Sport

Cyclists are to saddle up for the Eamonn Mac Memorial Cycle in aid of Cork Cancer Research Centre later this month. The cycle will take place in West Cork on Saturday, September 21st at 10.30am with options of a 100km or 200km route (one-way or return). The course, which starts in Dunmanway, takes in Ballineen, Enniskeane, Bandon, Innishannon, The Viaduct Inn, Cork City, Watergrasshill,...

Cork will be represented at this weekend’s All-Ireland Camogie Final by Castlelyons Camogie Club. The Under 10s side of the North Cork club will play half-time of the Junior All Ireland Camogie Final this Sunday in Croke Park as part of the Liberty Insurance Camogie Finals Mini-Games. The other teams involved include Treaty Gaels, Limerick; St Patricks Keady Camogie Club, Armagh and...

Golfers are set to tee off for the Ballincollig Business Association (BBA) annual golf classic at the Lee Valley Golf & Country Club next Thursday, September 19th.

The money raised from all of the golf classics organised by BBA has gone in the past to the installation of the festival lights within the town, their maintenance and also planned growth over the next number of years....

For Cork, it’s hoped this weekend epic clash against Clare will follow the same vein as the Munster senior hurling semi-final in June. On that occasion, Jimmy Barry’s Murphy side took the honours with a 0-23 to 01-15 victory over the Banner County, a scoreline that is hoped to be replicated at Croke Park on Sunday, this time for the All-Ireland hurling final.

If so, it means...

Capacity for rugby legend Ronan O’Gara’s testimonial dinner in Cork Hall next month has been increased, with two rooms now to be used. The decision to use the Millennium Hall, adjacent to the main hall for the night of Thursday, October 24th, brings the number of seats from 600 up to 840. 

“The demand for tickets underlines the remarkably high esteem in which...

Munster will kick off their RaboDirect PRO12 campaign this Saturday in Musgrave Park. Rob Penney’s side won just two of their four home games played at Musgrave Park last season and will be looking to improve on the home tally this year by getting off to a positive start on Saturday at 7.15pm. 

Penney outlined that he is looking to improve on last year’s position in the...

Carlton Cuff (13), UCC Demons, in action against Mateusz Rudak (24), Bord Gais Neptune during the 2012/13 basketball season.

Cork basketball sides Bord Gais Neptune and the newly named, C&S UCC Demons will be competing in a re-invigorated Irish basketball league this year. Formerly known as the SuperLeague, the Basketball Ireland Premier League is now expanding from...

Yoga Republic's invigorating workouts take place in the great outdoors. Maria Tracey grabs her yoga mat, and finds out why fresh air is key to this fresh approach... 

It’s a concept that's been popular in sunny hot spots like LA and Sydney for years. But now local yogi Sackies Skalkos has brought outdoor yoga to Cork, with his studio Yoga Republic running regular free classes...

A 4km family run/walk will take place in Cobh next week. In aid of Breaking The Silence, a Cobh-based voluntary group that works with people at risk of suicide, the event will start at 1pm next Sunday, September 8th at the promenade. Afterwards there will be entertainment by Katie McGroarty, along with a bouncy castle and face painting.

There is no fundraising required for this walk,...

A run in the dark in aid of a visually impaired adventurer is to return to Leeside in November. Cork is one of five official global locations to be holding this year’s 10km running event on Wednesday, November 13th at 7.30pm. The Cork route will run from Grand Parade, down South Mall, onto Maylor Street, St Patrick’s Street, Academy Street, Cornmarket Street, Kyle Street before...

Despite kicking off the new season with a defeat, the new young Cork Women’s FC team are learning from past mistakes and concentrating on the future. The team travelled to Celtic Park last weekend for their opening game against Castlebar Celtic with just 12 players, two of whom were goalkeepers, and suffered a 2-1 defeat. However, the Cork side were missing players like Lynsey McKey and...

Both Cork Athletic and Hibernians are featured in a shortlist for the most historic cup competition. The 1972 final between Hibernians and Waterford, where Miah Dennehy became the first player to score a hat trick in an FAI Cup final in at 3-0 win, is one of 10 games up for public vote with the winner receiving the honour of being the greatest ever FAI Cup final. Hibernians’ magical...

Two Muay Thai kickboxers with more than 70 knock-outs between them will square off in a Cork ring this October. Channel 7 Stadium Muaythai Champion and MTAA World Muaythai Champion Rungravee Sasiprapa is to compete against Thai fighter Pornsanae Sitmonchai at a Siam Warriors’ event on Saturday, October 12th at Neptune Stadium. Both men are known for their brutal, aggressive and confident...

Andrew Fisher, Hugh Freund and Brad Johnson (top) of the US Sailing team in Kinsale for the IFDS World Championships. Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Over 120 competitors will take part in the world championships in disabled sailing in west Cork next week, the first Paralympic event for the sport since the London 2012 Games. Eighteen nations will compete in the...

As the political controversy over organ donation and transplantation rumbles on in the Oireachtas, a Cork man has shown just how much of a difference organ donation can make in someone's life by winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the British Transplant Games, which took place in Yorkshire.

Mike Keohane, from Rosscarbery, racked up the medal wins in the 30-39 age category. ...

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