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More accustomed to diving in the warmer seas of Thailand and Fiji, Maria Tracey dips her toe in the slightly colder Irish water to find out more about this relatively unknown sport in Cork.

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Pictured at the launch of the 2014 Cork City Marathon are Cian Mac Phartalainn, Naval Service, Trevor Murphy, Airport Fire and Rescue Service, Sonya O’Sullivan, Army (retired), Alex O’Shea, Cork City Fire Service, Patrick Roche, Naval Service, Finbarr O’Dwyer, Prison Service and Brian Cotter, Prison Service. Picture: Clare Keogh 

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The GAA and Health Service Executive South have joined forces for the first ever sport and healthcare partnership to help combat stress in the community.

Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch launched the joint initiative in conjunction with the GAA Healthy Club Project at Páirc Uí Rinn this week, with Midleton and St Finbarr's Togher GAA clubs set to run stress control...

A new fit challenge is to start in Kinsale to get people fit, moving and socialising throughout the winter. Starting this Monday, January 13th, the free FitCamps will see participants complete a fitness assessment, which includes a timed one-mile walk or run. 

The idea behind the event by Debbie Allen is that participants will have a starting point and something to measure their...

Two Cork sporting stars have been recognised at the Sportswoman Of The Year awards. Midfielder Juliet Murphy (above), who came out of retirement to inspire her team to the All-Ireland title this year, was recognised at a gala award ceremony at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, where she received her trophy as joint Sportswoman of the Month for September. 

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-City manager praises squad ahead of new season

Intense training and friendly fixtures are earmarked for Cork City FC in the coming weeks. With the squad returning to pre-season training this week, Cork City manager John Caulfield outlined that January is to be "intense”, with a full training schedule and planned friendly fixtures pending FAI permission. 

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Cork clubs and sports groups are being encouraged to apply for a new grants programme. 

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central Micheál Martin stated the €40m announced for the 2014 Sports Capital Programme will be of "huge benefit to communities across the country". "I know there are many group and clubs in Cork that are in need of funding for...

How to ring in healthy changes... and stick to them

As 2014 begins in earnest, a third of New Year resolvers are said to have vowed to lose weight and get fit in the 12 months ahead. However, making resolutions often goes hand-in-hand with breaking them, Maria Tracey finds whether it is possible to keep your 2014 fitness promise… 

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As the festivities fade, RaboDirect PRO12 rugby returns once more with the first of the Irish derbies tonight, Friday. Ulster welcomes table topping Munster to a packed Ravenhill Stadium at 7.05pm for what is set to be an epic encounter. Ulster has a formidable reputation at home and need this victory to try and reclaim their place in the top four, whilst Munster have lost only one game so far...

UCC Demons remain "focused on their goals" as they head into the semi-finals of the Men's National Cup next week. Ahead of the crucial match against Killester on Friday, January 10th, C&S UCC Demons' Adrian O'Sullivan stated that the first half of the 2013/14 season has "been a very intense and exciting time" for him "as an individual and also as a team"....

Cork City FC manager John Caulfield has said he couldn’t have wished for a better opening game. As the Turner's Cross side open their season with a home fixture against champions St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday, March 7th (7.45pm), Caulfield stated it's an “incredible start to the season.” "Being a home game it's going to be absolutely massive," he said...

As Operation Transformation returns for another series next week, the fourth national walk in conjunction with the programme gets underway. On Saturday, January 18th at Cork Institute of Technology, Cork Sports Partnership and the Health Service Executive South Health Promotion Dept in association with the Irish Sports Council, will hold the walk. The event takes place at 11am sharp and is...

Christmas overindulgence may seem unavoidable, but as Maria Tracey discovers, it is possible to have your Christmas cake and eat it…

'Tis the season to overindulge, and with champagne, chocolate and mince pies on the menu, it’s no surprise that most of us pack on a few pounds over Christmas. Establishing a few ground rules however could help you keep trim over the festive...

The inaugural 10km Samsung Night Run Cork will be held in April next year. Following on from the successful Dublin at Night events over the past two years, the Cork run is expected to see thousands of runners take to the streets of the rebel city on Sunday, April 27th at 9pm. The expected route for the race will start on St Patrick’s Street, taking in Washington St, Western Road, College...

Rob Heffernan's 50km gold medal at the Athletics World Championships in Moscow has secured him Ireland's greatest sporting achievement of 2013. In August the Togher man became Ireland's third ever World Athletics Championships' gold medal winner, joining Cobh’s Sonia O'Sullivan in 1995 and Eamonn Coghlan, who took gold in the 5,000m in Helsinki in1983. 

This week Heffernan...

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