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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… 

New Year weight loss is a hot topic...

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...

Defender Danny Murphy has signed back with Cork City FC for the coming season. Murphy, who made 30 league appearances for the club last season, said that incoming city boss John Caulfield has signed "some quality players" and next season will be an "opportunity for everyone to show their worth and show how much they want to play for the club".

“I want to be...

Sixteen semi-finals will take place on Cork courts next month for the Basketball Ireland National Cups. Running from Friday, January 10th to Sunday, January 12th, the opening night's games will see C&S UCC Demons take on Killester at 7pm followed by Bord Gáis Neptune against Dublin Inter at 9pm, both at Neptune Stadium in the Men’s National Cup. On Saturday, January 11th, for...

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A Cobh woman is to take on 12 marathons over the next 12 days, whilst also slotting her daughter's christening into the Guinness World Record attempt. From today, Friday, Dr Jo Fearon will tackle the mammoth task in aid of the neonatal ward at Cork University Maternity Hospital, taking to the treadmill at Maher Sports on Oliver Plunkett...

Bord Gáis Neptune have booked their place in the semi-finals of the biggest event on the Basketball Ireland calendar. The Cork side will be included in the draw for the Men’s National Cup, taking place tomorrow, Saturday, after they were victorious against DCU Saints last weekend with a scoreline of 95-87. 

Basketball Ireland has now secured additional coverage for the...

Munster's Conor Murray has been ruled out of the remainder of the Heineken Cup pool stages. However the scrum-half, who had been linked with a move to France, has confirmed his commitment to remain at Thomond Park for a further two seasons.

"I am thrilled to sign a new IRFU contract and to continue playing my rugby with Munster," said Murray. "In 2013 I learned a lot as a...

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