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Munster will face one of the top rugby 7s sides in the world, Fijian outfit Daveta, at Thomond Park next month. Munster Rugby are creating a 7s team for the Limerick World Club 7s under the stewardship of former Munster and Ireland 7s player Colm McMahon, and the side has been drawn in Pool C against Daveta in the last match of day one at Thomond Park on Saturday, August 9th. The draw for Pool...

Four young Cork athletes are to compete in the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Italy next month. Twenty-two-year-old Denise Walsh will compete in U23 scull, having finished sixth in the same event last year. Walsh, a final year student of economics and geography at University College Cork and a Skibbereen Rowing Club rower, has been competing more recently in a newly formed lightweight...

Cork City FC's star performer has agreed an extension of his contract with the club. Mark O’Sullivan, who is the club’s second-highest goalscorer this season, has confirmed that he has extended his stay at the club until the end of the 2015 season. “I’m very happy to have agreed a new contract. This season has been going very well for me, I’m enjoying my football...

Cork faces Kerry in the Munster football finals this weekend. The Rebels will play the Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday, July 6th at 2pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh while the minors will face-off beforehand at 12 noon.

Cork senior football boss Brian Cuthbert and his selectors have made three changes in personnel and a number of positional switches ahead of...

Munster Rugby has appointed Bam Group Ireland for the €3.2m redevelopment of Musgrave Park. The project, which will be completed by the end of this year, involves the removal of the existing temporary West Stand and the construction of a new stand in its location. The new stand will be 100 metres long with a capacity of 3,500, increasing the overall match capacity of the stadium to 9,500...

Passage AFC is the latest Irish soccer club — and the first in Cork — to join the Glasgow Celtic Soccer Academy International Club Partnership Programme.

The programme provides a number of benefits to associated clubs, which include access to Celtic’s coaching curriculum, opportunities for the team to visit Celtic’s home ground at Celtic Park, visits from Celtic...

This August sees the Hardman event take place in Killarney as athletes navigate their way across 226km of rugged landscape with a combination of swimming, cycling and running.

The average time to complete an event is 12 hours and 30 minutes, making this one of the most physically demanding endurance events anywhere in the world. Athletes train for up to six months to run a marathon, but...

Men In Black is a new documentary which explores a a relatively little-known but crucial aspect of team sports - refereeing.

The series follows four referees across their respective sports, offering a rare insight into what it’s really like to preside over a high-stakes game and giving viewers a no-holds-barred glimpse into how referees operate and what it is exactly that...

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale

Most of us suffer from back or shoulder pain from time to time, but for chronic sufferers the pain can become debilitating.

‘Spotlight on back and shoulders: easing tension, building strength’ is a workshop organised by Jaconel Janssen of Pilates People Cork. Jaconel, who has been teaching Pilates classes in Cork since 2007, is holding the workshop this Saturday, June 28t,...

A hectic work schedule and busy family life can make it difficult to drag yourself into the gym in the morning, or to make an evening workout a priority. However, as Maria Tracey finds out, the key is in creating a workout that works for you.

In post nine-to-five Ireland, work can start early and finish late, often leaving very little time for much else between Monday and Friday time to...

The Irish Open is in full swing at Fota Island Resort and complex traffic-control plans are in place between Midleton and Cork in order to ensure minimum disruption.

However Iarnród Éireann has reminded golfing fans that Fota Island has its own railway station, just 13 minutes from Kent Station in Cork or 10 minutes from Cobh.

“We have been planning this for...

Cork UFC fans who missed out on tickets to see Conor McGregor’s homecoming fight against Diego Brandao in Dublin in July will now have the opportunity to watch the bout on television thanks to an historic agreement between UFC and 3e.

UFC Fight Night 46, which takes place on July 19th at the O2 Arena, will be the first fight of its kind ever broadcast to a terrestrial audience in...

The third leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2014 will take place at the Serpent’s Lair on Inis Mór on June 28th and 29th.

This is the second visit to the rugged west coast of Ireland for the world’s top divers, who are looking forward to a dramatic competition.

Launching from a 27-metre platform, the pros will dive straight into the legendary...

Inactivity is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. In fact, according to the Irish Heart Foundation, over 20% of coronary heart disease and 10% of strokes are due to physical inactivity. Regular physical activity can have numerous benefits, such as reducing the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke, as well as many other diseases. All adults, including older people,...

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