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A Cork-born athlete is to hit the slopes for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi next week. Jan Rossiter, the Irish cross-country ski representative for the Games has confirmed that he will be racing the 15km Classic on Friday, February 14th at 10am Irish time. The 26-year-old, who is currently in the Russian city, outlined that making it Sochi earlier this week, "nearly became an Olympic...

League leaders Munster are looking to set up a five-week block of Rabo Pro12 games with a win against the Cardiff Blues this weekend. Head coach Rob Penney, whose side face the Welsh team at Thomand Park tomorrow, Saturday (kick-off 7.15pm), stated they will "have a real crack" at the game and get their 2014 campaign for Rabo success "on the road".

South African CJ...

Kinsale Yacht Club honoured Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM at a Reception at the Yacht Club with Honorary Membership. Pictured are Tom Roche, Vice Commodore Kinsale Yacht Club; Liz Mellet; Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM; Finbarr O’Regan, Commodore, Kinsale Yacht Club and Cllr. Tony Cierans, Mayor of Kinsale. Picture. John Allen

Honorary membership has been bestowed...

The deadline is approaching for sporting organisations looking to access a €40m fund for sports capital projects. The Sports Capital Programme is the main channel of financial support for developing sports facilities and purchasing sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations across Ireland, with registration for the fund closing at 5pm today, Friday. Applications will then close...

Jan Rossiter. Picture: Joshua Koopferstock

A Cork-born athlete is to put eight years of training to the test as he hits the slopes for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi next week. 

Jan Rossiter, the Irish Nordic ski representative for the Games, which commence Friday, February 7th in the Russian city, is one of five athletes picked for Team Ireland. Alpine...

Cork’s record-breaking weight-lifting champion is hoping to attend another world championship this summer, 30 years after from winning his first trophy in the sport. Macroom man Tony Pierce, who turns 55 in March, is set to compete in the Single Lift World Championships in Germany next June. Pierce has won 16 national and 21 world titles, five world records and has represented Ireland at...

Maria Tracey on how to stay motivated by overcoming that January slump.

While plenty of exercise rookies pledged to get healthy and lose weight as the bells chimed on New Year Eve, only a few see their resolutions through. The attitude of the staff at your local gym however could be the secret weapon in your fitness arsenal when it comes to motivation. 

"Typically a new...

As the road race and marathon season gets underway, Skechers has introduced a new generation of performance runners. Skechers GOrun 3 and Skechers GOrun Ride 3 are technology-driven athletic footwear for both men and women. Skechers GOrun 3 has been designed for speed while fostering a barefoot running experience, while Skechers GOrun Ride 3 are enhanced Resalyte cushioning in the midsole and...

Hundreds of locals from the Dublin Hill and Ballyvolane areas are donning their running gear to take part in a twice weekly fitness club organised by locals. The Wibbly Wobbly Wonders Adults Walking, Jogging, & Running Club is the brainchild of Karen Hickey; qualified gym instructor, John Murphy and keen sportsman Brendan Dowling.

The voluntary group is aided by mentors James O...

Cycling is booming in Cork, with more and more people pedalling on Cork roads. Maria Tracey gets in the saddle to discover the appeal of the sport…

Cycling was never high on my agenda. Having in recent years been on a crusade to promote the virtues of running, the idea of a two-wheeled machine helping me get from A-to-B simply never appealed to me. However, taking part in a...

Munster lock Paul O'Connell is relishing the Thomond Park clash with Toulouse in the quarter-final of the Heineken Cup this April. However, the rugby legend said he's adamant that the team will not be complacent in the home game. O'Connell, who along with Keith Earls has signed a new two-year contract with the IRFU to see them remain at the province, stated he is seeking a hat-trick of...

David Wallace and Daniella Moyles at the launch of the new website Aviva Advantages. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

Rugby fever is well underway across the country, as nearly half of rugby enthusiasts would clean the house every week for a month to score VIP Aviva tickets. In a recent poll commissioned by Aviva Ireland, 23% of people said they would climb Croagh Patrick...

Cyclists Sean Buckley and James Colbert with models Roz Purcell and Holly Carpenter who are encouraging the public to register for Endurance Challenge 2068km. Picture: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Two east Cork men are to undertake Ireland’s biggest ever triathlon challenge this August. Endurance Challenge 2068km was started by Midleton natives Seán...

Juliet Murphy gets Caitriona Twomey, Cork Penny Dinners and Aaron Mansworth General Manager into shape for the Cork International Airport Hotel Desk to 5K Charity Run. Picture: Gerard McCarthy

Fitness has taken off at Cork Airport with the launch of a 'Desk to 5k' charity run. The Cork International Airport Hotel, in association with Juliet Murphy Fitness and the...

Cork hurling greats, Seán Óg O’hAlpín and John Gardiner, getting in some training ahead of the Fort2Fort Charity Cycle in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation and the Local Lions Clubs. Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy

It's a win-win situation when it comes to charity sporting events, as along with raising money for a worthy cause, there's the...

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