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A South African cricket legend who calls Cork his second home has retired from international cricket. Graeme Smith (33), who captained the Proteas Test for more than a decade, and is married to Cork singer, Morgan Deane, brought an end to his 347-match International career after the third Test against Australia. The couple have two young children and spilt their time between Cape Town and...

A Cycle Against Suicide University Programme launched in Cork is to be rolled out nationwide. The scheme is part of Cycle Against Suicide, started by Irish entrepreneur Jim Breen, to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. The ethos behind the initiative is that both...

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Sports-entertainment action is coming to Cork, complete with homegrown Irish athletes. The vacant Celtic Championship Wrestling (CCW) Heavyweight Championship will be on the line on Saturday, March 8th, while there will also be tag-team and six-man tag action featuring upcoming new wrestling talent from the CCW developmental school. 

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Munster will look for a victory against Scarlets that would complete a clean sweep over the Welsh regions this season in the PRO12. Rob Penney's side secured their seventh win of the season over a Welsh side in last week's 25-11 win away to Ospreys and another win in Wales tomorrow, Saturday would complete the set. "It would be an amazing achievement," said Penney. "But it will...

Cork senior football boss Brian Cuthbert has made a raft of positional switches for the upcoming Allianz Football League game against Dublin. Following his Sigerson Cup-winning performance with UCC on Saturday night, Conor Dorman takes up the centre-back position, with the returning Eoin Cadogan at full-back. In the corners, John McLoughlin and the injured Tom Clancy (Clon) make way for Alan...

Taking up running can seem like a daunting prospect, especially for those who are out of shape or unfit. However, the idea that beginners can start to run in a controlled and gradual way has been getting more and more people off their sofas and out onto roads across Cork. RTÉ's Operation Transformation has been a driving force behind this surge in interest in the sport, and its annual...

Current Munster head coach Rob Penney (left), who will leave at the end of this season, with new head coach Anthony Foley during squad training ahead of their match against Ospreys on Sunday. Picture: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

New Munster head coach Anthony Foley said he is looking forward to "leading the next generation" of players to "future success...

Olympic champion Katie Taylor is to box in Cork in May in preparation for her unprecedented sixth successive European gold in Bucharest. The Bray native, who won the hearts of people across the country in 2012 when she secured the gold medal after a closely fought battle with Russia's Sofya Ochigava at the Olympics, will now meet Croatia’s Marija Petric and Switzerland’s Anais...

Savoy Theatre to host Zumba get-together 

Blending upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, there's a certain celebratory aspect to Zumba. Founded in 2001, the global lifestyle fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation. And now the world renowned dance fitness class is moving from the gym to a nightclub in Cork. 

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A Cork-born yachtsman is on a team aiming to be the first Arabian entry to win a prestigious round-the-world-race.

Justin Slattery has joined Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority’s (TCA Abu Dhabi) entry in the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race as bowman. The team, skippered by Britain’s double Olympic silver medalist Ian Walker, will take part...

There are eight Cork nominees in contention for this year’s prestigious Irish Sailing Association (ISA) awards. Crosshaven sailor David Kenefick has been nominated for the premier accolade of the Irish sailing community; the ISA Sailor of the Year award. The off-shore racer was named Rookie Champion of Offshore Racing during his inaugural year on the French Figaro class circuit and he...

The Allianz Hurling League opens this weekend with a repeat of last year's Munster Final. While Cork take on Limerick tomorrow, Saturday at Páirc Uí Rinn with throw-in at 7pm, the Rebels hoping to prevent the Shannonsiders from securing a similar scoreline as last year's provincial final. In July, Limerick became Munster senior hurling champions for the first time since 1996...

Basketball Ireland's Champions Trophy and League Cup finals are to take place in Neptune Stadium next month. The three-day event, running from Friday, March 21st to Sunday, March 23rd, will comprise of the Champions Trophy semi-finals and final, the Women’ Premier League final, the League Cup semi-finals and final along with the Women’s Premier League Plate final and the Women...

Munster head coach Rob Penney is to leave the province at the end of the current season. The New Zealander, who joined the Munster set-up at the start of the 2012/13 season and in his first year guided the squad to semi-final stage of the Heineken Cup, said he has to "prioritise" his family and "personal circumstances at this time". It is believed that Penney has chosen to...

A style of training made famous by the mustachioed strongmen of the 1800s has hit the modern age. Maria Tracey investigates the benefits of the somewhat orthodox approach to fitness. 

Mention the word 'strongman' and a circus performer of Herculean strength comes to mind, but there's much more to the art than pulling airplanes, flipping mammoth tyres and tossing kegs. In fact this...

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