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Cork City Marathon is challenging 16 to 18 year old youths to sign up for one of Ireland's largest and best–loved Marathons taking place on June 1st. 

The Cork City Marathon Youth Team Challenge was recently launched by Race Director Jim O'Donovan at LeisureWorld in Churchfield, as he called on all students, teachers and sports clubs to 'be proud of it' and 'be part of it'....

In attendance to launch the Tesco HomeGrown Ladies Football National League was Cork’s Doireann O’Sullivan. The first round of the league begins on February 1st and will continue at local stadia for the next few months with finals taking place in Dublin's Parnell Park in May. Supporters of Ladies Gaelic Football have been urged to get behind their county and support their team...

Cork City WFC has announced the signing of three more players into the squad for the remainder of the season. The Leesiders have added Norma Healy, Rachel Harty and Marina Pinteño Bustilles to the side. It’s perfect timing for the club as they take on UCD Waves this weekend.

Rachel Harty joins the club from Chareville AFC  and went straight into the side...

2015’s Xcessible Adapted Tag Rugby Initiative programme began in January and is proving to be a great success. The aim of the programme is to give children with disabilities access to rugby in the community. Pádraig Healy, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Cork Sports Partnership, told The Cork News, “we are delighted to deliver this initiative in...

Cork GAA legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín joined former Operation Transformation leader Deirdre O’Donovan to officially launch this year’s Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle.  

Now in its 4th year, Fort 2 Fort has firmly established itself in Cork’s cycling calendar with its 60km, a new 85km and 125km routes around Cork Harbour. ...

Chris Mintern is the subject of an exciting new sports documentary, First or Last, which is nominated for Outdoor/Adventure Film of the Year 2014. The University College Cork athlete and third-year maths student spoke to Niamh Áine Ryan about training for triathlons and his epic barefoot run with a bicycle in tow.

Chris completed his first triathlon when he was only 12 years...

Cork’s third annual Toughathlon has been launched, with its military–style obstacle courses taking place over four weekends throughout the year including March 14th and 15th; June 27th; August 29th; and October 24th and 25th.

The challenges are particularly beneficial for groups looking to strengthen teamwork. Toughathlon’s obstacles include military–style...

One match, two teams and three pointers are the essence of playing basketball. Coach and player with UCC Demons Colin O’Reilly talks to Niamh Áine Ryan about how he trains and prepares for matches.
 
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Colin’s dietary requirements revolve around training and matches. “I don’t eat breakfast as soon as I get up. I...

The under 18s boys basketball National Cup Final between Fr Mathews, Cork and St Vincent's, Dublin will take place this weekend.

It is a historic event for Fr Mathews Basketball Club, as it’s the first time one of their teams has qualified for the National Cup Final. The U18 boys, under the guidance of coach Ian Cotter, have overcome very strong and talented teams from all over...

A new soccer academy for girls between the ages of 16 and 18 will kick off at the end of the month. Cork City WFC  has anounced the launch of a formal Under 18s Academy in association with Cork Women’s and Schoolgirls Soccer League.

The academy will take place on Saturdays from 11.30am to 1.00pm at the Bishopstown Stadium on Curaheen Road. The cost is €60 per player,...

The rearranged Munster Senior Challenge Cup final between Cork Constitution and Garryowen will kick off at 4pm on Saturday, January 24th. Irish Independent Park (formally Musgrave Park) will host the clash as two of the province's oldest clubs face off in a repeat of last season's final.

It could be history in the making for the Temple Hill...

Cork City FC have returned to pre–season training as they prepare for their first fixture against PSC Soccer Academy. John Caulfield’s side is gearing up to take on the elite touring team from the United States at O’Shea Park in Blarney.

Cork City FC will then travel to Athlone to play three fixtures over two days. On January 30th, ...

Cork will be well represented next weekend at the Basketball Ireland National Cup Finals as five teams from Cork have reached the finals at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

It all begins at 11am on January 24th, when Glanmire BC take on DCU in the U18s decider. The ladies of Cork continue to make the Rebel County proud as Team Montenotte Hotel...

A challenging three–part sprint duathlon will take place at Fota Island Resort next month. The event, to be held on Saturday, February 28th, will see athletes take on a 4.8km run at Fota Island Resort, followed by an 18km cycle out towards Cobh and looping back around before a second 4.8km run.

This year’s Fota Island Challenge Series Sprint Duathlon is part...

The new year means an entirely new gym for The Health Club at the Blarney Hotel Golf and Spa Resort. Facilities now include 34 pieces of state–of–the–art equipment, including treadmills, cross trainers, steppers, two types of exercise bikes, spin bikes and rowing machines. In addition to the cardio machines, a new and spacious free weights area, cable...

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