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Cork back-row James Coughlan is one of seven Munster players named in the Irish squad for next month's Guinness Series. The uncapped Coughlan joins Munster forwards and fellow Cork men Peter O'Mahony and Stephen Archer in the squad, along with Paul O'Connell and Mike Sherry. In the backs, Keith Earls and Conor Murray represent Munster.

Coughlan was called into the senior Ireland squad...

A leading UK professor has called for the regulation, rather than the banning of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Professor of ethics Julian Savulescu, from the University of Oxford pointed out that since Ben Johnson in 1988, only 10 men have ever run under 9.8 seconds, and only two- including Usain Bolt- are currently untainted by doping. “The zero tolerance ban on doping has failed...

Six Cork basketball players will take to the court for a game which will see the best in the country take on a Welsh side. C&S UCC Demons’ Shane Coughlan, and Niall and Colin O’Reilly along with Bord Gais Neptune’s Mike McGinn, Ger Noonan and Matteusz Rudak will play in tomorrow Saturday’s game at 5pm in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght as part of...

Mary White, Angie Carry, Eric Marah, Eimear Knightly, Trish Fennelly and Michelle Browne.

Sporting and educational links between two Cork organisations are to strengthen with a partnership between the Women’s FC and Cork Institute of Technology. As part of the association with CIT, the Leeside club will be availing of the training facilities at Elite Gym with...

Still dreaming of running away to join the circus? A new fitness craze could allow you to do just that for a few hours a week. Maria Tracey packs her bag and discovers that  clowning around is part of the fun at the Circus Factory. 

If soaring through the air on a trapeze sounds like more fun than slogging away on a treadmill, the Circus Factory on Albert Quay could be the key...

Moving to London for work or study? West London RFC is appealing for new players of all abilities and nationalities to join the club. Established in 2000 after the merger of some of West London’s most well known and established rugby clubs; Old Gaytonians, Kingsburians and Roxeth Manor, West London Rugby today continues to develop and excel both on and off the field. With floodlit...

Up to one thousand people are expected to run in the dark in aid of a visually impaired adventurer next month. Cork is one of five official global locations to be holding this year’s 10km Run in the Dark on Wednesday, November 13th at 7.30pm. The Cork route will start from Grand Parade, down South Mall, onto Maylor Street, St Patrick’s Street, Academy Street, Cornmarket Street,...

With just under 10 weeks to go to Christmas, Women’s Fitness Plus has launched their new winter timetable. The schedule, with over 40 classes every week, is available just before the Christmas season to ensure that participants will feel more confident during the festive party circuit. All classes at the women’s only gym, located just off the Kinsale Road roundabout, are open to...

The referee who made the controversial call that effectively ended Munster’s Heineken Cup dreams last year is to speak in Cork in December. Welsh international rugby union referee, Nigel Owens who adjudged a forward pass by Paul O'Connell in the dying seconds of the tournament's semi-final against Clermont, is to talk at the Cork Arts Theatre on Monday, December 9th and Tuesday, December...

New Cork football boss, Brian Cuthbert is to announce his own selectors in due course. The primary school principal was named as Cork Senior Football manager for a two-year term this week after serving as a selector himself with former manager Conor Counihan last season.

Cuthbert coached the Bishopstown senior footballers to a County quarter-final last year and a semi-final this year,...

Cork’s Juliet Murphy has been named as the top sportswoman of the month for September. Murphy, who retired from club and intercounty duty in June but performed a dramatic U-turn in July to play a key role in Cork’s success in securing an eighth All-Ireland title in nine seasons, has been named The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Month’ for...

Pre-season favourites the Basketball Ireland Men’s Premier League title are to enter into the fray this weekend. C&S UCC Demons will travel to Limerick tomorrow, Saturday where they will face defending champions UL Eagles at the UL Sport Arena at 7.30pm.

Returned hero Colin O’Reilly is to take command for his first game as player coach for C&S UCC Demons. “The...

It’s a David versus Goliath battle, as UCC Students’ Union president will take on boxing Olympian Kenny Egan in Cork this November.

Organised by the UCC SU and UCC Clubs’ Executive and supported by the Savoy Theatre, Cork spectators will see Padraig ‘Podge’ Haughney from Bishopstown takes on Clondalkin native Egan. A veteran champion boxer and...

A new TRX class commences at River Edge Gym in the City Centre on Monday, November 4th, 7.30pm. Delivering a fast, effective and total body work out, whilst increasing your muscular endurance and helping to strengthen your core, TRX suspension training utilises your bodyweight to execute hundreds of firming, toning exercises. Another class begins on Wednesday, November 6th at 6pm. The six-week...

Pictured at the launch of the Great Railway Run 2013 were Conor Phelan, Phelan Pharmacies ; Brian Thoma, President, Carrigaline & District Lions Club ; Kieran Curtin and Sarah Ruddy, Carrigaline Roadrunners AC. Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy

The historic railway line that links Cork city with the lower harbour will again form the route for a charity run to raise funds...

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