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A group of over 40 physiotherapy volunteers provided post-race massage and cool down exercises at the finish line of the Flora Womens Mini Marathon last Monday.  Over 40,000 participants took part in the race. Pictured are the Cork based Chartered Physiotherapists Clara Catlice, Inishannon, left, and Fiona Curtin, Model Farm Road. Picture: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE ...

A women's fitness centre is taking on the challenge of cycling the distance from Cork to Sydney on spinning bikes in 24 hours. To support the Children's Unit of the Cork University Hospital, Women's Fitness Plus at the Kinsale Road Roundabout are using 35 spinning bikes to cycle 17,000km on Friday, June 13th. The gym is looking for participants, aiming to have someone on every bike, every hour...

Thousands are set to gather at the start line for the annual Cork City Marathon this June Bank Holiday weekend, taking on their own personal running challenges whether a full, half or relay marathon. Making life simpler of those gearing up for the task - because we understand their pain - The Cork News has put together a comprehensive report on all course details and information for those...

Team Montenotte Hotel Cork team captain Gráinne Dwyer hugs Paul Kelleher after their league win. Gráinne was also named Women’s Premier League Player of the Year. Picture: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Double title winners Team Montenotte Hotel have secured a plethora of awards at the 2014 Basketball Ireland End of Season Awards Ceremony. The...

Munster back-row James Coughlan has confirmed that he will leave the province at the end of June to move abroad. The Cork man is currently contracted to the province until June 2015, but Munster Rugby have accepted his request for an early release from his contract. This means that after playing 139 times for Munster and scoring 13 tries, Coughlan's final game for the province was against...

Anthony Nash and Patrick Horgan are expected to head up a community hurling event at Páirc Uí Rinn ahead of their quarter-final replay. The duo is lined-up for the Centra-hosted event on Saturday, June 7th at 10am, which brings together the brightest stars of hurling-for-fun community events at GAA clubs around the country. The replay of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship...

A world-class international field is being assembled for the hammer at the forthcoming Cork City Sports. Spanish champion and record holder Javier Cienfuegos is the latest addition to the field together with the new British sensation Nick Miller, who is dominating the hammer throwing scene on the US college circuit this year. Miller has already thrown 74.38m and will be aiming for...

More than seventy locals from the Dublin Hill and Ballyvolane areas will be hitting the roads for the Cork City Marathon next week, representing a recently formed club that is making waves on the Cork's running scene. The Wibbly Wobbly Wonders Club, the brainchild of Karen Hickey; qualified gym instructor, John Murphy; and keen sportsman Brendan Dowling, is sending 71 runners out on Monday,...

Cork's hurlers will be looking to secure victory this weekend, bringing them one step closer to ending their eight year drought in the Munster championship. Jimmy Barry Murphy's side play Waterford in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final this Sunday, May 25th, at 4pm in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Although Cork has 51 Munster Senior Hurling titles, the last time the...

Cork Con coach Brian Walsh is joining former Ireland rugby international Jerry Flannery as backroom staff at Munster Rugby. Next season will see a full provincial coaching panel in place with the former Munster centre Walsh joining the province as assistant coach with responsibility for attack and backs, while skills coach Ian Costello has been promoted to assistant coach with responsibility...

An inaugural golf classic is to be held by an Irish primary school in Glanmire next week. On Friday, May 30th, Gaelscoil Uí Drisceóil will host the sporting event at Cork Golf Club in Little Island in aid of the school’s new computer room. A round for a team of three, including dinner in the Club House, costs €200 and further information on tee times and sponsorship is...

People who take part in outdoor pursuits are being urged to protect themselves against Lyme disease, which is spread by tick bites. The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) warned that Lyme disease can, in a minority of cases, cause severe debilitating heart and nervous system disease. 

HPSC specialist in public health medicine, Dr Paul McKeown outlined that as people...

There has been a significant change to the first two miles of the half marathon course for next week. The new start will be on Victoria Road, near Kennedy Park, at 10.45am and will take runners onto Victoria Road roundabout, Albert Road, back to Victoria Road roundabout again, Monaghan Road, Atlantic Pond and onto the Marina from where the course will proceed the same as in previous years. The...

Raved about by celebrities and endorsed by sport stars across the globe, Pilates has become a staple workout for many due to its wide-ranging benefits. Maria Tracey rolls out her mat and hops onto the reformer to discover the perks. 

Are you a Pilates virgin? If so then you might associate it with impossible poses and smug celebrities. However, if you thought their toned tums and...

Leinster rugby player, Jordi Murphy and Irish junior athlete in athletics, Sarah Lavin with the winners from Oakland Community College, Offaly, Tommy O’Donovan Odhrain Cully and Lauren Keenan. Picture: Robbie Reynolds.

Cork has been named as the fourth fittest county in Ireland. Devised by Professor Niall Moyna from the Centre of Preventive Medicine in Dublin City...

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