball squad that's qualified for the European Games next year, the first ever major multi-sport event for the entire continent. Niamh and Grainne Dwyer from Team Montenotte Hotel were on Ireland’s senior women 3x3 basketball squad, along with captain Suzanne Maguire of Liffey Celtics and Ailish McLaughlin of DCU Saints, which...

Munster are determined for an improved performance against Treviso tonight, Friday, after a disappointing defeat at home to Edinburgh in the opener of their Guinness PRO12 campaign. Assistant coach Ian Costello stated that Munster's performance against Edinburgh, which resulted in a 14-13 scoreline, "wasn't close to good enough". Speaking ahead of the game against Benetton...

The 70th anniversary of the Irish Laurels will commence next week. This will be Connolly's RED MILLS third year sponsoring the greyhound race, which starts on Saturday, September 20th before culminating in the final on Saturday, October 18th. The total prize fund for the final night will be €65,000, with the winner receiving €30,000. This year Curraheen Park, in association with...

Cork’s Anthony O’Leary has been crowned All-Ireland sailing champion. The Royal Cork Yacht Club sailor saw off fellow Corkonian Stefan Hyde on count-back following a two-day, 12-race battle against 15 other national class champions at the 2014 ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship. It's the first time O'Leary has won the coveted Helmsman Trophy, with the event held at Howth...

The East Cork Hot Rod Club will race this weekend at Broomfield, starting at 12.30pm. Those looking to attend on Sunday are advised to follow the signs from Midleton. 

Getting the news that you are expecting doesn’t give you carte blanche to slump on the sofa for nine months, scoffing chocolate and muttering about ‘eating for two’. Your doctor will advise you to stay active and eat vegetables, fruit and lean protein as well as taking regular low-impact exercise to keep yourself in optimal shape for the job ahead: giving birth to your...

Applications are open for a national scheme to help older people to get active. The Go for Life Small Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity is aimed at encouraging older people to get active and is used by groups and clubs all over Ireland to buy equipment, run sports events or try new activities.

Last year over 1,000 groups and organisations availed of the...

With four out of five Irish children not meeting the government's physical activity guidelines, the country's obesity problem is increasingly becoming a growing concern. Maria Tracey talks to personal trainer Chris McSweeney, once a overweight teen himself, on what steps can be taken to tackle the issue.

Predictions suggest Ireland is facing an obesity epidemic, with 90% of the...

Munster lay to rest leaked report ahead of PRO12 opener

Munster prepare for their Guinness PRO12 opener against Edinburgh at Thomond Park this evening (Friday) after a controversial week for the club. A management report was sent to the squad last Wednesday, August 27th, with the players notified within an hour that the email was dispatched accidentally through human error. Munster...

A fundraising cycle featuring a number of international rugby legends kicks off in Cork this weekend. Over 200 cyclists are to join famous rugby brothers the Wallaces, along with former Australian captain Phil Kearns and Springbok World Cup winning captain John Smit, in the 2014 Viviscal CROSS Rugby Legends Cycle.

The annual event commences from Mizen Head to Kenmare on Saturday,...

Cork City FC are to forge ahead with tonight's (Friday's) home game against Shamrock Rovers after a disappointing 2-2 draw with Athlone Town. Manager John Caulfield outlined he is keen to focus on the positives of his side’s season In the SSE Airtricity League despite their title dream suffering a significant blow after the draw with Athlone. The City boss said that his side had...

New players are being sought for a programme designed by the FAI for children with special needs who want to play soccer for their local club. The Football for All initiative was established in Carrigaline United in 2011 and has since developed year-on-year. It gives children - both girls and boys aged six and over - the opportunity to get regular football training and competition. The...

Nutrition clubs are a phenomenon spreading across Ireland as well as over 90 other countries around the world. Their purpose is to help educate and empower the local community to improve their nutritional habits and lifestyle choices.

We are very excited to announce that “Douglas Village Nutrition Club” has just opened in East Village Douglas! The club will be open for a...

It was a fifth place position in the Elite European Duathlon Championships for athlete Cathal O'Donovan. The 27-year-old woodwork teacher at Kinsale Community School travelled to Weyer, Austria for the event, which consisted of a 10km run, 40km cycle and 5km run. O'Donovan, who lives on the Model Farm Road and is originally from Dunmanway, only took up athletics and cycling in 2008 and has...

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