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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...

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...

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...

Cork triathlete Bryan Keane is firmly in contention for a place at Rio 2016 after a fifth-place finish at the Chengdu World Cup in China on Saturday, May 9th.

Keane finished the event in a time of 1.46.21, just nine seconds off a podium finish, and 14 off Australian Ryan Fisher in first.

The former Leevale Athletic Club man posted a solid mid-pack finish in the 1500 metre swim,...

The WHO has predicted that Irish people will be among the world’s very fattest — if not the fattest — in less than two decades unless we make a radical change to how we approach fitness, diet and physical activity.

Cork, already a force to be reckoned with sports and fitness wise both nationally and worldwide (ask Sonia O’Sullivan, Rob Heffernan and Sam Maguire...

A group of young Belfast rowers are coming to Cork to compete in a special youth race aimed at developing understanding between youth on either side of the border.

Ocean to City - An Rás Mór is Ireland's premier long–distance rowing race, and includes a two–kilometre youth circuit from Blackrock Castle to the Clarion Hotel.

Taking place on Saturday, May...

International cycling legend Stephen Roche is to lead a 1,500 crew of novice, leisure and competitive cyclists in the Stephen Roche Tour to Cure charity cycle on Saturday, May 10th.

Departing from Midelton GAA club at 8.30am and following three routes in East Cork, Waterford and south Tipperary, the cycle is being held to raise funds for a number of Cork charities.

For more...

Anna Geary, a four-time All-Star and All-Ireland winner, Captain and 12–year veteran at the age of just 27 has announced her retirement from the Cork camogie side.

The Milford woman’s announcement comes just after the Cork’s national league final loss to Galway, a match Geary was forced to sit out with a shin injury.

Having worked as an analyst with Dell, the...

Scrum-half Conor Murray has said that he is relishing the chance to go up against Ulster’s Springbok nine Ruan Pienaar when the two sides meet on Saturday, May 9th.

“It's always a great challenge to play against Ruan. I played against him for Ireland a couple of years ago and watching him up close he's an impressive operator. It's another big challenge and one that I'm...

Cork mini rugby clubs have been given the opportunity to play in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, May 23rd.

The 2015 Aviva National Mini Rugby Festival is now accepting applications from u10 rugby teams at irishrugby.ie/avivaminis, and Cork clubs have the chance of being one of the 20 teams selected by Wednesday, May 13th....

Cork triathlete Bryan Keane is hoping to build on a solid 27th placing in last month’s Gold Coast World Triathlon Series when he competes in China’s Chengdu World Cup Triathlon.

Keane currently sits inside the world’s top 50 triathletes, and goes into the Saturday, May 9th event knowing another strong performance will go some way to securing his place at Rio 2016....

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