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After continued speculation, the IRFU and Munster Rugby have confirmed that Paul O’Connell will be released from his IRFU Munster contract after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, clearing the way for a €1.2 million move to Toulon.

Confirming his international retirement following the World Cup, the second...

Cork triathlete Chris Mintern has dominated the opening round of the Triathlon Ireland Super Series, claiming top spot at the Athy leg having led from start to finish.

 Having established an early lead in the 750 metre swim, Mintern extended his advantage in the cycle, posting the fastest bike split of the day.

 The Leevale Athletic Club man held his lead over the...

There are limited spaces remaining for the Cork to Galway Charity Cycle, an event which gives participants the chance cycle with former world number one cyclist Sean Kelly. 

Now in its 13th year, the event is held to support the work of Breakthrough Cancer Research, who fund the efficient and effective development of new treatments for poor–prognosis cancers.

“I...

Extra early morning trains are to run from Cobh and Midleton to cater for runners and spectators at the Cork City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. The Midleton train on Monday, June 1st departs at 7.45am and will serve Carrigtwohill (7.52am), Glounthaune (7.57am) and Little Island (8am) before arriving in Kent Station at 8.08am. The Cobh train at 7.30am will serve Rushbrooke (7.33am),...

Double–winning C&S UCC Demons player-coach Colin O’Reilly has named his Men’s Premier League Select squad for the Sino-European Championships.  

O’Reilly is available for selection on the trip to the China-based tournament in July, and he’s included Demons guards Kyle Hosford and Shane Coughlan and forwards Ciaran O’Sullivan and Niall O...

Cork footballers Valerie Mulcahy, Brian Hurley, Brid Stack, Ken O’Halloran, and hurler Alan Cadogan have appealed to GAA members to seek support when life is difficult.

Gathering in Páirc Uí Rinn with the Cork County Board to mark the first anniversary of Cork GAA’s partnership with the Samaritans, board chairperson Gerard Lane stressed the importance of...

Fitness is being squeezed into a corner more and more by the hectic demands of modern life. Between our new 24–hour society, family pressures and work demands it can seem impossible to set aside enough time to work out, or even for simple, vital exercise.

One solution, especially for those who particularly prize their fitness and deplore the thought if being hemmed in by a career...

Cork County Cricket Club will host the Oman Cricket Association at the Mardyke next month when the Oman squad use the ground as their training base ahead of the T20 World Cup Qualifiers.

Oman arrive in Cork on Monday, June 15th, and plan to train Leeside until Monday, June 29th, playing four T20 challenge games against Munster and Cork County during their stay.

They’re set...

Following an eight-try bonus-point win over Newport-Gwent Dragons, Munster hope to make home advantage count in their PRO12 semi-final against the Ospreys on Saturday, May 23rd.  

"When Thomond Park is at full voice it's hard to compete with and that would give us a good leg up in trying to get a result. Throughout the years, our supporters were there for us. Hopefully we see...

Last Monday saw the clash of Cork teams in the Transition Year Wheelchair Basketball Munster Super League in the bright, airy hall of St Vincent’s on Cork’s north side. The fierce competition saw able–bodied pupils from Mitchelstown, Castletownbere, Passage West, the North Mon and St Vincent’s — who play a combined team — clash for Cork’s top spot...

Cork City FC have launched a new football academy that will provide senior cycle students at Nagle Community College the chance to combine their education with elite football development.  

Launching the scheme, manager of the Irish U21 side Noel King said:  

“The development of young Irish players is of great importance to the fortunes of the game, both...

Gaelic games are to be played in Munster Rugby’s Irish Independent Park: “a brave and courageous move,” according to the man synonymous with the GAA’s landmark decision to open Croke Park to rugby.

Formerly known as Musgrave Park, Irish Independent Park will host the Sciath na Scol Hurling and Camogie Finals on Monday, May 25th due to ongoing redevelopment work...

Munster face into their most important PRO12 game of the season on Saturday, May 16th knowing that failure to win will deprive them of a home semi-final.

Third-place Munster, currently level on points with first and second Ospreys and Glasgow Warriors, are taking on ninth-place Newport-Gwent Dragons in Irish Independent Park.

A bonus point win will place considerable pressure on...

Cork City will be looking to continue their recent run of good form when they travel to Limerick on Saturday, May 16th. 

Having this week come from behind to beat Drogheda United 4-1 with Billy Dennehy contributing a hat-trick, manager John Caulfied is hoping the side start to share goal-scoring duties:

“After the experience of Drogheda the other night, we know that...

Three Cork men have been named in the Ireland U18 Basketball squad, and are set to travel to this summer’s European Basketball Championships.

Fomer Neptune man Jordan Blount is currently starring at forward for Spanish side Canarias Basketball Academy, recently top-scoring for his team as they reached the last eight of the Spanish Championship.

Centre Conor Ryan has...

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